This past week has felt like a breath of fresh air as my social life took a turn for the best. It all started on Monday night when Andrew, Taylor and I gathered in the living room to watch the premiere of Gotham. We’re all usually so busy that it can become hard to coordinate at times, so I really revel in the moments I get to spend with my best friends and boyfriend. Even though we all had other obligations – Taylor has been busy as a bee spending just about every minute in our apartment working on cosplay for NYCC, Andrew has been hard at work creating this beautiful print series of Elsa (Frozen), Spike (Cowboy Bebop) and Link (Legend of Zelda), and I am forever with a laptop in front of me and tea in hand blogging for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink and SuperSpaceChick – we managed to come together for the hour. I only wish I had had the time to make these Batman chips. I’m planning on baking them for the finale instead. Another blogger friend Travis made some for his premiere party along with Joker Juice which looked super fun! I really enjoyed the first episode and I can’t wait to see what direction Gotham is going to take. My only issue with it was that there were so many villains and characters crammed into the first episode, but since it’s a pilot, I think FOX deserves some slack for that. I would rather see a more in depth look at several characters than short bits of too many. For instance, give us more Montoya!
On Thursday night, after what had felt like forever (but was probably about a month) of dying to see The Boxtrolls, Andrew and I satisfied my desire. We would see The Boxtrolls movie poster advertisement in literally every subway station in NYC. It felt like torture! So when the night finally arrived, I could not have been more excited. Before the movies, I went to the grocery store to pick up some Halloween candy to snack on, and I happened upon those Pumpkin Spice Oreo’s I’ve been eager to try! So here are my brief reviews of each: 1) The Boxtrolls – The movie was adorable and well worth the wait. I loved the animation style and the story was so charming. I hadn’t realized that so many actors I love voiced the characters (despite seeing the poster every day, good job Kristin), but Ben Kingsely, Richard Ayode, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were all wonderful choices. The Boxtrolls are the cutest creatures and Andrew and I have been imitating some of their motions ever since we saw it. If you’re interested in animation, you’ll especially enjoy the ending that’s played while the credits are rolling, but that’s all I’ll say about that, and 2) The Oreos – Pumpkin Spice Oreo’s are like autumn in your mouth. It might just be me, but I felt like the cookie part tasted more like a graham cracker and sandwiched in between was a glorious pumpkin spice cream. They’re just the right amount of sweet and pumpkin. They’re now officially my second favorite Oreo flavor thus far, the first being Cookie Dough and the third being Birthday Cake.
Friday night, Andrew and I met up with Marlene for a catch up dinner at Beecher’s. Beecher’s is a delicious grilled cheese place in the Flatiron District and I’d only ever been there once before. It was the perfect evening. We sat around our table and each of us recounted our tales of the times we met Neil Gaiman. We also chatted about tumblr, (Marlene works there, how cool is that?!), I made each of them promise to read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss because it’s been recommended to me for ages and ever since I picked it up I’ve been captivated with Kvothe’s story, and just internet silliness in general. After dinner, Andrew and I went back to my apartment (where Taylor was still working on cosplay) and my brother Bob and Andrew’s co-worker Ben came over for a board game night and all the pumpkin flavored desserts you can imagine. We played a new game I had just gotten called Cosmic Encounter and it was SO much fun. It was recommended to me by Josh Houchin and I am so glad I listened to his suggestion. The game initially seemed really complicated (poor Andrew read us about 11 pages of instructions for 1.5 hours before we could actually play), but once the game started it was much simpler and way more quick paced than we though it would be. Basically, you pick an alien race, and then spend the rest of the game trying to be the first person to colonize 5 planets. Your pieces are spaceships which you use to attack other players with along with attack cards after choosing a Destiny card. Alliances are formed, and there are plenty of other cards which keep the game interesting. I definitely suggest playing if you have the chance! Oh, and my Peter Pan teapot came in the mail!
