Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So Cool: Harry Potter GIFs

The Harry Potter books not only make me squeal with girlish excitement, they also contain some insanely iconic images.  Artist Jace Martinez re-imagined some of those images as book covers, animated GIF style!

Bloody brilliant!


[via Geekologie]

Your Slutty Halloween: Edgar Allen Ho

There are no words, so I'll just leave this here.

[via Jezebel]

Monday, October 28, 2013

Game of Thrones has some killer costume design. It is known.

For me, part of the fun of fantasy-gone-mainstream is seeing my obsession permeate the fashion world.  The runways are full of gowns easily sported by a queen or a sorceress, and the Internet has many people eager to match those styles to the appropriate character.

Buzzfeed has a compilation featuring the likes of this beauty for House Stark:

They also take on Lannisters, Greyjoys, Tyrells, Martells, and of course Targaryens:

There are even bonus rounds for House Reed and Melisandre!

Of course, I've been following these types of patterns for a while.  The tumblr Style of Westeros is one of my favorite places on the interwebs, offering consistent and accurate and terribly fun character matches.  Like this one for Cersei:

Of course, if you just want to go the literal route, here's a Khaleesi tutorial:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Busy Bee!

I'm going to have one of those weekends.

You know, way too busy but filled with joy.
It all begins tonight, when I see a triple-feature of Gorilla Tango Burlesque, finishing up with my directing baby Boobs of the Dead!

Tomorrow, I start off with paper tech for my next directing project: The Snow Queen!  We've adopted a 1980s fantasy movie aesthetic--think Labyrinth, Neverending Story, Return to Oz...  In other words, you should be THE MOST EXCITED!

Then I'm headed to a Steampunk Costume and Fashion Show!  If you find yourself looking for something to fill the time between sleeping in and partying the night away at your various Halloween parties, head on out to Alwin Anthony Salon in Grayslake for fancy hair, makeup, clothes, and me as Tippi Hedren from The Birds!!

I hope to see you at one of my many events <3


Tattoo Inspirations: The Sanderson Sisters

There are no words.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Want of the Week: Dirty Little Star Trek Tee

[via io9]

Nerd Love: Engagement vs. Jason


All y'all with your zombie and dinosaur photo shoots, Imma let you finish, but these guys have the best engagement photo session EVAR.

Camp Crystal Lake.  Huh.  Already not starting off well, guys.
Camp Crystal Lake, huh?  Already not starting off well, guys.  I wonder where this is headed....

SPOILER ALERT:  It's headed straight into Jason Vorhees' machete.

I love the idea of turning the engagement shoot tradition on its head.  Those photos can be so boring and safe and OMG LET'S MAKE CUTE FACES AT EACH OTHER WHILE WEARING COORDINATED OUTFITS.  It's a little too Sears Portrait Studio for my tastes.

Now, I think that me personally?  I'd like to have the couple face danger and WIN.  Like, your love is so strong it can defeat JASON!  Or Predator!  Or The Terminator!!  Or whatever obstacles it comes against!  But these guys like their romance dark!  Let's finish the story, shall we?


Credits roll to "Don't Fear the Reaper."

[via io9]

Cosplay Envy: Goddess of War

My brain is tired from working constantly, so today is a day for PICTURES.

First Up:  Courtney Leigh as Lady Kratos!!

And this last one is SO BADASS!!

Yeah, she gonna kill you.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beware the Bat Nail

These would totes match my Batman belly button ring!
[via So Geek Chic]




[via Geeks Are Sexy]

"The Secret Diary of David Duchovny"

Being in rehearsals has kept me away from the internet for a while, but today I returned to a treasure trove of nerd finds.  The largest, strangest gem comes courtesy of The Hairpin, where Rachel Farrell has written a short piece called The Secret Diary of David Duchovny.

If you don't want to read it by virtue of the title alone, here's a picture of the Double D to change your mind:


Still don't want to read it?  DOES A RIBBED TURTLENECK DO NOTHING FOR YOU?!

Okay, fine, here's an excerpt.
April 26, 2013
I'm watching The X-Files.  A dog is biting people in the face!  You could not catch this dog with your bare hands.
UPDATE:  A man just tried to catch the dog with his bare hands and the dog ate his hands.

OMG, Neil Patrick Harris, Stop With the Cuteness

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Art Gallery: Rosie the Riveter

I've been feeling in need of inspiration recently!

A series of rough rehearsals has depleted my self-esteem, and so today I turned to an icon to lift my spirits: Rosie the Riveter!!  But not just any ol' Rosie--though I do have my hair styled in her signature bandana--no, these are Nerd Rosies.


And, finally:

[via io9]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


Looking for some spooky fun?

Go see Boobs of the Dead at Gorilla Tango!  My first stab [or rather make that gunshot to the head, double tap to be safe] at directing burlesque, and I am mighty proud!!

Then, post this on facebook and tag your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team!  I'm thinking really hard about it...