I imagined multiple ways of announcing my return to ASV after the summer hiatus, but found no excuse worthy of extrapolation. Perhaps you’d like to hear about how typing coherently is nigh impossible with a three-year-old yelping about dinosaurs in your ear, but I doubt it. Maybe you’d accept my apologies for writer’s block or for a slothful muse who hitchhiked to Buenos Aires instead of staying ever faithful by my side.
No? That’s all right. Because the truth is . . . well, you see, I . . . okay, so I made that promise about finishing Alphabet Cinema by April, right? Well, actually it was an Unbreakable Vow, so consequently I lost my magic and thus spent months in the desert seeking a shaman to grant me a deal with four foul demons in order to reinstate my powers. The fact that I’m back here now, submitting a horribly belated Tuesday Threads post can only lead you to one conclusion. Obviously.
It looks like a blank wall until someone touches it. Then it lights up a fluorescent blue and swings open to reveal a basement movie room. My dearest brother Brian, I hear your basement is still unfinished . . . soooo, what do you think?
Thanks to NerdySoap, we can now game in the bathtub without fear of electrocution or irreparable water damage to our devices. All one needs is a vivid imagination. And possibly skin that doesn’t wrinkle. And a heated bathtub.
My point is . . . is that these are pretty cool, ok? Handmade and customizable for colour and scent (yes, NerdySoap is from the UK). Plus, there’s plenty of other designs, including game cartridges, Lego people, and a Death Star.
Occasionally, I run across a picture I believe to be Photoshop’d. There’s a double-take that occurs with a sound like a whip-snap (or a neck-crack) and suddenly my eyes are wide, my jaw dropped, and something quite like disgustenvyawe boils in my chest. (You know the feeling.)
. . .give it to Goodwill (if you value the position of your head atop your shoulders in any way).
I switched out one of my planned spotlights since the next season of GoT has begun. Hopefully, no one’s too tired of my many shoes/heels post. (I rarely wear them, truly, but I can’t deny they’re nice to ogle. Must be some genetic trait I can’t shake.) Continue reading DIY for the Nerd: The Iron Shoe→
Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass. KorbenDallas: Yeah. Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass. KorbenDallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it’s a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife. Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass. KorbenDallas: We’re newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen… Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass. Korben Dallas: Yes, she knows it’s a multipass. Anyway, we’re in love.
These are embellished versions of the Multipass Universal Card Holder for sale on shapeways.com. For $15.00, plus a short trip to the arts and crafts, I’m definitely not against it. However, if a 3-D printer suddenly appears in the wild (and I catch it with my Master Ball), I may not need this design by Monster_Caesar_Studios. Hmmm.
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!
Got $220.00 to spend? Want the hottest heels around? Here ya go, courtesy of Hourglass Footwear.
Yes, I know I kinda piggy-backed off of my last DIY for the Nerd with all those painted shoes. I discovered these at the same time I found the others, and I dunno if these quality as nerdy, but . . . yep, no excuse.
Today, I am stoked to present to you ASV-ers the best Misty (from Pokemon–do I even have to cite this?) cosplay I have ever seen.
Meet Zeek, an Australian cosplayer with some serious physique. Self-described as “Lifter of People and Objects,” Zeek brings to life a side of Misty that usually only presents as that one angry bulging vein on her temple. He does it so well, in fact, that Deerstalker Pictures, a Sydney-based film company, recruited him for a little skit they made. Continue reading BeCos Cosplay→