Friday, May 30, 2014

Free Comic Book Day 2014

This year for Free Comic Book Day (May 3) I dressed up as my favorite female comic character - Ramona Flowers!

There are several comic book stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but I decided to visit Madness Games & Comics. It's one of the biggest stores in Texas!

This is only one third of the store, and there's usually rows and rows of tables for Friday Night Magic. They moved those out for the day to make room for the free comic books, artist Matthew Warlick, and two celebrity guests: Judge Reinhold and Mark Dodson (who voiced Jabba the Hutt!)

While waiting in line for my free comics, I found the droid I was looking for!

I picked out 5 new comics, but was sad that the Avatar issue was already gone. I did get a Guardians of the Galaxy comic, though!

After I picked out my comics, I met Judge Reinhold! He was in Beverly Hills Cop, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Santa Clause.

On my way home, I took off my Ramona Flowers' wig only to reveal more Ramona hair! I love how nicely short hair fits under wigs.


Did you celebrate Free Comic Book Day?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tutorial: Faux Corset

If you've ever looked up high quality corsets then you'll find that they are also high in price. I wanted to attend the local Renaissance festival as a fairy this year and pictured a corset to go with my outfit. I decided to use what I know best - craft foam! Sheets of craft foam are so cheap (like less than a $1!) so if I messed up then I wouldn't feel too bad about it. This tutorial is quite simple, but you will need some basic sewing knowledge. The corset itself doesn't actually squeeze your waist. It's more like a belt to be honest. But I think it gives a nice Renaissance look without the uncomfortable feeling a real corset has.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Short Hair and Loving it

Having long hair was a goal of mine for many years. I wanted it long like a princess! But in reality I almost always wore up in a ponytail to get it out of my face. The length also made it more difficult for me to color it. So I've been toying with the idea to go back short. One night after I washed it I grabbed the scissors and just cut the tail off. My philosophy on this was if I "ruin" the length then I'll *have* to cut it short! No turning back! I am SO glad I did it. It feels so much better to have it short and thinned out now. It's also so easy to wear wigs for my cosplays. And the best part was it cut my drying time in half! I'm pretty happy with pink right now, but I want to experiment with more colors soon. :)

I cut it all myself but I don't recommend trying this at home! I have been doing my own hair for over 10 years. 

And here's a picture of the color I used. It's RAW's Fuschia Fatale mixed with a lot of conditioner to lighten it some. I let it sit for an hour or so on my head then rinse with cool water! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy Things #22

Things that have made me happy lately!

On Record Store Day (April 19) I lined up at ZT Records early in the morning so I could grab this limited edition Scott Pilgrim Video Game Soundtrack on yellow vinyl! They only had two of them so I was super stoked to get one!

I found out through my friend Laura of Dallas Fan Girl that Veronica Taylor (who does the voice of Ash Ketchum) would be at her university signing autographs! This made me happy because it was a free event. Veronica's Q&A panel was also very cool! She was a great speaker so definitely go see her if you ever have the opportunity.

McDonald's had My Little Pony toys in their Happy Meals recently, and I was on a mission to collect them all! I am bummed they didn't make an Apple Jack, though. Why leave her out? :(
And as a heads up the next toy collection McDonald's is going to have after the Spider-Man ones is Pokemon! Gotta catch em all!

For Easter my Mom and Dad got me mini cupcakes and the new Disney Magical World 3DS game. This game is SO fun! It's a lot like Animal Crossing, but there isn't any penalty if you miss a few days of playing. (Like the villagers don't move out on ya without warning.)

Also on Easter, my mom surprised me with an original Katwise recycled sweater! These are hard to come by so I was bouncing off the walls when I saw it. The colors are so vibrant in person, too. I am already looking forward to the fall so I can wear this all the time! 

There's not a lot of empty wall space left in my room except for behind my bed. I was hoping to find or make a cool headboard, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. So instead I got this awesome flag poster (it's fabric-like) of Sailor Moon from Hot Topic!
And have you heard the news about Sailor Moon? You can watch it on Hulu now!!

There is a fancy schmancy local magazine called D Magazine that took photos of several cosplayers at Dallas Fan Days last October. They released it this month to help spread the word about the Dallas Comic Con. It blew my mind to see my Legolas is in this! I am so honored!

And here is a sleepy Pixie having happy kitty dreams! :)


What has made you happy lately?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tutorial: Disney Mickey Hair Clip

When I visited Disney World, I noticed several little girls wearing these beautiful jeweled Mickey hair clips. I asked one of the mothers where they got it since I hadn't seen them in any of the gift shops. She said they were given to them at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Unfortunately, you have to be 12 or under to get your hair done there, and they weren't selling these clips separately.

I searched online stores and eBay for them but came up with nothing! I read on one message board that you can find them at Disneyland. Well since I probably won't be making it to Disneyland any time soon I decided to make one myself. ^.^

Edit: I made this several weeks ago, and this website says they have some in stock now! But if you don't want to spend $35 then you'll love my easy Mickey Hair Clip Tutorial! :)

The first thing I did was draw the shape onto a sheet of white craft foam. I cut it out carefully then painted it pink, blue and green.

Next, I glued down jewels on top of the corresponding colors. For some reason I didn't have blue jewels the same size as my pink and green so I had to use a size bigger for them.

After the jewels have dried well, position an alligator clip to the back. Try to make sure you can't see it from the front.

Now you can create a magical style of your own! Perfect for any fairy tale. :)

If you make a Mickey hair clip please share it with me! :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

30 Day Disney Challenge - Days 22-30

Here they are! My final answers to my 30 Day Disney Challenge!
Previous answers can be read here, here, here and here!

Day 22 - An underrated movie
I think they did such a good job bringing a fairy tale to life!

Day 23 - A movie that makes you laugh
Lilo & Stitch
Everything Stitch says and does puts a smile on my face!

Day 24 - A movie that makes you cry

Day 25 - Your favorite scene from your favorite movie
The lantern scene in Tangled!!! ^.^

Day 26 - Saddest death 
Ray from The Princess and The Frog
Omg I was a wreck when he died!!! I cried so hard!

Day 27 - Your favorite quote
"Ohana means family. And family means no one gets left behind... or forgotten."
- Lilo & Stitch

Day 28 - Your favorite theme park
Magic Kingdom
I've been there twice! :) (photo by me!)

Day 29 - Your favorite theme attraction
Hollywood Tower
I rode this multiple times because it was SO FUN! I remember watching the movie with Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst and just wishing that I would get to visit it someday. (photo by me!)

Day 30 - Your favorite theme park show
The Enchanted Tiki Room
I love singing along with the birds! It's such a cute show! (photo by me!)


Let me know your answers in the comments! :)
Thanks so much for playing along with me :D

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Animation Celebration 2014

Animation Celebration was a 3 day convention in Lewisville, Tx where I was invited to be a guest! I made several wizard wands, starfish necklaces and ordered extra prints to sell at my table. Last year it was called Brony Fest, but this time they expanded their genre a bit to include some great names like Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman), Steve Cardenas (the Red Power Ranger), and cosplay guests Nicole Marie Jean and Destiny Nickelson.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tutorial: The Little Mermaid Ariel Cosplay

I'm sure you've all noticed I'm quite a big fan of Disney Princesses. So it surprised me when I realized early this year that I had not done a single Disney cosplay. Luckily I made up for it quickly by making my Jessie costume with my friend as Buzz. But I still felt unsettled that I hadn't done a princess! If you follow my Instagram then you know I have done *two* now! So it is my pleasure to share with you my first Disney princess - Ariel in her sight seeing dress! 
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