Saturday was probably the most relaxing day of my week. I woke up late (board games had kept us up well past 4 AM) and spent the morning/early afternoon baking Bee & Puppycat cupcakes. I also spent a good portion of the day watching Birds of Prey with Andrew and Taylor (again, while all three of us worked on blogging, art, and cosplay respectively). I hadn’t ever watched the Birds of Prey series while it was on television but I really loved what I saw. Keeping in mind it was made in the early 2000’s and the soundtrack, clothing, and filming style were VERY reminiscent of the time. For instance, there was some Michelle Branch music and it didn’t feel dissimilar to watching an episode of Dawson’s Creek except our protagonists had super powers and fought crime. Oh, and Aunt Becky from Full House played Dinah Lance’s mother, the OG Black Canary. My favorite part of the Birds of Prey DVDs were the animated shorts of the webseries Gotham Girls featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Batgirl. They were super cute. Later I took so more photos for my next Outfit of the Day post on Wednesday which I’m pretty excited to share! Then Andrew and I headed to my brother’s apartment to celebrate his birthday. We spent hours chatting and drinking before heading to a bar in Williamsburg that my brother claimed was right off the L train (lies), but nonetheless, it was a lovely evening that turned into another really late night.
The next morning it was much more difficult to wake up but I was too excited to attend my first Medieval Festival to skip it in favor of Arrow and Parks & Recreation (because the last season is finally on Netflix!) Under different circumstances, I think the Medieval Festival would’ve been a lot of fun. I say this because according to our calendars it is officially autumn, but the sun decided to radiate heat at 81 degrees yesterday as if it were reverting back to summer. On top of that, the event was held at Fort Tyron Park by the Cloisters on 190th street and it was not the easiest location to get to. We went on a Hobbit style journey down several blocks and climbed about 150 steps and walked some more before finally hitting our destination. Combine all that with the fact that we were probably still dehydrated from the night before and quite honestly, it was not the best of conditions. Although, it was really interesting to see men jousting, women playing instruments, and a man welding metal. I would love to attend a Ren Faire in the near future when it’s cooler and I’m fully hydrated. Then Andrew and I went back to his apartment and spent the better part of the day eating pizza, French fries, pumpkin macarons, and pumpkin cheesecake, and drinking chai tea. We did get to watch more Arrow and Parks & Rec, but we spent a good deal of the evening playing Donkey Kong Country 3. I’m 94% completed with the game (after having beat it numerous times in my childhood), and I had been trying to get this one darn bonus coin so I could unlock the next level in the secret world for more time than my mind could handle.
Lastly, I’ll be recapping some blog things! Two of the most exhilarating things I did blogwise this week were publishing my first Outfit of the Day post, and announcing 5 Fandom Fridays With SuperSpaceChick & The Nerdy Girlie. We received such a warm reception via Twitter from other bloggers within the network and we were just so pleased with the positive reaction. I’ve already written a few of my 5 Fandom Friday posts because I can hardly wait to share them with the world! And here are a few of my favorite things I wrote for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink:
The last few weeks have been on the action-packed side of the spectrum of my social life. Before I delve into what I’ve been up to I feel compelled to not-so-humbly brag about completing my latest Pokedex by catching all 151 Pokemon that were hidden around the world as part of the Google Maps April Fools Day career listing for a Pokemaster. The ending of the challenge was anticlimactic but I wouldn’t have spent those hours any other way (Yes, hours. Many, many hours especially in my quest for Mew).
Anyway, once I rejoined the waking world with other physical beings, the excitement continued. Melissa, Andrew, and I went to this super fun bar in the East Village called Otto’s Shrunken Head where we drank two of these specials* called a Volcano (*it is actually a bowl of alcohol that’s on fire aka our drink was like Katniss **one of these is meant for four people ***this also resulted in Twitter truth or dare ****we all had a rough next day at our respective workplaces). Melissa filled us in on all of the escapades that occurred during Emerald City Comic Con (which Andrew and I skipped to spend on the East Coast visiting the first Cupcake ATM in NYC, seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, eating dinner at Red Bamboo, marathoning The IT Crowd on Netflix, and devouring the LSP cupcakes I baked). If there’s anything better than a night out with your best friend and your boyfriend, I haven’t found it yet<3 This week also gets points for being warm enough to walk around Manhattan in a leather jacket and drink iced teas from Starbucks.
Friday night was the night that everyone important in my life had been waiting for. It was the theatrical release of Captain America: The Winter Solider. Taylor was kind enough to secure our tickets to a showing on opening night (along with tickets to see Amazing Spider-Man 2 a day early). Andrew and I met Taylor, Katherine, Tom, and Athena at the theater and nearly took up half a row of seats once they allowed us inside. I was really looking forward to seeing Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s Winter Soldier story arc on the big screen and I was overjoyed that the resulting film adaptation did the comic complete justice (not that I had any doubts because Marvel really gets movies). I loved seeing such a major Black Widow presence onscreen and despite The Avengers still holding the number one place in my heart, I feel comfortable saying that Winter Soldier was probably the most well written Marvel movie to date. I went all out with a Captain America themed outfit, like I do, and Andrew and Taylor wore Captain America t-shirts so basically we all looked adorable or whatever.
