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Jul

evilsupplyco:

DRACULA is shipping this week, so it’s time to announce the next theme! Edgar Allan Poe’s “THE RAVEN”
Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments is a blind-shipped parcel containing:
4 postcards (2 designs),
2 greeting cards (1 design)
2 large sticky labels (1 design)
8 small stickers (2 designs)
a small notebook
a screen print (two color print)
1 pin
Each month we choose a theme and design unique products around it. Some products may later filter into our store, others are exclusive to Mister Ghost.
This month’s Mister Ghost parcel is based on Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula.
Available until August 15 in limited quantities. Ships late August. (We originally posted that it ships “Mid-September”, this was a typo and we can’t fix other folks reblogs. Sorry about that! Ships MID AUGUST.)
Only available in the Evil Supply Co. store.

evilsupplyco:

DRACULA is shipping this week, so it’s time to announce the next theme! Edgar Allan Poe’s “THE RAVEN”

Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments is a blind-shipped parcel containing:

  • 4 postcards (2 designs),
  • 2 greeting cards (1 design)
  • 2 large sticky labels (1 design)
  • 8 small stickers (2 designs)
  • a small notebook
  • a screen print (two color print)
  • 1 pin

Each month we choose a theme and design unique products around it. Some products may later filter into our store, others are exclusive to Mister Ghost.

This month’s Mister Ghost parcel is based on Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula.

Available until August 15 in limited quantities. Ships late August. (We originally posted that it ships “Mid-September”, this was a typo and we can’t fix other folks reblogs. Sorry about that! Ships MID AUGUST.)

Only available in the Evil Supply Co. store.

Anonymous said: I'm sorry to bother you, but this is kind of urgent and I don't think it can wait for your other blog, and I really need some advice. But if you don't want to answer that's okay. I'll wait for you to reply first.

Eeek. This sort of message makes me worry, a lot, and there’s not an option for me to answer this privately. 

With that caveat out of the way: I’m about to go try to sleep (ha!), but please do send me a message and I will (tumblr and work deadlines permitting) answer as soon as I can.

And for ALL OF YOU READING THIS: problemglyphs put together a fantastic crisis help page, full of good links. If you are having a problem that you need help with right away, if you need to talk to someone or just get some reassurance, I URGE you to take a look at those links and reach out. 

Everyone, be kind to yourselves and each other. I mean it. 

23

Jul

Anonymous said: I could almost swear that part of your book is disparaging those in the BDSM lifestyle. was that intention, or just something that made it past your editor?

Not meant to be disparaging of BDSM at all! But there are a couple different factors that might have shaded the tone:

- I wanted to make it Very Clear that while there is cross-pollination between the goth and fetish subcultures, they’re not interchangeable, and someone acting like they are is a quick way to cause misunderstandings.

- A part of the “suggested audience” for the Gothic Charm School book are minors. There are some good sex-ed and alternative sexuality resources out there for them, but GCS isn’t intended to be one. Plus, parents who are already a little weirded out by their kid’s interest in goth would probably be even more weirded out if the book talked about BDSM.

To be clear, I have NO issues with safe & consensual BDSM, and I’m sorry if I gave that impression.

(Waves at @loraxofsex)

Anonymous said: I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but do you have any tips for the plus size goth gal looking for clothes? Thrifting isn't really an option in my area, at least for me, and that seems to be the only thing I ever hear.

While thrifting is usually my default answer, I acknowledge that it isn’t a perfect solution. It takes time, luck, patience, and if you’re not on the smaller end of the plus size range, it becomes even more difficult. However, here are some links that might be helpful!

  • Holy Clothing - good for flowy, romantigoth clothing! Be warned, they toss words such as “g*psy” and “boho” around in descriptions, which is disheartening. But the garments are well-made, and they have a size range that goes up to 5X.
  • Chic Star - romantigoth, steampunk, and rockabilly dresses, tops, skirts, and jackets, with sizes up to “plus 26”. Their "layered long velvet vest" is one of my favorite items of clothing ever, to the point of my owning four of them (three black velvet, with different buttons that I added, and one red velvet).
  • The epic plus size store list that floats around here on Tumblr

Also, always check “normal” stores and see what things you can find that can be added to your gothy wardrobe - basic staples in black can be decorated or altered, or can be worn with gothy accessories.

