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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Partners

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Summer is getting super close, I'm so excited! Is the weather heating up where you are? It's starting to warm up here (thank goodness) so with summer fever right around the corner, I am looking for partners for the month of July! Not only is July the month of America's independence, it's also my birth month. I want you, yes you, to partner up! Why? because its free! Yep, all partnership for the month of July will be free. How can you partner up? I'm glad you asked!

Evon Von Blog | How to Partner

Sidebar space is always available, your ad just needs to be 150 x 150. These spots rotate around throughout the month so that each one gets equal share of time right on the top! For the blog takeover, I love guest posts, and I think that letting another blogger 'take over' Evon Von for a day sounds like a lot of fun. Your guest post should be submitted the day prior to scheduled time so that it can go live first thing the following morning. Lastly, if you'd like to donate a product for a giveaway that would be cool. Its almost time for another giveaway over here so anyone wishing to contribute during the month just needs to let me know.  All partnerships will receive recognition on social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) several times throughout the month, as well as individual introduction posts for each partner. For this I would your bio including any links you wish to have promoted.

That's it! If you're interested in becoming a partner or if you have any additional questions, feel free to drop me an email and I can assist you further. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to partnering up with you!

lotsa love to ya!




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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Black Widow Style

Evon Von Blog | Black Widow Style
Black Widow is indeed a strong Marvel character. I wanted to put together a quick outfit that would not only be simple and stylish, but you could still kick someone's ass if you needed to while wearing it.




Top- www.hanes.com
Pants- www.whistles.com
Combat Boots- www.combatbootsforwomen.com
Arrow Necklace- www.bluenile.com
Gold Bangles- www.macys.com
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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Creative Minds

Evon Von Blog | Creative Minds


Creativity is something I hold near and dear to my heart. I would certainly consider myself to be a creative person. I find myself constantly working on projects. I know I drive my family crazy because every time they turn around, I'm covered in paint, craft foam or polymer clay. I have a tendency to bounce around from project to project, so my back-and-forth also must drive them crazy. But there's a certain sense of happiness and pride you get from creating something. You made something. You took nothingness and transformed it into something. Some people seem to be born with creative talent, while others (lime myself) have to practice and practice and practice in order to hone our skills. I am by no means saying that I'm great at what I do. I think I perform decently, but there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Lately I have been back sewing and working on cosplay costumes. In another post very soon I'll be going over what I've been working on lately and give details for each costume. That's a post (and video) for another day. There are two conventions that are coming up in 1 and 2 weeks so I am under a time crunch to get the last bits of each costume together. With that being said, there are so many different aspects to the costumes, I have once again bounced around from each one. The main focus is sewing which is 95% complete. However, accessories have taken up the most of my time lately. Belts and pouches and swords and holsters.....I've had a LOT going on lately. The reward will come when my kiddo and I are able to walk around the convention and have fun, and that's what I have been reminding myself.

Evon Von Blog | Creative


Okay, my original point (before getting completely side tracked) is that a creative mind is constantly at work. A creative mind looks at the world different. Some people are naturally creative and can easily interpret the world around them into their own way. Others learn over time to. There are so many outlets and ways to express oneself, there really is no limit. Some people choose to express themselves through painting and sculpting, some through fashion, some through music, photography, dance and writing. The key is consistency. I'm sure you've heard, the only way to get better at something is to practice. That's true in every aspect of living, but especially when you are bringing something into existence. Looking at the world and seeing it your own unique way is not only a gift, but you can develop the ability with practicing and challenging yourself. Even if you don't think you're creative, you can develop a creative mind with patience and practice.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” 
― Osho


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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

When Insomnia Attacks

Aha moment

I suffer from insomnia. This is nothing new, I've shared this often over here on the blog. While laying in bed driving through a winding train of thought, I had an epiphany. You see, I've been thinking about my lack of videos posted and I couldn't quite figure out where my issue was coming from. Thanks to some random yet deep thinking, I realized it. I'm afraid of being so far out there. Yes I've made videos before, they were difficult to make and honestly the only one I enjoyed making was my Faora Ul costume breakdown. And that was essentially me going over pieces, not doing a tutorial, not expressing my opinion on things. Like most people I'm afraid to dice in feet first, I'm afraid of failure. I've been working on myself a lot this year and I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm way past where I used to be (that seems vague, huh.) I'm going to really work on creating more videos. I'm going to try to have one done by the end of this week either by Saturday or Sunday. It's not going to be anything fancy, deep or special. Just me talking about something or doing something. I have no clue what though hehe. I'm going to think of some ideas and hopefully drift off to sleep in the process. G'night night owls!

