Since spring break—yes, this is how I spent a good chunk of my spring break this year!—I have been very big on reading webcomics. I thought I would share a list of the comics I follow with you in case you want to check any of them out!
(Content ratings are unofficial; I made them up based on my own observations. Also, hover your cursor over each link to read my thoughts on each comic!)
- Always Raining Here (dramedy/romance/BL; rated M for sexual themes, strong language, and some violence)
- Mahou Shounen Fight! (fantasy/comedy; rated T for some rude humor, fantasy violence, mild language, and suggestive themes)
- Minor Acts of Heroism (sci-fi/superhuman/comedy; rated T for some language and sci-fi violence)
- Seiyuu Crush! (comedy/romance/BL; rated M for strong language and sexual themes)
- Space School (sci-fi/comedy; rated T for language, suggestive themes, rude humor, and some graphic images)
- Starfighter (sci-fi/BL/mature; rated MA for explicit sexuality and nudity, strong language, and violence; MATURE READERS ONLY!)
- Teahouse (drama/BL; rated M for sexuality and strong language)
- Tripping Over You (romance/BL/comedy; rated T for some suggestive themes and mild language)
- Winters in Lavelle (fantasy/adventure; rated T for sequences of fantasy violence, mild language, and some thematic elements)
One of my favorite things out there, hands down. I’m in love with the style and music score, gives me chills every time.
“…a series of free online tutorials guiding you through the basics of sewing, from setting up your machine, to understanding sewing patterns, and finishing your seams.”
Saving this for later cause I’m getting rusty as a muggerbugger
reblogging because i need to learn and my mom has a sewing machine exactly like this one
Reblogging in case some people want to learn a new skill/distraction :)
Cosplay Eye Makeup
Let me introduce you to one of my favorite cosplay channels ran by zWinnieYap.
She creates some amazing eye makeup that can be used for bishounen makeup, villain makeup, gyaru makeup, or any other application of her videos. Please like and share because she definitely deserves more attention for her craft!
im blown away because I never ever imagined metal + Jpop as a thing but
here it is
and it’s really good??? omfg
Coloring your eyebrows WITHOUT dye or bleach is fairly easy (especially if your eyebrows are lighter). Here’s what you’ll need:
Elmers glue stick
Lipstick to use for the color (I’ll be using red)
A eye shadow or power that is similar/same in color as the lipstick or translucent powder
If you want to redo the entire shape of your eyebrow and not just the color, go and watch my tutorial on how to cover your brows completely using Elmer’s glue, concealer and translucent powder (it’s also fairly simple!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O17xBHQlD0) After your brows are covered, just follow the below steps and go by your desired shape rather than your natural eyebrow.
As for just doing color:
Step one: Start with one layer of glue on your eyebrows. Make sure all of the hairs are together.
Step two: Add another layer
Step three: Get a little lipstick on the lipstick brush and outline the natural shape of your eyebrow.
Step four: Fill in the outline with lipstick.
Step five: Set the lipstick with the eye shadow/translucent powder to keep it from smudging or shining excessively.
And there you go!
NOTES: Perfect good for dark brows! My eyebrows are black and it does fine!
Cosplay Tip #10: How to Keep Your Wigs Secure on Your Head
Wig pins are your best friend if you know how to use them correctly. These babies are different from bobby pins because they are wider and look more like U’s (2nd picture).
This lovely pink wig here in my Kurako cosplay held up the entire day. The wig itself was pretty heavy, there are 4 ponytail clips inside this monstrosity, and the wig was pretty long. I also danced for about an hour in this wig without it ever falling off or sliding. Yes, this sucker was pretty secure.
So here are tips on how to ensure your wig is secure:
1) Braid your hair or make pincurls (if your hair is short) underneath your wigcap. This will give your pins something to hold onto so when you poke them through your wig, they have a grip. Otherwise, they will just slide off as the rest of your wig. Essentially, you are creating a structure for wig pinning as well as ensuring your wig doesn’t slide off.
2) Wear your wig cap. Any wig cap will do, just make sure fits snugly around your head.
3) Put on your wig. Hopefully, by now you know how to put on your wig, if not this tutorial will help.
4) Put the wig pins in all around your wig. Be sure you use the diagram above (picture 1). Essentially, you want to poke the pins through the wig and wig cap ensuring you grab some hair underneath. In the diagram, the first step directs you to aim toward your scalp but I find that aiming toward the front of your head instead will give more grip. Then follow the diagram to scoop into the base of your head. For the pink wig, I secured about 20 pins throughout my head: at the hairline, the crown of my head, at the base of the neck, near my ears, and then all over the wig itself.
5) Shake test your wig. So a lot of people skip this step but I normally do this for large or heavy wigs like the one above. Slightly shake your head left to right (really, no need to get violent here), does it feel loose anywhere? If so, wig pin it. Hop up and down slightly, is it falling backwards or forwards on your head? Pin more at the neck and crown.
Ta-da! Foolproof way to ensure your wig is secure on your head. Have fun, go dancing and see what you can do with the amazing ability of wig pins!