Posts tagged "costumes"

This GEEKend: Cosplay wig class, My Little Pony fair, and more!

Years ago, I got my first case of food poisoning. I ate a bad burger at Chili’s, went to a cute boy’s house, and proceeded to throw up 8 times in his apartment. That was our “first date.” The gent is my husband now, so I guess things work out. …Mostly. My stomach was never... Read more »

Windycon 41 RECAP: Thank you, thank you, thank you

Little Red Riding Hood was BY FAR the most popular character at the convention. Even better, almost all of them came with wolf pups.
I’m having a tough time starting my recap of Windycon 41. The weekend was a whirlwind. Never before have I worked so hard at a convention. I was Fan Guest of Honor, and wow- being the ultimate fan is FUN. I arrived at the Westin Lombard on Thursday, November 13th. I checked in, and immediately learned... Read more »

Valar Morghulis: Pictures from the Latest Game of Thrones Ommegang Beer Party

This Khaleesi's hand-made dragon egg IS ALSO A PURSE!!! OMG.
My current temperature is 102.3. Bronchitis! Nearly pneumonia! Don’t worry, gentle reader; I’m on antibiotics and getting lots of rest. This constant feeling of burning, however, has proven one thing: I am not really the Khaleesi, the Unburnt, the Mother of Dragons. I’d bet Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones never gets a fever… or... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Mini Comic Con, Bit Bash, The Geek Show, and more

I’m feeling kind of down, geeks.  My husband and I failed to get a Hyatt room for Dragon Con 2015 this morning.  Yes, the same Dragon Con that ended less than a week ago is already selling out roomspace for 2015.  We’ll just have to hope something opens up.  Weeks and weeks of unwarranted stress,... 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 »

Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who Costume: Best (and Worst!) Twitter Reactions

In the name of Gallifrey, he will punish you.
I went to Bad Wolf Coffee in Lakeview for the first time today- tasty! Recommended! While the shop isn’t in any way Doctor Who-themed, the owner is a huge Whovian.  I’d love to do promo work for the place as Rose Tyler.  :)  ”I am the Bad Wolf.  I create myself… and cappuccinos.”  Ha!  I crack... Read more »
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Photo Recap: C2E2 Cosplay in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

The C2E2/ReedPop group from the front.  How many amazing characters can you count?
Remember how last year’s Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on a sunny, 80-degree day?  Remember how this year’s was just a degree or two above freezing?  I do.  I always will.  For a second, I actually thought I had to go to the hospital for my stinging, purple’d fingers… but it was worth it.... Read more »

Dos and Don'ts for Geeky Halloween Costumes

As a year-round seamstress, I adore Halloween.  I get really excited about who’s going to wear what.  Thus, I’ve been discussing costume plans with my readers.  Kory F is going to dress up as Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Christine W is going to be a wildling from Game of Thrones.  BADASS, am I right?... Read more »

Big Damn Well-Dressed Heroes: An Interview with Costume Designer Shawna Trpcic

Joss Whedon is a big deal these days.  …OK, he was always a big deal, but The Avengers brought him to a whole new level.  For my part, I’ve dressed up as his characters, lead a (short-lived) Doctor Horrible shadowcast, and will be emceeing Can’t Stop the Serenity.  Yea, I’m a fan.  However, there’s someone on Team Joss... Read more »
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