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Toko Fukawa Cosplay Progress: Shirt and Sailor Collar – Video and Transkript

Scene 1 Hello! It is I again. Back with a third cosplay video. It took me some time to get this done, since uni started in the meanwhile and … it’s not great. Not at all …But you probably wouldn’t even have noticed, since I have been waiting to post these until I finished all of them, this one included. Scene 2 Today we’re going to be doing our third and last piece – Toko’s top as well as the sailor collar, which is detachable. Scene 3 I am a huge fan of detachable cosplay pieces. One big issue with cosplay is that it is a very sweaty hobby. It’s disgusting, really. And a lot of costumes can’t really go in the wash because of certain aspects and details. So I try to make as many parts washable as possible and try to construct my cosutmes as practically as possible. Scene 4 For this shirt I used an easy t-shirt pattern I already had. I don’t know if I mentioned and I am really not …

Toko Fukawa Cosplay Progress: Pleated Skirt – Video and Transkript

Scene 1 Hey! It’s my again! Aka Lilly aka @mupfinsmiley on Instagram. In my first video – So exciting, I know! – I tried to showcase my progress on of of my latest cosplays: Toko Fukawa from Danganronpa.I started off showing you how I made an underskirt to be worn under this and when needed under other costumes as well.Today we’re gonna be working on the second layer: The overskirt. Scene 2 I always like making skirts since they’re easy and you can get amazing looking results with few frustrations and little effort. It eneables me to get into some sort of meditative trance really quickly and I do enjoy that so much. I also just love flowy fabrics … It’s really weird since it’s not at all what I usually wear in my day to day life. Scene 3 This one is an almost florlength pleated skirt and therefore a bit harder to make than the ruffled one from before.The concept is still the same, though: Take a long piece of fabric, shorten one …

Toko Fukawa Cosplay Progress: Underskirt – Video and Transcript

Scene 1 Hi! My name is Lilly and you may or may not know me from my Cosplay Instagram @MupfinSmiley and/or may blog … Let’s be honest. You probably don’t. Because there’s like barely 250 people on there … And I love every single one of them!Well … Enough about that. In case it isn’t obvious: I’m a tad bit anxious to be on camera. But here’s the thing: That’ll only go away if I make myself be on camera more.So, I’ve been wanting to do that for a while now. You see, I’m in a Media Studies course at my Uni and we do have some practical classes. Being on camera, operating one and editing footage will sooner or later be something I’ll have to deal with. In fact I already had too … So why not do my own little project in form of this channel? Scene 2 Well, as I’ve mentioned: I’m a cosplayer. A cosplay who now, given the current Self-Quarantine-Situation, has too much time and not enough to do to …

A couple of Black-Owned Etsy stores to support [ad]

Last week I posted a post about Black-owned online stores. Given the current events I think it is important to stand with the black community as well as black creators. So I went back into research mode and found some cute Black-Owned Etsy stores you can support right now! Etsy is usually where smaller creators can sell their wares so you’ll be supporting genuine small business plus you’ll get some truly unique pieces. But, I’ve been talking for too long again, so with no further ado: Some Black-Owned Etsy stores to support right now. Disclaimer: Technically I have to mark this off as an ad. It’s not. I’m not getting paid, I just did some research and wanted to do a good thing. Local Colour Co Colour isn’t just in the name, it’s also in the product: This masai inspired beaded jewellery is just amazing. I don’t think it would look very good on my but I still admire the artistry that goes into it. I sometimes make jewellery for fun so I know how …

Play a game with me … Dungeons and Lesbians

Hey! Those of you following me on social media (or knowing me IRL) may have noticed that I have been promoting itch.io’s “Racial Justice and Equality” Bundle … There’s no real reason behind it except that I actually like the idea and it’s something I want to support. You get a massive amount of games, engines, assets, pnps and so much more for 5$ or more and all of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter!And as gamers we have a huge problem of racism, sexism and homophobia within our community (mostly with mainstream following people I feel like … The indie scene seems so much more chill) so anything that promotes a different view is welcome here!So as a way to promote this: I thought I’d just play through a couple of games from the bundle. I am a bit nervous to show this to you, though … It’s a bit embarassing. But all for the greater good, right? The offer ends in 4 or 3 days so go on over there …

