Unearthed From My Closet: If it's the last thing I'll do on Earth... I'll make it something good.

My geek wardrobe is stepping up it's game thanks to Elhoffer Design. I got my Vintage Widow Cardigan in the mail and I wore it the next day.

I felt like such a bad ass even though I lost a fight to coffee earlier in the morning lol

I wore my cardigan and my little black dress to the office and it not only was it "not in your face" and 100% appropriate for my job, it kept me warm. My office has a tendency to freeze us to death and I'm always cold so trust me when I say this cardigan keeps you warm.

Cardigan: Elhoffer Design
Dress: Thrifted
Boots: Ross (similar)

I also have on order the Slytherin inspired cardigan and Galactic Scavenger vest. I can't wait to get those in the mail!!


Sketch Collection Part Two

Earlier I shared my collection of Princess Leia sketches from different artist during my con trips this year. I also took from Barb the idea of having another sketch book for all the other characters I love. I'm here to show off that collection. Again, I have added a watermark just to keep folks from trying to steal my photos. Hope it doesn't take away from the sketches!!

The photo above is of Louise from Bob's Burgers drawn by Franco (Tiny Titans). I love his work on Tiny Titans and every time I see him at a con, he draws my favorite characters in tiny form. He doesn't charge for sketches but I always buy something from them when I do!

This was a sketch of me done in crayon. I asked for purple since it's my favorite color. This cost me a whole dollar and it was the best thing I have ever spent a dollar on!! The artist was Todd Webb.

I went back to Franco on another day and asked for a Tiny Han to go with my Tiny Leia and he was happy to draw me one. Part of me wants to actually rip them out and frame them but NO ROOM!

Jubilee!!! I love Jubilee so much and feel like Marvel as just shafted her in the last few years. This one was drawn by Art Baltzar. He's the other artist / writer on Tiny Titans. I love that he went with the original outfit.

I was lucky enough to score another comission from Cara McGee and this time I got a punk Jubilee. This idea actually came from Joie during Sherlock Con! Cara McGee was vending and we were all chatting about her Punk Avengers collection when Joie mentioned about Jubilee. I had to do it and with her saying take the idea and Cara loving it, I got it in my book!

On the last day of SDCC (which is where I got all of these sketches) I was cosplaying as Linda from Bob's Burgers when a vendor asked for my photo. He afterwards told me that one of the artists of the comic and series was near by. I stopped by, got my comic sign, and he was nice enough to draw me a quick sketch of Linda! So lucky!!!

So there you have my other sketch book. It's been fun collecting sketches and I can't wait to do it again once con season starts up for me! I won't be at Emerald City Comicon next year but I'm hoping to make it to C2E2!!! I just need to figure out my hotel situation. Maybe Airbnb??


Halloween Horror Nights 2016

Back at the end of September, Jaime and I went to Universal Studios for their Halloween Horror Nights. This is the third year I've gone. We didn't go last year but we did go to the Horror Nights in Japan and that was amazing (post coming soon).

The first maze we went to was Krampus which was based on the film that was released last year. I really love the film and was excited for this maze.

It did not disappoint. The house both out and in were just like in the movie and I was excited to see the outside and Krampus right on the roof. We awesome got some awesome presents from the delivery guy who wonders around outside. You need to give him the word of the day to get them.

My favorite part of the maze was of course being in the kitchen with the gingerbread cookies and the living room. The living room was amazing and scared the living crap out of me. The entire maze was exactly like the movie and we loved it.

The next maze was the Freddy vs Jason one and OMG I couldn't wait to go in. I'm such a Freddy fan and love the films (Dream Warriors for the win!) I am probaly one of the few that did enjoy the Freddy v Jason film so yea, being excited for this one was an understatement.

The maze gives you a glimpse of both their "lives" and takes parts from their films - both alone and together. According to Jaime I was more so jumpy in this maze then I have ever been in the past few years we have gone. Well yes, I had both Freddy and Jason pop out of no where in a hallway and started slashing at me. Of course I'm going to scream and jump away. This one was another favorite of mine and if the lines hadn't gotten terrible by the end of the night, I would of ran in again.

