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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lonestar Mensa Gathering 2014


I've been sitting on a little secret for a while, but I think now is a great time to share! I was contacted by the Vice President of Lonestar Mensa in regards to their upcoming regional gathering. I was invited to be a guest presenter, and they wanted me to present about Cosplay. I was absolutely shocked! I've never been asked to do something like this and I am beyond excited! To sort of celebrate this invitation, I am working on a brand new Zatanna costume that I will be revealing at the actual gathering.

The theme of this gathering is "Playtime". They are encouraging attendees to dress in costume. I will be in my costume but I will also be bringing items with me for my presentation. I'll have my laptop to actually do the presentation but I will also be bringing several cosplay wigs, armour, and weapons I've made. I am so excited for this event. Not only because I get to dress up again, but because I get to share my obsession with people who may or may not know what Cosplay is all about!

My presentation will be on Saturday, August 30th at 2:00pm. Anyone attending this Lonestar Mensa Regional Gathering, I'm so excited to see and meet you all! If you see me, feel free to stop me and say hi, take a photo, and talk to me!

After the event I will post as many pictures as I can, but I will also post several updates in the coming days both on my Zatanna cosplay (only bits & pieces, the whole shebang will be shown after the event), as well as progress on one of the weapons I am making for demonstration purposes.

If you'd like to see active updates, you can always check my twitter accountfacebook page. and my instagram. I regularly update these pages.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Superhero and Villain Plushies

I've tried to keep my projects for geekfest kinda quiet because I wanted then to be a surprise. But due to my broken leg, I won't be able to sit at a booth all day on Saturday & Sunday. So I'll be updating my blog with the products that will be going in my shop.

The first new additions are a line of plushies. Not just any plushies, they will be of superheroes and villains. I am slowly adding then, but as of right now I've got three listed: Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, and Wolverine.



This is Lil' Harley Quinn. She can be found in my store right here.



This is Lil' Scarecrow. He can be found in my store here.



And this is Lil' Wolverine. You can find him in my store right here.

I will be adding more and more new products to my shop throughout the next few weeks, so definitely continue to check back periodically!


Monday, August 04, 2014

Batman Assault on Arkham



Anyone who knows me, knows how much of a Batman fan I am. So when I heard of batman: Assault on Arkham, it had to be downloaded STAT! We downloaded this movie on or Xbox. I love the fact that there were both well known villains and not well known ones. You've got Harley Quinn, Joker, and Deadshot, but then they introduce Captain Boomerang, King Shark, Killer Frost and Black Spider. The suicide squad is formed and given a mission to break into Arkham Asylum.



Overall, I thought this was a decent animated movie! It was definitely a bit mature, as there were a few sexual moments and violence. But it didn't seem forced our overdone. Definitely a step up from a cartoon movie.

The storyline however, seemed like it was lacking. It was kind of weak. I won't give away ant spoilers, but they could have done so much more with it.

I definitely did enjoy this movie, despite the fact that I think they could have done more. I actually hope they continue this serious with the suicide squad!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Keeping Your Motivation

I apologize for not writing much lately, I've had a series of problems that have really affected things in my personal life. The major problem has been a broken leg. I broke my leg during roller derby practice. It was pretty bad, 2 breaks and three fractures a little bit above my ankle. They did surgery to fix it, and it took 6 hours to complete.  In the end, I ended up with one long titanium rod, and 7 screws in my leg. I have a long recovery time ahead of me and my first reaction was giving up.

I was feeling so down, but after talking with my husband he gave me the pep talk I needed to get back in gear. Having a broken leg is a major setback, but I'm determined not to let it stop me. Initially it seemed like there was so much I wouldn't be able to do, but after thinking about things closer I can still do these things, I just have to switch up the way I will do them.

Cosplay and crafting are so important to me, I will not let this get me down. I will find a way to make them work. A setback is not the end of the world and I will push through this!

Regardless of what you're going through in your life, push through it. It may seem impossible at first. It may seem overwhelming at first. But relax, take a breath. Don't give up! You can do it! A setback isn't the end, and it's not permanent. Just take things one step at a time and keep up your passion and motivation!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Countdown to Geekfest!

Every day that passes I get even more excited. Why? Because Geekfest is almost here!



This year, for Geekfest I will be running my very own booth! This year I streamlined my blog and photography and created and online shop. Everything is under the same name, Evon Von. My online shop consists of handmade goods. I don't want to give away all of my tricks, but there are a lot of sewn items, wall art, and knick knack items. I have been seriously busting my butt to get a lot of stock made and I am overall happy with the variety of items I've got going. At this point, I am just working as hard as I can to produce as much as I can until Geekfest is officially here. So my countdown is starting RIGHT NOW! Less than one month left and I will be open for business!

More updates on my progress will come throughout the weeks. Along with my cosplay lineup for Geekfest. So stay tuned to find out what will be in store!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gotham City Imposters

This month's Games with Gold on XBOX 360 is Gotham City Impostors!

Image from: themoonisadeadworld.com
I've played this game some time ago but I didn't get too far into it before stopping for some reason. So when I saw that it was on Games with Gold on XBOX 360 it had to be downloaded STAT! I love this game. Partially because I love anything that has anything to do with Batman, even if they aren't really him. Gotham City Impostors is a first person shooter, which I love also. The premise of the game is simple. There are two factions. The Bats, and the Jokerz. You have the Bats who are Batman impostors, and then you have the Jokerz who, you guessed it, are Joker impostors.

