June 23 is Joss Whedon’s birthday. Joss is one of my favourite writer/director/creators. It all started with Buffy, The Vampire Slayer…movie, yes, there was a movie, and I loved it and it was written by Joss Whedon. Then when I got older and heard they were making it into a TV series I was ecstatic and the fandom has continued since then for the series, Angel, Firefly and of course Toy Story. Which brings me to my choice of costume today as Mr Potato Head from the film written by, yes you guessed it, Joss Whedon.
Photo credit: Holmes
Mr Potato Head Cut-Out and Pieces: Homemade from Cardboard with Velcro Pieces so that you can move the pieces around
On June 8, 1957, Scott Adams was born. Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, a cartoon that satirises the white-collar office space. So today I have dressed as the title character from the comic – Dilbert.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Dilbert Head: Homemade from Cardboard and Texta
White Short Sleeve Shirt: Crossroad
Black and Red Tie: Base Warehouse (with Chicken wire to give it shape)
On May 9, 2008, the Speed Racer film was released. For this reason, today I take on Speed Racer as my theme, but have opted to dress in the style of the main character, Speed , from the original cartoon series.
Photo credit: Ness
Racing Helmet: Bicycle Helmet covered in White plastic Bags
Day 254: Sci-Fi Convention and International Women’s Day
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra and the Sword of Protection
I have the power (also)
Sword of Protection
Gold boot covers
March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is also the first day/night of Secret Garden Festival which has been themed Sci-Fi Convention. So I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and dress up as She-Ra. (I later that night WON Female best-dressed as judged by the crowds applause. One of my proudest moments!)
She-Ra: Princess of Power is the twin sister of He-Man and has incredible strength, was fast-moving and had the ability to communicate mentally. She-Ra’s primary weapon was the Sword of Protection. This sword was almost indestructible and had the ability to deflect bolts of energy, both magical and technological, as well as to project beams of energy from the stone in its center. It also allowed her to transform from Princess Adora (her alias) to She-Ra. She-Ra was a powerful woman who influenced and inspired young girls around the world, so she was a perfect fit for these two themes! Fingers crossed one day a live-action film is made so that she can be introduced to a new generation of girls.
Also, I’d like to thank Delta’s Dazzling Costumes, and especially Lisa, who searched multiple times through their stocks, mid-warehouse-move, so that she could find this costume and help 7-year-old Mary live out her dream of being She-Ra.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Secret Garden photos courtesy of Tim Da-Rin and Future Historical Photography. Check out his site to see all of his amazing and ethereal photos of the festival.
Secret Garden 2013
My light up headpiece
Secret Garden 2013 Costume winners!
Best dressed Male and Female costumes Secret Garden 2013
January 19 is Katey Sagal’s birthday. I know Katey best for her role as Peggy in Married with Children, but thought that a Leela costume would be funnier so went with that. Hopefully I was right, if not, feel free to voice your opinions in the comment section below.