Friday, July 26, 2013

Costume, Cosplay, Consumer of time!!

Hey Everyone

I haven't really been updating this blog much for a few reasons.
One is that I have been really sick, in my mind and body. I have been struggling with my depression really badly but also I have now found out that I have sciatica and have been on an ongoing mission to stop the constant pain I have been experiencing.

Two is a bit more fun. Nearly all my spare time not spent at work or studying has been making costumes!
Ever since my first foray into costuming at a convention in June 2012 I have been obsessed with making costumes and wearing them places.

In Australia we don't get that many opportunities to wear costumes out as we don't have that many conventions due to having such a small and spread out population. So when it's time to go to a Con we all get really excited.

I have finished off a few costumes from Game of Thrones to Star Wars and plenty of stuff in between.

I have been publishing things about them on a blog just for costuming.

http://lycanthropicacostumes.blogspot.com.au/

A lot of my costumes rely on make up (something which I think a lot of costumers overlook) so you should check it out.

I have done a few make up jobs for various peoples exciting projects and I will post these up here shortly.

I hope everyone is well!

Holly

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Back for the Attack - Cyber Green

So I have returned!

After much time off with work stress, life stress, financial stress I feel like I finally have some time and energy to put back into blogging.

I had also been spending a fair amount of time doing crafts (which I had totally neglected) and also playing some games, both computer and table top war gaming.

A welcome back post would not be complete without some pictures!

Here is my newest tattoo, it's actually very new! only a week old! It is by far my fav and was drawn from scratch and tattooed by my friend Paul Abstruse who is a published comic book artist.
(this goes from practically my crotch to my knee on my left thigh it's HUGE)
Check out his work here!

 

So I changed my diet a fair bit, I have cut out all wheat and a lot of beans, corn, limited my dairy and rice intake and I have actually lost quite a bit of weight.

Instead of an xxl shirt from ThinkGeek I am an M! My corset that used to just fit now completely closed at the back! In addition to becoming more sexy I also feel less sick, have more energy and can think better.

Here are some pics of a cute green outfit I wore the other weekend.

Mellie (co star of industrial dance video), me and my man Mr J

Mr J and Hollyquinn

Friday, April 6, 2012

Space Wolf and Cyber girl dress up

Just a quick update to add some fun photos!


Jelly, me, Jez and Blackett in the background.
This was at the super fun club Foundry which is within drunk stumbling distance from my house


Not last weekend but the one before we had a nerd themed house warming party.
Here is me dressed in my comfy space wolf costume with my pet snake Lilith :)
Wearing this grey wig always makes me want to dye my hair grey!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NOTD - Stamping Mani - Silver Fishnet - Konad M57

I have been wanting to try out more of my stamping plates but as my nails are massive I can't use some of the smaller more precision designs. One of which is the fishnet type design on the M57 plate. So I demanded my lovely friend Katie who had tiny hands should let me use her nails for experimentation.

Here is the lovely Spotted Stingray plush helping Katie model


A tiny bit messy but not bad for a first go.


China Glaze Liquid Leather with Konad Silver polish over the top

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sexy Star Wars is Sexy - Darth Talon



Oh look it's my good friend Kendall! She is dressed (and I use the term loosely haha) as Darth Talon from the Star Wars extended universe.



Kendall and I are both joining the 501st (A group of people who dress up as characters from Star Wars but only the Empires side) The guidelines are pretty strict on the costumes as they often get paid to go to events like DVD launches, movie launches and all (they donate any money they get paid to charity)

I had to help Kendall out as her costume is mostly her body painted red and black. Hahaha.
We had to do this three times before she was approved (as this was the first time anyone has completed a Darth Talon costume for the 501st in THE WHOLE WORLD and they kept saying to change the tattoos)



We got a drill down pat after the third time. First, paint Kendall red with body paint and a roller (like you paint your walls with) let that dry.
Second, using stencils and an airgun paint on the tattoos (also using body paint)
Third stick on Kendalls lekku (the head tentacles) with prosthetic glue and stuff. paint her face red and black. Fourth put on her outfit.


It was a lot of fun even tho it took forever! It was great to get to do most of the work as Kendall had to stand still to avoid smudging herself. It was a great lesson in air brushing, dealing with people being still for a long time and the importance of how you cut out your stencils.



I took all the photos also and we really happy with how they turned out, esp the one above!

Of course as the 501st is primarily fun and silly we had to have the obligatory Sith Lord Darth Talon doing something mundane.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Australia day? Evil Blue Cyber day!!

So the 26th of January is Australia day. This is when the first fleet (a bunch of ships carrying a bunch of criminals from the UK) landed in Port Jackson in Sydney in 1788 to make a lovely new commonwealth country. Also know as Invasion day due to the fact that there were already indigenous people here (who like many in other countries) were not treated that well by the new people coming here.

Mostly it is a public holiday where lots of yobbos get wasted and wear the flag as a cape :/
Which is ugly and horrible and I hate yobbos.

Our friend was putting on a goth club in a really cute venue the night before (yay no work we can stay out late on a Wednesday) so we decided to go have fun. Unfortunately the super cute venue was in Kings Cross.

King Cross is sort of famous for being a place to party as there are a lot of bars open late, strip clubs and all sorts of crazyness. No one I really hang around goes there as it is usually full of drunk rowdy tourists and out of town people acting like wankers. It was going to me at maximum wanker capacity due to the public holiday.

With this in mind I decided to wear angry scary make up so I would at least be scaring people while they annoyed me.
This is what I came up with!


I love the fire contacts combined with all the blue ^_^

I am actually disappointed that I am pulling a not very scary face here but you get the idea.
We were already drunk at this point (on the platform at the train station near out house, hence the sexy tiles in the back ground) as we decided we needed to be drunk to get through the ordeal of getting to The Cross and walking through it to the club, and this is the only pic I took :(

But look! Here is my cat Luci sleeping on my cleaned and drying powder puffs and sponges

Awww she is soooo cute :)