More YouTube magic, plus an awesome C2E2 recap

Greeting magical internet people! I hope all is amazing in your world! I’ve been busy lately – running the IGGPPC takes up so much of my time. I made a couple more YouTube videos for the Geek Girl Pen Pals on YouTube!

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I also posted a recap of our epic time at C2E2! There I cosplayed as a steampunk Snow White and a renaissance Sailor Moon. Mash ups are the best.

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Check out my recap post here!

Thanks for seeing what I’m up to. Let me know what you’ve been up to in a comment <3

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Character’s I Would Name My Kids After

It’s 5 Fandom Friday again! Always fun, and never in order. The post I’m going with today is “Character’s I would name my kids after.” I’m tackling this in a way that represents characters I like, but mostly names I like. I absolutely adore these 5 names!

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Art by elphielein

1. Violet (American Horror Story)

Violet is a beautiful and earthy name – it is a flower after all! And Violet the character is so like a violet, delicate and fragile. This sweet girl has typical teenage problems – you know, going through the emotional anguish of trying to fit in among peers, falling in love with a ghost, and eventually becoming the ghost she was so terrified of. Tale as old as time among teens. And I know there’s a bit of angsty teen in all kids, for sure. Even us adults :3

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Art by Dreamsparkle

2. Edmund (Chronicles of Narnia)

This is such a great name. It’s so unique and old school… it strikes me as sort of Victorian and romantic. I’ve never met anyone with this name. Edmund as a character is of course, a Judas type character who succumbs to the temptation of the glory the White Witch promises him. We all mess up, and let our ego get in the way, but he is ultimately redeemed. And kids all make mistakes, right? And all for something as simple as Turkish Delight.

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Art by Carolina-Eade

3. Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)

What a name. Any Elven name can really be a #3 for me… Elvish is an elegant and gorgeous language in itself. Galadriel is a really epic character as well – she’s a beautiful, wise, and powerful rule in the Elven lands. I love to imagine my kids will loves elves, faeries, and all sorts of magical forest folk as I do.

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Art by marymacabre

4. Vincent (Tim Burton)

Oh Vincent. A refined and gothic name (I seem to love names that start with V), Vincent was a 7-year old kid with a creepy agenda. Instead of doing normal 7-year old things, he spent his days fantasizing about being horror movie icon, Vincent Price. He’s a role model to the goth kid in us all. I totally foresee my kids having all the spooky tendencies I do.

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Art by yourpsychotherapist

5. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

While this is not my favorite Disney princess (Snow White is my favorite, but Snow is just too weird of a name), I absolutely love the name Aurora. It conjures up colorful images of the aurora borealis, or beautiful roses. While I don’t love that Aurora is pretty much the victim of everything throughout the story (poor thing), she’s an innocent and sweet princess, none-the-less. Just as my kids will be. Well, until they hit those awful teen years. 😛


Post a comment to let me know what character’s you’d name your kids after!

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My adventures in Everyday Cosplay and Disneybounding

My love of cosplay runs pretty deep. But the cost and time I would have to spend to cosplay as often as I want too is just too much of a demand – so I figured I’d try something a little more attainable. For 2015, I made a bold resolution. I would Disneybound or Everyday Cosplay as often as possible. So far, the project has been a success! I’ve Stewiebounded a lot! Here are the 5 I’ve done so far.

1. Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
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2. Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid
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3. The TARDIS from Doctor Who
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4. Dumbo from Disney’s Dumbo
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5. Lil from the Rugrats
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Stay tuned for part 2, as my 2015 continues to be chocked full of fun costumes, fandoms, nerd inspired outfits, and a general love of all things geeky.

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Favorite Fandom Accessories I Own

This week’s edition of 5 Fandom Friday celebrates Fandom Accessories. Accessories are the little things in our life that make it easy to incorporate our love of our fandoms fully into our world. Every where you look – in your kitchen, on your desk, in your jewelry box – the joy is everywhere! I had a hard time choosing just 5 (well, I picked 6 actually) but these are the 5 accessories I chose!

1. Tina Ring from Nerd Burger


Cazz of Nerd Burger is just one of the very best – she’s an awesome girl from Australia who makes fantastic geeky jewelry! She was kind enough to send me a Tina ring, which of course, is awesome. Bob’s Burgers is one of my all-time favorite cartoons, and Mark and I even got tickets to go see Bob’s Burgers live in March! Thanks Cazz <3

2. Barbie Shoe Necklace

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I adore this Barbie Shoe necklace from Pixier and Pixier! It’s so fun, whimsical, and just a little creepy! I love the colors (of course), and the fact that it’s Barbie shoes. Weird and wonderful. Something Luna Lovegood would wear, for sure.

