Monday, March 31, 2014

March Madness 2014

Hey everyone! Sorry it's taken me so long to update! I had a BUSY couple of days lately! This past weekend was Animation Celebration, and I worked all week on some new cosplays. I plan to type up full tutorials, con reviews, and other posts soon. I just need to organize all my photos! The month of March had a convention nearly every weekend! So I am a little backed up. For now.. please check out my Facebook and Instagram! I posted a lot of photos from the weekend there as well as progress pics of my outfits! :) Also, don't forget to enter my autographed Divergent poster giveaway. It ends tonight! Hopefully soon I'll be back to my regularly scheduled blog posts. Thanks everyone for always being so supportive! You guys rock :)

Here's a peek at my table from Animation Celebration! I made my Princess Anna cosplay in four days!

And I wore Ariel on Sunday to the convention! I will give details soon on where I found each piece of this cosplay. The hair bow was made by the talented AngiViper!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dallas Comic and Pop Expo 2013

Dallas seems to have a comic, anime, toy or gaming convention nearly every weekend lately. Sometimes there are more than one at a time! Well in early March I attended the Dallas Comic and Pop Expo. It was held in Richardson, Tx at the Richardson Civic Center. This was their first year, and I would say it was a success! I only went on Saturday, but I was very excited to meet Nicholas Brendan. He played Xander on my favorite TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pinterest Favs #3

Here are a few things I have pinned and liked on my Pinterest lately!

Black Milk Clothing has a TON of awesome leggings and dresses that I would love to spend my life savings on. These mermaid leggings have been on my wish list for a long time. The purple ones are sold out, but you can still buy the green ones in select sizes.

This Beyonce "Single Ladies" Nintendo crossover is too cute! The artist is Princesa Daisy.

Pinterest usually has good links to the original source, but when people pin from Tumblr you lose the credit sometimes. I try not to post things that don't have a source, but this image was too cool not to share. It reminds me of Nerd Burger! :)

I loved this photo of Twig the Fairy! The local Renaissance festival is in a few weeks, and I have felt inspired to make a fairy outfit this year. I will hopefully have some awesome wings to share with you guys soon. :)


OMGGGG when I saw this I nearly fell out of my chair! Pekoe is a cub villager in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and is just about the cutest thing ever. I don't have Pekoe in my town, but she's welcome to move in anytime ;) This lovely art is by Nevirra.

This gave me a good chuckle! Because it's totally true! I've yelled at my computer screen a few times while gaming. Gamer girls can be feisty. This art is by Emikova.


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Here is my Pinterest if you'd like to follow!
Feel free to share yours in the comments so I can follow back :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tutorial: Adventure Time Fionna Cosplay

 

If you're a fan of Adventure Time then I am sure you've thought about wielding your own crystal sword and bunny hat! So this tutorial is for you :)


I found all of my supplies at Walmart. The hat, however, was purchased at Hot Topic. It looks like Fionna's is sold out online but they still have Finn's for sale. There's also a lot of great hats for sale on Etsy!

I bought an XL shirt and took it in on the sides. This way it would still be extra long. I am holding it with my hand here. I also shortened the sleeves. The skirt is actually a dark blue tank top. I cut it in half and hemmed it to make it into a skirt.

This sword was in the toy section at Walmart. It's made of foam. I cut the top and added some extra styrofoam to rebuild the point. I used some styrofoam to make the little square gem at the bottom, too. Then I wrapped it in masking tape and spray painted it. The tip looked kinda wonky, though, so I decided to re-cut it.

I shortened the point to give it a little better shape. Then I just re-taped it and spray painted it again.

The backpack took a little more effort. I didn't use a pattern at all. I completely made this up as I went.
So first I used a bowl to get a basic shape.

I cut out four half circles - 2 of each color.

Then I laid them on top of each other and stitched the edges together. But make sure to leave the straight part (where I am pointing) open!

For each strap you need one rectangle of each color.

I stitched one color at a time then combined them.

Then I used stuffing to make the straps look thicker.

Be sure you add a button to the outside!

I did a terrible job attaching my straps to the backpack so don't zoom in, but you get the idea here!

Finally bend your backpack around so you can sew it together. I put more stuffing into mine since this isn't a real backpack.

Tada!

And the back!

I originally made some socks using little girls stockings and paint, but they were awful. So I found these at American Apparel. They come with three blue lines so I just folded the top down to hide the top line. And since my shoes didn't have a black strap across them I slipped a black rubber band on my foot!

My wig is from Arda Wigs. It is a Luthien in Titanium Blonde. I bought this to use for a different costume, but it worked well for this, too.

This print is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Edited this blog post to add this pic of Pixie as Cake! Since people always ask me "Where's Cake?" Lol

This is my friend Krystle Starr as Princess Bubblegum! We filmed a fun video together you can see here.

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Which character is your favorite from Adventure Time?
Let me know if you wear this cosplay!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Divergent Dallas Red Carpet + Giveaway!


I recently reviewed the first Divergent book and read the next two in the series within days. I became an instant fan so when I found out there would be a Red Carpet event from the official Divergent Facebook page I immediately sent in an email to see if I could get a press pass. The event featured Miles Teller and Jai Courtney who play Peter and Eric in the movie. Fans had the chance to get their autograph and then see a pre-screening of the film!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Music Spotlight: Erutan


My favorite genre to geek out over is definitely "fantasy." I have always loved anything magical, mythical and mystical. It's why I choose to mostly play MMORPGs like EverQuest 2 or dress up as an elven warrior or princess. While browsing through YouTube videos tonight, I found an artist named Erutan. I am kind of shocked I have never heard of her before. Her music is enchanting and fits right in with my playlists. The best part of discovering the song "The Willow Maid" on YouTube was witnessing the whimsical tale through a moving collage of art. I have listened to her whole album "Raindancer" on iTunes now and equally enjoyed it. But I do recommend you watch the video to experience the story first hand. :) Another favorite of mine is her cover of the song "Come Little Children" from the movie Hocus Pocus. Erutan had created a Kickstarter to help produce a physical copy of her album, and I am so happy that she's gone way over her goal. Very well-deserved!

Photos by Alan Tijerina

Perhaps the timing of this discovery was meant to be for me. I will be my favorite elf this Saturday! I am wearing my Legolas cosplay to the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Tx. I'm excited for the chance to meet Manu Bennett who is Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit. Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@GlitzyGeekGirl) to see my posts from the weekend. This is my first time having a table at a convention and being a costume contest judge, too!

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Who are some of your favorite "fantasy" musicians?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Little Mermaid Musical

Last week I went on an adventure to downtown Dallas to see the Broadway musical production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! My dad saw an ad for this in the paper, and I immediately bought tickets since they were selling fast. This event was put on by the Dallas Summer Musicals for their 74th season. They are the largest producer of theatrical entertainment in the Southwest United States. Before the performance they said it typically takes them about 12 weeks to prepare for a show, but this one was completed in only 3 weeks! That included all the costume designs, set building and rehearsals. The quality was not compromised one bit because this musical was a beautiful production of epic proportion!

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