Wednesday, August 27, 2014

North Texas Comic Book Show: July 2014

When I was asked to attend the North Texas Comic Book Show as a cosplay guest, I couldn't have been more excited! I attended this event in January (you can read about it here) and loved the smaller size and feel. They have two large rooms full of comic artists, vintage toy sellers and other cosplayers. 

When I arrived I saw my face on this giant poster and said WOW out loud :P This is also the convention I debuted my Steampunk Princess Leia cosplay. I couldn't have done this costume without the amazing corset from Corset Story. You can read my tutorial for this costume here.

I brought along several prints and accessories to sell. A few of these are still available in my Etsy store.

I was happy to see quite a few of my friends in attendance. Here's my good friend and fellow blogger My Geeky Geeky Ways!

Photo by My Geeky Geeky Ways
I even hosted a panel! I've been a panel guest one other time (at Animation Celebration) but I was joined then by 4 other girls. So I was really nervous to talk by myself this time. The topic was about basic cosplay construction. I made note cards and listed out the steps I go through to determine how to pick a character, what materials I'll need and work well, and the best places I've learned to find them. The crowd was small but still had at least 20 people there! I loved that I knew most everyone and they all joined in the discussion. :)

I held a drawing to win a giant Spider-Man 2 poster and my friend Mindy of The Geeky Seamstress won it!

I also had some Punisher posters and my friends Jesse and Ricardo won them! Jesse's PikaPool was great!

Courtney wore her Azula cosplay and brought along her fireball. I was excited to see this in person since I missed her at Comic Con!

Photo by Trevor Jaro Chambers
I helped out as a judge for the cosplay contest, too! This was so much fun and, all the contestants did a great job!


The next North Texas Comic Book Show is in November. 
Be sure to check it out because it's awesome!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: Gothic Lolita Wigs

The latest wig I added to my collection is the Classic Wavy in Deep Pink by Gothic Lolita Wigs. Most of my wigs are from Arda, but I loved the length and light curl this wig offered. I have never ordered from GLW so let me tell you a little about it!

This is how it came shipped. It came in TWO days!! I was so impressed with how fast their shipping was. It also came with a wig cap, which I think is great!! I lose mine all the time!

I gently took it out of the package to show you how they had stored it. It wasn't tangled or flattened at all.

This was after I ran my fingers through it to loosen the curls.

The inside of the wig has adjustable straps and 3 attached combs to help it stay secure while you wear it. Arda has the straps but not these combs. I loved this addition! Someone asked if these would fit larger heads, and I think it definitely will. Arda's might be a little bigger, but I didn't think this GLW wig was too snug at all.

This is me wearing it in my bathroom lighting. The pink is gorgeous!! Though it is called "deep pink" it is definitely more pastel in color.

I teased the bangs just slightly so they would stay to the side better. The hair strands stayed smooth and don't have a fake shiny look to them.

After combing it with my wig brush the curls had a lot of bounce to them, too! I love the length and fullness of this wig.

Here is a picture of it in the sunlight!

So overall I give Gothic Lolita Wigs an A+! The price is just right for this quality and how fast it shipped. I will definitely be ordering more from them!

Do you have a favorite wig company?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I was nominated by my friend Ashleigh and Chris to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! To be honest, I didn't know much about ALS before these videos had gone viral. It's been enjoyable watching celebrities and friends get drenched, but more importantly I have learned about a disease that needs awareness. Please visit ALSA.ORG to learn more and donate if you can (I did!) This article by Bo Stern also gave me a lot of insight on ALS and what this ice bucket movement is doing for families.

I've nominated my friends Natalie Green, Jeremy of Cosplay With Me, and Cazz of Nerd Burger to take the challenge! :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pinterest Bubble Pizza

There is a pin on Pinterest of a recipe called "Bubble Pizza" that seems to always show up on my feed. (Probably because I follow so many pizza boards, lol) It looks like the original recipe came from I have always wanted to try making it since it looks super easy. So the other day I finally bought the ingredients to give it a try!

You'll need:
Canned biscuits (I bought the jumbo size)
Pizza sauce
Shredder cheese
A baking dish
and Pam

Begin by pre-heating your oven to 400° and lightly greasing your dish with Pam.

Spread the biscuits onto the bottom of the dish.

Then cover them with pizza sauce.

I added a ton of pepperonis, but you could use any type of meat or vegetable.

Finally, cover it with a hefty layer of cheese.

Bake your dish for 20 minutes or until the top is a nice golden color.

