trench coats are cool
ikilledcaptainclown:

bravoart:

Five Nights at Freddie Mercury’s

that’s more like it

ikilledcaptainclown:

bravoart:

Five Nights at Freddie Mercury’s

that’s more like it

sherlock-hannibal:

Gordon Ramsay doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

sjwassholes:

mothefro:

sjwassholes:

mothefro:

sjwassholes:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

freecandyman:

my fat kitties Halloween yukata~ featuring my sweaty, sweaty face u_u;; it’s summer here still

It looks well enough with my white obi, no? Even better if you could see my tabi, which are skeleton feets :3

I think it will look better still with the cheater obi I am making tho… And then I shall need someplace to wear it o 3o

Halloween…

Yukata..

*heavy sigh*

because

imageJapanese people

imagetotally

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don’t celebrate

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halloween

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especially in traditional kimono

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right?

Because yukatas are worn at public events REGARDLESS if it’s Halloween or not, Jun was implying that there’s NO SUCH THING AS A “HALLOWEEN YUKATA”. Your “proof” is showing yukata worn at public events like festivals which is COMMON THING TO DO IN JAPAN, wearing yukatas/kimonos during festivals/public celebrations.
And he didn’t say anything about Japanese people not celebrating Halloween (although its NOT a big holiday in Japan).
Again, “Halloween yukatas/kimonos” (as in created solely for Halloween, a day with little importance to Japan) do NOT exist and its an obvious case as appropriating traditional clothing as a costume.

What next, “Halloween Geisha”???

These are fucking HALOWEEN COSTUMES WORN BY JAPANESE PEOPLE! HALOWEEN! KIMONO! HALLOWEEN KIMONO! WORN BY JAPANESE PEOPLE! HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FEATURING KIMONO WORN BY JAPANESE PEOPLE! THEY MAKE THEIR OWN CULTURE A COSTUME! THE WHITE GIRL ISN’T EVEN WEARING IT AS A COSTUME! IT’S A YUKATA WITH A HALLOWEEN THEMED PRINT! A HALLOWEEN KIMONO/YUKATA!

YEAHHHH because we’re going to act like white people have NEVER made their OWN clothing before just so you can try to prove your little bullshit argument (the horrific tragedies littering the geisha tag would prove my statement even more). Also look up cosplayers and you’ll see plenty of people wearing custom made outfits/costumes.

Why would Japanese yukata/kimono makers make a print celebrating a holiday for a country that traditionally does not celebrate it? So they’re going to waste X amounts of money on some meaningless Western holiday they could care less about?? Yeah, that makes SO much more sense ESPECIALLY when looking at the Japanese women in your pics who…for some reason are not wearing this “Halloween yukata” you claim is “Japanese made”. They’re not wearing it because a 1) yukata/kimono is not a Halloween costume and 2) that “Halloween print yukata” was probably made by white people.

There’s never been any traditional yukata/kimono made with tacky Western holiday decor/print.

Again, there’s NO SUCH THING AS A “HALLOWEEN YUKATA”, the fact that you’re trying to argue this FACT is sad.

HALLOWEEN IS NOT IMPORTANT IN JAPAN.

"I WOULD LIKE TO BUY YOUR HALLOWEEN YUKATA" - said by ZERO people in Japan *can’t buy something that doesn’t exist* **adding - she made her obi…so what makes you think she didn’t make the "yukata"???

Just… Ohmygod… You’re an idiot, and a bigot.OBVIOUSLY there are Japanese who fucking care about the holiday since they’re FUCKING CELEBRATING IT! And I NEVER CLAIMED IT WAS JAPANESE MADE! BUT IT’S MORE ACCURATE THAN THE ONES THE JAPANESE GIRLS ARE WEARING! THE OBIS ARE BACKWARDS AND THEY AREN’T WEARING JUBAN! Their makeup is messy and they look more like Oiran than an average festival attendee wearing a kimono!!! The white girl actually looks like she could be going to a Japanese festival!!! She’s being historically and culturally accurate so what’s the big deal? ….i know what the big deal is… She’s white.

haha omg so this is what happened to my post

: 3 thanks for the notes everyone!  And god bless you for that photoset up there, I love it!  Japanese oiran vampire costumes!  

My goal with this project wasn’t anything like that; I have always loved yukata that play with non-traditional themes and patterns, and I have always loved Halloween.  The yukata itself, without the accessories that make it ‘weeny, could totally be worn all summer long.  I mean, super casually, because I fucked up a little and made the sleeves a tad short and the collar too narrow, but yeah. Oh, and I didn’t make the obi in these pictures; that’s the one I got from Japan, and it’s kinda over-formal for that yukata.  I have yet to get pictures of the entire kit I made.

If you take Koreans as an example, they were forced to wear western style clothing because of the Japanese occupation so yes, some were forced to dress like North Americans and Europeans. That and jeans don't have any cultural significance, especially not like a yukata. If you were going jt a Japanese event in a yukata and Japanese people were ok with you wearing one, great. But wearing just because you think it looks "fun" and "quirky"? Not cool. Again, don't treat a culture like a party theme.
Anonymous

Yes, the Japanese were hella racist and imperialist.  It’s a link between our two cultures!  Isn’t that heartwarming?

