Posts in category "Cosplay"

Anime Midwest 2014 RECAP: Personal Hygiene and My Return to Anime

These Luteces are real-life brother and sister.  So patriotic on the 4th of July!
I remember my first-ever convention.  It was Anime Central.  At the time, I was a bullied high school student.  Despite getting in big trouble with my chaperone for accidentally separating from the group (oops), I had an awesome con.  It was really my first experience with other geeks.  Every cosplayer was beautiful.  Every piece of... Read more »

Phoenix Comicon 2014 RECAP: a Geeky Desert Oasis - Guest Blog by Susan Richmond

This Silver Surfer said it took under an hour to apply all that body paint.  Maybe I should have asked how long it takes to remove it all, because that sounds super daunting!
I try to cover as many conventions as I can in the Chicago area.  When I leave the state, I consider it vacation time and do no work for the blog.  My best friend Susan, however, lives in Arizona.  She was planning a trip to Phoenix Comicon, 6/5-6/8, 2014 in the Phoenix Convention Center.  She offered... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Central, Doctor Who Cosplay Night, and Space Happens!

Well, geeks- I made it to May 15th before thinking about this year’s Halloween costume.  Agent Scully?  Betty Grof?  Queen Elsa?? …My earliness isn’t entirely my fault.  Halloween is a big deal at my day job, and it was mentioned in a corporate context.  Now, my favorite holiday is in my head.  It shouldn’t be!... Read more »
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C2E2 2014 SUNDAY Recap: In Which I Buy Everything X-Files

I saw The Eleventh Doctor Whooves almost immediately on Sunday.  For a split second, I wondered how he could hold that screwdriver in his mouth all day.  Then, I felt stupid.
For C2E2 2014 Friday coverage, click HERE.  For Saturday’s gallery, click HERE.  All caught up?  Read on! The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo came to a heroic conclusion on Sunday.  I ended up wearing street clothes, as my feet would simply NOT accept my Daenerys shoes.  This was likely for the best.  In sneakers and... Read more »

C2E2 2014 SATURDAY Recap: A Lesson in Footwear

I walked in Saturday, and Poison Ivy almost immediately offered me a deadly kiss.  Dang, C2E2 is dangerous!
To see my Friday C2E2 coverage, CLICK HERE. As you might have already read, gentle reader, I am splitting my Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo coverage into 3 parts.  This portion is by FAR the biggest.  Saturday at the convention was unbelievably packed.  C2E2 truly reigns supreme when it comes to Chicago geek events. My... Read more »

C2E2 2014 FRIDAY Recap: The Fun Has Just Begun!

What do you do when you run into a cosplayer with the same costume as you?  Join forces and become even stronger!  These Power Girls have the right idea.
For the first time ever, I’m splitting Geek Girl Chicago’s convention coverage into several parts.  After just one day at C2E2 2014, I have enough photos to rival most previous galleries.  I want to make sure every cosplayer I meet gets recognized.  Thus, GGC‘s weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo will be presented... Read more »
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Chi-Fi 0 Recap: When in Doubt, Throw a Party

Lilith from Borderlands.
We’ve all heard the tale of how the original Chi-Fi concept was canceled.  Now, it’s time to recap the event that DID occur: Chi-Fi 0.  This one-day celebration was held on Saturday, March 29th, at the Palmer House Hilton.  It felt more like a party than a convention.  Sometimes, though- particularly after controversy- a party is exactly... Read more »

A Wedding of Fire and Blood: Pictures from Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Party

I'm putting my own pic first, for once!  Here I am, Daenerys Targaryen.  This is the fastest costume I ever made, it only took about 3 days.  ...Granted, those were 3 days staying up past 1AM.  Worth it.
Last night, I changed my mind about Daenerys Targaryen.  I used to think this character from A Song of Ice and Fire was overrated.  She’s called The Mother of Dragons, Stormborn, Unburnt.  This girl frees slaves, gets tons of male attention, has three dragons- overpowered to the point of ridiculousness, right?  Um, wrong.  After Brewery Ommegang‘s latest... Read more »

Photo Recap: Cosplay in the 2014 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Spider-Man spending some quality time with Black Cat.
Top o’ the evenin’ to ya, geeks!  I hope you all had a fine St. Patrick’s Day.  The holiday really spans a whole weekend in Chicago, but my favorite event is the Saturday parade.  Last year, cosplayers participated for the first time.  These costumed citizens were back in 2014, in larger numbers than before! This... Read more »
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Northwest Indiana Comic Con 2014 Recap: A Strong Opening

Shredder and Michelangelo apparently put their differences aside.
I hardly ever get to take a Sunday off from my day job.  When I do, it’s for something really, really important.  This past Sunday, I was a VIP Guest and Cosplay Judge at the first-ever Northwest Indiana Comic-Con.  I’d say that’s important! NWI Comic-Con’s staff deserves a round of applause.  They knocked year 1... Read more »