HEY GUESS WHAT TIME IT ISSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
First of all i just wanna say thank you guys ;w; it’s so nice to know that 100 people pressed the follow button even though they saw how crazy my blog is XD NOW!
THIS IS A MULTIFANDOM GIVEAWAY:
meaning you can get anything from any fandom that falls under the prize categories <333
- You don’t have to be following me to win
- You must have your ask box open that way i can message you if you are selected
- you can reblog/like as many times as you want, but just dont bug your followers =v=;
- AS LONG AS IT FALLS UNDER THE CATEGORIES THERE IS NO LIMITATION AS TO WHAT YOU CAN GET.
- Do NOT get upset if you aren’t chosen
1st Prize gets:
- A full cosplay of their choice, that includes the wig & wig cap. And face paint if it is included.
- Nine volumes of any manga you want. IT can be 9 from a series or 9 separate, doesn’t matter. (or book/comic book depends what fandom your in)
- 2 Anime’s of their choice. (maybe reg. movie idk)
- 2 cosplay props of any kind
- 2 fandom posters
- Any figma figurine you want
- a t-shirt of any kind (fandom wise)
2nd prize gets:
- A cosplay (just the clothes though, no wig or paint or etc.)
- 3 manga volumes of your choice
- Any figma figurine of your choice
- one cosplay prop
3rd prize gets:
- 2 manga volumes of their choice
- Any figma figurine of your choice
- a fandom poster
This will end on march 17 2014 and the winners should get a message from me in their ask about 2-3 after the end date. I will have more specific details and questions in the ask i send you so don’t worry. I’ll answer and ask everything :D I wish you all the best of luck and again thank you ^-^
Your Pokemon hurt itself in confusion!
So THAT’S what happens
The Sa’wkele, The Ku-Ku, The Boqta, The Henin: How the Mongol Occupation of Europe Changed European Women’s Fashion Forever
One of the most immediately recognizable symbols of the European Middle Ages is the towering, often conical or cylindrical, women’s headdresses popular throughout Europe in the 15th century. To this day, the tall, often veil-decorated “Princess Hat” is immediately known even to American children as a sign of feminine stature, nobility, and elegance. Tiny, cheap versions of this hat are sold to women and little girls by the millions at Renaissance Faires, theme parks, costume shops, and carnivals all over the United States. They look something like this:
In just about every American imagination, nothing is more essentially European than the elaborate, gravity-defying tall headdress or henin worn by the noblest women of history. Indeed, the European Henin is synonymous to many Americans as a visual symbol of frail feminity, “Faire Maydens”, milky complexions and delicate white women who must be protected by knights, preferably in shining armor.
(psst. notice people of color in this miniature from Boccaccio’s The Fall of Princes: more on that in later posts)
But what if I told you the heads this historical hat truly belongs on are not only those of women of color, but unrivaled Warrior Queens who ruled a vast empire, went to war with infant sons strapped to their backs, and commanded armies of tens of thousands?
There is something that not even doctorate-holding Western Medievalists and Medieval Fashion experts will tell you, and may not even be aware of: The Henin did not spring out of nothingness to adorn the heads of European noblewomen.
The European Henin is modeled directly after the willow-withe and felt Boqta (Ku-Ku) of Mongolian Queens, which could reach over five to seven feet in height.
Mongolian women’s boqta also had a special role: because men and women’s clothing were more or less exactly the same in design, appearance and function, reflecting thousands of years of more or less equal rights between the genders, the women’s tall headdresses served to differentiate men and women from a distance.
Mongolian equestrian culture influenced fashion as well as martial technology: the headdresses would have been even more impressive on horseback. The higher a woman’s position, the taller, richer, and more elaborately decorated the headdress.
The important cultural role of the headdress is elaborated upon in Weatherford’s Secret History of the Mongol Queens, in this portion about the warrior Queen Maduhai as she prepares to lead her soldiers to war:
The chronicles all agree that she fixed her hair to accommodate her quiver. The hairstyle of noble married women of that era precluded fighting or any other manual endeavor. She removed the headdress of peace and put on her helmet for war.
By taking off her queenly headdress, known as the boqta, she removed virtually the only piece of clothing that separated a man from a woman. The boqta ranks as one of the most ostentatious headdresses of history, but it had been highly treasured by noble Mongol women since the founding of the empire.* The head structure of willow branches, covered with green felt, rose in a narrow column three to four feet high, gradually changing from a round base to a square top…The higher the rank, the more elaborate the boqta, and as a queen, Mandhui would have worn a highly elaborate one. A variety of decorative items such as peacock or mallard feathers adorned the top with a loose attachment that kept them upright but allowed them to flutter high above the woman’s head.
The contraption struck many foreign visitors as odd**, but the Mongol Empire had enjoyed such prestige that medieval women of Europe imitated it with the hennin, a large cone-shaped headdress that sat towards the back of the head rather than rising straight up from it as among the Mongols. With no good source of peacock feathers, European noblewomen generally substituted gauzy streamers flowing in the wind at the top.
* The ebook preview is truncated. I happen to own the book and have typed out the rest of the passage from hard copy.
** This statement reflects the bias of the author (Weatherford)-forgeign visitors found the boqta overwhelmingly impressive statements of wealth. For primary source description contemporaneous with women in the boqta (c. the 1200s), keep reading below the cut!
FULL HISTORY OF THE BOQTA, MORE PHOTOS AND LINKS BELOW THE CUT!
OMG WHAT MONGOL QUEENS KICKING ASS AND FASCINATING COSTUME HISTORY?!???
My inner goddess is ablaze with GLORY!!!
History is cool.
I’m constantly annoyed at how the Mongols are portrayed as being animalistic barbarians in western fiction or conceptions of history, and there’s usually nothing about how they actually were.
This is very, VERY interesting. I think RHA’s followers will enjoy this.
SEE THEY’RE HAVING FUN WITH IT, NOW ALL YA’LL GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND STOP TEARING DOWN WOMEN TO RAISE OTHER WOMEN UP.
finally my child can safely ram her fucking head into a doorknob this is what the future is all about what a time to be alive
I laugh every fuckin time i see this. thE COMMENT
It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb
Let’s hope this wasn’t the stupidest thing we’ve ever done.
there are about 16046540210 movies that explain exactly why this could be the stupidest thing we’ve ever done
OHHHHOH YEAH LET’S DETERMINE IF IT’S A THREAT TO HUMANITY AFTER WE PUT IT IN A LAB AND FUCKING REVIVE IT
Yo you could click the link and at least read the lede before you start throwing your hands up and panicking because years of horror movies (known for their basis in scientific realism) have taught you that science is scary and bad and that scientists are going to end the world because of their own hubris.
What they did was revive the virus in contained lab conditions to study it. Why is this a good idea? Because if the permafrost is melting it’s good to know if it’s a viable threat.
^my favourite comment right there