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Cosplay Tutorial: How to Create Worbla Feathers

By popular request: it’s the worbla feather tutorial!!

For Tsukki’s Legend of Karasuno cosplay, I decided to go with a heavy crow motif, and what better way to do that than covering myself in feather armor?  I ended up crafting close to 100 in total between the shield, gauntlet, and pauldrons, using a few different tweaks for different armor pieces.  However all of my feathers were made in one of two ways: either by sandwiching worbla around foam for a very thick, large feather, or by stacking two pieces of worbla for a thinner but very sturdy feather that is thick enough to etch deep details into.  Read on for these two methods!

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A collection of XV century European shields with different uses and rich heraldic symbols:

  1. Early XV century. The notch at the upper left served to support the lance of a charging knight. The coat of arms is probably Austrian. On the banderoles is the defiant motto IO HARR · LAS UBER GAN (possibly, “Just wait. You’ll be beaten”). The shield comes a castle owned by the Teutonic Knights.
  2. Circa 1450, Bohemian. Shields of this type were carried by crossbowmen and other foot soldiers in central Europe during the fifteenth century,  often fitted with a prop to enable them to be freestanding. Painted in the center is a crown surmounted by three ostrich feathers, a badge of the kings of Bohemia. Below is the letter Y, possibly the monogram for Yhesus (Jesus).
  3. Circa 1450, German. The female figure at the side holds a banderole inscribed in part with a motto in German: HAB MYCH ALS ICH BIN… (Take me as I am…). The decoration, with its brilliant colors on a silver-foil ground, is remarkably well preserved because it was hidden for centuries beneath layers of later paint.
No Sooner Met

Summary: Royal AU. Princess Elizabeth of France is forced to marry the future King of England, Forsythe Jones the Third to stop a war between their between their two countries but their first meeting does not go as planned. Based on this post.

Words: 2,668

Warnings: A brief sexual situation. 

A/N: I was heavily inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. I know some people, @jandjsalmon , have been asking for this fic and I thought I’d take a shot at it. I hope some of you like it. I’ve never written anything like this so if might suck. 

This isn’t even remotely accurate historically and a few of these lines are Shakespeare’s not mine. 

I also edited myself so there are probably mistakes.

“I do not wish to marry him mother!” Princess Elizabeth of France wailed as her plump lady in waiting, Jonet, laced her into her dress. “I do not love him!”

She was the eldest daughter of Henry Cooper, the ruling King of France. To quiet rising tensions between the French and the English she was set to marry the next King of England, Forsythe Phillip George Edward Jones the Third. Elizabeth knew little of him but what she did know she didn’t like. Promiscuous, entitled, egotistical.

“That is not what this is about, Elizabeth.” Queen Alice of France, scolded as she helped pin up her daughters flowing blonde hair. “Our kingdoms are on the verge of war, children of French and English blood will stop that war.”

“I want to marry Duke Archibald! He is of noble birth, he would make a fine husband!” Tears ran down her face and Jonet blotted them with a handkerchief.

“For a Countess possibly, but not for a Princess and future Queen!” Alice roared, pulling on her daughters hair. “You will meet Prince Forsythe, you will be pleasant, you will be ladylike, you will be of the nobility you were born into. You will entertain him at the masquerade tonight, you will be married and you will provide him with heirs.”

Elizabeth stood looking at herself in the mirror. The light lavender dress fashioned for this night was beautiful and different from any dress she had ever worn. The type of ball they were having required costumes so something a little less formal would not be frowned upon. The material was lighter and allowed her to move more freely than the heavier satin dresses she was used to wearing. White lace outlined the bust, sleeves and hem. She looked beautiful, glowing even, as her mother came up behind her.

“Don’t you want me to be happy?” Elizabeth asked.

Alice sighed. “My beautiful girl, happiness is something that people like us cannot afford. We live in this luxury and our penance is to make sure we keep our people alive. This marriage will do that.” Alice accepted an ornate gold tiara from Jonet and placed it on her daughters head. “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” She planted a kiss on Elizabeth’s cheek and when her mother had left the room, the Princess began to sob.

