Deconstructing a Costume: Gender-Bent Ozymandias

My favorite thing about creating gender-bent costumes is the creative opportunity that comes along with the decision to feminize a male costume. Not that Ozymandias is the most masculine costume out there–which actually presented a bit of a challenge. What was I going to do to make a female Ozy outfit? Ozymandias has two costumes–the […]

Kollision Con Photoshoot: Gender-Bent Ozymandias

I’m a huge Watchmen fan. I think it’s one of the greatest comics out there for history/government nerds, and that it has an amazing cast of characters. I’m also one of those weirdos that LOVES the movie (I think it’s just gorgeous, and that the cast is great). As a result, I’ve been jonesing to do […]

5 Fandom Friday: Convention Wishlist

This week’s topic for 5 Fandom Friday is your convention wishlist! If you spend much time around here, you’ll know that I spend most of my spare hours thinking about cosplay and the next conventions I’ll attend. However, I’m in the Midwest–which means that there’s a limited number of close conventions. I typically attend the […]

2015 Cosplay Plans

A new year is full of possibilities–especially cosplay possibilities. Seriously, that was the thing I was looking forward to the most as the New Year turned: making new costumes to wear to conventions. I barely even made it into 2015 before I made a new costume: Ozymandias, which I wore to Kollision Con. 2015 Convention Schedule/Costumes […]

New Year, New Goals

It’s a few days into the New Year and I haven’t gotten around to the typical holiday posts–because I was busy finishing a costume for Kollision Con, which was the Saturday after New Year’s Day. I had my typical photoshoot with Eddie B Photos, but those will come at a later date. Here’s a sneak peek, […]

2014 Year in Review: TV and Movies

I’m a bit of a TV and film nerd. Not in the brainy, impressive way–but in the way where I will consume it vigorously. Some people developed a habit when Netflix started streaming, but I’ve had it all my life. Netflix, weirdly enough, allows me to manage my addiction. This is all meant to show […]

2014 Year In Review: Crafts & DIY

As I look back on this year, I notice that it was a little lacking in crafts. That’s easily explained, though, since I mostly focused on cosplay this year. Still, I have a few cute things that I made that I’m eager to share–in case you missed it. DIY Desk Mat: I love my desk […]

2014 Year in Review: Games and Comics

I spent a lot of time playing video games, tabletop games, and reading comics this year. I’ve made recommendations sporadically throughout the year, but here’s my ultimate recommendations for this year–plus some things that have disappointed me. Video Games I recommend Contrast. Contrast wasn’t released this year, but I played it for the first time during Extra […]