Tuesday, April 29, 2014

G33K3: The Con

G33K3 (pronounced "geeky") was a new convention in McKinney, Tx. It was quite a bit smaller than others, but that's great because it was only $10 to get in! Although it was a 3 day convention, I only went on Saturday. I still had a really fun time!

I decided not to wear a costume, but that gave me the chance to wear some fun clothes for a change.
Batman shirt - ThinkGeek
Batman leggings - Hot Topic
Black skater skirt - Wet Seal
Pink checkered shoes - Vans
Legend of Zelda earrings - Ragin' Gauges

When I walked in I was shocked by how many vendors were there!

The selection of items was incredible.

I was excited to see my friend Long Le with a table full of his handmade D20s!

Another booth had these amazing trinkets for sale.

My friend Geline hosted an armor making panel, too. It was SO informative! I learned a lot about Worbla and craft foam.

Several people were in cosplay, including my friend Enasni Volz. She also had handmade charms for sale at her table.

Fangirls: Dames of the Round Table is an all female video cast you can watch on Sundays on Deep Ellum Air. I enjoyed seeing Taylor and Natalie at their table!

Photo credit: Cosplay With Me
This photo was taken by Cosplay With Me of Morgan as Rapunzel and Krystle Starr as the Pink Panther! I wanted to share how cute their costumes were!

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I hope this convention happens again next year because it was very well run. If they would advertise a little bit more then I imagine more and more people will come out!

Do you prefer bigger or smaller conventions?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

30 Day Disney Challenge: Days 14-21

So I am definitely not allowed to do 30 Day Challenges again!! As much as I liked answering the questions, I was not very good at keeping up with posting the answers >.< Sorry about that! So here are my quick answers to numbers 14-21. I have 22-30 typed up already so I will post it in a few days. :)

Day 14 - Your favorite kiss
Aurora and Prince Phillip

Day 15 - The first movie your saw
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Day 16 - Your favorite classic
Peter Pan

Day 17 - Your least favorite classic
Fantasia
This movie kinda spooked me as a kid.

Day 18 - Your favorite Pixar film
The Incredibles

Day 19 - Your least favorite Pixar film
Brave
I enjoy this movie, but I think they could have done a little more with it.

Day 20 - Favorite sequel
Toy Story 2
Because Jessie!!!!

Day 21 - An overrated movie
Pirates of the Caribbean
The first one was pretty awesome but the sequels didn't live up to the hype for me.

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If you'd like to see my answers to the previous days look herehere and here. Also, please share your answers in the comments! I love to read what y'all pick :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tutorial: Jessie from Toy Story Cosplay


YEEEEE HAAAAW!!

I'm super excited to share with y'all a root tootin' fun cosplay! It's Jessie from Toy Story! I was inspired to make this costume after my friend Garrett mentioned he wanted to build a Buzz Lightyear cosplay. Jessie had been on my dream list, and I think she looks best when paired with other Toy Story characters. So Garrett and I chatted about it and we both got to working on our costumes! I was so happy with how they turned out. Garrett looked amazing as Buzz! Also, huge thank you to Neither Noir for taking this photo of us. If you'd like to view all of my photos from All-Con then check out my Facebook Album.

Now onto the tutorial!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Glitzy Galaxy Gem Giveaway!


 I have traveled through space and time to create one of kind jewels I call Galaxy Gems! To celebrate the addition of these magical new pieces in my Etsy Store I have one to give away to a lucky winner! 


You have a chance to win the Galaxy Gem Necklace featured above named the "Supernova"!

Entering is easy! Just follow these steps on the Rafflecopter widget. One winner will be picked at random and mailed the "Supernova" Galaxy Gem Necklace. Currently, this contest is only open to US residents. Once a winner is selected, they will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Contest ends on Friday April 25 at 11:59pm CST. No purchase necessary.


Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Hair! Hot Pink & Half Shaved


A few weeks ago I talked myself into cutting my hair into a pixie cut! I just have A LOT of hair and it's ridiculously thick and wavy. I have had it short before but I wanted to go extra short this time. Another reason I want a pixie cut is because I love to color my hair frequently. With the length it takes WAY too long and too much hair dye.

So I grabbed my clippers (or buzzers) and a 4 guard (size of the attachment) and went to town! I wanted to keep the top kinda spiky so I piled it up into a pony tail to cut later and shaved the sides first.

Well after I did the sides I kinda looked at it and liked it! I thought.. Hey I might as well rock this for a day or two before I cut it all off.

I think the real reason I liked it is because it reminded me of Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender :D

If I was going to leave the cut alone then I knew I still had a big job ahead to color it. This was after one bleaching and kinda looks like a My Little Pony tail!

Since it was still purple and kinda yellowy I decided to bleach it again so I could have a total change.

