I came across a crochet pattern for an octopus hat and really, really wanted to make it. Then I remembered something that tipped it into I needed to make it: Dr. Abbey. Dr. Abbey has octopuses at her lab! One in particular, Barney, likes to get out of his tank and explore. So I decided… Read More Barney the octopus
When I created my very first Dungeons & Dragons character for a 3.5 edition campaign, I based her off of Pirogoeth from MegaTokyo. Very quickly she became her own character. She started out with a couple levels of Fighter before moving on to Wizard – she needed skills for fights that didn’t rely on magic.… Read More Pirogoeth (Wizard)
I was updating my spreadsheet regarding the progress I’ve been making on the Fangirls, when I decided to take another look at a costume I’ve had planned, and have most of what I need for, but just haven’t started yet. I realized how much I do have, and got to work. Pirogoeth is my first… Read More Adding to the pile
I teach an Introduction to Popular Culture class. There are certain topics we have to cover, but mostly when and how is up to us. This week is my Fandom week. I encourage my students to come dressed to support something they are a fan of. Since I’m always wearing one t-shirt or another when… Read More Teaching in costume day one: Harry Dresden
As I first posted way back when, I use a Kindle Keyboard as my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At some point I misplaced it. I knew where the cover was, with “Don’t Panic” in big, friendly, silver letters. But I could not find my Guide. While I was moving, I was going through things… Read More It’s alive!!!
While I was at the Frenchy and the Punk concert at the Hyatt Concourse on Sunday, I was allowing myself to just relax and enjoy the moment. During that time, my brain decided to reexamine my plans for my Doctor Fangirl outfits. At first, I realized that a more Romani-Steampunk approach would work better because… Read More DragonCon Revelations
I have had most of the materials to get my Star Trek Fangirl costume made. But I’ve been struggling with how to incorporate Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Well, not anymore. While thinking about the 20th Century Doctor Who Fangirl costume, I had an epiphany about DS9. I’ve been thinking of the ST skirt as one huge piece. But there… Read More Star Trek Struggles
I just finished reading the first 9 issues of Bitch Planet and am eagerly awaiting the tenth to come out in a little under a month! The more I read, the more I love the series and the concept. I got the idea to cosplay from it, but I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to… Read More Non-Compliant Plans
I have to give AbbyShot serious respect. I ordered the coat and it arrived the next day! But I was out of town, so I only got to it today. O.M.G. This coat is amazing! I was worried it would be too big, because it says that it runs large on purpose. But they didn’t… Read More The coat is here!!!
Today I placed two orders. One for the Mooby hat from the Secret Stash. The other for the Coat from AbbyShot. I’m finally doing Silent Bob! Well, I’m finally cosplaying Silent Bob. His wife seems to be doing a great job doing him… Sorry, it’s Silent Bob! How can I not make that joke? Anyway.… Read More The Silent One is coming!