Since Krampus and Freddy vs Jason were in the lower lot, they also had American Horror Story so we decided to go to that one before heading back upstairs for the rest of the mazes. This was their first year at Horror Nights and they were taking elements from House, Freak Show, and Hotel. At the time I hadn't seen Hotel so I was worried that I wouldn't get some of the stuff from that season.

AHS was not my favorite at all. I was right about Hotel, I didn't get any of it sadly. I did finally binge watch it and loved the season so I am bummed that I missed out on the scares of it. Also, I'm not sure if it was the way we were grouped in or their sets but the timing was way off. As we walked in, we either caught the glimpse of what was happening so we didn't get scared or they way the characters walked out, we saw them so it was like "Oh clown jumping out at me." I saw you coming mister.

I will say, the two guys who were behind us were talking all tough about going in and by the time we got inside they asked Jaime if they could walk with us and I had to ask them nicely to stop tugging on my backpack. I thought one of them was going to yank it down and me with it. They loved it though and were heading off to Freddy V Jason next. We told them good luck.

We are actually use to having folks ask if they can walk with us or kinda just tag along and I did have one year where a guy in front of us took his wife AND me down with him in the AvP maze. And it was a hard fall. Of course as we were all down, Predator and Alien were above us trying to claw at us.


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We took a break, got some water, food, and made our way up to the other mazes. We were going to hit up Halloween first since it was on our way to food but we decided to go to the Terror Tram since the line was shorter and they shut that one down first.

Big mistake.

I had high hopes for Terror Tram since it was a team up with Eli Roth and it involved clowns. CLOWNS. I hate clowns and I was hoping for some good scare. It was so ill timed when they would take the guests up, that it was crowded. It was hard to walk through and with so many people I couldn't see what was going on with the clowns. Also, it was a re-hash of an older 3D clown maze that it took the fun out of it. I get it, it's expensive to create and you want to reuse the stuff you already have but they didn't change a lot of it at all.

Also a few actors looked so bored that it just took me out of it. Also getting back on the tram was such a crap show that I was just annoyed by the time we got dropped off. We went to get some snacks because food makes me better.

Terror Tram was terrible and a waste of our time. Pfft..

After some dinosaur snacks at the Jurassic Park restaurant, we headed off to the Halloween maze. I sadly didn't get a picture because this line was moving so fast there was no time to snap a photo but it was the Michael Myer's house!

This was another fun maze... and guys, it had moments from Halloween 3. I love you HHN for including that. It was all mainly from the first two films but there was one section that paid homage to Halloween 3 and that was great. I didn't learn to appreciate that film until I was older.

The Exorcist was next and OMG I have feeling about that maze. It was just like the movie. The one were she was crawling down the stairs always got me and ugh, in the maze was no exception.

And Regan spits at you. SHE SPITS AT YOU WAS YOU WALK THROUGH HER BEDROOM. Not cool guys, And the smells that radiate from that entire maze. Guys, your nose will hate you. At first we though the group in front of had bad body order. Nope, that was all Regan.

Love this maze.

The final maze of the night was The Texas Chainsaw and by the time we got into the maze, we were already so over and done with it. The maze was set up inside the Waterworld attraction. So the line wrapped around the sitting area of the show. I'm not sure who had the bright idea but because they didn't want people messing around in the seats, they had the line start behind them and would send a but at a time across them and into the maze. It made such a back up and I swear this was the slowest moving line out of them all AND at the time it was the shortest wait time according to the app.

We finally go in and it was okay. Not as bad at AHS but it wasn't scary. Again, maybe it was the timing for us when we got in but it felt like they were all just set up to yell at us and slice some meat. That was it. It had some gross moments - meat locker anyone? - but it wasn't enough to make me jump, yell, or scratch the crap out of Jaime's arm.

But this place has smells as well and they were disgusting. Ugh, good job guys! The gross factory was there all right.

We also did the Walking Dead maze which is now an actual attraction. I had already gone through it this summer with Travis and it sounded like it would be a bit different during Horror Nights but it wasn't. Jaime got to experience it so that was cool but since I had already gone through it, I knew what was happening and where.