I mixed some RAW Fuchsia Fatale with a lot of conditioner and applied it to dry hair. Then I let it sit on my hair for an hour.

After an hour I rinsed it with COLD water and let it air dry since it'd been through a lot! This is what it looks like down .. it's like you can't even tell I shaved half of it off!



And here is what it looks like straight.


Most of the time I wear it up in a pony tail .. Like Sokka! :D

It's already grown out a bit now.. So one of these days soon I will be coloring it again. I know I will eventually cut it into a short pixie, but for now this is fun and different.

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Have you ever shaved part of your hair before?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

30 Day Disney Challenge - Days 7-13

Whoa! I got really behind on my Disney Challenge .. sorry about that! Here are my answers for Days 7-13 :) Please play along by telling me your answers in the comments!

Day 7 - Your favorite sidekick
I like Tinkerbell because she's so resourceful! It's like her mission is to help others. I would love to have her as my sidekick.

Day 8 - Your favorite villain
Captain Hook is one of the best villains because part of you really wants to like him! Pirates are just so cool and even though he's supposed to be evil I think he'd be a fun friend to have. :D

Day 9 - Your favorite original character
I've loved Stitch since I saw it when it was released and have snuggled with a Stitch doll every night ever since! He's got the best personality and is such a unique little guy.

Day 10 - Your favorite song
My favorite song is easily "Under The Sea" from The Little Mermaid. I can sing every line and it puts me in such a great mood! It was also my favorite part of the new Little Mermaid ride at Disney World.

Day 11 - Your favorite love song
"I See the Light" from Tangled is so sweet and moving. I've been a fan of Mandy Moore for a long time, and she puts so much heart into her performance.

Day 12 - Your favorite villain song
I enjoy Ursula singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" because of her upbeat attitude about it. It's very evil of her!

Day 13 - Your least favorite song
My least favorite is "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King. It's kinda awkward so I always skip it when it plays.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Heart of Texas Comic Con 2014

The Heart of Texas Comic Con was the first convention where I was invited to be a cosplay guest! I was super excited to travel out of Dallas to Waco, Tx for a weekend to spend with friends, fans and celebrities! This was the first year for this con, and I was honored to be asked to join other cosplayers as a guest and help judge the costume contest. 

Since attending a convention with a booth is a little different than just going as a fan, I had to really prepare ahead of time. My friend Miranda over at A Bit of Geek asked me some questions about my experience as a first time exhibitor. Check out the interview here for all those details!

I chose to wear Legolas on Saturday since Manu Bennett was in attendance! He plays Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit.

My table was in the cosplay/fan club room. I brought cosplay prints and wizard wands to sell. I also gave out free stickers and buttons.

One of the coolest things was seeing my face in the program! I even had a guy ask me to autograph this page. Above me is Mariedoll. She is a very famous cosplayer and was super nice! She and Annaka Vader joined me in judging the costume contest.

This was my view from the stage during the contest. The crowd went from wall to wall!

I had a difficult time judging because all the contestants were really great. We narrowed it down and these were the top three winners.

Back at my booth the crowd on Saturday was very large! The dealer's room was packed so I was glad to be in the open room so I could take pictures with fans easier.

Several of my friends came down from Dallas, too, including my friend Brandon! He surprised me with a custom made Asajj Ventress lightsaber hilt! I couldn't believe it! I hope to make another Ventress cosplay soon so this is really great. Thanks again, Brandon! 

On Saturday Manu Bennett had a Q&A so I stepped away from my table to watch some of it. He was so friendly and chatted with several members of the audience. (On Sunday I found the courage to go up to his table to shake his hand and say Hello, too!)

After the convention closed for the evening, my mom and I went to the mall. I saw this flyer at Hot Topic and had to snap a pic! Hot Topic is one of my favorite stores, and it was cool to see a flyer for a convention where I am a guest at!

On Sunday, the crowd was a little smaller. There were still a lot of people, but most were in the dealer's room. My friend and fellow cosplay guest Krystle Starr found an empty table so we asked if we could share it in the busier room.

I wore Black Cat all day Sunday and let me tell you I will never wear this again! The mask, boots and corset I had on were so uncomfortable.

My favorite new friends I made were Dim n Wit the Fairy Brothers! They were so cheerful and were having a great time dancing with everyone. 

It was a lot of fun being at a table for a change. I was able to chat with fans and tell them about my cosplay tutorials on my blog. I ran out of business cards which is a good sign! Overall my experience was amazing. The convention staff was super kind, and I enjoyed seeing a con from a different angle.

I also want to thank everyone that bought a print, wand or jewelry piece from me! Getting to meet you guys was my favorite part, and I am so grateful for all the support!

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To view all my photos from the convention check out my Facebook album.

The Heart of Texas Comic Con has another event this fall. So be sure to follow them for updates because their first one was a huge success!
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