TheFontBandit's Cosplay Adventures

So I went ahead and signed up at Lemma Soft forums, since every time I’ve Googled for help in Ren’Py, it pointed me in that direction. I also hope to start promoting my game there once I get enough progress.

But now I’m looking through the forums at the various games-in-progress and all of the gorgeous artwork… and the crippling self-doubt is starting to set in. :/ It was only a matter of time, but I kind of hoped I’d get further along first.

Oh well, I’m in too deep now. I have half this thing plotted out in my head already, flowcharts of plot progress, stock music selected, some basic programming done, and a decent start on the artwork. I really want to tell this story, so I’m going to hope that my writing and an interesting plot makes up for the ‘meh’ artwork.

Writing is like everything else: the more you do it the better you get. Don’t try to be perfect as you go along, just get to the end of tha damn thing. Accept imperfections. Get it finished and then you can go back. If you try and polish every sentence there’s a chance you’ll never get past the first chapter.
Iain Banks (via phdfan)

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  • one reblog per person ! likes do not count !
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darkfliercynthia:

darkfliercynthia:

how the hell are some of u guys 13/14

when i was that age i was unironically watching shitty amvs on youtube and roleplaying on gaia

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BACK IN MY DAY SMUT FICS WERE CALLED LEMONS

BOYXBOY DONT LIKE DONT READ

*grumpy old woman voice* Back in my day there wasn’t even a Youtube. We paid $30 a pop for 3-episode, badly-dubbed VHS tapes at Suncoast, of whatever limited anime series they happened to have available.

The weebs of generations past paved the road of easily-accessible anime, by blowing all our hard-earned, minimum-wage, part-time-high-school-job money on Evangelion wall scrolls at the local comic book store and proving there was a market.

Sometimes I look at the veritable wealth of anime on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, Youtube, and I think how my 16-year-old-mind would have exploded at having so many options. It’s pretty awesome how far we’ve come.

Ah, nostalgia.

… and get off my lawn, you whippersnappers! ;)

rushapart:

pxlbyte:

Classic Video Game Tattoos by Phillip Marsden

wow i want so many of these on my body

hugh2d2:

johndarnielle:

mostlysignssomeportents:

meeshay:

soberchipmunk:

made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

Ultimate D&D tee

see the tools on the table - the colors, the brushes, the stencils? that’s called commitment 

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hugh2d2:

johndarnielle:

mostlysignssomeportents:

meeshay:

soberchipmunk:

made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

Ultimate D&D tee

see the tools on the table - the colors, the brushes, the stencils? that’s called commitment 

@

mrbob0822:

Aww yeah, discovering some of the really good photos I’ve been looking forward to from the con.
Photo by Megaship Cosplay Photography
Taken at Dragon*Con 2014

mrbob0822:

Aww yeah, discovering some of the really good photos I’ve been looking forward to from the con.

Photo by Megaship Cosplay Photography

Taken at Dragon*Con 2014

grilledcheese4evr:

petalpunx:

stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love

This is the most important thing I have ever read.

TEA REVIEW

Hijikata Toshizo
from the Hakuouki Tea Blends Collection at Adagio Teas

Here’s the second tea review from my Hakuouki set - Hijikata’s tea this time.

Website Description: A black tea blend for the straitlaced ‘Demon Commander’ of the shinsengumi. The crisp flavor of ceylon black tea is accented with a note of dark hazelnut and a hint of chai spice. A faint touch of chocolate belies an inner sweetness that lies beneath the strict demeanor.

My tasting notes: In this tea, none of the flavors stands out too much above the other, all acting as supporting notes for the base black tea. Hazelnut and spice are present in the flavor, if mild. The chocolate comes through pretty much just in the aroma, without any real noticeable chocolate flavor.

