#ahh I’m so glad someone took the time to analyse it like this#I’ve seen a lot of reactions in the tag saying people found it boring but#I’m actually finding it really interesting?#that review is a good example why#(spoiler alert tho)#idk I think people are looking at the idol theme and dismissing it as shallow#but it’s really not as lighthearted as it looks
I’m so glad you agree! I really don’t like the art style, but so far Shounen Hollywood contains a lot more depth than I was expecting (then again, my original expectation was pretty faces + no depth). I’m looking forward learning more about the other boys and seeing how the story pans out!
I recently redid the theme to support high-resolution images, so from now on my sets and gifs will be at least 700px wide. This way
we can more easily ogle bishies the outfits can be seen in higher detail.
Some images in previous posts may appear a little blurry on the blog. ༼ ºل͟º ༽ But they’ll still look fine on the Tumblr interface and in reblogs!
I recently received an email message from someone asking this question, and I thought this might be something worth discussing on the Otaku Couture blog itself.
Of course, my suggestion is casual cosplay. This is the bread and butter of what I do! There are no rules—essentially, you’re just using characters as inspiration. You can make your portrayal as interpretive or as accurate as you like.
If you’re not sure where to start, try beginning with something small. Full-out cosplay usually calls for brightly colored wigs, layers upon layers of makeup, and a totally decked-out outfit—but representing a character doesn’t mean you have to go all-out. For instance, recently I’ve been super into side ponytails a la BroCon’s Hinata Ema:
Basically, I throw my hair into a bun overnight, and by morning my pin-straight hair is wavy and voluminous. Then I just pull it up into a high side pony. ^^ If I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I’ll even split my bangs like hers. It makes my face look slimmer so I like it haha
It’s really that easy—there’s no dying, sewing, witchcraft, or fancy-shamcy-who-knows-whats-it that has to be done
so it’s perfect for lazy people. Just ask yourself, “What can I do with what I have? What can I do that won’t cost a fortune? What do I do that won’t take forever to make? What can I easily do now?”
You can also try pulling inspiration using a single, defining accessory. Not gonna lie: I bought a solid red pashima solely because Mikasa Ackerman religiously wears one, and I have a pair of blue studs that I painstakingly chose from many other shades of blue simply because it perfectly matched Ciel Phantomhive’s earrings.
I got the scarf from a little shop NYC for $4 (after some haggling haha). You can find a lot of street stands that sell these pashimas for super cheap. Just be warned though that the quality matches the low price!
The stud earrings are from Turkish seller biesge on Etsy. The ones I bought are the 8mm cobalt blue stud earrings. They’re just a tad bigger than Ciel’s, but they perfectly match my Nails Inc. polish in flammable so all is forgiven. (❁´◡`❁)
If you want to try something a little more representative than simply a hairstyle or accessory, then it’s time to get creative. That’s when I’ll wear something like what you see in my outfit collages. To be honest, there’s really no set method to how I create them, so I’ll have to think some more about it; I’ll write up a “Stealth Cosplay 101” guideline sometime in the near future. In the mean time, please feel free to use my Polyvore sets to help you create your own character-inspired looks.
#wheres the yellow socks #you need those to be aoba
#make sure to wear ur god forbidden yellow socks
Here’s a 3-pack of yellow socks. Hope it’s all better now hahaha