The next day we all reconvened at the Lexington Armory for MoCCA Fest which is the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Festival. I really enjoy MoCCA because it’s a smaller show with more indie creators which means there’s always something new to discover and read. The one big name that I was really eager to see/meet/buy art from was Fiona Staples and I accomplished that goal within five minutes of entering the building. I was able to buy a print of my favorite Saga cover (issue #15 which features Marko and Alana looking like the characters of the cover of a romance novel), and have Fiona personalize it for me. Some other treasures I acquired are a Sylveon eating a macaron pin, a zine called All my Anime Boyfriends (which I also picked up a copy for and purchased on the recommendation of Betty), and a signed copy of Drama by Raina Telgemeier from the CBLDF booth. After MoCCA and eating, Andrew, Tom, Athena and I met Giovanni at Barcelona Bar which is possibly the most fun bar in NYC for themed shots. My favorite shot I witnessed was the Harry Potter shot which the bartender served in a Gryffindor scarf, and glasses while waving a wand, setting the shots on fire, and screaming “Avada Kedarva” at us. Other notable shots were Doctor Who, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Games of Thrones, and Legend of Zelda themed. Then on Sunday Andrew and I had a Terminator marathon (which obviously means that we watched only Terminator 1 & 2) while eating Cadbury mini eggs because ’tis the season. It’s the 30 year anniversary of Terminator so here are 12 fun facts I found online.
On Tuesday, Andrew and I met his friends Carolyn, Tony, and Nick at Fontana’s on the Lower East Side to attend a recording of the Comic Book Live podcast. Their guest of the week was Alex Segura who was there to speak about the big news of Archie’s upcoming death that was announced earlier that day. Alex and I have been following each other on Twitter for ages but I hadn’t ever met him in person so it was nice to be able to put an IRL face to the Twitter handle. I also hadn’t ever listened to Comic Book Live, but I had so much fun that I am definitely planning on going back for more shows. The hardest part of sitting in the audience and listening to other people talk about comics is getting Muppet-flail-level excited and attempting to restrain myself from shouting and contributing to their conversation. Andrew was lucky enough to sit next to me and hear my whispered commentary throughout the show. I decided to wear a Gwen Stacy style headband for the event because we all know how much I love her. Then yesterday was the long awaited released of Batman Eternal #1! I am so excited for a weekly Batman comic written and illustrated by some of my favorite creators that I could explode. Plus, Stephanie Brown is coming back so I obviously had to wear the Spoiler waffle pin Jessica of Bat-Earrang sent to me last month. You can see more of her adorable upcycled accessories in her Etsy shop. Then I got some awesome mail (like The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones on blu-ray for $30!) and birthday cake M&M’s which are sinfully delicious. Lastly, Melissa and I saw Divergent which we both loved. The movie was a little bit long but it was completely loyal to Veronica Roth’s YA novel of the same name. I read the book in one sitting on my plane ride to SDCC last year so I had forgotten some of the things that happened in the story. And now you’re all caught up minus my trip to Disney/Harry Potter World which I will probably write about soon!
It’s no secret that I love the internet. I mean, how could you not? I love just about everything about it (minus trolls but I’m keeping this post positive)! In the past few weeks I’ve received some recognition on several of the websites I love to pieces and visit each day so I thought it would be fun to compile a quick list and share them all with you! I really appreciate when the people who inspire me recognize me back so this blog post is like my little mini thank you gush to those who made my last few weeks a little brighter!
The moment I became privy to the Bombshell Zatanna statue that DC Collectibles announced I was absolutely elated and overcome with joy. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for her announcement since I felt she was snubbed and the Stargirl announcement was made. I immediately tweeted a photo of her and somehow the internet gods alerted the official DC Comics account to my tweet and they not only RT’ed my 140 character excited sentiment, but they also started following me! It may seem like a dumb thing to be happy about but 1) I love and respect DC Comics so much so it means a lot to me, and 2) it’s the little things that make me happy!
