1. corset, 1750-75, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Fiodorovna by Alexander Roslin, 1777
3. corset, 1810-50, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Charlotte and Elizabeth Sullivan, daughters of Sir Richard Sullivanby Reinagle Ramsay Richard, 1810
5. corset, by Maison Léoty, 1891, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet, 1882
Please don’t remove the credits.
This is an Anthony Misiano as the Joker post.
Keep moving along there.
Best cosplay in the history of cosplay
next level shit
Best Joker cosplayer.
Good God, this goes beyond cosplay. Hollywood is missing a bet here. Couldn’t you just see that last GIF as the final sequence for a Batman movie trailer? Coming soon to a theater near you….
The ability to do this sort of transformation with makeup and lighting goes right back to Lon Chaney (The Phantom of the Opera) and Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari) )and the transformation stays right there in front of the camera the whole time.
He’s starring in an upcoming webseries called The Batman Chronicles. Check out the trailer here
yes yes and yes
Cosplay is a ton of work, and a cosplayer’s worst nightmare is having something go wrong at con. I’ve had minor panic attacks when a vital piece snaps off during the con after months of prep work. :(
On top of that, we’ve all had stressful moments were we just need to have a breather, grab a…
I think it’s nice if a con has the resources to offer an emergency repair station/room, but if I have something that is going to be a pain to wear, get in or out of or if I want to change into more than one thing a day I either get a room, just deal with it or I’ll pick the costume that works with my day plan. Going to a local con for the day with no where to change? Might not me the best day to lug that giant hoopskirt/armor you can only stand for 2hrs to the con. Pick something you can spend hours in or become comfortable changing in a bathroom or car. Cosplay is a choice and so are the situations you put yourself in when you wear it. If you want to prevent any possible way for there to be a photo of yourself sitting, relaxing or eating in a costume (and don’t want to get a hotel room) then go find a corner/stairwell/parking lot/etc to hide in. I’ve done it in a pinch when I wanted to stuff something in my mouth without having to go to the hotel.
The best advice while cosplaying at a con:
Friday going to Katsucon followed by Sunday after driving home.
Hey so Katsucon 2014 is in a few days and I forgot to post stuff from Arisia 2014! Here is some highlights of my costumes I wore there. I did Magic Knight Rayearth with Elly~Star and Yunalala for the masquerade ^_^ We won best resin work in the Master category.
Also, like usual, I totally forgot to bring Mokona… lol (I’m a terrible fangirl sometimes)
I rewore Ariel which was for about an hour on Saturday night with Akane Saotome as Vanessa. Mostly goofed off and killed The Batman with my giant skirt.
I also debuted a new costume, Ozma from the OZ book series on Saturday. This costume is so freakin’ comfortable and I was super surprised how recognized it was at the con.
Kinda sad I didn’t get a shot of the back with my gold ribbons and train, but there is always next time. I need to repair her a smidge because some giant, tall dude with a box in his hands stepped on the side my train (not behind me but to the side) and made me yank back/sideways with the worst seam popping sound ever. (thankfully it didn’t finally pop completely until the moment I walked in the hotel room) I was in a crowded area and I should have held my train, I know that, but what he did after it happened really got to me. I was pretty visible upset when I looked up at this guy since this costume represented a lot of work and love I had put into this garment after hours and hours. The doof just smiled and said “oh man, sorry about that, isn’t it good luck to get stepped on like that though?” I just looked at him thinking *are you kidding me… if I knocked that box out of your hands and said the same thing to you, I don’t think you’d be laughing, dickbutt* but all I could muster was an angry “NO, no it’s not good luck!” while trying to check to see if everything was ok. He just bounced off like nothing happened…
Yes it was my fault for not thinking to pick up my train, but when you step on someone, especially in a costume, at the very least, pretend like you’re genuinely sorry about it.
Not following stitchkingdom.tumblr.com already? Imagine what you’ve been missing
This is insanely cool. How to make craft foam look like leather by travelsatnight.
Do you also want to create ALL THE ARMOR? I’ve released a book!
5$ and I’ll teach you everything you need to know! :)
I’m not a cosplayer, I just want this to wear as casual clothing
Witchcraft, I say! I wish I had the time and money produce costumes of that quality
When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.
