Week in Review – Little Bakers, LeeLoo, Cake Truffles and InsTiles

This week we went to Panera for their fun (and super cute) bakers-in-training class, got back to work on costume making for the Halloween season, learned to make cake truffles and tried out cool photo tiles from InsTiles. Week in Review Sept. 10-16 Little Bakers - The highlight of our week was definitely the Panera … Continue reading Week in Review – Little Bakers, LeeLoo, Cake Truffles and InsTiles

10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

For a long time, I had a file folder of ideas and references for pregnancy costumes, should that day ever come. I had a big section dedicated to Amidala's pregnancy outfits. Then, Halloween hit and I was 8 months pregnant with no Star Wars costume in site. I don’t know if it was pregnancy hormones or … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

From DragonCon to MommyCon

Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon

My Week in Review – Cosplay Mom Make-over, White Plates, Toddler Painting, Park Hops and Good Teeth

It's good to be back home! We had a great vacation and then jumped right back into things with the GAAM event, I got some new plates to better display food pics, we got messy with some paint pods, spent the morning at the park with Jax Moms Blog and K had a great visit … Continue reading My Week in Review – Cosplay Mom Make-over, White Plates, Toddler Painting, Park Hops and Good Teeth

The Weekly Round-up: Past, Present and Future Edition

Since I've been gone on vacation for two weeks, the usual weekly round-up post is being replaced today by a short update. PAST- The biggest highlight of the past couple weeks of course was our trip to Ireland. It's inspiring a new "Tips for Traveling with Toddlers" post. We've travelled with Keelan since he was … Continue reading The Weekly Round-up: Past, Present and Future Edition

Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

Sometimes it's hard to find the right color shoe to match your costume! This is an easy way to change the color of any leather, pleather or PVC shoe (it also works on clothing!) with a type of spray paint you find in an auto store. The spray is made for changing the color of … Continue reading Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

The Total Cosplay Makeover – Mom Edition

The night I started the meds for my IVF cycle, I was supposed to run a table for my boutique at a big cosplay event. I had worked really hard to bring my character to life and was excited to wear the outfit as part of a trio. Things did not go as planned. The … Continue reading The Total Cosplay Makeover – Mom Edition

Happy Sunday! How was your week?

Hope everyone had a great week! Mine was kind of crazy with prepping for the Comic Con at the library and dressing up for three different events. I did the beaches parade, an appearance on the Ch. 4 Morning Show and Beaches Library Comic Con. I'm worn out and ready to just wear a tank … Continue reading Happy Sunday! How was your week?

May 5th – A Day of Comics and Margaritas

This Saturday is a double whammy of Cinco de Mayo and Free Comic Book Day! Many of you may be thinking “Woohoo! Margaritas! Now what’s this about free comics and why do I care?” If you have kids, drinking margaritas all day may not be the best way to celebrate May 5th this year. Ok, … Continue reading May 5th – A Day of Comics and Margaritas

The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created

Cosplay has experienced a boom in the past few decades, becoming a huge part of pop culture fandom. Starting in Japan, the subculture can be seen at events and conventions across the globe. Cosplay conventions have them all, from low-cost costumes to expensive and intricately-designed suits. The price doesn't necessarily reflect a build's quality, because … Continue reading The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created