Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hobbes Stuffed Animal: Calvin and Hobbes

Last month my coworker sent me this pattern for crocheting a stuffed animal Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes for his son. I actually have never read any of the Calvin and Hobbes comics, but I knew of it.  When I saw the pattern, I was a little confused because I didn't recall seeing Hobbes as a stuffed animal until my boyfriend explained to me that Hobbes IS a stuffed animal, just that Calvin's imagination shows us Hobbes as a "real" tiger. 

It's been a while since I last crocheted a stuffed animal, and I have to say I'm very anal when it comes to accuracy and making sure it at least looks like the comic. This Hobbes pattern by Sukigirl was a great and easy to read pattern.  I completed it successfully and was very proud of it! So happy with it I wished I could keep it.........


Monday, October 29, 2012

Bat Cat!

OH my it's been a while since I last made a post. But since me and my friend started a website, it's been so busy !! Please visit LiftedGeek.com! and like us on facebook!  I have a section devoted to Fib in all his costumes along with a funny comic to go with it. The section is called "My Poor Kitty"

Meanwhile i'll continue to post my crochet projects on here, but it will also have more and maybe even patterns on the website.  

For now, this post will be about Bat Cat! A full on bat costume for the one and only, my cat.
He actually crawled into it... 

hello!! hahahaha

and there's the back!

and now the bat mask :)
na na na na na na na na Bat Cat!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Feline Flash!

video
I did it... I made a full body costume for the cat!!!!  ok minus the booties, that would be too mean ;)  he actually hates the booties hahaha.  But everything else he is fine!! I am pretty happy about the way it turned out, and I'm sure he is too ;) hahaha.  Surprisingly he is ok with that on his head... at least until nap time. Just because of how awesome this costume is, I uploaded a video for everyone's entertainment, and to see how fast he can go! ;)  After all, he is The Flash! [(c) DC Comics]

Meanwhile, here are some other pictures of him and my work :)


Monday, July 30, 2012

Street Fighter: Sakura Kasugano Cosplay

I'll be honest - I was shootin for the "Dark Sakura" cosplay, appearance in the Marvel vs Capcom 2 game.  Yes, two layers of MAC tanning spray got me looking like so in the photo, and maybe i should have listened to my boyfriend and stuck with the original Sakura (white and pasty). It's ok.  The only difference is that the Dark Sakura (as if you could tell) is tanner and suppose to be sunburnt, and her outfit is a dark navy color instead of a royal blue, and her eyes are red. anyways. so. I think I did an ok job - I'll just .. not put on a spray tan next time.

my Street Fighter Sakura Kasugano cosplay!

Meanwhile, some other photos of me ...

Lord Mesa, an artist at SDCC, drew me :)
SEEEEEE RED EYYEESS
I'm pretty sure I lost this competition. <3!

Friday, July 20, 2012

SDCC 2012 Highlights!

San Diego Comic Con 2012!

Oh boy where do I start.
It was.. really fun this year. But also VERY crazy. Unlike last year, I didn't get to see as many panels as I'd like, due to the (amazing) line up of movies and tv shows they decided to schedule back to back in Hall H.. which meant more and more people camping out the night before = less chance for you to get in unless you camped out too or woke up at the butt crack of dawn.  But this year, unlike last year, we were more successful in buying SDCC 2012 exclusives to almost everything we desired to own, and some extras for resale or gifting.  

Overall, what was nice about this year's comic con was that they had reserved time blocks for panel playbacks, so that if you missed the panels, you could come to this and watch what you missed. Unfortunately these playbacks wouldn't be showing super secret footage or special screenings :(  But it was nice to have this addition. They also posted it up on their website for the public as well. THey also had more offsite events exclusive to comic con attendees! We didn't get to see all of them, but among them were the Walking Dead Escape, History Channel's BBQ, Rob Zombie's Dawn of the Dead, WB Extra, and so much more.  

The city also has lots of events going on comic con related in hotels, bars, etc. Lots of parties (rsvp in advance!), private events if you're lucky to get into one, roof top events... 

We got to stop by this cool lil heroes museum, with artwork of villains and superheroes, and even lego statues. My personal favorite is the baby Joker.
Exhibitor's Hall
Before I get to that, let's talk about the Exhibit Hall! There were several exclusives to SDCC 2012, and we managed to pick up a few at the convention! We picked up the three Tokidoki exclusive toys, Tokidoki exclusive hat, 2 Tokidoki shirts (not shown), 2 Kotobukiya x Marvel Bishoujo Figurines (X23 and Black Widow), Square Enix's exclusive Batman and Joker, and Mattel's Tiny Titans.

