For the first time since 2001, I will be attending San Diego Comic con and I AM SO EXCITED. It will also be my first time cosplaying WHICH IM ALSO SO EXCITED ABOUT. I plan on posting a bunch of stuff once I get back, so stay tuned. YAYYYYYYYY!
I can honestly say, with 100% certainty, not a day goes by that I don’t think about this blog and the friends I’ve made while running it. I have missed it so much! However, while I am not quite ready to come back completely, I did want to share a little bit about what I’ve been going through, and why it’s been so quiet. I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not to post about it, but I think if someone else out there has a similar struggle, then maybe hearing they aren’t alone might help.
Over the past four months, it’s been pretty quiet and sporadic over here. I really do apologize for that. I’ve been trying to get my life and other things under control, and lately, there hasn’t been time for the blog as well, as much as that hurts my heart. I don’t plan on leaving the blog permanently, but I am going to take an official hiatus while I get some things figured out. I might jump onto twitter and instagram from time to time, and might even put up a couple of posts here and there, but I won’t be working off of my normal schedule for a little while longer. I’m so sorry! I promise I’ll be back as soon as I’m ready <3
As promised, here is the cosplay roundup from Wondercon 2016. There were some absolutely incredible cosplayers and a GORGEOUS room to photograph them in (so. much. light.). The photos are all more candid than usual though, and this is why (from my previous post):
Actually, let me just touch on this lens real quick, because it will really set the stage for the photos you are about to see. This lens is an 85mm telephoto lens with NO zoom. What this means is that while it takes LOVELY photos (see everything so far), I have to stand what feels like 1 mile away from the subject I am photographing in order to get them in the frame. Asking for a photo and then getting one without someone walking in front of me was as likely to happen as it was to see a pack of cosplaying dogs. So, all of my photos are creepy candid sniper-esque photos. I could have switched lenses and had a little more range with my photos, but that lens sucks in comparison, so I just sucked it up and decided to do a more candid photo journal this time around 😉
As always, if you see your photo and don’t wish it to be posted, please let me know and I will remove it right away. Also, if you see yourself or see someone you know, PLEASSEEE let me know so I can properly credit you/them. I’m about to spend the day creeping on instagram trying to ID as many of these as I can, so any help is much appreciated
Now, without further ado, enjoy these incredible talented cosplayers:
And so “con season” begins.
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I have to be honest. Sometimes DIY posts can be a struggle for me, so when I come up with an idea that is super simple like this one, I am OVER JOYED, letmetellyou.
This hair comb was inspired by the crystals Jedi and Sith use to make their lightsabers. This is something that is shown/discussed for sure in The Old Republic (both SWTOR and SW:KOTOR) and also in Clone Wars. There might be other places it’s shown, but these are the ones I could source for sure.
Image from my instagram
So, life has been happening (as life tends to do), and since I have been a bit quiet here on the blog lately, I thought I would take a second to talk about what’s been going on.
I know I’ve been apologizing a lot lately for the lack of posts. This is something I desperately want to improve on. Since the new year, I feel like it’s become more difficult to pump out quality custom content because it feels like all of time has been evaporating in front of me. I do have a couple of posts in the old back pocket that are just waiting to be edited and posted, so don’t you worry!
As for what I’m doing over the next few months? Well, where do I even begin…
I know I am apologizing on my posts a lot lately, but Im about to do it again. This look was intended to go up in time for Valentine’s Day, but life got a little crazy and I might have overshot that deadline just a bit.
Anywhoo, better late than never I always say. This might be one of the COOLEST tutorials Sofi has put together yet. Inspired by Princess Peach, you have plenty of time to practice before rocking it at Comic Con
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Hey everyone! I’m going to apologize for the silence over here. I have been trying really hard to get some content out to you, and I’m hoping that I will be a bit more consistent moving forward.
Now, next up is another Press Pause recipe: The Breakfast Scramble. I know I’m (still) playing a LOT of Witcher 3, so cooking complicated meals is really low on my list. I’ve had this particular meal a couple of times recently and it’s easily one of my favorites. Right out of my papa’s recipe book (and my papa was the greatest person who ever lived, soo…. it’s good).
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It’s February and I am back on track with the Hogwarts Faculty themed drinks. Next up on the list is one of the most delicious drinks I’ve made in my opinion. The Albus Dumbledore. This drink was largely inspired by this quote from the headmaster:
Would you care for a lemon drop?”
“A lemon drop. They’re a kind of Muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.
— Albus Dumbledore to Minerva McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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