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[TRANS] BTS Official Fanclub A.R.M.Y 1st Term - Interview (P5)

(the interview is from 2014)
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Q: How do you relieve those stresses? 

Jungkook: I eat.
Rap Monster: I have to concentrate on something. Sometimes it’s game, sometimes it’s music. “Too Much” was a mixtape that I made putting all of my stresses in, but now come to think of it, it’s really too much just like the title. (laughs) I thought it would be cool putting my stresses into music, but seems like I was wrong. I decided it’s best not to pile up stresses.
Suga: I think my personality changed a lot. Before, I used to show my stresses out. I would show it out with something and then I’m done, but now when I’m stressed, I just flush them all out inside. Actually it’s not like I have a hobby…
Rap Monster: Photos!
Suga: Oh I like taking photos, but it doesn’t make me feel the catharsis and go “Haa~ I love it~ (in a feeling tone”.
All: (laugh and clap hands)
Suga: I said I like cameras but I don’t go “Uahh~ The lens. (admiring)” when taking photos.
Rap Monster: Lens..! 40mm! (cosplaying Suga)
All: (go wild)
Suga: I think I knew how to get less stressed even if I’m stressed now. If I think like “If I do better, the thing that makes me stressed will be gone. Let’s do better,” it won’t stress me out.
Jungkook: Honestly, I’m the type to not really think much. (looking happy)
Rap Monster: Jungkook just bounces it off. Suga-hyung lets it pass by and Jungkook bounces it off.
J-hope: Ting~ Ting~ (making sound effect)
Jungkook: When I’m stressed, I “Euaaa…” and then I’m fine.
Jimin: I still don’t know how to relieve stress. I just pile it all up or stay quiet by myself until something makes me laugh. When I’m like that, (points to Jungkook) sometimes he messes with me and makes me laugh. If I don’t laugh then I continue to stay quiet.
Rap Monster: (points to Hobi) How do you relieve stress? I’m really curious.
J-hope: Me? I’m stressed when a problem comes up, and I can only relieve stress after dealing with that problem. Other than that there’s barely anything that make me stressed.
Rap Monster: You don’t get stressed by trivial things?
J-hope: Uhm… Not really, but when I do, time is the answer. Sometimes I eat something sweet and it’ll be gone. (laughs)
Jimin: (points to V) How about you? I’m really curious how V relieve stress.
V: Me?
Suga:
Doesn’t V do the most? To relieve stress.
V: If I’m stressed, it’ll all show on my face. “I’m not in a good mood today (showing face expression)”, “I’m really stressed (showing face expression)” like this. If I talk to someone, or play games, read webtoons or play games, I would still keep that face.
J-hope: You did a lot but…
V: I tried a lot of things but I still haven’t found any solution.
Jin: I cook something and eat. (laughs)
Rap Monster: You’re still the same. Food!
Jin: But I have to talk about how I relieve stress!
J-hope: This hyung is getting stressed again. He has to go eat something. Wait (points at snacks on the table) quick, give him snacks.
All: (laugh)
Jin: Not this. I have to eat something I make. Or go sleep. Sleep helps relieving 80% of stress.
Jungkook: Really?
Jin: Yeah.
Rap Monster: Sleeping is the best.
J-hope: Everything goes away after sleeping. Jungkook: I get stressed when I sleep.
All: Why?
Jungkook: I can’t sleep.
Suga: Who would believe that.
Jungkook: It strangely takes a lot of effort for me to fall asleep on bed.
Rap Monster: I fall asleep as soon as I lay my head down.
V: Rapmon-hyung snores as soon as he lie down.
Jin: These days I have to wear headphone to sleep because of Rapmon.
Jimin: (excited) Wow! (The snoring) even drills through the headphone. It goes “baaaaakk” like this, I even feel the vibration.
Jin: He snores everyday like a routine.
Rap Monster: So that’s why my throat hurts every time I wake up. Because I snore too hard.
Jimin: I was so surprised. V left the headphone on my bed. I just thought “What the, take care of your stuffs” and put it aside, but then when I slept I realized “Oh that’s why! I need the headphone!” and put it on. But the snoring drilled through the headphone like “dadadadadadadada”!!
Suga: I don’t feel anything. Guess I got used to it.
V: Me too. Nothing.
Jin: My bed is the farthest from Rapmon but it feels like I’m right next to him. But do you know this? Rapmon is really sensitive before sleeping. If I rustle even just a little bit, he would go “Jin-hyung”…
All: (laugh)
Jin: But then he snores as soon as he sleeps.
Suga: We usually share hotel rooms when going abroad or somewhere else right? I want all of us to use one room and let him use a room by himself.
Rap Monster: (embarrassed) Why, because I snore?
J-hope: (points at Rap Monster) You go sleep with manager hyung.
Jungkook: R~ight!
Jin: Exactly!
V: True!
Jungkook: A collaboration.
All: (crack up, especially Jimin)
V: Two top figures.
Suga: It’s my first time seeing such a collaboration.
Jungkook: (showing snoring collaboration)
All: (crack up again)
J-hope: You have to try going through it.
Rap Monster: Someone recorded and let me hear it long ago.
Jimin: It’s really funny. If other people snore, he throws his pillow and bury his face into the blanket.
All: (clapping and laughing)
Jin: If others snore, he wakes them up and tells them to stop sleeping…
Jimin: (about to cry from laughing so hard)
Jungkook: (clapping like a seal)
Suga: Jimin once snored and Rapmon tapped him “Yo, stop snoring” and woke him up, but he himself snored as soon as he lied down.
All: (stomach hurting so bad that laughing is getting hard now)
J-hope: Wow~ you’re really..
Suga: You have no conscience.
Rap Monster: I… did wrong. (laughs shyly) I relieve stress by snoring!
Jimin: If Jungkook’s about to snore, he blocks his nose but you snore right after laying your head down. No not snoring, growling.
Rap Monster: I don’t… (voice getting smaller)
Jungkook: But still luckily I don’t wake up in the middle of sleeping. It’s best to fall asleep first.
Jin: Waking up in the middle of sleeping is the worst… But we only have like 3 hours to sleep, go to sleep from Rapmon first.
All: (shaking heads) Ouh~ We can’t do that!
Jimin: Let me tell you how sensitive Rapmon-hyung is, we can’t even make any noise outside the room. He goes outside and tells us to be quiet.
V: But he sings in the bathroom…
All: (laugh)
Jin: And turning on music…
Rap Monster: I don’t~ Why are you being like this~
All: (having fun teasing Rap Monster)
Suga: Going around vacuuming early in the morning…
Jin: I remember back in trainee days, he suddenly turned on the vacuum early in the morning.
Suga: I was like “Why is he being like this? What is he? When is he gonna turn off that vacuum cleaner?” and was about to go out to say something, then he turned it off. I thought that was the end but…
Jin: He suddenly went showing and singing.
All: (laugh)
Jin: I still remember it was ‘Waiting’ by Yoonha-sunbaenim.
Jimin: (wiping tears and laughing again)
V: (laughing while holding stomach)
Jungkook: (clapping)
J-hope: Really… (laughs)
Rap Monster: Oh my endorphins~
Suga: So I opened the door and shouted “Be quiet!!!!!!!!!!”.
V: It was hilarious.
Jungkook: Why don’t I remember this? Was I sleeping at that time?
Jin: You weren’t there at that time.
Suga: You were in America.
Jungkook: Oh America~
Jimin: That was freaking funny.
Rap Monster: I only snore these days.
Suga: Yeah you don’t do that anymore.
Rap Monster: These days we have a new dark horse. (points to V)
Jungkook: He sleep talks a lot.
All: (copying V)
Suga: But we all got used to it now so it’s no longer a problem.

