Disneyland Costumes ft. Courtoon

Company D is the discounted Disneyland merchandise store for cast members. Recently they had a sale on old parade and show costumes. So Courtney and I did a fashion show!

Thanks for being in my video Courtney! We did a video on her channel as well, be sure to check it out: http://youtube.com/CourtoonXIII

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season One

The first season of BuffyDoodles is done! I thought I'd share with you all of the doodles in one post. Season one is only 12 episodes so if I continue to do this the rest will be much much bigger. So if you have not already, follow BuffyDoodles on Tumblr to get a new doodle a day, or follow me on DeviantArt, where I'll be posting each doodle (on no real schedule).

For the first episode I used colored pencils and made it an actual drawing but after that I stuck to just to pure random doodling. This first season I tried to draw Buffy's hair style each episode in addition to other things.  I'm curious to see if you are watching along what you think of the references.




Videos About Work - hiimrawn

Awe, look at my face, that was almost the thumbnail of my latest video. The video was a bit spur-of-the-moment and not what I was planning to upload today, but last wednesday I took some footage at a party thrown by co-worker and felt this video needed to be made. I don't talk about my job too much on my YouTube channel, which is I guess odd since my job is so closely tied to YouTube. However, it's for that very reason that I don't. I don't want to be known as the 'vlogger who works at Maker' I want to be known as 'a creative interesting person' on her own. I could easily exploit the Maker fans and and make my job the selling point for my viewers but I don't want to do that.

I've also been weary of people (YouTubers) that only seem to give me the time of day once I tell them my occupation. ('Oh her channel's not much, only 1k subscribers, but she works at Maker so she's one of us.') Sure, that may not be the case at all and I could just be letting my anxiety get the best of me, but I didn't work at Maker I wonder who would still answer my emails. (Hopefully all! I want to be wrong about this!)

That's one reason why having work friends is nice, they care about where you work because they work there too. Last Wednesday was my friend Rawn's last day of work at Maker, so he threw a party. I'm gonna miss seeing him around the office but I know he'll be fine wherever life takes him. So here's a video from last week, in which I talk about work for a bit, but mostly urge you to go watch the awesome music video he let me be in...back in the good ol' days.

Blind Box Unboxing - Nightmare Before Christmas Mystery Minis Vinyl Figures

My life has been extremely busy as of late but I promise there are wedding related posts and outfit posts, and more on the way. In the mean time today I want to share a video I put up on my second channel. It's nothing much, but at work recently we have been learning the growing popularity of toy unboxing videos, especially blind box type videos. So I bought one and made a video just see what the big deal was. If I get some commenters I don't recognize then I'll do some more research on video tropes I'm not used to making. In fact, I think that's what I'll start using my second channel for in addition to unedited vlogs. So, if you wanna know what vinyl figure I got, check out the video below.

The Geeky Bride

This was going to be a blog post but then I got the idea that it would make an interesting video blog series. So here you are, The Geeky Bride, a series about wedding planning for the off-beat/rock-n-roll bride type. That's me. If you have any questions you want me to cover in the next episode, be sure to comment with them on this post. Oh and check out my awesome new end screen for this series! Yes, that's a bridal Minnie Mouse hat, yes I own it.

Buffy Doodles

I've been absent from my blog for a bit due to wedding planning mostly. I have been also working on getting a few projects going as well and one if them is finally ready! Buffy Doodles! So, I started a re-watch of Buffy the Vampire slayer at the end of 2013. Jim had never seen it before. Then we got distracted by Angel (he liked it a tad better) so we did not get back to Buffy till mid 2014. As we watched each and every episode, I did a drawing...more like a doodle, something from the episode or just random designs. I am now going to release each doodle (every day, probably) on my new Tumblr account: Buffy Doodles. So give it a follow if you're a Buffy fan and share with me your own Buffy Doodles as well!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | Book Review NO SPOILERS!

I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and let me tell you, I loved it! Book review videos are hard and I try and do them with no spoilers but may I have to to really get into it? I'm learning, let me know what I can do to make my next book review video better.
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4 Cosplay Tips to Past Me

So I have been cosplaying since 1999 and I have learned a lot since then. These days I consider myself a casual cosplayer, mostly creating a few new costumes every Halloween and perhaps a few more if the occasion arises. Here are four cosplaying tips I wish I knew back when I started cosplaying.

You'll get better - Trust me. Your first cosplay will be rough. You're only going to stay terrible if you give up. With each costume, you'll learn things and get better.
My first ever cosplay and one of my best.

Buying things is okay - I used to be really obsessed with making everything in my costume. Just so when someone complimented me, I could say, "I made it myself." *cue smug grin* Now I'm less concerned with that, the point is to dress up and have fun, being a skilled seamstress is not a requirement at all for being a cosplayer.
Everything in 2013's Halloween costume was bought not made.

Wigs! - Wigs are great. They may be hot at times and a little uncomfortable if worn all day, but they look so much better than spray on hair color. So much better...


Do what you love - This is actually the one tip here I've always followed. It does not matter if your character of choice is unpopular, if people tell you they're weird, or if no one gets it. What matters is that you love the character. I've experienced so many times where no one knows who I'm dressed up as or flat out hated whatever I chose. You can't let that stuff get to you, your choice is awesome because it's your choice. So go be that random Pokemon or that Jellicle cat!

Can you guess who this character is?

Thank you for reading! If you're an experienced cosplayer let me know what you've learned. If you're new to the hobby, what is your favorite part about it so far?