And now I open it up to peeps reading this: any other helpful plus goth shopping suggestions?

notordinaryfashion:

Stephane’ Rolland Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

notordinaryfashion:

Stephane’ Rolland Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

My two super-fancy gothy-goth notebooks that I’m saving for … something.

think I’m going to use the bloody Titus notebook for the ridiculous story that’s been lurking in the shadowy corners of my brain, and the coffin notebook may end up becoming a workbook for more tarot study. But I haven’t made up my mind about either of those ideas. 

sherlockedbadwolf24601:

hyperscraps:

missmonstermel:

winneganfake:

agender-unicorn:

skepticalwitch:

calypsos-island:

twohourartist:

isitsafe:

fandomsbecrazy:

oMFG I just came downstairs and I found my sister with a lighter and I told her she can’t use fire and that it could catch the house on fire. She said that she was doing something important so I asked “what the hell is so important that you need fire for!?” and she told me with serious face ” I am using black magic to summon demons to get the mean girls at my school.” i can’t fucking breathe. I sat and watched her ritual hahahahaha shes fucking 10 years old 

This should be a wake-up call to her parents.

She obviously needs help.

Her parents should to talk to her about those mean girls,

and teach her that she can’t summon demons with just candles.

You need at least a pentagram drawn in a perfect circle

with goat or lamb blood,

and a proper incantation from a book of dark magick.

This is great way to to teach your child early on

about geometry and foreign languages.

Good art lesson too. Drawing perfect circles is hard

dOES NO ONE ELSE FIND THIS EXTREMELY DISTURBING 

Actually I find this girl fantastic. Ending bullying one curse at a time.

She might want to hold off on summoning demons until she’s a bit more mature but yes curse those fuckers you go, girl 

Now hang on, just hang on a moment there. Let’s make one thing clear right now:

There is not a goddamned thing wrong with calling on someone bigger and stronger then you for help if need be. 

If that stronger someone just happens to have tentacles and two-foot-long fangs, well, that’s more the problem of certain mean girls, I’d say. 

Here kid, i drew you a new pal. You summoned a demon, you got one. Sorry i couldn’t put more time into this sketch but his name is Bill.

I love everything about this post

only on tumblr

I will always reblog this. 

(Source: quartzmermaid)

ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

Yes. I would like all of those, thank you.

(Source: the-morgan-le-faye)

She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.
Angela Carter, “The Lady of the House of Love”  (via words-and-coffee)
If you are in the Seattle area on August 2nd, come on by! Bags! Of! Mystery! Elder Goth Surprise Bags! Gothic Charm School books! Clothes and shoes! Plus wonderful treasures from other cool vendors (hi winneganfake)!

If you are in the Seattle area on August 2nd, come on by! Bags! Of! Mystery! Elder Goth Surprise Bags! Gothic Charm School books! Clothes and shoes! Plus wonderful treasures from other cool vendors (hi winneganfake)!

asgardreid:

makeupbox:

How to use Duos, Trios, Quads, Quintets???! (A few basic shapes that work with all eye shapes)

The first thing I always tell people when it comes to eye shadow application is - find your socket line. And learn to separate that from your crease. 

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There is a myth about applying shadows “on/within your crease”. Well that’s fine if you have very defined, even, thick lid folds. But if you have hooded eyes, mono-lids, or smaller lids where the crease is either not visible or not high enough, many eye-shadow looks can be very unflattering or they simply disappear when you open your eyes. 

What to do? Simply replace the word “crease” with “socket line” from today on. If you have mono-lids and hooded lids, it’s important to blend your shadows UP TO your socket line at least. That not only defines your natural contours but also widens the eye. 

  1. Your socket line is where your eyeball dips into your orbital bone. Close your eyes and feel for it.
  2. Flattering eyeshadow looks are all about "creating shadow and light" in the right places. Even if your eye contours aren’t very defined naturally, placing a bit of deeper color along your socket line and a pale shade in the center of your lid will create the illusion of more pronounced contours without making you look too dramatic.
  3. I DON’T recommend creating a fake socket line higher or lower than your natural one. It can go very very wrong unless you’re an absolute pro.
  4. Many times we use brushes that are way too big or fluffy. If you have small lids or eyes, a smaller, round-ferrule pencil brush like the one from 13rushes can make life a lot easier. Go for the flatter, wider brushes if you have a bigger lid space to work with. 

Now that we’ve got that covered, you can get back to the question of “what the heck do I do with this palette that has 2-3-4-5 shades?!” and look at the images above as a reference for where colors go.

Don’t be restricted by the image with the 4 shadow palettes and the labels on each of the shades. It’s there as a reference but the best thing is to look at the eye charts, because you can use any 2 shades in a quad or a 5-color palette as a duo using a DUO diagram.

