Marie Makeup

IMG_6306 In December of 2014 I did some Cats styled Disney feline character makeup. The second one I tried was Marie from The Aristocats. She was a bit more in the Cats style than Simba was and I gave her a Victoria-like look. She turned out adorable!

Simba Makeup

Simba In December of 2014 I did some Cats styled Disney feline character makeup. The first one I tried was Simba, my favorite Disney character. I tried style his makeup closer to the cartoon than actually going full Jellicle and I'm happy with how it turned out!

How To Prep for NaNoWriMo

What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month and it is a fun event where participants try and write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I've done it 3 times before. In 2010 I wrote Gizmos of the Apocalypse (50,015 words), in 2011 I wrote I Was A Teenage Nerdfighter (50,048 words) and in 2014 I wrote Everlast (50,018 words) I am participating again this year and I have no idea what my story is going to be all.

Blogging vs. Vlogging

I blog and I vlog. Sounds like the start of a poem. Vlogging started as essentially 'video blogging,' a trend from the early days of YouTube. You talk to a camera, about whatever. It's a style of video making that is still strong today and one I partake in. But the difference is that you can produce many other types of videos whereas on your blog you are always blogging. So it's more accurate to say that I blog and I make videos, some of them are vlogs.

MagicCatJenny vs. Cats Costuming

I am quite possibly getting back into the world of Cats costuming and I don't know what I'm doing. It's been 13 years since I made my last Cast costume and I've fallen out of touch with a lot of my old friends from the Cat fan community. So why am I even considering it? I'm going to Broadway Con in January and this might be my last chance to be a Jellicle at a convention where it make sense. I've talked out my frustration and the pros and cons in this video:

Found Favorites #26 2 spoopy 4 u

I made a Halloween button pack! 2 spoopy, creppy, a Buffy quote, and stay weird. Happy Halloween, nerds!
(via. Nerdy Monsters)

38 Times in Cat Makeup

Since it's October and Halloween is coming up I decided to make a video showcasing my history as a cat. I've been doing CATS makeup as a hobby since 1998. It's fun, creative, and makes me happy to become a Jellicle. Meow!

Adjusting - 5 Minute Free Write

5 minutes of free writing,  stream of consciousness, a trend I've noticed in the blogosphere. I've been tempted to take part and since my blogging schedule is in need of a jump start, why not? I've been living in Maryland for the last 4 months and it's not been an easy transition. My husband loves his new job and we are getting used to the location just fine. The hard part is being so far from my friends and family and the day to day life that I was used to. I knew it would take some adjusting but I didn't expect it to be as hard as it's been. Without going into too much detail, I've had some anxiety issues get stronger recently. I'm most happy when I'm around other people relaxing, but during the day I don't have that luxury. (Unless I start making friends with random people in coffee shops, but that anxiety is sometimes social anxiety so that's not going to happen.) So I tend to walk down to one of the many public shoreline parks in my neighborhood and meditate. It's not always easy but sometimes it really lifts my mood. Well it looks like the 5 minutes are already up, I hope that little slice of my life did not get you down. Things will be okay eventually, I know that, but if you've been wondering where I've been, that's where. Thanks for sticking around, writing makes me feel good so I do want to get back into it here. Maybe I'll do more of these...

My Cosplay and Costume History

Happy Halloween month! Things have been a bit slow here and there are reasons, but before I get into them I have a new video to share. It's: My Cosplay and Costume History When I started my YouTube channel I had planned to talk about costume making and cosplay a lot more than I ended up actually doing. So as inspiration to myself and to catch up my audience, I went through...all of them! If you'd like to see more photos and read about the process and experience of each costume, I have them all listed here. I'm not sure if this Halloween I have time or money to really make something really great but I am planning on making a few costumes for Broadway Con in January. (I really need to get working on those asap!!) I hope you enjoy the video and let me know which costume was your favorite!