Professional Weirdo.

weirdo ˈwɪədəʊ/ noun informal noun: weirdo; plural noun: weirdos 1. A person whose dress or behaviour seems strange or eccentric. "The streets are dangerous and there are too many weirdos around"

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skogsdrage:

IF YOU’RE BROKE AS ME BUT STILL WANT TO GROSS PEOPLE OUT ON HALLOWEEN, HERE YA GO.


YOU NEED:

-WATER
-FLOUR
-TOILET PAPER
-SOME DARK EYESHADOW(black, greens and browns)
-SOME RED MAKEUP(lipstick, eyeshadow or whatever)
-FAKE BLOOD
-2 HARD BIG BRUSH, 1 SMALL BRUSH, A MEDIUM SPONDGE(can be found at any hobby store. Take the cheapest you can find).

optional: powder brush and blue food dye.

Be super creative and make really gross wounds. To make it look deeper, just build up layers.
Rice and spaggeti can be used as worms and maggots.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

Blitz means camera flash.

(via plotless-monster)

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Small City Girl, Big City Expo

So, as many of you have already seen, I’ve just returned from a trip to Toronto, ON for Fan Expo Canada (Going forward I will refer to it as FEC). Coming from a small city with a lack of readily available nerdcentric activities, I’ve had many people ask me about my experience. A blog post just makes sense. For the record, this has been my first time attending a large convention. Consider this a disclaimer for my fan-girling out over otherwise seemingly normal encounters.

I’ll skip the details of a 5 hour flight, the bottle of cheap airport wine, and drunkenly asking a complete stranger if he was Stephen Amell, and go straight to the good stuff. I missed Thursday due to travel, so my Fan Expo journey began on Friday, August 29.

Day 1 - Friday

My friends, who were lovely enough to shelter me for the long weekend, did not have availability to attend FEC so the plan was to go it alone. After what felt like being spun-around blindfolded and told to pin-the-tail-on-the-subway, I eventually found my way to the convention by attaching myself to some kind folks sporting Rooster Teeth swag.

I was incredibly overwhelmed just walking along the streets amongst all the amazing costumes. Oh, I forgot to mention, in true Shreddy fashion, I kicked off my weekend cosplaying as a femme Freddy Krueger. I had big plans to meet Robert Englund that day, and by all means, I was going to look the part! 

Through the convention doors, the first thing is see is the Celebrity Cosplay Area. After my eyes diverted from signs and crowds, I locked on Yaya Han. I am a big fan of the Syfy series “Heroes of Cosplay” and In my opinion, this woman is the queen of cosplay. To quote my tweet “I’m looking at yayacosplay right now and I’m so excited I could pee my pants!”. I’m not the most refined person in the world, I admit. Without hesitation or interest in anything else at that moment, I excitedly waited in line to meet her. Let me tell you, the woman was an absolute doll. She didn’t rush anyone away from her booth, and took time to converse with people, offered free photo ops, and personalize autographs. Oh and later that night she retweeted my photo of us together and I totally died.

After Yaya’s booth, I found myself conveniently at the front of the line for ivydoomkitty, where there was a “back in 15” sign, so I stayed. She was lovely. I posed for a photo with her as well. Standing next to these ladies made me feel like an amazon and I’m only 5’9”.

I tried to get into jessicanigri's booth, but the line-ups were massive the entire day, so I decided to call it quits and move on. On my way out of the cospay section I bumped into nadyasonika, who I admit I didn’t know immediately, but once I perused her table I recognized her right away rom the Cyclops print. What a sweetiepie. She complimented my costume and chatted me up about traveling all that way to get there.

My little star stuck heart then wandered into the vendor and gamer areas and explored until it was time for my scheduled photo op for Robert Englund. I parked my butt in that line and enjoyed the show of Freddy cosplays and chatted with some very nice people. As I got close to the front I was a giddy schoolgirl. Robert Englund adored my Freddy costume, pulled me in my his knife-glove and sad “Don’t be afraid, little girl!” in his best creepy voice. I told him I played roller derby as cosplayed under Shreddy Krueger and he loved it. ***Listen people, you don’t have to burst my bubble to tell me I am delusional and the celebrities don’t care about what I have to say. It doesn’t matter. I am thrilled to see that someone is humbled and grateful to have a following and cares enough to put on a happy face and say a few words to their fans.*** After this, I was beaming.

I immediately headed downstairs to the main conference room for the A Nightmare on Elm Street reunion panel, I was worried I wouldn’t get a seat since I had to make an emergency pizza stop, but one of the people I met in the photo op line was actually kind enough to save a seat for me. While I was there, my phone was dying and the nice guy to the other side loaned me his portable charger to juice up. We chatted and became con-buddies. We swapped numbers and promised to hold spots in line and save seats for each other where we could. I hope you read this, “Fan Expo Grant” so we can be internet friends! Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp swapped on-set stories and celebrity gossip. I was in my glee. :)


When that concluded, I clung to the conference room for dear life to get into the final panel of the day, Stan Lee! He was a tad late and everyone was fading and getting cranky, but he really won that crowd over. He was so sharp, funny, and enthusiastic. It was a great experience to see this legend live in action. This was just the tip of the iceberg of what was to come for me on day 2, because I had tickets to the special event “Breakfast with Stan Lee”!

