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Guys! I’ll be at Abunai this weekend with my Cosplay Repair Point. We’ll be seated across the cloak room and we’ll be there all weekend! 

Opening hours will be: 
Fri 14:00 to 21:00 
Sa 10:00 to 21:00 
Su 10:00 to 15:00 

And I will get help from the amazing Iloon and Megumii

We’re super excited! :D 

siffy:

Just bringing over a tip I posted on Facebook that I thought might helpful to cosplay folks.
Soooo a lot of times the metal buckles you grab off the shelf be it for armor or straps or jackets are going to be a shiny plated nickel. It’s possible to find an antique nickel finish, but it’s rarer, especially if you don’t have a specialty store like Tandy Leather near you. For me, Tandy didn’t have the antique finish in the buckles I liked best, so I picked up the shiny ones and tried to figure out a way to age them for Fili.After some internet digging I found a few different methods for darkening/aging the metal, but I didn’t really have the time or tools for them. Then I randomly found this product and decided, why not. The stuff is called… Nickel Ager. And hallelujah, it does exactly what it says. In the pic above, you can see how shiny my buckles were in the top picture. The middle picture was after letting them sit in the solution of Nickel Ager for TWO MINUTES and then letting them dry overnight. After that I buffed them with steel wool, and the result is the bottom right buckle. Bottom left is before being buffed. The result is beautiful, and half a bottle of the smallest bottle covered 6 buckles and a handful of studs and probably would have gone further if I was being careful (aka not lazy).So yeah, if you have bright shiny nickel plated buckles and need them to have a natural aged look, THIS.

Oooohh, this is super interesting!

siffy:

Just bringing over a tip I posted on Facebook that I thought might helpful to cosplay folks.

Soooo a lot of times the metal buckles you grab off the shelf be it for armor or straps or jackets are going to be a shiny plated nickel. It’s possible to find an antique nickel finish, but it’s rarer, especially if you don’t have a specialty store like Tandy Leather near you. For me, Tandy didn’t have the antique finish in the buckles I liked best, so I picked up the shiny ones and tried to figure out a way to age them for Fili.

After some internet digging I found a few different methods for darkening/aging the metal, but I didn’t really have the time or tools for them. Then I randomly found this product and decided, why not. The stuff is called… Nickel Ager. And hallelujah, it does exactly what it says. In the pic above, you can see how shiny my buckles were in the top picture. The middle picture was after letting them sit in the solution of Nickel Ager for TWO MINUTES and then letting them dry overnight. After that I buffed them with steel wool, and the result is the bottom right buckle. Bottom left is before being buffed. The result is beautiful, and half a bottle of the smallest bottle covered 6 buckles and a handful of studs and probably would have gone further if I was being careful (aka not lazy).

So yeah, if you have bright shiny nickel plated buckles and need them to have a natural aged look, THIS.

Oooohh, this is super interesting!

(via learning-to-sew)

A thing changed!

In the past few years, I ended up with three Tumblrs- this one, princefrill and dutchcosplayers (which is new and which I am highly excited about). They’re nice and all, but all my Tumblr blogs ended up being incredibly specific, thus leaving absolutely no room for shameless reblogging and fangirling. So I made a blog for that too! (Oh god what am I doing) 
It’s princessleareblogs- and please don’t feel offended when I unfollow you on this account and start following you on that account- it’s mostly just so I don’t constantly have to fight the urge to spam non-relevant things here. :’D If you want to know all the things that make my world go ‘round that are non-sewing related, go follow me there. Or don’t, ofcourse. :>

So there you go! A little update on my life on Tumblr! 

“I left my sleeping bag out to dry.
It got blown off the line.
A bird pooped on it.
The End”

—   

- R
Based on a true story by Lea (via somesupershortstories)

So I told some people what had happened with my sleeping bag the past night and the next moment my sleeping bag is a short story. <3

It doesn’t happen much that I make clothing for myself- though I really should more often. This was originally scrap material from a clothing piece I made for my graduation project, but there was still enough left to make something extra. And since the fabric is incredibly pretty.. <3 
I chose for a simple design with a wide neckline, because I don’t really own a lot of nice, simple, girl-y shirts. The back has a silk-y band in the middle, both to give the shirt some detail and do hide the seam that was unavoidable. 

(also I like my closet as a background.)

Updates HURRAY! 

So from the 13th till the 15th of June it was Animecon in The Hague, Netherlands. I only had one new cosplay (this one) and no time to update the others for that weekend, because I was in the middle of my final exams at that point (on a slightly related note: I passed! YAY!), but there’s nothing wrong with wearing a cosplay multiple times. 

I was IMMENSELY busy on the con with my Cosplay Repair Point, but luckily, I did find some time somewhere inbetween to go outside and get these shots taken by Pashiri (a good friend of mine, who doesn’t have a portfolio site yet. DAMN YOU!). He managed to capture all kinds of sides of me that I didn’t know I had. :’D Seductive Ryuko, how do I. 

ANYWAY- I made Pajamas!Ryuko. :D 
The best thing about Kill la Kill is her having a LOT of costumes. And from the moment I saw her in Mako’s old pajamas, I knew it had to be done. And thus it happened! 
The whole pajamas are made from a thin jersey fabric and all the bunny heads are cut separatedly, the face drawn on (with help from a mold), ironed and then stitched on. 
I tried to make the pajamas as tight-fitting as possible, without it getting (or looking) uncomfortable. 
The scissorblade is made from MDF wood, sanded, primed, spraypainted in “Royal red” and finished off with a matte varnish/topcoat. 
Also tummy. I really need to start working out. Whelp. 

“Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

—   Unknown (via villere)

(Source: weeping-siren, via wildbutterflyblog)

christophinthenightsky:

Kanzashi-Flower Tutorial (pretty easy)

You need 2 matching fabrics, needle, thread, glue-gun, felt in a matching colour, a button and optional a rhinestone.

Step 1: cut circles

- fabric 1: 7 circles diameter 8,5 cm (a water glass)

                 6 circles diameter 5,5 cm ( a shot glass)

- fabric 2: 7 circles diameter 8,5 cm

Step 2: Fold and saddle stich

- fold each circle two times and place one triangle over the other

- sew a few times at the bottom of each double-triangle and pull the thread

- add the other triangles to the line

- finish the circle by connecting the ends

- do the same with the 6 small circles

Step 3: load your gun

- glue a felt-circle to the bottom of the bigger flower

- flip around and glue the smaller flower to the center of the bigger one

- finally glue a button to the center of the smaller one

- optionally add a rhinestone

Have fun! This is easy to make and looks great. :)

(via learning-to-sew)

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(Source: lilwaynegacyjr, via curiousthimble)

Oh, there&#8217;s a small give-away going on, on facebook! Click the picture to go there and things. :D (Dutchies-only, sorry! ;^; )