Have you ever paid really close attention to the twins when they were in immediate danger or in a situation where they were getting nervous or a little freaked out?
Because if you look closely, you see this happening a lot:
Whenever they get freaked out it’s like their natural reaction to hold onto each other.
And it’s not just that. Oh no, the twins get even more adorable, because have you seen the way Dipper looks after his sister?
Even from episode one, he always taken the time to look back and grab Mabel by the hand just to make sure she’s with him.
It happens throughout the whole season.
And if you notice it’s always Dipper leading, pulling his sister out of danger.
Mabel has saved him before too, of course. I’m not saying that she hasn’t. But what I am saying is that Dipper actively looks after her on an almost moment-to-moment basis. It’s like, Dipper sees danger and his first reaction is to grab Mabel.
But this makes sense! They are twins, so no one is really the “older sibling,” to a significant amount. This isn’t the standard “I must protect my younger sibling”. If anything, Mabel is older than Dipper. However, if you know anything about Dipper you have at least a general idea of how his mind works. He’s much more cautious than Mabel. He likes to think things through, and put pieces together. He pays attention to people and the world around him, unlike his sister who often lives in her own world.
It makes sense that he would take it upon himself to keep the two of them safe on their adventures. After all, he likes to think of himself as a hero, and when it comes to protecting his sister, he often is.
Don’t fully believe me yet?
When danger approaches, who stands in from of whom?
I’m not saying Mabel isn’t a hero, or is weak, or needs her brothers help. I’m saying Dipper is a kid who takes protecting his sister very seriously.
He cares about her and loves her.
They need each other. Both to balance each other’s polarized views of the world, and for comfort and security.
And this is never more obvious than in the devastating looks on their faces, and the way they try desperately to cling to each other’s hands, as they are torn apart.
Bluh, so tired from moving. Quick Gamzee to soothe the nerves before bed.
SHOWERS ARE FUCKING INCREDIBLE. OH UR SKIN FEELS STICKY? SHOWER. HAIR A LITTLE GREASY? SHOWER. NEED TO ESCAPE YOUR FAMILY? SHOWER.
So ruffles! They’re really simple and basic, but the way I learned to make them is so exhausting. What way is that? Well stitching with the longest stitch setting on my machine and pulling at the bottom thread to gather the fabric and pray the thread doesn’t break. But working in the costume shop has taught me a great and painless way to gather fabric for ruffles and I just have to share the revelation.
So supplies you’ll need:
- Machine obviously
- Thread color of your fabric
- Your fabric
- Button and cord thread, easier if a different color (VERY IMPORTANT CANNOT SKIMP OUT AND USE NORMAL THREAD BECAUSE YOU RUN THE RISK OF IT BREAKING)
Click and drag to see what you get!
pretty please anyone everyone
PUT A NAME IN MY ASK AND I’LL TALK ABOUT SOMEONE I KNOW/ONCE KNEW WITH THAT NAME
TELL YOUR BOYFRIEND
IF HE SAYS HE’S GOT BEEF
THAT I’M A VEGETARIAN
(pitched to different “gender”)
Sorry for low-tier quality, I just really wanted to hear what this would sound like.
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~
I like to think that Howl and Calcifer just sat down and had tea and a chat once in a while. You would too if your fireplace were a sentient fire demon. It’s one of the perks.
(Super late submission to ghibli jam, which I only found out about at 10PM last night (!) Process on twitter.)