Who’s That Geek? It’s Anna Lee Mueller!

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Anna, aka Glitzy Geek Girl as Black Widow from the Avengers

Anna Lee Mueller, a geek girl blogger at Glitzy Geek Girl, is a true cosplay original. Cosplay is the kind of thing that takes practice and time to perfect, but from her very first cosplay, it is so painfully obvious that Anna is destined for Con greatness. Her character choices are original and perfectly crafted to work for her unique style. She crossplays and gender bends with the best of them. And she loves Disney as much the rest of the world should, so what’s not to love?

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Anna as Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fiona from Adventure Time

Anna has worn a dozen cosplays so far, but many of them aren’t your typical ‘cute girl’ cosplays. In addition to this terrifying Shredder, she has also crossplayed a fantastic Legolas from Lord of the Rings. Other cosplays on her list of unusual character choices include Fiona from Shrek, Jessie from Toy Story 2, and Jigsaw from the Saw movies. It’s such an odd mash up of cosplays you don’t hear about too often, and these original choices truly make her as a cosplayer stand apart from the rest.

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2 of my favorite cosplays of hers have to be Sailor Venus and Annie from League of Legends. Have you seen my bear Tibbers? Annie is on my ultimate bucket list of cosplays!

Don’t let me get you too far off track, because Anna is a girl of many other talents besides just wearing cute costumes. She runs an Etsy store that sells Disney cosplay jewelry and unique Harry Potter wands. She offers DIY and tutorial posts on her blog as to how she crafts cosplay magic. She dyes her hair so much that you can never be sure which color it will be next. She goes to Renaissance Faires, which gives her a very special place in my heart, as I am a Renaissance Faire super geek! In short, she’s cosplay pro from Texas who demands you follow her on Twitter and check her out on Facebook. I will be staying tuned to find out which awesome cosplay choices she puts together next. Spoiler alert… I am looking forward to MORE DISNEY! I love her Jessie and Fiona cosplays so much, and word on the street is that she has a Frozen cosplay in the works. Disney is a way of life… and I think Anna gets that.

1. What was your first cosplay, and what was your favorite cosplay? 
Before I moved to Dallas I had never heard of comic or anime conventions. So when I saw an ad for the Dallas Comic Con in 2012 I decided to check it out. I really didn’t know much about costumes, but I kinda resembled my favorite comic girl Ramona Flowers. I found her purse on Amazon and since my real hair was already blue it was pretty easy coming up with the rest of her outfit. I was blown away by all the talented cosplayers at the convention and immediately decided I wanted to make more! It’s hard for me to pick my favorite cosplay, but I feel really proud when I look at photos of my Fiona from Shrek. That’s the first costume I made entirely by myself and the body paint took me nearly 2 hours to apply. Even Yaya Han complimented it and asked ME for a photo! I couldn’t believe it!

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Anna’s first and favorite cosplays

2. What would you tell a girl who wants to start cosplaying, but is nervous or scared?
As a girl that goes to a lot of conventions by herself, I find that wearing a costume actually helps me come out of my shell. Almost everyone around you is either in a geeky tshirt or costume themselves. It’s a great conversation starter to be dressed up because people will come up to you and say you’re their favorite character! Unless you plan on entering a costume contest there’s hardly any judgement on the quality of your costume. So don’t be nervous about whether or not it’s handmade, store bought, the right colors, etc. It’s about having fun and loving your character.

3. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
The cartoon that stands out in my mind as one of my favorites was Tiny Toon Adventures. I can still sing the entire theme song, and I carried around a Babs Bunny doll with me everywhere. I even had a Tiny Toons birthday party when I was in pre-school. My other favorite cartoon was Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. I still believe monsters secretly steal my nail clippings when I’m not looking.

4. Apocalypse!  You have to choose 1 guy (real or fictitious) to repopulate the earth with. Who do you choose?
Most of my male crushes are all fictitious characters. Since Divergent is the most recent book I read I would absolutely have to choose Four (also known as Tobias). I am sure he and I would get along really well, and I tend to fall for guys with tattoos. Plus, I’d like to think our kids would have nice mix of bravery and selflessness. That’s something the world could use more of.

