Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Coverage

The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrated its 14th year in the state of Maryland with its first ever three day show.  Guests in attendance included Cliff Chiang, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Adam Hughes, George Perez and many more. Exclusive variants were available for purchase such as George Perez's Sirens #1, Big Trouble In Little China #1 and Robocop #1. Many panels took place during the course of the three day event including the topics of Cosplay and Comics. The Kids Love Comics Program included several sketch sessions and even a how to make your own cape and superhero mask. Media Guest of Honor was Star Wars actor, Peter Mayhew. The Harvey Awards which honors artists, writers, creators and publishers in the industry was held on September 6th.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

MatchWigs review

The MatchWigs website was started by "cosplay fanatics" who wanted to offer a smooth transaction to fellow cosplayers and high quality wigs. MatchWigs offers free international shipping and low prices. Their wigs are made of Hiperlon fiber and are heat resistant. They can be washed and restyled. Many different styles and hair colors are available. I recently received  their Verome Medium Yellow Wig for my Supergirl costume. It is priced at $27.99. You can view a listing of the product HERE. A confirmation email is sent after placing your order. Once your product is shipped, you are provided with a tracking number.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Costume Break Down: Couture Maleficent

Welcome to the first edition of 'Costume Break Down' on the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog! Costume Break Down will highlight one of my costumes followed by a detailed description on how I put it all together.  The first costume I'd like to spotlight is Couture Maleficent. I decided to create this look for many reasons, the first being that Angelina Jolie is my favorite woman in the world. Her beauty, talent and work with the United Nations have kept me enchanted with the actress for as long as I can remember. I was thrilled when it was announced she would be playing Maleficent, who is my favorite Disney Villain.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kids Love Comics at the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con!

Baltimore Comic-Con Offers Interactive Kids' Comics Area with cartoonists, comic creation, capes, and light saber training!

 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 6, 2014 - Kids 10 and under get in free at the Baltimore Comic-Con September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center -- and show organizers are once again presenting a kid-friendly comics area, full of all-ages comics, as well as the artists and writers who make them. Creators from such companies as Archie, Scholastic, Disney, Simon & Schuster, First Second, Marvel, and DC will be on hand to sketch, say hi, and help to teach young ones about the magic of comics through mini-How-To's through the weekend, right at the Kids Comics Pavilion! Plus, kids can take part in comic crafts, game shows, and more!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Why Parental Supervision of Minors @ Cons is Important

You've all heard the story of the 17 year old girl who was found bloody and unconscious at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. At first reports stated that she was attacked and sexually assaulted but it was later confirmed by  the San Diego Police Department that no such thing had occurred. She had in fact fell while attempting to climb a 6 foot gate and was discovered by the pool of the Marriott Hotel at around 1am. Throughout this entire ordeal I have repeatedly asked myself the same question: where were her parents?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Product Review: Spooky Eyes Contact Lenses

Spooky Eyes is a website specializing in natural colored and special effect contact lenses. They also feature UV & Blacklight lenses and Halloween contacts. The company is located in the U.K and ships worldwide for free. According to the package, the contacts are made in Taiwan.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Debunking the Xena Comparison

At this weekends 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Brothers released the first official photo of actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman from the upcoming  Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Immediately fan boys took to the interwebs to compare Diana's outfit to that of Xena, played by Lucy Lawless  in 1995-2001. I suppose many of the so-called "fan boys" thought they were being cleaver in referencing a t.v. series that's been off the air for over 10 years. If any of them were true fans they would have known that Princess Diana of Themyscira has been rocking the warrior princess look in comics before Xena ever hit the small screen.