This gorgeous new dress lent itself perfectly to long, curly orange hair and a big floppy hat. Isn't the print on this dress lovely? I really, really want to wear it to some kind of amusement park, a fair or even to some market stalls. Visually, it would go so well with fairy floss and a big old-school rainbow lollipop. *Sigh* if only I knew people who were crazy about doing a whole day's worth of themed photo-shoots, and really wanted to use me as a model. I had to take these photos on my own with a tripod, and it's okay because it's just in my backyard, but taking the whole set-up out to an amusement park on my own would be a little bit too daunting (and difficult)!
dress - c/o Sheinside
socks - c/o Sock Dreams
shoes - c/o Chictopia Shop
bag - Thrifted
hat - somewhere in Osaka
wig - c/o Choies
I'm going to do a little series on DIY home science experiments! Here's the first: putting a corn starch solution on a speaker. This is how you make it, although I claim no responsibility for ruined speakers. I am so going to try this out soon. First, let this video inspire you:
What's happening? Well, this corn-starch solution, called "oobleck", is what is known as a "shear-thickening" fluid. This means when you apply force or stress to the liquid, it becomes thicker, or more viscous. If you threw oobleck at a wall, rather than exploding in all directions like any normal fluid (like water) would, it will instead bounce right off the wall before settling on the ground and becoming a puddle of goop. You can see a cool video of people running over oobleck here. I'm not entirely sure what's happening in the above video, but I guess that the sound waves, which are causing vibrations, apply a small amount of stress to the liquid, causing it to become slightly more viscous as the vibrations move it around, which give the weird temporary moving "monster" structures you saw above. Or something else is going on, because oobleck is a fluid with some really weird properties (if you guys know how it works, let me know!) Also, apparently, lower frequencies work best, so use a song with a lot of bass or deep voices :) Good luck! Let me know if you try it out!
p.s. I announced a 1 million pageviews giveaway earlier today, if you missed it!
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