Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

A lot of my "over-40" cosplay choices are not quite the same as the characters I chose in my 20's. Add in the post-baby bod issues and an emphasis on family-friendly choices that cover most of my bits and that cancels out most the costumes from my 30's as well. But some costumes I just … Continue reading Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

I've been dressing up and attending Comic Con-type conventions for about 15 years, but taking a child with me was an entirely new experience. My usual plan was just show up, take a lot of pictures and basically party all day and night. Suddenly I had to plan around nap times, changing diapers and having no … Continue reading Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

I'm visiting my mom for Mother's Day weekend so this one is going to be short and sweet! One of these days I'll plan ahead of time. 🙂 Nothing makes you appreciate your mom in new ways like becoming a parent. You reach a new level of understanding for every crazy developmental stage you go … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

Geek of the Week: Jenna Esposito Cosplay

This week's featured geek has been known to show up around town dressed like Wonder Woman, drives a car decorated with her favorite superhero and makes neat nerdy things in her Etsy shop Lazy Girl Art Studio. 1) Let's start with the basics -  I'm Jenna Esposito and you can find me as JennaEspositoCosplay on … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Jenna Esposito Cosplay

Geek of the Week: The Infamous Dementia Von Grimm

This week's featured Geek Mama is Dementia, a longtime friend from my early days at DragonCon. She now proceeds over convention ongoings as the ConMother. Name, what do you do, etc: Dementia von Grimm - Heh, most would say I’m the ConMother. Kind of the den or house mother of the con culture. What do … Continue reading Geek of the Week: The Infamous Dementia Von Grimm

Week in Review – WasabiCon, Rooster Fin Games and STL Ocarinas

This week was mostly focused on getting ready for WasabiCon weekend! I had to finish my costume and help a friend make her's as well. On the home front we tried out a couple games from Rooster Fin Games and Keelan took up the ocarina as his new favorite instrument. Week in Review - Oct. … Continue reading Week in Review – WasabiCon, Rooster Fin Games and STL Ocarinas

I Heart Cosplay

Cosplay defined: a contraction of the words costume and play, cosplay is a hobby in which participants make and wear costumes to represent a specific character. The broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costuming in venues apart from the stage or Halloween. So now that we got that out of the way... … Continue reading I Heart Cosplay