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Hi guys! Since a lot of you are asking about Spartacus, I wanted to make this little post with links to watch and download this awesome show. 

Series 1 - Spartacus: Blood and Sand | watch | download (torrent) |

Prequel - Spartacus: Gods of the Arena | watch | download (torrent) |

Series 2 - Spartacus: Vengeance | watch | download (torrent) |

Series 3 - Spartacus: War of the Damned | watch | download (torrent) |

Even when Gods of the Arena is a prequel, I think the best thing to do is watch Spartacus: Blood and Sand first and then Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (the way it aired). If you have more questions, just ask :)

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crafthunters:

How to print on fabric!

You’ll need: Spray adhesive Scissors Plain Card Stock Muslin (or some other light, cotton fabric) Roll of Paper (or even newspaper, just something to protect your work surface.) Plus a computer & inkjet printer. Instuctions:

1. First take your paper and cover your work surface. It’s best to do it outside, because the spray gets everywhere. Once you’re covered, place the sheet of cardstock down and lightly spray over the whole piece.

2. Next gently pick up the card stock, place it adhesive side down onto a pre-ironed piece of fabric, and smooth it all down with your hands so it’s wrinkle free. It works best to start from the center and work your way to the edges.

3. Then trim around the cardstock with your fabric scissors. Now your fabric is ready to print on!

4. Select your image and use the fabric facing the print direction of your computer. {Mine is face down.} After it prints, give it about 10 minutes or so for the ink to dry.

5. Then peel the paper off of the cardstock and you’re ready to craft up a storm! If you want the ink to be more permanent, then soak it in a vinegar bath for 5 mins then let it air dry – it sets the ink.

Now you can make pillows…. or flower pins…. or whatever you can dream up! DIY via http://bit.ly/106xcHt

Don’t miss our new craft finds, inspirations DIY ideas! Let’s crafthunt together!

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cosplaytipsandtricks:

homestuckresources:

kcaacbay:

How to cover up tattoos!
use a red lipstick covering the outlines
pat on a light concealer, using a setting powder
pat on your skin tone concealer, and clean up any mistakes using baby wipes to remove excess concealer
use a fluffy brush and smooth it out with foundation powder.
VIDEO TUTORIAL:
http://youtu.be/-pYuvb3Iv4E

we don’t usually reblog/post cosplay stuff, but a friend pointed it out to me and i haven’t seen it elsewhere SO maybe it can help someone!

Useful for cosplay AND if you’re applying for a job that views tattoos as ‘unprofessional’. 
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cosplaytipsandtricks:

homestuckresources:

kcaacbay:

How to cover up tattoos!

  • use a red lipstick covering the outlines
  • pat on a light concealer, using a setting powder
  • pat on your skin tone concealer, and clean up any mistakes using baby wipes to remove excess concealer
  • use a fluffy brush and smooth it out with foundation powder.
VIDEO TUTORIAL:

we don’t usually reblog/post cosplay stuff, but a friend pointed it out to me and i haven’t seen it elsewhere SO maybe it can help someone!

Useful for cosplay AND if you’re applying for a job that views tattoos as ‘unprofessional’. 

(Source: beautyfit-kc)

Reblogged from beautyfit-kc
aicosu:

