posted 2 days ago with 2 notes
vesraen asked: "Good luck with moving out of the cosplay community, Miss Allegra! I'm assuming that means you aren't going to cons anymore? (I owe you coffee, teehee.) Also, I came for the cosplay, followed for the person, so, I'm just glad you are still around! ;3;"

Thank you! :))))))))))

To answer your question…not so much this year. Traveling to and attending cons was definitely an expense that I decided to cut for the time being, especially since I wasn’t sure how long I’d be unemployed after my contract ended (spoiler: still unemployed :I). I’m definitely aiming for PAX Prime since it’s a local con for, and possibly also GGC as well, so if anyone was planning on going to either of those cons, there’s a chance I’ll see you there! (And if you’re ever up in Seattle, for a con or otherwise, please, PLEASE hit me up—we can DEFINITELY grab coffee! I know some really great places!)

Next year will kind of depend on my real life schedule, I think. I’ve enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to take some weekend trips to see friends/family in lieu of conventions, so I may do more of that. Or maybe my vacation time will be non-existent with whatever my job ends up being. Next year is still pretty far away!

posted 5 days ago with 15 notes
From the beginning of the week! Julep Kessie, Phoebe, Tatum, Kayla, and Andrea on an Amity base. All those brights were perfect for the suddenly beautiful Seattle day!

Short nails are still short :( Switched back to my old miracle basecoat, and I think the damaged nail is nearly done growing out, so hopefully longer nails soon? Ish?

From the beginning of the week! Julep Kessie, Phoebe, Tatum, Kayla, and Andrea on an Amity base. All those brights were perfect for the suddenly beautiful Seattle day!

Short nails are still short :( Switched back to my old miracle basecoat, and I think the damaged nail is nearly done growing out, so hopefully longer nails soon? Ish?

posted 5 days ago with 8 notes
replying to awesome people who still want to follow me :)

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TL;DR PSA: this is not a cosplay blog anymore

captainallegra:

I’ve noticed a few of my old cosplay posts are getting a lot of traction, and that I’m simultaneously getting some new followers—welcome, guys!

In the sake of fairness, since you may be following me for this reason, it’s worth stating that I no longer cosplay. My end of 2013 hiatus got a little too relaxing for me, and I’ve decided that I have no further plans to cosplay in the near future or beyond. I like having free time and money. It’s really nice.

So for those of you expecting cosplay-related content … there won’t be any. I just want to be upfront :(

I am, however, totally open to answering questions about how I made some of my older costumes, if you have any! I answer those privately 99% of the time, but don’t take that to mean that I’m ashamed to answer them—I just get self-conscious about spamming people’s dashes, haha.

What you can expect from my tumblr:

- my nail art (usually twice a week, and tagged with “allegra does her nails” for savioring purposes)
- video games stuff that I find entertaining, usually Bioware/Ass Creed/Borderlands and other stuff, depends on what shows up on my own dash
- pretty things
- funny things
- cute things (ESPECIALLY DUCKIES yes don’t worry bisho they’re making a comeback on my tumblr)
- occasionally, my thinkie thoughts, but I’m self-conscious about sharing without being prompted to do so, so there’s rarely much of that

I’ve been a liiiiittle scarce on tumblr lately, but I’m still around and idly checking my dash now and then, but yeah! Just wanted to be honest to my followers, in case they’re expecting me to still do cosplay stuff. I’m not, guys, so if you’re not interested in any of the above, I won’t be toooooo offended if you unfollow.

Also I’ll probably reblog this post a few times now and then à la flutie so bear with that haha

reminder, in case you missed this before!

posted 1 week ago with 34 notes
TL;DR PSA: this is not a cosplay blog anymore

I’ve noticed a few of my old cosplay posts are getting a lot of traction, and that I’m simultaneously getting some new followers—welcome, guys!

In the sake of fairness, since you may be following me for this reason, it’s worth stating that I no longer cosplay. My end of 2013 hiatus got a little too relaxing for me, and I’ve decided that I have no further plans to cosplay in the near future or beyond. I like having free time and money. It’s really nice.

So for those of you expecting cosplay-related content … there won’t be any. I just want to be upfront :(

I am, however, totally open to answering questions about how I made some of my older costumes, if you have any! I answer those privately 99% of the time, but don’t take that to mean that I’m ashamed to answer them—I just get self-conscious about spamming people’s dashes, haha.

What you can expect from my tumblr:

- my nail art (usually twice a week, and tagged with “allegra does her nails” for savioring purposes)
- video games stuff that I find entertaining, usually Bioware/Ass Creed/Borderlands and other stuff, depends on what shows up on my own dash
- pretty things
- funny things
- cute things (ESPECIALLY DUCKIES yes don’t worry bisho they’re making a comeback on my tumblr)
- occasionally, my thinkie thoughts, but I’m self-conscious about sharing without being prompted to do so, so there’s rarely much of that

I’ve been a liiiiittle scarce on tumblr lately, but I’m still around and idly checking my dash now and then, but yeah! Just wanted to be honest to my followers, in case they’re expecting me to still do cosplay stuff. I’m not, guys, so if you’re not interested in any of the above, I won’t be toooooo offended if you unfollow.

Also I’ll probably reblog this post a few times now and then à la flutie so bear with that haha

posted 1 week ago with 9 notes
ouijabee asked: "so a while ago you watched this thing that used "what does the fox say" to show how people get bullied. after which you said youd go on etsy and buy a fox plush. i was just wondering which one you ended up buying and comforting you. could you maybe take a picture of you with it?"

Oh! I’m surprised you remembered! Of course I can :)

Context for people: this video - this response

Embarrassing confession: I bought two foxes. I couldn’t pick, and, *embarrassed wince*, I didn’t want any of them to feel rejected? This little guy was a given—SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THAT FACE OH MY GOODNESS—and though I opted for the default coloring, I loved that it was customizable.

The second sweet baby, by contrast, had more of a homemade look to it, particularly with its little imperfections. Looking at it, I became so scared that people were rejecting it that, since the goal of buying a fox in the first place was to overcome my sudden, overwhelming bullied kid feels, I had to give this little guy a home as well.

I PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE SPENT THAT MUCH MONEY, BUT NOW THESE SWEET BABIES SIT WITH MY BOOKS AND I HAVE NO REGRETS WHATSOEVER

aaaaaand blurry iphone selfie:

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elisabethhewer:

Five things to remember when a horrid day is beating you into the ground:

  1. Trees grow outwards, rings upon rings. Allow yourself to spread that quietly. One day you’ll look back and be astonished by how far you’ve come.
  2. We power our lives with the remains of dinosaurs. People will remind you that the dinosaurs are dead but I think it’s pretty cool that there’s enough life in them to give you a shower hot enough to burn.
  3. You’ll have a lot of chances to start again. It’s okay to never take them.
  4. Some scientists figured out how to play god with genes and out of all the endless possibilities available to them they decided to make rabbits glow in the dark.
  5. You are stars and sea and your heritage stretches back to the very first life form. Never believe that you are nothing.