5. What’s your favorite food?
Pizza! I used to be a cheese only girl, but lately I’ve discovered I like pineapples on it. It’s been my favorite food for as long as I can remember. I love it so much I have a slice tattooed on my arm!

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Geeky and kawaii hoodies and sweatshirts

It’s freaking cold outside. I’m not bitter. I should buy more hoodies. Not bitter.


1. Beer & Board Games Hoodie $35.80
2. Beemo from Adventure Time Hoodie $59.99
3. Fluffy Velour Unicorn Sweater $26.00
4. Rebel Ariel Sweatshirt $29.95
5. Tokidoki Donutella Donuts Allover Women’s Shirt $70.00
6. Kawaii Hoodie with Cat Print $33.00
7. Marvel Heroes Sweatshirt $19.80
8. Bunny Tri-Marl Sweat $45.00
9. Care Bears All Over Print Jumper £39.99

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Who’s That Geek? It’s Patrick Cartelli!

Patrick Cartelli as Finn/Doctor WhoIf you guys remember my first Who’s That Geek: Tony da Costa, on this blog, then you’ll be excited to read about this next one. I met Pat and Tony in exactly the same way, on Twitter! We became fast friends because obviously we’re all amazing. We attended a few “tweet ups” in NYC – which is where Pat and Tony are from. This meant going to places like the Blind Tiger Ale House, or the Beer Garden in Astoria, and drinking amazing craft brews and cracking hilarious jokes. Because obviously, we’re hilarious. Last year, Pat and Tony accompanied Mark and I to New York Comic Con 2012, and it was amazing. As you can see, Pat was the Doctor and Finn all mushed into one!! It was wildly epic.

When Pat isn’t chasing down his art hero Banksy, traveling, or being hilarious on Twitter, he is a graphic designer professionally at W.W.Norton. The point of the story is, follow him! RIGHT NOW!

1) If you could be best friends with 1 cartoon character or group of characters, who would it be?
Probably Jake (Adventure Time) and Gene (Bobs Burgers). Aside from the fact that it’d be cool to have a shape-shifting talking dog buddy, he’s always got good advice and a healthy appetite for EVERYTHING BURRITOS. Gene is a funny kid and he’s always got his keyboard around! I like that he’s so into it that he can’t put it down. That’s the best way to get good at something!

2)  You’re from the beloved city of NYC, and a big Banksy fan. Exactly how much Banksy stalking have you done? If you had to take him out on the town, where would you take him?
I’m super excited that Banksy is here! I don’t remember when I first came across Banksy, but his style fascinates me. Simple and snarky. He’s been doing a month long street ‘residency’ in New York. It feels like a bit of a scavenger hunt. Out of the ones that he’s posted this month I’ve been to 14! It’s taken me to parts of the city I’ve never seen. I love street art and I love having a way to get it out there daily to get other people interested in it.   I don’t know where I’d take him though. A lot of people want him to help save 5pointz which at the moment is due to be torn down. I like not knowing where he’ll pop up. Mystery and surprise add to it all!

3) What was your favorite cartoon or comic from childhood?
Definitely Calvin and Hobbes with all of that adventure and some pretty sincere life lessons. Also for the longest time I thought Hobbes was pronounced “Hobbies.” Cartoons were mostly Looney Tunes and Hannah Barbera. Wasn’t allowed to watch Ren & Stimpy, but I WAS allowed to watch Rocko’s Modern Life which was equally as weird.

4) Apocalypse! You have to re-populate the Earth with 1 fictional girl. Who is it?
Ok seriously, repopulating the earth must have some crazy logistics! Can 2 people even do that? Barring any crazy logistics and after some thought, I’d have to say Kaylee from Firefly. She’s a bad ass engineer and someone I’d want on my side!

5) I have seen your amazing Finn/Doctor Who cosplay, as you wore it when we went to NYCC 2012 together. What is your dream cosplay?
I’m glad you were there with me! That was my first time doing a cosplay and it was a blast. I got such a kick out of talking to everyone about our costumes and the amount of other Doctors I met. (I kept trying to get a Spies like Us “Doctor, Doctor, Doctor” going but alas!) I really don’t know if I have a dream one, just that it’s something I’d love to do again. Maybe I’ll grow my hair out and Game of Thrones it!

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