Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney To Buy Star Wars!

Yes, you read that right. Disney, who I have been a long time fan of, is buying out my favorite franchise!!!

"Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the "Star Wars" franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that includes the surprise promise of a new film in the series in 2015.

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, in prepared remarks for analysts, said the plan was to release a new movie in the series every two to three years thereafter. The last "Star Wars" picture was "Revenge of the Sith" in 2005, and Lucas has in past denied any plans for more.

Lucas, a Hollywood icon known for exercising control over the most minute details of the fictional universe he created, will remain as a creative consultant on the new films." - Reuters
I'm not sure if I came across excited on not. To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this entire thing. I'm hoping that if they're going to make more movies that they will go for the Thraw Trilogy. I for sure don't want to see the whole franchise rebooted. That would break my heart.
I'm a Disney kid at heart, so I'm going to put my faith in them and hope for the best.
Disney has had a lot to do with SW in the past, with rides at Disney World and, of course, Star Wars Weekends and Star Wars Celebration. It's things like these that calm the knots in my stomach.
Also, on a side note, Disney will also have the rights to Indiana Jones as well. After the last movie, Disney can only do good things with these.
So, what do you think about all of this? Are you as conflicted as I am?
Comment and let me know

Thanks to Adam for Talking Star Wars (and Disney) To Me

Halloween Costumes For Girls At Different Ages

Halloween is one of my favorites days of the year. I love spending hours trying to come up with the perfect costume, until I finally decide what I want to be each year. Some years I've made my costume (like this year) and some years I go out and buy one.

If you're buying a costume for yourself a girl/woman in your life, you've got lots of choices. And luckily costumes come in different sizes for different ages.
Check it out


Awww... how cute!

uhh... not so cute...




Anyone else starting to see a trend here?



Oh God! What have you done to Dorothy? And Minnie? That's just cruel!

Minnie Mouse


I don't this that's sanitary for a hospital....




Umm... wow

Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against sexy costumes. I like to add a bit of sex appeal to my own, so who am I to judge? 
These are a little extreme though and obviously the comparison was meant to be extreme. I think these adult costumes are meant more for at home then out on the street, but again, to each their own.
I suppose it's nice to know that some costume ideas are for every age.

Thanks to Adam for showing me these and making me laugh so hard that I snorted.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

How To DIY A Halloween Costume

Excitement!!! We have our very first guest blogger today! 
My wonderful friend Kate would like to share with you some tips she's learned this year about making your own costume.

I introduce to you;

How to DIY a Halloween costume

by Kate Rosser-Davies
1. Choose amazing character from video game, film, comic book, mythology or similar to dress as, and begin to formulate pie-in-the-sky plan for kickass costume. 

2. Realize that do not have time/money/skills to execute said plan, revise. 

3. Go to fabric store for specific fabric. Purchase numerous other unelated fabrcs and several packs of buttons which were on sale and will come in handy at unspecified later date. 

4. Renew membership at fabric store; grumble about price.

5. Repeat step 3 at thrift store; get annoyed by children runnng up and down aisles and whacking legs with hangers. Think about how the prices at thrift store are not that far off Old Navy, which does not have persistent cupboard smell. Miss bus because of pondering. 

6. Get home, make cup of tea. 

7. Spread fabric out on floor, begin to freehand draw necessary shapes with dressmaker's chalk pencil; break pencil immediately, curse and go in search of sharpener. 

8. Remove cat from fabric. 

9. Finish freehand design; decide is wonky, attempt to fix up. Make worse. 

10. Consume glass of white wine, Bailey's, or similar.

11. Remove cat from fabric, attempt to distract with toy. 

12. Search fruitlessly for sewing scissors; conclude that gremlin has taken them. Use kitchen scissors, ignore bacon smell. 

13. Make design symetrical by folding in half, cutting side that looks better. 

14. Prepare to affix various pieces to one another. Drop pin caddy, retrieve pins with refridgerator magnet. 

15. Break sewing machine needle; spend 20 minutes looking for extra needle. 

16. Sew pieces together, being careful to occasionally sew one or two backwards or upside-down so as to make extra work while search for seam ripper, re-pin, etc. 

17. Listen to significant other tell you it could have been purchased for a lot less hassle; know it would not have looked as kickass as final product surely will. Ask significant other to can opinions on matter and refill wine glass. 

18. Begin to create accessories. Locate extension cord for glue gun, drip hot glue on to various surfaces. Trip over cord. Spill canister of glitter. Prevent cat from consuming. 

19. Assemble all necessary pieces. Question efficacy of hot glue as watch pieces come apart; send significant other to hardware store for No-More-Nails. Try again. 

20. Complete accessories, try on outfit. Model extensively in front of full length mirror. Pose. Realize have forgotten vital detail. Panic. 

21. Go to dollar store, get materials for last detail. Also purchase sundry hair elastics, bars of soap etc. Spend $13 more than planned. 