After getting some questions yesterday I realized that I might be able to help those of you cosplayer’s who would like to know how to take care of your boobage while you cosplay! Be it if you want to support them, make them VOLUPTUOUS, or hide them! THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST:First things first! Make sure you know what bra size you are!!! You may not know this, but there’s a lot that goes into bra size. There’s a reason why we all get a number and a letter, they mean different things! Your Cup is your letter, and your band size is your number. And EVERY cup is proportional to the band size SO EVERY BRA IS DIFFERENT! Here’s a few things to know to figure out if you are wearing the wrong bra…-the band around your back should be tight and doing all the work. NOT your straps.-The connecting strap between your boobs should be flush with your chest. If its loose or hovering, you’ve got the wrong size!-Your boobs shouldn’t be spilling out of your bra, AND your bra should not be covering above the curve of your boobs either!You should also know about your sister size. I for example, am a 36C but I can also wear a 34D, because those sizes are proportional to each other with slight differences in cup and band. Learn about your boobie sizes and HOW TO SIZE YOURSELF here!  THE SECRET BRASOkay, so this is for all you who you need to wear a bra without anyone being able to TELL you are wearing a bra. Like if you are cosplaying Black Cat — you need ‘The Plunge' For cosplays with a bare back, I recommend the low back converter. I mean, you can always go with clear straps, but personally I find them as noticeable AND the plastic is uncomfortable. And some other backless bras just always sag forward. But this thing is just simple and awesome, and you can use it with a bra you KNOW works already. Finally — everyone should know about the magic of Sin Bras. There a ton of different brands. Just search ebay!  I tried them and they are a bit funny to wear at first, but they are PERFECT for the times you need to perk up your boobs and your wearing something low cut and backless. It’s what I used for my Miku and Sigyn cosplays! See how magically they work here!! Warning, you will see boobies.THE VA VA VOOM BRAS For everyone who needs extreme cleavage in their costumes, I would look to investing in a double-cup push up bra. They sell em at Wet Seal for super cheap.  I couldn’t find a picture of the inside, but they are WAY CRAZY padded. 
I’ve actually used this bra for Korra, Elizabeth, and Rosalind Lutece, because it helps balance out the layers of clothes and fill my proportions better. So its actually great to have when you need to pronounce the shape of your costume.  Another way to give your babies some UNPH is by stuffing your bra with some chicken cutlets silicone inserts. These actually work really great! Personally I prefer socks, because these tend to get sweaty and sticky, but that’s just me. Another cheap and easy way to get some big boobs is by wearing two bras. You put one bra on, and then another slightly bigger bra on top of that. BAM instant cup size. It feels weird at first but it is a great trick. I can keep going on about big boobie tricks, but instead I will direct you guys to Jenna Marbles video. She covers some great tricks into great boobage.  Or if you don’t like Jenna, or feel like reading instead — this tutorial is great too!
KEEPING THINGS IN AND UP! 
A great way to keep your boobies perky no matter what bra your wearing, is to safety pin the bra straps together behind your neck. It’s an instant difference if your clothes are flattening you out. These clippy thingies also help perk your boobies, while also hiding straps behind tank tops! Next up is SPANX. Spanx are really handy for costumes that are full leotards, tight fitting, or slimming. They really DO work, believe me — you will FEEL it working. They can be expensive, but they come in all different shapes and sizes. To hide your thighs or just slim out your stomach. 
A great tip for leotard wearers and superhero cosplayers: Wear your push up bras and such and then put some spanx on top to hide your bra lines! THATS IT! I hope I helped some people and opened some eyes to new ways of taking care of your chestal area when cosplaying. ;DI’d love to sit and talk to you guys about binding too — but I’m really not an authority on it. So instead I direct you here! 
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aicosu:

After getting some questions yesterday I realized that I might be able to help those of you cosplayer’s who would like to know how to take care of your boobage while you cosplay! Be it if you want to support them, make them VOLUPTUOUS, or hide them! 

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST:

First things first! Make sure you know what bra size you are!!! You may not know this, but there’s a lot that goes into bra size. There’s a reason why we all get a number and a letter, they mean different things! Your Cup is your letter, and your band size is your number. And EVERY cup is proportional to the band size SO EVERY BRA IS DIFFERENT! 

Here’s a few things to know to figure out if you are wearing the wrong bra…

-the band around your back should be tight and doing all the work. NOT your straps.
-The connecting strap between your boobs should be flush with your chest. If its loose or hovering, you’ve got the wrong size!
-Your boobs shouldn’t be spilling out of your bra, AND your bra should not be covering above the curve of your boobs either!

You should also know about your sister size. I for example, am a 36C but I can also wear a 34D, because those sizes are proportional to each other with slight differences in cup and band. Learn about your boobie sizes and HOW TO SIZE YOURSELF here!  
THE SECRET BRAS

Okay, so this is for all you who you need to wear a bra without anyone being able to TELL you are wearing a bra. 

Like if you are cosplaying Black Cat — you need ‘The Plunge


For cosplays with a bare back, I recommend the low back converter. I mean, you can always go with clear straps, but personally I find them as noticeable AND the plastic is uncomfortable. And some other backless bras just always sag forward. 

But this thing is just simple and awesome, and you can use it with a bra you KNOW works already. 

Finally — everyone should know about the magic of Sin Bras. There a ton of different brands. Just search ebay!  I tried them and they are a bit funny to wear at first, but they are PERFECT for the times you need to perk up your boobs and your wearing something low cut and backless. It’s what I used for my Miku and Sigyn cosplays! 



See how magically they work here!! Warning, you will see boobies.

THE VA VA VOOM BRAS 

For everyone who needs extreme cleavage in their costumes, I would look to investing in a double-cup push up bra. They sell em at Wet Seal for super cheap.  I couldn’t find a picture of the inside, but they are WAY CRAZY padded. 



I’ve actually used this bra for Korra, Elizabeth, and Rosalind Lutece, because it helps balance out the layers of clothes and fill my proportions better. So its actually great to have when you need to pronounce the shape of your costume.  