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Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales illustrated by Felicitas Kuhn

The Brave Little Tailor, Mother Holle, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rumpelstiltskin, The Golden Bird, Little Red Riding Hood, Jorinde and Joringel, The Farmer and the Devil, The Three Feathers


British Presentation Sword, first quarter of the 19th century

Osborn & Gunby Prince of Wales sword has a slightly curved 32-¾" blade with double wide fullers and clip-point. Upper portion of blade with fire-blued finish, the left side profusely decorated with gold-inlaid images of warriors, crown, eagle, maidens and floral motifs. Right side with Poseidon, eagle, crown, centaur and floral details. Stirrup hilt with rouletted languets, twist gold-inlaid grip. Dark red transparent cabochons. Steel gold-inlaid scabbard with sculpted gold-finished mounts, the top with four vertical rows of circles with floral drape below. The central mount with poly-chromed oval containing three-feather Prince of Wales emblem with Latin motto that reads: ‘He adds honour to the Ancestral Honour’. Two rope pattern ring mounts. Reverse side of scabbard engraved with legend: Osborn / and / Gunby / Sword Cutlers / To His Majesty / & His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales / Birmingham / Pall Mall / London. Surrounded by engraved wreath. Drag with ornate gold-inlaid floral patterns, the obverse deeply engraved. Blade and scabbard with wear and losses to finish. Minor dents present.

Show us the blade, for the love of Evolution!

Behind A Mask

A/N: Only a day late, but oh well, it’s the thought that counts?? Oh well, hopefully you’ll feel the love in this @consulting-dragon-slayer! Happy belated birthday, and part two should be up soon, hopefully lol!!

Lucy had no desire of finding a suitor, and yet when a mysterious stranger steals her attention at a ball Lucy learns that some masks reveal a pleasant surprise. 

Masquerade AU

Pairing: Nalu, Fairy Tail

Word Count:  5926

Rating: M (no nsfw in this part)

Part: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four

Lucy twirled around the grand ballroom, face kept in a pleasant smile, not too large but not too small, not too fake as to offend the man whose arm she was hovering her fingers over but not too real so that it touched her honey eyes. The classical music ended, and she curtsied to the man as he bowed to her, his name in the back of her mind but not important enough to truly remember.

This wasn’t her ball after all.

Feigning faintness, Lucy scurried away from the man as quickly as polite society would allow, hollow promises of another dance tumbling from her lips before she brought up a delicate grey lace fan and covering half her face. She walked daintily but purposefully towards a group of two other girls by the refreshments, sparkling champagne glasses in each girl’s hand. Both girls had silver white hair, an ethereal reflection of pale gold shining from the hundreds of candles hung from grand crystal chandeliers and along the walls of the room. Despite it being well past sun down the large room was well lit, yet another symbol of the status held by the people in attendance.

Lucy brushed off several more requests for dances, coming to a rest beside the shorter of the two and releasing a heavy sigh. The two girls giggled as Lucy put away her fan, gracefully allowing the material to return to it’s flattened state and twirling the fan in between her fingers, satin gloves making it more difficult to control.

“My, my,” the taller girl tittered, peeking at Lucy over the top of her glass as she took a sip, “looks like our Lucy has stolen the attention of the party,”. Blue eyes fluttered heavily coated lashes at Lucy, small smile enhanced with a deep red lip gloss, the rest of her makeup simple but impecable. A black mask with purple and silver swirls covered a slim portion of her face, silver tie disappearing into her curls. Her silver hair, while longer than other girl’s, was pulled up in a large pile of ringlets, twirling strands falling around her face and at the nape of her neck, her bangs pulled back into the collection of hair on top of her head. Her dress was a deep purple, satin bodice decorated with silvery white embroidery, an ode to the tresses on her head. It fell out from her waist in a waterfall of gathered material, same plum colour constant all the way through, with only minor decorations of jewels and delicate stitching. The shoulderless dress enhanced her already noticeable curves, bust spilling a little from the tight confines of the corset. It was honestly one of her more modest outfits, but then again it wasn’t her ball either.