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YALL SIT IN YOUR CHAIRS BC I’M BOUTA UNLOAD MY SHARE OF PETTY. Now I have never wanted to cosplay. I have nothing against it, it’s not my thing simply. I’ve not been big on anime. My best friends have been begging me to go to cons and cosplay for YEARS. Seriously I don’t budge. NOW I MEET THIS GUY. STARRY EYED. Tell my homies I’d cosplay for him. Put a dollar in the falling too fast jar Sienna.  AND AFTER TWO MONTHS HE GHOSTS ME FOR FOUR DAYS  EVEN WHEN I TELL HIM I’M IN THE ER (it was for my finger but still) THEN OVER THE PHONE ENDS THINGS AND TRIES TO ASK OUT MY BEST FRIEND SAYING SHE’S MORE HIS TYPE. WOW. Now I’m short…5′0 and he’s not tall either like idk 5′4 or 5′6 or something but he tells her I’m too short for him AND I’m not active enough ??? to which my golden girl goes “Homie she forces me on hikes I’m 10000% lazier than her” and his problem too is I wouldn’t ever cosplay with him for cons???? So this sweet angel of a best friend TELLS THE TRUTH LIKE “UHHHHHH ACTUALLY SHE TOLD ME SHE WOULD COSPLAY  FOR YOU AND SHE AND I ARE GONNA GO TO AX THIS YEAR” This arrogant little venus fly trap’s anus has the AUDACITY TO SAY “Just stick her in an animal costume” as if I can’t do something cool????? SO MY PETTY LEVEL IS I’M GOING TO AX THIS YEAR IN AN EXCEPTIONAL COSPLAY alsoiamsleepingwithhisbestfriendandhedoesnotknowlol

all life is strange ship prompts

Most of these prompts I’ve basically discarded or they’ve already been written, but I have many prompt ideas so here’s small little ideas for you guys (Sorry, I’m Pricefield trash so there’s a ton of those, but please send me your story so I can read them if you do use one of these ideas please because I like reading new life is strange fanfics):

Pricefield:
- “We experimented over wine-tasting sessions as kids, but now we’re adults meeting each other for the first time in five years and oh my god is that sexual tension between us?”
- “I’m terrified of men because of something that happened in the past, and Rachel and Chloe are trying to make me feel comfortable with Warren but I’m slowly realizing that it’s not Warren that my eyes have been focused on.”
- “Warren keeps asking me to the drive-in so I asked my best friend Chloe for advice, so now we’re fake dating but I think I’m really getting used to this idea.”
- “This punk girl keeps on coming to the homeless shelter at the same time each week purchasing a shit ton of water bottles, canned chili, and loaves of bread with money that comes from God-knows-where but holy shit, she’s actually royalty whose parents are trying to keep her name under wraps.”
- “I recited one of my poems at a poetry slam about my childhood best friend, turns out she was there listening to my every word and now I’m humiliated.”
- “I dared Max to kiss me, but her nose started bleeding and I can tell she’s rewinded more than once and she just told me not to pull back because apparently, that’s what’s going to happen.”
- “Max and I are at her Seattle home, and I just discovered a treehouse her Dad built for her. I’m sorry, Ryan, I’m using this opportunity alone with your daughter to try and seduce her.”


