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16 April 2012 @ 05:58 pm
Hello and welcome to Blonde_Leia's Livejournal!

My journal is a mesh of everything, but is mainly used for the following:

*convention highlights and reports
*Costume progress/photos/etc
*General fandom ramblings

If you'd like to be considered as a mutual friend, please post here! The only reason I ask is mainly for the fact that I put some more personal things (as in, everyday life type stuff) on a friends-only setting, and I'd just like to see who you are before I friend you back and allow you access to those things. I have absolutely no problems with friending anyone and I'm always excited to meet new people who have similar interests as me! Just let me know who you are, friend me, and I will friend you back! :)

Easy as pie!

Thanks for visiting!
31 August 2010 @ 02:48 pm
Hey all! Is anybody still out there? Oh no, I hear crickets! XD

Wow, so I've totally neglected my LJ once again in favor of other things... but since the school semester has started and summer is officially over (at least in the sense of being back to class) I'm feeling that I need my LJ more than ever.

My summer KICKED ASS. I went to three conventions and they all rocked. Many good times were had and I'm sad that it's ended. And I'm not gonna lie, I've been pretty stressed lately. It seems like everything jumped at me at once. I've also been having WICKED trouble sleeping for the last several days. So, I'm thinking that my LJ will work as a good filter and distraction as I try to get back into the swing of a normal sleep cycle.

I have many things to update on! Including life, fandom and of course, cosplay goodness. I've got lots of cosplay photos to bombard you with and a couple tutorials to share with y'all.

I'll probably start posting this stuff throughout the day... so be prepaaaared!

Missed you, LJ. I promise I'll stick around this time! ;D
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Goo Goo Dolls
Here's the ginormous batch of Fallout 3 cosplay photos that we had taken by my friend Andraia at Ohayocon 2010! Please visit my amazing friend/photographer’s Deviantart PAGE for many more photos of cosplayers!

I didn't bother resizing them, so I apologize if it takes a while for your computer to load them.

It was a little dream come true to portray my Lone Wanderer in cosplay. As far as game characters go, especially characters that you essentially "create" in an RPG, I feel very connected to her. When I cosplayed as her, I felt like I *was* her so it was easy to portray her and slip into character. I had an absolutely blast with Jeremy and Tato, and debuting this group was well worth the months of work that went into it! :D

So without further adieu… ONTO PHOTOS! XD

NOTE: DO NOT USE THESE PHOTOS WITHOUT CREDITING THE COSPLAYERS AND OUR PHOTOGRAPHER. If you do use them, linking to my Livejournal, my Deviantart page and/or my photographer's Deviantart page would be nice. THANK YOU.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
Ohayocon is just around the corner, folks! Luckily this year I have made/am making good time with me and Jeremy's cosplays. *Cough cough* Unlike last year's Ohayocon and Otakon in which my poor mom and I were scrambling to finish things THE DAY BEFORE THE CON! Haha!

For the last couple of months, my good friend Tato has practically lived at our house, LOL! We've pretty much been hanging out at least 3 or 4 times a week (sometimes more!) to work on our Fallout cosplays for our little group.Sometimes we go over Tato's house as well but it's usually our house. Tato is going as a raider in Blastmaster armor, Jeremy is the Mysterious Stranger and I'm debuting my Vault 101 suit! It's fun, we usually do dinner and when we need a break from working on stuff we watch movies and anime and play video games :)

As far as our Uncharted group goes (Nate, Elena and Flynn), all of our costumes are finished except for Jeremy's holster which I'll probably start working on tonight. I'm happy with how everything is turning out though!

Here's a preview of my Elena outfit. I've since found shoes and I'm still going to dirty the shirt up a little bit. Also, the shirt IS indeed striped (took me FOREVER to find a decent one that could be tucked!) you just have to be closer to see them. I wanted to do the version where Nate first runs into her, hence why I've got the press badge and the notebook :)

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Jeremy looks adorable as Nate, even though he hasn't let me take any previews yet! LOL! And Tato makes a great Flynn, I'm so excited for our group! :D

As far as our Fallout 3 group goes, Tato is still working on his costume which is definitely getting there, and Jeremy's costume is completely gathered. My Vault Suit is complete and the Pip-Boys are finished except for the piece that fits around our arms!

Here's a preview of my Vault Suit in it's near complete state! All I'm missing in these photos are the Pip-Boy, and my pants are not rolled up fully since I didn't have clips to hold them up yet. I love my rifle! I've always wanted to have a costume where I can carry a big gun around XD This costume was a lot of work... I'll post a more detailed post on how everything was made once it's fully complete.

