26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)

 

Still not the best at wigs yet, but I’m getting better! Avatar Kyoshi’s nearly done- just need to curl some of the shorter layers under at the chin and do a little clean-up. The wig is a Melinda from Arda in Spanish brown stubbed together with a bun made from spare wefts with the join covered by silk ties.

halloweencrafts:

DIY Inspiration; Halloween Bat Necklace from Lilruby’s Flickr Stream. She also has a web site with more great jewelry. Make your own cheap inspired version with a plastic bat. She writes about her Halloween necklace:

A spooky but fun Halloween necklace made with rusty black charms from B’Sue Boutiques and a plastic skeleton head.

halloweencrafts:

DIY Inspiration; Halloween Bat Necklace from Lilruby’s Flickr Stream. She also has a web site with more great jewelry. Make your own cheap inspired version with a plastic bat. She writes about her Halloween necklace:

A spooky but fun Halloween necklace made with rusty black charms from B’Sue Boutiques and a plastic skeleton head.

inthepursuitofbooks:

So my Hades wig is mostly done. IT’S SO BIGGGGGGG omg it’s huge. Finishing up the dress tonight after work and then having a preliminary photo shoot on Wednesday to test makeup and dress and wig all together.

That is some kickin’ wigcraft right there!

johngreensfursona asked
i was wondering about the wood grain myself.. at first i thought it was something wrong with the photo? like some kind of bizarre compression corruption. and now i know it isn't. so... wh... what?????

Gotta be a compression/lighting issue, because it doesn’t show up AT ALL in the movie. In fact the shots where you can make out the striping on the legs (like when he’s chasing Otachi) they’re straight vertical

A FAN NEEDS TO GET THIS COSTUME SO EVERYONE CAN EITHER TIMESHARE IT OR GET NICE DETAIL SHOTS

so-i-did-this-thing:

killerweasel:

Newt’s costume to be auctioned off.
I bet that’s going to be expensive, but at least I can get a better look at it.

THE REFERENCE IMAGE WE ALL NEEDED LIKE A YEAR AGO

*paws at pathetically* Just the jacket, I’d be fine with the jacket….

so-i-did-this-thing:

killerweasel:

Newt’s costume to be auctioned off.

I bet that’s going to be expensive, but at least I can get a better look at it.

THE REFERENCE IMAGE WE ALL NEEDED LIKE A YEAR AGO

*paws at pathetically* Just the jacket, I’d be fine with the jacket….

kaijuno:

So I was looking at Newton’s wiki page on the Pacific Rim wiki and 

Now I haven’t seen the Drift Space blu ray feature (which is what it’s sourced to) so my apologies if this is wrong but

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Are you-

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Are you telling me that Newt is married ??

The drift space feature was probably concocted by interns or marketing people who probably saw that Newt was so popular with the fans that they gave him the longest and most ridiculous write-up. (Notice how Hermann’s drift space is how he relates and met Newt?)

Ugh… and don’t get me started about the book, where Hermann isn’t disabled, wears a lab coat, and happens to be blonde. Because the book was written based on an early draft of the script, when Hermann was probably nascent and Burn Gorman/Guillermo/the costumers hadn’t had time to develop him.

tiny-librarian:

A Pennsylvania museum has solved the mystery of a Renaissance portrait in an investigation that spans hundreds of years, layers of paint and the murdered daughter of an Italian duke.

Among the works featured in the Carnegie Museum’s exhibit Faked, Forgotten, Found is a portrait of Isabella de’Medici, the spirited favorite daughter of Cosimo de’Medici, the first Grand Duke of Florence, whose face hadn’t seen the light of day in almost 200 years.

Isabella Medici’s strong nose, steely stare and high forehead plucked of hair, as was the fashion in 1570, was hidden beneath layers of paint applied by a Victorian artist to render the work more saleable to a 19th century buyer.

The result was a pretty, bland face with rosy cheeks and gently smiling lips that Louise Lippincott, curator of fine arts at the museum, thought was a possible fake.

Before deciding to deaccession the work, Lippincott brought the painting, which was purportedly of Eleanor of Toledo, a famed beauty and the mother of Isabella de’Medici, to the Pittsburgh museum’s conservator Ellen Baxter to confirm her suspicions.

Baxter was immediately intrigued. The woman’s clothing was spot-on, with its high lace collar and richly patterned bodice, but her face was all wrong, ‘like a Victorian cookie tin box lid,’ Baxter told Carnegie Magazine.

After finding the stamp of Francis Needham on the back of the work, Baxter did some research and found that Needham worked in National Portrait Gallery in London in the mid-1800s transferring paintings from wood panels to canvas mounts.

Paintings on canvas usually have large cracks, but the ones on the Eleanor of Toledo portrait were much smaller than would be expected.

Baxter devised a theory that the work had been transferred from a wood panel onto canvas and then repainted so that the woman’s face was more pleasing to the Victorian art-buyer, some 300 years after it had been painted.

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Movie where Quvenzhane Wallis and Mana Ashida play best friends.

moonblossom:

raphnarock:

stirpicus:

cyclonemetal:

in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.

Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.

OMG HE’S TOTORO
NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO

There is nothing I don’t love about this.

moonblossom:

raphnarock:

stirpicus:

cyclonemetal:

in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.

Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.

OMG HE’S TOTORO

NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO

There is nothing I don’t love about this.