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The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

Help Chibi!

Hi tumblr followers and beyond!  So, I’m selling lots of wigs, costumes and anime stuff over at my FB cosplay page (including Sailor Moon items).  My diabetic kitty needs a EKG and more tests to see what’s going on with her heart and I can’t really afford it without your help!  If you would please reblog this and help me reach others who may be interested in purchasing a thing or two, that would be a huge help.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.764739776903750.1073741845.529922807052116&type=1

Thank You!

- Miss Michiru

and Chibi Chibi <3

Cosplay 101: Cosplay Etiquette Pt. 1

There’s a topic that’s spreading like wildfire throughout the cosplay community: bullying.

Whether it’s verbal, written or physical.  Bullying cosplayers over their body image, race, sex or level of experience is WRONG.  No one (that means YOU) is perfect.  We all have flaws whether they are physical or not.  Think about your own flaws before pointing out someone else’s.  You’ll find yourself less likely to say anything.  We all put hours upon hours of hard work into our creations.  Even if you don’t make your own costume, chances are you worked hard to have the $ to buy it.  Even if you’re not a cosplayer yourself and just a fan of cosplay, you saved up for that convention ticket and hotel room right?  We’re all in this together whether you like it or not.  Let me tell you a story..

I know lots of cosplayers and am friends with so many talented folks.  There is one friend in particular I would like to tell you about.  She is incredibly talented and a really sweet person too.  She inspires me with her work and attention to detail in her costumes.  So, she started working on a particular costume (which I’m sure you’ll recognize):

Pretty awesome, huh?  Can you imagine how much time went into each of those rhinestone snowflakes?  Not to mention all the extra rhinestones along the edges and the overall construction!  But…
she
never
finished
the costume. 
Why?  Because someone like you told her, her skin was too dark.  She now plans to finish it one day but those hurtful words made her lose interest in completing the costume.  After all that hard work!  Can you imagine what she must have felt to cause her to put everything aside?

Think before you speak.  That was one of the best pieces of advice I was ever given.  We are all quick to judge, I’m not perfect I do it too sometimes.  But you don’t have to allow the thoughts to become words…eventually you learn your thoughts were wrong.  Speak with your heart, not your mind and encourage others.  You’ll find that you feel a lot better when you do.  A lot better than that feeling you get when you bash someone.  That’s called pride btw.  Don’t be too full of that stuff.  It’s not healthy.

What’s Next?

So, what would you like to see me discuss next in the Cosplay 101 blog series? :)

This is one of the reasons I&#8217;m very meticulous about my costumes.  If one detail is wrong, it bothers me and I never feel like it&#8217;s good enough (speaking of my own work).
I&#8217;m an Aquarius.

This is one of the reasons I’m very meticulous about my costumes.  If one detail is wrong, it bothers me and I never feel like it’s good enough (speaking of my own work).

I’m an Aquarius.

meganlynnkott:

Just a sketch from Caturday ~*

OMG&#8230;I just want to hug Grumpy Cat now!

meganlynnkott:

Just a sketch from Caturday ~*

OMG…I just want to hug Grumpy Cat now!

Cosplay 101: Wigs for You and Me!

Over the years I’ve received a lot of compliments on my cosplay wigs.  Wigs are an important part of cosplay and put the finishing touch on all your hard work.  But where do you get wigs?  What should you look for in a wig?  Here are a few reviews on the top wig companies (imo) and some tips to help you find your perfect wig.

Epic Cosplay Wigs
★★★

Epic Cosplay wigs are a decent quality although their longer styles do tangle easily.  When taking photos with a flash, wigs get that “party store” appearance.  The wig cap is decent size and fits larger heads.  Overall, they are less expensive than some of the alternatives and their customer service is ok.

Cosplay Wigs USA/Dolluxe
★★

Honestly, these wigs look great online but not so much in person.  Their lolita line is of higher quality but the cosplay wigs are the same, run of the mill wigs you’ll find anywhere else although these run smaller.  They are not very full, especially the longer wigs and tangle VERY easily!  You also have to deal with the party store flash problem.  Again, watch for fullness! 

Cosplay-Wig (eBay)
★★★★

This was my favorite source for wigs for many years!  Excellent quality and the size fit nicely.  However, the seller has disappeared and no one seems to know when or if they’ll be returning.  If they do, I highly recommend giving them a chance.  Wigs look great in all lighting, no “party store” shine!  Prices are very reasonable and most wigs come with free shipping (Be sure to allow enough time for delivery!).  Although it takes a while for a response, they have excellent customer service too.

Arda Wigs
★★★★

For years I avoided Arda due to their high prices.  But when my fave seller (listed above) was no longer available, I had to find a back up.  I heard many good things about their wigs from fellow cosplay friends so I decided to give them a try.  The quality is TOP NOTCH.  You can’t get any better than this with a synthetic wig!  The fit is perfect (again larger head here), the fibers are silky but not shiny - more like natural hair, very full wigs and shipping was quick.  The down side is that once a style or color is back ordered, it seems to take FOREVER for them to restock.  They are also a bit slow responding to questions.  Again prices are on the higher end of the scale (maybe throwing in a free wig cap would be beneficial) so be prepared to pay a bit more.

Keep these tips in mind when shopping for wigs:
- Watch for fullness!  A thin wig is not a pretty wig.  Do your research on the type of fibers the wig contains.  Hiperlon fiber is a high quality fiber, Kanekalon is also a good quality.
- Does the wig have a skin top?  If you’re planning to part the wig, make sure the skin top is full and not a “circle” skin top.
- Is the wig heat resistant?  If you’re not planning to change the style of the wig (curling, straightening, etc.) then this won’t make a difference.  But if you do need to style your wig, check that it’s heat resistant first!  You may even want to test a small section before attempting to style the entire wig..you don’t want a melted mess on your hands!
- What is the circumference of your head?  Make sure you have this information on hand BEFORE purchasing a wig!  If you have a smaller head, larger wigs (like Arda) may need combs sewn in to keep the wig in place.  If you have a larger head, watch for wigs that are too small and constricting.  You don’t want a headache while running around a crowded convention center.

How to measure your head:

Use a dressmaker’s measuring tape (flexible) and circle the tape from the front of your hairline to the base of your skull.  This is your head circumference and the size wig cap you need to look for!

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(courtesy of paulayoung.com)

You’ll get to see my first Arda Wig in action very soon!  Hope these tips and information aid you in your wig search.  Good luck and happy cosplaying!

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