Orange is the new Black - Arkham
I needed a quick, easy to pack, comfortable to wear costume for SDCC. I made an orange jumpsuit and ironed on some fabric transfers, added some silk leaves to an old cosplay wig and grabbed some old cosplay boots.
I’m really turning into a scavenger cosplayer… all my cosplays seem to have a lot of cast-off pieces from other cosplays.
Ruining the magic - suit-up video for Momo mouse
How do you make Nutella? Do you ever get stage fright?
I’m not a real pokemon fan, but absol is darn cute >_<
10 vikings all done.
Here’s the lot. Phew! So many wolves….
The set from Left to Right Top:
Ansuz, Hagalaz, Teiwaz, Sowulo, Jera
Left to Right Bottom:
Inguz, Wunjo, Othila, Raido, Eihwaz
Since I modeled for all of these, some of the suits are super baggy. They will look much better on their respective owners.
I made everything on these guys including their tunics, and leatherwork.
I did not make the metal cloak pins or the LARP weapons.
Cloak pins were purchased here: http://stores.ebay.ca/Medieval-Shoppe-Australia?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
LARP weapons purchased here:http://www.epicarmourycanada.com/
These guys will be making their debut at Rainfurrest 2014 :3
“Everything that comes to you comes to teach you.”
Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning
Signals. The Norse god Loki; Mouth of a river; mouth from which to speak.
Communication, a revealing message or insight, wisdom gained and wisdom earned, conscious work, success, leadership, inspired speech, ancestral power, passion, inspiration, enthusiasm, transformation, encouragement, compassion, blessings, source of blessings and joy, the divine breath, the sacred ash – The World Tree, holding fast, protection, guarantee of order.
ANSUZ is the ‘effect of energy.’
In Norse mythology, Odin brought down the wisdom of the runes and conveyed their information for the rest of humanity to learn from. Therefore, the Ansuz rune is often regarded as a rune of ‘communication.’
Ansuz is the rune of inspired speech and incantation as a creative expression. Ansuz shows us the power of speech, which passes along knowledge with the breath of life from generation to generation. It is the passing on of knowledge through the spoken word, rather than the written.
Ansuz also represents conscious work and the bringing in of wisdom gained to the levels of awareness where one can recognise things for what they truly are. There is a certain lack of ‘compassion’ and ‘perspective’ in this rune, as situations and issues are often viewed from a distant standpoint, when this rune is prevalent.
The Ansuz rune tells of increased awareness of what the future holds. Linked to Odin, it is a rune of inspiration, wisdom, aspirations and communication. Promises spiritual renewal and progress, clear vision and good health.
This rune represents power, both secular and spiritual and because of this, lessons must be learned thoroughly thus gaining the wisdom to live life wisely.
The answers to your questions are already here and you already know them; you just haven’t heard them clearly yet. Look for signals and confirmations which are all around you, all the time. Everything has a special significance. If you learn this truth, you will understand and take heed of the messages around you.
Ultimately, by either our action or lack of action, we are responsible for what happens around us, and to us. Anzus is the rune representing our responsibility to ourselves and our world. It is not the action itself, but the result of that action which counts here.
Trust that everything that comes to you, comes to teach.
By acknowledging this truth, you will grow in knowledge and wisdom.
‘By embracing change you will make quick progress on your path.’
Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning
Defence. Yggdrasil the Yew Tree – The Tree of Life.
Change, initiation, confrontation of inner and outer fears, force, purpose, need to acquire, regeneration and rebirth, winter, death, transformation, turning point, strength, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness, enlightenment, endurance. The gate to the Underworld.
EIHWAZ is ‘the source of all life’.
Eihwaz represents the pinnacle to which all things revolve and spin out of. It is the mystery or the power of life. It is the death that renews and brings new life. It represents cycles and is a rune of wisdom and communication.
The Eihwaz rune represents a turning point in the runic journey and indicates the transformational phase of the initiatory process.
The Eihwaz rune provides protection to the seeker and can help increase personal power and defence. It also suggests communication between different worlds, different layers of reality and different realms.
