Silent Hill Heather Cover

No Sew Cosplay: Heather from Silent Hill

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What’s goin’ on? Where is everybody?

Vest: Heather is wearing a white vest with four pockets on the front and a hood in the back. The first one that I found is very close, but unfortunately does not have all four pockets as flap pockets. I attempted to find a better one, but ultimately this jacket is the only one I feel would work.

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Undershirt: Underneath of her jacket, Heather is wearing an yellow-orange turtleneck sleeveless sweater or shirt. This one has been reduced in price, though it is still a bit pricey. Regardless, I liked how close the color appears to be.

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Wristbands: You’ll need two orange wristbands for Heather’s outfit, just like these ones here, which already comes in a pair!

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Watch: Heather looks to be wearing a black digital watch with a silver face that has some detail work for a brand that doesn’t really exist.

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Skirt: The first skirt (top picture) I came across was rather expensive, but the brand is well known and the skirt is exactly what I was looking for. I have yet to find any that looked better.

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Boots: Heather is wearing a pair of dark brown knee-high riding boots similar to these ones here. They might have been intended to have an orange trim to them, or that might be her socks. Either way, I would simply wear orange socks for this as the detail isn’t explicitly clear. Roll them down to the appropriate length.

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But when am I gonna wake up?

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2016 Cosplay Poll

In 2016 I want to do some more fun cosplays… But I want to make sure you guys will enjoy them before I run off and make videos. I listed some of the ones I want to do in the poll. If you would like to see a different cosplay other than the ones listed, please leave a comment below letting me know which cosplay you would like to see done most in a video! Thank you!!

No Sew Cosplay: Fran Bow

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Have you seen my kitty?  His name is Mr. Midnight.

Dress: It took me an immeasurably long time to find a dress that even remotely looks like Fran Bows, but I finally found a similar one that has the perfect collar. Unfortunately, it does have more sleeves to it than Fran’s and does not have the straps on the back but I definitely love the look regardless! If you look at the other color options, it’s easier to see that it has a bow in the middle as well. While it is yellow, you MIGHT be able to use fabric paint to get it to look right. It’s hard to tell though without seeing the item in person.

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Bow(?): If you can get the bow of the dress above to look right, you won’t need this at all. But if you do, Fran is wearing a green bow similar to this one which has an alligator clip you could use to attach it. Hers is limp looking and not perfect either. If you get a different dress, it might not be as easy to attach but the one I posted above seems to have different areas a clip could be used. Worse case you could probably use a bobby pin to hold it in place.

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Leggings: Fran Bow is wearing a pair of white and black horizontal striped leggings similar to these ones here. The one review on the product is positive, though typically leggings can be rather opaque or run small. These ones I found (pictured below) have the best overall ratings but the stripes aren’t completely matched up on the seams. Bare in mind reviews state that they are pretty thin.

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Shoes: For trekking through all those dimensions, Fran wears a pair of short lace up brown boots. It didn’t take me long to find these ones, which are a reasonable price for boots like these and have positive reviews.

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Makeup: IhasCupquake uploaded a really good makeup video for Fran Bow that I found that shows you how to get a “sunken eye” look as well as to do the brows and even the blood dripping from the eyes if you prefer that.

Ideas for Props: Why not bring Mr. Midnight with you? Or perhaps fill a jar with what looks like red pills.

I have to find kitty now, bye!

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Undertale Fanfiction: Swaptale Revamp

Undertale is a fantastic game and in addition to that, the fanbase behind it is just amazing. A lot of amazing artwork and creative minds have been unleashed since its debut. I ran across a dubbing of a comic made by ScotchTapeOfficial on Tumblr, which is one such creative mind. I was blown away by their comic… And even more heartbroken to learn that they had stopped creating it. Swaptale is their work, a comic strip that focuses on the idea of “what if Chara and Frisk switched timelines toward the end of the game”.