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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Gaming Confessions

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This installment is all about gaming. I would consider myself a gamer, but I am by no means a hardcore gamer. I play on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.  I only play for fun. I've played lots of different games but I don't have a specific kind I like best. First person shooters are definitely fun, but I also like role playing games.

Diablo 3


My biggest confession is that I'm terrible at actually finishing games. Ive got a lot of games on my systems that I've played a lot, but haven't finished them. I think the only game I've gone all the way through was Diablo 3, and that was because my hubs was playing and wanted to get through it quickly.
minecraft

Another confession, I like Minecraft almost as much as my son. I love playing it on creative mode and just building things. I also like playing with Legos, so that could be the reason I enjoy Minecraft so much. The docile music and just sitting back and building is strangely relaxing and soothing.

mortal kombat x

I can't seem to let go of Mortal Kombat games. Ive got the first three, and I've got Mortal Kombat X, and lately when I play a game, that is what I play. Maybe its the nostalgia that hits me when I play. I think back to my brother and I sitting in the basement in front of our small tv, eating cereal, and him continuously beating me.
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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Cosplay Confessions

Cosplay

Next in line for Confessions Weeks, I'm talking about cosplay confessions.

As a cosplayer, I believe it might be universal to keep an ever growing list of cosplay goals. Before Convention season we all make our lists for the characters we would like to create. Things are steady for a while until you come across a game, a movie, or a cartoon. Inspiration is basically thrust upon you and your world is shaken. Okay that might be a tad extreme, but I'm sure anyone who loves to cosplay understands exactly what I mean. You start off with a list, maybe a top five or ten for the year. You discover a character you begin to fall in love with or even obsess over. Now its time to prioritize. Is your list complete? Do you add the new character to the end? Or do you swap characters out. Anyway Con season is finally starting for me so that's the boat I'm in right now. I'm sure we all know by now how much I love cosplay. It is literally my favorite thing. Having said that, there are some things that I get annoyed with.

I love sewing. But certain projects really get on my nerves. While sewing my Baroness costume the arms went in well, the bodice was good, but the legs gave me the biggest hassle. Never did I think sewing on legs would be such a pain. Especially after attaching the arms with no problems at all. Seam ripping can really get a person down, and I did a LOT of seam ripping on that thing. I certainly wanted to give up on it a few times, but I'm glad I didn't, it turned out so much better with adjustments.

I have a love/hate relationship with EVA foam. There are so many things you can do with it, but I always seem to screw something up.i have no idea what I'm doing wrong, but I have noticed progress. A lot of the things I messed up on in the beginning have been resolved but there are other screw ups. New screw ups. So this has been interesting. A lot of costumes I like have armor and props that require foam or worbla  (which I have never tried before). I don't want to limit myself based on my lack of ability. But I will continue to press forward and keep learning about using it. Hopefully soon I will have made lots of progress. One can only hope, right?!

I hate weathering. I can never seem to get it right. No matter how many tutorials I read, regardless of how many videos I watch, I can't seem to get it right. This is infuriating! I want my shiny armor pieces to look right and realistic but how can I do that if it doesn't look weathered? I've tried many different techniques so I've got to keep practicing if I'm going to improve. Taking scrap pieces and practicing on those sounds good, right? This goes hand in hand with the above mentioned EVA foam. One day I'll be proficient so until then I've got to keep working.

There are definitely more things that frustrate me, but like I said, I don't want these confessions posts to get too deep. What are some things that frustrate you about cosplay?

lotsa love to ya!




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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Spooky Eyes Contacts

Spooky Eyes | Evon Von Blog


I'm so excited to tell you guys about my new contacts! I searched quite a few places for contacts when I came across spookyeyes.com. I poked around and shortly after I was hooked! I was initially looking for white mesh contacts (for my Raiden cosplay) and those are hard to come by apparently. But they has them at Spooky Eyes, and for a reasonable price.

lenses from www.spookyeyes.com
Initially I was hesitant to purchase contacts from outside the US, as I've has bad experiences with ordering from overseas. But I decided I really wanted them and I went ahead and purchased them. On their website they said for orders shipping to the US, to allow 7-11 business days, but they arrived extremely fast. I've ordered products in the US that took longer to get to me, he he.

Like i said, I wanted these contacts for my Raiden cosplay. The mesh had me a tad bit concerned as Ive never had contacts like that before. Truth be told, the last time I wore contacts was three, maybe four years ago. Wearing contacts again period was intimidating to me no matter what style! Anyways so the contacts arrived in a neat little package with the pair safely inside.



Opening the package up, I couldn't wait to try them on. Below you will see several photos of me wearing them. Several 'normal' photos of me, and then a few with part of my Raiden costume gear on.







I was very happy with my experience with spooky eyes, and I definitely foresee myself using them again in the near future.

** The contacts were purchased by me, and my opinions above are mine and mine alone **
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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!
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