3. Wonder Woman Converse

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I am so glad my friend @thedesignergeek suggested that I get these amazing Wonder Woman converse, because I LOVE them – they’re a perfect compliment and geek chic accessory to so many outfits. I first wore them to the Geekie Awards when the IGGPPC was up for a Geekie! They’re comfy and the artwork on them is just gorgeous. Wonder Woman is such a badass!

4. Lilac Wand from Gipson Wands


I’m a Potterhead and magic lover through and through! Scott of Gipson Wands designs carefully crafted magical wands, complete with unicorn hair and phoenix feathers. (alight, maybe not those!) I have a wand in Lilac wood. A favorite of the forest nymphs, Lilac is sacred to the Greek Twins Gemini. It promotes love and romance <3 <3 <3 Swish, and flick!

5. Monsters Inc Disney Parks Official Mug

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Disney Parks Authentic gear is the best! It always reminds me of my trips to Disney World, and of course, you are only supposed to be able to get it in the parks! I bought this Mike Wazowski mug when Mark and I went on our first vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! It’s one of my absolute favorite memories – Mark and I had SO much fun! I drink coffee out of this adorable Disney mug every day at work. Disnerds, unite!

*BONUS* 6. IGGPPC embroidered pin by Sarah Synapse

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Of COURSE I love repping my Iggles! This fabulous hand embroidered pin by Sarah Synapse is just too cute! And it comes in a multitude of colors! You can get your own pin here!

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New Years Fandom Resolutions

It’s back, another awesome 5 Fandom Friday post! You can learn all about the origins of this great project here. The general goal of this fabulous experiment in blogging is to smash creative blocks, crash into other geek bloggers online, and have a bash with all the nerds out there, fangirling and fanboying over their respective fandoms. Here are my New Years Fandom Resolutions.

1. Sell Word To Your Unicorn stationery and sticker at a table at a convention.

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Source: chkimbrough at Kamicon
It would be amazing to be able to “do the con” without having to do the con, if you know what I mean. They are so exhausting! You have to walk the floor, fight the crowd, get exhausted, and have no where to rest. When you buy a table at a con, the con comes to you! You can see a parade of all the fabulous costumes, chit chat and socialize with people, and make money doing it! My dear friend and co-staffer at the IGGPPC, Sparkles, is a lucky and talented girl who does this very thing, and it would be a dream of mine to find out how she does it – maybe even share a table with her someday! Oh dreams… maybe someday the joy of geeky and kawaii stationery sold in real life can be real!
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Someday my little store, someday…

2. Grow the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club website to 30,000 registered members and reach 100,000 hits a month average site views.

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I have some specific number goals for the IGGPPC, and with the popularity of the club steadily increasing day by day, I think this goal is attainable. We hit a whopping 85,000 website hits in August during our Geekies Award fame, and I’m hoping for something equally as awesome to happen to us next year, if not even greater! The IGGPPC has also revamped its system a bit for 2015, and we have some exciting new features and projects in store for Iggles. You can read all about it in this blog post. PS: We’re hiring staff, so please, apply!

3. Everyday Cosplay/Disneybound every Friday.

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My friend and co-worker Daina and I have been talking about doing Disneybound Fridays at work for some time now. But I just keep forgetting, or things come up… but not this year! 2015 is going to be the year of the Everyday Cosplay and the Disneybound. I will be posting them every Friday under the #Stewiebounding – so stay tuned. You can expect Fluttershy, Rocket Raccoon, Captain America, Elsa, Anna, and so much more.

4. Take a trip to see Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and of course, Disney World.

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Source: PopSugar
I hope if I type this resolution out, that we will magically have loads of money to make this happen. They opened Diagon Alley in July, and I have been dying to go see it ever since! With an immensely immersive Hogwarts Express, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and even Celestina Warbeck with a live performance, I would sooner kiss a mandrake before I would miss it. And of course, my love of Disney knows no bounds. I would love to get back to EPCOT for the Food & Wine Festival and Halloween, 2 of my favorite times at Walt Disney World. And I would consider seeing what they have done on the grave of Maelstrom, not that I’m happy about it. #SaveMaelstrom

5. Attend a few Geek Girl Brunches, wherever I live.

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Source: The Crazy Bat Lady
Mark and I had planned to move to NYC in the spring, but now we just don’t know where we will end up. It’s between Philadelphia and NYC but all things depend on Mark getting a job. Once he gets an offer, we will probably take it – so the sky is the limit. But once we find our next home and settle in, I am planning on having some serious bonding time with my fellow Brunchettes in my local chapter of Geek Girl Brunch. Fancy drinks and fandoms? Count me in.


What do YOU plan to do in the new year? Leave a comment and let me know!

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