Posts in category "Cosplay"

Fangirl Moment: The Arsenal Costume Reveal

Fangirl Moment: The Arsenal Costume Reveal
With two seasons under its belt, a third season on the way, and a spin-off series launching this fall, the CW’s Arrow has truly become one of my favorite shows. Last season, I was happy to see Roy Harper become a more prominent character and an actual student of the green-hooded vigilante himself. When Roy,... Read more »

5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying

5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying
While all my friends are scrambling to get their costumes finished up for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, this weekend, I’m working on a new Dwarven Cleric character for a Pathfinder game. If you told me a few years ago that I would be trading spandex and wigs for dice bags and character... Read more »

Cosplay Has Gone Mainstream: Heroes of Cosplay Review

Cosplay Has Gone Mainstream: Heroes of Cosplay Review
Last night I watched the first episode of the new Syfy series, Heroes of Cosplay. I have to start off by saying, this series has stirred up a lot of emotions and opinions in the cosplay community before the premiere even aired. Lots of people completely refused to watch the show, because they don’t like... Read more »
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A Weekend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

A Weekend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire
It’s that time of year again. While thousands of people flocked towards Chicago over the weekend for music, dancing, and mosh pits, my husband, Mike and I fled to the north for costumes, crafts, and mud pits! We took our annual trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Normally we visit for just a day, but... Read more »

Costumes of C2E2 2012

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is just a memory now, and I had a blast! The convention floor was impressive. There were plenty of vendors, artist, and celebrity guests. From a cosplayers perspective, two things I loved right away were the changing rooms, and the wider aisle on the convention floor. Last year,... Read more »

WGN News shows some love to our Michael Jackson costumes

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During the WGN Evening News, they share viewers Facebook photos that were posting on their Fan Page. Even though I work at WGN, today was the first time one of my photos made it on air. Somehow it doesn’t surprise me that the picture is of me and my fiancé in costume! (When are we... Read more »
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Because one Halloween costume wasn't enough!

Friday, I wore my Hogwarts School uniform to work. Representing the Hufflepuff House! I don't think anyone at work has ever seen me in a tie. Most people got it, but there were a few who thought I was just "dressed up" for some random reason.
I have an extensive collection of costumes in my closet, so naturally one costume wasn’t enough for me this year. I suppose I was making up for my lame Halloween last year. Last Halloween I celebrated with a Smallville marathon, and I sort of half-assed a costume for work (but not a lot of people... Read more »

Halloween Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

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Today on Etsy, they featured a makeup video tutorial from Traci Hines. I must admit, I’m a bit of a Traci fangirl myself. Some of you cosplay enthusiast may recognize Traci from her various Disney costumes. She is also a singer, mermaid model, performer, accessory designer, and a makeup artist!…Busy girl! Check her out on... Read more »

Chicago Comic Con 2011 Recap

Well, this weekend has definitely been eventful. Chicago Comic Con has come and gone, and my legs and feet have thoroughly seen their share of walking for a week! I only attending Friday and Saturday of the event, and there was plenty to see. Friday was probably my favorite day to walk around the convention... Read more »
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Why aren't geeks doing more for the economy?

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Cosplayer Victoria Schmidt has been getting a great deal of media attention during this Comic-Con season. She was recently feature in a Yahoo! video interview, and today a lot of my Facebook friends have been sharing this interview she did for RT America. Victoria has pretty much become the ambassador for costumers of America. This... Read more »