Saturday, December 29, 2012

Have a boosterrific Booster Gold day, everyone!

My friend a while back was looking through information about Booster Gold and found that his birthday is December 29, but in the future. So today is a day we like to use to celebrate him and his large ego. (it's also my birthday too so that's the only reason I find it such a big deal.)

So yeah. Booster Gold doesn't sew, but he still does some handiwork on his costume.
also he does so shirtless because I guess he didn't think to bring another set of clothes.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Leather masks are super cool

My sister and I spent today making a couple leather masks.

I drafted the patterns out of paper. Then we held it up to her face, she told me what she wanted changed and I tweaked things.
we ended up with pretty amazing patterns which she traced and cut out of leather.
then she wetted the back and walked around the house while wearing silly masks so they fit snugly to her face. here's the two we've made so far.


My sister has ordered leather paint, so when we get them painted. I'll post more.

Monday, December 24, 2012

playing with wigs

so kinda failed experiment here:

My sister and I have decided to debut our Birds of Prey costumes at Arisia next month. Meaning we need to actually make out costumes. And the first thing my sister wanted to play with was trying to curl a wig for Lady Blackhawk.

He go:

we're probably going to try using hot water to straighten it a bit.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I have finals this week, so I'm too busy to be interesting. But once the simester's over I will start working on my Lady Blackhawk costume.

Also I have a fashion blog on Tumblr here where there are pretty pretty costumes and geeky stuff.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pretend to be a time traveler day 2k12

All the things that happened on Saturday with this holiday was an accident. It happened to be Pretend to be a time traveler day, but it was also Fezziwig's Ball in Salem. It's a historical dance where I usually run check in, so I was already wearing a ballgown when I decided to go to the comic book store:
Me and Sarah at Harrison's Comics in Salem

Friday, November 30, 2012

crafty crafty craftiness

I've been doing some crafts and watching movies recently. so here are some things:
almost done with my bedazzled sheild.

made a first whack at an apple of Eden.

I'll make a better one eventually, I swear.
And my sister got me this guy. I've totally loved Jericho from first sight. He's blond and mute, what more could you ask for?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

I don't suppose I ever mentioned that I got to see Wreck-It Ralph a week before Monday. Well, I did. And I haven't stopped thinking about it since. (the only problem is that it has reawakened the gamer in me and now I want to spend all my time playing my DS)
The other thing I forgot to mention is that I made a Polyvore account a while back.
Like always, one thing led to another:
One dilemma is that overalls are so out of style that it is part of what gives Ralph a retro charm. Here I substituted a skirt (because I like skirts) and suspenders. The hulk keychain is to call back to Ralph's giant hands. The shoes are a nude platform which will be subtle and yet help with portraying his taller stature.
 Ralph's design was super easy and plain, so I went as casual as possible here. For some reason, I felt like a skirt would look bad for this outfit. I dunno. And a little gold hammer necklace because I don't need to explain that.

Since Vinellope wears kinda plain clothes, I decided to deviate most here. I replaced her hoodie with a cute mint sweater (because I'm really big on sweaters now). Since the ties brought a pop of color, I added a pink bowtie. Cookie earrings because the outfit itself does not scream "sweets" without something obvious. And striped tights because they're cool.

Monday, November 19, 2012

have a sewing superhero.

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Matt. What are you doing. Colors don't work like that. you can't feel them.

Friday, November 16, 2012

More Rinestoning and other things

Spent another night rinestoning:
But then we ran out of white. So that's all we got done.

My sister ordered more wigs from The Five Wits, but I only have pictures of her in the Gothic Lolipocalypse in the color Bloody Mary (she had gotten a second art bang zodiac star and the gothic lolipocalypse in café frangelico):
As you can tell, I really like these wigs.
 My friend gave me a bottle opener (apparently they are a common item to give away at races) and my sister had told me about how much Lady Blackhawk drinks. This was the next logical step:
And lastly I got a good haul from Newbury Comics a coupe days ago:

I finally found a copy of the director's cut of daredevil! (don't judge me but I love that movie) and all these were $4 a pop. What a deal!

Friday, November 9, 2012

horrible blogger is horrible at updating

I'm amused by how many times I've written on this blog about how I am horrible at updating. I'm always like "I wanted to update sooner but -insert excuse here-," but I never get better at updating.