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anonymous asked:

Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you maybe know what wind chimes are used for and what their purpose is? I mean in magickal terms.. hope you have a lovely day )o(

Hey back! Sorry this took so long, I didn’t see it!

Wind chimes are good for multiple things within witchcraft. Including:

  • Cleansing: Open a window after cleaning your space, hang a wind chime out of the window, and let the wind and the sounds from the chime give your space fresh and clean energy.
  • Harnessing Energy: You can also use wind chimes to harness the wind’s energy when doing spells. This is particularly effective when doing weather magick or for spoonie witches who already have a very limited amount of energy to begin with.
  • Wind Chime Spells: There’s also heaps of wind chime specific spells out there! Here’s a few to get you started!

Wind Chime Spell for Home Blessing
Spell by Ellen Dugan from the book “Elements of Witchcraft”.  
Say this prayer as you hang your wind chimes outside after you have blessed them and empowered them with your intentions for home protection and good luck:
“Magickal wind chimes, now be for me a charm for good luck and prosperity. As the chimes ring out, a spell they’ll weave, all dread and negativity now must leave! By the power of the sylphs and faeries, as I do will it, so now it shall be.”

Wind Chime Spell for Bringing Good News to Your Door
From “Magical Spells For Your Home” by Ann-Marie Gallagher.  

For this spell, you will bless your Wind Chimes at your altar, calling upon Athena - Goddess of Communication and then hang them outside your front door.  

You will need three feathers, some yellow ribbon, lavender oil and a yellow candle.

Put some lavender scented essential oil in an oil burner with some water, light a yellow candle and say:
“Athena, Goddess of Communication, Empower and bless my spell to bring good news to my door,with the swiftness of a bird in flight, Good fortune to ensure.”

Using one length of ribbon, tie the first feather securely to any thread of the wind chime and say:
“Happy news, find your way to my home, begin today!”

Tie the second feather to another thread of the chime with ribbon and say:
“Bright music, sacred sound. Evil here is never found.”

Tie the third feather to another thread of the chime with ribbon and say:
“Lucky Breeze, happy din. Summon light to flow within.”

Hang your wind chime over your front door or on your front porch near the door where breeze or wind will frequently stir it to action.

Air Blessing Protection Wind Chimes
Found at Pebble’s Spiritual Cave, as well as different variations on the spell using the same prayer on a couple other websites as well.  

Find, make, or buy a new set of wind chimes. Before you hang them up, charge them and empower them with protection using the following spell. Place the chimes on your altar and see them in their still and motionless state. Wave your hand or wand over them, visualizing bright white light flowing into the chimes until they are glowing with power.  Say:

“Wind Chimes, Spell Rhymes, Spell Chimes, Wind Rhymes, Air Primes, Spell Chimes, Nine times Nine”

Hold them up in front of you and blow on them or sway them to activate the ringing and activate the spell. Hang them outside and visualize the sounds reflecting the white light around them, driving away negativity and attracting positive energy.

Hope this was useful!


Through the Dark Comes the Light III

Part I Part II

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Dis listened as she heard the children chattering in the next room though she did not pay much heed to their words. The lot of them were always up to something and it saved her from having to chase them around atop her already endless list of chores. She could even hear Kili adding his stunted words to the conversation as the other two laughed in a pair of high pitched guffaws. The trio were growing into a troublesome team but as long as they were near, she could be sure they were not that deep into mischief.

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anonymous asked:

A scenario where Revali and his hylian s/o has a kid? Like a hybrid of the two? How would that look like?

