My boyfriend wants me to make him a black star wig and I was wondering, what wig did you use for your black star cosplay? Also how did you go about making the spikes stay up? I have styled wigs before but this is my first time doing something that is supposed to stand up straight ><
I used a Punky XL base from Cosplay.com/Shopping but they no longer exist :S I believe the closest alternative might be the Arda Jareth wig. To get the light blue colour of my wig I used a sharpie dye method and when that didn’t work I styled the wig (using Got 2 B Freezing spray back combing!) and then used spray paint to get the colour/stiffness I wanted.
Arda might have a wig in the right colour, so chances are you might not need to spray paint or colour anything. In that case cut your wig to appropriate lengths using thinning scissors, gather and twist spikes with your fingers and spray. Don’t spray too much!. Hold and allow to dry, then release the spike. If it droops or doesn’t stay wait for it to dry 100% then back comb (comb toward the head instead of away). This will create a matted mess! Never fear. Brush it back out again and repeat the steps above. To help the process, spray your fingers with some spray and twist the tips of spikes, this helps them to stay together!
I’d also suggest looking on Ebay for “Black Star cosplay wig” and seeing what pops up. You might get lucky! Bust as always, buyer beware. Always check seller stats before buying!
Best of luck, and for a visual of what I’m talking about I suggest looking at this tutorial:
Did you experience cramps or bleeding post T? Im over two years on T and within the past few days have started to get cramps, as well as slight blood when wiping. (Sorry if this is graphic) My doctor is no expert when it comes to transmen, but im planning on making an appointment if this continues. Im worried it could be the bad effects of T interfering with female oragns.
First off, I want to clarify that I am not a doctor! I didn’t experience this, however I know that it is something that some guys do run into (called “spotting” I think). I urge you to talk to your doctor about it ASAP and if they are clueless then they will need to consult with or refer you to someone who is knowledgable in transhealth.
I'm a girl who likes girls, wearing guy clothes, cosplaying as guys, basically I like to feel like a guy. But I also like feeling and acting like a girl. I sorta want to be a guy but also a girl. Like my brain wants to be a gender depending in the day if that makes sense. I'm told its weird and I'm just wondering if you had this sorta thought or felt you were always a guy.
Gender fluidity is a thing. It’s a gender identity. There’s not just boy or girl out there, there’s a whole spectrum of gender identities and there’s nothing stopping anyone from switching their gender every day.
I really urge you to take a look at the term “genderfluid” (might be two words “gender fluid”). It might answer a lot of your queries :)
In terms of myself I have always felt male, even while trying to persuade myself into identifying as female. But you and I are different people with different gender identities. Neither is more “valid” than the other :) You’re not weird and what you’re feeling isn’t weird! It may be a little less common than other gender identities, but less common doesn’t mean “weird” or “false” at all.
Omg. Wow. Ok, I'm sorry. You just popped up on my dash and I thought, 'Huh, that username sound familiar', so I clicked on your blog and omg. I used to watch you on Youtube WAY back in the day. I remember when you were just starting on T. You've come so far since then and I'm so proud and so happy for you omg. I'm sorry, I know this is p weird and out of the blue, but I'm so glad.
Thank you so much!!! I know that I get great joy in reconnecting with people/things I followed back in the day so welcome back! Thanks for checking in and sending such supportive words my way ^_^ Hope you’ve been doing well (and btw I adore your icon!!!)
Hey Lucas :) Just wondering, what foundation/concealer/powder etc do you use to make your skin look so flawless in cosplay shoots? Loving your cosplays as ever, and hoping that my Hinata can meet your Tobio one day :3 (If you come back over to England, that is) Oh, and please answer this privately as I don't go on Tumblr very often and would probably miss your response OTL Thanks for the help :)
Hello! :) I’m afraid I can’t respond privately because you’re on Anon :( so I hope you see this!
I use Pur Minerals foundation because my skin can be sensitive and I’ve found it to be a good brand for folks with temperamental skin.
