These are some photos that I took (and edited) last fall but I still hadn’t posted for some reason unbeknownst to me (actually now that I’m thinking of it, I took these photos the day of Melissa’s going away party when she moved back to Texas T.T). Since my second tpb of Spider-Gwen arrived yesterday I thought I would get on releasing these<3 I think everyone knows that Spider-Gwen is essentially my comic dream come true (thanks again Dan!) so I’ve purchased just about every Spider-Gwen article of clothing that WeLoveFine has had to offer. Even more exciting is that completely out of nowhere, my friend Eric asked for my address because he had a surprise for me… custom painted Spider-Gwen converse sneakers!!!! I was DYING when he sent me photos of them and I couldn’t believe how lucky I was that he thought of me! Each side of the shoes has a different design and I love them so much! To be honest, I’m super scared to wear them unless it’s a REALLY special occasion because I would be DEVASTATED if anything were to happen to them! I love that Eric even went so far as to customize the box! I decided to put together this everyday outfit complete with a Gwen Stacy headband and show off my best web hands. In other news, today is my first official day off for my wedding! I have some last minute appointments today and some crafting stuff to take care of and then I’ll be rewarding myself with a hot cup of tea while I savor every page of DC Rebirth!
Outfit Details: Cardigan (WeLoveFine) | Jeans (Siwy)
Shoes (Converse – Custom made for me by SonsOfGeekery – Thanks so much!!)
I’ve always been a collector of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo statues but I always stuck with DC styles and hadn’t ventured into Marvel (with the exception of Scarlet Witch) but all of that is about to change. My favorite non-hero comic book character, Gwen Stacy, was reimagined last year and given an alter-ego of her own. Spider-Gwen was born out of the Spider-Verse storyline and my heart still melts every time I see her swinging through the pages of her very own ongoing title. Now Kotobukiya is immortalizing her in statue form as part of their Bishoujo line. Spider-Gwen is almost 9 inches tall and she comes with two head scultps so you can display her with or without her cowl. Spider-Gwen will be released in October of 2016 and she can be preordered on Entertainment Earth for $74.99.
We did this topic last year for 5 Fandom Friday as well but it’s such a fun one to include because people are always discovering new characters and fandoms so everyone on your list from last year might not make it this year. This year I decided to shake things up and post 5 couple’s costumes that I want to dress up as with Andrew at some point in the future. We don’t have anything big planned for this Halloween (besides the aforementioned pie-baking, Halloween-candy-eating and scary-movie-watching) so Andrew and I will be saving our costumes for Kelly & Erika’s annual after-Halloween Halloween party. I’m not going to reveal our plan just yet but here are some characters I want us to dress up as in the future!
1) Bilbo & Gandalf – Andrew already has the height going for him to be Gandalf and since Gandalf is my favorite character I would love to see Andrew dressed up as him. Also, being Bilbo will give me an excuse to eat a million meals in a day and walk around barefoot.
2) Rapunzel & Flynn – This is one of my favorite Disney films and Rapunzel and Flynn are the characters in the Disney World that most closely resemble us. We have something planned involving Tangled but I’m not allowed to say what it is just yet :-)
3) Jack & Sally – I toyed with the idea of dressing as these characters this year but we ultimately went with something else. I would rather save a classic like Jack and Sally for when we have something huge planned!
4) Harry Potter & Luna Lovegood – I can’t think of any reason why I wouldn’t want to do a couples Harry Potter cosplay. Luna is my favorite character and I chose Harry for Andrew since he’s so easily identifiable but I would be open to letting him choose a different character.
5) Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen – We actually have each other listed in our phones as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. I love both of these characters and now that Gwen is webslinging in an alt universe I think it would be incredible to pair her up with Spidey in our universe.
Last weekend I sustained a neck injury which I am henceforth referring to as book neck. Everyone I’ve told about it unanimously agrees that I should come up with another story. I was traveling on the subway and carrying too many bags which forced me to hold my book arms-length from my face at a downward angle. When I woke up on Sunday, I couldn’t move my neck. I was Batman-ing to talk to people the entire day. On the brightside, I was able to film 5 BookTube videos before my ailment and I discovered that if I drink a glass of wine my neck feels much better. (This also led to me forgetting that I ordered a Funko Smaug and being really excited when I received an email about it having shipped!) Oh! I also got to wear my new unicorn shoes because it was finally warm enough!