[A/N: Alright, I went overboard and this kept me up til like 3 am last night, I was thinking of this in a semi-realistic manner. It was difficult for a bit because the persona I used to pair Revali with is basically an empty slate. I adorn them in clothes if I do draw them so I don’t have specific features to write, and others can incorporate themselves in it. But I figured to write this I used the persona I nicknamed, Yeurni, for reference. I am sorry it’s a lengthy read, but it’s just how I see this hybrid happening. Considered this an AU of Flock Together. You can thank Admin Quincy for the goblin nickname above in the picture. Admin Quincy loves them regardless. ] 

When Revali and you decided that it was time to start a family the probability of having a child was extremely low. Neither you nor Revali knew how you could conceive given the difference in species and more. Thus you two sought out many shamans, healers and all turned up with nothing. You were beginning to think that perhaps adopting would suffice, but deep down you and Revali wanted to have an actual child together. At least, in hopes to see what your genes could create. However, the research was turning up empty and hard as you tried not to; you were beginning to lose hope.

It wasn’t until one day King Rhoam came to you with an offer.. He heard of your plights, and given that Revali was making his way to be Champion, he would one day want the Rito to protect his future child.  In turn for Revali’s service, King Rhoam wanted to present the two of you with a gift, and the gift was at a chance of an actual child. Even though Revali made his concerns and was highly skeptical, he eventually conceded for this last chance. King Rhoam took you to his castle and there introduced you to Marin, a kooky scientist and shaman. Marin was ecstatic with the opportunity and when her child, Purah, ran to her side, was more than happy to go the extra mile.

Marin, for a few days straight, took hair follicles, feathers, DNA, and what have you; all the while teaching her daughter science and magical properties. It was amazing to say the least as you watch Marin be a wonderful, if not weird, mother. You hope that if a child came from this you could be as good as parent as she was.

As the days went by you and Revali were talking about what your child would possibly look like. Each of you thought they would be a perfect combination of you two, and strongly hoped that there wasn’t any scorn between your hybrid of a child. However, Revali had some days where he would scare himself, and talk himself into thinking that their child would be a freak of nature. He would tell you his fears at night, and would cry at the prospect of the child possibly dying from the mix genetics. As hard as it was, you tried to stay strong for the two of you while waiting for the results.

The day finally came when a tired Marin, and her daughter, Purah, came out from their lab. Within Marin’s hand was a large soft egg encased within a sapphire orb. “We did it!” Marin, exclaimed and handed you the delicate egg. It took every ounce of strength not to burst into tears and Revali was completely overwhelmed, he had to go outside for a bit.  

Marin knelt beside you and placed her hand on your shoulder, “Now, I was able to combine you two the best of my ability, but this is also magic infused. I used particles from an ancient relic that was said to be once touched by Hylia. I do not know how this will fair, but I can guarantee you have a child in there.” She smiled sweetly while you tried to find the words to thank her, but she knew from your look alone what you wanted to say. “Congratulations.” Was all she said.

In your shared home the egg was placed on a pillow, the sapphire orb around it glowing brightly. It was hard to believe, but you and Revali were going to be parents. Excitement bubbled in your stomach and you would spend hours staring at the incubating egg. Revali would often scold you, “Darling, penetrating the egg with your stare is not going to have them hatch faster.”

“You don’t know that. Maybe they can feel it.”

He only shook his head and laughed under his breath, “Yes, instill our child with peer pressure already. I am sure that will work wonders in our favor.”


Several months had pass and your precious egg hadn’t hatch, but it certainly was enlarging. The sapphire orb around it was beginning to diminish, and it was just an indescribable feeling knowing your child would soon be born. The only issue is that neither of you had decided upon a name, and the days until your baby would hatched were closing in. Revali picked up the egg and gently caressed it all the while murmuring sweet nothings to it. You smiled from your spot at the fire, preparing dinner.

Revali was pacing around the home mindlessly telling the baby stories of his feats and, of course, how you two met. It was in the midst of his sentence when he suddenly paused and let out a sound of eureka. “Skali!” He exclaimed and you only looked at him puzzled. He whirled around and gestured to the egg, “How does Skali sound?”

You blinked in question, “What does it mean?”

“I haven’t a clue.”

