Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Corn Pumpkin

This year I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest to paint a pumpkin like a candy corn! It was fun looking for a triangular shaped pumpkin at the patch. That's not a normal shape to find, but my dad spotted a good one!
It was easy to paint, obviously. I just got some yellow, orange and white paint (you don't have to use orange if you don't want to) and then I hair sprayed it and sprinkled glitter on it. Because everything is better with glitter!
Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

This was my inspiration photo.

The pumpkin patch had a cool pirate ship in front of it. It serves snow cones in the summer!

Got to pet a baby duck and see some bunnies, too.

The perfect pumpkin!

Picking out paint and glitter at Hobby Lobby.


Tada!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Texas Renaissance Festival

The same weekend of the Zelda Symphony, my family and I drove down to Houston to see my brother, his wife, and go to the Renaissance Festival! The theme was 1001 Dreams where "wizards, elves and fairies enchant the street." That was one magical weekend to say the least. Between the Zelda concert and the rainy feel of the festival my inner nerd was just ecstatic. And then I topped it off with Fan Days this past weekend! Wow October has been very exciting :)

Anyway.. my costume for the Texas Renaissance Festival was fairly simple. I bought the "Lady Robin Hood" outfit and red cape at Spirit Halloween, added brown leggings from Macy's, boots from Walmart, and a cheap wig from the hair store in the mall. Although this wig was only $30, I was very pleased with its quality. It didn't look overly fake and it held up even in the rain.  My bag was made by me and the fox tail was purchased at another festival.


Click below for more photos!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dallas Fan Days 2012

Wow! I had a great time this weekend at the Dallas Fan Days in Irving, TX .. It was well organized, had some great actors, and I made a lot of new friends! The costumes are always my favorite part of conventions, and I was able to show off my Skyward Sword Princess Zelda again. I won 2nd place in the costume contest for video game character!!

My favorite part was meeting Sean Astin. He was a really really cool guy and I enjoyed getting his photo and autograph. For the photoshoot - they rush you in and out very quickly. So I managed to tell him "I am so excited to meet you!" and he responded with "You're a liar (lyre)!" and pointed to my harp. LoL.. Get it? So a few seconds later I was out of the room and had to wait for my photo to be printed so I could get him to sign it. Once I met him again in the autograph room we were able to chat a bit. He mentioned he liked my tattoos and couldn't believe I had so many. I told him about my "slick shoes" tattoo on my ankles in reference to The Goonies and he laughed.

The merchandise room was much like it was back in May at Comic Con.. I did pick up a few t-shirts and some LoTR posters. I won a free shirt and some cool limited edition comic books for winning the costume contest. It's easy to spend a lot of cash at these things but I think it's worth it :)

Looking forward to another convention, but I don't think there is one until next year! Guess that gives me time to start working on a new costume :)

To view all the photos I took, check them out on the glitzygeekgirl facebook page
And read my tweets from the event on my twitter @glitzygeekgirl
Edit: It's also been brought to my attention that my pic is on Reddit. A few nice comments, a few crude ones.. But overall I think that's pretty cool! :P




Friday as Ramona Flowers

(photo: Brittany)


Saturday and Sunday as Princess Zelda

Sean Astin calling me a "lyre" :)

I wish I had a more intimidating weapon! (photo: SQiRL's Den)

(photo: Alan Tijerina)

On stage after winning 2nd place in the costume contest! (photo: Kevin)

(photo: Alexes Spencer)


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Friday, October 19, 2012

The Zelda Symphony

"The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete 4-movement symphony."

After weeks of putting my costume together, I finally was able to show it off! My parents and I ventured to downtown Dallas early to find a good parking spot for the symphony. The line was already pretty long so we jumped right in. A few people started asking for my photo, but it wasn't until we were inside that the crowds really grew! It was fun meeting other fans and giving little girls hugs. I felt like a Disney Princess at Disney World. The music itself was amazing and gave me chills. I especially loved the Ocarina of Time segment and any time they showed Link and Epona. There wasn't much Skyward Sword shown, but we saw my outfit once or twice. If you ever get a chance to see this show please do!! Even non-Zelda fans are sure to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere :)

I'll be wearing this costume on Saturday (tomorrow) to the Dallas Fan Days.

