Category Archives: Geeky/cosplay

Kawaii Haul: Primark, Anime & More!

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January Favorites 2015: Clothing, Netflix, Selfie Stick & Geeky Goodness!

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Girly & Geeky Haul! Lush, Funko’s, Rat Queens & More!

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My Feature in Kultur Magazine!

I am very excited to announce that I am featured in the latest issue of Kultur MagazineKultur Magazine is an alternative magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Kultur features many different creative people such as alternative models, artists, musicians and this month …me!

 My article is all about my love of dressing up, fashion and cosplay.

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Cara Delevingne set to play Harley Quinn in new Batman film!?

News has broken out that the model of the moment, Cara Delevingne, has been lined up to play comic book character Harley Quinn in a future adaption of DC’s Suicide Squad. The film was confirmed by Warner Brothers this month and is rumored to be released in 2016. As a lot of you know, I am a huge Harley Quinn fan, so this news has been quite a shock to me and quite honesty,

I am not happy about it.

Cara Delevingne is a great model, i’ll give her that, but the role of Harley is not something that should be handed out like candy by DC. Harley Quinn is possibly the most popular female DC character of all time, every single time I attend a convention there are at least ten people cosplaying as her. The release of the Arkham video games have also given Harley a boost in popularity over the past few years and she is probably more popular than ever nowadays. The first time I ever saw Harley Quinn was on Batman: The Animated Series, as a child. She was so popular with fans in the animated series that DC crossed over her character into the Batman comic book series. It is safe to say that Harley is a beloved character in the DC universe as well as the comic book universe in general.

I have grown up with this character, i’m invested in this character emotionally, so it is safe to say that I have some qualms about Cara portraying my favorite comic book character of all time on the big screen. More so, I am hurt by DC’s handling of Harley’s character in recent times. Like the horrific idea of hosting a drawing contest, where entrants had to draw Harley in various scenarios, committing suicide. Not to mention they have also been disrespectful towards the character of Batwoman, telling their artists that they are not allowed to portray Batwoman and her girlfriend marrying in a same sex ceremony, but that is a whole other blog post in itself.

I honestly have no ill will towards Cara, I just feel that she is not the right choice for this role. In my opinion, DC saw an opportunity to get the model of the moment on board with this film because her face is pretty much plastered on every street corner the world over and she is affiliated with some of the worlds biggest brands. Not to mention her status as a celebrity and connections to some of the top dogs of almost every major industry in the world. Sure, she is a marketing dream but is she right for the role for those reasons alone?! Harley has never featured in any major Batman film because honestly, the boots are too big to fill. The character is so beloved by the fan base that choosing the right actress for the role is almost like finding a needle in a haystack.

Of course there are other factors, like where would she fit into the story line of the franchises films but I think there would have been some chance of her appearing in one of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, if Heath Ledger was alive to be in the final film of the Nolan series. In my mind, as a fully fledged Harley Quinn fan girl, the only person to play the role of Harley Quinn would have been the late Brittany Murphy. Oh and let me tell you, I am not alone in that thought. I found an entire fan base online, who feel the same. In fact, there are many fan art depictions of Heath and Brittany portraying the iconic couple together. In my opinion, they would have been perfect to play Harley & The Joker in the Nolan franchise, but hey, that’s just me. Unfortunately, tragic circumstances prohibit my Harley/Joker dream team from ever happening.

Another reason I think DC are so quick to latch on to the idea of casting a popular model is because Marvel have them quaking in their boots after the phenomenal response to their latest hit film, Guardians of the Galaxy. It seems that DC will do anything to get their name in the press and cause a buzz around their announcement of their plans to release a film adaption of the Suicide Squad comics. Cara has millions of followers on social media and her rumored relationship towards the film is bound to generate some press and opinions about the up coming film and hey, I guess they were right because they sure got me fired up enough to write a blog about it!

I just think that DC no longer care about their female characters, all they want is money and through the roof sales and to compete with their rivals. They want the Suicide Squad to overshadow films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers and I get that, I really do. What bothers me is the sheer disrespect and nonchalant decisions they are making for some of their female characters as of late, including Harley.

Whatever the final decision DC make about who plays Harley in the film adaption of Suicide Squad, I hope that they are respectful of Harley and stay true to her character. Harley is a big part of the comic book universe and her character is special to a lot of fans. The decision about who plays her should not be taken lightly or given to someone who is popular at this very moment, in order to draw in a bigger audience and copious amounts of press.