Since I flattened my biscuits my dish didn't exactly look like "Bubble" pizza, but it still tasted amazing! It was like a cheesy pizza casserole. My family absolutely loved it. We sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top and plan to make garlic toast for next time!

The total for the ingredients only came around $14. It also reheated well for a second helping for us the next day!

I will definitely be making this again and trying new meats and vegetables with it. Let me know if you make this! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ScrewAttack Gaming Convention 2014

This year the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention was held at my favorite downtown hotel - The Sheraton Dallas. This is a smaller gaming convention that still packs a lot of punch. It's guest list included Smooth McGroove, The Angry Video Game Nerd, the creator of Nyan Cat - Chris Torres, and the co-creator of Mega Man - Keiji Inafune. 

I wore my Annie cosplay from League of Legends. After picking up my badge I immediately ran into another Annie, too! (You can read my tutorial for this cosplay here.)

There was also a lot of fun things for sale like shirts and apparel, Nintendo plushies, and vintage games.

In the open area you could play arcade games for free.

My favorite part is the console room where you can play against your friends and watch tournaments. 

I loved this Sylveon cosplay!

Don't mess with the Khaleesi.

These two girls were from Gears of War and looked amazing!

This was my second year to attend SGC. You can read about last year here. It was fun wearing my Annie cosplay again and seeing the convention grow. Gaming conventions are fun because I pick up so many Street Passes on my Nintendo 3DS! :D

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Share Your Blog or Fav Blogs

"Nrrrd Grrrl" by Jessica Grundy - available on Etsy
Hi friends! This is kind of a different post than usual. I am hoping some of y'all can help me with updating my blog reading list!

Since I got a new computer, my bookmarks got messed up :( So here's your chance to post your own blog or one you like to read a lot!

These are a few of my interests:

Cosplay, comic cons, fashion, makeup, hair dye, cats, gaming, fantasy (elves, fairies, magic), book reviews, kawaii, DIY

What I'd really like to start reading more of:

*Disney - any bloggers that might live in Florida or California and have annual passes and post about their daily trips! Also, Disney inspired outfits and cosplays.

*Easy recipes - I'm trying to cook more often, but need lots of guidance. Any *really* simple cooking blogs for beginners would be great.

Even if your blog doesn't fall into any of those categories, please post in the comments! I'd love to branch out more.

I've been trying to google search new blogs, but all I come up with are big named blogs with lots of ads. Thanks for your help, and I can't wait to see what y'all post :)

~Glitzy Geek Girl~

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Things #24

Here are some things that have made me happy lately!

I am an avid collector of My Little Pony merchandise, and the blind bags you find at Target or Walmart are no exception! I have several duplicates of random ponies so I decided to make hair clips out of them! I have a few that I might put in my Etsy store if there's enough interest in them :)

Having duplicates doesn't stop me from buying more ponies. I recently got this sparkly Fluttershy!

Here's Pixie sitting in a tutu!

Owning a pair of Gunnar glasses has been on my wish list for awhile. When I saw they would be at Quake Con (which was a free gaming event) I decided to go and check them out. These were considerably cheaper since I got to buy them from an official booth and not online. I had LASIK on my eyes several years ago, and the bright screen isn't the best thing to look at for hours. The glasses really do make things sharper, and my eyes don't feel as stressed out now.

My Gunnar glasses get a lot of use out of them! I've been playing Guild Wars 2 a whole bunch lately. I kinda play sporadically. But Pixie loves sitting by while I battle dragons.

I played so much lately that I finally got my main character to level 80! I also earned my first title "The Sunbringer"! Ooooohh!!

My friend Krystal had a birthday/moving out party a few weeks ago, and it felt like a perfect time to wear my Hello Kitty dress. I got this from Macy's last year, and it still had the tags on it!

I also brought these delicious cookies to Krystal's party. 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire was released several months ago now, and I had entered a few online contests to try and win a signed book and exclusive hoodie. Well, a few days ago this package showed up at my door! I never received an email saying I won, but I assume it was one of the many blogs that was hosting it. I didn't win the signed book, but seeing the hoodie and rune tattoos gave me the boost I needed to finally finish reading the book.

You are probably looking at this photo and going "Huh?" Haha so let me explain! This is a bowling ball in my backyard! It's something fun my family likes to find at garage sales and thrift stores. We put the bowling balls around our garden. They kinda look like giant marbles. We found this ball at the local Trade Days for only $5. 

My last Happy Things item is this shirt I ordered from Amazon. I have no shame in admitting I love One Direction, and I'm super pumped to see them in concert in a few weeks! So I ordered this shirt to wear to the show. :)


What has made you happy lately?
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