All around, this is just a nice twist on a solid black tea, with the additional flavors giving it more body. It would make a good morning tea blend. I suspect it would take really well to milk and sugar, though I haven’t tried it with them yet.

damianrules:

I said I’d write up a tutorial on how to make these wings. It’ll be terrible So, here goes. XD
Have one or two friends to help you out. It’s easier with more hands.Materials:
Thin poster board. (For small wings you will need 3 pieces. For wings like this you will need 6)
Opal cellophane. (two rolls to be safe)
Adhesive glue.
Scissors.
Wire cutters.
Exacto knife. (I recommended using this for cutting out the poster board)
Hot glue gun.
3 Hanger wires (it’s super sturdy)
Pencil, and eraser.
Iron.
GLITTER!!!!!!!!!
Step one:
Find a reference photo! These wings are meant for a Periwinkle cosplay but since her and Tinkerbell have the same wings we used Tink as a reference.
Step Two:
Since we made our wings super large we had to glue two pieces of poster board together. This is why I said 6 pieces for large wings. Reason why is because of their size just one piece would make it droop. So before drawing the design on you spray one piece with adhesive and put the other piece on top of it. Making it as even as possible.
If you’re making smaller wings just go to step three!
Step Three:
Draw your design on the poster board. We drew ours on from corner to corner (diagonally) If you want smaller wings I recommend drawing it from corner to the the middle of the board.
Step four:
This is the most tedious of all the steps to making wings. Take your exact o knife and start cutting. You cut around the design but make sure to cut half an inch away from the line. You can go back later to make it thinner if you want. Using one poster board will take less time then two since it isn’t as thick.
Make sure there is something underneath the board so you don’t damage your floor.
Step Five: (not necessary but who says no to glitter)
We’re obsessed with glitter. So naturally we coated both sides of the design with white glitter. We used adhesive for this as well.
Step Six: (Smaller wings don’t need this but if you want to add it then go ahead!)
Take your wire hanger and bend it out so it’s the same shape of the wing that will be the closest to your back. Glue the wire down about 7 inches down from the tip of the wing. Most of the support is needed in the middle, and bottom of the wing.
Let some of the wire hang out of the bottom about four inches so you can connect the harness.
Step Seven
Roll out the cellophane to go over the wings. One piece for each side. Spray adhesive to the wing first and then gently place the cellophane over it. I recommend having someone help you with this part because adhesive is a pain when something goes wrong.
Do this for both the big wing, and the smaller one. Make sure the cellophane is over the wing evenly. Pat out any bubbles it may have.
Step Eight:
When both sides have cellophane on it take your iron and make sure it’s on a low setting. You don’t want it to burn or melt the cellophane. Gently go over the wing, and even it out as much as possible. There will be some bubbles, and such but think of it being more realistic.
Step Nine:
Cut off any excessive cellophane but leave some near the veins and by the wire. If it’s to short the cellophane will come apart. We left little less then half an inch.
Step Nine:
Take the adhesive to glue the little wing to the bigger one. You want to make sure you glue it on the inside.
Step Ten:
Use another wire hanger and bend it into a rectangle. Wire hanger is tough to bend so you’re going to have to use your inner strength. Cut off any excess wire with a wire cutter. Cover it with electrical tape so it becomes sturdier.
 Step Eleven:
Line up the wing wire with the harness wire at the spot where it’s needed. Take the wing and connect it to the harness. Using electrical tape to keep the two of them together. Cut off an excess wire so it doesn’t dig into the wearers back.
Alas you have fairy wings!! I hope this helps a bit T-T Have fun!
Tip: You may have to cut a slit in the back of your outfit for the wings to slip into. Wearing a bra helps because it goes underneath it.

damianrules:

I said I’d write up a tutorial on how to make these wings. It’ll be terrible So, here goes. XD

Have one or two friends to help you out. It’s easier with more hands.

Materials:

Thin poster board. (For small wings you will need 3 pieces. For wings like this you will need 6)

Opal cellophane. (two rolls to be safe)

Adhesive glue.

Scissors.

Wire cutters.

Exacto knife. (I recommended using this for cutting out the poster board)

Hot glue gun.

3 Hanger wires (it’s super sturdy)

Pencil, and eraser.

Iron.

GLITTER!!!!!!!!!

Step one:

Find a reference photo! These wings are meant for a Periwinkle cosplay but since her and Tinkerbell have the same wings we used Tink as a reference.

Step Two:

Since we made our wings super large we had to glue two pieces of poster board together. This is why I said 6 pieces for large wings. Reason why is because of their size just one piece would make it droop. So before drawing the design on you spray one piece with adhesive and put the other piece on top of it. Making it as even as possible.

If you’re making smaller wings just go to step three!

Step Three:

Draw your design on the poster board. We drew ours on from corner to corner (diagonally) If you want smaller wings I recommend drawing it from corner to the the middle of the board.