Next up, which I mentioned in my Winter Catch Up post, Comics Alliance started a really cool column called “The Comics Alliance Collection: Cool Stuff We (And You) Got This Week.” This directly appeals to the obsessive collector (hoarder) in me because I love mindlessly scrolling through photos and viewing things that other people have collected. My lovely Poison Ivy Tonner Doll which I acquired at my local comic book store made the cut for their March 2nd post. If you want your cool stuff to be featured on Comics Alliance too, you can hashtag your Instagram photos with #cacollection and their fine editors will compile their favorites for future posts. Happy hoarding!
Then two of Kristin & I’s blog posts for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink were posted and linked back to by The Mary Sue (which my awesome geek girl friend Jill Pantozzi happens to be an Associate Editor for)! We wrote about a new Divergent makeup line that Sephora is debuting early this month, and the design poll that DC Comics was holding in order for collectors to offer input for the DC Bombshell Mera statue. (I seriously cannot get enough of these Bombshells. Now I’m just waiting for Catwoman!) We were linked back on their “Things We Saw Today” posts on February 25th and March 3rd.
Lastly, my friend Betty alerted me to the existence of these Spider-Man leggings because obviously Wet Seal’s designers created them with me in mind. I couldn’t stand the thought of ordering them online and then spending countless days (like 5-8) waiting for my shipment to arrive so I scheduled an emergency trip to the mall where I happily acquired the last small pair. Then today while I was doing my daily blog read of my favorite sites I saw that my friend Amy had posted about my new leggings on Fashionably Geek and linked to my Instagram account! Hooray for infusing superheroes into style!
Last Sunday, my cousin Rachel came to visit all the way from Florida. We spent the day roaming around NYC with my brother, Bob . I wore my new Mermaid leggings by Black Milk, a hipster Ariel tee from Target, and Sephora’s Ariel palette eyeshadow in Sea Witch. We met at City Bakery which has delicious french toast, and the best hot chocolate you will ever taste in your life. It’s basically like drinking a melted chocolate bar! Afterwards, we went to Books of Wonder, a bookstore in NYC that specializes in YA fiction and children’s books. Next, we headed to the Southwest lounge in Bryant Park where we had drink and sat outside enjoying the beautiful crisp fall weather. Afterwards we went to Baked by Melissa (because cupcakes) and finally to Times Square (where the billboards were overtaken by geeky franchises), to go to the Disney store where all of the employees raved about my Ariel outfit. Later that night we met up with my cousin Samantha, and the rest of my family for dinner and then Rachael stayed overnight and I made her watch an episode of The IT Crowd which is my favorite sitcom ever created.
Monday I wore my new My Little Pony dress by Iron Fist Clothing. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I also put out my Harley Quinn pop figure on my desk so she’ll be next to me while I write, and I read the first volume of Attack on Titan, which was really engaging. I’m definitely going to pick up volume 2 the next time I find myself in a bookstore, which is usually pretty often.
Tuesday was an eventful day because it marked the finale of Fangasm! Syfy played a two hour special of our final two episodes, which showed us LARPing in a park and visiting the Batcave from the 1966 television series, as well as final episode which showcased the launch party we had been working towards planning throughout our internship. I also received my copy of Jetpack Unicorn in the mail which is a game that I supported on Kickstarter created by my friend and pen pal Kristina.
I don’t have any photos from Wednesday, but I can tell you that I spent my night reading Pretty Deadly #1, a new series released by Image Comics, and Young Avengers #11 which I had been dying to read ever since Bleeding Cool posted a spoilery photo of Tom Hiddleston holding up a certain page from the issue.
When I came home on Thursday I was so excited to find a copy of Kiri Callaghan’s new book, Alys, which she had sent to me to read during my 5 and a half hour flight to LA next week. The book is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and I was so intrigued by the plot summary that I couldn’t wait to start reading. I’m currently about halfway through the book, and I absolutely love it. If you’re a fan of Lewis Carroll, I definitely suggest picking up a copy! I also reviewed these delicious Zombie chocolate bars for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink. They’re zombie green bars with crispies inside and they even say Bite Me on them.
Friday was a ton of fun! After work I headed to Bryant Park where I was ecstatic to find that they’re already setting up the holiday shops and ice skating rink! It was an usually cold night, but I sat outside and finished reading the 5th volume of Sailor Moon. Afterwards, I met my friend Leonard at Kinokuniya, which is a manga bookstore in NYC, and I bought the second volume of Attack on Titan, and the second volume of NANA. From there we rushed to eat our dinner at the Brooklyn Dinner so we would be on time to see Matilda on broadway. Matilda was one of my favorite books as a kid, so I was particularly excited to see the show. The set design was beautiful! The theater was decorated with enormous sized versions of Scrabble letters, and the scenes of Matilda in the library surrounded by books were some of my favorites. I was so impressed with all of the talented children in the play, who are far more coordinated than I’ll ever be. After the play we went to the Disney store, where I got a Frozen mug. I keep wanting to buy everything with Elsa on it, but I’m trying to control myself until I actually see the film, even though I already know that I’m going to love it! Then we went to Jamba Juice and drank pumpkin smoothies before calling it a night.
