Unless you are staying at the DoubleTree Hotel just across from Universal Studios be prepared to walk a LONG way from your parking to the convention location. Fortunately the convention provided a shuttle (for $2). We three chose to take the shuttle.
It was a good choice. Much time was saved.
On May 31st I attended the Spooky Empire May-Hem Con in Orlando and it was quite a bit of fun. It's not the largest con, but there were some nice costumes and I got to meet some awesome Once Upon a Time actors. The Dealer's room had some very neat artists and was worth the walk through. It was nice to go to a convention that was only an hour away and could be experienced in a day.
This lovely gent is Sean Maguire, he played Robin Hood on Once Upon a Time. Not only is he handsome, he is also very kind. It was a pleasure to meet him.
Also, our photo totally got photo-bombed by Jason Burkart -"Little John". I didn't even realize it was happening and so just stood there wondering why my friend was taking so many pictures. It was pretty awesome.
I finished my Winter Soldier cosplay!
This was one of my simpler cosplays. The top was the only self created part of the costume. I purchased the pants from an Army/Navy store and I found the boots at Goodwill. Make-up is a mix of Kat Von D and Clinique.
For the top, I wanted to take the basic design from the movie (and in the Comics) and make it more casual than a true recreation of what is seen on film. I made it from a cotton sateen rather than leather, because I live in Florida and I want to be able to wear this and not sweat profusely.
I spent the last two days getting my Professional Photography page ready to debut and now it's ready and my schedule is open. Check out my Photography page for more details and set up a shoot today. Like my Art and Rhinos Facebook page and get 50% off your first photo shoot!
I have been busy preparing for my Durin's Day Party and some people have mentioned concerns that, in my encouraging everyone to have a costume, they aren't sure how to dress or put together an outfit. Some people don't sew and so I wanted to offer low-cost alternatives to get the look.
This is the first (of what will hopefully become a series) of Found Cosplay ideas. You may already have some of this in your closet or you can visit a local consignment shop or thrift store to piece it together.
Today we are starting with - HOBBITS
"Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch." --The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 2: "The Shadow of the Past"
So, my friend and I have cosplayed Thor and Loki and occasionally we get into conversations where our inner Asgardian comes out to play.
[mid-conversation about plans to see movies]…Alas, I cannot. I have other plans on Saturday night.
I HAS A SAD NOW HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO SEE THOR WITHOUT MY BROTHER? I feel like I need to see it again with ArtandRhinos then because she is the Loki to my Thor
Maybe I could meet you after for dessert and to discuss?
We could discuss it because...um...I have already seen it...twice. I could see it again, though...because Loki.
HOW COULD YOU; GO AND SEE A MOVIE
I DO WHAT I WANT!!!!!!!!
THAT'S CAUSE YOU'RE LOKI
AND AS THOR
I SHOULD BE SAD YOU SAW MY MOVIE WITHOUT ME
You mean I saw MY movie whenever I wanted?
IT IS CALLED
THOR: THE DARKWORLD
NOT LOKI: IN JAIL
I'm far more interesting in that Jail than you with that tiny, fragile Midgardian.
LISTEN HERE YOU
I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR YOUR SASS
Besides, how long do you think this Jail cell will hold me...really?
I'M STILL CLEANING UP YOUR MESS ON MIDGARD
WHAT DID I SAY?
Oh, that'll make a great movie. Mighty Thor and his Broom of cleansing!
BROTHER YOU KILLED PEOPLE
YOU'RE ADOPTED OKAY
BUT I LOVE YOU ANYWAYS
EVEN THOUGH YOU KILLED PEOPLE
SO STOP IT
Right, because you and Odin's hands are clean and you've never taken a life?
(you have NO idea how hard it is to not quote the movie here)
(you better not or I will cry hot tears of betrayal)
LISTEN HERE YOU NO TIME
OR YOUR SASS
(That's why I am not! And that's one of the reasons I kind of had to see it. With Tumblr out there, it's not safe to wait too long to see anything in a fandom.)
You know, while you're in here yelling at me, you're not cleaning up, which is it going to be? Though, by all means stay, I so love these little talks.
(I've somehow managed to steer clear of most major spoilers! I have no idea how that happened at all... )
*Continues on in grand style.* Might Thor and his Hoover of Destiny!
*Quirks a smile.*
I ship it.
I ship it
I ship it so hard
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