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I'm also working on Elena's winter coat outfit which is pretty much done, I'll snap some photos of once it snows again. I'm still debating whether or not to do exploded!Elena since I DO have an extra shirt, I just need to crud it up really good. And I found a cute pink dress that I am going to attempt to make look like one of the pre-war dresses from Fallout, so if I get to overheated in my Vault Suit, I can always change into that if it comes together okay :)

I believe that's all for now, folks! I may post a picture or two before the con, but other than that make sure you look for the photo assault that shall ensue after next week! :D
Current Music: Meteor Shower -- Owl City
This post will include nothing but photos of kitten goodness. WARNING: looking at photos of Drake for extended periods of time may cause "aww-ing," squeeing, giggling, kissing the computer screen and other girlish tendencies. NOW! BEHOLD THE CUUUUUUTENESS!!!!!

And yes, if there was any doubt, he is indeed named after Nathan Drake as I had planned. And he certainly lives up to his name, as he enjoys exploring, climbing, jumping, and the occasional fight XD

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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
08 November 2009 @ 06:57 pm
I'm not done with the post about my whole weekend yet. But I could not resist posting a few pics of kitten goodness!!!!

I got to visit the baby kitties over the weekend, one of which will be mine when he's old enough to be adopted. I've been debating the name "Drake" as it's the first name that comes to mind. I think it's masculine and cute and it's not totally obvious to those who don't know me very well. Okay, so it's pretty obvious. But you couldn't believe how oblivious some people I know are. They still think my hamster is named after a president! (Kennedy). And Drake goes along with the video game theme of my other pets' names.

As if I didn't already want him to be Drake, I asked Daren (kitties owner, my brother's friend) what mama cat's name was. And of all things... HER NAME IS CHLOE! Of all names in the world, and she has an Uncharted name. Jeremy and I just about died laughing. Of all names... she is Chloe. So that was the final straw, and a definite sign that my little kitten has to be Drake XD

He was so precious and tiny. But he kept crying for his mommy as I held him, and Chloe was getting really anxious/nervous and at one point tried to grab him back from me. Such a good mommy cat! I felt horrible that I made her nervous, though... I'm going to feel terrible when I take him away from her, even though I know that they do get over it and life goes on, as for all kittens...

And now, pics of baby Drake after the cut! His eyes are open now XD

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He's so beautiful. I can't wait for him to join the family! <3
Current Mood: excitedexcited
So, I've been meaning to post this but my week was absolutely CRAZY and since I have no homework today (WHOOOO) I figured it would be a good time!

My buddy Del (waruiushi) and I had an exciting and action-packed Tuesday last week, as the main event of Draketober finally approached! THE RELEASE OF UNCHARTED 2!!!!

Holycrap, have I expressed how long I was waiting for it?!

Read the recap with lots of nerdy cosplay photos AFTER THE CUT YO!

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Current Mood: bouncybouncy
So, seeing as I have no life (LOL) I have already beaten Uncharted 2 with my buddy Del! We got it at the midnight release this morning... and by God, it was... effing FANTASTIC. Just mindblowingly amazing. That's all I'll say about it for now. It's the best game, hands down, I've ever played in my life. I don't even know if there are words for how awesome it was!

But yeah, we played for about 5 hours after getting it, slept for a while, and finished today around 10:00pm. Del and I even dressed up as Elena and Chloe for the launch! Hahaha... we took a lot of photos and a couple videos so I will post those later. But I just wanted to make a little post landmarking this very special day in my life as a gamer... since I've waited for this for SO LONG now and the next few days will be busy, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to post the full report of our Uncharted Marathon Madness in Celebration of Draketober XD

I feel kind of sad that it's already over, it seemed like I waited for it for a lifetime and now it's come and gone so fast... but I'm also extremely extremely content... I feel really fulfilled, and I know I'm going to be thinking about it for a very long time! And of course, there's still lots more playthroughs, multiplayer, and tons of talk that I'm sure will be going on over at nate_x_elena so it's not as if the Uncharted 2 excitement is over. Really, it's just beginning!

Lots lots LOTS more on this later... I just needed to express how much fun I had with Del, and what a masterpiece Uncharted 2 is :)

And for now, it's sleep! School tomorrow, and I need to recover the hours of sleep I lost last night... LOL! (hours of sleep that were TOTALLY WORTH MISSING, mind you!) ^_^
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
03 October 2009 @ 02:38 am
...I just completed main quest of "The Pitt" expansion for Fallout 3 in one sitting... I believe I was playing since around 10:00 O_o

Good Lord where did the time go?! That game does that to you... it's so bad! And yet so good...

It was awesome though, a helluva lot more entertaining that what I've done in Broken Steel so far! I think it was one of my favorite quests in the entire game!

And... not only was the ending more satisfying in Broken Steel as I've mentioned since Charon didn't break my heart this time around, but furthermore, I can now torture him by making him wear MORE ridiculous clothing! YAY! They made all this updated Raider armor that has more damage resistance than the old outfits... so they're better than Charon's leather armor and he will actually wear them now. There's even one where he's like... shirtless.



I was shocked, too.

As if the bonnet wasn't bad enough! XD

And now, bedtime... in which I will probably have many bizarre dreams of Pittsburgh, escaped slaves, kidnapping, half-naked ghouls and of course, shooting people... like, a million times. In the face.
Current Mood: tiredtired