Magniloquent Murmurs

Costuming, cosplay, crafting, clothing, cosmetics, coiffures and constellations.

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bunny-speak:

Here is a short tutorial on how I made my recent cosplay wings.

I used craft foam that I purchased from Michaels, but lots of places sell it.

I made feather shapes of different sizes on Bristol board and used them to trace lots and LOTS of feathers! Seriously…. Alot.

I then used a soldering iron to melt in feather lines. I also cut out some places around the edges to look more realistic. Then bent and melted a bit if the back to make it look like it had a spine.

Next I took all of those feathers and arranged them over a large base that I also made out of craft foam. I glued a wire hanger around the edge of the base to help it keep its shape. I also added a long loop of wire that went down from the center. This I used to push down the back of my costume to hold the wings in place.

When I was satisfied with how everything looked I started hot glueing the feathers to the base. Do this to the front and back of the wings. After you burn you fingers on glue atleast five or six times you will be done! Tada!

I painted gold onto the inside feathers to get the effect that I wanted to make it more like the characters.

I hope that this was helpful! They are relatively light weight and easy to wear. Just takes some patience to make.

GET. OUT! You beautiful lunatic!  That’s amazing!

(via youcancosplay21)

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sablerabbit:

mszombi:

undeadmachinery:

Again, that time of year.

Every time I leave my house in the summer

First: yes, this is the life.
Second: Kudos for the artist!  We need more Goths of Color (yes, the irony is not lost) represented!  Beautiful people and absolutely fantastic.

How could she be hot when she’s so fucking cool?

sablerabbit:

mszombi:

undeadmachinery:

Again, that time of year.

Every time I leave my house in the summer

First: yes, this is the life.

Second: Kudos for the artist!  We need more Goths of Color (yes, the irony is not lost) represented!  Beautiful people and absolutely fantastic.

How could she be hot when she’s so fucking cool?

(via theblacklacedandy)

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New Wonder Woman Creator Seems Iffy on the Whole “Feminist” thing

dcwomenkickingass:

Yesterday DC Comics announced that David Finch and his wife Meredith would be the new creative team on Wonder Woman. While I’ve already expressed concerns about Mr. Finch’s art and the short writing resume of Ms. Finch, there is now another  much bigger concern. 

In an interview today with CBR Finch stated:

Really, from where I come from, and we’ve talked about this a lot, we want to make sure it’s a book that treats her as a human being first and foremost, but is also respectful of the fact that she represents something more. We want her to be a strong — I don’t want to say feminist, but a strong character. Beautiful, but strong.

I can’t imagine another character about which you wouldn’t want to say she’s a feminist. The character’s creation, her history, her every single quality is derived from feminism. To not want to say “feminist” about her is like saying you don’t want to say “alien” about Superman or “orphan” about Batman. It is part of the character’s DNA.

As you can imagine that quote didn’t go over well. So a few hours later Mr. Finch tried to qualify it.

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Say what? 

Feminists ARE human. Feminists ARE Fallible. Feminists ARE Real.

I’m sure this is just a misunderstanding. I would be shocked if the person heading the creative team of Wonder Woman would not understand this.

Because any person who cannot acknowledge and state clearly that Wonder Woman is a feminist and understands what feminism is has no business being near the character.