Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How To Make A Wedding Anniversary POP

John and I are bad at keeping gifts secret, so my anniversary "surprise" ended up being something we both worked on... but this is us, so of course it was more fun that way. 

 Anyway, I thought you guys might like to see, since it's something many of you FOE have been suggesting - nay, demanding! - be brought into existence.

We were rushed and had to take these photos outside in the rain, but I think you'll get the idea:
 
 
 Jumpin' gigawatts, I'VE BEEN FUNKO POP'D!

Which I just realized sounds super dirty.

BONUS.

It turns out John genuinely loves making these custom boxes - and the box really is the best part:


EEEEEEEE

 

 Isn't it perfect? I love that teal texture.


 The actual figure is a combination of Rosita's head and Charlie's body:


You guys have been pointing out that Rosita is my Pop clone for ages now, but her outfit wasn't exactly me, ha.

So once John confessed what he was up to a few weeks ago - and that he'd already ordered a Charlie for the body swap - I helped him modify her outfit to something I actually own and wear:



Just imagine my head about 500% bigger. [Insert your own joke here.]

I was pretty psyched to bring my Yellow Boots out of retirement for this. I never wear them anymore because they're a little beat up, but they are SO comfy and I love them SO much I really should figure out how to clean fake suede, ha. Anyhoo, I know orange Chucks would have been more appropriate, but we wanted to work with the existing Pop sculpt as much as possible.

 Speaking of, John turned Charlie's bag into a camera, and I added a skirt - both done with paper clay. It's not super durable, but I never plan to take her out of the box, so s'all good.

 The spots are raindrops. Ack.


Talk about an Achievement Unlocked: I have my own action figure! Thanks, babe! (And thanks to all of you who suggested it!)

 I realize this calls for a John Pop next, so I'll I can say is, I'm working on it. Which means eventually we'll both be working on it... and we wouldn't have it any other way. :)



Now we're off to celebrate our nerdy, nerdy love the same way we have for the last seven anniversaries: surrounded by 70,000 of our closest friends at Dragon Con. Aw yeeeeeah. See some of you Thursday night at the Epbot meet! I'm wearing a pretty dress for y'all - plus some shiny patent leather combat boots I just found at the thrift store - so I am PUMPED.

Happy 19th Anniversary, John, sweetie! Thanks for marrying me when I was just a toddler. :D Here's to a million more projects and laughs and trials and trying to hold hands in public even when it's sweaty and gross because you're totally worth it. MWAH.

61 comments:

  1. That is SO cool! Happy anniversary, you two!

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  2. SO ADORABLE! Happy anniversary, guys!

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  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!
    this gift is pure perfection. well done!

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  4. Happy anniversary, you two! And have an amzing time at Dragon*Con!!!

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  5. You know, several FOEs work at Funko. Can they make this happen for reals? I need a Jen Pop.

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  6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    ...are you being silly by saying 19 years?? Because I've seen you in real life, and like, no way that is true. XD

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  7. Happy anniversary you crazy kids!

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  8. Everything about this post makes me ridiculously happy. Happy Anniversary to you!!

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  9. This is so cute... both you two and the POP! Happy anniversary!

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  10. If you don't have one, you might get/build something like a "FUNKO POP! STACKS PLASTIC PROTECTOR" which is a hard plastic safety device made for POPs. I've seen them on Amazon, EBay, HotTopic, and a bunch of other places and I know at least Amazon sells bulk lots if you're like me and have POPs taking over your house. There's also a lighter-weight version made from flexible plastic that might be easier to DIY, but if I had a custom POP of myself as awesome as this I'd be tempted to encase it in resin or something so nothing happened to it so maybe the hard plastic shell would be better.

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  11. This is fantastic! Happy anniversary. I knew 15 years was giant metal chickens, but I missed the action figures for your 19th. I learn something new every day.

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    1. Bahaha! And as someone else just pointed out: NEVER TOWELS. #ThingsWeLearnFromTheBloggess

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you two!

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  13. #RelationshipGoals You guys rock!!! Happy Anniversary! <3

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Hubs and I are going to celebrate our 10th at Fan Expo this weekend. Not that we're copying you, or anything.

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  15. This is amazing, but oh, man, am I disappointed. When I first saw this posted over on FoE, I thought it was an official one, and I was considering buying one!

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  16. Happy anniversary! Am I the only one figuring out the math as to how you can possibly have been married 19 years while you both look 30-ish?

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    1. The only possible explanation is that she was a child bride. :-D

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    2. I was 6, he was 9. :D :p

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  17. You guys are the embodiment of #relationshipgoals. Happy Anniversary!!

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  18. Happy Anniversary to one of the most amazing couples ever!