A couple of black-owned online stores I think are cute [ad]

Good day, friends. I remember: when I started this blog I thought I might blog a little bit about media and geeky stuff, yes, but I also wanted to post about geek culture and “girly” things since I wanted to open the topic up for girls and young women who are so often excluded. So I imagined doing some shop reviews and shopping lists/gift guides … That kind of stuff. All off that kind of ended up not happening. May it be due to lack of money or me just not needing anything or not wanting to buy anything or me just looking for something special and not finding it (I don’t need 20 nude lipsticks so I’d rather look for a more unique colour p.e.).But due to the recent events happening in the US I got the idea to make a post about some cute and geeky black-owned online stores. I am a bit insecure at the moment because I would love to be supportive yet a) I am stuck over here in Europe …

Corona Frustrations Bralette – Pattern and a lackluster tutorial

Hello, friends, it is I! Finally back on the internet. And like most people these days I have both too much time and not enough on my hands. I have also a lot of frustrations deeply embedded within me. So what better to do than to turn those frustrations into something useful and creative (while also avoiding my actual problems that may be the reason for said frustrations).So I did. The day I got home after my Italian class got cancelled, I did exactely that. I said down and started working on this bralette – which I adequately dubbed my Corona Frustrations Bralette – pattern.I wanted this to be an easy bralette pattern, since I am a) still experimenting within pattern making and want to do it right and b) wanted to put this online if it actually turnt out well and I want it to be an easy sew even for beginners. A few things about the making of this easy bralette pattern As I’ve said I wanted it to be an easy project …

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2020 Gaming List

In case you haven’t read my 2020 Reading List, here’s the deal: A while ago I updated this sweet little site of mine with reading, watching and currently playing lists respectively. I did so quickly and I did so in an attempt to give this blog more shape and to get a better connection to everyone who may stumble upon it. Well, I felt inspiration strike this morning and I want to do this a little differently, now: Instead of adding specific titles to the list I’m gonna go more by concept and ideas and general categorizations. This way I hope to expand my horizons a little bit. The world of media is huge and plentiful and there may be books I’ve never heard of before. I may only find them by opening myself up to broader options. It may also help me get some recommendations by people who are more familiar with the things I have not yet discovered.So: Here’s my new and improved reading list for 2020 and some rules you may or …

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2020 Movie Watchlist

In case you haven’t read my 2020 Reading List, here’s the deal: A while ago I updated this sweet little site of mine with reading, watching and currently playing lists respectively. I did so quickly and I did so in an attempt to give this blog more shape and to get a better connection to everyone who may stumble upon it.Well, I felt inspiration strike the other morning and I want to do this a little differently, now: Instead of adding specific titles to the list I’m gonna go more by concept and ideas and general categorizations. This way I hope to expand my horizons a little bit.The world of media is huge and plentiful and there may be series out there I’ve never heard of before. I may only find them by opening myself up to broader options. It may also help me get some recommendations by people who are more familiar with the things I have not yet discovered. So the deal with the 2020 Movie Watchlist is basically the same: I try …

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2020 Series Watchlist

In case you haven’t read my 2020 Reading List, here’s the deal: A while ago I updated this sweet little site of mine with reading, watching and currently playing lists respectively. I did so quickly and I did so in an attempt to give this blog more shape and to get a better connection to everyone who may stumble upon it.Well, I felt inspiration strike the other morning and I want to do this a little differently, now: Instead of adding specific titles to the list I’m gonna go more by concept and ideas and general categorizations. This way I hope to expand my horizons a little bit.The world of media is huge and plentiful and there may be series out there I’ve never heard of before. I may only find them by opening myself up to broader options. It may also help me get some recommendations by people who are more familiar with the things I have not yet discovered. So the deal with the 2020 Series Watchlist is basically the same: I try …