1939 Kansas Wheat…
holy fuck that’s the cutest marketing scheme i’ve ever heard of
'buy our flour it's going to make the nicest bread and the sweetest dress!’
yes thank you ok sold
I have created a helpful flavor of Lay’s for those who are not willing to make the sacrifice of battling crowds of willing disciples to bask in the glory of my cosplay wonder.
Finished up Elsa’s cape last night! We are so happy with the final result and can’t wait to take this baby out!
To construct this monster cape we first started with about 8 yards of a light blue chiffon and started to drape it over the dress form to figure out the length that we wanted. We started with the back section and cut the material to make a rectangle and cut a diagonal across it. Using the diagonal as the very back seam helped to keep the length and not waste any material. We followed the same steps for the next two sections, each one decreasing in length to help with the width at the bottom.
Once the pieces were sewn together we did not cut and finish the bottom edge since we wanted to first attach it to the corset. We did this by finishing the top edge of the cape with a thick bias tape and sewing on snaps to the cape and the inside of the corset. Then we went around and slowly trimmed the cape bottom to get the shape that we wanted. It just touches the ground in the front and trails behind by several feet.
After finishing the edges we started to map out the design we wanted for the cape with lots of scrap paper and a lot of patience since multiple designs had to be tried before the final was decided on. Then we took the design and traced it onto a large piece of heat n’ bonded iridescent material, making the top section all on piece. Then based off of the concept art we designed several snowflakes to be cut out of the top section, which were then added to the bottom section around the edge of the cape. After cutting out the piece and the snowflakes it was carefully laid out on the floor and ironed into place on the cape. (Yay carpet!) Once ironed we had to create several more snowflakes for the bottom to fill in some extra space, but we are very happy with the final design and can’t wait to take pictures of it in sunlight, since the basement lighting doesn’t do the iridescent material justice.
And now onto the last part… The wig.
If you’re not following the Cupcakes already…. why aren’t you? lol I’m really honored to call these two my friends because they are two of the most talented, dedicated people I’ve ever met. Just look at that cape! Gorgeous!
(MAGFest, January 2014)
oh look it’s mary’s quote
YO YOU TOOK MY QUOTE FROM THE VIDEO AND PUT IT ON GIFS THAT IS THE COOLEST SHIT EVER
THIS MESSAGE IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT. I love it too much <3
So starts my Mabel “Quest” to make all 54 (so far) Mabel sweaters from Gravity Falls. This one is almost finished, I think I’m going to make another music note to make it a lot bigger than the one I have pinned on in the photo, but I’m quite proud of my rainbow.
The sweater is made of fleece because it I like the more “flat, animated” look vs a knitting which is actually how she makes her own. I’m also not a knitter sooo yeah, sewn it is! This started as a universal PJ pattern from one of the major companies (don’t remember off hand which but they all seem to have one, so just work the sales) I chose to do a raglan sleeve instead of a set-in sleeve because it looks cleaner compared to her costume to me. She doesn’t have any obvious seam look of a normal sleeve, so I wanted the rounded, clean shoulder feel. Fleece, set in sleeves have a tendency to make me look like a linebacker….
The stripes I created by cutting out the blue base, then cutting out the section I wanted for the rainbow to be (measure a bajillion times before cutting or you’ll be sad) I then got my pink, orange, creamsicle and yellow fleece which I bought mostly off the Joanns remnant area and cut strips around the same width to sew back together into the middle of the sweater. I made the stripes go all the way around the sweater to create some back interest and thankfully I measured correctly so they all matched up on the sides. My face when everything worked out right the first time-
As you can see I still need to put the music note on. I’m not in love with the size/shape of this one so I’d going to go back tonight and update it before putting in on with applique (because if I mess it up on the music note I will cry and roll into a ball)
I’m hoping to have AT LEAST 2 Mabel sweaters done for Katsucon. The next one will probably be either the “Purple with Cool Heart” or “Strawberry Glue Gun Gone Wrong”…. Or both…. just depends on my time over the next week or so.
After Katsucon, The Light Up One!!!