22. Wear ensemble to costume party; spend first part of night feeling self-conscious next to expert cosplayers. Lose accessory on trip to bathroom. Decide "fuck everyone else, am awesome". Shotgun beer.

23. Consider whole enterprise to be massive success; begin to plan even more elaborate scheme for next year. Repeat cycle ad infinitem. 

mmm... bacon scissors...

I know the feeling, Kate. I've been there (including the bacon scissors). My costume is following a similar path, but we still have a few more days to get it right or, at worst, go buy a costume if it fails miserably (I have great experience behind those words)
I know what her costume is of and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. I'm pretty sure it's going to be awesome!

Have you ever DIY'd a costume before? Does this ring true for you? Comment and let me know.
Thanks Kate for being my first guest blogger! Come back and blog again soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Moves Like Jabba

Who doesn't love a good parody?
How about 2 parodies?
How about 2 parodies of the same thing?

It's not a far reach from Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" to Moves Like Jabba, so I can see why more than one parody came out of it, despite the fact that Mick Jagger and a hermaphroditic slug have very little in common other than in name.

First off, the crazy minds over at MADtv came up with this little gem.


It's a cute little cartoon with lots of fun little cameos. The song itself isn't great, but the animation makes up for it.

This one, on the other hand, is the opposite. The song is much better but the production value is much lower, which is ok, because it's still really fun.

This is from the same guy who brought us Tonight I'm Frakkin You.

here are the lyrics, if you're interested.

[Han Solo]
Oh! He's Jabba the Hut
He's a gangster
90% percent butt
High Blood Pressure
On this pleasure barge, he always lives large
with pig bodyguards

He never wears clothes

Cuz he's baller
He puts on these shows
Girl's wear collars
She danced for a bit
Got dropped in the pit
Now she's rancor sh**
cause he rolls like this

Lick you with his tongue
On the trap door
Don't get it on your face
He has cold sores

Move like Jabba

I'm eating food like Jabba
Wish I could mooooooove... like Jabba

No Jedi mind tricks can control him

The force bounces off his double chin

With them moves like Jabba

He's got big boobs like Jabba
I gotta moooooooove... like Jabba

[Slave Lea]

My little bro, is a jedi knight
and you got my man stuck in carbonite
So fat and greedy
Prolly got diabetes
Like Willfred Brimly

So eat them frogs

Cuz this won't end nice
Grab this chain, ooh Jabba, take your life

You put me in this slave outfit
My little bro will see this
Can't believe we kissed
Ohhhhhh oh oh!
I think he liked it

[Han Solo]

His big slimy tongue
will seduce you
laugh like Salacious Crumb
when he shows you

All these moves like Jabba

I'm getting nude like Jabba
I gotta mooooooove... like Jabba

Goes to Space Buffets and eats it all

That's why he's got really high Cholesterol

With the moves like Jabba

We've got the moves like Jabba
I've got the moooooooves... like Jabba

Oh and incase you have no idea what any of this is parodying, here is the original video by Maroon 5

Thanks to Geeks With Curves for showing us the right way to move.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Halloween Costume: Mushroom Kingdom Style

What are you doing for Halloween? Going to a Superhero/Supervillain/Supervictim party? Well, you should be.

I decided awhile ago what I was going to do for Halloween, and luckily it works out pretty well with the theme. It's not exactly Super, but it fits well in the latter categories. Super, to me, reminds me of comic book characters. Not that I don't like dressing up as comic book characters, I do. It's just that I've done it a lot in the past; Marvel Girl, Supergirl, Robin, and just recently, Penguin. Sure, I could reuse any if these costumes, but where's the fun in that? I could also do two different costumes, one for the charity party and one for the other party I'm going to the next night, but to be honest, I just don't have time for that or the money to buy a pre-made costume. So one costume it is.

So, if I'm not doing comic books, what else fits the bill? The next best thing; video games, if course.
And not just any video game, but the best one; Super Mario Brothers. Yes, I'm going as one of the gang from the Mushroom Kingdom.

But which one? Can you guess?

It's someone in this picture.

It's probably not who you think it is.

They're royalty.

It involves a lot if orange.

It's not the cowboy princess.

Yes, that's right. I'm going for Halloween as Bowser.

As I said, he's not technically a Supervillain, but he is a pretty kick-ass villain. Although Princess Peach would've made a fantastic Supervictim as a second choice.
I drew up a concept for this costume last year and was torn between that and Kermit. Kermit won out though, but I've been thinking about this costume ever since.

Now, I'm not going to be in a bulky turtle-monster costume. It'll be more stylized, but still recognizable.

So what are you wearing for Halloween?


Here are some of the awesome pictures of my costume!

In case you're wondering, that tall drink of water that I'm clinging to is Adam and he was Jack from Bioshock.

You can see Lovely Kate (who did that wonderful guest post for us) in the background, with her husband. 

Not an overly clear picture, but still one of my favorites!

Thanks to Racquel and Vijay for the pictures!