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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Who’s That Geek? It’s Mia Moore!

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Mia pulls off an incredible Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim.

Sailor Moon Lolita. To some, these 3 words have no meaning. To me, this meant the start of a beautiful Internet friendship with one Mia Moore. See, Mia Moore is like the Stewie from Texas. She adores Sailor Moon, lolita, and cosplay! She’s practically perfect in every way. She’s a college student with a keen fashion sense. Check out her outfits here! She also does some really amazing cosplays. You can find them all here. Such a fan of the LSP one! She also attends lolita meet-ups – the last one she went to was a Sailor Moon lolita mash up, and she made a very adorable lolita Artemis!  Be sure to check out her blog for some other great content, including fabulous DIY tutorials, beauty and fashion tips, vegan recipes (she loves the animals!) and general lifestyle magic. Now, you have 3 jobs. Be sure to check out her blog, follow her on Twitter, and check out her Instagram!

1. Who was your fave Sailor Scout the first time you ever saw Sailor Moon, and who is it today?
My original favorite was Ami/Sailor Mercury! I thought she was so cool and tech-savvy and smart. Watching the series again now is so funny, all the computer gadgets look so dated. And for whatever reason, everyone thought Ami was lame! These days, I really love Usagi. I relate to her because I’m a little bit of a cry baby too, but I’ll fight for what I believe in!

2. If  Mia Moore was to become a Sailor Scout, what kind of colors or accessories would you choose? What would your attack be called?I’d do pink and teal probably, it’s one of my favorite color combinations! I’m not too creative with attacks, but since all the planets are taken, I wonder if I could be Sailor Virgo or something like that? It’d be fun to be based off the Zodiac constellations!

3. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
I loved The Powerpuff Girls, Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog (the awful one), Dexter’s Lab, Hamtaro, Animaniacs…. the 90s were a great time for cartoons! Only recently are we starting to see some really excellent cartoons again.

4. What was your very first cosplay?
My first cosplay I ever made was a Rattata to my friend’s Youngster Joey.  It wasn’t very good but it was super fun! The first cosplay I ever bought was Piyoko from Leave it to Piyoko! and it was awful, as most Ebay costumes are. I don’t think I’ve purchased a costume since then.

5. BOOM! Apocalypse! The world ends and it’s only you, and one other guy, real or fictitious, to re-populate the Earth. Who is it?
Zuko. Zuko is one of my biggest fictional character crushes I’ve had in a long time. Though I guess it couldn’t be Zuko without his honor, they are a package deal!

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