Marshfield:
- “One of the pieces you played on the violin is something I recognized, and you anonymously (even though I know it was you) slid a tape under the door of that piece on Valentines day.”
- “It started raining on our tea date, so we ran inside the cafe with our clothes dripping wet but wow, Kate, you’re so cute with your hair pulled out of the bun.”
- “Max has been taking photos for the children’s book I’m writing and one of the photos she took was of the sunset with a sweet quote on it and I think I’m blushing.”
- “We decided to skip class, and we went to the park with Alice in the middle of the day and wow, Max’s smile is so beautiful. Am I really thinking this?”
- “After Max saved me off that rooftop, all I’ve been thinking about is how much she’s supported me over the past month and a half she’s known me and according to google, I have a crush on Max.”


Chasefield:
- “I’ve been talking to this girl online and turns out, she’s just like me and I’m starting to dig her. Turns out when I meet her, she’s one of the girls I personally resent.”
- “I ended up saving your ass from getting eaten by a crocodile while we’re camping but I still hate you. Okay, so maybe that’s not the case. What’s it to you?”
- “Even though you’re trouble, you still invited me to your celebration banquet after getting one of your photos in your parents gallery and we seem to get along just fine when we genuinely talk to each other. Wait, are you flirting with me now?”
- “We accidentally hooked up in the middle of a party involving a shit ton of alcohol and now I’m trying to figure out how to approach you about it. Turns out, you were pretty sober during the party and you weren’t exactly rejecting my advances.”
- “You were holding my arms while I rewinded to try and erase the argument we just had, but turns out my rewind power doesn’t work on you, and now you’re freaking out asking me what the fuck is going on but at least we’re on good terms now, right? I’m now this God-like person to you, and now you’re scared yet intrigued by me.”

Grahamfield:
- “So maybe the drive-in didn’t help us progress in our relationship, but we definitely managed to hook up after an experiment gone wrong.”
- “We’re graduating out of Blackwell Academy, and I didn’t expect to blush furiously and freeze onstage when you blew a kiss in my direction.”
- “I’m tutoring you in chemistry since you’re not doing too great in it, turns out there’s only one type of chemistry you’re interested in.”
- “I fell asleep in your dorm room during a movie marathon of Harry Potter, and I woke up to you staring at me affectionately and I’m 95% sure I’m drooling.”
- “You convinced me to head to Comic Con with you, but you’re the only one cosplaying while I’m taking a ton of pictures of your nerdy self. I think this side of you is kind of cute.”


Chaseprice:
- “I ended up blackmailing Victoria after she pulled some shit on my best friend Max, so now she’s willing to do anything I say. And I mean anything.”
- “It’s prom night, and since Nathan hates prom, I’m stuck with the single group of people which includes Chloe in a tux and wow is it getting hot in here?”
- “Stop bothering me by coming up to my dorm room and knocking on it. Oh wait, you’re actually dropping off flowers this time?”
- “Nathan, I know this is gonna sound weird but I think the blue haired girl I keep on seeing around Blackwell putting up those Rachel Amber posters is really hot. How do I approach her?”
- “Chloe keeps on pranking me, turns out she doesn’t know how to express her feelings towards me.”


Ambrice:
- “At the lighthouse, I was thinking about ending my life when you came up behind me and started a conversation with me about something stupid, but you fucking saved my life.”
- “We nearly got busted for smoking pot in the parking lot of a restaurant, but it’s okay because we were making out the majority of the time so that’s partly why I didn’t notice.”
- “After getting really high together, both of us almost got hit by a car when we realized it was parked and now we’re making out against said car.”
- “We’re at a party together playing truth or dare and someone just dared me to kiss you but wow, that’s not going to be the first time I’m going to kiss you.”
- “Both of us end up in Los Angeles, and I’m not sure what is going on but I think you’ve been more touchy-feely this trip than throughout our entire friendship.”


Caulscott (Max/Nathan):

- “I’m starting to get obsessed with this version of you because you’re changing from snoopy nerd into this untouchable badass within this entire week.”
- “After you overheard of my situation with Mr. Jefferson on accident, you secretly called the police and arrested him and I’ve never felt so relieved and happy in my life.”
- “You visited me in the hospital and gave me a hug, and instead my heart is going out to you because you really do seem to care even though I give you so much shit in school.”
- “Max has been reluctantly taking care of me while I’ve been sick since Victoria can’t do it because she’s been out of town visiting family, but she’s been so sweet to me so I don’t mind the arrangement.”
- “I recognized Nathan at the aquarium spending the majority of the time with the whales, and there was this big cheesy smile on his face that immediately grabbed my attention. Now that I’m noticing it, this is my first time seeing Nathan smile…and it’s nice.”


