Hannibal shows Will Graham up by getting engaged and married immediately after ruining Will’s proposal.

EDIT: FOR THE RECORD THIS IS THE COMPLETELY WRONG BLOG LMAO

recycledmoviecostumes:

The 1970s saw a slew of excellent BBC costume dramas, including the 1974 mini-series The Pallisers, based on several novels by Anthony Trollope.  Raymond Hughes, who worked on projects such as Doctor Who and Return to Oz, helped to design the hundreds of costumes required for The Pallisers, which spanned many years and the ever changing silhouette of the Victorian era.  The costumes for The Pallisers have since gone on to be used in numerous productions over the years, including The Paradise, The Buccaneers and the Onedin Line.

This beautiful embroidered gown, which appeared in The Pallisers on Susan Hampshire as Glencora Palliser, Duchess of Omnium was used again in 2006 in The Prestige, where it was worn on Scarlett Johansson as Olivia. The gown was eventually put on display several years ago as a part of Cosprop’s Cinematic Couture exhibit.  Photos of the exhibit allow one to better see the incredible amount of detail that went into every aspect of the costume.

Costume Credit: James

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There’s a lesson here.

I’m not saying “you might want to wear your animu costumes 45 years from now so make sure you make them well”, but I am saying that a well-made, well-kept and well-maintained costume should reasonably last you at least a few years.

If you wear it once and it’s so fucked up that you have to retire it or remake parts of it, odds are you should consider putting more time into your costumes and learning more about quality construction, good materials, etc. We’re all guilty of rush jobs sometimes, and very very few (if any) people in the hobbyist costuming community are making things that have to stand the test of time so that they might one day grace Scarlett Johansson’s rockin’ bod, but upping your skills never hurts.

After all, a well-made costume can not only be reworn, but it can also be sold, re-used for parts, and so on. Do it to the best of your ability, and learn something so you can apply those skills later to make something even better!

- Jenn

A message from shaymii


Hey, so im doing a cosplay where the top lip is black but the bottom lip is pale (face skin color, im putting foundation over it) and I was wondering if you guys knew a product or tip to help it not smear onto the bottom lip. Thank you~

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmentics/OCC does a product called Lip Tar that is essentially immovable. You just have to let it dry before you let it touch your bottom lip, and perhaps seal it for extra security, and you’re good to go. That stuff doesn’t budge at all. They have a true black called Tarred and a reddish black called Black Dahlia, in case true black is too harsh on your complexion.

Christine has been using Lime Crime’s Velvetines for the same effect but Lime Crime is a garbage company with a sketchy-ass history so lol. Their true black is Black Velvet and their reddish black is Salem.

- Jenn

kitten-library:

I got a new camera for graduation, and what better to test it out on than my current foster kittens?

blackpooled:

Did a casual Venus and Mars shoot with @supergirlprime, @shaburdies and KITTENS. Photo to commemorate doing a decent job with false lashes for once (I hope??).

blackpooled:

Did a casual Venus and Mars shoot with @supergirlprime, @shaburdies and KITTENS. Photo to commemorate doing a decent job with false lashes for once (I hope??).

But in kind of a more serious manner, after a 3 hour nap I finished off shaping the handle, and I started to shape the blade tonight.

SATSUKIIIIIII

SATSUKIIIIIII

I’ve spent the little free time I have had over the past couple of days to start shaping Jenn’s scissor blade.

I’ve spent the little free time I have had over the past couple of days to start shaping Jenn’s scissor blade.

Even if these bangs took me an hour and a half to do, once I draw the Satsuki brows on, there goes any serious photos.

Even if these bangs took me an hour and a half to do, once I draw the Satsuki brows on, there goes any serious photos.

A message from Anonymous


Hey! I have a question, I am in the process of trying to take this jacket pattern and make the sleeves larger. The body fits right but the sleeve holes are too narrow. I've tried looking online and come up empty, :( have any advice or helpful links?

It is a lot of math and pattern know-how :( Christine isn’t sure that this is something she can even explain on something like tumblr, as it’s a very physical/visual thing.

However, the easiest way to add girth to a sleeve is to add space to the bottom of the sleeve/bottom of the sleeve hole –– just make sure you measure everything and make sure that everything from the notches (the triangles on your pattern) down matches perfectly. The top doesn’t match because of ease.  It won’t give you a perfect fit, but it’s the easiest thing to do without serious pattern alterations.

- Jenn and Christine