Honestly… WHO LET US BE US?
Listen… we wish we had some sort of answer for why we do the things that we do but we don’t. We got these AMAZING Riders of Rohan inspired patches ages ago along with the matching vests and had had every intention of doing something cool with them and then we just… didn’t. Until a week before Katsucon this year when we went “heyyyyy we still have these things… SUNDAY PLANS!”
Just let us live in our ridiculousness and love of Tolkien.
The Hobbit Part 2 is out in theatres everywhere today, huzzah! To wrap up our week of Middle Earth Celebrations, we’ve got a brand new hair tutorial for you, this time featuring everyone’s favorite blonde elf prince; Legolas!
I’ve been doing a simplified version of this hairstyle since I was 12 and was torn between wanting to be as cool as him and totally crushing on him. (Oh come on, ladies: like at least half of you weren’t there too.)
What You’ll Need: A brush and four skinny hair elastics
Step 1: Brush out your hair and pull it back into a half pony tail, leaving about an inch of hair on either side right about your ears.
Step 2: Take the hair left out above your ear on one side and begin French braiding it back around your ear.
Step 3: Once you’ve braided back and part of the way around your ear, just do a simple braid for the rest.
Step 4: Rinse and repeat for the other side.
Step 5: Move the bottom part of your hair out of the way. Take the half ponytail and split into two even sections.
Step 6: Fishtail braid until you are about halfway down. If you’re unfamiliar with fishtail braiding, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that should help you out but the basic idea is that you take a very small section of hair from the bottom of one half and bring it up and around and have it join the other half and just repeat this back and forth.
And that’s all there is to it!
As always, feel free to ask us any questions or tweet us/tag us on tumblr if you try out the hairstyle for yourself!
Part II of The Hobbit is out SO SOON so we’re continuing our week of Middle Earth celebrations with some fashion finds for the Lord of the Rings geek in all of us. From Black Milk’s Middle Earth collection to handcrafted pieces to some serious statement jewelry, there’s a little something for everyone once, y’know, you’ve recovered from seeing the new movie three times in a row.
We are right there with you.
What do we want?
The new Hobbit movie.
When do we want it?
To get this week moving along we’re throwing a Middle Earth blog party, and what better way to start than outfit inspo from the excellent Black Milk Clothing collection. We’ll do our best not to delve too greedily and too deep, but nothing says GET ON MY BODY THANKS!! like monstrous terrors made of shadow and flame.
“You Shall Not Pass” Dress: Black Milk Clothing
Asymmetric Blazer: Comme des garcons x H&M
Asymmetric Skirt, Bunny Ear Toque: Yesstyle
Suspender Hosiery: Black Milk Clothing
Spike Belt: Forever 21
Ankle Boots: Storets
With upcoming patriotic party week, we’ve got a few suggestions on how to beat the heat — namely, poolside getaway and pants optional. So splash on some sunscreen, because we got your geek cred covered with some cute basic swimwear, swimwear part 2: geekier still, and nerdy throw-on tees.
Let’s start from there.
We’ll also be going on a small hiatus for the upcoming week, so a great Canada Day and July 4th to all who are celebrating this coming week!