Chasescott:
- “Victoria keeps telling me to find a girlfriend, but is she not getting the fact that I want to date her instead? Sheesh.”
- “Both of us don’t ever bring up about how we discussed marrying each other in middle school until we both got really high together and ended up talking about that.”
- “My Dad mistakes Victoria for my girlfriend, and when she vehemently denies, for some reason, I feel upset over it and correct her surprising Victoria and myself.”
- “We’re playing Laser Tag together one night but you kissed me out of nowhere in the middle of the game, and what the fuck is our relationship now? Are we best friends? Lovers?”
- “When she asked what my type was, I accidentally made it obvious that she was my type and now she’s giving me a funny look but it doesn’t seem to be a bad look either.”


Grahamscott (Nathan/Warren):
- “You were in the locker room getting dressed, and WOW I just noticed your six pack. Why am I thinking so much over this?”
- “You’ve changed from nerdy boy to hardass, and for some reason, that’s my type? I think I’m starting to get curious about you now.”
- “We ran into each other in a gay bar, and I’ve never seen both of us look so ashamed and embarrassed in my life.”
- “I ended up in the hospital due to a really bad car accident, and you were the first person I woke up to. Apparently you slept by my bedside and didn’t leave my side once.”
- “I’ve been talking to him on grindr, but he doesn’t know that I have a crush on him. Yet.”


Hellalujah (Kate/Chloe):
- “You came up to me on campus and invited me to your Church group. Instead of being interested in that, now I’m interested in you.”
- “Alice seemed to have gotten out again and it’s raining, but the only person whose around to help is me. You’ve been coming over everyday after school after discovering I’m sick because of that to make me soup and cheer me up whoops did I mention I’m starting to have feelings for you?”
- “You’re the type of person I want to be: Free to make any decision I want, and finally I’m given that opportunity when you and I decide to smoke weed together in private and now I’m feeling pretty good about everything and you.”
- “I’m in cultural anthropology and we’re in a heated discussion about opposites attracting, yet you’re telling me they don’t but I’m going to prove to you they do.”


Amberpricefield:
- “Chloe tried to make Max breakfast since it’s her birthday and Chloe totally fucked up and burnt all the food so now we’re eating burnt toast but it’s whatever, we love Chloe anyway.”
- “I just walked in on Chloe and Rachel hooking up which got awkward really fast, and I told them to continue and I guess I joined in.”
- “We’re roadtripping but Chloe gets lost and we end up staying the night in a cabin since we’re nearby a campsite when I confess that I’ve never been kissed and both girls end up fighting over kissing me.”
- “We’re at a Halsey concert and they’re playing our song whenever both of us realize how Max is more than ready for the mosh pit.”


Pricemarshfield:

- “We decided to go food shopping, and Chloe keeps on throwing junk food into the basket but Kate keeps on putting the junk food back in when Max isn’t looking.”
- “Both me and Max come out to Kate about our relationship when she admits that she’s always been a little bicurious herself. A joke about that quickly turns serious.”
- “I just took down Kate’s viral video by going into Victoria’s youtube account, and turns out after watching it, Kate kissed a wasted Chloe. But Kate ends up being so relieved she kisses me too? So now she’s held responsible for both of us.”
- “Max brought us to the zoo and she’s torn between me wanting to see the insect exhibit and Kate wanting to stay where she is because Kate really dislikes insects so Max decides to compensate for the entire party by coming up with an idea all of us will enjoy.”


Bonus:
Frank-N-Beans:

- “As a kid, I used to hate beans but whatever these beans are, they’ve gotten me addicted to beans and now my nickname is Frank-N-Beans.”



rusticraverdigi  asked:

With geek culture becoming more mainstream and seeing a rise in bullying other geeks within our own beloved community do you feel there is a way we can turn this tide of the rise of bullying within the geek community?

There’s always been a huge trend of nerds putting other nerds down for not being nerdy enough. Nerdy dick-waving competitions, if you will. I remember dealing with stuff like that throughout my childhood and adolescence, although I don’t remember seeing people call out that behavior until I was more or less an adult. So at least people are talking about it now. I’m not sure if this is exactly what you mean by “bullying” but this type of subtle belittling is FAR more pervasive than obvious examples of unchecked aggression.

Lately I’ve seen this idea manifest in people saying, “I hate it when people cosplay a character/series that they don’t REALLY love as much as I do.” And I get where this idea comes from. Sometimes they’re upset that other cosplayers are (presumably) lying about their interests to capitalize on what’s popular. Sometimes they’re upset that the story they connected with privately isn’t appreciated in the same way by a larger audience. Those are very human reactions, but dwelling on them and getting angry about it does not help anyone.

I think the root of this issue is that so many people base their identities in what they are a fan of. You are not the media you consume. You aren’t defined by which bands you like or what anime/games/shows you cosplay from. People get very territorial and entitled about their favorites. But ultimately, we have no ownership over the things we are a fan of. We can’t control what happens to our favorite franchises or who else enjoys them, or how. Coming to terms with that is healthy.