However, my mind runs crazy when given an idea that an ending won’t be available and I started creating one in my mind. I decided to change up some things, but write a fanfiction “revamp”. It was going to just be my own personal closure, but after nervously pming and asking the artist if I had permission to write a fanfiction about it, I decided to share it when I saw comments on the youtube dubbing video about how disappointed some people were that there was no end.

 

And, yeah, that’s essentially how Swaptale Revamp became a thing. So it’s a fanfiction of a fanwork? Someone send help. Of course, I put my own spins on several aspects and changed other things, including dialogue, to make it how I would see the action going down. Anyhow, I figured I share this on the blog, since it fits the “nerd” topic, right?

Teaser:

“*just lay down your weapon and, well, my job will be a lot easier.”

The fight had been waging on for a long time. Sans had sweat pouring down from his cranium and was breathing in and out with some difficulty as he struggled to catch a breath of air. The human meanwhile, rubbed its back, as though something were troubling it there. A pulled muscle? Or something more? Perhaps they felt the sins of his crimes catching up to them there.

It was obvious who was beating whom at this point in time. So many repeats of the battle had taken place that now it was all a blur for both of them. No one knew just how many times they had reset and tried again to take the other out. Both were fighting for their own reasons and had their own determination pumping fiercely inside of them. Still, Sans was opening himself up at this moment and sparing the human, allowing one last glimmer of redemption.

There was almost no hesitation behind the move.

Fist clenched, the human went to strike with the trusty knife which had brought them this far already, signaling that all he cared about was FIGHTing. Chara’s heart had long sense iced over which was ironic due to it being colored blue now.

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“ASRIEL DREEMUR!”

Loud and clear as a bell, the voice rang out. A flash of blinding white light filled the space before fading back into pitch black. Darkness had filled the room soon after the surprise attack which had followed. No one had seen it coming, really. Least of all the human. Still, despite everything he had done and all the people he had tried to hurt to get to this point, there was something inside Frisk was shouting to reach out and SAVE Asriel. Everything suddenly shifted in their vision. There was a flash of white light that forced them to shut their eyes tightly. A moment later, they reopened their eyes to see their hand hovering directly above the words FIGHT.

It wasn’t hard to imagine their astonishment at the sudden change, especially when the button they had seemingly pressed accidentally had been shattered. Pieces of it were broken and were chipping away, clanking onto the floor. Looking up, eyes meeting their supposed target, Frisk dropped his stick to the ground, missing the chance on purpose. He would never FIGHT, of course!

Especially when the monster he was fighting was his friend… Sans.

“*welp. it was worth a shot. guess you like doing things the hard way, huh?”

“Sans, wha-,” Frisk started, the baffled expression intensifying with a slight hint of terror. Taking a step backward, several thoughts and questions were dancing around in the young person’s mind. What was going on? Why was he suddenly in the midst of a battle with one of his best friends in the Underground? Was this… Perhaps a trick perpetrated once again by the mischievous flower? One last ditch effort to stop them from winning this time around?

With the strange and bizarre events which had befallen them thus far, it was honestly not out of the question to consider Sans hadn’t been properly SAVEd yet. Perhaps the process needed to be done a second time? Feeling their heart grow heavier, the blue attack now in effect, Frisk prepared themselves for what would happen next. There was really no way to prepare for it, however. It was too much of an onslaught.

Attacks were flying at them every which way possible. Bones of various lengths and sizes. Leaping, rolling, dodging, they did everything to try to avoid one blow only for the entire attack to suddenly switch on them midway through. In the midst of jumping from one attack, they would find themselves grounded again only to have to leap again to avoid a different technique directed their way. Heart pounding from the intense movements, Frisk could not even fathom a light at the end of the tunnel this time. It was obvious that Sans was not holding back.

