German college student Abyssinier (Aby) has been a female cosplayer and propmaker since 2004, and I first saw her as a rather convincing (though obviously more effeminate) King Thranduil, from The Hobbit.
She also made costumes for Sephiroth (Final Fantasy), Loki (Thor), Ymir (Attack on Titan), and many others. See her gallery either on Deviantart or Facebook. I’d recommend the latter, however, since it features more recent work, including tutorials, thermoplastic casting, molds, and her articles for German cosplay magazine Cohaku (English editions in the works!)Continue reading BeCos Cosplay: Abyssinier→
Rnd 24: sc 4, 2 in next (inc), repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 25 – 30: sc 1 in each (30)
Rnd 31: sc 23, ch 2, skip 7 (23, 2 chs)
Rnd 32: sc 1 in each including chs (25)
Rnd 33 – 34: sc 1 in each (25)
Rnd 35: sc 11, sl.st 6, sc 8 (25)
Rnd 36: sc 9, sl.st 8, sc 8 (25)
Rnd 37: sc 10, sl.st 9, sc 6 (25)
Rnd 38: sc 1 in each (25)
Rnd 39: sc 4, sl.st 29 in back stitches (33)
Then congratulations, you know how to crochet! (And I bow to you. All the times I tried to learn, I kept making a circle instead of a square.) So what is it you’re making with those instructions up there? Why, what else? Iron Man gloves!
Wear green today or people start eyeing the fatty part of your arms with the malicious intent of pinching it until it bruises. (Yea, little Christine did not enjoy that one day in elementary school, okay?)
Instead of pinching, however, or copious amounts of alcohol, I’m just gonna post something a bit more frivolous for St. Paddy’s holiday. I present: Nine Characters in Nerd-dom That Are Decidedly Green. (Note: I TRIED ranking them; it DIDN’T work. I’m too indecisive; don’t judge me!!!) Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day and the Color Green→
I want him to hate it. I want him to hate every minute of it for my own amusement. –Ricky Gervais
I was skeptical, at first, how free worldwide travel could possible be. Sounded like a prank. Sounded like my bucket list come true.
But Karl Pilkington is so decidedly and conspicuously British, he makes An Idiot Abroad(2010–ongoing) entertaining! While most avid travelers (like co-host Stephen Merchant) would view the adventures as chances to embrace different cultures, Karl, so set in his creature comforts, cannot help but complain his ass off. (Granted, he does make many good points sometimes.)
Did you ever buy a really cheap rental copy of a movie from a dying Blockbuster before one of its branches went caput? Yep, I did that quite a lot; it was oddly satisfying. Problem is, I haven’t finished watching them all yet . . . so let’s begin with:
Hereafter (2010). From the DVD cover, looks like a paranormal action tale with Matt Damon. Uh, nope. Remove one of those adjectives. Despite Damon’s face, Hereafter boasts very little running and jumping (after the first twenty minutes or so). In fact, it isn’t all about Damon’s character either, even though his paranormal ability does play as a fulcrum to the plot. The story is split into three sections of a braid. Continue reading Alphabet Cinema: “H” is for “Hereafter”→
My brother wanted me to review Gone Girl (2014) for “G” but it hadn’t been on my Alphabet Cinema list when I first made it. (I’m still surprised he didn’t write a review first.) I’d had this film on my Redbox watch list though, and wanted to watch Oscar-nominated Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, Jack Reacher) in action.
So, because of her stellar skill and the movie’s success in general, I’m adding this blurp about Gone Girl, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn of the same title.
Watch it. (Maybe not with your significant other, if you’re having tiffs.)