I don’t think this issue will ever go away, because its rooted in the same insecurities that make lots of people identify as “nerds” to begin with. And there are new nerds born every day – for everyone who “grows out of” this behavior, someone else experiences it for the first time. But continuing to talk about it and educate people is the only thing that can shift overall attitudes, even if it is a constant battle.

anonymous asked:

Is it frowned upon to cosplay really obscure characters?

Hello there!

Not at all! Cosplay choice is very personal, and you should choose cosplays that you like and that give you satisfaction.

That said, there’s pros and cons to both obscure cosplay and well-known cosplay. In obscure cosplay, you’re far less likely to be recognized in your costume, though I’ve found that if the design in eye-catching in some way, you’ll stand out at the con. You’ll also get less attention online unless it’s an older series that used to be very popular and people still remember, or unless there’s something really spectacular about the costume. However, it can be really rewarding to cosplay from a favorite series, even if it’s lesser-known, and it can be especially rewarding when you make the days of those few hardcore fans who know what the series is – you might even make new friends this way!

I tend to do a lot of fairly obscure cosplay myself. Sure, there’s a few popular series I’m into, but mostly, I like older anime and JRPGs, so it tends towards the lesser-known side. A few months back, I debuted at a tiny con a costume of an endgame form of a character from a mid-90s JRPG that never saw an American release. I literally stopped someone in his tracks with my costume because he recognized it. Even though it’s a series I love, that really made it special for me, and far more special than when I do a character from a popular series who gets recognized left and right (as fun as that can be! It can be good to alternate sometimes if you don’t want all the attention all the time or if you want more attention sometimes and less other times…nothing wrong with that!). 

I’ve also found that more obscure characters get a different type of attention – popular characters get more attention and get a lot of the fandom hype, where more obscure characters, when they get attention, tend to attract people who are interested in the character design or the construction of the costume if they don’t know the series. It’s not any better or worse, but it’s different. Obscure characters in fairly simple outfits usually only get attention from people who know the series (shoutout to the three people who recognized me when I cosplayed from Noir one time!), which can be great if you want to meet like-minded fans.

No one will look down on you for doing something obscure. Ever. And if someone does say something rude? They’re not the type of person you want to be around anyway. Cosplay should be for your sake and what you want to get out of it, and you need to decide what that is. Would you be disappointed with a lack of attention at the con? Choose something with a flashy design if you go with an obscure series. Uncomfortable with a lot of attention? Go with something simpler. Feel like it wouldn’t be worth it to you personally to do something that’s lesser known? Then choose something more popular. Feel like you have a burning desire to show your love for this series? Do what your heart desires, popularity be damned.

There’s never anything wrong with choosing a cosplay for the reasons why /you/ want to do it. You just need to decide what is most important to you, and if it doesn’t satisfy you, try something new next time. There’s no wrong way to be a fan of something, and no wrong thing to be a fan of. If you decide that you love it and want to do it, don’t let fears of being seen as lesser somehow stop you from fulfilling that.

I hope that helps you feel better! :]   

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

The Contest-Part 10

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

A/N:  My inspiration for Nikki is the one and only Red, @oriona75

Characters: Reader, Best friend Nikki (OC), Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Cliff, Emily (OC) other Supernatural cast and crew

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

Jared walked over to the bar and poured another drink, which he downed in one swallow.

“Where is this coming from, Jared?” I asked.   “It was just a song I like. Why are you reading so much into it?” I sat down on the couch and waited for an answer.

When he sat down he didn’t look at me.  “Gen is getting remarried.” He said suddenly.

“Is that what this is about?  Do you still have feelings for her?” I suddenly was afraid of his answer.

He finally looked at me.  “I’m in love with you. You are the only one I want to be with.” He said firmly. “I’m happy for Gen, but that’s it.”

“Then what are you so upset about?” I demanded. “I don’t understand!”

“Gen’s getting her second chance, and I want mine!” He said angrily.   “We wasted so much time and soon the season will be over.  I don’t want you to leave!  Don’t go back.   I want you to stay with me.”

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lifestylereferences  asked:

Do you have any plans to further your career in different types of media (e.g. youtube, podcasts, ...)? You're very charming, I'm glad to see your success!

Well, if I did branch out it would be to YouTube and Twitch, but realistically when I’m done with cosplay I’ll be going back to school to finish up my Master’s Degree and then get my PhD

How I Made Isabela’s Boots

Welcome to the second installment of the “Isabela Cosplay? How?!” series. Today I will be breaking down the BEASTS that are Isabela’s boots. I say beasts because these bad boys ate up the majority of the cosplay construction time. That’s ok though because once again I want to stress how absolutely important her boots are. Whenever I run across an Isabela cosplayer the first thing I look at are how they did the boots. I don’t think two people have ever done them the exactly same way and I think that’s really neat. They all have different buckles, the cuffs are made out of different materials, some are real leather, some are faux, and now I’m rambling. The point is don’t stress too much about getting them exact!

