theshatteredsilhouette:

thebloggerat221b:

theshatteredsilhouette:

thebloggerat221b:

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I’m not sure, mate, to be perfectly honest.

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Depends on your partner, really. Depends on what they like, what means a lot to them.

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I’m not sure if you’re planning to marry them eventually, but if you are and you’re not ready to commit to an engagement ring and all that, a promise ring can be pretty meaningful.

Can I put in a word? Right—it also depends on if your best friend who’s been dead for two years is planning on turning up out of the blue. Might want to have a Plan B if there’s any danger of that.

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…Thanks for the input, Mary.

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merlinsassbutt said:
Sorry for bothering you again, but where did you get your zipper stops from? (I just saw the pictures you posted! Your cosplay is AMAZING!!! You just became one of my biggest inspirations for actually getting this cosplay finished!)

No worries! ^^ I got my zipper stops from wawak.com, a sewing supplies site. Mine are top stops, #5, in gold and silver. The size choice is totally up to you, though (#10 is bigger, for example). I’m kind of a small person so the smaller ones worked better proportionally, so it varies. 

And thank you! I’m so glad I can be an inspiration to people, especially when I got so much inspiration from other incredible Loki cosplayers when I was first starting to make my own. I’m a firm believer in helping out whenever I can, because I know how complicated it can get, haha. :) 

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posted 6 hours ago @ 18 Apr 2014
xmerlinsassbutt

Excuse me while I look back and flail and realise how far I’ve come since October. It was sort of kind of half done back on Halloween. Foam armour, black hairspray that really didn’t work so well, and zipper stops as yet not in place. 

And here I am now in April, three thousand zipper stops later, with worbla armour, a wig I’m finally happy with, the trousers done and bootcovers attached, and hey, I think I’ve got the attitude down a lot better than I did. Wow. This is cool. 

And you know the best part? I’ve been getting encouragement the entire way. Seriously. From my friends, but also from people here on tumblr, and that’s been incredible. Thanks, guys. <3 

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merlinsassbutt said:
Hey!! :) I was just wondering how you got the mjolnir (the thing on the side of it :3) pattern printed on your Loki cosplay and what you used for it!

Hey there! So, I ended up embossing the leather myself to get that pattern. The basic process is explained here:) 

I wish I could have actually tooled it into the leather, but the leather I used is quite thin and it wouldn’t have worked out too well, or would have taken even longer than the embossing process. 

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tookmyskull:

deducecanoe:

bakerstreetbabes:

shag-a-lot-sherlock:

Sorry.

Her face.  Too perfect.

She sort of is.

And just as modest as Sherlock, too.

tookmyskull:

deducecanoe:

bakerstreetbabes:

shag-a-lot-sherlock:

Sorry.

Her face.  Too perfect.

She sort of is.

And just as modest as Sherlock, too.

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shannan423:

phunkyvanspam:

bakerstreetbabes:

theshatteredsilhouette:

Ohey, a Mary photo I never put up. I like this one. ^^ 

You are perfect.

This is perhaps the cutest photo of Amanda Abbington I have ever seen.

look on her page, it isn’t actually Amanda, but a darn good doppelganger! She’s adorbs regardless. :) 

Oh my gosh, you are both so sweet. Like, wow, thank you. &lt;3 

shannan423:

phunkyvanspam:

bakerstreetbabes:

theshatteredsilhouette:

Ohey, a Mary photo I never put up. I like this one. ^^ 

You are perfect.

This is perhaps the cutest photo of Amanda Abbington I have ever seen.

look on her page, it isn’t actually Amanda, but a darn good doppelganger! She’s adorbs regardless. :) 

Oh my gosh, you are both so sweet. Like, wow, thank you. <3 

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rattle-and-burn:

Finished the armor for my Maedhros cosplay!

This is the biggest and most ambitious leather working project I have ever done; and although it was done in two stages months apart, the design, drafting, cutting, tooling, dyeing, and assembly was all done in two days. When I get motivated, I get really motivated.

