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REBLOG this to prove you are not a Muggle.
my reblog button fucked up and i almost had a heart attack
I did it in the first try.
OH MY GOD.
MY COMPUTER BROWSER FROZE AND I DIDN’T REALIZE IT. I COULDN’T BREATHE.
But the lack of notes truly worries me
My mouse accidently slid off of the button and I was like, “dkfsafsa”
Hello friends! For all those beginning cosplayers out there - never fear. I have compiled a list of tips and tricks I wish I would’ve known before I started sewing.
1. When in doubt - leave a big seam allowance
I can’t tell you the number of times i have cut things too small because I forgot about the stupid seam allowance, then was sad when I suffocated. Usually 1.5 cm is enough, but when in doubt cut it big. It is so much easier and less time consuming to re-sew something because it’s too big than to cut out new fabric and start over. Trust me on this one - never skimp out on seam allowances
2. The right fabric is the best thing you can buy
This can mean the right color to the right type of fabric. As far as color goes, it’s important to make sure all the colors in the costume match nicely together. I strongly advise to not only have reference pictures when fabric shopping but also at least a sample of the other fabrics you will be using. That way, you can make sure everything matches and will look great put together. Also, when buying fabric you need to make sure that is the right kind. For example, you don’t want to make a dress that is supposed to be flowy out of a heavy dense fabric. When in doubt, ask a store employee to help you decide what kind to use. Usually cotton blends satisfy most needs. Also while on the topic of fabric - wait until the fabric stores go on sale. Hancock actually has a new sale every week basically so you shouldn’t have to wait long.
3. Buying enough fabric
Maybe I’m just seriously dumb, but when I first started cosplaying I didn’t realize that on the back of the pattern it suggests how many yards of fabric you should buy. Yeah. It kind of blew my mind. Also, with time you can start to gauge how much you need. If you’re not using a pattern here are some GENERAL guidelines I use for buying fabric. - Long Sleeved Collared Shirt: 2 yards. - Pleated Short(ish) Skirt: 1 1/2 yards - Blazer: 2 1/2 yards - Shortish Short sleeved dress: 7 yards THIS IS JUST WHAT I USE AND I AM VERY SMALL SO I DON’T NECESSARILY RECOMMEND YOU USE THOSE MEASUREMENTS. If you don’t buy the right amount of fabric, you can always take a sample back to the fabric store and purchase more of the same kind. It’s important to bring back a sample though so you’re sure you get the same kind! A receipt will also help with that. If your fabric is see through, make sure you buy enough to double it up, thus eliminating the see throughness!
4. Be prepared for mistakes
One time there was a dress that I sewed and seriously messed up every single thing. I had to redo everything I did. My point is, make sure you leave enough time make mistakes because they will come no matter how careful you are.
5. Always check what you’re sewing
It is tragic to take your shirt off the machine, only to realize you’ve sewn the sleeve to the back of the shirt. Always make sure you’re sewing what you mean to be sewing. It will save you a lot of time and heartache.
6. Misc Tips
- For the love of all things good in this world don’t hotglue things to fabric while it is on your body
- Don’t use sheet fabric. It doesn’t work. Trust me.
- Don’t drink anything other than water near your project. A Dr. Pepper stain is not a good thing.
- Sometimes sewing slower is better. You don’t have to floor the pedal, just gently tap it.
- The bottom of your sewing machine should detach, leaving only the arm, which means you can easily sew things onto your sleeve (or other things similar, i.e a hole that needs to stay open) without fricking it up
- Some sewing machines will thread the needle for you. Learn if yours can, and how to do it. Your quality of life will improve drastically .
- Don’t sew wefts into wigs using your sewing machine
Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment! If you have anything to add, feel free. If you have any questions or want anything explained in more detail my ask box is always open~
The Fennec Fox is the Most Adorable Animal in the World
what kind of pokemon is that
32, 613 people understand this. Please explain
nobody say a word
we know who to trust now
Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?
twinkle twinkle little star
why is art so fuCKING HARD
twinkle twinkle little FUCK
I give up.
This is my anthem
steve and bucky making up random stories from their past and convincing the other avengers that it actually happened (◡‿◡✿)
I love them.
HAHA WHY YOU MAKE ME LAUGH!
OH MY GOD THE DBZ REFERENCE IN THAT LAST ONE O.O
Isn’t the last one Mo Farra’s Mobot vs Usain Bolt though?
cats can straight up do that double jump video game thing
- steve introducing bucky to the avengers
- all of them being instantly accepting of him
- bucky speaking russian with natasha
- clint teaching bucky all about archery and television
- thor inviting bucky to go out drinking with him
- tony offering to upgrade bucky’s arm
- bucky hanging out with bruce in his lab late at night
- bucky barnes being loved and having a family