One thing I will admit is that I respect Marvel more than DC, for taking the time to match the right actor to the role they are looking to fill. Over the years, Superhero films have smashed the box office wide open. I am so happy to see more comic books being made into epic, ball busting films but I do feel that integrity of characters like Harley Quinn are being compromised in order to make a quick buck in Hollywood.

My Experience at Dublin Comic Con & Geeky Haul!

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Dublin Comic Con 2014!

 

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On the weekend of August 9th & 10th, I attended the second annual Dublin City Comic Con for the first time. I traveled to Dublin with two friends of mine, we stayed in a hotel close by to the convention and were ready for a fun filled weekend of geeky enjoyment and cosplaying!

There was so much to see and do at Dublin City Comic Con, such as movie props & costumes, fake sets, interactive sets, vendors, artwork, merchandise, archery, a zombie survival course, panel discussions and autograph signings etc. It was an amazing weekend event for all.
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On Sunday I cosplayed as a female Quicksilver (above) and on the day I met loads of amazing cosplayers who cosplayed as some of my favorite characters. It was amazing to see so many people enjoying cosplay and getting excellent feedback for their costumes.
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My friend Tom did a rule 63 Catwoman cosplay which was fantastic! (below)
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One of my favorite cosplays of the entire weekend was this Batman/Gotham inspired family Cosplay! I thought the kids make up was fantastic and the attention to detail of each of their costumes was amazing. I also saw other family cosplays, there was a few Dad’s dressed up as Batman while pushing strollers around the convention floor and there was toddlers and babies dressed in all in one superhero costumes. It was adorable to say the least!

A family that cosplays together, stays together!
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One of the coolest things to ever happen, happened to me. I MET XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS!

And of course, I bowed in worship. “I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!”
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All the cosplayers I met during the weekend were so lovely and happy to take photo’s with people who admired their costumes. There was a really great atmosphere, especially on the Sunday. Everyone bonded over their love for sci-fi, it was such a fantastic experience.

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There was so many fantastic sets on display on the floor of the convention. There was so many stalls selling different kinds of merchandise from all kinds of fandoms. You could buy custom artwork from artists, comics, autographs, pretty much everything and anything you can think of in regards to geek related culture, Dublin Comic Con probably had it.Fotor0815202428

If you’re thinking of attending Dublin Comic Con next year, or any convention for that matter and want to cosplay ,I strongly advise you to take the plunge and cosplay! It really adds to the con experience and gives you a confidence boost as well as a great way to start conversations with other con goers. Soon enough you’ll get the cosplay bug! WARNING: IT’S AWESOME.

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I had a wonderful time experiencing my first time at Dublin Comic con, it definitely won’t be my last visit! I already can not wait for my next opportunity to cosplay at a convention. I also out together a Dublin Comic Con Vlog if you’d like to hear more about my convention experience.

Dublin Comic Con, i’ll see you again next year!

Science Fiction Style Queen: Teri Star Crossed

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If you haven’t seen Star Crossed yet, you are seriously missing out. It is one of my favorite shows on t.v right now and it deserves to have more viewers and fans. It is a science fiction romance set in the near future, but it is much much more than that! It’s based on an alien race called the atrians, who crash landed on to the earth, several years before the t.v show is set. The atrians have been misjudged by the human race and have been put into segregation, until seven atrians are allowed to attend high school as a part of an integration program.

One of those atrians is Teri. She is fierce! Teri is a nonsense ball breaker with an amazing sense of style. Teri’s trademark look is black leather from head to toe, along with her silver wing earrings, beautifully texturized hair & many accessories!

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Teri’s look has been on point all season. Her sense of style is unique and sets her apart from the other atrians at her High School. What I like about Teri is that she is strong and fights for what she believes in. No matter how drastic her actions are, I think she is a good person at heart and only does what she thinks is right for her people.
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American Horror Story Coven Inspired OOTD

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN INSPIRED OOTD

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My biggest fashion inspiration right now is American Horror Story: Coven! I love everything about the show, including the fashion. The girls at Miss Robichaux’s Academy always look fierce.

I took inspiration from one of the Coven’s finest members, Zoe Benson.

I wore a black vintage style hat like she did in the show, along with a peter pan collared dress. To give the look a more gothic feel I wore distressed black tights along with a pair of dainty black wedges. To complete the look I accessorized with a pair of round black sunglasses and a small black and gold shoulder bag. Oh! And of course every witches best friend, her spell book!

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Wig // Ebay

Tights // Pennys

Shoes // Dolly Dynamite

Peter Pan Dress // ASOS.com

Hat & Sunglasses // ROMWE.com

Bag // Red Herring at Debenhams

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