Day 2 - Saturday

I woke up at the very crack of dawn and suited up as Marvel Girl! You may know her better as a 1960s version of X-Men favorite, Jean Grey. I was terrified of getting lost and missing the event so I decided to forgo the subway and get a taxi this time. I arrived early and eagerly took my seat and ate my “complimentary” (quotes due to ticket price!) breakfast. I had seats in the third row of a private panel of a very small group. Stan Lee talked about his experiences, favorite heroes, villains, wishes, and regrets. He then he proceeded to do an audience Q&A. They took my question first! He said “We’ll start here with the gorgeous Jean Grey”. I was literally shaking and nearly in tears. The words seemed to struggle from my lips. For anyone who is curious as to what the question was it was in regards to Sony recently alluding to a 2017 female led Spider-man spin-off movie. I asked if he was aware of this, and if he knew who it would be. I know it’s not the most amazing (ziiiiing!) question ever, but I am happy I even managed to get the words out of me. During the Q&A he signed autographs and once it concluded, he shook hands and took photos with the crowd. It was a fantastic (double zing!) experience. That alone made the entire trip worth it for me.

Throughout the day I made my way through artist alley, and the comic vendor area. Don’t get me wrong, these trips all had their major highlights; meeting adamwarrencomics, who was so nice, and taking pics in the classic  Batmobile….but if I discussed everything I did out on the floor, I’d be writing for days.

There was one series of disappointing events on the floor and it goes by the ugly name of sexual harassment. A lot of us are familiar with the “Cosplay is not Consent” campaign. I didn’t really realize how gross it was until it happened it me. Most of the altercations were people asking for my number or to go on a date with them, where I politely declined let them know I wasn’t interested and then be on my merry way. There was one instance where I was completely nagged and then ultimately groped by a guy. I am not the type of girl who is afraid to handle business when I have to, but I didn’t want to start a big ruckus so I flagged over security and they took it from there. They handled it quickly and quietly without a scene. Thanks FEC staff, you were superb! After discussing it with a friend after wondering what I could have done to prevent the situation, I was kindly reminded that it didn’t matter how many layers of clothing I had on underneath my little green dress (4…4 layers, ah ah ah), it’s not an excuse. It was not my fault. 

Onward and upward again to the conference rooms for the Bruce Campbell panel. I was not going to let that ruin my day! To my surprise Bruce was was introduced and then joined by Ted Raimi! This panel was absolutely hysterical. They ran it like a game show and picked people out of the audience to show off their weird skills for a chance to win $5. Ted LARPed and even belly danced with audience members. Good stuff!

As I was exhaustedly ready to depart, I popped by Jessica’s booth once more and to my disappointment she ran out of prints and closed up shop. But I must have just caught her leaving the booth and she stopped for a moment to take a selfie of us on my phone. It was very kind, she was obviously tired. Since it was so late in the day, the line-up for the megturney booth was clearing off so I waited and stopped for a print and a photo with her. She is pint-sized and full of passion, talking to her fans about her beliefs and causes. 

Day 3 - Sunday

Today I am going to meet Bruce Campbell! So who am I cosplaying? Ash, of course! Chainsaw and boomstick clad, my first stop is into the Walking Dead panel. I only caught a few minutes of this unfortunately, as I quickly realized it clashed with my scheduled photo op time. Fast forward through more line standing and resume at Bruce saying “Gimme some sugar, baby!” bringing me in for a hug and calling me a hottie. Again, I don’t care if he means it, that is AWESOME!

More exploring, a few interviews, comic sketch battles, and ocarina-buying (thanks to my boyfriend, Zelda’s Lullaby is now burned into my brain), then it was time to get into the dreaded line up for “The Two Captains”, a special ticketed panel featuring William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. I sat (got too tired to stand anymore) in a 2 hour line up in “feels like” 40 degree blistering sun. Every 10 minutes I was on the verge of snapping and selling my ticket so I could just go back to the apartment and roll over. I’m glad I suffered through it, because the show was engaging! (triple zing!!!) It was so funny, I don’t know if Shatner has gone full on crazy or if he just really knows how to work up a crowd. Stewart shared fond stories of working with Vivian Lee. They talked about working together and passing on the Star Trek torch.

With exception to my aforementioned pervy issue, the trip was everything I hoped it would be and much, much more. I don’t know if it’s a geek society thing, or if the Canadian politeness cliche really rings true, but for the most part everyone I encountered was SO nice, and helpful. At one point I smoked someone in the face with my shotgun and HE apologized to me. Canada, eh? 

Anyway, that’s WAY more rambling than I expected to do. Thanks for taking the time to read, if you made it this far! I’m so tired that I’m going grammar check free. I’m a mad woman!

Excelsior!

Shreddy

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