tinting

Hand-colored tintype portrait of three unidentified African American women, c. 1856.

Source: Harvard Library.

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Trends/Vintage Colored Lenses (Sunglasses)

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I couldn’t find a really good, step-by-step tutorial on how to tint/color plastic lenses for cosplay. This is largely for my Steam Powered Giraffe fanmily, because I know that anyone doing a fanbot with goggles may want to make them fancy with some colored tints! Please reblog if you found this tutorial helpful! :3

This particular set of goggles is for my fiance (Harakumo on dA)’s human SPG fan character.

DISCLAIMER:

  • Read and abide by all package instructions and be very careful if you are using an X-acto or other type of blade, as they are very sharp!
  • THIS TUTORIAL IS NOT FOR CONTACT LENSES! Nothing used in and/or resulting from this tutorial should actually touch your eyes!!! D:
  • These are for costume/decoration only! You shouldn’t drive or perform any kind of serious tasks where you rely on your vision for the safety and/or well-being of others and/or property while you wear goggles that you tint using this tutorial. I (kuroikii/plutopiter) take no responsibility for any injury, death, or property damage resulting from vision-impairment caused by this tinting/coloring tutorial!!!!

(I just received word from a friend of mine that “Tamiya” transparent paints work even better for this type of application, and they work in a few minutes. I believe you have to order them online… and I think you need to air-brush it on. If I try it, I will update the tutorial :D)

leia and bb-ben - spring break wooo!!!

use caution when tanning on a planet with two suns. ben’s just the kind of kid who needs floaties on a desert planet, okay? 

//the first of a small collection of leia and bb-ben doodles i was going to give as a gift to 🌹Princess Carrie Fisher🌹 this year at Star Wars Celebration. She will always be with us and the Force is stronger now that she’s apart of it. she always liked the little doodles of her dog gary I did, I thought she would get a kick out of these too. See you on alderaan, sweet princess. I love you more with each passing moon rise.

happy spring break, and have a great star wars con, friends! lets go cosplay-brothers! close your eyes and think of Alderaan.

Black & Gold

Shatter Your Rose Tinted Glasses - A Hex?!?

I have an older brother, and as much as I love him, frankly, he’s an idiot. He has a fiancee, and I love the fact that my brother is so happy. However, I hate his fiancee. She’s two-faced, a narcissist, and uses him for his money. Like I’ve seen his bills. He takes her shopping and out to restaurants, and spends some serious money on her, money he can’t afford. Yet they don’t see each other even once a week because she’s “super busy with school” and I understand, I’m a college student myself, but whenever he asks her for help, she’s “too busy” to help him. Everytime she comes over, she acts like a guest rather than a fiancee. She doesn’t help clean any mess she’s made, she doesn’t help anyone with anything, she just comes in and acts like she’s fucking royalty, giving her opinions where it isn’t asked, telling people what to do, and frankly trying to act like my mother or ruler than an older sister. 

Now, again, I love my brother. If he’s happy, I’m happy. But I can’t just sit by and watch as he throws his life away and marries some girl who doesn’t love him for who he is. I don’t want to break them up via magick (casting a break-up spell), I couldn’t live with the guilt. But instead, I want him to see her for who she truly is, without the rose tinted glasses.

So @frankiezaltar and I came up with a sigil (because I’m obsessed with sigils) to help with the situation. 

Step 1: Draw some glasses, could be any glasses: everyday glasses, sunglasses, any kind, but make sure the lenses are big enough to write in.

Step 2: Color the glasses pink or rose, making them “rose- tinted”

Step 3: Write the names on one lens, and the other on the second lens. For example, my brother’s name would go on the first lens, either right or left, and his fiancee’s would go on the second. 

Step 4: Tear the sigil into pieces. This is to represent the “shattering” of the glasses.

Step 5: Burn the torn up pieces, because glass is made from fire, this is to undo the love that’s been formed in his mind for her. I do this step only because I know that he’ll try to use his love to blind him from reason, and try to use it as an excuse to stay with her even after seeing who she really is deep on the inside. 


I understand if this seems more like a curse than a hex, and I definitely understand how it could make others feel uncomfortable to cast it. However, this is the best solution I could come up with. My opinions are my own, spare me of your opinions if you somehow regard this as wrong or whatever. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me or @frankiezaltar if she feels up to it. Have a nice day!