Monday, April 9, 2012

Double Tie Dye DIY

This is the product of some unusual experimentation.
I wanted a tie dye shirt to wear to the MTAC rave, and so I got a white Goodwill tee shirt, and a couple bottles of Rit dye. I used the Aquamarine color, and Sunshine orange. Now, for some reason, it didn't mix in my brain, that these two colors would probably bleed together. And they did.
When I finally had washed all of it out, it was kind of dingy brown green. It was sort of not cute looking. Needless to say, I didn't rock it at the rave.
So when I got home, I decided to try and do something a little different. I twisted it back up in all different manor of ways, and did a reverse tie dye with bleach. Then I left it there.
....for an hour. 

When I picked it up, it literally looked all white. I almost did a literal face palm.
Then I undid all of my rubber bands, and I was super excited with the results. It's kind of a teal, seafoam color with a few orange flecks. 
Anyways. Wanted to share my fancy DIY shirt.

Thrifting and Crafting

I haven't gotten to go thrifting in like, two weeks. No joke. It's been all MTAC, all the time. I'm actually itching to do some thrifting. Bad. 
I went to a thrift store looking for MTAC pieces, and did find some things that I HAD to walk out with. That, and MTAC had some new vendors in the dealer room that were phenomenal. And I spent a good amount of money with them. This is all i've hauled in in like, two weeks, bloggers. That is so sad for me.
But with the approaching move into my new apartment, I'm actually gathering some pieces that I never wear to get rid of. I don't need all these clothes cluttering up my crappy apartment! So I'm planning to do a big donate haul to Goodwill this week. Wish me luck in cleaning out my junk! But without further whining, here's my thrift post.

How cute. Is this. I know it's hard to see, but this is a little tie-dye, bell sleeve over shirt thing. It's so so so cute, but I haven't even the slightest idea about HOW to wear this yet. But it is the first thing on my list to style. When I actually spotted this, it wasn't even on the floor yet. So, in true me fashion, I run over to it and try and check the price. Get this. I get REPRIMANDED by a sales associate because I was looking at this garment, and it wasn't on the rack yet. I'm a grown adult. And I got yelled at by a sales associate. I look at the woman and go "Are you serious?" and she said "YES I AM VERY SERIOUS. YOU NEED TO STEP BACK UNTIL THIS ITEM IS ON THE FLOOR." was $3 in case you were wondering. I had to wait until this crazy woman put this shirt on the floor, and then I had to go FIND it because she put it in the strangest place. Whatever. I think I won the war.

Remember my bitching about wanting some creepers? And about how I was not about to pay $40 for a pair on eBay? Look what I fouuunnnnnd!!! A pair of vintage looking blue suede creepers. I hustled these out of a vintage store for $10. 

 I know it's kind of a crud-picture, but I don't have the patience to set up a better one. Sorry! This amazingly cute patch tote bag was at my home town Goodwill for $2. I had to go to GW for one last thing for MTAC, and I couldn't help but find this. 

These beautiful little fishie earrings were from an awesome vendor at MTAC!! I was lusting over them, and couldn't afford to get them. Then when I went to Easter church service with my family, my awesome roomie and bestie Samantha bought them for me. I wore them all today and yesterday. 

This is my last MTAC vendor purchase, and let me tell you. It was instant love. I saw it, and I didn't even care how much it was. I didn't even care. It was mine. It cost my $25, which if you know me, that is like a small fortune. But it's probably my new favorite necklace. 

That's the end for today, readers. Thanks so much for keeping with me through these two weeks of like no posting.

-Trina Belle

MTAC Omega

I may have mentioned before that I am a total nerd. And I know this is a deviation from my typical bloggin', but I wanted to share a few pictures from my big annual nerd convention: The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention.

This is me, Samantha, Taylor, and Ashley all dressed up. We're all Kuroshitsuji Characters. Samantha, Taylor, and I are all from Kuro II. Can you spot us?

Ashley was the odd ball in this one, because she was from Kuro I playing Madame Red.

You remember my pregnant friend who I'm baby crazy over?

Well she's REALLY pregnant now.

The second day, Samantha and I were Howl and Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle. We got a ton of compliments on this one, mostly because it's a big nostalgia costume.

I LOVED my Sophie costume. I thought I looked pretty bitching in that costume. Our hotel room was so messy!
I didn't really get any good pictures of Samantha and I, but some other con-goers did. So this one I did not take, and give credit to the con goer that did.

I really loved the con this year, but SOMEONE came to it SICK. And spread it to everyone in the con. Everyone is sick now, so yeah. Sucky.
We have about two more cons to go to before the next MTAC, but costumes for those have already been planned and finished. 
for MTAC13, costumes have sort of already been planned. We started early this year!

Next years theme is the occult. And I have been wanting to cosplay Vampire Princess Miyu since I first started cosplay 5 years ago. And this year, it's finally happening. 

The next character I'm doing is Rip Van Winkle from Hellsing. And she looks something like this:

I've never actually SEEN Hellsing, but Samantha, Megan, and the entire rest of our group want to do a Hellsing group cosplay. And since I hate doing characters I know nothing about, I have some catching up to do!!

Thanks for reading my nerd rant! Thrift post tonight.
-Trina Belle

A little late

Hat: Thrifted
Readers: Urban Outfitters
Undersweater: Thrifted
Pleather Jacket: Ross, forever ago
Yellow Rose Dress: Thrifted+DIYed
Necklaces: Thrifted

So this is an outfit post.
From an outfit.
That I wore.
...Like 2 weeks ago.
I know. I suck. But I have a whole big ole thing of batteries and I'm FINALLY updating!
This is one of my favorite maxi dresses ever, and one of my first fringe pieces I ever did. When I got this dress, it looked terrible. I mean, really terrible. It was up to my neck, and long sleeved. Can you imagine a dress in THIS print...up to your neck, down to your ankles, and covering your wrists? It was a hoot. 
But I cut those sleeves off, and made a v-neck out of this little dress disaster. Then out of the leftover sleeve fabric, I made the huge fringe collar piece you see here. 
I recently discovered my love for this hat too. I completely forgot I had bought it, but it's just such a perfect slouchy fit. 
And I love the color.
And the knit.
And stuff.
You can't see my shoes in this post. I would tell you which ones I was wearing. But I forgot. Because it was two weeks ago.
Until next time, write a letter and forget to send it.
-Trina Belle