Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jen's Gems: Dancing Capes, Holographic Skull Makeup, & The Elusive Octopus Hand Sanitizer

It's been ages since I threw some fun finds at you guys! So here, CATCH.

This "castle-themed" room by Riley's Replicas is the perfect Harry Potter bedroom: 

They carved the architectural elements out of foam, which of course is not so easy, but the rest - the decor and even the painted stone walls - is totally doable if you're the crafty type.

I especially like the faux windows! You could make something similar using pink insulation foam board from the hardware store - that stuff sands like a dream, and is easy to paint.


Speaking of Harry Potter, Universal Japan just unveiled a new parade, and I am LOSING MY DANG MIND:

The Potter section only lasts for about 4 minutes - but holy WOW. The light-up spellbooks! The animatronic owls! The full size Hogwarts Express!

I'm trying not to be salty about Japan getting all the best theme park stuff, guys, but unnnnnnng. First Disney Sea, now this? When do we get Star Trek style transporters so I can go see all this loveliness?


This video from MomoCon makes me want to see a buddy-cop movie starring Doctor Strange and his cape: (Turn down your sound, loud laughter ahead!)



John and I watched Netflix's comedy special with Steve Martin and Martin Short this week (the prophetically titled, "An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life,"), and were soundly underwhelmed. (The best funny bits are in the preview trailer  - just watch that.) However, this photo? ALL SMILES:

Now I need to see Three Amigos again.


Oh, and the other night I watched a fabulous video from 2014 of John Cleese being interviewed by Adam Savage. HIGHLY recommend. 


I don't know what exactly to call this - makeup? cosplay? art? All three? - but dang is it fun to watch:

Watch 'til the end; there are three designs, and they keep getting better! Then go follow Vanessa Davis (aka The Skulltress) on Youtube for lots more fantasy looks. (The Disco Glam one is insane!)


You guys, I found the best thing on the RPF Facebook page - and this one anyone can make! 

Matthew Baranishyn wrote,

"needed something to cover up my indoor TV antenna and I just thought having Waldorf and Statler heckling my living room would be the best! The dolls are store bought and the balcony is foam core. I cannot believe that they don't already sell these! It makes me laugh every time that I look at it!"


Bahahahaa! I love it! Go see Matthew's original post here for a few more pics. 
I even found the same dolls on Amazon for you - eh? EH?


And finally, don't walk, RUN to your nearest Bath and Body Works to see if they have this light-up octopus hand sanitizer holder in stock:

And if they do, buy two. I want one. :D
[Update: That was fast! I'm covered, gang, no need to buy me any more!]

They cost less than $8 in store, btw, but are going for nearly $30 on Amazon. Grrrr. Bath and Body's website says it's out of stock, so fingers crossed they make more!


What's the best thing you've seen online lately? Any new favorite follows on IG or Youtube? Spill!


  1. Just ordered the octopus (and the narwhal) and they are being shipped to you! Enjoy!

    1. Whaaaaaat you didn't have to do that! Aw, thank you so much, Anne! ::mwah::

  2. Oooh~! That castle room is interesting!
    Pinkie Welborne, 17

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  4. Aw, I liked the Steve Martin/Martin Short special! I see what you mean - it definitely wasn't as over-the-top as their usual performances - but still had several good laughs and some fun surprises. :)

  5. I might have to the Statler and Waldorf idea. Jen, thank you for always finding amazing coolitude for us! :)

  6. As much as I love the dancing cape, I just can't get over Dr Strange carrying a huge kitten face bag!

  7. That dancing cape is what I needed in my life today. Thank you! :)

  8. That bedroom is amazing, as is the makeup. Did you name the little kitten yet?

  9. Every time I look at the photo of Statler and Waldorf in their balcony over the window I have the urge to laugh. Brilliant!


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