Cullen's personal blog. Here there be sketches, One Piece, pretty pictures, cosplay, and lots of pink/cute/awesome/funny things.
This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.
I go to the Michigan RenFest every year and I remember see this woman’s amazing dresses. Fun fact, we also have The Nun, who roams the grounds in a period habit trying to save souls and punishing nonbelievers. She’s also a very awesome black woman.
That sounds amazing and terrifying.
I seem to empathize with both the heroes and the villains whenever I read something. Too many emotions. >__
Anise Swallowtail Butterfly and Passionflower
An anise swallowtail butterfly (Papilio zelicaon) rests on a colorful passionflower in my garden.
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