Autism is something you’re either born with, or you’re not. It’s been debunked numerous times, there is no connection between the condition and vaccinations. In fact, many of the scientists and other figures who contributed to the paper that started the myth have admitted themselves that it’s not true, but because one paranoid famous person says “no vaccinations!” people are willing to put, not only their children, but every child they come into contact with, that either hasn’t been vaccinated or can’t be, at risk because these historically fatal diseases apparently aren’t nearly as bad as having to say you have an autistic child. As someone who was born with it, I find this attitude to be especially insulting, ignorant and incredibly dangerous, and it needs to be wiped out before these illnesses do it first.
And there you have it, the last theme for Inktober finished on time, yay! It’ll probably be a couple days until I get all this stuff copied onto printer paper, forget colored and cut out, but I still plan on sharing it all at some point in November. I’ll also be sharing an updated picture of Jamie and Lilac’s wardrobe beforehand, since that’s big enough without all of these.
Altogether, I’ve drawn about 73 outfits just for Inktober, not counting all the failed attempts, which brings the grand total to 82 when I add the other things in my tracing pad. There’s also the 2 pairs of boots to go with the raincoats from the original set, which has 21 outfits, 7 pairs of shoes, 2 bows and 2 flowers without any copies, so I thought I’d close out this adventure with a total count of everything currently in the Bunny Sisters’ envelope:
25 pairs of shoes
1 pair of socks
I had more ideas for my favorite pieces, so I printed a couple copies of the set before I decided to add Lilac and her complete recolored wardrobe, which means I have 3 or 4 versions of some outfits and shoes as opposed to just 2. I also altered some of those pieces, like cutting off socks, a ruffle, or even a whole layer, in order to get different looks. Yeah, that’s the kind of stuff I do when I’m bored, anyone surprised?
It took a lot longer than I thought it would to come up with something for this, but then out of the blue, I remembered an episode from the first season of the Black Butler anime, when young girls are disappearing throughout London, and the main character Ciel is tasked with finding out why. All I’ll give away is that a version of London Bridge was a big part of the whole thing, and those verses were my inspiration for these outfits.
“Build it up with brick and stone, brick and stone, brick and stone. Build it up with brick and stone, my fair lady.”
“Brick and stone will crumble away, crumble away, crumble away. Brick and stone will crumble away, my fair lady.”
This verse wasn’t in the episode, and I have no idea if it’s part of the version they used, it was just pretty easy to come up with. This outfit is going to be brick-red overalls with a hammer and chisel in the pocket, classic stonemason tools. It’s a bit more of a stretch than the other two, and was actually the last one I drew, but I wanted to show it first because of how the next two go.
“Build it up with iron and steel, iron and steel, iron and steel. Build it up with iron and steel, my fair lady.”
“Iron and steel will bend and bow, bend and bow, bend and bow. Iron and steel will bend and bow, my fair lady.”
This outfit is going to have black pants, since cast iron is black, along with various shades of gray to represent steel. Metal is also a sub-genre of rock music, so that’s why this one has a sort of punk vibe going on. (I totally didn’t just make that up while writing this, not at all…)
“Build it up with silver and gold, silver and gold, silver and gold. Build it up with silver and gold, my fair lady.”
“Silver and gold will be stolen away, stolen away, stolen away. Silver and gold will be stolen away, my fair lady.”
This dress is going to be silver with gold details, since silver on a gold background just looks weird. It’s amazing how the same colors can be great or terrible together, depending on how they’re layered, and even what shades they are. Kind of cool, right?
The Cartoon Network show Adventure Time ended recently, and one of my favorite characters is Marceline, the Vampire Queen. Since I still hadn’t figured out what I was going to do for this theme, though I did have “goth girl” noted on my list for it, I drew a couple of her outfits from the show. Her first appearance back in season one, and from a flashback to her childhood in season five. She’s not actually a vampire at that point, but since her father is known to be a soul-devouring demon, I figured it was close enough.
Marceline wears a different outfit in just about every episode she appears in, so I had a whole wardrobe of stuff to choose from, but I figured these two would be the best choices. Totally not because they were some of the easiest to draw, or anything. XD
Just when I get all caught up, I miss yesterday’s theme. Ugh…
Anyway, since these bunnies are supposed to be rag dolls, I decided to make a stitched-together, all torn up and tattered bodysuit for yesterday’s theme: zombie. Though I think I went a little overboard with it, as I tend to do. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do for today’s theme, but I’ll probably think of something before too much longer.
And there you have it, a week’s worth of prompts done in one night, whoo! I completely suck at drawing tails, and it ended up not being quite as easy as I thought it would be with the dolls’ pose. I drew three shirts to try and make up for my wonky tail, though I don’t think I did the best on them, either. XD
I’ll try and get the last few themes done on time, since I know exactly what I want to do for two of them, I just hope at least one of them turns out as planned…
My original plans for this one were way too freaking big. Not only was I going to do the twelve astrological signs, but also the twelve animals from the Chinese zodiac, mainly because I couldn’t settle on the ones I actually wanted to do. Those ended up being Gemini, which is my sign, and Rabbit, the fourth animal in the Chinese line-up (I’m the twelfth one, Pig). Rather than going by months like the astrological signs, the Chinese ones change by the year, such as 2018 being the Year of the Dog.
The top outfit is for Rabbit, and is a completely fictional version of a Chinese New Year costume, though I do plan on making it various shades of red, since that’s the color of good luck there, and it comes with two lucky coins tied to strings. 2011 was also the last Year of the Rabbit, so I added that to its matching headband.
The second one is for Gemini, though it’ll make more sense once it’s colored. Since Gemini is twins, I decided to use two colors that compliment each other, so each half of the dress matches the opposite leg. I’ll be leaving the collar white, though, I feel anything else would look kind of silly.