“….And you want to name our child that because?”

“….It sounds nice.”

So, Skali it was for a very simplistic reason, if not a tad odd.

And the eve of morning, you and Revali noticed that the blue orb was gone. For a moment panic arose between both of you, fearing the worse had happened. However, before Revali could grabbed Skali to take them to Marin, the egg began to wiggle about. Revali made incoherent sounds in excitement and you were frantically pacing the room.

“Is it happening?!” You yelled.

“Possibly?!” He squawked.

With great anticipation you two watched Skali break through the shell. Little by little the baby exposed itself and broke free; remaining shell clung to them as the peeped. A cry clogged your throat as you gently picked your baby up. They were completely featherless, but you could tell that Skali would later developed them. Your baby girl was a sight to see with a top beak and normal bottom lip. Her skin was tough, bumpy and a deep mocha. She did not have a tail stub, and Revali figured she would not develop tail feathers. She was odd looking, but to you she was the most beautiful thing you ever laid eyes on.

The first few years was a struggle learning how to take care of a child of mix breeds, but eventually you learned what made her tick. Also, the wonderful Marin and her daughter were there to help.

Her feathers were sporadic, mostly lining her under arms and her ring finger and pinky were merged together and covered in feathers. Her facial feathers collected under her chin, and three large, powder blue feathers adorned her head. She was lanky with long arms, a small torso, and an odd mixture of human feet and bird claws.

Skali wore hoods and cloaks to cover herself, not at all comfortable with her appearance since she was the only one in existence. Although Revali and you loved her to the end of the Earth and back, you could not protect her from the prejudice you both had feared. You two did the best you could to make sure she was well loved even if the world didn’t see the beauty you saw in her.

Revali did his best to be the best father he could be for her, and taught her all she knew about archery and fighting. Her flight skills were nonexistent given her torso and wings were too small to carry her, but she had the ability to glide short distances. Skali did her best to please her father in all sorts of fighting techniques, and had become formidable with throwing knives. Her long arm were perfect in projecting small weapons.  

Skali didn’t make many friends as she was too shy and nervous around other children. However, she did find solace in King’s Rhoam’s daughter, Zelda, who was just a few years younger than her. They became close friends and spent a lot of time together. Zelda protected Skali from the other children and encouraged her. It warmed yours and Revali’s heart seeing Skali breaking out of her bubble. Zelda gave Skali the confidence she had trouble seeing in herself and you knew those two would be best friends for life.

But it was not easy for Skali growing up despite all the support she had. As she was reaching early adulthood it became abundantly clear that she could not bare children. It was hard to hear at first, but she came to understand she could still become a mother by adopting.

Which brings us to the crisis of Revali and you having a hybrid for a child. Skali struggled silently for years accepting what she is. It was also difficult understanding the limitations and issues that she would not have if she was a full-blooded species. She never wanted to trouble anyone and embarrassed by her odd speech impediment, Skali choose to not speak. It was concerning as parents, but you two did not want to force her. You had to come to your own conclusion she was fighting a war within herself, but it was hard to choose whether or not to interfere.

This would, in her teenage years when she was experiencing growth spurts, caused her to lash out.  And with her having to deal with some prejudice at the same time made her withdraw into herself. Eventually, now in currently being nineteen, she had learned to find peace within herself and to love what she is. She knows she is a product of love even though people have whispered her parents were playing Goddesses, she felt blessed to be given the opportunity to experience life.

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“Which one do you like?” Jimin asked, as you both stood in front of a tiny wall of dream catchers.

Each on was adorned with feathers, some white and others colored. There were so many on this tiny wall that it was impossible to choose.

“How did you choose yours?” You asked Jimin.

He smiled, “I didn’t. Someone gave it to me, remember?”

You recalled that he told you this already, embarrassment flushing onto your cheeks. Your memory had gotten worse over time and apparently the forgetfulness was caused by stress.

Jimin suddenly held your hand and pulled you backwards a bit so that he could step grab a dream catcher.

