Holy cow! I did so much in 2013!! One of my favorite things about blogging is the chance to look back through old posts and re-live those experiences. There's no way I could pick just one to be my favorite.. So here's a list of some of the things that made my 2013 awesome!
I never thought I would go to Disney World.. and now I've been there twice! Thanks to some flight vouchers, my Dad and I were able to visit Disney World again this past spring and see the newly built FantasyLand :)
Other amazing trips I went on:
-Austin (I went to Ikkicon this past weekend!)
Last year I got a taste of what convention and cosplay life was like. And this year I really ran with it! My favorite convention of the year was the Dallas Comic Con and A-Kon. They are the biggest local cons, and had a lot of good artists and media guests. The best part is seeing all my friends in their new costumes!
A few of the other conventions I liked:
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Cosplay has been a new hobby of mine that I just can't seem to shake. I'm totally addicted! It makes comic and anime conventions so much more fun. My favorite part of cosplaying is creating the outfit. In just a year, I feel like I've grown as an artist. And I definitely owe it to all my cosplaying friends. I feel so inspired by them and really love how encouraging the community is. My favorite costumes from this year were Arwen from The Lord of The Rings and Fiona from Shrek. It was hard to pick, but I remember feeling super happy and excited to put these outfits on.
I wore 10 new costumes this year! Here's the list:
-Fiona from Shrek
-Evil Mary Marvel
-Annie from League of Legends
-Fionna from Adventure Time
I'm trying to remember if I read anything besides The Mortal Instruments series, but I don't think I did. I'm a little sad I didn't read more.. but at least there were 5 books in this series. I loved them all, and I can't wait until the next one comes out in 2014.
The TMI series consists of:
-City of Bones
-City of Ashes
-City of Glass
-City of Fallen Angels
-City of Lost Souls
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I don't get to make it out to the theater for new releases too often, but this year I managed to see a couple! My favorite was definitely Thor: The Dark World. I wrote a review about it, and now I'm considering making a Thor cosplay! The movie was a good mix of action, humor and romance.
Other movies I saw that I loved:
-Wreck It Ralph
-The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Note: I know for a fact I am going to LOVE The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, but just haven't had a chance to go see it yet!
Favorite TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries is still on top of my list of favorite shows. It's really the only one that I watch live. I will not make plans on Thursday nights because that's TVD night! I was lucky enough to attend a Vampire Diaries convention this year, too.
Other shows I am hooked on:
-Game of Thrones
-The Big Bang Theory
Growing up I listened to music constantly. All kinds, too! And that definitely hasn't changed. This year my top played songs were very eclectic. Paramore's "Still Into You" takes the crown! I love this song and video so much!
My other favorite songs of the year:
-One Direction - Story of My Life
-Demi Lovato - Lightweight
-Lindsey Stirling - Song of the Caged Bird (I saw her live!)
-The Killers - Here With Me (I saw them live this year, too!)
-Katy Perry - Roar
Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins this category so easily. I never thought I could be addicted to a game other than EQII. I love hanging out with my villagers, buying new outfits, and participating in the holiday events. It's just the cutest game ever!
Of course I'm still addicted to:
-League of Legends
Now that my blog has been around for over a year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know other bloggers! Cazz over at Nerd Burger has become a great friend, and I love seeing her posts about new comics, geek fashion, and watching her videos. She even cosplayed for the first time as Carrie Kelly and looked fantastic!! I also became closer to Mia Moore, who lives just down the road in Austin, Tx. We got to meet up a couple times for conventions this year. I love talking cosplay, anime and movies with her!
Other blogs I can't live without:
Goals for 2014
-Go to San Diego Comic Con. This is like the con of all cons! It's really hard to get tickets, so I'm hoping my application for a press badge is accepted!
-Get better at making props for my cosplays. I use a lot of cardboard and foam. And I'd really like to challenge myself by using new materials.
-Be more active (who DOESN'T put this on their to-do list?) But seriously, I sit at the computer a lot.. like a whole lot. I'd like to do more activities outside.
-I never made it to the Dallas Aquarium or Arboretum which was on my list for 2013. So I definitely HAVE to do that.
-See more movies. This sounds like a silly goal, but I'd like to go to the theater for new releases more often.
-Reply to blog comments. I'm putting this because I am really bad about replying. I absolutely read every single comment on my blog, Facebook, Instagram, etc ... But I tend to check them on my phone and tell myself I'll reply to it when I get to my computer. I appreciate everyone taking the time to look at my posts, and I would love to interact and become a better friend! I can be super shy, and a big goal of mine for 2014 is to become more social. On AND off the internet.
So let's all raise a glass (Coke Zero in mine) and celebrate the end of a great year and the beginning of an even better one!
What was your favorite memory of 2013?
What is your biggest goal for 2014?