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  19. What a PERFECT gift!
    Love it, and love you guys, even though I only met you once. Briefly. At a signing in Boston. In a snowstorm.

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  20. Happy anniversary, guys! What an awesome figure. :D

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  21. In love with ShinyAugust 29, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  22. Best present ever.
    Happy anniversary guys :D

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  23. Aww, you guys beat me to it! No joke. I have the Rosita and two others that I put together for John, and had already started resculpting and painting them to surprise you with! (I was going to add a corset between the crop top and bottom, and turn the gun into your ray gun or a hot glue gun. John was getting an interchangeable drill and whisk...) Yours are so much better than I could achieve though, and I'm so glad you have your own Pops now!

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    1. Oh no, does this mean we don't get yours?? NOOOOOO those sound amazing, please finish them someday, I so want to see!

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    2. 😊 Perhaps I'll finish them and you can add them to the giveaway board...

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  24. Yay you guys! Happy anniversary and long may you craft (and build, and paint, and imagine, and ...) together.

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  25. Rock on!! You two keep on amazing us. Happy Anniversary!!!

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  26. Oooo, so cute! Best anniversary gift EVER! And a very happy anniversary to you two. Your relationship gives me contact glee.

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    1. Ooooh I second this post!! Contact glee! Happy anniversary!

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  27. d'awwwwwwww... keep it up, you two! :) <3

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  28. ehh.. disgraceful youngsters with your adorable craft projects.... GIT OFF MA LAWN

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  29. Happy anniversary, you two! That's a Pop doll I'd actually want if they were for sale - so cute!

    If your yellow boots are just a little scuffed up, try using a lint roller and a soft dry sponge (like the round pink deodorant-removing kind). That's always the first thing I try with costumes at work. If that helps but you need a little more rubbing action to remove scuffs, try a dry toothbrush. It's always easiest and safest to start without using anything wet, and a lot of times, liquid cleaning isn't necessary. =)

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  30. You even get to be the answer to life, the universe and everything!

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  31. D'awww! You guys are adorable. :D

    Happy anniversary!

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  32. For your boots - brush with a suede brush, then use a slightly damp lint free cloth with mild soap (face soap or dishwashing soap) to clean dirty areas, blot with a clean dry cloth and let air dry. (you may want to stuff them with old newspapers if they're floppy) I do this with my faux suede boots and it works great.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  33. Aw, she's so cute! And you two, too- your relationship is so great, maybe your next book could be 'how to have a great nerdy marriage' (with or without the nerdy part). Happy Anniversary!

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  34. Wishing you many, many more DragonConAnniversaries. :D

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  35. Happy Anniversary! Totally adorkable! <3 And that doll is amazing! #Relationshipgoals

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  36. Happy Anniversary to the most amazing couple, ever! Though, I must admit, I am so disappointed that "Jen Yates" isn't really a production line Pop! You should be!!! And your doll and box are soooo real! Like everything you two do!!! <3

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  37. Happy Anniversary.
    I started the month by going to an Anniversary/Reunion.
    My Great Aunt and Uncle (Mom's Aunt) had their 70th. Yes Seven Zero, Seventieth.
    May you and John eventually celebrate the same.

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  38. Oh my word I thought that was an official Funko Pop. Amazing job, and congrats on your anniversary.

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  39. Happy anniversary to you crazy kids!!! Can't wait to see what else you guys have up your sleeves.

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  40. Congratulations on your anniversary and may you have many more together. The Pop figure is great. I love seeing all the fabulous crafting items the two of you come up with. According to Sir Google - traditionally, the 20th anniversary was celebrated with china but in modern days, the official gift is platinum. If you're looking to gift your loved one with a gemstone, look no further than the emerald. So...perhaps a green Chinese-style dragon with shiny platinum accents?

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  41. Happy Anniversary! August 1998 was such a good time to get married that we did it too! ;)

    Can't wait to see both of you as FPs!
    -Zippy

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  42. Aw, that is so perfect! I can't wait to see the FP of John. Happy Anniversary! My hubby & I are coming up on our 23rd. Hope to see you this weekend.

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  43. OMG that is AWESOME! And happy anniversary to you both :D

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  44. I love it!! Happy anniversary, you crazy kids!!

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  45. Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids! And many, MANY more!

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  46. Okay okay okay okay. I know this is like, 3 days after you posted this and you might never see this comment BUT have you thought about making the pop number your birth year??? I thought that would be cool. Either that or the year you guys got married since you were making these for your anniversary.

    Happy Anniversary!!! Here's to many more :)

    -L

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  47. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more wonderful years ahead. <3

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  48. Lordy, you two are so frelling adorable!
    Happy Anniversary!

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  49. So much awesome. Happy Anniversary!

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