Image from: mmo-play.com
There's a lot of downloadable content, my favorites are the costumes. As if their original costumes weren't crazy enough you can download all sorts of hilarious costumes! Check some of them out:

Pirate costume of The Bats. Image from: steampowered.com
Business costume of The Jokerz. Image from:steampowered.com
Going head to head either against CPU or other players is so much fun! My 5 year old loves playing this game (but then again, he also loves anything that has anything to do with Batman too). If you haven't downloaded this game, get it while it's still free!!

Image from: idiotbox.co.uk

Friday, July 18, 2014

Firestar Cosplay

For those of you who do not know, I accept commissions for cosplay. I was recently commissioned to do a cosplay of Firestar. She is a Marvel Character but not too many people know who she is. But she was a regular part of the Spiderman animated series "Spiderman and his Amazing Friends"

Image: dreager1.com
I had so much fun making this costume and learning about Firestar in the process! So let me share my cosplay with you guys finally!!! I hope you guys enjoy!

Probably my favorite shot

Superhero posing?

Silliness

Standing around

Trying to look sexy

Trying to look seductive lol!
Construction Notes: The gloves and boot covers were both made with a lighter weight 4 way stretch Lycra material. They had a lot of stretch to them and were easy to make (except for the thumb holes....stoopid thumb holes). The bodysuit was also made with a 4 way stretch Lycra, but was a heavier weight. The heavier weight did stretch, but not as much as the orange or red Lycra. The mask was made by using craft foam, and the wig was purchased from amazon.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I have many more cosplays that I will be starting soon, and for those that are not commissioned, I will show you my entire process from start to finish. I will also start including videos with my blog very soon, so you guys can hear just how country I sound lol! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Capital City Comicon: A Review

Saturday, July 12th, my son and I had the opportunity to go to Capital City Comic-Con in Austin Texas. I found out about this convention extremely last minute, but I was so excited to be able to go and share this experience with my son. He loves going to conventions. His favorite thing about conventions is seeing all the cool costumes! Because my son is such a huge Batman fan, he already decided that he wanted to go dressed as him. Because I had some leftover fabric from another cosplay, I chose to cosplay as Cheetara, from Thunder Cats.

We arrived at the con almost an hour after the doors opened. It was nice because it wasn't that crowded yet. There we plenty of space to casually walk around and look at all of the booths that were set up. We started with illustrators and saw some extremely talented people! There were lots of artists there, and there was so much diverse artwork, it was great! So many unique and creative people were there, I was so impressed! Later, we visited booths of vendors that were selling manufactured items. I have a love hate relationship with these booths! I love the figurines and items they have, but I hate that I want to take everything home with me, lol

There were guest cosplayers there as well, one of which I have been following via Instagram. They were all so nice! It was refreshing to talk to cosplay guests who were down to earth and easy to talk with, genuine and sweet! The isle of small business/homemade goods was odd tell interest to me. Since I will have my own booth at geekfest next month, it was nice to get an idea of how much each person had displayed and their different take display layouts. I was NOT straddling ideas, I've got a solid base of my own unique items. But it was nice to see the diversity of each booth.

The peak of the day for me (and my son) was getting to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We saw a crowd standing around and once we saw the TMNT standing there, we basically ran over. Both my son and I were able to get pictures with them! We also got to see and take a few pictures of the turtle van. Oh, and another hit for my son was the power ranger table. The green ranger want there, but there was a pink ranger, yellow, red and blue! They were all from different seasons, but my son didn't care. He has been watching a lot of power rangers on Netflix this summer.

We also got to do the "Guardians of the Galaxy Experience", which I thought was so cool! They basically take you're picture, and stick you in the lineup from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Although we only visited this Con for one day, we had an absolute blast. I can't wait to see how much it grows next year. I will definitely be going to Capital City Comic-Con next year!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Capital City Comic Con





I'm pretty stoked about going to Capital City Comic Con this weekend! I originally hadn't planned on going, but decided last minute to go. My son and I will be there on Saturday. We are only going one day since we live about an hour from Austin. Saturday is usually the best day (in my opinion) for a Con anyway. Of course we will be cosplaying, my son is wearing his Batman costume and I will be going as Cheetarah!

Every time my son and I go to a convention, we try to get as many pictures with other cosplayers as possible. But of course there are always WAY more pictures of him than of me. But I'm planning on getting more pictures of me, especially in costume! 

Anyone else that's going to CCCC, I hope to run into you (and lets snag a picture!!)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thor for Thursday

GEEK CHIC


For this weeks Geek Chic post, I thought it would be appropriate to feature Thor inspired fashion on Thursday. Lets just call it THORsday! I chose to go with the classic Thor costume because I love the different colors that are involved. But lets face it, if I tried to go with Chris Hemsworth's Thor, I'd be way too distracted by how hot he is. So, lets see what we've got to work with!

Photo c/o Thor Wikipidia
Okay, now that we've taken a good look at this original Thor design, lets take a look at my not so obvious Thor inspired outfit:



1) Top can be found at: Chiara Fashion
2) Leggings can be found at: Downtown Off Price
3) Bracelet can be found at: Because I am Fabulous
4) Necklace can be found at: Bellast
5) Belt can be found at: ASOS
6) Heels can be found at: Amazon

I hope you guys are enjoying this new series here at Evon Von. Feel free to send over any suggestions or characters you'd like to be see added to this series! evon@evon-von.com