I ended my week with the long awaited next installment of our monthly Geek Girl Blogger Brunch. We had a lot of ladies who were unable to attend this time, but even with our reduced number (me, Cassie, Melissa, and Yissel), we had so much fun! The theme was Harry Potter, and the majority of us were donning Hogwarts house scarves. The hostess asked if we were in a fraternity (which is especially confusing since women are in sororities, and not fraternities), but we were definitely our waiters favorite table of the day. He greeted us by asking if we were planning on playing Quidditch later that day, and he used my replica of Luna Lovegood’s wand to cast the levitation spell Hermione corrects Ron’s pronunciation of in the first film. He was also very confused by Cassie’s pygmy puff, Spartacus. We started our brunch by toasting to Melissa who just landed a book deal with Random House! Her first book is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2015 and we’re all extremely proud of her! After brunch we headed to a wiccan store where we played with cats. Then it was off to The Strand (where I purchased 4 books for only $20!). Then we went to the next closest bookstore, Barnes & Noble in Union Square, where Cassie and I shared pumpkin cheesecake. We decided that we couldn’t end our brunch without grabbing dinner, so we also hit Heartland Brewery and I finally tried their pumpkin & sage ravioli which is incredibly decadent. So overall, it was a fantastic week!
This will probably be one of my most favorite weekly recap posts I ever write. Things around here have been pretty hectic because this was the week that Fangasm finally premiered on Syfy! It all started on Friday night when Midtown Comics held a special preview screening of the show and I was scheduled to do a Q&A session afterwards with the audience. Last minute (with the help of Regina), I was able to convince Sal to come down to NYC and join in the fun. When I got to Midtown, I nearly fainted because Molly surprised me and flew all the way across the country to attend the event and spend the weekend with me! So many of my friends and a ton of people I didn’t know showed up to support me and it instilled all the feels. Someone posted a video of the Q&A online, so if you weren’t able to make it you can still check it out here! After the screening we all went out for drinks, and all I’ll say about that is that it was quite possibly the best night ever :-)
The next night, Molly and I’s friend Leonard took us out to a play in NYC’s meatpacking district called Sleep No More. The play was fantastic! It was based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth and it takes place in the McKittrick Hotel. Sleep No More is interactive and it allows the audience to explore the rooms in all four stories of the hotel for themselves as well as follow the actors throughout the different floors to witness the scenes that take place within each room. Immediately upon entering you’re given a playing card and walk upstairs to a bar room that is straight out of a different time period. You’re greeted by absinthe shots and women in ball gowns who address you with archaic terms of endearment. Once your playing card is called, you enter an elevator and you’re given a mask to wear at all times. You’re also informed that you’re no longer allowed to speak. For a full review of the play, I suggest reading this one from the New York Times.
Then on Sunday I attended my best friend Amanda’s engagement party. We’ve been friends since first grade so it’s so crazy to think that she’ll soon be getting married. I’m also lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids! It was so much fun to catch up with Amanda’s adorable family that I hadn’t seen recently, as well as all of my high school friends. In the photo below, Amanda is the stunningly angelic girl standing in the middle.
Monday was a quite day, thank goodness, because Tuesday was the big day! As soon as I got home on Tuesday I had a catch up phone conversation with Kristin Fowler, and then I settled in to watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson is back and the episode was chock full of classic Joss Whedon one liners so I spent a good hour jumping up and down in my room and shrieking to myself out of pure glee. And then it was time! The moment I had been waiting for, for probably close to two and half years. Fangasm debuted on Syfy and the flood gates of social media exploded. I was barely able to watch one second the episode because I was trying to keep up with all of your wonderful tweets! It seems like we’ve been getting an overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who watched with the exception of a few internet haters, but that was bound to happen! I couldn’t believe the amount of people who were asking about my Dalek dress, so I decided to write a blog post about my outfits from the first episode. I’m going to continue with my “The Fashion of Fangasm” posts throughout the rest of the season as well. It was truly amazing to watch a few days of my summer rolled up into one exciting 45 minute recap. I couldn’t be happier with the finished result and I wish my fellow cast mates had been with me to relive those wonderful moments!
