This year for Halloween, I decided to make an Alice costume! I actually saw a variation of this costume on a Simplicity pattern and knew I wanted to create this “version” of classic Alice.
(Also today I learned a valuable lesson – even if you iron your cotton to be completely flat, if you’re in the car for a long time it *will* wrinkle back up! >.<
I’m dying to do a side-by-side of my first Alice Madness – essentially the same costume base, though I’ve definitely improved upon details and fit in the past few years.
Full costume breakdown is below!
Today I’ve got a fun post – it’s a mix of What I Wore and cosplay posts.
Last month I went to Disney World, and I wanted to buy some of those cute ears before going. In 2015 I went to Disney Land and I felt so lame because I didn’t have ears, so I wanted to be prepared this year.
I bought these adorable Ariel ears from the Etsy shop Wishing4Wonderland. Let me just say, I have never had more compliments, ever! It seemed like everyone at the park wanted to know where I got my ears. I thought it would be cute to do a casual Ariel shoot wearing them!
Ariel Dress: Hot Topic
Wig: Arda Luthien in Apple Red
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
- 1 Lemon
- 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.
- Pour over ice in your cool frosty glass
- Top with mountain dew
- Garnish with a cherry and slice of lemon
This drink is part of the the Drunkenwatch series, an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight. Go give them all a follow!
Let me know if you make this drink :)
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 featuring the usual squad of Skowalz, AcornBandit, silenced_knight, with special guest streamer Starbuck!
The whole reason I started playing Overwatch was to play DVa (who isn’t even my main anymore), so it’s about time we featured a DVa-themed post. To toast with us and make a Kir Speciale:
You will need (makes 1):
- Blackcurrant liqueur (Creme de Cassis)
- Triple Sec (just a splash)
- Raspberries or blackberries (for garnish)
Not pictured: we forgot to add the berries to the top for a little extra flair! Epic fail. They really make the drink!
- Pour champagne into a flute, 3/4 full
- Drizzle in the blackcurrant liquor and triple sec
- Add a few raspberries/blackberries to the top
- Wait for the ingredients to settle, and enjoy!
Sam got me this cute DVa jacket for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to throw together a fun casual cosplay – nothing serious, and I already owned the shirt and wig. DVa is fun to cosplay!
And as a final side note to Overwatch: THANK YOU for giving me tons of art, cosplay, and blog post ideas this past year…I’m looking forward to lots of creative ideas in the upcoming year!