The tassets have a simple line gorged into them, but all the upper body pieces have a celtic knotwork pattern tooled into the edges.

The idea behind this is to draw inspiration from the armor in the LotR films, which I think is really the best part of the films, and dial it back several millennia as far as technology and armoring skills goes. If they have plate mail in the War of the Last Alliance, then the War of Wrath should in theory be the end of leather and chain and beginning of plate.

I presume that post-Thangorodrim Maedhros would favor his left and fight in a more dueling style; turning his body side face to the opponent - thus the heavy armor on one side of the body (rest of the arm armor not pictured due to armless mannequin). The right side will be wearing chain for practicality and I am making a shield for more heavy fighting.

Usually I get mad at my projects as soon as they’re finished, but this one I absolutely love.

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anonynaila:

subvertcliche:

mello-dramatic:

Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.

Everyone. I mean it.

THIS IS THE BEST POST

I HAVE EVER SEEN

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they really do mean everyone

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Some more of the absolutely fantastic photos that Senny got of my Dark World Loki cosplay. 

Costume made by me! 

Loki | Photographer

posted 1 day ago @ 17 Apr 2014 with 128 notes
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esinofsardis said:
Name two things you like about yourself, then pass it on to the first ten people on your dash. #TeamSelfEsteem
  • I’ve gotten really good at cosplay improvisation in the past year! Aka, pretending that I know what I’m doing when I really don’t, and having it turn out well. :P
  • I’m a good listener, and I can see shades of grey in most situations
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So Volstagg has already had his armour for a while now because he’s older, so he knows how this goes. And traditions are different on Vanaheim so Hogun has his, too, and the two of them are basically coming along to the royal smiths because they know it’s going to be a highly entertaining show. 

Of course, Thor, Loki, Sif, and Fandral all come in with ideas of what they want already. And the armourer goes to Thor first, because he’s the king’s firstborn and obviously that’s respectful and stuff, and hey, we don’t want to make Odin mad. Thor is all, “Well, I’d be proud to go with something that’s mostly like Dad’s, you know, because I want to live up to him and stuff’.” And the smith is like, “Yup, that’s cool, we can hammer out the details (ha) in a sec, no worries.” 
He goes to Loki, but Sif is right there in his face with all of her ideas drawn out with dimensions and materials and the designs she wants embossed, and the poor armourer is totally taken aback because he’s only ever made female armour for Frigga and he has three warriors to make things for, thank you very much, and this is just ridiculous. 
(Fandral, meanwhile, is wandering around the armoury poking things at random and musing aloud whenever he finds something that he likes: “Oh, now that’s got some potential, mm hm, if we just add a little more embellishment…” Etc.) 
The smith finally manages to shake off Sif by making her go look at something, and then he goes to talk to Loki, only, Loki is looking around kind of quietly and awkwardly because this is really not his style, all this armour stuff. So he starts talking about movement and flexibility and light leather, and he’s pretty sure he’s making some really good points about strategy and evasive maneuvers, and then he realises that he’s basically getting the same look that Sif got. And the smith tells him “I’m an armourer, not a seamstress”, and Loki gets a bit flat-eyed and tells him fine, fine, just get me the materials and I’ll freaking do it myself. 
The guy tries to go back to figure things out with Thor, but Sif is there again threatening decapitation amongst a lot of other unpleasant things that she could do to a man, and this time Thor totally stands up for her and the guy subsides into muttering and says he’ll do it but he is not making any promises.
Then Fandral comes back, taps the smith politely on the shoulder, points out examples of exactly what he wants and hands him a list of very minor, no-mess adjustments that he’d like if that would be at all possible, and enquires whether gilt inlays are a thing that could be done without too much trouble. 
Two hours later, Hogun and Volstagg haven’t stopped laughing. 
posted 1 day ago @ 17 Apr 2014 with 17 notes
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