My ‘Unrealistic’ Goals 2019

Hello!

I was catching up with one of my favourite bloggers, Hello Miss Jordan, when I saw a suggested post of hers come up! And it was her ‘Unrealistic’ Goals List! I was so fascinated by the idea that I just had to write a list of my own!! And how fun it will be to look back in a year and see if I achieved these things!

1) Reach 10k on Instagram!

This is probably my big one, and although I’m only a little under 5k at the moment, I feel like it’s not entirely impossible! Especially as I plan on improving the quality of my content, I’m hoping to reach 10k by next May!

2) Sew a complete costume!

It probably doesn’t sound like much of a goal, but I feel like it should be on this list as it has been something I have wanted to do for a very long time! Whether it’s a cosplay, an outfit for a LARP character, or a historical garment, I really would love to have completed something before the year is up!

3) Start taking more outfit photos!

I really want to achieve this one! My confidence isn’t great, so this could be a struggle but how can I be an aspiring fashion blogger/cosplayer/larper is I never take photos of myself? I definitely need to start!

Earrings and Bookmark from @literaryelfling on instagram!

4) Work with more companies on collaborations!

I have only worked with a couple of companies so far, but I dream of working with more! My dream collab would be with Holy Clothing, so if I can achieve that I will be over the moon!

5) Open up my own Etsy shop and start selling my art and other creations!

My dream is to be completely self-employed and earn completely from my art and instagram. So to open up an Etsy and get at least 50 sales would be a complete dream come true!!

I’m calling these goals ‘Unrealistic’ because they aren’t all entirely likely to happen, and honestly some of them are out of my controls But I will work hard and try my best, and hopefully I will be back here in a year telling you that I achieved them all!!

See you next time!

Elizabeth

Links:

Hello Miss Jordan Blog: https://www.hellomissjordan.com/?m=1

Hello Miss Jordan Instagram: https://instagram.com/hellomissjordan?igshid=j2ened4887wm

My Instagram (daintybeth): https://www.instagram.com/daintybeth/

Miss Cordelia- My Bothwell Character✨

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since I last posted here and I’m sorry about that! I’ve just been super busy with different projects and things that I haven’t had time to write blog posts!

If you follow my instagram (instagram.com/daintybeth), you will know who Cordelia is. Or at least know what she is.

Cordelia is a character of my creation that I plan on taking to a LARP called Bothwell School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In case you don’t know what a LARP is; it stands for Live Action Role-play and is basically make believe for adults! The Bothwell LARP is inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and is a weekend long event in the South of England where you play a character attending a magical school. You get a lot of free reign when designing your character, but costume wise they have to adhere to the dress code, unless they don’t care about losing house points!

A portrait of Cordelia

The character I have created is called Cordelia. She was born in 1895, and was the first witch in her coven to successfully time travel a long distance forward, only he got stuck and had to start living her life in the 21st century. Her coven did not know this at the time, they thought she died, so they used magic to add her name to the list of people that went down on the titanic.

How ever, just over 100 years after Cordelia ‘travelled’ she suddenly arrives in the 21st century, in the exact same place she started only it looks very different now. There are taller buildings, faster cars, more people, busier streets. It is definitely not the town she remembers. However, Cordelia was prepped for a stranded situation, so she follows the instructions and begins to make the journey down the country to Herstmonceux Castle.

On her journey down, which takes her a long time because she has no money and only her wits and her magic, she learns a lot about this new age. She finds out about the internet, mobile phones, moving pictures WITH sound, airplanes and shorter skirts. She goes into a library to read about the tragedy that she was supposedly a part of and formed a great connection with that ship, feeling awful that everyone else really did die when she was sitting there completely fine.

Some of Cordelia’s possessions

She eventually made her way down the country to the castle, enrols in the school and restarts her magic education, constantly being amazed by the people she’s surrounded by and how much society has changed.

So! That is Cordelia’s story written out in full for pretty much the first time! I hope you love her as much as I do, and I cannot wait to play her! I will post updates (mainly in my instagram) as I develop her, and when I finally get my ticket to attend Bothwell I will document my whole journey and share all my costume pieces etc.!

Costume details

Thank you for reading my long spiel, and I hope to see you around here again soon!

Elizabeth

Where you can find Bothwell:

https://www.bothwellschoolofwitchcraft.com

Bothwell School of Witchcraft Character Plan🥀

Hello!

I decided it was finally time I shared more about my Bothwell character; Cordelia, with you all!! I was going to make an instagram post, but I have a feeling it’s going to be too long!! I hope you love her as much as I do!

Backstory:

She is 17 years old, and was one of the first witches to travel a substantial amount in time, but she got stuck! She was born in 1895, and in 1912 she travelled forward to *whatever year is the year before i attend bothwell for the first time*! her coven wrote her disappearance off as ‘she died on the titanic’. She’s determined to keep apart of herself true self, so she still dresses in a lot of the clothes from her time period, although she is know to wear a modern ballgown every now and then!

As she missed a whole bunch of history that she would’ve lived through. she has an special passion for the social aspects of those eras, especially music! Her taste in music is all over the place, ranging from the classical piano pieces she used to hear as a child, to TLC’s ‘waterfalls’. She spent her first year stuck in the future studying up on what she missed, and how to function in the modern society, although she still doesn’t understand some of the technological advances!! She decided to go back to school to help with her adjustment and to continue her education!

Appearance:

Average height, around 5’6, has long ginger hair that she either wears loose and curly with a hat on, or up in a ‘gibson girl’ style bun! lots of freckles, but they only really show up in the summer, when she spends lots of time outside. she doesn’t ever wear a lot of makeup, maybe a little mascara and blush unless it’s a very special occasion in which case she might wear red lipstick. She is quite traditional in the way she dresses, she always wears little heels, skirts very rarely go above the knee and more often than not she still wears her corset too! She doesn’t carry a bag, instead she makes sure she has very large pockets and/or can just carry everything in her arms.

Personality:

She is a bit reserved as people’s behaviour is a lot different than the time period she grew up in, but she also wants to make as many friends as possible. she just might not quite know how to do that yet. She is very kind, polite and a little bit ‘proper’, until you get to know her and she trusts you enough to let her guard down! she loves her friends like family, because they are literally all she has! On occasion she is known to be very outspoken and stand up for what she believes in!!

Likes

‘Old’ Books, Dried Flowers, Handwritten Letters, Herbology, History, Lace and Girls.

Dislikes

Modern Cities, Cars, Demons, Math, Wearing Trousers and Being Lost in Time.

This is all I have on her for now!! I will make another post when I either have more info, or I have bought my ticket!! Cordelia has been created to use at a magical UK based larp event called Bothwell! It is a weekend long even held in castle, and it is all about attending a witchcraft and wizardry school!! It has houses, classes and magic!! I am so excited to hopefully attend next year!!

Check them out at https://www.bothwellschoolofwitchcraft.com

See you next time!!

Elizabeth