Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! I took a break from being attached to my phone and didn't take one single photo. So here's a slightly frightening photo me and Keelan being a couple of turkeys. You may be thinking, Week in Review on a Tuesday night? What is this madness? Next thing you … Continue reading Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

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

What to Expect at a Comic Con

When I started going to comic con-type events, there were only a handful. Most people know the big one - San Diego Comic Con. And if you are in the Southeast, DragonCon is the big destination. Over the last 10 years more and more comic cons have popped up. So much that you can't go … Continue reading What to Expect at a Comic Con

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