Mara Jade's Musings

The thoughts of some girl somewhere

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fucknosexistcostumes:

pokeurball:

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petitepasserine:

white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when

*sighs*
*slowly backflips into space*

but Gwen Stefani is showing America Harijuku style? I could be 10000% wrong and If I am I apologize, but they way the girls are dressed are stuff in the harijuku style?

No, there is no “harajuku style”. Harajuku is a district in Tokyo. There’s a lot of interesting fashion there (people usually mean decora when they say “harajuku style”) but no specific “harajuku style”.
Gwen Stefani’s dancers are not dressed in a style you would see there, they’re just dressed in “weird” clothing. 
These portrayals by white women reduce Japanese culture to a stereotype so they can stand out.

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joequinones:

Batgirl!

Above is my entry for Project: Rooftop’s recent “Batgirl Begins Again” costume redesign contest, celebrating the sites eight-year anniversary.

Today they announced their “Top 3 Entries” for the contest, and I’m happy to say I find myself as one of them. Paired with two stellar designs by the incredible Chris Samnee and Elizabeth Beals, I’m pleased as punch.

Please do click on through to their site to see all three designs as well as scoring and comments from the P:R panel of judges.

http://www.tencentticker.com/projectrooftop/2014/04/18/batgirl-begins-again-top-3-entries/

Speaking of which, I tried to address their very valid point about Barbara’s cape, doing a quick fix where I extended the fabric up over her shoulder and neck, adding a zipper, so it’d be less likely to fall off.

Brett White (of Matt and Brett Love Comics) said “this is a design that I could easily see on a dozen+ cosplayers…” and I so hope he’s right! That’d be awesome.

Let me know if you do!

(via themarysue)

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rachaelsrambles:

Guys, hey, guys. Do you remember that time that Coulson called Natasha and she ended up forming the Avengers?  Remember how she did that by digging up Bruce Banner and introducing Steve to him then was the voice of reason when Tony and Steve were bickering and then how she brought Clint back from being mind controlled so that they can be a team? Remember that? Remember how the Black Widow out smarted a god? Remember that time she kept her shit together when the Hulk attacked her, even though she was really scared? Remember when she knocked an alien off his flying scooter and figured out how to drive it despite it being extrateresstrial tech, then got her ass up to the top of Stark Tower, found Loki’s staff and saved the world from being invaded by turning off the machine?

Remember how she was the central character of the whole freaking movie?

Anyone else remember that? I sure do. 

#and remember how they didn’t sexualize her #remember how she was independent and didn’t need a male crutch #remember how when loki implied that she needed a man she completely tore him down #remember how natasha romanov doesn’t take shit from nobody #especially not a man

and yet all they asked scarlet was how difficult was it to get in her suit

(Source: iamnevertheone, via its-copasetic)