BEFORE I GET STARTED!! I am by know means claiming to know what I am talking about! I am completely self taught in all things sewing related, so I guarantee there is probably a much better way to do all of this. I just wanted to explain how I did mine.

Anyway I will start with the reference pictures I used most while working on the beasts.

The top images are from Tumblr user thedosianimports  who has just a ton of high res reference pictures for dragon age! I can’t stress how important these pictures were to me during the construction process.

Immediately I knew when looking at these images that the best way to go with these beasts were not to make actual boots, but make them more like a pair of spats that went over a pair of base boots.

The first thing I do when working on any cosplay is determine what type of material would work best for this project. If I had the funds and tools I would have loved to have made these boots out of actual leather. Unfortunately when buying for this cosplay I was trying to recover from an expensive semester in college. So I took a trip to the local Joanns and browsed for a while. My search took me to a giant roll of dark brown upholstery vinyl that I immediately fell in love with. It was thick enough to support itself for the most part. I’ve noticed that a lot of Isabela cosplayers have a tough time keeping their boots up. Some use garters, some use tape, and some just let them do what they want. The main goal here is to be able to just put your boots on and be able to leave them. I hope that kind of makes sense.

Once I had my base material I started working on the pattern. I just made it out of some old white sheets I had lying around. It kind of ended up looking like this:

I measured the circumference of my legs at the top of where I wanted the boots to lie, around the knee, around the largest point of my calf, and my ankles with the base boots on. I put the mock up pieces together and sort of measured how big I wanted the knee hole to be. Sorry I can’t think of a better way to explain that. Don’t forget to add the seam allowance when your cutting out your spat pieces!!! 

I started by sewing the two horizontal parts so that instead of four pieces I had two. After that I joined the pieces at the top thigh. At this point I put on the first invisible zipper. NOT THE THIGH ONE but the one going down the length of the shin. I sewed it in upside down.

I marked here where the invisible zippers were sewn in during construction.

IMPORTANT: THE THIGH ZIPPER DID NOT GO ON UNTIL MUCH LATER I WILL SPECIFY WHEN!!!!!

Once the shin zipper was on I cut out a circular piece of the vinyl and just sort of pinned it into the knee whole till I thought it looked alright. This is probably the sloppiest part of my boots and I praise anyone who does it well.

Once I sewed the knee piece in, I topstitched everything I had with a thick white upholstery thread.

At this point I sewed up the back to right behind the knee and just pinned up the back of the thigh to make sure the fit was right.

I made adjustments where I thought they were needed, seam ripped the back and started on the dreaded buckles.

For the buckles I knew I personally wanted to go a little larger than what is strictly accurate. Just a personal preference sort of thing. I ended up buying 10 of these:

I liked the antiquey look and size. I also bought 10 matching “D” rings in the correct size.

At this point I was completely stumped and actually ended up walking away from the project for a couple weeks. I HATE BELTS!!!!! Once I calmed down and de-stressed, I sat down with my materials and just started playing. I came up with a weird solution that worked really well for me.

I sewed pieces of vinyl to brown craft foam. Each belt is two pieces: the one with the “D” rings, and the one with the buckles. The buckles are not in any way important to the fit of the boots. They are just there for show.

Breaking it down specifically I cut out the craft foam, spray glued the vinyl strips to the foam, and sewed them on with the white upholstery thread. All the belts were hand sewn to the boots because my machine couldn’t handle it. This is the part that took the longest BY FAR.

Once all the belts were on I sewed up the back, FINALLY INSTALLED THE LAST ZIPPER, and started patterning out the cuff. I don’t have a picture of the cuff pattern so it kind of looked like this:

Use your imaginations I suppose. Anyways I cut out two of those for each cuff, sewed them right sides together, turned them right sides out, and top stitched with my upholstery thread.

Once those were on I just hemmed the bottoms and they were done in time for the con.

They aren’t done at this point. I still need to add the buckles and belts to the base boots. I’m going to use the same method as the belts on the spats but instead of sewing them to the boots I’m just going to glue the belts on with Barge Cement.

And that’s all folks. If there is anything I forgot to mention or anyone has any questions PLEASE ASK ME! I loooove answering questions about my cosplays. I promise you can do it little Izzies! It’s easier than it looks.  If anyone uses any of my methods to make their Isabela boots PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES! I wanna see your awesome work guys!!!!

anonymous asked:

Hey ladies! You've been costuming for a long while, so I thought I could ask you. I'm really scrawny and dark, but I wanted to cosplay as Rose Quartz from SU. I'm worried about getting hate from the community though. What are your thoughts on this?

I’ve talked about this in the past, but the gist of it is: if people only ever cosplayed characters that looked plausibly like them, most people would probably never cosplay. As such, you should cosplay anyone you want.

That said, the SU fandom can be very contentious about cosplay (and, like, everything), and I thought I’d say something about her in particular, as this is very similar to discussion that used to exist for Korra from TLOK, and many other examples over the years before them. 

Look: there’s lots and lots and lots of reasons why Rose might be important to fat cosplayers, and chubby cosplayers, and however-they-identify cosplayers. Characters with Rose’s body type don’t come along often. I can completely and totally get why she matters to cosplayers who don’t find themselves represented very often, and it is a very special feeling when you find that character you totally love, that costume you feel at home in, and so on. I get it, I do. 

