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zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

Poison Ivy costume work-log

Costumes are great fun, and this time I have decided to create the deadly Poison Ivy costume. The last time I dressed up was at Elf Fantasy. (click to see) The Poison Ivy for my inspiration is the Bruce Timm version. I am not going to make it exactly the same, but with my own twist to it.
So let's get started! I purchased a red wig and green gloves. It was really cheap, and maybe one day I will buy a better quality wig since this one isn't very dense.
I brushed the wig with a light hand, you can't just yank through it otherwise you will ruin it. After all the loose hair and knots were removed I curled the hair in a pin curl set. Not just the standard size, but big, voluminous rolls for I want to create a lot of volume since the wig itself is as flat as a pancake. I set the wig aside so it can set for a couple of weeks until I need to use it. I still have my male model head from hairdresser's school so I placed it on him :P

The gloves themselves have a perfect color so no need to change that. I got a strand of fake ivy and cut off some leafs. I sewed them on the gloves by hand, it was fairly easy to do. You have to make sure to keep the material stretched because if you sew them on too tight the spandex can't stretch anymore. The next things I need are: a dark green leotard, a pair of light green tights and dark green boots. When I got those I will post the next work-log. Thank you for reading!

donderdag 29 augustus 2013

Archonia show and tell

Hi, how are you? Hope everything is fine and dandy! ^^

So this week my order from Archonia came in and this is what I got:

First of all I just want to mention that everything is packaged really well. Lots of bubble wrap and the comics are bagged and boarded.

New additions to my latest obsession, funko pop figurines!
I got Rainbow Dash from My little pony and Wonder Woman.

An overview from the entire order.

Ultimate comics X-men Hardcover, part one and two

X-men legacy #268 and #270, X-men second coming #1

Justice League dark #8, Justice league of America #44

The single issues were on sale for 0,99 a piece so that is a total bargain! The hardcover books were also on sale for 9,99. I think I got a pretty good deal and a nice addition to my collection. I highly recommend this online store if you are into comics, manga, anime and scifi. The prices are reasonable and the customer service is perfect. There is also a nice feature on the site which you can use to create your wishlist. Another cool thing is that with every order you collect points. With those points you can buy other stuff on the site. So eventually you might for example have a funko pop for free! I hope you find this information constructive and have a nice day!

maandag 26 augustus 2013

Spicing up the blog.

It has been quite a while (again) but this time I wanted to change the blog a bit. Since I don't want to force myself to only write about the Golden Era I changed the blog title to geek 'n chic. I love the Golden Era, but I also love modern stuff and comics, superheroes, beauty, movies, music etc. That is why I have changed the name. The link will stay the same though.

I have ordered some stuff from Archonia so a 'show and tell' will be coming up very soon! We also made some progress on the remodeling of our house so that is another post that will be coming up. Is there anything you guys want to see or read about? Maybe my superhero collection, or movie talk? Please do let me know. I'd love to hear about your opinions :)

Keep your eyes peeled on this page and thank you for reading! X