Halloween 2013 recap

In case following my cosplay delusions got you wondering what I picked for my actual costume, here it is! Presenting a few grainy, badly-lit selfies of me as Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo.

That’s Pinky’s crate behind me.

This costume is entirely made of pieces that I’ve owned for years. Except the socks. They were hard to find. They are soft and fuzzy, and I will enjoy them this winter.

Side view. My “concentrating on taking the picture” face is weird.

The hardest part was getting my hair Velma-shaped. A quick blowout turns it into Lana Parilla. I’m pleased with how it turned out.

I’m quite pleased with how my eye makeup turned out as well.

All pictures were originally posted at my Tumblr.

Hope you all had a great Halloween!

Halloween Cosplay Countdown 3

This costume is the one I most seriously considered this year before I decided on one that better suited my budget, energy level, and actual Halloween plans. Behold, the last of my cosplay delusions:

Princess Bubblegum cosplay
“Sweet Sugar Sashay”

Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time. The enviable costume featured here is actually being modeled by deviantART user BiZria. Click the picture for more details on her costume. If you are unfamiliar with Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum, the scientist who rules the Candy Kingdom in the Land of Ooo, click the picture below to see PB’s page on the Adventure Time wiki.

Princess Bubblegum. Image via Adventure Time wiki

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Cosplay Countdown 2

I’d had something else in mind for this post, but thanks to last night’s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, I no longer remember what it was. I have no idea what the writers or the rest of the fandom are calling this costume, so I shall call it Adventurer Alice.

Alice with the Knave of Hearts. Image via Wetpaint

This has got to be the image of tomboy femme. I don’t think I’ve seen an Action Girl costume this femmy outside of anime. I cannot think of a combination more fun to wear than lavender lace, amethyst leather, and a sword. And boots. Can’t forget the boots. It’s probably a good thing I don’t have the means to reproduce this costume, because it would find its way into my everyday wardrobe way more than it should.

Cosplay Countdown to My Imaginary Halloween

For this and the next two weeks, Frivolity Friday will feature the fabulous costumery that I’m sure some version of me somewhere in the multiverse is planning to wear for Halloween. This week:

Steampunk Batgirl
La mode illustrée, Journal de la famille,1887. Image via bits&bites

Steampunk Batgirl! Or Batwoman. Or some OC fanfic ancestress in the Wayne family tree who got the whole Batperson thing started and whose records and inventions would someday be discovered by Bruce and become the foundation of his work. Yes. I like that one. The whole thing would be black, except for the shoes and overskirt, which would be yellow. And it would be awesome.

A picture of my dog #FrivolityFriday

She's very fancy.
Pinky Tuscadero. Awesome photo by me.

You’ve heard tell of her in my bio; now meet the one, the only, Pinky Tuscadero! Actually, she’s not the one and only if you count the Happy Days character I named her for.

That's how he fell in with the leader of the pack.
The original Pinky, breaker of The Fonz’s heart, on her pink morotcycle

Contrary to popular belief, her name didn’t come from Pinky and the Brain

Who is the genius and who is insane?
Pinky and the Brain. Image via Wikipedia.

or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Bubbles...has the joy and laughter...
Pinkamina Diane Pie. Image via My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Wiki.


My Pinky Pie predates the latter show by quite a few years (and her name is spelled with a Y). But it’s an easy mistake, since this song could’ve been written for her:

Happy Friday from me and Pinky!