The one I couldn't get from the convention was the hottest item, Derpy Hooves from HasbroToyShop. Exclusive SDCC item, and it sold out like crazy.  However, I did manage to snag one from Hasbro online after the convention is over :) But I was pretty bummed when we finally showed up in line to purchase that it was sold out right when we got there. 

DERPY HOOVES!
Isn't she still cute?!?!! haha yes she has derp eyes.

Hasbro still had a pretty good thing of MLP anyway to look at, including another SDCC exclusive by HasbroToyShop x Toys R Us - the Zecora pony shown below in the bottom left corner.  It's mainly a preview for its nationwide release at Toys R Us this Fall 2012.  it was 10 dollars but didn't even knowt that TRU had a booth...But I will definitely grab on when it comes to stores! i mean come on, she's GLOW IN THE DARK...


Capcom x Toynami's exclusive Hello Kitty Chun Li was a must have as well, but of course, all sold out, with SO LIMITED QUANTITIES per day. :( 


omfg more lines...
What we didn't know was that some of these booths, including Hasbro's, required a ticket to be in the purchasing line. And these tickets are time tickets, meaning a posted time is on the ticket and you can only return to purchase Hasbro merchandise after that time.  But the earlier you can get that ticket, the earlier time slot you get to get in line.. so basically.. you stand in line.. to get a time ticket.. to stand in line again later to purchase. Sigh.. too many lines.  Among other Hasbro exclusives were GI Joes, Transformer's Bruticus, and the Avenger's Helicarrier. We did not pick those up, though the BRuticus did look pretty cool........

Sideshow Collectibles had some pretty amazing figurines, in the range of at least $2000 for these babies: 


Enough of the exhibitor's hall!

Thursday, July 11, 2012
The line up for Ballroom 20 was:
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sherlock Holmes and Watson
  • Dexter 
We didn't see these, but it was on my schedule to see Beauty and the Beast, but i wasn't THAT eager either. 


Indigo Ballroom had our #1 panel we wanted to see which was Archer. Other than that, these were in included in the schedule (not all listed:

  • Voltron
  • Power Rangers 20th Anniversary
  • Transylvania
  • Wilfred
  • Archer
The line up for Hall H was:
  • Twilight
  • Disney's Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Wreck it Ralph
  • Expendables 2
Thursday is not much to talk about, except we were all glad they got Twilight fans and their panels out of the way! Line wasn't even that long anyway...

Expendables 2 was the next biggest for that day, but we didn't go to that either. It was pretty laid back for us, there were panels but we weren't too interested in them.  So we spent most of our time in the Exhibit Hall buying and buying and buying...and demoing games.

Square Enix had several games out for demo - the new Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dreamdrop Distance,  Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman Absolution. My bf demo-ed Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman, and I played the Kingdom Hearts 3D, and after doing so we received free square enix pins for each game :) I ended up demoing the Tomb Raider game at Nerd HQ on Sunday, and it was pretty good too.

We checked out the Batmobiles that WB had set up outside - all the batmobiles from the batman movies.  That was pretty neat :)


However, our main goal of this day was to make the Archer panel in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton since we missed it last year.  and so we DID!!! We entered in a couple hours before hand, and came in when Transylvania started, and the one after that was the Wilfred Panel.  We don't watch Wilfred, but it was actually pretty funny! They screened an episode of Wilfred that WONT be aired, and only as release on DVD and well, if you buy the DVD and watch it.. you'd know why ;) Let's just say... Jizz.  ;)

The Archer panel was GREAT, they screened an episode from the 4th season of Archer, and it was funny as hell.  The voice actors actually looked like their respective characters!!! Except for Archer's VA. Kind of funny, his voice is really HIS VOICE...everytime he spoke i could only imagine Archer.

Later that night was the Rob Zombie Dawn of the Con Welcome Party.  There were several offsite SDCC events that occurred through the whole SDCC event.  But we attended the Rob Zombie Welcome PArty and sure enough Rob Zombie showed up. There were exclusive T Shirts, but that line was so unbelievably long we decided to screw it. 

Friday, July 12, 2012
The line up for Ballroom 20 was popular for the following:
  • Firefly's 10 year Reunion
  • Bones
  • Arrow
  • Dark Horse: Joss Whedon
  • Breaking Bad
We didn't attend any of these, though I would have been interested in the new Green Arrow show.. Firefly was by far a popular panel, a lot of people was happy to have this reunion.

