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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Heroes Alliance Pennsylvania Members Talk Costuming for Charity

It takes a special type of person to suit up on the weekends and dedicate their day off to visiting a childrens charity. Not everyone is willing to do it but the members of the Heroes Alliance are here to answer that call. The Heroes Alliance believes in using our passion and skills in costuming to give back to the community through fundraising and supporting charity and community events. It is a nationwide non-profit costuming organization whose mission is to bring a "real life" superhero experience to sick, disabled and medically fragile children. Some members of the Pennsylvania branch, which was established in November 2013,  took time out to talk to the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog about why superhero charity work means so much to them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mystique Gallery

She's everyones favorite shape shifting mutant! In August 2014 I traveled to Georgia the week of Dragoncon to visit a friend. We decided to do a photo shoot before the chaos of the con and I suggested Mystique. I wanted to take the concept a step further. Inspired by actress Jennifer Lawrence portrayal of the character in  X-Men First Class and Days of Future Past, I wanted to do a mid-transformation look. I boil permed my blonde wig and my photographer at Bodhi Tree Photography called in the talents of body painter Lynn Cole. The photo set was amazing! Below are the images from the session in Georgia.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Supergirl Pilot Leaked! A Review (Some Spoilers)

The highly anticipated live action Supergirl series will premiere November 2015. Today (May 22, 2015) the pilot was leaked online onto numerous Torrent Sites in HD quality. News of the leak spread like wildfire on the internet and many fans gave into their curiosity. The response? Overwhelmingly positive. The anticipation was killing me so I decided to watch it for myself. And I loved it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Launch Trailer and Promotional Shirt

On September 18, 2015 the sequel to the successful film (and best selling book series) Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails will be released worldwide. The official trailer was released today by Fox and it looks  intense! What's next for the survivors of the maze? Find out: 

 "In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga, Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet; searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plan for them all". ~Official movie synopsis. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Regina The Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time) Gallery

With the Season 4 finale of the ABC television series Once Upon A Time airing this Sunday (May 10th), it seems like the perfect opportunity to showcase my Evil Queen costume. Regina is the Evil Queen from the classic story Snow White. She has banished all of the fairy tale characters to a town called Storybrooke which resides in our world. As if being banished wasn't bad enough, all of our heroes have also been mind wiped and don't remember who they are thus ripping away their happy endings. Regina holds the position of Mayor over the town thus "ruling" them. Seasons 1-3 can currently be viewed on Netflix while Season 4 is streaming on Hulu. Regina is ruthless, sexy and smart. She doesn't let anyone stand in her way and has no problem voicing what she thinks, no matter how brutal.  Below is a gallery of my Regina costume and her Storybook alias, Mayor Mills. You may also notice some other Once characters in the photos ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Why The Disney Princesses with Realistic Waistlines Movement is Nonsense

Photo credit: BuzzFeed
There have been several articles circulating on the internet criticizing the bodies of Disney Princesses. The first one popped up in October 2014 on BuzzFeed and there have been many more ever since. Many people claim that the princesses weight is not realistic and projects a bad image to young girls around the world thus leading to low self esteem and eating disorders. The articles are all accompanied by photo shopped images straight from  Walt Disney films featuring "Realistic Waistlines".

So let me get this straight; in cartoons featuring mermaids, magic spells, talking animals, poison apples and fairy god mothers, you are complaining about realism and are targeting the princesses weight? Seriously?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jillian's Cure

This is Jillian. She has a disease called ADOA (Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy) which involves vision loss, hearing loss, disturbances in the nerves used for muscle movement and sensation, and muscle weakness. Jillian has been given an estimation of being blind before her sixth birthday, and she’s currently very close to turning five years old. They say her hearing will be gone as a pre-teen as well. ADOA affects every child differently, so there are many who aren’t as fortunate to have their senses as long as Jillian has. ADOA is one of the most under-funded and under-researched causes that there is, and I’ve been working with Jillian’s family to help raise awareness about the cause and the efforts that are finally being put into place so that research can begin for the sake of Jillian and all others like her. Please help me spread the word by sharing this post and also following her journey on Facebook ( for more information on ADOA, as well as opportunities that you may have to assist in aiding the research efforts so that a cure can be found sooner rather than later.

Reposted from Dustin Dorough's Blog, 'I Thawed Out For This?'