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 five pumpkins 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!
Although most of my memories at SDCC bring back visions of me in a head to toe padded black Darth Vader suit, I actually did get around to wearing some of my fun geeky stuff on the con floor! These are the times I get to wear my favorite geek chic items (and maybe ones that I feel like I can’t wear to work) and I love it. If you’re wondering what I was wearing when not being Lady Vader, read on!
Now that Wondercon is over and I’m recovering from con-flu, I thought I would do a quick tutorial on how I made my Princess Bubblegum crown. I knew that I wanted it to be sturdy and firm since a lot of the ones I’ve seen are made of one piece of foam or look more flimsy. I decided to take the idea of using foam and add to that by using Wonderflex. I know that Worbla is the new Wonderflex, but I had lots of Wonderflex left from my She-Ra cosplay and knew that I could put it to good use.
Another cosplay update! Wondercon is less than two weeks away and no matter how much advance prepping I do, it always seems to be down to the wire. I’m especially busy since I’ll be traveling prior to Wondercon and need to make sure everything is wrapped up before next week. Eek!
Since my last update, I’ve been wrapping up my Nathan Drake cosplay and sort of just starting out on my Princess Bubblegum cosplay. I finally got around to cutting my PB wig and started testing out some makeup for her zombified look. Yup, as you can tell, I’ll be cosplaying zombie Princess Bubblegum, complete with grey skin and lab coat. I’m hoping that I can shock a few people with my creepy PB look, especially since I’ll just look like a typical PB from behind. hehe.
So… the big question is, who was able to get tickets for San Diego Comic Con this past Saturday?? Even though I actually already have my tickets, I was online helping a friend anyways and just like the other hundreds of thousands of people, I too was trying to connect to those awful servers. And after two years in a row of somehow magically getting into that waiting room, I’m starting to believe that my computer is pretty damn lucky!
You might think that the ginormous San Diego Comic Con is my favorite con, but actually Wondercon, coming up at the end of March, is one of my favorite cons of the year, that is, when it was still just a short drive away in SF. Now that it’s in Anaheim, it’s definitely a little more difficult to go, but I figured I could always just make a trip out of it and head to Disneyland. So it’s official, I’m going to Wondercon! Of course once I was committed to going, I immediately started brainstorming some cosplay.
I recently got an iPhone 5 and as clumsy as I am, I knew the first thing I would need to do was find a protective cover. I was under the impression that my furry Chewbacca case for my iPhone 4 did not come the newer size (but found out later that it did!) And after much shopping, I was disappointed in the online selection. However, I came across an idea where someone used scrapbook paper behind a clear case and just like that, a lightbulb went off. I was on a mission to customize my own geeky iPhone 5 case and I even made a little video tutorial to walk you guys through it!