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doktorbutchee asked: Any advice on dressing like Darren Nichols, and maybe how to pull it off despite probably being limited to only the weekends? (And also having slight problems with confidence, which is part of the reasons for weekends only.)

soyonscruels:

well, to start with, all of darren nichols’ life is a weekend, in that i am sure concepts like ‘the working week’ and ‘weather or occasion appropriate clothing’ are utterly foreign to him. secondly: start small!

(i think i answered this question before like a year ago but i cannot be bothered to find it SO ONWARDS.)

the key to dressing like darren nichols is to eventually build up to a collection of clothing so ostentatious and bonkers they can only be worn together. you know, you can’t just wear a nice comfy jumper with your leather trousers. you need to be wearing eyeliner with that many sequins. if you don’t wear a scarf your entire bra will be on show. (it will end up entirely on show anyway.) that sort of thing.

but you don’t have to do that now. so here is what you do to practice: start with tight black clothes, it doesn’t really matter what, but this is the easiest palette to work with. you are going to procure the most bonkers scarf you can find. if you want help with this, come talk to me about where i got my alexander mcqueen scarf (a factory mistake). you are going to wear this either a) around your neck (see here & here) or in your hair (see here).

you can also try your plain tight black ensemble with one of the following:

  • a fake fur coat (please buy fake! the fur industry is horrible)
  • a suit jacket
  • a waistcoat
  • a very large necklace. something big with lots of stones, or a big gold collar, etc
  • LOTS OF BELTS
  • absurd boots
  • leather wrist cuffs
  • some kind of really ridiculous leggings
  • EVENTUALLY: (almost) ALL OF THIS AT ONCE

i also recommend: a lot of eyeliner, a lot of very dark or very metallic lipstick, very dramatic nail polish, a lot of glitter. HOWEVER. HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: you, friend, can pull off dressing like darren nichols because you can. you are going to go out there and you are going to channel a heinous crazy vicious confidence machine whose outfit says, ‘shut the fuck up, you bourgeois fucks, I’M here now and you’d better be LOOKING’. everybody on earth looks good in black. everyone. EVERYONE ON EARTH CAN PULL OFF WHAT THEY’RE WEARING IF THEY ARE CONFIDENT. the trick is to act as if your clothes exist as a condition of the universe. of course you’re wearing them, what else would you be?

Filed under this is one of the most inspiring things i've ever read also fall is DARREN NICHOLS SEASON bc i am not quite at that level of carefree ostentatiousness but in the fall i'm in school and never ever have to dress like a professional and it's the perfect weather for light layers look i just bought the most ridiculous old lady blazer in the entire world along with some vintage gold lace fingerless gloves THIS IS HAPPENING THIS IS REAL THIS IS ME fashion

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See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.

Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
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cressidatyrells:

dailysturner:

Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner Set For ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster’ Opposite Jeremy Irving, Taissa Farmiga
EXCLUSIVE: In a new take on the life and lore of Frankenstein authoress Mary Shelley, Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner (Barely Lethal, Alone) has been cast as Shelley herself opposite Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Stonewall) as Percy Shelley. Scripted by Deborah Baxtrom, Mary Shelley’s Monster tracks the young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost.Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) is attached in a supporting role as Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont.
The real Shelley first published her Gothic horror classic Frankenstein anonymously at the age of 21 after marrying the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Monster envisions her life as “the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way,” per producer Rose Ganguzza, who produced last year’s Beat Generation drama Kill Your Darlings. “Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project.”

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cressidatyrells:

dailysturner:

Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner Set For ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster’ Opposite Jeremy Irving, Taissa Farmiga

EXCLUSIVE: In a new take on the life and lore of Frankenstein authoress Mary Shelley, Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner (Barely Lethal, Alone) has been cast as Shelley herself opposite Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Stonewall) as Percy Shelley. Scripted by Deborah Baxtrom, Mary Shelley’s Monster tracks the young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost.Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) is attached in a supporting role as Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont.

The real Shelley first published her Gothic horror classic Frankenstein anonymously at the age of 21 after marrying the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Monster envisions her life as “the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way,” per producer Rose Ganguzza, who produced last year’s Beat Generation drama Kill Your Darlings. “Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project.”

OHHHH MYYYY GODDDDD

Filed under OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN sophie turner THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD

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I forgot to post these! This is me as Peggy Carter the other weekend, at Shore Leave 2014.

It was such a fun costume—I know the dress isn’t exactly like the one she wears in the bar scene in the movie, but it’s always felt very 40s-ish to me, and it got a LOT of compliments. Actually, most people didn’t get who I was supposed to be until they asked (although the fact that I was wearing a wig helped a lot in tipping them off that I was dressed as a character at all). It was a last-minute costume, but I’m so glad I was able to pull it together. I even got a little pewter SHIELD pin!

When Kalliope took that second picture, I tried to go for a dangerous smirk kind of look, and she said, “You’re making an Abbey face. Try to make a Peggy face.” Hopefully I landed somewhere in that realm!

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