Thursday, January 8, 2015

Finished and In Process Animated Character Cosplay

I'm just going to jump right in. :3

Rapunzel- Tangled

My Rapunzel Cosplay took more planning but once we had it figured out it was simple. We went with a simplified version of the original dress, but stuck with the basic bits. The little Pascal purse we got at the disney store, and I'm pretty sure we have a cast iron frying pan lying around for hitting thieves in the head with.

Here's a pic from a workshop with my mom cosplaying Gothel and a friend cosplaying Flynn

Hiccup-How to Train your Dragon

My Hiccup Cosplay was basically made from thrift store finds. We found this great vest with a fur lining we turned inside out and some perfect slippers. Toothless was purchased online, and I used a green shirt and brown pants I already had and tied a scarf around my waist.

The Astrid cosplay consisted of a felt and stud skirt put over a plain brown skirt, and a red shirt. We went with the long sleeve shirt since Halloween season is...well... cold. 

The shoulder armor was made out of foam and studs, and both our weapons were made out of cardboard, wood, duct tape, and paint. Her boots were actually some of my old uggs with the tops rolled down to look like fur.  The little skulls on her shoulder and belt were shaped from homemade salt clay, painted, and strung on a string or attached to the shoulder pieces. The shields were made out of two pot lids covered in card board, paint, and duct tape.

Very successful improv cosplay!

Minion - Despicable me:

Another very improv Halloween cosplay, because I HAVE to have something different for party and the actual day! Also, my friend in the above pictures is the cutest Boo ever.

This one was very simple. The shirt was a thrift store find, the dress a old maternity (sh!) dress found at a thrift store that we dyed to make it darker.The leggings and hat my mom sewed for me,and the glasses were made out of two jar lids and elastic! I used my own boots and gloves.

All in all it was very comfy and cute. 

In Process:

Here we have the starts to a Anna and Elsa cosplay. The Elsa dress is one we bought at a thrift store that needs some altering, and the Anna one just needs some embroidery and a cape.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 3 2015: Beginnings

It's the third of the month. I've visited the library, organized my readers journal, watched a movie with my best friend, photographed the beach, went thrift shopping, bought new books, eaten at thai food, stayed up till midnight with my mom reading, video chatted with a friend, painted with coffee and discovered new music.

Day three of the new year and I've done more than I usually do in one week. And you know what? It's because I stayed off Facebook and my computer other than goodreads. A simple decision to stay away from social media helped me have two amazing days.

Art can be found here.

I actually put on eyeliner today.

I organized my tbr. I have a beautiful new journal. I took some of the first photos of the year. I didn't start the morning being glued to Facebook.

2015 has started pretty well. I'm hoping I can keep it that way. Before I get caught up in my books I'm actually going to wash my face and not rush through brushing my teeth.

All these things I procrastinated doing all along were pretty easy.

More Coffee Painting + Doodles

I have checked off "Make a painting ever week" for this week and my resolutions. Once more I returned to coffee painting, this time choosing the inside of the TARDIS as my subject matter.

Click on this post link where I talk about the process more in detail.

My latest piece:

The Sketch Stage

Thursday, January 1, 2015


I want a beautiful year. And so I am going to try and create it.

I want to read a lot. Enjoy stories and art. I want to actually do this, so I am hoping my blog will help me feel more motivated to complete my goals.

So here we go. 2015. My year.

I am going to do this. Whether I like it or not I am going to.

2014 Favorites

2014 is over? That's weird. Not quite sure when that happened. But's a new year. 

Basically I'm now going to share my top 10 books, movies/tv, and songs I'll be adding my "awards" as well.

Top Ten Books of 2014:

For Book awards: clicky here

Top Ten Movies/TV of 2014:

Into the Woods
If I Stay
How to Train your Dragon 2
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Lego Movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Once Upon a Time season 4
Doctor Who Season 9, Episode: Listen
Big Hero 6

Top Ten Songs/albums of 2014:

Carousel and Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez
Love Runs Out and Counting Stars by One Republic

Happy New Year Everyone!