But you know what? Like any other character, Rose is not a finite resource. 

She is not a single casting where only one person gets to cosplay her, like how only one person would get to play her in a movie or something. Literally everyone can be Rose, all at the same time. You could have a convention of ten thousand people where every single one of them could be Rose and the world could still handle seven billion something more Roses. You could go back in time and show Rose to the ancient peoples and they could all cosplay her too. Everyone who has ever breathed on this earth could cosplay Rose, and it would still be stupid for anyone to stake a claim on her. Nobody in the world has the authority to tell anyone else they can’t put on those huge pink curls and that cupcake beachy-ballgown. Nobody. Not even Turner Broadcasting, or Cartoon Network.

And you know what else? Rose does not magically become less of a giant woman (ha ha ha ha see what I did there) when scrawny girls cosplay her. She’s pretty much always going to look like however she looks like in canon. You aren’t infringing on anything. Anyone who “hates” on you (which is probably not going to happen anyway) need only turn their eyes back to canon if they want to see Rose as-is. They don’t like it? Tough luck for them, I guess. Feel free to point out that they aren’t a perfect duplicate of their character’s body type, either, yet they still decided to cosplay. Maybe they could take that into consideration next time they decide to be the authority of who can do what in this hobby, huh?

So anyway. No matter who you are or how you identify or what you look like, you cosplaying Rose doesn’t take away from anyone else’s chance to be Rose. Sometimes fandom is ugly, but that’s on them, not you; you do whatever you feel comfortable with.

- Jenn

anonymous asked:

Do u think Mabel and Candy would be a cute ship?

Yes! I’m all for any kind of Candy Chiu love tbh that girl deserves more than what meager attention the fandom ever gave her. 

Highkey they would be the eccentric teen couple of the century like. All they do is wear weird clothes and make secret languages and make monstery protest noises when they smooch one another’s cheeks. They go to out-there art fairs and open mics, and mabel draws abstract art pieces and they’re all named after different types of candy, and Candy takes candids of Mabel when she’s not looking and they definitely definitely run a cosplay instagram together.   

   so i really want to make a shout out to @eternalbunni, @liifegambler, @shootfrombehind, @guylinr, @thalxssas for all your words on my body positivity post. It truly means a lot. As someone who cosplays & WANTS to be an actor, it’s so hard to be positive about your body when all you see are certain body types ALWAYS represented & not others. Sometimes it makes me discouraged thinking WELL I GUESS IF I DON’T LOOK SKINNY ENOUGH I’LL NEVER BE HIRED, but i want to break that & promote healthy bodies. so thank you for all your words, guys! If I missed anyone, I apologize but thank you all the same <3

I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH THE WORLD!

When you type “Captain America costume” into google images 98% of the results are men.

But when you type in “sexy Captain America costume” it’s 99% women (1% Chris Evans).

WHY YOU SO AFRAID OF BEING SEXY, MEN?? 


Particularly horrifying on the 5th line:

No men in sight yet, but a 7 year-old is fine! (The outfit is darling, but I’m horrified that it’s anywhere near this search.)

All I wanted was absurd looking sexy captain america outfits with abs. :( how about some equality in our sexualization??

Shout out to Scott Herman as the ONLY man to surface in this search.

BRAVO, GOOD SIR.

anonymous asked:

I'm afab and I'm okay with she/her pronouns/my birth name and don't have body dysphoria I just feel like I have no connection to being a girl it feels like a distant concept I like doing fem things and dressing fem but recently I cut all my hair off and got a binder felt super confident like I do when I cosplay men. I also like they/them pronouns better. Idk what to lable myself as. Dose this sound like anything or am I just faking it?

hey there!!

sounds like u might be a nanogirl or femme aligned nonbinary like lunarian!! if u feel more confident with shorter hair, binding n they/them pronouns, it definitely seems like ur some type of nonbinary!!

there r a bunch of terms out there so have a look on the gender wiki n other nonbinary blogs n see if u find one that feels right!!

hope this helps

 - mod daria

One day I promise I will put my natural hair to good use and make this an actual cosplay

anonymous asked:

I genuinely don't understand. How is genderbent cosplay or crossplay transphobic? Please help me understand.

That is an excellent question, and I will do my best to explain my opinion on the matter.  I’m guessing your question was prompted by this post, which I read as being in reference to fanfiction and not cosplay.  Thus, I’m going to address both subjects.

Before I even get started here, however, I want it to be understood that I do not believe that cosplayers or authors who choose to “genderbend” characters are transphobic.  Now that we’ve settled that, let’s define a few things:

  • Crossplay is dressing up as a character of a different sex than one’s own.  Crossplaying does not have an agenda and does not say anything beyond, “Neither the sex nor gender of the performer has bearing on whether or not they should wear the costume.”  It’s simply a character being performed.  It’s an accepted theatrical practice.  People have been crossplaying for centuries.  Granted, that tradition started because women weren’t allowed on stage, but that’s another essay in and of itself.
  • Genderbending is a nicer way of saying genderfucking and is based in gender performativity, which is essentially the idea of gender, itself, as a performance.  An individual who is genderbending, then, is one who is dressing in such a way as to fuck with society’s notion of what is inherently feminine and/or masculine.
  • Drag, while umbrellaed under the concept of gender performativity, skirts the line between crossplay and genderbending–a drag queen or king is playing a theatrical character whose sex differs from their own while still throwing a big ol’ “fuck you” to the concept of a gender binary by exaggerating features society defines as either “masculine” or “feminine”.  I do love it when a plan comes together.