I will say, I hope they do change up the maze because otherwise, I'm not going to bother to go every time I do visit the park. It's one thing when it's a ride - it's another when it's a maze. At least that's how I feel.

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Over all, a great, scary time was had. Not all mazes will win me over but I think this year was great... just two we didn't enjoy. Even though Texas Chainsaw didn't scare me, it still had the gross factor.

I wish I could go again but there's always next year!

Have ya'll gone to Horror Nights? What has been your favorite maze? Which maze would you like to see?


Unearthed From My Closet: And That's The Long & Short Of It

Sometimes a girl just wants to wear a t-shirt and jeans.

I don't automatically sub to Loot Wear; I gotta be picky but when they announced their August theme and what was included, I ended up picking up two of their "crates."

I picked up the Loot Wearable because it was an Archer theme one and they did not disappoint! I have rediscovered my love for Baseball tees and love the fit and style of the Archer design. It's so soft and I love the length of the sleeves. The shirt did come out of the wash wrinkle as all heck and you can't iron the graphic at all so I had to be careful. I used a towel and covered up the graphic.

The design/graphic is a play on Archer and Magnum P.I. which is a homage to the season 7 trailer that spoofs the opening to the old 80s tv show. I love anything 80s so this shirt was right up my alley and I am so glad I got it. I will say though, Archer's TOP GUN spoof will FOREVER be my favorite.

We were having game day that day so I threw it on with my favorite pair of jeans. You know that pair. The one that fits just right and is oh so comfortable. Spending all day playing board games, you gotta be in a relaxing outfit so you can take on your opponents!!

Gotta beat them in Exploding Kittens!!


Also for fun, here's an outtake photo! Jaime usually (always) ends up playing photographer and even though we are both working on it, he ends up getting way more photos of me making faces/laughing because he said something sooooo "hilarious."

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with Loot Crate / Loot Wear and I paid for the shirt. If you do want to join Loot Crate (any of their crates) sign up here and you save $5 bucks and I'll get $5 towards my next one! WIN WIN!! (I think it works for any of their crates, not sure. I usually have friends use it when they are ordering the actual Loot Crate)


Small Goals {October 2016}

This is it gang. We are in the final stretch of the year. Halloween is here, Thanksgiving will give me four days off in a row, and Christmas. It also means that San Francisco hit their summer phase for a week and it's even cooler. Oh, how I can't wait for the rain. 

So of course with a new month comes a new set of small goals and a look back on last months! 

September Goals:

 NO SPEND SEPTEMBER - I'm gonna say I almost had this until ELHOFFER Designs released the Rey knit vest and I pre ordered it. It was the last week of September when it happened but I did three weeks of only spending on food and actual needed items like Shampoo and toilet paper. I'm going to attempt this again but gonna wait for the new year. 

In case you missed my Small Goals September post, this was the one and only goal for the month. It was a big goal for me personally so I decided not to add other things to it. I bought something that was not food or needed at the end of the month* but I think I did well for myself!

And I paid off two of my credit cards so there is that!

* I did book a trip to Japan which could be part of the NOT NEEDED list but I'm not counting it because it's one of those rare chances of going and I have to... for so many reasons.

October Goals:

 Up the running to three days a week - My RunDisney 10K is almost here so I gotta up the running. This is my first 10K so it will be very interesting. 

Trimming the bangs - My bangs are impairing my vision now so I really need to stop avoiding it and get to a salon. I tried it the last time at home and nope, not happening again.

 Clean the kitchen - Working the two jobs, I don't really cook and my kitchen has turned into a closet. I really need to clean off the table and chairs of random stuff that ends up there. It's right by the apartment door so empty bags, mail, and other odds and ends. I need to get some kind of order!

 Book Tokyo Hotel - We need to sit down and narrow where in Tokyo we want to stay at. We are mainly staying in Osaka but we do want to spend 2 days (day three will be at Disneyland) in Tokyo. Gotta sleep somewhere!

October is going to be a great month, I can feel it. What about you? What are some of your goals for the month?

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