Part of my new year’s resolution this year was to create more video, and convention vlogs are the perfect way to do so!
Connecticon is always a fun convention. It’s cosplay-heavy and for the most part everyone is happy and there’s always fun things to do around the city of Hartford, like food truck festivals and riverfront events.
In this vlog, I talk a bit about body insecurity wearing Cruiser D.Va, and share some footage from the Yuri On Ice & Overwatch shoots. Mostly though, I just derp around. Don’t forget to check out my Viktor costume breakdown – Mercy and D.Va are in the works!
What kind of content are you interested in seeing in my videos? More b-roll? More cosplayers? More talking? Let me know – I’m only hoping to improve my vlogs for the future!
So I’m just going to go ahead and start this post by saying if you haven’t yet watched Yuri!!! On Ice, you’re missing out. It’s taken the sports anime theme and completely turned it into something with real [gay] character relationships and beautiful figure skating animations.
I’m so in love with this show that I’ll mention a funny anecdote: Back when this was airing, I thought it would be a good idea to watch the latest (second to last) episode while on the treadmill at the gym. Big mistake. 5 min into the episode found me sobbing while walking as slow as possible, drawing many concerned glances from other patrons. Was it worth it? Yes. This show is incredible.
I documented the entire process of creating this costume, from initial sketch to the end. Keep reading for the full post!
I’m so excited to share this week’s geeky cocktail! We’re calling it Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, based on D.Va’s new Cruiser skin & the vibes on Route 66. I’m currently in the process of making Cruiser D.va, but I wore this shirt and wig to get some photos for this post. Once the costume is complete I’ll be making a full costume breakdown on the gun, shirt, and wig.
Cruisin for a Bruisin’ is a spin on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, which was very popular during the 50′s and 60′s. Traditionally it’s made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup & club soda. To bring it up to date and give it a little D.Va kick, we’re using White Out Mountain Dew in place of the simple syrup & club soda. It’s light and citrus-y… a perfect fit for this drink!
You will need (makes 1):
1 shot gin
6oz White Out Mt. Dew
Cherry for garnish
Put your glass in the freezer to frost
In a shaker add ice, gin, and 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice. Shake.
OK, I swear not everything I do has to do with geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch, though I know that’s all I’ve been posting lately! I have so many ideas for posts but not enough time to do them, so for now this series is taking priority.
This week’s installment is a champagne toast to Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary! We didn’t make up a drink, and instead are toasting using the classic champagne cocktail, Kir Speciale. I’ll post the recipe below if you don’t know how to make it :)
This week we’re doing something a little different – Mercy-themed for her voice line “Piece of cake!” This is also based on the fact that we wanted birthday cake shots becuase my birthday is tomorrow :) So of course I used this opportunity to dress in casual Mercy and take some photos :) I’ve never done anything birthday-related on the blog so I was really excited for this.
This recipe was originally found on Bailey’s website, though we added a modification.
You will need (makes 2):
2 oz of cake flavored vodka
1 oz of Baileys (original recipe calls for Vanilla Cinnamon, but it’s seasonal so we used plain), OR
1 oz of RumChata (for a different flavor other than coffee)
Mix the vodka and Bailey’s/RumChata with ice in a shaker
Strain into shot glasses, and fill almost to the top
Add whipped cream and sprinkles
As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.