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Karlie Kloss ROCKED the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The 25-year-old officially retired as a Victoria's Secret Angel in February 2015 because of her busy schedule, and last walked on the VS runway in November 2014.

Back with a bang! Karlie Kloss makes a STUNNING return to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in thigh-high heels, glittering lingerie and feathered wings - three years after retiring as an Angel

* The 25-year-old officially retired as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in February 2015 because of her busy schedule
* Karlie last walked on the VS runway in November 2014, opting to take the last three years off from the show
* She modeled two outfits on this year’s catwalk, one stunning beaded ensemble with beautifully ornate wings, and one red tartan number with studded lingerie and a pair of thigh-high leather boots
* The fashion star revealed that her training regime for the New York City Marathon had helped to ensure she was in great shape for the catwalk show, which she admitted she was thrilled to be returning to  

By Charlie Lankston For
PUBLISHED:  20 November 2017

Karlie Kloss officially hung up her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings three years ago but it looks as though the model has lost none of her confidence when it comes to strutting her stuff on the catwalk in the brand’s famous Fashion Show.

The 25-year-old, who retired as an Angel back in February 2015, a few months after walking in the 2014 show, made a stunning return to the event this year, wowing the crowds in Shanghai as she made her way down the runway in two fierce ensembles.

First, Karlie stepped out on stage in a very angelic outfit comprised of a glittering ivory-colored bra-and-panties set, a beaded robe, dazzling silver and feather necklaces, thigh-high lace-up heels - and, of course, a pair of beautiful feather-embellished wings.

She’s back! Karlie Kloss has made a return to the Victoria’s Secret runway - three years after she hung up her Angel wings

Working it! The 25-year-old looked as though no time had passed since her last appearance in the brand’s famous fashion show, and she made a confident and seriously sexy appearance on the catwalk

Karlie beamed with delight as she made her way down the runway in front of the crowds - having had to perform in the show not once, but twice. The first show was recorded for the broadcast which is due to air on November 28 on CBS - while the models’ second runway walks were done in front of an audience and photographers.

But if the long day was taking a toll on her, coding fan Karlie - who actually took a step back from her commitments with the brand in order to pursue her studied at New York University - showed no signs of tiredness as she made her way down the runway.

Having rocked her first look, Karlie then returned to the runway in a second, rather more risque ensemble, modeling a red tartan outfit that was made up of a bra and matching studded panties and a floor-length red plaid robe.

The look was accessorized with a pair of very saucy thigh high leather lace-up boots.

And while she may have taken several years off from the hotly-anticipated catwalk event, she looked to be in better shape than ever - something which she says is down to her intense training regime for the New York City Marathon, which she completed earlier this month, days before flying to China.

‘I just ran the marathon and that was one of the greatest physical and mental challenges that I ever willingly signed up for, and I’m kind of addicted to it now,’ she told People. 

Stunner: Karlie modeled an amazing ensemble which featured a glittering bra-and-panties set and a floor length sheer robe

Flying high! The ensemble was accessorized with a pair of lace-up gladiator-style sandals and - of course - some beautiful wings featuring petals and feathers

Cheeky! Karlie made a funny face at fellow model Bella Hadid who showed off her butt cheeks in a thong as she turned around on the runway

You get a picture, and you get a picture! Karlie appeared totally at east as she modeled the skimpy ensemble

Getting ready to role: The model happily posed for a few more candid snaps as she waited backstage before the show’s start

'I want to do it next year and maybe run another one in between. I’ve always dreamed of doing it and it was tough, but it was a great way to train for this runway.’

She added that she thinks maintaining a healthy diet - not just in the lead-up to the show, but all year round - is also essential to looking and feeling great, explaining that because the models spend so much time 'traveling an on the road’ they have to 'treat ourselves like athletes’.

However, Karlie did admit that she was looking forward to indulging in some post-show treats, joking that she had 'heard rumors there is going to be pizza’ which she couldn’t wait to get stuck into after changing out of her stunning catwalk clothing.  

