Geek of the Week: Erika from Dorky Mom Doodles

I've been wanting to get this Geek of Week feature going for some time now, and I figure what better time than when a fellow geeky mom just released a new book and is doing a giveaway? So I'm happy to introduce my first Geek of the Week, Erika Watts, blogger and author of Don't Lick … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Erika from Dorky Mom Doodles

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

Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

When my husband saw our son playing with a BittBoy, his reaction was "Well I guess this is the start of the video games..." It was said with a bit of disdain, as if it were a bad turn in our son's development. My reaction was a little different. Imagine me saying the same thing, … Continue reading Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

An Imaginative New Kid’s App from Playing Forward’s Stan Lee’s Kids Universe

* This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Playing Forward. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.* My son likes to play Godzilla, destroying everything that crosses his path, rampaging through the house. He doesn't realize how destructive he his, how loud he can be and how … Continue reading An Imaginative New Kid’s App from Playing Forward’s Stan Lee’s Kids Universe

I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

At least, that's what I thought until I was having dinner with a new friend and found out I have no idea what the normal amount is. I used to own a costume boutique so I was surrounded by cosplay/geeky people all the time. It was like living in a nerdy little bubble. Since I … Continue reading I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

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

Not quite a WAHM yet, but getting back in the game little by little

Now that I'm finally getting some sleep I feel like I might be able to get back to work a little bit. Not a full-on business again at this point, but just getting back to making things and keeping my skills sharp. If you don't know already, I make cosplay accessories and costumes. And I do a LOT … Continue reading Not quite a WAHM yet, but getting back in the game little by little

Our Jekyll Island Adventure

We spent the weekend on Jekyll Island, GA, for their 2016 ComicCon. I was a cosplay guest so I had a table all weekend and Sean was on daddy duty. We did manage to break away on the last day and check out the famous Driftwood Beach, where they recently filmed some scenes from the … Continue reading Our Jekyll Island Adventure