Thursday, March 29, 2012

Costume: Emma Frost

Even though it has been awhile since the Oscars I wanted to share a little bit about how my Emma Frost costume came together. I went back and forth for quite awhile on what character to choose for this years Oscar Costume Party. It was seriously the day of that I got the final pieces together. This year was tricky for choosing a great female character. My back up plan was to slap on my hot pink bridesmaid dress and call it good. (I have gotten a lot of use out of that dress! Thanks Sarah!) But finally I settled on Emma Frost from X-Men: First Class. I really loved that movie (Michael Fassbender!!! Drool.) I decided to go with Emma for the fun costume possibilities and not so much the love for the character or 'acting'. Sorry January Jones but your body is rocking but your acting just never really does it for me.  I look nothing like Miss Jones so I was not going to go for the bra and mini look that she rocks for most of the movie.

 I found the dress last minute at a thrift store. Pulled on some knee high socks for the 'sixties look' and rocked my sparkly heels. My sister (pictured above as Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) let me borrow this blond curly wig. I brushed out the wig a bit and focused most of my attention on the make up.
I wanted to go for a 'changing into diamond form' look and was completely inspired by this Mermaid Makeup tutorial from Etsy.

In the tutorial she uses spirit gum to attach iridescent sequins to her face to create a bubbly look. I took that idea but used shiny silver sequins from the craft store. I bought the spirit gum at my local party store that carries a bunch of Halloween type makeup all year long. I started with my hairline (before putting on the wig) and layered in towards my face, keeping it thicker towards the outside and thinning it out as it went in. I also applied a lot of sequins to my chest/neck and a few on my arms as well. I felt a bit like a walking disco ball but I think it turned out pretty well. I bought some loose body glitter from Wal-Mart to amp up the sparkle around my eyes and I just applied generously all over. I finished the look with glitter nail polish. The wig ended up covering up quite a bit of the sequins on the face.

I felt pretty sparkly, and a little over-dressed but it was all good friends there so I didn't really care that much. By the end of the night I had taken off the wig and started peeling sequins off. Also I didn't spill anything on the white dress! WIN!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blog Catch Up- Oscar Party

Well March is almost over and I am just now getting around to posting about the Oscars. Oh well! Anyway I wanted to share the few pictures I took during the evening. The one rule for the party was to dress up as a character from a movie in the past year. It did not have to be a character from an Oscar nominated film.

 Here we have not one but TWO Megans from Bridesmaids and a Brad Pitt from Moneyball.
 This is Mr. Popper sans penguin. The penguin is around there somewhere.
 Then we have Hayley Atwell from Captain America and Skeeter from The Help.
 Sisters! Emma frost from Xmen: First Class and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from...well you get that one.

 Last minute guest. No costume but she practiced her Oscar acceptance speech with a mini-oscar cupcake complete with the ugly cry so we let it slide.
The gypsy in the corner is from the new Sherlock Holmes movie.

Overall a fun night. I of course was so wishy washy about my costume until about the DAY of but tomorrow I will share how my Emma Frost costume came together.

Weekend Update-Fab

This weekend was SO GOOD I just had to share it with the internet universe. First off a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Med City Mafia's first big Roller Derby event such a success! It was my first bout and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!

Saturday didn't pull any punches either- I caught some rugby on television and met up with friends to see 'The Hunger Games'!! I loved it. Actually at this point I have now seen it twice. I am going to say that I like the movie better than the book. They used everything I loved and got rid of some of the tiresome bits. I did not purchase any official swag but I did pick up these darling little earrings and dubbed them my Hunger Games earrings...

 Then Sunday came and although I had to work it was ANOTHER great day. Friends, food, and the season premiere of MAD MEN!!! We have all been waiting so long. Love. So much love.
My martini shaker and Mad Men cookbook were great companions to the first episode of the season. On top of all of that we finally have Netflix at our house. I may never leave again. Thanks again for the great weekend and now that the craziness of the bout is over I might actually get back to crafting/blogging again!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Come one come all!

Been a bit swamped lately but here is something I have been working on....

Posters for ROLLER DERBY! Yes I have become one of 'those people' and have been recently consumed with all things derby. Our VERY FIRST BOUT is coming up though and I am just really excited about it. It feels so good to be part of a team again and since it is so new to our town there is an air of anticipation and excitement. So if you are in the Rochester, MN area you should get your tickets!