Doctor Who at Stan Lee’s Comikaze!

Saturday my family and I spent the day hanging out at  Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

I was impressed by just how big the Doctor Who presence there was. There was a Doctor Who meet up and The Doctor Who Live performance was so packed that many were turned away.

Below are some highlights from our day.

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My Family and I

I went dressed as the 4th Doctor,  my honey as the 10th Doctor, My oldest went Rory as The Last Centurion. We had our own Toddler Dalek, and my cousin went dressed in Vintage clothing as one of the Victims from the Empty Child Episode (very creepy lol).

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Dalek Beanie from Hot Topic

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We handed out Vote for Saxon flyers

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My 4th Doctor ensemble

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My husband as the 10th Doctor

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Our Rory found an Amy and 11th Doctor to Help him battle this awesome CyberLady

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Doctor Who Meet Up

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Tardis Dressing Room

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Are you my mummy?

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Nice Mash Up!

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Kids Love Doctor Who

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The 10th and Rose together again!

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Captain Jack from Doctor Who Live

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Dalek and Cyberman from Doctor Who Live

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DW Meet Up: 11 and Companions

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10th Doctors

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9th and Companions

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Classic Doctors

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Nice folks from The Real Time Lords of Orange County

These are just some of the great DW sights we saw at Comikaze, for more pictures of the event in general here are a few links, also look for #comikaze or  #comikaze13 on instagram.

Photos from Photographer Brandon Boren

Comikaze Facebook Page

There was so much great stuff. I can not wait until next year :)

-Mon

How to make a Poison Ivy Halloween Costume.

Singing: “that girl is poisonnnnnnn”

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Hey Party People! So today my friend Cassandra and I attempted to make a poison Ivy costume. That is Cassandra pictured above.

I think it went pretty well!

First we watched a ton of YouTube videos on how to make the costume. The one we felt worked best for us, was a video from Slim Goody. I recommend watching it.

Then we had to weigh the costs vs the benefits.

*Benefit of a homemade costume:
NO ONE AT THE PARTY WILL BE WEARING YOUR COSTUME!!!!!
*The con of a homemade costume:
Unless you already own all the needed materials, it may cost you more than purchasing a store bought costume.

In our case being unique out weighed the cost.

What you need:
Corset/Bustier 
Tutu
Fake leaves
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Bobby Pins (for hair accessories)
Leggings, tights or boyshorts (green or black look best)

Corset/Bustier:
Buy it a size bigger than you normally wear. Once you hot glue leaves on, the fabric does not stretch as well and is constricted.

We purchased this corset and Tutu at a novelty costume shop (Sweet Island, Chino, CA) for $19.99 each.

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Leaves:
The leaves came in a bush for home decor from JoAnn’s for $7.99

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We cut the leaves from the stems and organized them by size. (Tip: We found that the small leaves worked the best. Once the corset was actually worn, the bigger leaves didn’t work as well around the curves.) Next we used the smaller leaves and started to hot glue them to the corset.

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We did one row at a time, starting at the bust and then layered them down. It looked best when the leaves were overlapping. (Tip: Do not glue leaves onto the actual boning of the corset. Try to get the glue from the leaves in between the boning). Once you are a few rows deep, try the corset on, look for gaps or any odd looking sections. Better to fix now, then after it is all glued down.  Continue layering until you reach the bottom of the corset. Try it on again to look for gaps. We found the most gaps occurred in areas that curved, like the bust and hips.

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Tutu:
Add small leaves to random areas of the tutu. Keep this area light on leaves. Too many is overwhelming and not as cute. Beware letting the layers of tulle touch when adding the leaves. You don’t want it to clump together. If the tulle of your skirt is wrinkled, leave the tutu in the bathroom while you’re taking a hot ahower. The steam will let the wrinkles out. Or if you have a steamer, use that.

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Bobby Pin:
Use a tiny bit of glue and add a small leaf to a bobby pin for an easy hair accessory.

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Then all you have to figure out is if you will wear leggings and what shoes to wear! I will leave that up to you.

I hope this was helpful. We will be posting themake up ideas and pictures soon. But until then, here are a few YouTube how too videos I found.
Sculpt Beauty
Cartoon Version Makeup
Bee is for Beauty

Good luck,
Mon

Music for Grieving

Death is a part of life, so they say.

Our loved ones who have passed on are in a better place. Yet we are left behind to suffer the pain of not having them.

Everyone copes differently. Suffers differently.

Just last night, I watched my friend as he was falling apart, unable to control and find peace in the aftermath of his brothers death.

I stayed up late, starring at the ceiling. Wondering if there was anything I could have said or done, to ease his pain.

Everyone is different. 

Music has always helped me cope. Music is my outlet. It helps me in the good times and in bad.

If there are people out there like me, who find comfort in song,  maybe this list will help you too.

Music for Greiving and Loss

Click the song for a YouTube link.

Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

Hear You Me ( May Angels Lead You In) by Jimmy Eats World

Gone Away by Offspring

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts

Last Kiss by Pearl

One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

Everything Changes by Staind

Cemetery Drive by My Chemical Romance

Helena by My Chemical Romance

My Old Friend by Tim McGraw

Hurt by Johnny Cash

Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis

I’ll wait for you by Joe Nichols

Zero by Hawk Nelson

Ordinary World by Duran

Mad World by Gary Jules

Pictures of You by The Cure

Let It Be by The Beatles

Yesterday by The Beatles

Wind beneath my wings by Bette Middler

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

Wishing everyone out there a little hope and comfort. For all of you  who are lost and hurt, angry or in pain, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

-Mon

Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you

Originally posted on Roadkill Goldfish:

Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.

Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.

If you ever even consider doing something like that, I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hang out like an overheated hound dog. I will smack any male whom you decide to smash against his pelvis – after I first knock you on your butt for forgetting how a lady acts in public.

Why would I do that? Because…

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