Steps don’t include liner (optional) and mascara, so you just add them later.

THESE ARE NOT RULES. They’re just basic guidelines for those who aren’t too familiar with eye makeup yet. 

Lastly, when looking for eyeshadow palettes, here are some beginners’ tips:

  1. My palette has one cream/liner/glitter shade! Well, take those out of the equation and see how many regular shadows are left. If there are 3, shadows left, follow the TRIO diagram. If there are 2, follow the DUO diagrams. 
  2. Erm, so what do I do with base/liner/glitter shades? Apply the base all over from lash line to socket bone before you begin (you don’t need to go all the way to your brows unless you want a dramatic look). For glitter shades, you can apply them as a wash all over when you’re done with the rest of your eyeshadows, or down the center of the eye for a “wet look” when you blink. Liner shades are self explanatory!
  3. DUOS: look for those where 1 shade is the same lightness or lighter than your skin color, and 1 shade is darker/smokier. Doesn’t matter if they are metallic, shimmery, matte, sparkly. For most basic daily makeup looks, you just need a light and dark to define your eyes. 
  4. All palettes: make sure there is a "balance of light to dark shades". This means at least 1 softer shade and at least 1 dark shade that is deep enough to act as a definer shade. (There are a lot of palettes where all 3-4 shades are pretty shimmery pastels. Well, sorry but they’ll look nicer on your vanity table than on your face. You need a darker shade there for definition and contouring in order for the palette to look flattering. 
  5. QUADS: What do you do if there are 2 pale shades? Which should you apply on your brow bone, and which as an accent in the center of your eye? The less shimmery/sparkly one on the brow bone, and the more dramatic and reflective one on the center of the eye. If they’re about the same texture, then it doesn’t matter which you use where.
  6. 5-6 SHADE PALETTES: Many people find them overwhelming, but you really don’t need to wear all the colors everyday. You can pick 2-3 shades and wear them as a duo or trio (See diagrams) easily. So they actually give you the most options!

Some Idiot-proof Eyeshadow recommendations:

Duos: Laura Mercier eyeshadow duos. Always well coordinated, with 1 soft/matte shade and 1 darker, richer one. Takes the guess-work out of eyeshadow application.

Trios: A lot of drugstore brands like Wet n Wild Color Icon have pre-coordinated trios with the shades marked out as lid, crease, browbone for you. Just remember “crease” = socket line. In the higher end range, Dior’s 3 Couleurs are beautifully coordinated and easy to use and blend.

Quads: Tom Fords and Chanels have some of the easier to use luxe quads in the market, but if you’re going for the Tom Fords, remember to minus out the sparkle shades. (E.g. 01 Golden Mink is what I’d consider a duo, not a quad, because there are 2 sparkle shades out of the 4, and I’d apply the 2 satin shades using one of the DUO diagrams above, and then decide how I want to apply the sparkles.)

**Laneige Pure Radiant eyeshadow quads (S$40) are a fantastic alternative - not dupes cos there are no exact palette matches, but great alternatives - for Tom Fords (S$100) because the satins and glitter textures, as well as a few of the shades, are actually very very similar. If you love the look of TFs but find the prices a little steep in Asia, take a look at the Laneige counter! See for yourself!

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Quintets: Lancome’s Hypnose palettes are still one of my favorites. They usually have the BEST balance of dark and light shades, and they’re perfectly coordinated with each other, so you can pick any 2-3 shades out of the 5 and go.

**Diors are a good option if you have more mature lids or prefer smoother, more translucent pigments but the 5 couleurs are’t as well-balanced as Lancomes, so unless you’re very experienced and know how to add definition using liner and mascara, I’d pick a few colors and use these palettes as duos and trios rather than a quintet.

If you want to break the rules completely and do it like makeup artists do sometimes, NARS’ duos are pretty much on the opposite spectrum to Laura Mercier.

They do have light vs dark shades too, but there are also tons of funky clashing duos designed for maximum drama on the lids. Stuff like Rated R (lime and blue) and Bysance (yellow and violet) can still be applied using the 2 DUO diagrams above, but the final effect will be VERY bold. Probably better for the club than for school or work.

This is like alchemy what the fuck

This is a FANTASTIC tutorial, and absolutely can be used with darker or more vibrant colors. 

dbvictoria:

Scrap metal Alien furniture

The site also has Spiderman, Predator, Terminator, and other geekery.

These are amazing. I’m not sure that I want a Xenomorph coffee table (bumping into it in the middle of the night would be an unsettling experience), but they’re amazing.