Sunday, April 28, 2013

Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2013

I had been planning my outfit for the Scarborough Renaissance Festival many weeks in advance and was super pleased with how it turned out! Everything arrived in time and fit perfectly. The weather was also nice, there wasn't a major crowd, and they added some great new features to the festival.

Since I took so many pics you can view all of them from this year on my Flickr. And also check out my post from last year's festival here.

This was my fourth time attending a Ren faire, and I must admit I am HOOKED! I'm seriously considering a life on the road going from faire to faire. Having my own gypsy wagon, braiding people's hair and painting kids' faces. I could sell magic wands and handmade jewelry. Oh man that just sounds perfect to me!

For now I will enjoy going as a visitor :) And enjoy I did! Here's a few of my favorite photos:

My dress is a costume I bought from Amazon. It is all one piece and SO comfortable. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of this dress. And will definitely want to wear it again.

This is the same flower crown I wore last year. I made this myself!

My skeleton key necklace is from Silver Owl Creations. It's gorgeous and so well-made. The owl necklace I found at Sam Moon last year.

My rings and bracelets are pieces I have collected over the years. I made the silver star cuff out of foam and paint.

This is also the same bag I wore last year. I made this as well. And the fox tail is from my very first visit to Scarborough's festival. 

These are some old Blowfish Shoes that I have had for nearly 4 years. They are very comfortable and were the closet thing to fairy or elf boots that I currently have.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

SOE Live Video Contest

My favorite game EverQuest II is part of Sony Online Entertainment, and this year for the SOE Live Convention they held a video contest to win a trip to Las Vegas! It includes a ticket to the convention, round trip airfare, and hotel accommodations! I noticed not many had entered so I figured I would give it a try. I made this silly video about "raiding SOE Live" .. In the game EQ2 a group of players will "raid" a hard dungeon to win extra cool items. So I based my video on that! These are my tips for Preparing to Raid SOE Live - Watch the video here!

I am wearing my armor that I made for my Fiona cosplay and a costume dress that I wore last year to the Texas Renaissance Festival. I picked up the axe over the weekend at the Scarborough Faire along with the flower crown.

These are jars from Hobby Lobby filled with Gatorade. I printed labels off my computer and just glued it to the jars. They're health and power potions!

This is my appointment book I use to schedule all my clients for my salon. (lol) I googled "leather" and added the words in Photoshop and just taped it to the front of my book then tied some string around it. Easy!


They should announce the winner in a few days. I really hope I get picked! A lot of my friends from my guild that I raid with will be going this year, and I would love to meet them. Plus it'd just be SO cool to win!!!!

So what did ya think of my video?
Have you ever been to Las Vegas?
Which hotel is your favorite?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

100th Post Giveaway: $25 Starbucks Gift Card

This is officially my 100th post on GlitzyGeekGirl!! How exciting! It's pretty cool to think I've shared 100 posts about my glitzy geeky life! Hope everyone has enjoyed them as much as I have ^.^ And Huge thanks to those that have read all 100 of them :D

So for this post I want to do a giveaway! The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Starbucks!!

Entering is easy! You have from Weds the 17th through Saturday the 20th to earn entries by following the instructions below. The contest will end at 12:00 am (central time) April 21.  I will email the winner and mail the gift card as soon as I get your address! Offer available in US only.

This is my first time doing a giveaway so I am starting simple, but definitely want to do more with cool prizes!! Good luck everyone! :)

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EDIT:: Contest is now closed!! Thank you all for entering! I am overjoyed with how many participated. Congrats to Tracy R. for winning the gift card! Please check your email. Should I not hear from you within 48 hours then I will pick another winner. I can't wait to do more giveaways in the future. I got a lot of great ideas for new prizes! Thanks all!

Monday, April 15, 2013

What I'm Listening To: Muse & Paramore

It's been a good year for music! I was able to see Muse a few weeks ago at the American Airlines Center along with Dead Sara. I wasn't a big fan of Dead Sara's set, but Muse did not disappoint! We had VIP tickets that included a limited edition poster, water bottle, tote bag and access to a VIP lounge. Honestly, the lounge was SO cool I could have stayed there all evening. It wasn't packed either, so you could enjoy the food and drinks and take plenty of pictures. Muse put on an amazing show with a really cool stage setup. They had a moving pyramid with lights and videos all over it. Their music is incredibly epic, and I have this theory that a Muse song will be playing when it's the end of the world. :P
I wore a Roxy hoodie, Hello Kitty shoes by Vans, and my Ramona Flowers purse from Amazon


I am also a big Paramore fan, and I'm really impressed with their new self-titled album! My favorite song right now is definitely "Still Into You".. It's so dang catchy! I also love Hayley Williams' outfit in the video. I looked up her neon melting tights and found them by Urb Clothing. I'll get to see Paramore this month at Edge Fest along with my favorite band The Gaslight Anthem. And next month I have a ticket to see The Killers!


Who is your favorite band?
Have you seen any concerts this year?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hair by Anna Lee

I am so lucky to have a fun and creative job as a hair stylist! Lately I've had some great clients that wanted major transformations. I've also been trying to do different styles with my own hair now that it's getting longer. I've been inspired by the pretty braids on Game of Thrones.

You can check out my salon at Hair By Anna Lee

Have you ever drastically changed your hair?
What styles inspire you?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Want to be a Sponsor?

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I'd also love to team up with anyone that would like to do a giveaway (I'm working on one) or a guest post. Would be great to feature some artists, photographers, or cosplayers, too! I'm all for ad-swapping so contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Window Shopping: Michael's & Macy's

Last week was really exciting for me! I got to go to Disney World! If you follow my Facebook or Instagram then you may have seen a few photos from my trip! I have a TON of pics to sort through, but I will get a blog post up as soon as I can.

In the mean time, I had taken these pics a few weeks ago while at Michael's and Macy's. It's fun to browse and look for cute things. Michael's is just a craft/hobby store but sometimes you can find house decorations for a reasonable price.

The store employee next me said he loves giving these tigers a high five when he walks by! :P

I was amazed at all the cool fantasy figures!


A pegasus!

More dragons! They also had Kings, Queens, and Knights. Would be fun to use these for a table top game. Or just to decorate a shelf :P 

The other side of Michael's had a lot of Easter/Spring decorations.

I loved how magical it all looked. Like it could be straight out of a fairy tale!

This Betsey Johnson necklace has been at Macy's the last few times I've walked through. The big pink heart is so cute! It was kinda pricey, though.

I spotted these Hello Kitty dresses at Macy's in the junior department. I bought the two pink ones!


Where do you like to window shop?
Do you think craft stores have good bargains?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MLG Winter Championships 2013

Last fall I was able to attend my first MLG Championship! (Check my recap here) Well a few weeks ago I went to the MLG Winter Championships! It was held in Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center and featured StarCraft, Call of Duty, and League of Legends. Pro-gamers from all over the world competed for a TON of money in prizes. It was so cool to see some familiar faces and meet new friends! I have been trying to get better at League of Legends and hope to cosplay as Ashe someday. Here are a few pics from my MLG adventure.

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