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Posts Tagged ‘cosplay’

Space BattleShip Yamato Review (Movie)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The very first randomly* selected item off of the ‘to watch list’. Space Battleship Yamato turned out to be a fortunate first choice, as I hadn’t seen it yet, plus it was a rather recent purchase of mine, so I was doubly excited to watch it. =)

The movie was actually based on a very popular Japanese anime series that started its run in the early 70s. I am not familiar with this series, was a bit before my time, so I can’t speak to the movie remaining true to the original.

Though there were a few animated movies released in Japan associated with the series, this is the first Live Action version.

I didn’t actually know any of this before watching it. All I really knew was that it looked like a fun Space Sci Fi Action movie. That’s certainly how the trailer sold it.

But like most Japanese movies, it managed to thwart my expectations. There were lots of really decent space battles and good CG, but ultimately I think this movie is really more of a character study. It reminded me of one of those movies that Hollywood actors would do to try for an Oscar.

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Can I call it Cosplay?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I am extremely fortunate to live in an urban city that has loads of dress up venues. One of my all time favorite is the Dickens Fair.
http://www.dickensfair.com/ – A Victorian Christmas card come to life

Today was the last day of the fair, so even though I’m not quite over my horrendous cold, we still went.

But I really wanted to go because this year I got a dress and I couldn’t pass up my last chance to dress up. That’s it in the picture. It’s dark purple with dark blue accents, very swishy, and incredibly fun to wear.

Dickens is all about recreating a 1840-1860s London filled with Characters and events found in various Dickens books. For those that work or volunteer at the fair, they are encouraged to create a persona that would fit into the Dickensian world. But for me, as a mere visitor, I just like to the pretty clothes. =D

Now I have to figure out how to accessorize, hat, gloves, shoes. (This is not something I excel at, but at least it’s not mall shopping.)

So the plan: first accessories, then a whole wardrobe!

Reading

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

I finally updated my pages read yesterday and something tells me that I might not make the 50k pages I was aiming for. Granted I still have 26 days left, which is only 636 pages a day.

Yeah that’s not going to happen. Oh well. I still managed to read 94 books, giving me a fair chance at hitting 100 books this year. So yaay.

Moving right along, ElfQuest was one of my all time favorite graphic novels when I was younger. I just found out that every single edition is online!! http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics3.html

Not quite as good as the real thing, but since they are all out of print I thought it a pretty decent find. =)

Super awesome bonus, someone made a fan film. It’s all the female characters which is great, but thats only half the story. Ah well. Its quite impressive production quality. http://elfquestfantrailer.com/

Dressing up…

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Every year, around Halloween (or major conventions), this overwhelming urge to dress up (~cough~ Cosplay ~cough~) arises. I dream of elaborate costumes with complicated props and armor, running around pretending to be Wonder Woman or some fabulously giddy anime character.

I formulate a strategic plan of attack, what fabrics to use, which shoes to modify, and a basic timeline (which usually doesn’t take into account the 5 million other things I have to do). I research online, which is of course when reality sets in and I realize that I have neither the time nor the stamina to really pull it off.

But this month the Codex pre-made costume was released. Right up my alley in the geeky department and it’s the perfect amount of time commitment for me. (Codex is Felicia Day’s online character in the web series “The Guild”. WATCH THIS!)

I might be able to pull off a costume for this Halloween after all. =D

Facebook Gems

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Enough of these have piled up that it seems like a good time to post them. =D

Roll a D6 – RPG parody of that popular song. =P
http://vimeo.com/23248158

Arcade light switch
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74059377/working-arcade-light-switch?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

After Portal – What happens outside Aperature. Quite clever really. =)
http://youtu.be/NorZUFfpvC0

Zelda Commercial with Robin Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINUfbLV_0M

I’m such a nerd. HAHAHAH! Guys be more geeky please!
http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6534168/im-such-a-nerd-with-katrina-bowden

What it takes to be a Huntard in WoW. Classic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uTrOc0lfXY

Live action Anime!! Makes the Cosplay all worth it!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsYgqKJr4mE&feature=player_embedded

E3 Booth Babes questioned. There must be some booth babes out there that knew some of these answers. Even one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O18vLXZMMw&feature=player_embedded

Star Wars explained by someone who has only seen bits and pieces of it. =)
http://vimeo.com/2809991

Part of the world Little Mermaid song parody. The geeky version. Hehehehehehehee.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWpjS4JTJKI&feature=player_embedded

Swamp Ass PSA Starring Nathan Fillion – Serious condition that effects millions of gamers each year. Beware!
http://www.break.com/comic-con-san-diego-2011-nerd-machine/swamp-ass-psa-starring-nathan-fillion-2079470