I’ve been re-reading my true book love, Harry Potter, and it’s made morning and evening commutes so much fun<3 There are so many extra details that I’m picking up now that I’m an adult and I get these intense pangs of emotion when certain characters appear. Some of my random thoughts have been 1) Hermione is such an amazing character and Harry and Ron are so lucky they ended up being friends, 2) the majority of the most meaningful quotes in the first book are said by Dumbledore and 3) why isn’t real life like Hogwarts?
My subconscious is truly ready for the Daredevil premiere on April 10th. Last night I had a dream that I was in a desolate subway station in NYC when I became cornered by the Kingpin. He was walking towards me and I had no idea what I was going to do when all of a sudden, across the platform, I see that bright red costume and billy club I love so much appear seemingly out of nowhere. Instead of keeping my cool in front of the Kingpin, I couldn’t help but exclaim “YES!” completely blowing up Daredevil’s spot. Luckily, he kicked the Fisk’s butt anyway :-)
Andrew and I went to Sugar & Plumm for brunch (I wrote about how fantastic this restaurant is last week!) and after eating too many sweets, we took a stroll through Central Park. We visited the Bethesda fountain, saw some mallard ducks swimming in the only area of the water that wasn’t completely frozen, and we exited near the John Lennon Imagine area. It was really lovely. We’ve also been utilizing Andrew’s Wii U which has been a blast. I was incredibly excited for Mario Party 10 because Mario Party is probably my favorite N64 game, but I was sadly disappointed when we realized the game format changed and you barely get to play any mini-games… which is the whole point! So we switched back to Super Smash Bros. and we’ve unlocked all the characters! My favorite characters to play as are Rosalina and Bowser. Oh, and we’ve totally been marathoning The Mindy Project. I’m not too into the plot but it’s such a strange show and I love so many of the characters. Danny is my favorite but I also love Mindy and Morgan. Plus, Mindy’s clothes are super cute! And lastly, I read an awesome graphic novel about MMORPG’s!
My second THINKAboutTheINK video is dedicated to a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I listed the characters I count as the most fashionable females in comics. Who are your top 5?
Since the day my press pass for NYCC arrived, I began scouring the official website to see which artists and exhibitors I couldn’t leave the convention without seeing. To say that my enthusiasm level was anything less than the max when I came across Babs Tarr’s name, would be a gross understatement. I’ve been following Babs art for ages before she was announced as the new artist on Batgirl but we have never been at the same convention and her Etsy shop is (sadly) forever closed. I knew Babs’ table would be the one where I spent the majority of my convention budget and I couldn’t wait to hand over my credit card.
As soon as we got to NYCC on Thursday, Andrew and I went to straight to Artist Alley and I basically beelined for Babs’ table. Unfortunately she was busy speaking on a panel so I decided to wait until she was there to take the plunge. After visiting other artist friends and hanging at their tables which just so happened to be in close proximity to Babs’, she returned. I may have even gotten a text message from Jen simply stating “the eagle has landed.”
I rushed back and excitedly pointed at all of the things I needed! Babs was SO nice and I told her about how I had wanted her Harley and Ivy heart print forever but since her Etsy is always closed I’ve yet to acquire it which is when she explained that she hates shipping things. Totally understandable! Anyway, I ended up with 5 pieces in total and I’m so happy I picked them up when I did. As the con went on her selection dwindled because obviously. I just love the way Babs draws female heroes and villains and my favorite print I picked up from her was a Spider-Gwen.
I think part of the reason I’m so attracted to Babs Tarr’s art is because she pays such close attention to fashion. I would wear the majority of the clothing the women she illustrates are depicted in. I’m really really hoping that Babs will design a poster for The Mary Janes since she already took the time to draw Spider-Gwen. Anyway, the below prints were a portion of my NYCC art haul:
In case you also really love Babs’ work, here are the links to her Etsy store and her deviantart page:
DeviantArt – http://babsdraws.deviantart.com/