How can a villain be more confident in how they look/who they are?
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tumblr.evilsupply.co/post/134114186284/how-can-a-villain-be-more-confident-in-how-they">evilsupplyco</a>:</p>
<blockquote><h2><b>“I don’t work for you” is a wonderful phrase. Remember it.</b></h2><p>Whenever we receive hate mail or read hilariously attempted mean comments <i>(the most amusing to date has been “You sound like 12 year old goth kids at Hot Topic”)</i><i> </i>they are immediately deleted once we see “this is not a customer service issue.”<br/></p><h2>You work for <b>yourself.</b></h2><p>Figure out what you want to be, what you want to look like, and study how it is done well. Hair, make up, clothing, art, knowledge, engineering, cosplay, crafts, poetry, writing… whatever you are interested in, study it.</p><p>Take notes, build up a library of resources and inspiration, prototype, practice, buy the basic student-grade and entry-grade supplies to start with and muck up until you get the basics down, then slowly replace cheap, ineffective material with quality product.</p><p><b>And stop rushing.</b> You work for yourself, and ergo, your boss didn’t give you a specific time table.</p><p>Whatever your villainous heart is driving you towards will lead to one of the following, all valid, conclusions in a few years:</p><ol><li>“This is fantastic fun and I am terrible at it. But it is fun, so I shall keep doing it.”<br/></li><li>“This… is… terrible, I actually hate it. Time to try something else.”<br/></li><li>“This is fantastic, I’m pretty good! I have found my weird passion.”</li><li>“I can do this for pocket change, possibly for a living, and I don’t mind the work. Hexcellent.”<br/></li></ol><p>You are your own boss.</p><p>You chart your own course.</p><h2>Dream, experiment, refine, test, refine, build, refine, make better, make better yet.</h2><p>In all things: clothing, make up, hair, cosplay, crafts, photography, art, music, poetry, writing, research, fashion, cooking. <b>In all things.</b></p></blockquote><p></p>