Wednesday was exciting for two reason 1) it was my one year friendiversary with my best friend Melissa, and 2) I’m about to go into detail about this one. Before I had even left for filming, I had told all of my closest friends and family that my new goal in life is to be made fun of on Joel McHale’s show, The Soup. So Wednesday night, around 2am when I should’ve been sleeping, I checked twitter and saw that my Comikaze boss Regina tweeted about Fangasm being on The Soup… then I came very close to crying tears of joy! You can watch that clip here. I tweeted about my excitement and then The Soup responded and I thought I was going to die. As I’m sure you can imagine, there was only about a half an hour of sleep to be had that night.
Then on Thursday (see, I told you this was an action packed week), I met my friend Lisa and we attended Peter and the Starcatcher. Both of us had read and loved all of the books which are based on Peter Pan and give all of the characters a fascinating origin story. I wrote a full review of the first book in the trilogy here. We grabbed a margarita and chips with guacamole and caught up on life stuff before heading to the theater for the show. The play took a ton of liberties from the book, but it was so well done that the changes didn’t matter. They did and excellent job of utilizing props and it was choreographed to make the audience feel like the characters on stage were actually traveling to Mollusk island in a pirate ship.
I hope all of your weeks were equally wonderful! I’m so exhausted from all the excitement that I’m spending this day writing for my blog, catching up on Adventure Time, reading more of The Unwitten, and enjoying a pumpkin spice latte. What’ve you been up to?
Last year when I participated in the BlackMilk photoshoot and meet-up in NYC, JL and Cam made a little announcement about obtaining a Warner Brothers license and I have been looking forward to their Harry Potter collection ever since. Albeit, almost exactly one year later, my nylon Harry Potter dreams are coming true. I couldn’t be happier if a had kitten named Crookshanks to keep my company during the release. Being a Ravenclaw, I was originally worried that the collection would mostly contain pieces allowing wearers to display their Gryffindor and Slytherin house pride, but fortunately BlackMilk has covered all four houses! I’ve been saving up for the release for quite some time since I want to ensure that my Harry Potter wardrobe quota is met.
When BlackMilk released their Lord of the Rings and Hobbit collection, some of my best bi-coastal friends and I met up via Google+ hangout for a Tolkien themed shopping date. We decided to do the same thing for this release, which luckily is earlier than last time. Instead of wine, I’ll be preparing a frosty mug of frozen Butterbeer to consume during our magical shopping spree. I may even don my Ravenclaw dress robes. Below are some of the pieces I’m trying to choose between. Chances are I’ll end up buying most of the items I’ve posted. Too bad I can’t use my Luna Lovegood wand replica to cast a spell that would replenish my bank account. Also unfortunate, my bank account isn’t full of gold and my account isn’t at Gringotts. Nor are my bank tellers Goblins. You can see the full collection on the BlackMilk Pinterest page, but here are my top picks!
This past weekend was arguably one of the best weekends ever. My best friend, Melissa, came over Friday afternoon, and we ended up having so much fun that she didn’t leave until Sunday evening! Anytime Mel comes to visit me, we always end up shopping at Barnes and Noble, Hot Topic, the comic book store, and several other locations, but this time, we were shopping with a purpose. We decided it would be fun to customize some vinyl toys so in addition to all of the books, clothes, and collectibles we usually purchase, we were also in the market for art supplies.
We spent about 13 hours painting toys while we watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I & II, Terminator 2, and Robocop. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies led to us ordering a pizza (obviously). There is probably no food in the world that’s better than a New York pizza with extra cheese.
But back to toys! Melissa and I basically made our toy dreams into a reality this weekend. We’re both really into pastel colors, and if it were up to us, there would be a lot more pink in the world. So we took that dream and applied it (almost literally!) to our new collectibles. I’m so thrilled to be the proud owner of a rainbow Robocop army, a pink Batman with a gold sparkly belt, Tinker Bell’s twin sister who prefers pink, a glittery Silver Surfer, and the sparkliest Spider-Man bank you will ever lay eyes on.
My absolute favorite toys that Melissa customized are her lime green Terminator figure, and her pink Hulk. If I saw either of them on a shelf at a store or convention, I would totally purchase them immediately!
Here’s a photo of what all of our toys looked like before…
…. and after!