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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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DSC_0512There was some amazing sets & props to take pictures with at Dublin Comic Con. My friends and I had a blast taking silly pictures with sets from some of our favorite t.v shows & films.Fotor0816131911

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!

Dublin Street Style: June 2014

 

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Stay stylish.

March Favorites 2014!

 

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Can you believe that March is almost over? This year is just flying by so quickly!

Before the month ends, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite some things that i’v been enjoying/purchased during the lovely month of March.  ∩(︶▽︶)∩

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C-C-CHANGES!

Hey baby dolls!

So, it’s a brand new year and the month of my birthday (13th of January FYI) and I have been having quite an “Eat,Pray Love” inspired train of thought lately. Which basically means I have been deep in thought about the big questions that like often slaps us in the face with like, “Who am I?! Where am I going!? And WHY am I here?!!!!”  Those types of things have been weighing heaving on my mind lately. I am not getting any younger you know!

*tick tock tick tock*

I am going to admit that in 2013 I felt quite low about everything I was doing with my youtube channel, my blog and life in general. I just wasn’t really feeling it. I felt that no matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t getting anywhere. I felt like people had lost interest in me and that most of my other friends on youtube where surpassing me and I was being left behind. And i’ll be honest, I felt sorry for myself. My inner voice was being over critical of everything I did, I over analysed everything and picked myself apart. It made hobbies of mine that should be fun into chores that made me doubt myself and lose my confidence.

And then it hit me, I wasn’t making videos for fun anymore. I literally allowed myself to be dictated by what other “beauty gurus” or “fashion gurus” where doing online. And you know what! That is SO boring. It really is. If you are apart of the youtube community, especially the beauty community, you will understand what I mean. It all ends up becoming repetitive, the same types of videos, tags and ideas seem to show up all the time and it just gets tiring to try and keep up with. I have read blogs from other youtubers who say the same thing, it s a fast paced world on youtube and it’s hard to keep up sometimes.

 “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

– Albert Einstein

CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!?

I realised that I was no longer making videos that where fun to me, I was making what was expected of me. Just to clarify, this was my own fault. I allowed that to happen and this is why I am writing this blog. I am going to now only make videos when I am really inspired. When I am excited about an idea and want to share it with everyone. I absolutely love interacting with people who watch my videos and I want to continue to do that. I would also love to hear more video suggestions from everyone and get ideas for future videos. What topics would you like me to talk about? Let me know! Tweet me or mail me on facebook. I’d love to hear any suggestions you have and take them into consideration in the future.

Of course, I will still make beauty and fashion related videos but my channel will change slightly this year I hope. I want to make more vlogs about topics that matter to me and interest me. Mainly about body confidence, being yourself, mental health and loads of other topics thrown in for good measure. I think i’d like to do more personal videos and share more of my life with you all. I’d like my channel to be something different, to inspire people and start conversations. To be a place where I can express myself more openly. Which is the real reason I began making videos in the first place. It is time to get back to basics and just DO ME.

I know this is probably all news to you guys, but I did lose my self a little last year on my channel. I want to mojo back dammit!

I am excited to start making videos this year and really having some fun with it again.

Happy New Year btw! ^^ Let’s make 2014 a good one!

EllieJayden. xoxo