Believe me when I say this is the best photo from today that I’ve got on my phone.
Brogain does Dragon*Con. #swaggametoostrong
Thanks to feralkiwi for the shutter shades!
"Loghain would fit in Westeros pretty easily." Lmao this panel.
Well, Westeros has Stannis, which is pretty much the next best thing.
You know you do a lot of crossplays when you have to hairspray your eyebrows into shape for your one girl cosplay.
Alrighty, kids. Shit’s gettin’ real. Wrapping up at work here before I head out for art/tea with cibokilley and then home for one final go at packing. I had to run out at lunch today for a hard carry-on case for Loghain’s armour because Marius just takes up too much room (the bastard).
If you see me down there, definitely say hi! I’m always more than happy to talk shop about cosplay or just generally hang out.
(Also let me wax poetic about how damn stoked I am to meet feralworks IRL)
do u ever just
Yes. On occasion.
Real Talk: Your guys’ tags give me life. <3!
And on that note, packing is 95% complete and the melatonin has kicked in. One last day at home tomorrow before leaving for Dragon*Con!
loghain’s fade nightmare (x)
#sorry #this pains me #but talk of ostagar is always so focused on politics and tactics #it’s easy to forget that cailan and loghain had a relationship #that cailan was the son of loghain’s dearest friends #and his daughter’s friend and partner #that loghain had watched cailan grow from a boy into a king #and tried to guide him in this transition after maric’s disappearance #we see loghain’s bitterness about ostagar in-game #and i think that bitterness is understandable #loghain having to shoulder all of the responsibility for cailan’s recklessness #and deal with the mess he left behind #all while being called a traitor and a regicide #at the same time #his bitterness gives the impression that he never cared for cailan #i wish his fade nightmare hadn’t been cut from the game #because it shows that some of loghain’s bitterness stems from the fact that he tried to save cailan but failed #that quitting the field was a genuinely difficult decision #and one that haunts him despite his bravado
ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME
The tags just keep getting better. Keeping Erika’s tags below (because I can’t manage to cut and paste them like ones above).
But yes, I will never believe that Loghain was glad about Cailan’s death. Never never never. YMMV, but my Loghain grieved and blamed himself, even though it was truly not his fault. Because when you get right down to it, it was the darkspawn that killed Cailan.
#Loghain was probably just as much a father to Cailan as Maric was #probably more considering how often Maric would drop into melancholy or up and vanish #and from how he views Cailan in his fade nightmare? #he clearly still thinks of him as a boy #which while problematic says a lot about Loghain’s possible paternal feelings towards him :/ #the son of the two people he loves most and to try to save the kingdom he has to leave him behind #can you imagine the knife in Loghain’s chest when he’s walking away #I hate the retreat cutscene #it makes Loghain look sinisterly happy that they’re leaving instead of pained he has to leave behind someone he cares for #I will never believe that Loghain maliciously left
All of the above.
Trying to guess how to French braid… #dunmerproject #wigs #braiding
Just bringing over a tip I posted on Facebook that I thought might helpful to cosplay folks.
Soooo a lot of times the metal buckles you grab off the shelf be it for armor or straps or jackets are going to be a shiny plated nickel. It’s possible to find an antique nickel finish, but it’s rarer, especially if you don’t have a specialty store like Tandy Leather near you. For me, Tandy didn’t have the antique finish in the buckles I liked best, so I picked up the shiny ones and tried to figure out a way to age them for Fili.
After some internet digging I found a few different methods for darkening/aging the metal, but I didn’t really have the time or tools for them. Then I randomly found this product and decided, why not. The stuff is called… Nickel Ager. And hallelujah, it does exactly what it says. In the pic above, you can see how shiny my buckles were in the top picture. The middle picture was after letting them sit in the solution of Nickel Ager for TWO MINUTES and then letting them dry overnight. After that I buffed them with steel wool, and the result is the bottom right buckle. Bottom left is before being buffed. The result is beautiful, and half a bottle of the smallest bottle covered 6 buckles and a handful of studs and probably would have gone further if I was being careful (aka not lazy).
So yeah, if you have bright shiny nickel plated buckles and need them to have a natural aged look, THIS.
So this is HELLA useful.