Also Photoshop. HAHAHA. No gonna lie I use the heal tool to zap out blemishes that show through makeup. No shame XD
I hope we can play volleyball together!!! >8D I’ll keep in mind to bring Kageyama if we ever make it over to England again :3 Fingers crossed!
We have another guest announcement tomorrow. We’ve already announced Twinfools and Nova so with tomorrow’s announcement, we’ll have the most guests ever to join us at Otafest Aurora (and still the most amount of guests at a winter con in Alberta)
I told you a few months back that Aurora was going…
Hey Twin! I'm a 16 year old ftm who just started my 10th year. And I was wondering how I would go about asking to use the guys locker room for pe. Also is it the right move since using the girls locker room gave me mad anxiety last year and I want to be more comfortable this year?
Hello there :)
Determining if this is the right move depends on your personal comfort. An alternative option might be using a gender neutral washroom or single stalled change room/bathroom if that better suits you!
The first step to asking to use the guys locker room would be contacting your counsellor and/or school administration to speak to them about it. Your school may have set policies, and they might not know how to deal with it. If they’re lost on the subject direct them to this web-page: http://transhealth.vch.ca/for-service-providers-2/schools#.VArA0RY-YUs
Some of the resources listed are BC/Canadian based (not that they can’t be used outside of Canada!) but others are American (such as GLSEN’s Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students).
Having a doctor’s note may help in advocating for yourself (if this is applicable), so too would the help of a LGBTQ competent and friendly professional such as a psychologist, youth worker, social worker etc. Essentially anyone who might be able to speak to your school on your behalf.
You will want to stick to a few main points:
1. You need to be granted access to facilities that are most comfortable for you.
2. If it is deemed that you being in the men’s locker room is unsafe for you then the issue is not with you making a change but with the perceived behaviour in the locker room. If it’s unsafe for a transguy then it’s probably unsafe for others as well.
3. In order to participate fully and fairly in school activities you need access to spaces that are gender affirming. This is imperative to your positive mental and physical health outcomes.
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Hey, I found your Enzo cosplay and wanted to ask make up you used. I want to go as Enzo for Hallowe'en (little Enzo) and am worried it's going to crack/sweat/rub off/be itchy. Thanks, buddy!
Hi there! I used PAX, which is a combination of Prosaid (akin adhesive) and Acrylic Paint (you can also use Ben Nye liquid paint). The ratio is 1:1 and you simply mix them together and brush it into your skin with a makeup sponge. Make sure to seal it with powder afterwards! Also make sure you have the remover liquid for afterwards!
Hi Twin! :D This might be a bit awkward question but how does your friends/other people deal with their period in cons? I'm 14 and I feel like i'm gonna have panic attack 'cause I might have periods on the same day. It's gonna be my first con and I don't know what I should do, please help.
People I know seem to plan ahead according to what they know their cycle to be. Otherwise I think it’s really good to pack an emergency kit for cons! Bring pads/tampons/Advil with you just in case! Also, if you think you might be getting it soon, wear protection just in case. Better safe than sorry I’d think.
You’ll be fine :) even if, worse case scenario, you do get it in cosplay at the con there are loads of other people who have been through that as well. Anyone judging you is an enormous asshat. Pack some supplies with you and you’ll be good to go :3
How do you handle the emotional mood swings caused by T? I'm very apprehensive about those since I am starting T soon, and I have enough drastic mood swings as is. Its hard to live with. Advice?
The mood swings, for me, were not noticeable and they don’t happen for all people. They can usually be helped by adjusting your dose/ dose schedule. Connect with your doctor ASAP if you start to feel like your mood is getting wonky :)
You and Nova are really coming to Otafest Aurora?! I'm so excited! I got to meet Nova the year you guys went to Otafest, but I wasn't able to meet you, so this is my second chance! I really hope that you guys have fun and enjoy yourselves to the fullest! Its a wonderful convention!
We most certainly are and we can’t WAIT! 8D YYAAAYY Excited to see you there <3 ;D