Indigo Ballroom had ALL Adult Swim shows including Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, Black Dynamite, and many moer!! I would have really wanted to see Robot Chicken, or at least Seth Green. But we spent most of the time in line for Game of Thrones, which is part of the line up for..
Hall H:
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Walking Dead
  • Game of Thrones.
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Sony's Total Recall, Looper, and Elysium
We REALLY wanted to see Game of Thrones... but we didn't make it in after being in line for several hours :( So we ended up leaving the line and headed back to the Exhibitor's Hall. We coulda totally went to see the My Little Pony panel too! But didn't.. oh well.

That morning we spent more time in the Exhibit Hall, and after walking clear across the hall (10 min+ just to do that) and standing in line in front of some questionable bronies, I got my free Steam Punk Rainbow Dash bag! well, free with purchase :)


Afterwards, we walked around San Diego and came across this amazing mural of the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers painted by these two artists!

This definitely explains the gigantic red ranger in the exhibit hall........


Saturday, July 13, 2012
Line up for Ballroom 20 includes these panels:
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Futurama
  • Simpsons
  • Family Guy
  • American Dad
  • Vampire Diaries
  • True Blood
I would have really wanted to see Once Upon a Time, at least a sneak peek at the next season!!!!! 

Saturday was REALLY NUTS. Not only did we still not get the HAsbro pony this day, the line into Hall H was insane. 
The line up in Hall H:
  • Quentin Tarantino's Django
  • Silent Hill Revelations in 3D
  • WB's Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, and HOBBIT!
  • Iron Man 3
People camped out the night before! And mainly because of Hobbit, that was HUGE, and then I just found out tonight that Robert Downy Jr. made a really cool surprise entrance through Hall H, down the aisles and high fiving everyone in the Iron Man 3 panel.  :( I wish I could see that!!!!  But point is, everyone camped out, and NOBODY LEFT ANY OF THESE PANELS. maybe a little here and there, but NOTHING like the exit right after Iron Man 3, when the majority of us in line was for Kevin Smith's annual Comic Con Q&A.  like the entire hall left.  We were in line around 2, when WB's 2.5 hour panel started, and we didn't move.. at all, and Kevin Smith's panel was at 7pm.  

Another panel of interested would have been Grimm, in a smaller room (6A), but of course, these damn lines.. we miss everything don't we? I should consider less popular TV shows and then my panel experience would be worth any wait in line huh? 

Anyways Kevin Smith's panel was HA-lirious. Jason Mews appeared as well, promoting their funny game online and Jason kept rambling on the game and showed us how it worked and what you could do with their characters, and finally showing how you basically launch Kevin Smith in the game and watch him bounce of various things, getting more points for hitting certain things and what not.. it was pretty funny.  Again Kevin Smith's panel was no disappointment, and the last person who asked the question certainly ended the night with a finale, having Kevin Smith tell us a story about Bruce Willus.  ;)

After this panel, the Comic Con Masquerade Party had already started, and apparently is extremely popular - we may want to check it out next year, and see how great people's cosplay turn out and what kind of awards they all win!

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Line up for Hall H:
  • Fringe
  • Supernatural
  • Doctor Who
  • Cleveland Show
  • Sons of Anarchy
Now Sunday was very slow - I did initially stand in line for Supernatural for Hall H - but lost hope.  People again had camped out the night before, and the line was so long, I ended up leaving my group and meeting up with my bf in the exhibit hall.  But of course, I leave, and the line moves, and in the end they did end up getting into Supernatural!! boo sack. :( It's ok... Other than that, we ended up leaving the hall early afternoon to Nerd HQ and I demo-ed the new Tomb Raider game by Square Enix.  Sunday was pretty relaxing.. considering we already bought all we could, and everything we did want was sold out anyway :( 
Last but not least, I've compiled a collage of some really notable cosplay from all through out the weekend!!!!! 
SDCC 2012 Cosplay
Wish I took more photos... 
Until next year!!!!! SDCC 2013 whoo!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Spider Man Cat!

The Amazing Spider Man movie came out this last week! My boyfriend and I saw it this weekend, and so it definitely inspired me to make my cat a spider man sweater !

The spider design took some time, i had to draw it out in the paint program at first .. but it turned out well!

Unfortunately there is no spidey mask (SORRY!), i thought about it.. and i really really really want to make one! But for some reason my mind can't wrap around how to do it.  I can add ear holes alright but i can't seem to think about how to make the eyes work.  it's possible i'm sure but I'm too lazy to look into it .  The sweater is cool enough anyway :)


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Domo-kun Square Plates!