Both of Karlie’s looks were very different to the ensembles she modeled when she last appeared in the show, back in November 2014 when she walked as an official Angel.

At the time, the then-22-year-old showcased two gold-focused outfits, the first featuring a beautiful pair of metallic rose gold wings, while the other featured a jacket that looked like a pair of feathered gold wings had been draped around her shoulders.

But despite finding serious success as an official Angel, Karlie’s retirement was announced just months later in February 2015, when the lingerie giant’s senior creative director Ed Razek confirmed that she had become too busy to fulfill her commitments to the brand. 

Round two: Karlie also modeled a second look during the show, a much more festive-looking red tartan number

Don’t mess with her! The blonde beauty rocked the matching bra and studded panties, teaming them with a fierce pair of thigh-high lace-up boots

Looking good! Despite taking three years off from the show, Karlie looked like she was in sensational shape

Sharing the spotlight: At one point, Karlie posed at the end of the runway alongside fellow model Cindy Bruna

Rising up: At 6’ 2", Karlie is one of the taller models to walk in the show, and could be seen standing several inches above her co-stars Adriana Lima, Georgia Fowler, Alessandra Ambrosio and Sara Sampaio as they posed together backstage

The class of 2017! The models all gathered on the runway for a group shot to celebrate this year’s successful event

However, while Karlie, who joined the brand in 2011 as a campaign star and fashion show model, before signing on as an Angel in 2013, was officially hanging up her wings, Mr Razek suggested that the brand would always be open to her returning whenever she was ready and had the time to commit.

Karlie and I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career,’ he wrote on his Instagram account while confirming the model’s decision to retire as an Angel.

'As we talked, it became clear she would not have the time to fulfill her myriad commitments.

'Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract.

'Karlie is one of a kind, a very close friend, someone I truly admire and love. She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person. Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do.

'Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me.’

And the blonde bombshell certainly had similar feelings, telling People backstage at the show that she was thrilled to be returning to the catwalk for such a 'very, very special’ show. 

Way back when: Karlie last walked in the show back in November 2014 (pictured) when she strutted her stuff as an Angel

Older, wiser, blonder! Other than her newly-platinum blonde locks, Karlie looked near identical to her 2014 self (right)

Backstage beauty: Karlie posed for several stunning portraits while getting glammed up backstage by a team of hairstylists and make-up artists

But first…! The model even found time to record and upload some footage to her Instagram Story

Angelic! Karlie also made sure to pose for several group shots with her fellow models, including Romee Strijd, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver and Sara Sampaio

Off she goes: It was a long day for the models, who set off for the show first thing in the morning in order to start getting glammed up for the catwalk

'This is the greatest show on Earth. It’s really special to be back here with all my girls and in the famous pink robe and just getting ready for the show here in Shanghai,’ she explained, before admitting that returning to the runway felt entirely natural to her: 'It just felt like the right time. It’s like riding a bike, getting back out there and wearing the wings.

'I was in rehearsals and had my wings on and I kind of had a ‘pinch me’ moment. I never thought I’d be back out here and it was really special. Being on the Victoria’s Secret Runway makes me feel invincible.’

Karlie certainly seemed to get back into the swing of things very easily, looking totally cool, calm and collected as she joined her fellow catwalk stars backstage to get glammed up for the show.

Beaming and waving at the cameras as she left her hotel, bundled up in a faux fur leopard-pattered coat, Karlie looked delighted to be making a return to the festivities after her three-year break.

And once backstage, her mood didn’t appear to dampen in the slightest, and she was snapped posing happily for several stunning portraits while in the make-up chair, as well as jumping into some group shots with some of her fellow models.

The social media star, who boasts an impressive 6.9 million followers on Instagram, and 5.2 million fans on Twitter, made sure to keep them all updated throughout the pre-show process, snapping videos and pictures on her iPhone while the glam squad went to work on.

After the show, the model took to Twitter to celebrate her return, simply writing: 'Wow well that was fun.’

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