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!
I was brainwashed with the world of Disney pretty early on in life. I remember carrying around a really ratty old Mickey doll all the time even though he was missing his nose and wanting Mickey everything up until I was 8. My Disney obsession came and went over the years, but once I returned to Disneyland as an teen and adult, it was back. I’m now at a point where I got to Disneyland at least once or twice a year and am slowly building my art collection with park inspired pieces. So when I saw this great Instructables post on making the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion holiday wreath, I knew this would be on my list for holiday projects this season.
For the past few years now, it seems like the big thing to do during the holidays is have an “ugly sweater party”. It’s even a bit ironic that the ugly sweater is no longer the horrible gaudy sweater that your grandma gave you, but one that you purchased from a store (Urban Outfitters anyone??). Anyhow, I have nothing against this trend, but as I was thinking about the fact that I don’t actually own any old ugly sweaters, I had a thought. Maybe I could make one! But what would be on it? Did I really want a sweater with a huge tree or a reindeer face with blinking lights? Not really. What else was “ugly” that I could put on a sweater? Then I had an idea.
Well, I guess it’s about time I made a youtube video. I’m not talking about clothes or crafts though. This one is a speed carving of the zombie pumpkin I did a while back. Yes, Halloween was soo last month, I know. I’m actually quite embarrassed to be putting myself on youtube land, but I had a heck of a time carving this pumpkin and wanted to take advantage that I captured most of this on video! Enjoy!