So here's an update:
I did my nails in the beginning of the week (but then broke a nail when sewing so they look ugly now).
Assassin's Creed 3 FTW
I also hung out with Antonia and Raven and started working on a sparkly shield for my Captain America costume (seen here and here)
the shield was bough on sale at CVS for $6

Here it is after two hours of gluing.
 It's a children's shield so it will be small enough that I won't want to murder myself while bedazzling and it won't cover my costume when I pose.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sassy Templar

Too busy lamenting the fact that I need to work today so no Halloween party or AC3, so no comments. (I'll probably come back to this post later when I have better pictures or can think of witty comments.)

best part of being a Templar is the swooshy skirt
Me, toasting with the blood of my fallen adversaries.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Assassin's Creed 3

A.K.A. Orange you glad it isn't Ezio (geddit? yup queen of horrible jokes right here).

Hi, all! I've been waiting for this game to come out and in celebration painted my nails to match my AC inspired costume for tomorrow (I'm sure you can guess what it is).
 Yeah, after this point is mostly geeking out. just a warning.
My subway train got delayed so I did what I usually do when I have a new video game and am bored - read the instuction manual. But the cool (but slightly disappointing) thing is that the manual is all in game. There is only on page to the instuction booklet:
 I also knew that the game would come on two disks and worried about what that would mean for the player (I'd heard horror stories about needing to switch disks in the middle of gameplay, and experienced it firsthand in childhood. Darn you, Disney Villains for the PC (9>3<)9 ). Assassin's Creed I think did a perfect job when they decided to separate the disk content with one disk playing the single player portion (aka the portion I intend to play) and the other having all the multi-player content (which I won't be able to play until I go home for winter vacation).
 Now all that's left is to play the bugger.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Boring post is boring

Nothing has really been happening. I started working my work study job. I bought comics and stuff.

I went to the Davis Square Flea Market and bought this adorable Dick Tracy lunch box:

perfect for my hair clips and necklaces

also iron man nails this week

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I'm Bringing Sexy Cap

Hi, all! I always feel like I need to blog more, but I'm far to busy (meaning too lazy and irresponsible) to have a regular schedule.

So I went to my first party as a college student last Saturday: Comicazi's Halloweeniversary party! Here's the line up of me and my crazy friends:
Lady Gaga, Fiona, Captain Ameriboob America, Linkara, Panda, and Banshee
Hilarious Story #1: A guy comes up to me and says "I never thought I would ever say Captain America is hot."

One of many uses for an arc reactor: filling out raffle tickets in a dark room
Hilarious Story #2: My sister found someone dressed as the Doctor (the one with the scarf, Tom Baker). Of course she compliments his scarf and he offers her a jelly baby.
At this point, my friend Sarah has been watching this conversation. So, my sister accepts the candy and Sarah is just like "You just took candy from a stranger. Don't people say to never do that? Why did you do that."
My sister responds with "He's not a stranger, He's the Doctor."
Me and my invisible shield
 I had accidentally entered the Women's costume competition as well as the Group competition. When I went up alone, I heard someone yell "Sing the song!" My sister heard someone yell "God Bless America!"
The picture of my sister and me from the Comicazi facebook
 I pretty much spent the night "getting down with my bad self" (Oh how I love using lame lingo), and making boob jokes (wait... that isn't what all girls do when they're bored?).
V for Victory! We won the group costume prize!
 I had a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to next year! Now to figure out what to spend my prize on.
Also I had Captain America nails under my gloves.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New York Comic Con part two

Sorry Guys, I think I was half asleep then I wrote my last blog post, so there was a distinct lack of witty commentary. Well, today is not much better.
You might remember the jumper my sister is wearing from here, but I never got a chance to share the skirt which I had also worn for the Sunday of PAX.
There was a hell of a lot of people there.
I had wanted to try the Flash Mac and Cheese, but I guess I wasn't fast enough because they had sold out.
Also, I bought stickers!

In other news, I just found out that I am Birthday Buddies with Booster Gold.
Also I did my nails based on the game Prototype earlier this week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New York Comic Con part one

I like that the first ad I see in NYC is SHIRTLESS GREEN ARROW!
The return of Batman-girl and Robin
Guest starring Marvel Girl
 That awesome moment when you find cosplayers of your favorite character(s)