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Circle Skirt Tutorial by Kapalaka
Circle skirts are one of the handiest things you can learn to make for cosplay.  As far as simple-to-make skirts go, there are two types: circle skirts and rectangle skirts.  A rectangle skirts is where you cut out a large rectangle, and gather or pleat all of the excess material until it will fit your waist, giving you a nice full skirt (we explained it in a bit more detail on this over here).
Circle skirts, on the other hand, give you a lot of nice fullness, but with minimal bulk at the waist.  For example, my Babs Bunny skirt:

It might not seem like it, but there are a ton of different things you can do with circle skirts.  Long circle skirts (as outlined in the tutorial) are perfect for ball gowns.  If you need less fullness, you can make a half circle skirt or a 3/4 circle skirt (just use a half circle or 3/4 of a circle, instead of the full circle).  If you need more fullness, make several circle skirts (make sure you adjust the waist measurement accordingly, i.e. for 2 circle skirts, use half your waist measurement on both of them), and sew them all together.  Here’s an example of that technique (with gathers and horse hair braid in the hem.  Tutorial for how she made it here)

You can add pleats or scallops in the hem, layer a whole bunch on top of each other, or whatever else you want to do:

I’ve even known some people to make capes and cloaks and the like using a circle skirt as the basis of their pattern.  So go forth!  Go forth and use circles!

baconsavingcosplay:

Circle Skirt Tutorial by Kapalaka

Circle skirts are one of the handiest things you can learn to make for cosplay.  As far as simple-to-make skirts go, there are two types: circle skirts and rectangle skirts.  A rectangle skirts is where you cut out a large rectangle, and gather or pleat all of the excess material until it will fit your waist, giving you a nice full skirt (we explained it in a bit more detail on this over here).

Circle skirts, on the other hand, give you a lot of nice fullness, but with minimal bulk at the waist.  For example, my Babs Bunny skirt:

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It might not seem like it, but there are a ton of different things you can do with circle skirts.  Long circle skirts (as outlined in the tutorial) are perfect for ball gowns.  If you need less fullness, you can make a half circle skirt or a 3/4 circle skirt (just use a half circle or 3/4 of a circle, instead of the full circle).  If you need more fullness, make several circle skirts (make sure you adjust the waist measurement accordingly, i.e. for 2 circle skirts, use half your waist measurement on both of them), and sew them all together.  Here’s an example of that technique (with gathers and horse hair braid in the hem.  Tutorial for how she made it here)

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You can add pleats or scallops in the hem, layer a whole bunch on top of each other, or whatever else you want to do:

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I’ve even known some people to make capes and cloaks and the like using a circle skirt as the basis of their pattern.  So go forth!  Go forth and use circles!

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A few of you asked me how to do colored brows after I posted my rainbow eyebrow look so here’s how! :)
Fill in your eyebrow with white liner. I used an Elf Eye Liner.
Brush your eyebrow out with a spooly brush. This will remove any excess liner and coat all the hairs.
Apply eyeshadow to your eyebrow in the desired color with a stiff angled brush. I used a matte eyeshadow from the Shany Bold and Bright 120 Eyeshadow Palette and a MAC 266SE brush.
Clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip, apply the rest of your eye makeup and then you’re done, it’s that simple!

It’s nice to know how to color my eyebrows this way.
Now I don’t have to go through the trouble of dying my eyebrows, too.

SO GLAD I LEARNED THIS

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kookukachu:

makeupbag:

A few of you asked me how to do colored brows after I posted my rainbow eyebrow look so here’s how! :)

  1. Fill in your eyebrow with white liner. I used an Elf Eye Liner.
  2. Brush your eyebrow out with a spooly brush. This will remove any excess liner and coat all the hairs.
  3. Apply eyeshadow to your eyebrow in the desired color with a stiff angled brush. I used a matte eyeshadow from the Shany Bold and Bright 120 Eyeshadow Palette and a MAC 266SE brush.
  4. Clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip, apply the rest of your eye makeup and then you’re done, it’s that simple!

It’s nice to know how to color my eyebrows this way.

Now I don’t have to go through the trouble of dying my eyebrows, too.

SO GLAD I LEARNED THIS

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~Cosplay / Halloween Special effects makeup Megapost~

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With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve decided to post a link to a different place I buy costuming supplies every few days. SO! For those of you who would like to dress up as an elf for Halloween, check out Aradani Studios! :) 
Also, if you would like me to share a specific link, shout it out. I’ll gladly tell you where I get my supplies! 
http://www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ears

Wooow.  I go away for one day, and this post already has almost 4,000 notes.  Apparently ears are popular!  lol!

somelikeitblue:

somelikeitblue:

With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve decided to post a link to a different place I buy costuming supplies every few days. SO! For those of you who would like to dress up as an elf for Halloween, check out Aradani Studios! :)

Also, if you would like me to share a specific link, shout it out. I’ll gladly tell you where I get my supplies!

http://www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ears

Wooow.  I go away for one day, and this post already has almost 4,000 notes.  Apparently ears are popular!  lol!

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Formatting your Manuscript

If you’re planning on one day turning your manuscript in to literary agents and publishing houses, you need to make sure it’s formatted correctly. In many cases, your manuscript will be skipped over if it isn’t done to industry standard, so here’s the basics that you’ll need if you don’t want to be ignored. Before I get started, please know that this is aimed specifically at fiction manuscripts. If you’re writing non-fiction or a memoir, the expectations will be different, so it would be wise to Google what you need.

The Basics

  • Make sure your font is 12 point Times New Roman, Courier New, or Arial. These are the only three fonts you are allowed to pick from.
  • Your spacing should be 1 inch on all sides of the text. This is the default on most word processors, but double check your settings just to be sure.
  • Your text should be double spaced.
  • All of your indentations must be a half inch. Do not press indent. Instead, drag over the top arrow on the ruler to have every new paragraph automatically indent.

The Title Page

  • The top left-hand corner of your title page will have all your personal information. They want to see your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the novel’s genre, and word count.

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  • Your novel’s title is allowed to be between 20-24 point font if you want. Bold is also an option, but not necessary.
  • The title will appear halfway down the title page.
  • “A novel by [your name]” will be about three quarters of the way down the page.

The Next Pages

  • If you have a dedication, it will be on its own page.
  • If you have some sort of verse or quote, those will also need their own pages.
  • Do not include a page for acknowledgements.

The Chapters

  • Chapter titles will be 12 point font. No bolding or italics.
  • Chapters will start from one quarter to halfway down the page.
  • An easy way to format chapter headings is to press enter five or six times
  • Make sure you always start your chapters the same way every time.
  • When you start a new chapter, make sure you use a page break to bump the new chapter onto a new page. This will keep it in place so that it will never budge, no matter how much you cut out or add to the previous chapter.

Page Numbers

  • Page numbers will start with 1 on Chapter 1 of your manuscript. Page numbers will not appear on the title page or dedication page.
  • Page 1 will be labeled in the footer of Chapter 1. It should be centered.
  • Page 2 will be in the header of the next page.
  • From page 2 onward, your headers will be labeled like this:

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  • If you insert a section break after the title and dedication pages, it will make it easier to insert the page numbers.

For the most part, this is the most important of what you’ll need to know for formatting your manuscript. I used this video as reference, so I’m trusting everything it says is true because it was made by an author who has several novels published, and because it was uploaded this year, it should be up to date.

But just remember, whenever you go to turn in a manuscript, make sure you check the website of the agent or publisher you’re trying to contact. They might have specifications that differ with the ones stated in this video, and you should always do whatever you can to abide by what they want.

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