I was recently tagged by a cool chick I follow on Instagram for “20 random facts about yourself”. I thought, can I even think of 20 things? Well, of course, but will they be interesting? I decided to give it a try and here’s what I came up with!
1. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet, but decided not to bc I couldn’t bear putting animals down.
2. I started a Star Wars club my senior year of high school. I was the co-president.
The rise of geeky girl clothing has been amazing over the past ten years. What was once impossible to find your favorite TV show, movie, or video game on a girl sized shirt is now so easily available. Ashlie Eckstein saw potential in geeky girl clothing early on and spawned Her Universe, a sci-fi focused clothing brand for women. I remember my first Her Universe purchase clearly at SDCC many years ago. A cool looking Star Wars hoodie in my size?? I couldn’t believe my eyes! And to this day, that hoodie still remains one of my favorite Star Wars hoodies that I own. Since then, Her Universe has gone from just a store on the con floor to a very well known brand and today’s outfit post features one of their incredible dresses!
When people ask me about my blog, I always tell them that blogging is a “labor of love”. It’s a lot of work, little return, and you just have to do it because you love it. But once in a while, something cool happens. I’ve been a fan of Scott Campbell’s (aka Scott C’s) work for many years now and was recently given the chance to do an interview with him! I couldn’t believe my online ears and today, I’m proud to post my interview with him!
Halloween may have come and gone, but I wanted to take one last chance to post some pics a la Instagram. This year, I carved a record number of pumpkin (9 total!) and I hope that I don’t have to beat that number anytime soon. Since five of them were for a commissionproject, I was a bit sad I didn’t have any of my own so I decided to just do one more. One more led to another 3 and I think I’m all finally carved out. Phew! On with the pics…
Ever since I carved my first “3D” pumpkin 5 years ago, I’ve been pretty addicted to the art of pumpkin carving. Year after year, I try to challenge myself to make something better than the last and this year, I was definitely put to the test. First I have to rewind to 9 months ago, when I was contacted to see if I would consider taking on a pumpkin commission. I was shocked, flattered, and intrigued. The request was to make fivepumpkins for an event, which conveniently happened to also be in my area. And this was not just any event. These pumpkins were going to be used as centerpieces for someone’s wedding! This meant that I would not only have to carve pumpkins every day for 5-6 days straight to keep them fresh, have to figure out how and where to store five huge pumpkins, but also have the pressure of not messing up! Well, I decided to take on the challenge and spent all of last week being a slave to carving. It was actually not as stressful and chaotic as I thought it would be and I’m so glad I did it. Dropping them off for the wedding was actually a bit sad, but at least I had the comfort of knowing guests would enjoy them. And of course I took a bunch of photos before leaving my babies behind, so enjoy!
Lately my weekends have been pretty typical – hang out with friends and family, watch movies, play some games, watch a lot of football. However, this past weekend was incredibly unexpected since I flew 3000 miles to spend a day at New York Comic Con! Even though I hadn’t planned on going, I took an unexpected last minute trip to New York and suddenly realized I would be there the same weekend as the con! With some last minute luck, I was somehow able to scramble for a ticket, packed my cosplay, and hoped for great New York weather. Since I only had time to go to the con on Saturday, I spent my entire day on the floor, seeing some old friends, getting a taste of New York cosplay, and meeting some great people. I actually hadn’t been to NYCC since 2008 and OMG, I was seriously blown away by how large it had become. I would say it’s pretty comparable to the size of SDCC minus all the downtown activities and maybe a little less crazy in terms of lines. To New York Comic Con I will say, “Impressive, most impressive.”
With today being the last day of September (and maybe me still trying to hold on to the warm California weather), today’s outfit features yet another favorite piece from Junk Food Clothing. Although you can find Junk Food shirts here and there online, I have a tip to share with you. One of the best places to find some really unique Star Wars pieces from Junk Food is actually in Disneyland! Both the Star Trader store in Disneyland and the D Street store in Downtown Disney carry a variety of unique Star Wars tees, hoodies, and tanks that most of the time are not sold anywhere else. This unfortunately means that the one I’m wearing is not sold online, but maybe now you’ll have an excuse to hit up Disneyland! Continue reading →