Lying on the floor for a moment, it took them a full minute to realize that the turn had finally passed. It felt as though they had been thrust into a hurricane. Bones had been flying at them every which way. Never before had they even seen such a powerful enemy that could give Flowey and Asriel such a run for their money. But what really was causing the immobilization of their entire body was not the exhaustion from the blows they had received, despite their health being in jeopardy. No, the shock of it all was almost too much.

“I can’t… Fight you, Sans.”

Without a second thought, their hand struck the Mercy button in a last ditch effort to SPARE his friend. Perhaps, whatever was causing the normally cheerful happy-go-lucky skeleton bro to behave this way would change. Frisk wanted their comedian back and badly.

“*sounds strange, but before all this, i was secretly hoping we could be friends. i always thought that the anomaly was doing this cause they were unhappy. and when they got what they wanted they would stop all this.”

“S-san’s… We are fri-,”

The response wasn’t allowed to be finished. A strange skull creature appeared, opening its giant mouth before unleashing a blast that struck the child directly as they struggled to remove themselves from the ground and dodge. Somehow, miraculously, their health did not drain completely but it was probably only because they were clinging to intense hope right now and was fighting not to give in.

But, they weren’t alone. They had friends! Recalling this, they reached a hand out, sliding it along the tiled floor for a moment and then lifting it into the air.

“Help!”

The blast that should have come next suddenly stopped, the blaster’s grinning mouth closing shut with a weird clanking noise.

“Toriel!”

“*hey, what are you…”

“Papyrus!”

“*is this is some sort of joke… it ain’t funny, kid.”

“Undyne!”

“*knock it off.”

“Alphys!”

But no one that Frisk called out came. Only Sans stood there in front, casting his gaze to the side. Despite his obvious distress, that same grin was still stretched across his skull. Something about what Frisk had said had struck a chord within him.

“*i don’t get it. am i missing the punchline? you must have one sick sense of humor, pal.” The pupils in their friend’s eyes seemed to disappear into blackness.

No Sew Cosplay: Helga from Hey Arnold

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HEY! HEY ARNOLD!

Hair Bow: There are a few different ways to pull of Helga’s awesome bow. I found this 12 pc set with 6-6.5 inch bows (top picture). Of course, due to it being such a large set, the cost is a bit up there (almost $20). The other unfortunate thing is that they are on a stretchy elastic rather than a clip, which I think would make this VERY difficult to work into a wig. Still… That bow is so pretty. The other option I found was a bow with an alligator clasp (bottom picture) and mostly good reviews!

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Dress: In most episodes, Helga is wearing her trademark pink tank top dress with one red to darker pink stripe toward the bottom. I found one similar in style, but without the stripe unfortunately. That’s easily fixable with fabric paint, however. Just use tape to block off the area you don’t want to paint and place cardboard between the layers of fabric. For more info, I found a little tutorial blog article! You could also sew on a piece of fabric but uh… That breaks my rule of no sew for this article.

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Undershirt: Helga is wearing a white undershirt with half sleeves. I’m not 100% sure if the neckline is supposed to be a turtle neck or not, but this would pull off the look of having that thick fabric there better, in my opinion.

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Shoes: Pick the plainest, whitest shoes for Helga’s outfit that you can find. I personally would go with canvas shoes if possible. Always check your local thrift store though so you can cut the cost down on the outfit.

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Makeup: There is actually a good makeup video out there! YAY!!! But really, all you need is a eyebrow pencil that is brown and black liquid eyeliner. Draw in where you want the eyebrows to be, then lightly add strokes like “hair” to give the brows some depth. That way it doesn’t look like you painted your brow with a sharpie marker or something and it will look more realistic.

Picture Frame: Did you know that they actually make a heart shaped mirror like this (top picture)? I thought about taking a picture of Arnold in that size and shape and taping it inside where the mirror is!? Or you could get this one  (bottom picture) that’s a tad more expensive but just a wooden frame.

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Now, don’t forget your shrine in Arnold’s name and you should look amazingly like Helga!

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MOVE IT FOOTBALL HEAD!

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