Today, in Geek Shopping Exploits*!
(*Accidentally typed "sexploits" at first - nearly left it in. [HEYO])
I found this awesome glass head at Ross for only $9, and the cashier's reaction alone was worth that much:
Her: [handling it like a dead skunk] "Aaa! What... what is..."
Me: "Cool, right? And they cost more than twice that at Pier 1!"
Her: "What... what do you do with a creepy glass head??"
Me: "Display even creepier stuff on it, of course."
'Course, I don't think my mask & headdress are creepy at all - but after my Doll Mobile & Death Eater posts I've been told I have a somewhat high tolerance in that department.
This is my original glass head from Pier 1. I think we'll use the new one for John's Dreamfinder beard & hat. (Which, granted, might get a LITTLE creepy...)
Just arrived today: jewelry accessories for my Death Eater costume!
The bird skull is like the one Bellatrix wore, except hers was gold. These cheap time-turner necklaces are everywhere on Etsy, and they're cheap in every sense of the word: the glass vial popped out in 2 seconds. I glued it back in, though, and I'll try to grunge it up a bit with some black paint.
Speaking of villainous accessories, it turns out Home Goods really does have something for everyone:
Ok, THIS I find unsettling. But also inspiring. Quick, someone name their Polka band "Tasteful Satanists!" (Because those t-shirts would be AMAZING, that's why.)
Also at HomeGoods: my very first Beyoncé sighting!
"KNOCK KNOCK, kind sir."
(I can't really pull off the Bloggess' sass.)
I can't remember if I posted this before, so here, pretty flower:
Obviously my cat Lily is the superior feline in our household, but someone was recently expressing disbelief that we actually DO have another cat, so here's Tonks, being unamused by my wand antics:
(Schnoz means "nose," right? PHEW.) Anyway, she grew into it. Then she KEPT growing, so now I call her Jabba-the-Tonks.
And finally, I was going to wait 'til this month's art roundup to show you guys this, but I'm too excited. John commissioned two pieces of art at SuperCon: the Toothless you all loved in my art haul photo, and a Catbus from Bianca Roman-Stumpff, which she just finished last week. Here's Bianca's initial sketch:
OH MY CUTE.
And here's the finished painting:
SQUEEEEE!!Bianca has prints available of it, too, if you want one. :)
I'll leave you with Colbie Caillat's new video, because even though I'm a teensy bit cynical about people jumping on the no-Photoshop bandwagon in order to sell us things, it's still a great message, and darn it if that one part (YOU'LL KNOW WHICH PART) didn't make me all misty:
Plus the song is pretty. So there. :)
Happy Wednesday, everyone!