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NEW NAME!!

OMG FINALLY! I have been driving my family crazy trying to come up with a new blog name! The Galaxy Life was so lame, but everything we came up with was already taken! But not GLITZYGEEKGIRL! Here at GGG I will still bring you all the fabulous posts as before and much more! This new identity is giving me some inspiration! So expect some really great posts. I have so many bloggers that I admire and enjoy reading and now it's my turn! I've got my Zelda Symphony post ready to publish and this weekend I'll be at the Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days convention. Follow me on twitter @glitzygeekgirl for updates and live tweets! And Facebook.com/GlitzyGeekGirl

Once I have more time I'll really update my header and backgrounds and such, too. Thanks so much for all the love, and I hope you enjoy the blog!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Outfit of the Day

Haven't posted in a few days because I've had an eventful weekend! Finally saw the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses and made a trip to Houston for the Renaissance Festival. Trust me I have loads of pics from each! So be on the lookout for some good blog posts soon. Also this weekend is the Dallas Fan Days convention so I will have lots of pics from that too.

For now here is a pic of my outfit from today. I got this dress at Urban Outfitters. Pixie insisted on a hug during this photoshoot ;)




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spooky Halloween Music

This is the song found in the Beautiful Creatures trailer I posted yesterday. I'm pretty sure if I could be music I would be every song by Florence + the Machine. This song is called Seven Devils.

And if I could be a Halloween song and video this would be it! Kyary Paymu Paymu is so stinkin' cute.. This video made me really excited for the spooky holiday.
Thanks to San Smith for posting it!

Although this isn't a music video.. It's a really funny parody of the Vampire Diaries done by The Hillywood Show. I love the song by Lady Gaga cleverly called "Teeth" .. 

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE VD PREMIERE TONIGHT!!! 

Beautiful Creatures

So in the last month I have read The Great Gatsby and The Perks of Being a Wallflower so I can be ready to see the movies. Gatsby isn't out yet but Wallflowers is, and I need to make some time to watch it in theaters. In the mean time, I googled other books to read and Beautiful Creatures kept popping up on all the lists I found. I've read the first few chapters and I'm hooked!! I just now watched the trailer for the movie which is to be released in February 2013..  Very interesting film this shall be!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Life starts all over again..

So far October has been a very busy month! I was booked up solid last week doing hair color after color.. I guess it was just time for everyone to get a touch up done. This week has been a little slower which is good because I had a lot of things to catch up on. I finally finished my Zelda costume and need to start working on a blog post to show each piece of it. I even grabbed another costume for the Renaissance festival this weekend.. I didn't want to risk getting my Zelda outfit dirty.

Pretty happy that the weather is cooling off. You can get by with wearing a jacket and boots now! This quote from The Great Gatsby feels quite relevant right now :)


Another big happy moment is my brother and his wife had their baby! I am now an AUNT. His name is Parker and he's super cute. It's funny because we're all used to taking care of cats and dogs, but now we have a real baby! I still told my bro to "pat him on the head" for me .. Such a cat lady thing to say. 
=^.^=


And now I leave you with Advice From a Tree:




p.s. I am thinking of changing my blog name.. it just doesn't fit me. Any ideas?


Friday, October 5, 2012

What's In My Bag

This is the first time for me to play this game.. And I am so excited because I just LOVE my new backpack! Since I started working on my own, I find myself carrying a lot of stuff.. I still write my appointments for my clients by hand because I don't trust my iPhone and iCloud to back it all up in case it crashes. So now I carry around quite a bit of goodies!

This is my beautiful Vera Bradley backpack.


From left to right:
Business cards, business card holder, iPhone charger, iPhone
Appointment book, iPad, wallet, pencil bag which holds the next items: Bonne Belle lip gloss, MAC powder, white out, pens, mini hair brush, and floss!

And I got new boots from Shi the other day, too :D

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pixie's New Cousins

My brother and my sister-in-law are the proud parents of two new kitties! Joining them, and their current cat Rosie Cotton, are Beatrix Kiddo and Duncan Idaho! Welcome to the family :)



And here are some cute shots of Pixie Doodle lately..









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