Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Halloween It's almost Thanksgiving!

Adventure Time

Halloween 2013 turned out to be a manic phase for me.  I became so obsessed with that damn Axe Bass that it was all i could think about.  I wanted it to be sooo humongous and ridiculously epic that i spent so much time in the garage and delicate shaping and painting and gluing until the fumes took over.  But this whole process did not happen over night.  Let me tell you.....i had been planning this get up since June.  I carefully researched red boots and found them surprisingly at Target.  Emily has worn the crap out of them and they are pretty much trashes.  Marceline would be proud.  The makeup used was Snazaroo in light grey and it was perfect.  So I actually did research on blogs, youtube etc finding and using all the tips and props that other people had used.  Doesn't she look beautiful??

Now Finn and Fionna were a bit more work with costumes than with props.  I got lucky and found Finn's sword at Spirit Halloween store for about 12 bucks and I snatched that baby up.  Fionna's sword came from the dollar sword and got a nice spray paint job to resemble her crystal gem sword.  I found it easier to actually sew the hats than to buy them.  that also applied to the back packs.  they were just for show and not really functional.  I searched Amazon for the perfect Fionna ensemble miraculously finding the shirt, skirt and socks.  She borrowed my shoes(can't believe my 10 year old could fit into a size 8.5 shoe!!)  Finn's outfit came straight out of the men's section at Target.  I love you Target.  
Now for Princess Bubble Gum there is alot of sewing involved.  I used this pattern and made the queen of hearts dress.  Let me tell you this is the most hideous dress style ever for a woman with a very full, large rack!  not flattering.  and then it is all gathered at the waist making you look about 500 pounds bigger than you really are!  I was able to find the wig at spirit halloween also opting to buy a cheap wig and not spend a ton of money on an amazing cosplay wig only cuz i had spent a fortune on the fabric and the the snazaroo face paint. 
 My Flame Princesses
The twins were the easiest to make.  I just ordered from etsy some of those crocheted tube tops and bought tulle to make these tutus.  and then made them wear an orange pumpkin shirt underneath.  they would let me get any more elaborate than that.  so they aren't the best example of the beautiful Flame Princess but good enough.  Atleast they are learning young about the cheap way to cosplay and the real way to cosplay!  They loved those tutus soo much it was ridiculous!
Now all of the tutorials and ideas I pinned onto my AT board

Our best Halloween Ever- so far..........Just wait for next year!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

check check a one two one two.....

So while i have been off the grid for quite awhile i have been busy with my finding myself while being a mommy.  needless to say i wish they never had homework.  why do teachers give homework that requires an adult?  i did my time.  it is there time now.  not mine.  i just make sure they do and it is correct.  boo.  hiss. i never want to do another project but i know there will be many more to come.   and school has only begun this year.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


1.Jeremy- Just took the Professional Engineer's exam.  i hope he passes.  it would help open the doors to other jobs/companies.  while we have gotten use to life here in almost snobby Glendora, CA  we would move in a heartbeat if it meant being able to buy a home in a nice area so our kids could grow up and stop waiting for the next move.  we would love to move out of the country too and see the world with all of our kids.

2.Sarah-Homegirl is in 5th grade.  how did this happen?  she hates reading, loves recess, stopped going to karate cuz why pay a butt load of cash for something she doesn't practice or love anymore??  She loves Adventure Time and playing Moshi Monsters!

3.Emily-My little 2nd grader is an artist!  This girls loves to draw.  She will spend hours drawing and she is super amazing too!  I am not just playing her up.  I can say when my kid sucks at something.  she sucks at controlling her emotions.  she is super emo!  we are working on that.  and i think she is too smart for 2 grade but i don't want to push her up to the next grade when she isn't ready maturity wise....

4.Jane and Kitty-  little sass mouths.  They literally run the show.  I almost hate going anywhere with them cuz they cause such a stir.  people loose their minds when identical twins show up.  I have had crazy people approach me talking all kinds of nonsense about having twins.  sometimes i scream "Twins??  Where is the third, i'm missing one!"  that really freaks people out.  then i start laughing and tell them i would kill myself if i had triplets.  they hate having strangers touch their hair too.  oh that gorgeous curly red hair.  They have dark eyes and lashes so they are day walkers as far as gingers go.  they won't burn as quickly. still no identifying marks on them so people have a hard time telling them apart!  Jane hates eating anything other than sausage and chocolate.  Kitty is a great eater but won't eat pudding and ice cream.  the consistency scares her.  also i believe that kitty is the evil twin.  she will tell you stop looking at her.  funny twinners!

5.Me-i can barely get up in the morning.  i hate mornings.  i hate making lunches but i love my kids most of the time.  I made some new friends from joanns since i hang out there once a week.  I love the sister missionaries in our ward and think of those days that seem so long ago about serving a mission in Russia.  i love Harajuku fashion and anything Kawaii.  I wish i had more time to sew and i wish i was better at it.  I spend more time outside with the kids walking and talking to neighbors.  Then I sit in the dark in my room at night watching Anime.  Miss Otaku over here!  i went to WonderCon and Anime Expo this year and had a blast running around like i was 20 again!

Of course lots have happened in the time that i have been away.  That is only natural.  But i hope that i can turn this thing around and post some nonsense to keep life light hearted and happy.  thar be days i want to swear like a pirate/sailor ( i am no stranger to those days *wink* but i am trying!)  I am looking forward to the holidays with Halloween to kick us off!  Be back soon!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Return of SuperMom-{Picture Overload!!!!!

So.....i feel like my hiatus has come to an end.  I want to revamp myself now that my twins are rapidly approaching 2 1/2 years of age.  Sarah is almost 10-thinks she is 21 with her snarky remarks and Emily is 7 with a blankie boy being dragged around the house and neighborhood.  I am constantly busy with all of them and at the same time days seem to drag on with the same routine repeated and very few alterations.  One of the biggest events was preparing for WonderCon 2013.  I had so much fun running around staring at everyone and all the things you could buy to proudly show off your nerd/geekiness.  I did buy  a super cute Chibi Loki print -artist was Val Hochberg(gotta check her stuff out, it was fantastic, also another super  duper amazing blow your mind artist was Jessica Grundy- i bought a small wooden block print of Lainey, then i bought a book called SkyBound by James Morris-an up and coming young author/musician.  His book is amazing and it is part one of a trilogy.  Gotta read it folks!  But I know you are all wanting to see some pics so here you go:

And now all i have to get ready for is Anime Con 2013 in July!  AAAAAHHHHHH!  I am so excited!!  i wanna either cosplay as Princess Bubblegum or Kaname Chidori.  Can't decide!