Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 5 Fav Halloween Movies

October is one of my favorite months of the year! Spooky decorations, cooler weather, and another reason to dress up in costume! Halloween is in just a few days, and I've seen several of my friends post all month what movies they've been watching to get in the holiday mood. So here is my list of my favorite Halloween movies!

1. The Halloween Tree
This is my all-time favorite Halloween movie. I remember watching it as a kid and not only enjoying it immensely but learning, too. It was the first time I saw how Halloween is celebrated in different ways throughout the world. The main story of how the kids are trying to save their friend will pull your heartstrings, too.

2. Saw II
I'm not a big fan of horror movies. I actually can't handle gore all that well. But for some reason the second Saw movie is one of my favorites. I still watch it with semi-closed eyes, though! I like how hey are all in a house together and each room has a different "game". Out of the few Saw films I've seen this one stands out in my mind as the most exciting to watch. (Be sure to check out my makeup tutorial for Billy - the creepy doll from the movie!)

3. Edward Scissorhands
It's hard not to include all of Tim Burton's movies on my list, but Edward Scissorhands seems to be a very special film to me. The idea of a man with hands of scissors should come off as unnerving, but this films makes Edward appear more magical and soft than creepy or scary. If anything, it's the rest of the town that makes your skin crawl which is exactly why this movie is so great. It's beautiful and happy and sad and totally great for Halloween.

4. The Addams Family
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"They're creepy and they're kooky; mysterious and spooky!"
Gosh this movie is so rad I almost stopped blogging just go watch it right now. The Addams Family totally embodies Halloween for me. Each character is so unique with mysterious personal characteristics! Put the whole family together in a wickedly awesome house and you've got one of the coolest families on the block.

5. Jeepers Creepers
I'm just as surprised as you are that Jeepers Creepers is on my list since I don't like scary movies. But whenever it is on TV I can't help but watch it. It's a rather simple story, but jeez that monster really freaks me out. It's one of the few horror movies that I actually like the ending of, too. And the song is just so catchy and fun to sing! "Jeepers creepers, where'd you get those peepers?"


Honorable mention:
Hocus Pocus, Underworld, Sleepy Hollow
 You can't have a Halloween list without Hocus Pocus! It's a must-watch movie for the holiday. And Underworld is my favorite vampire movie. I would love to cosplay as Selene someday. Also, when I saw Sleepy Hollow in the theaters I couldn't get over how beautiful it was. Christopher Walken also spooked me quite a bit.

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So let me know in the comments what some of your favorite Halloween movies are!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dallas Fan Days 2014

This past weekend was the October edition of Dallas Comic Con! It was originally called "Fan Days" but I just learned that they will be renaming their 3 conventions. (If you're curious - February's will be Fan Days, May's will be Dallas Fan Expo, and October's will be Dallas Comic Con) But anyway I will probably still refer to this one as Fan Days for now :D

They had announced early on that Elijah Wood and the Phelps twins from Harry Potter would be attending! I immediately bought a premium badge because I knew I would want to meet them. They also announced Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Burt Ward and Adam West (Batman and Robin) but they all sadly had to cancel. There were still several other great guests from Indian Jones and The Goonies as well as some big named comic book artists. I am totally blaming the Ebola scare that happened in Dallas this month for the cancellations. Thankfully I think it's all under control now!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pinterest Favs #4

Here are a few of my favorite pins from my Pinterest board recently.

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This Merida cosplay by Diomira Keane is so beautiful!

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I really love this shade of blue! And that cut is super rad!

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I totally had all these Barbie toys from McDonald's Happy Meals! It would be fun to try and collect them again.

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Shourei is an artist that has done several cosplays, makeups and illustrations, and I am so happy to have discovered her through this photo on Pinterest. A faun makeup would be really fun to try for Halloween!

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This Disney anime gal by Cartoongirl7 is adorable!

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Mario Kart 8 will be getting several new characters and tracks to play! I can't wait to race with Isabelle, Link and Cat Peach! The first pack comes out this November.

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You can follow my Pinterest boards here! Be sure to share yours in the comments below :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pixie's 4th Adoptaversary

On September 24th, we celebrated Pixie's 4th adoptaversary! Since I don't know her exact birthday, we throw a party on the day she was adopted. Pixie's adoption story can be read in this post here. I definitely recommend adopting an animal from a shelter because they bring you so much happiness!

She always tries to jump in my laundry hamper so I decided to buy one for her to play with.

She went right inside!

Here she is saying "THANK YEW I LUVS IT!"

"I luvs my new kitty cave!"

I also fixed her a special meal of turkey, salami and a few kitty treats.

"I can haz my dinner, pwease?"

She really enjoyed it to say the least! She licked the plate clean!

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I am so thankful to have Pixie in my life and hope to celebrate many many more adoptaversaries!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tutorial: Princess Celestia Cosplay

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Princess Celestia is the co-ruler of Equestria alongside her sister Princess Luna. I had been dreaming of cosplaying Celestia for a long time because she is so majestic and beautiful. She has such a kind and gentle spirit and is a wonderful mentor to Twilight Sparkle and the other ponies. I love her pastel rainbow mane and golden armored accessories.  So for this tutorial I will show you how I made my cosplay!
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