It's getting to the summer time and I haven't been crocheting much! But I did go to paint pottery again!!! This time, I got two plates painted like domo-kun :D A pink and a brown one. Originally, I had thought the pink domo kun was his girlfriend or something.. but it turns out that was not the case. The pink domo kun looks like it was a valentine's day special so they were selling him as pink! There are actually many other color you could have your own domo kun in, and even with nerd glasses!!! (THAT'S NEXT...)


Anyways here's a photo of my coolest plates ! 


Rawr!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Turquoise Beret Hat!

Omgoodness i've been slacking on posting my projects! It's been a while since I've come up with my own stuff.. I should .. really try to create an awesome hat, but i'm not that gifted yet :) 


This one is by Pierrot Yarns, it's a japanese yarn website (in english) and provides many many free patterns (japanese)! I particular was fond of this Beret.  I think i followed it as is, but extended the band a few more rows, and repeated round 9 six more times instead of four.  Overall this is my new favorite spring hat to wear, and I've already received so many compliments already!


I used Cascade Wool Yarn for this project.






it's kind of weird the close photos look a little heathery, but it's not! It's a gorgeous turquoise (or teal) just like in the bottom photo.  I love the way it looks!

Despicable Me Minion!

One of my friends had requested I make this, and they sent me a pattern here by Lurose18.


It was really fun to make haha took me an evening to put together.  Enjoy!!!!




and then I added the hair :)
And then the cat =^.^=

Sakura Con 2012!

A little late for my posting for Sakura Con! But this year it was definitely fun if not more fun than last year! Didn't take as many photos as I hoped, but between my brother and I, we got a lot of photos anyway.


This year, on Day 1 Friday, I cosplayed as Ciel Phantomhive in his pink dress from Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji:
Ciel Phantomhive
And then on Day 2 Saturday, I cosplayed as Shiemi Moriyama from Blue Exorcist/Ao No Exorcist:

Shiemi Moriyama
My boyfriend and I were a pair on Day 1 (Friday), or well, i mean, I don't know if you could technically call it a pair.. considering I was cosplaying a male character who was.. dressed as a girl.  and my boyfriend cosplayed as my character's butler, Sebastian.  The most memorable of this convention was that my boyfriend and I were both interviewed by CosplayNation, who's making a cosplay documentary!! It was really fun, and i've never been interviewed before and it was quite fun!! 

I loved both my cosplay. I think both of them were well made, quality wise, and I can't wait to wear them again!! Not many cosplays I wear again, but the last couple years i've been loving what Ive been choosing as cosplays and what I got to wear.  The Ciel Phantomhive cosplay is like a southern belle type dress and it's SOOO pretty.

Aside from that, here are some other photos of my boyfriend and I and our friends in our cosplays for Blue Exorcist and Black Butler! I would like to thank Pro Bono Photography and John C Hieber for some of these photos! (Pro Bono: 1st row, 2nd photo; 3rd row, 3rd and 4th photo) (John C Hieber: 1st row, 1st photo; 2nd row, 2nd photo)


And here are a few wonderful cosplays from that weekend! 


The rest of this album can be located here: Sakura Con 2012

Next convention: SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2012!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rainbow Kitchen Mat!

I made my first kitchen mat! It's not .. like.. that GREAT, i think i could have made it less "wavy" now after I have put it all together and realized what's wrong, but i think i have a solution anyway. anyways, this is based on a pattern from Pierrot Yarns, which is a japanese website, and they have free patterns for many many cool things! but I went with the "Mat Rug" category and decided to make use of my Sugar n Cream cotton yarns that i bought a while back in like all different colors.. but some of the colors in my rug are acrylic, like the edging.  Anyways here it is ! my Rainbow Kitchen Mat!


stupid photo can't flip right...but yes the cat wanted in.

I asked him if he liked it. i think this is a yes. 

Yay! my not so boring kitchen floor!
And that's that! gonna add some stickies on the bottom so it doesn't like roll around on the floor. but i'm not sure what to do about the "waves".. maybe slip stitch along the bottom tightly? i don't know. but i like it!!! 

Working on a motif red/white picnic blanket next..... whee!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leprechaun Cat!!

YES I DID!!!!! 
My little leprechaun! Sweater again based on DIY Maven, except I extended the rows by 6 or something. maybe more. The yarn was basically chunky; used green super saver + worsted weight light green together with a G hook.  I didn't have the right color green so i thought i'd mix :) the hat again is custom.


ok photos!







I wanted to add like a green pipe cleaner thingy and making a clover stick out of his hat. But I don't have any :( it woulda been so cute if I could!! 

HAPPY ST PATTYS!