So what’s the problem with what fandom calls “genderbent” cosplay or “genderbent” fiction?

The problem is that the terminology is abso-fucking-lutely incorrect.

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anonymous asked:

I gotta ask some questions just to figure out who you are. What is your favorite color, your favorite Disney princess, your favorite beverage, and type of date

Color: Red. Always. But it has to be like…that fire hydrant shade of red except when it’s a yellow or orange fire hydrant eff that noise

Disney Princess: RAPUNZEL. She’s really relatable for me and I still want to cosplay her (I have the pattern I really should)

Beverage: I always talk about coffee so this one is obvious but I gotta specify and say I really like iced macchiatos because I’m an awful person

Type of date: Anywhere with the bae! I love planetariums though.

How I Made Isabela’s Jewelry

This is the first installment of my “Isabela Cosplay? How?!” series. I’m going to be breaking down the cosplay in the order of how I made it and this is sort of strategic on my part because in my opinion the two things that really set an Isabela cosplay apart from the others are the boots and the jewelry. I’m not trying to downplay all the other pieces it’s just these are the ones I personally took the most time to get right.

Let’s get this party started with the pictures I referred to most!

I got them from the Tumblr user thedosianimports who has just a ton of high res reference pictures for dragon age! I can’t stress how important these pictures were to me.

The first thing I do when working on any cosplay is determine what type of material would work best for this project. I originally intended on making all of this out of worbla, but due to the fact that it was Christmas time when I made this I was short on money. I ended up just using craft foam on these and I’m really glad I did.

The circles were the first part I worked on (earrings and chest piece). I started with a pattern out of paper and just kept trimming the circles down until they sat on my chest in a way I liked. 

There is absolutely no rhyme or reason the the “writing” around the antlers. It’s completely random because I got super frustrated trying to make each piece match. I drew that directly on the craft foam with pencil. I then went over all the designs with white 3D puffy paint. There are small holes in the craft foam where the wire that holds all the pieces together goes.

I followed the same steps for the earrings, except that the base wasn’t foam for those. I just used a pair of circle earrings I already owned. This part of the necklace is separate from the choker. I put this part on first with a small gold necklace chain.

The next part I worked on was the choker. I actually didn’t make a pattern for it. I just cut a general shape out of foam and repeatedly put it around my neck and trimmed it down.

Once I had the shape right I needed to add the lovely details. The top and bottom edges I added strips of foam so they were slightly raised. Under the top part are ball necklace chains and the bottom is a curb necklace chain. Those are just hot glued on. I used some of the left over ball chain to encase the blue bead I got for the middle piece. The rest of the raised detailing is 3D puffy paint.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL THE CRAFT FOAM IS SEALED WITH AT LEAST 4 LAYERS OF MOD PODGE!!!!!!!! DON’T FORGET!!!SUPER IMPORTANT!!!

 I hammered eyelets in the back after it was painted. I just lace it up with some leather cording. It’s not pretty but it gets the job done. (aww yisss sexy face in the mirror)

The sneaky snaaaakes~ are made out of tin foil and sculpey. I put on what I had of the necklace and molded the foil till it was the right shape. After that I rolled out the sculpey super thin, and wrapped it around the foil. The “neck” of the snake is two layers of sculpey, and the head is three. I also added little sculpey eyes. Then I just followed the directions for baking. After everything was painted I just hot glued the snakes directly onto the choker. I can only hope my snakes are phallic enough for the great captainallegra.

The labret piercing is literally a googly eye I spirit gummed to my face. I originally used a magnetic one, but that thing hurt like hell and I almost swallowed the magnet whenever I ate or drank. BAD MAGNET!

PAINTING!!! TIME! I used DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint in the color Splendid Gold for absolutely everything. 

The weathering is just black acrylic paint brushed on with various sized paint brushes and wiped with a paper towel.

Here is the finished product.

I think that’s about it. If there is anything I forgot to mention or anyone has anymore questions feel free to throw them my way. Just in case anyone doesn’t think they are capable of doing this, it was my first time working with craft foam, sculpey, and 3D paint and I think it came out pretty great. I promise it’s easier than you think! If anyone uses any of my methods to make their Isabela Jewelry PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES! I wanna see your awesome work guys!!!!

ravashine14  asked:

*I blush a little out of embarassment, tilting my head away from him* Heh... I can't help it, I love this stuff... and my cosplay is going over so well!! I really needed this kinda vacation type thing. I'm exhausted, but its been so worth it... *sighs happily and leans back into him*

*he grins and kisses your forehead* i love when you’re like this. *he keeps you against his chest and gently squeezes you* your excitement makes my day, because of how happy and bubbly you get.