Another way to give your babies some UNPH is by stuffing your bra with some chicken cutlets silicone inserts



These actually work really great! Personally I prefer socks, because these tend to get sweaty and sticky, but that’s just me. 

Another cheap and easy way to get some big boobs is by wearing two bras. You put one bra on, and then another slightly bigger bra on top of that. BAM instant cup size. It feels weird at first but it is a great trick. 



I can keep going on about big boobie tricks, but instead I will direct you guys to Jenna Marbles video. She covers some great tricks into great boobage.  Or if you don’t like Jenna, or feel like reading instead — this tutorial is great too!

KEEPING THINGS IN AND UP! 

A great way to keep your boobies perky no matter what bra your wearing, is to safety pin the bra straps together behind your neck. It’s an instant difference if your clothes are flattening you out. 


These clippy thingies also help perk your boobies, while also hiding straps behind tank tops! 

Next up is SPANX. Spanx are really handy for costumes that are full leotards, tight fitting, or slimming. They really DO work, believe me — you will FEEL it working. They can be expensive, but they come in all different shapes and sizes. To hide your thighs or just slim out your stomach. 



A great tip for leotard wearers and superhero cosplayers: Wear your push up bras and such and then put some spanx on top to hide your bra lines! 


THATS IT! I hope I helped some people and opened some eyes to new ways of taking care of your chestal area when cosplaying. ;D

I’d love to sit and talk to you guys about binding too — but I’m really not an authority on it. So instead I direct you here! 

Reblogged from aicosu
japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:

Textbooks:
A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
Read Real Japanese Fiction
GENKI: Integrated Elementary Japanese I and II [beginners]
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
Tobira (Gateway to advanced Japanese)
TextFugu [an online textbook]
Heisig’s Remembering Kanji
Basic Kanji Book Vol.1
Kanji in Context
Shadowing: Let’s Speak Japanese! (Beginner to Intermediate Level)
Online Dictionaries:
ALC (I use this everyday)→Expression encyclopaedia 
Goo dictionary
Weblio
WWWJDIC (with audio clips)
JWPce (downloadable dictionary for Windows)
JEDict (downloadable for Mac users)
Idiomatic Expressions
Zokugo-Dict (slang dictionary) [Japanese only]
Idioms dictionary [Japanese only]
Counters dictionary
Hovering dictionaries: →Rikaikun for Chrome→Rikaichan for Firefox→Floating Dictionary for Mac
Current Affairs dictionary
Tangorin
Imiwa? (a dictionary for the iPhone)
Tagaini Jisho (downloadable for Windows, Mac and Linux)
Nihongodict (also an app. for iPhone and Android phones)
For kanji.
Jisho (I use this for spelling kanji for if I can’t read it)
Yamasa (I use this for learning to write)
A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
Handwritten kanji search
Associative Kanji Learning (stroke orders)
WaniKani (reviewed and explained here)

Online reading:
Hukumusume Fairytales
竹取(Bamboo-Cutting) (vertical writing)
吉田秀幸の日記(Hideyuki Yoshida’s Diary) (recipes)
Chokochoko’s reading texts to help with JLPT
TED Talks (with Japanese subtitles and transcripts)
Learning through Films [Japanese subtitles/scripts]
Blue Sky Library (public domain books, explained here)

Manga.

Free online manga
Vomic (free online manga with voice actors)
Sound Effects (in manga, etc)

Improving your speaking:

Japanese pronunciation guide
Interactive Hiragana Pronounciation table
Topics for Language Exchanges.
Bubbly (a Twitter-like app where you can record yourself)
Audioboo (similar to Bubbly, but also a website)
My Language Exchange [to find a language partner]





Listening:
“Real World” Japanese
泣きたいときのクスリ 2007 - ‘08 (radio drama)
Writing practice:
Lang-8
Japan-Guide [for getting Japanese penpals]
原稿用紙の使い方 (How to write an essay with Japanese writing paper)
Shiritori (Japanese word-chain game)
iTalki [similar to Lang-8]
手書きブログ (Blogging by hand)
News:

NewsWeb Easy
NHK News (audio news with speed controls)
Mainichi Primary School student Newspaper


Podcasts:
JOQR (Cultural Broadcasting)
TBS Radio’s Junk
TOKYO FM

YouTube:
Afternoon Hirusagari
Jet Daisuke
バイリンガール英会話
Analog TV Forever (collections of adverts)
Real Japanese Studio
Japancast
Tofugu
Japanese sign language.
Heartful Power Hideo
Shuwa Island
TV:

Japanese subtitles for anime
KeyHole TV (to stream Japanese TV and radio)
風雲LIVE日本語(Feng Yun LIVE Japanese) (to stream TV)
映画で学ぶ実践英会話

Tumblr:
Kanji-a-Day
Holy crap Japanese
Nihongo ga Suki
Jumpstart Japanese
Nihongolog
Japanese Idioms
Nadine Nihongo
That Japan Addict
ChilliMuffin
A Little Help with Japanese
Japanese through Fandom
F-Yeah Native Japanese
J-Vocab of the Day
一文ずつ
Nihongobook
PuniPuni Japan
ぶらりめし [Japanese only]
Peaceful Chef [Japanese only]
Kumako365jp
Japanese Revision (my blog for intermediates)
Those studying in Japan.

