Casual Cosplay: Hogwarts

September 02, 2014

Casual Cosplay Hogwarts |


Another September first has come and gone without me boarding the Hogwarts Express. A girl can dream though, and with this outfit I can make believe I actually am on my way to the magical halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with Harry Potter and his classmates.

The black pleated skirt and tights are a more traditional nod towards the Hogwarts uniforms while the cropped grey sweatshirt and combat boots give the ensemble a little edge without straying too far the concept. I kept the clothes simple and understated so that the accessories could really shine through. The hair pins and wallet both reference Platform 9 3/4, the first stop for all young witches and wizards before heading off to learn the magical arts. The ring is an homage to the castle itself and the necklace represents all four Hogwarts houses and their house points. I finished the outfit off with a Head Girl badge in Slytherin green, but feel free to use whatever your preferred house color is – not prejudice here.



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Friday Favorites No. 75

August 29, 2014

Friday Favorites No. 75 |

Every Friday I round up some of my favorite things from around the web. Common categories include artwork, home d├ęcor, cosplay, and cats, but a few others get thrown in from time to time. Here are my favs for the week of 23 – 29 August 2014:



Game of Thrones House Arryn by O'lee Graphiste

Game of Thrones House Baratheon by O'lee Graphiste

Game of Thrones House Lannister by O'lee Graphiste

Game of Thrones House Stark by O'lee Graphiste

Game of Thrones House Portraits by O’lee Graphiste (more pieces at the link)


Jedi Pilot by Ray-Ann Sagun

Jedi Pilot by Ray-Ann Sagun


Wonder Woman 2 by Hanie Mohd Wonder Woman by Hanie Mohd

Wonder Woman Art by Hanie Mohd



cat thing

Indiana Jones Cat Bridge by CatastrophiCreations

Indiana Jones Cat Bridge by Catastrophic Creations




Yuna FFX-2 Berserker Cosplay by Amie Lynn

Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna Berserker Cosplay by Amie Lynn



home decor

Doctor Who Magnet Word Set from Refrigerator Prose

Doctor Who Magnet Word Set from Refrigerator Prose




Star Wars R2D2 Tatooine Cake via Between the Pages

Star Wars R2D2 Tatooine Cake by Mira que tarta via Between the Pages


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Whatchu Got In That Bag???
(List of the Week No. 5)

August 27, 2014

I don’t know about you, but by purse tends to become a dumping ground for ticket stubs, gum wrappers, old receipts, and millions of bobby pins. Eventually it gets to the point where I have more garbage than goods in my bag and I have to clean it out. Like last week, for example. So while I was cleaning and organizing the contents of my purse that day, I set aside some of the more common and/or interesting things I’d been carrying around.

Whatchu Got In That Bag??? (List of the Week No. 5) |

1. Ticket stub for The Giver – I went to see this with my sister a few days prior. We’re both fans of the book and were pleasantly surprised at how well the story was adapted into a movie.

2. Quote Journal – I always carry around this little journal and a pencil and eraser. On the last few pages I keep a list of quotes and song lyrics that I’d like to turn into artwork, and the rest of the journal is used for drawing those quotes whenever the mood strikes me.

3. Lightsaber Sunglasses

4. I use my DIY sunglass case to not only hold my sunglasses, but also pens, hair ties/pins, nail files, chapstick, etc. Basically anything that’s small enough to get lost under the piles of trash that accumulate between cleanings.

5. Bookmark – (remember when I made these? – one of my first little DIYs) I think I used this while I was reading Speaker for the Dead, but it fell out at some point. And instead of digging through my bag to find and replace it I just used a scrap of paper to mark my place… Laziness for the win!

6. Flower clips I wore to a co-worker’s going away party (they’re from H&M, but I couldn’t find them on their website)

7. Yes to Carrots chapstick – I got this in a Birchbox a while back. It’s magical.

8. Cat Shaped Nail File

9. The wrapper from my 3D glasses that last time we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy.


Oh, and just because I love it so much and at least one person who reads this is probably interested in what my bag looks like… Here it is in all its catastic glory!

Whatchu Got In That Bag??? (List of the Week No. 5) |


“List of the Week” is a weekly segment where I write about (typically) 5 things pertaining to a particular topic. The lists can cover anything from favorite characters to most embarrassing moments to weird items I keep in my desk. Feel free to take part in the list making as well! It’s a fun and easy way to get to know people around the blogosphere. If you make your own list using this theme leave a link in the comments!