Eihwaz shows that this is a time for transformations on many levels. It is a time to flow with the changes rather than resist them as the timing is right for goals and aspirations to come flowing abundantly. To resist is to stagnate. Eihwaz is giving you the driving force to acquire your desires and provides motivation and a sense of purpose. It indicates that you have set your sights on a reasonable target and can achieve your goals with ease.
The strong message with Eihwaz is to move forward through fear and doubt. If you remain true to yourself and keep to your own path, you will soon find yourself basking in new enlightenments.
Now may be the time to put plans into action. Perseverance and foresight are called for when Eihwaz is drawn though. Avert anticipated difficulties through thought and right action. It is a time to deal with things at hand, rather than put them off until they resurface at a later date.
‘Never shy away from challenges as they strengthen and teach you throughout your life.’
Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning
Disruption. Disruptive forces. Hail. Natural forces that damage.
Destruction, disaster, sudden loss, ordeal, clearance, testing, karmic lessons, drastic change, wrath of nature, uncontrolled forces, tempering, testing, trials and tribulations, influences from the past.
HAGALAZ is ‘forces beyond our control’.
Hagalaz represents a dramatic event or trauma which comes from outside your own immediate perceptions. Hagalaz is the ‘bolt from the blue’ that shakes things up, then rearranges them perfectly. This rune is integrated into the mysteries of renewal through destruction. Like Odin, sometimes one must loose all in order to find his or her own personal power. The transformation from destruction to fertility comes after much upheaval.
Challenges are occurring in your life, but these are to be embraced rather than feared. A hailstorm, for example, may seem daunting and scary at first, but if you catch a hailstone you will realise that it is only water and is not to be feared.
Hagalaz is a ‘wake up call’. It is the rune that tells you that although things may appear to be going well, due to complacency on your behalf, you may be about to take a tumble.
Hagalaz is the rune that tells you to pay attention. Often throughout one’s lif, we receive ‘wake-up calls’, which are often misinterpreted as ‘Divine punishment’ for some imagined wrong, when in fact they are merely a way of drawing your attention to a recurrent pattern in your life which needs to be addressed in order for you to progress, positively.
Hagalaz indicates uncontrolled forces wreaking havoc and disruptive plans and ushering a time of trials and tests. But all is not lost, as Hagalaz also suggests that the crisis will lead to completion or closure of some sort that heralds an inner harmony.
Change is definitely necessary. An adjustment on world-views and personal outlook may be indicated. Initially, all may seem catastrophic, but its aftermath will prove fruitful. Your power lies within your inner strength, and it is this that will provide you with support and guidance at a time when everything you’ve taken for granted is being challenged.
‘Live in the moment.’
Viking Rune Equivalent
Fertility. The god Ing.
Male fertility and potency, gestation, internal growth, work, productivity, bounty, being grounded, a connection with the land, peace, prosperity, protection of hearth and home, a beacon of light, potential energy accumulating for a burst of power, good health, balance, farming and cropping, fertility, virtues, common sense, family love, human warmth, home, rest period, grounding, summer sun, inner strengths.
INGUZ is ‘Creativity’.
Inguz is a rune of movement, action and reaction. It is also one of responsibility. The Inguz rune indicates that you are on a spiritual path or journey. Drawing this Rune means that you now have the strength and personal power to achieve completion, resolution and finalisation with some issues that have been a burden or have been long drawn out. It is crucial here to complete projects and finish unfinished business. From this comes an exciting new beginning. You must be done with the old to allow room for the new.
Drawing the Inguz rune in a reading indicates that although you may feel isolated or out of sync at times, you can be safe in the knowledge that within you burns the fire of inspiration. This will urge you onwards, upwards and striving toward spiritual fulfilment. It is the essence of the Inguz rune that will move you forward. With the Inguz rune in play, we nurture ideas and plans and make way for the future.
Depending upon the situation at hand, drawing the Inguz rune can indicate a time of your darkest hour. You may feel confused, helpless or stagnant. Look upon it as though you are the seed, sitting just below the soil, waiting for the sun to shine and the timing to be right, before sprouting forth. It is your opportunity to look within and know that you are on the right path.
Inguz is concerned with male fertility, gestation and internal growth. It is all about common sense and simple strengths, the home and love of the family, caring and human warmth.
Inguz presages a period of rest and relaxation when anxieties disappear and loose strings are tied. It implies that you are free to move in new directions.