Japanicking in Yamanashi (at Yamanashi University)
Samxuel (at Kyushu Sangyo)
Katy in Japan Town (at NUFS)
Chocotastie (at Seinan Gakuin)
Kim in Sapporo (at Hokkaido University)
Sunriseosunset / My Japan Travels (Yokohama National University)

Blogging:
Yaplog
Ameba
Learning websites:

JapaneseClass.jp
The Japanese Page
Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese
Erin’s Challenge (with listening and reading practice)
Maggie Sensei
Tofugu
All Japanese All The Time
Japanese Level Up

Other resources:

Lots of threads with a variety of resources for Japanese learning
JLPT Resources
Anki (flashcards for your computer, phone and online)→Yomichan (plug-in for Anki)
Quizlet (flashcards)
DJT and Okra’s pastebins (lots of resources and textbooks for download, etc)
Japanese.Livejournal (including tips on using IME)
Human Japanese (for PC and phones, excl. Linux)


I’ve added even more to the list since I first posted this and am continuing to add new things to it. So, I thought I’d re-post it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!
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japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:

Textbooks:

Online Dictionaries:

For kanji.

Online reading:


Manga.

Improving your speaking:


Listening:


Writing practice:


News:

YouTube:

Japanese sign language.


TV:

Tumblr:


Those studying in Japan.


Blogging:


Learning websites:

Other resources:

I’ve added even more to the list since I first posted this and am continuing to add new things to it. So, I thought I’d re-post it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!

Reblogged from japanese-revision
curvescultscurls:

I know most of you want to break out your skirts and dresses now that the weather is warmer. Over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of questions about preventing chafing, better known as “chub rub”. Over the years, I’ve avoided chub rub by wearing tights or leggings. A few readers suggested products from Monostat - which help prevent and relieve chafing.
In reality, not everyone wants to wear stockings during the summer - and with the amount of sweat I build up in my thigh area, I can’t keep up on applying chemical product. Your questions led me to search for a product that would be easy to use during the summer months. And I found Bandelettes!
Bandelettes are the cute little tan lace yoo-hoos I’m wearing in the picture. They look like the tops of thigh-highs but are worn alone in the upper thigh area to prevent chub rub.
I didn’t expect to love them as much as I do - I have no complaints. After a day of walking in the city, they needed minimal adjustments. On top of that, they are sexy. If you check out Bianca’s post about Bandelettes, you can see how she styled a black pair under her shorts.
Bandelettes are $14.99/pair and come in tan and black. I suggest ordering your pair true to size. If you are 24.4” at the largest part of your thigh (like me), order a size B. If you size up, you risk the chance of them sliding around on you.
Have any of you guys tried out Bandelettes already? If so, what do you think of them?
Follow Danielle: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
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curvescultscurls:

I know most of you want to break out your skirts and dresses now that the weather is warmer. Over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of questions about preventing chafing, better known as “chub rub”. Over the years, I’ve avoided chub rub by wearing tights or leggings. A few readers suggested products from Monostat - which help prevent and relieve chafing.

In reality, not everyone wants to wear stockings during the summer - and with the amount of sweat I build up in my thigh area, I can’t keep up on applying chemical product. Your questions led me to search for a product that would be easy to use during the summer months. And I found Bandelettes!

Bandelettes are the cute little tan lace yoo-hoos I’m wearing in the picture. They look like the tops of thigh-highs but are worn alone in the upper thigh area to prevent chub rub.

I didn’t expect to love them as much as I do - I have no complaints. After a day of walking in the city, they needed minimal adjustments. On top of that, they are sexy. If you check out Bianca’s post about Bandelettes, you can see how she styled a black pair under her shorts.

Bandelettes are $14.99/pair and come in tan and black. I suggest ordering your pair true to size. If you are 24.4” at the largest part of your thigh (like me), order a size B. If you size up, you risk the chance of them sliding around on you.


Have any of you guys tried out Bandelettes already? If so, what do you think of them?

Follow Danielle: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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