Friday, March 29, 2013

C2E2 2013 Cosplay Idea

I only plan on attending C2E2 in Chicago for one day this year. I can't swing it finically or educationally to go for the weekend, sadly. I think I convinced the boyfriend and both my brothers to go as well on Saturday. Because I like to put myself in a time crunch, I decided I want to try to do some sort of cosplay. The boyfriend has never cosplayed, but wants to try it. I wanted to start him off with something simple so I think we are going to do real world Finn and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time.
I know this has been attempted before, but I wanted to try my hand at it. We have the boyfriends outfit down. He is going to wear a pair of jeans, black converse type shoes, a blue shirt with jake printed on it in a pocket, and a white hat. He already owns a green backpack. Here's the shirt:

My costume will be a little more complicated. I don't really own anything that I need for my costume, but I found somethings online that will work. I bought this dress from American Apparel:
It is a bit pricey, but I will for sure wear it again, and making it would have cost the same. I have not bought this yet, but I think this will be the perfect polo to wear under the dress, and its budget friendly:
It is from the girls department, but it should fit and the sleeves are perfect. Once I get the shirt, I need to find ribbon to match, but that won't be difficult. I did buy pink hair chalk from a local beauty supply store. When I walked in, the sales person said they only had orange and pink, which was perfect for me. My hair is a dark brown so I am going to have to figure out how to make it vibrant enough. I'm thinking of using pink eyeshadow, a bit more blush than usual, and maybe pink lipstick in terms of makeup. I'm still working on a headband. This one from Claire's is a possibility:

I originally was thinking of pink tights, but I am now considering over the knee socks. Kind of a school girl look. Along with the knee high's, I'm looking for pink flats. There are many choices for both of these on amazon.

So those are my ideas. We shall see if I can get everything together in three weeks or so. I will hopefully post pictures when completed!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Steampunk Blackwidow: Gen Con 2012

So this is the finished product of my steampunk Blackwidow costume. Sadly, I felt that not a lot of people knew what I was suppose to be, but i was happy with it. My brother went as steampunk Tony Stark and it also turned out well. I ended up making my hat, belt, and gauntlets that held small glass viles. I purchased everything else. My brother made the gun, which was awesome. Hopefully, I can improve it so people recognize it next time.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gen Con Steampunk Pirates Part 2: Now with Wings!

Here are some more pictures of me and my brother as steampunk pirates at Gen Con 2012. The wings were my favorite. A friend of the family graciously made them and they turned out great!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gen Con Steampunk Pirates

 No excuse for waiting so long to post these, but my oldest brother and I went as steampunk pirates for a day during Gen Con. We ran into another pirate so we had a bit of a photo shoot. My brother was my lackey. He made his gun (which was really awesome), and I helped with the clothing part. I already had my corset, which has a bustle on the back, since my first Gen Con. I bought the white shirt from Forever21. The hat was plain, by I added the gold piping, the feathers and the medallions. My mom bought some fashion key necklaces which I am also wearing. I bought brown gloves and added the lace to create a gauntlet. The khaki skirt came from Goodwill. I hemmed it and added the ribbon pick ups. I also added a short petticoat underneath. The thigh high stockings came from . My boots are something I wear as an everyday item. I picked them up from Boston store on super clearance. Overall, I am really happy how this turned out. I wish I had added more metal pieces to it, but this was a last minute costume which was so much fun to walk around in.

And here is a balloon dragon

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


My older brother (the hopelessgamer) started a subreddit recently. Its called TGIFclub ( The idea behind his subreddit is to recreate the old days of TGIF on ABC. TGIF was a weekly event for my family. My parents would order pizza, each sibling would invite over a friend, we set out our beloved bear blanket to sit on, and all be amused in the entertainment that was TGIF on ABC. I'm really excited about this idea. TGIF was a big deal for my family and I looked forward to if every week. The Hopeless Gamer's idea is to recreate TGIF through Netflix instant watch. He asked for suggestions for half-hour comedy based shows, out of heavy syndication, and the series needed to be over. The group will choose four shows and watch one every Friday night. Then, the group will discuss the episodes. I plan in partaking along with my boyfriend, and we couldn't be more excited. I highly recommend that others join as well! This sounds like a lot of fun and I can't wait for it to start.
(My favorite TGIF show and I totally had/may still have this book!)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Inspector Space Time

A long time ago I posted part of an interview with Karen Gillian. In the interview, she said she would love to be in an episode of Community. Two episodes of Community ago was Inspector Spacetime themed were the crew went to a convention. I feel like the show missed out on a great opportunity to have Gillian on the show. She may have been working on something else or scheduling  may not have worked out, but I got to admit, I was a bit disappointed. Through the whole episode I was crossing my fingers that she would show up. She did not, but Battlestar Galactica alum, Tricia Helfer, did. It was a pleasant surprise to see her in a show that is big among the same demographic as BSG even if it was just a cameo. Here's to hoping Community will some day be graced by Karen Gillian's presence.  

Friday, March 1, 2013


I'm the worst. I don't write anything new and then, one day, I write something hoping people will read it and take me in like a little homeless lady.
Anyways, I got into grad school for library science and my semester has gotten much less stressful. I hope to be able to write her more and keep people up on things that are awesome. Also, otters are awesome.

Knights of Badassdom

So there is this movie about LARPing staring Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, and Ryan Kwanten. I expect the reaction, if you did not know this existed, to be something like "OH MY GLOB! WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS YEt?" The sad response I would have to give you is because it is not out yet and seems to be held up in release.

The trailer for "Knights of Badassdom" premiered at Comic-Con in 2011 with a set release in 2012, which never happened. The trailer for this awesome piece of film greatness can be seen here:

Every once in a while I check the status of this movie. Today, when I checked it, I found this article: . The author, John Couture, did some digging to find out when this movie would be released. The tl;dr version is that it supposedly has a release in the first half of 2013. We'll see how this holds up, but sadly, I'm not holding my breath. Some day I will see this movie, some day.