… I’m not sure why you think yukata inherently have more cultural significance than blue jeans.  I’m really not.  Both are popular secular summer clothing items.  One is from Japan and one is from California.  If you can’t wear one if you’re from the other, then logically it must go both ways.  But since, according to this response I’ve been getting, they clearly don’t, someone somewhere along the line here is either a hypocrite or not exercising their critical thinking skills.
I’m also not sure why you’re assigning me the motivations just finding it ‘fun and quirky’.  Reverse-engineering a pattern from an extant garment and making the whole thing from scratch is not something people do for shits and giggles, or from a place of anything but commitment and love.  I made it because I wanted to see if I could even make something from the ground up like that; because I love yukata that play with non-traditional patterns and themes; because I love halloween an unreasonable amount; because I’d fallen in love with that stupid fat kitties fabric and had the idea in my head since last year.  
And I have worn yukata to Japanese events.  Japanese people think it’s fantastic, and are usually impressed that I can tie my own obi.  The little old ladies will fix your obiage and make sure your collar lies correctly. If it doesn’t offend little old Japanese ladies, what right does anyone else have?  Anyway, I’m probably not going to wear it for my actual halloween costume, I have other projects planned for that.  The day before halloween my hometown has a big street fair at dusk, where all the kids trick or treat at downtown shops, which is what I made the yukata for.  
In response to your blue jeans comment. Please look up white cultural imperialism. It is a real thing that real minorities have to deal with. We are essentially forced to wear " white " clothes because our traditional clothes are othered, made exotic, or considered " unprofessional" and alien. I know you think you're beig clever but it just comes across as ignorant that you don't educate yourself on appropriation vs imperialism...
Anonymous

I don’t know where you live but blue jeans are pretty goddamn unprofessional no matter what color you are while wearing them.  And they used to be considered exotic!  That’s why people outside of the country started wanting them in the first place, the hallmark of western capitalism right up there with McDonalds and Coca~Cola. You couldn’t get ahold of a pair behind the Iron Curtain for love or money.  Your perspective on this is about as americacentric as it comes and doesn’t consider cultural connotations going back farther than 20 years, which I mean is pretty bog-standard for this argument, but y’know.

Like, I have heard this argument before, I am not unfamiliar with it, nor am I unfamiliar with all of the five-dollar words y’all types like to chuck at people when making it.  I still think it’s ass-backwards.

Well, everyone wears blue jeans now since Americans and Europeans kinda forced that on everyone...You're cheapening Japanese culture into some tacky party theme when you wear a kimono for halloween. I get it. You don't have a culture so you're trying to fill that void in your heart but it's not right to take things from an actual culture and cheapen it like that. Btw you're wearing the obi wrong.
Anonymous

I’m wearing the obi casually, which is fine for yukata.  You don’t even need a double-sided obi for yukata, or an obijime or an obi-dome or anything else, because it’s, like, the *casualest* of casual wear.  The obi I had on in the pics I took was, if anything, too formal for that yukata.  I was doing the best I could at the time, because I hadn’t yet finished the matching 2-piece obi.  But I wanted to show off the yukata I had made, from scratch, from a pattern I drafted myself, for zero profit, off of a yukata I bought from an actual Japanese person.

Nobody forced blue jeans on anyone.  They were invented by Levi Strauss in response to a need for cheap, sturdy, canvas-like trousers for the use of miners in mid-1800s frontier California. Where they went from there was no fault of mine or the ringtail cats or any other midwestern frontiersman.  It’s possibly Walt Disney’s fault, though.  Or Coca-Cola.  

 Maybe it’d be okay for everyone on the planet to wear blue jeans if I, the intended original audience, was still making money off of it.  Or maybe it was a comparison I threw out there for the deliberate purpose of making it obvious how much of a fucking hypocrite y’all types are.

no but really

if wearing kimono is cultural appropriation

then so is wearing blue jeans if you don’t live in california mining country

catbountry:

malformalady:

With their fur dyed bright colours and cut into shapes to look like different animals and insects, this is the latest trend for pets in Russia. A salon is offering the unusual styling to four-legged friends - and even claims the animals enjoy having it done. In this intriguing footage, Daria Gotz, the owner of a salon in Yekaterinburg, shows off a cat that’s been styled to to look like a dragon - and a dog that resembles a bumblebee.

But does the cat breathe fire?

catbountry:

malformalady:

With their fur dyed bright colours and cut into shapes to look like different animals and insects, this is the latest trend for pets in Russia. A salon is offering the unusual styling to four-legged friends - and even claims the animals enjoy having it done. In this intriguing footage, Daria Gotz, the owner of a salon in Yekaterinburg, shows off a cat that’s been styled to to look like a dragon - and a dog that resembles a bumblebee.

But does the cat breathe fire?

noirbettie:

dandehaane:

if u are scared or worried or stressed please just remember that even if you mess up super badly, doggies on the street will still tug on their owners when u walk by because they wanna say hello to u so badly

This is legitimately comforting.