archiemcphee:

In 1888 actress Ellen Terry performed the role of Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre while wearing an awesome green gown bedecked with the 1,000 sloughed-off wings of the jewel beetle. It quickly became one of the most celebrated costumes of the Victorian era, immortalized in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent.

126 years is a long time and over the years Dame Terry’s dress experienced all sorts of wear and tear and numerous alterations. But after 1,300 hours of painstaking work over and £50,000 ($81,000) in expenses, this magnificent costume has been restored to its original glory.

Work began on the gown two years ago after a successful fundraising campaign, but restoring the beetle wings wasn’t the most difficult task. “We had collected the beetle wings that had fallen off over the years,” says Paul Meredith, house manager at Smallhythe Place, where the dress now resides, “so that the conservator was able to reattach many of the originals, plus others that had been donated to us—1,000 in total.” The restoration team patched the 100 or so broken wings using small pieces of Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste.

Click here to read more about the restoration process.

Photos by Zenzie Tinker

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justlistentosilence:

Let’s Get Fucked up and Die - Motion City Soundtrack

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tragedyseries:

I apologize for the lack of posts in the previous week, dear readers. Now that the dust has settled on a whirlwind summer of weighty tasks and personal obligations, you may expect a return to form. Thanks for your patience and support.

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The other day an older (70ish) woman brought in some lotion she was using to see if we sold it in our store. She gave me the bottle and I looked at the expiration date. It expired in 1994. That’s 20 years ago.

Guh.

edgethedirtbikeridingfunguy:

thatfunnyblog:

I always laugh way too much when this happens across my dash

Oh my god

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bilesandthesourwolf:

whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! 

Add some butterscotch booze to that shizz and you’re set.

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redheadedheroine:

cecilyjeanne:

stunningpicture:

Moving out of the apartment

This is, without a doubt, the saddest photo I have ever seen in my ENTIRE LIFE.

^

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tessanetting:

slapmytitties:

Oh my god

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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GAINING WEIGHT

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

AT FIRST:

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NOW:

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whatevs :p

I am become pizza, destroyer of abs.

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WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN MY RESEARCH TO CIVILIANS

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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WHEN I HAVE TO URBAN DICTIONARY THINGS THE UNDERGRADS SAY

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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): Had to do this the other day because some turd used newfangled slang in their paper.

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dorkilybeautiful:

deahncas:

buckkybbarnes:

LITERALLY WHAT IS THE HARM IN SAYING A CHARACTER IS BISEXUAL NOTHING OF PREVIOUS HETERO RELATIONSHIPS IS GLOSSED OVER IT GIVES REPRESENTATION TO A GROUP WHO IS OFTEN ERASED AND NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO FIGHT ABOUT THIS KIND OF SHIT WHY IS THIS EVEN A PROBLEM

[[whIPS HEAD AROUND AND GLARES AT SPN WRITERS]]

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