Step four:

This is the most tedious of all the steps to making wings. Take your exact o knife and start cutting. You cut around the design but make sure to cut half an inch away from the line. You can go back later to make it thinner if you want. Using one poster board will take less time then two since it isn’t as thick.

Make sure there is something underneath the board so you don’t damage your floor.

Step Five: (not necessary but who says no to glitter)

We’re obsessed with glitter. So naturally we coated both sides of the design with white glitter. We used adhesive for this as well.

Step Six: (Smaller wings don’t need this but if you want to add it then go ahead!)

Take your wire hanger and bend it out so it’s the same shape of the wing that will be the closest to your back. Glue the wire down about 7 inches down from the tip of the wing. Most of the support is needed in the middle, and bottom of the wing.

Let some of the wire hang out of the bottom about four inches so you can connect the harness.

Step Seven

Roll out the cellophane to go over the wings. One piece for each side. Spray adhesive to the wing first and then gently place the cellophane over it. I recommend having someone help you with this part because adhesive is a pain when something goes wrong.

Do this for both the big wing, and the smaller one. Make sure the cellophane is over the wing evenly. Pat out any bubbles it may have.

Step Eight:

When both sides have cellophane on it take your iron and make sure it’s on a low setting. You don’t want it to burn or melt the cellophane. Gently go over the wing, and even it out as much as possible. There will be some bubbles, and such but think of it being more realistic.

Step Nine:

Cut off any excessive cellophane but leave some near the veins and by the wire. If it’s to short the cellophane will come apart. We left little less then half an inch.

Step Nine:

Take the adhesive to glue the little wing to the bigger one. You want to make sure you glue it on the inside.

Step Ten:

Use another wire hanger and bend it into a rectangle. Wire hanger is tough to bend so you’re going to have to use your inner strength. Cut off any excess wire with a wire cutter. Cover it with electrical tape so it becomes sturdier.

Step Eleven:

Line up the wing wire with the harness wire at the spot where it’s needed. Take the wing and connect it to the harness. Using electrical tape to keep the two of them together. Cut off an excess wire so it doesn’t dig into the wearers back.

Alas you have fairy wings!! I hope this helps a bit T-T Have fun!

Tip: You may have to cut a slit in the back of your outfit for the wings to slip into. Wearing a bra helps because it goes underneath it.

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

toukos:

self positivity is f*cking great!!! u think ur cool??? then ur cool!!! u think ur cute??? then ur hella cute!!! look at you go. so amazing

chiaroscurocostume:

A couple of photos of my Astrid cosplay! She was such a blast to wear

fuu-kun:

Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves the protagonist Shiki from Scarlet Fate. She’s a kind and beautiful badass. Characters in the game often doubt her place on the battlefield because she’s a woman, and she doesn’t take that crap. Plus she’s an otome heroine with a freakin’ face and an identity of her own! Shiki is much like Saki from Sweet Fuse: At Your Side in the way that they’re not weak doormat protags who always need a savior. They are more self-sufficient and can stand up for themselves.
Scarlet Fate has been somewhat slow moving as far as story goes, but it’s a lot more filled out than your regular otome game. Leave it to Idea Factory to give us an Android and IOS friendly otome with more depth. (Not to say that otome aren’t deep, but there’s something about Scarlet Fate that feels more polished, you know? Maybe I’m just biased because I like playing visual novels where the protag is just as much of a char as anyone else in the game.)

fuu-kun:

Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves the protagonist Shiki from Scarlet Fate. She’s a kind and beautiful badass. Characters in the game often doubt her place on the battlefield because she’s a woman, and she doesn’t take that crap. Plus she’s an otome heroine with a freakin’ face and an identity of her own! Shiki is much like Saki from Sweet Fuse: At Your Side in the way that they’re not weak doormat protags who always need a savior. They are more self-sufficient and can stand up for themselves.

Scarlet Fate has been somewhat slow moving as far as story goes, but it’s a lot more filled out than your regular otome game. Leave it to Idea Factory to give us an Android and IOS friendly otome with more depth. (Not to say that otome aren’t deep, but there’s something about Scarlet Fate that feels more polished, you know? Maybe I’m just biased because I like playing visual novels where the protag is just as much of a char as anyone else in the game.)