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Prep for MegaCon 2015

Tomorrow, my two companions and I head to MegaCon 2015 in Orlando! I wanted to share some the prep work I did for my Tenth Doctor cosplay as well as my TARDIS tote bag!



It is a very rare thing that you have such amazing thrift store luck but when the cosplay gods smile upon you, they smile big. When my sister and I went thrift store shopping for our Doctor Who cosplay pieces, our first stop produced both Tennant-style suits: blue with red stripes and brown with white stripes. The stripes on the brown suit are supposed to be light blue but how amazing are these two finds?! I made some alternations to the blue suit for MegaCon, breaking out the sewing machine my ex got me years ago.

In need of a large bag to lug around the con, I used an old tote bag and an old TARDIS t-shirt to make this little gem. I added some of my nerdy “flair” to create my new Con Bag.


I wish I had documented my alternations better but I was working on a time crunch (as usual). Thanks for reading!

Love, GK


The Hippy Hippy Shake

Here’s that totally amazing dress that I bought from Out of the Closet thrift store in Wilton Manors, Ft Lauderdale yesterday!!!!

I’m so in love with it! It’s in perfect, new condition (which is a victory in itself when thrifting) but I’ve always wanted a flapper inspired mini dress that shimmies and shakes when I dance!!!

To quote Helen Madden, “I love it! I love it! I love it!” -currently kicking leg high up with every “love it”.-

Now, I just need to throw a completely fabulous 1920’s party!!!

If you were lost up there, Helen Madden was a reoccuring SNL character by Molly Shannon.

Wonderful Day in the Gayborhood – Ft Lauderdale

This morning, Kacie and I headed down to Ft Lauderdale to visit Dylan and Alleah. We hit the highway and the lovebugs hit the windshield!!

I had never been to Dylan’s house so I was especially excited to visit. His backyard is beautiful! Check it out!

We ordered in from Walton Wings and noshed on some hot wings (and salad!) before we headed off for some random adventure.

Our first stop was Dylan’s studio where he even took some impromptu headshots for me. These are my personal favs… and it hasn’t been retouched yet, so don’t pick on me and my pimple! (It just had to appear on my good side!)

After a little photo fun at the studio, we decided to consume mass quantities of alcohol in some of Wilton Manor’s finest bars. We started at Sidelines, a gay sports bar… I ♥ it!! It’s like heaven!! To keep track of the 2-for-1s, they distribute chips and Dylan and Kacie are such loyal patrons, they had many chips to spend before we even got there! Whose got two thumbs and loves free liquor? This girl! There, after a couple of rounds, decided to have more photo fun!

We stumbled down the sidewalk and did some thrift store shopping at Out of the Closet. There, I spotted from across racks of crap a fringey “flapper” dress… black… amazing condition. I dashed over… It’s new… It’s Express… and it’s… YES!  A Size 4! I nearly ripped down the fitting room curtain in excitement to try it on… I LOVE IT!I can’t wait for an excuse to wear it… and then shake shake shake it! I will, of course, need to post pics soon.

After Out of the Closet (whose profits benefit STD testing centers and Safe Sex Education) we headed to The Naked Grape, a completely adorable wine bar. Champagne, Wine, Cheese & Crackers and good friends, it was perfect.

We split our time between to comfortable couches inside and the (smoking) tables outside. At one point, one of the sexiest gay men I’ve ever seen (one that really makes you think “Damn, I wish I had a penis.”) walked by and Kacie, feeling very uninhibited by now, called after him and insisted he take a picture with us. This sexy piece had the straightest touch of any gay man I have ever met! One arm tight around my boob line and one hand upon my thigh… mostly inner thigh… that he placed and kept there well after the photo had been taken…  I was like “ummm… Are you sure you don’t want to have sex with someone with a vagina? Cause I’m totally down.” … Now I’m lusting after gay men… C’est La Vie.

Over all, it was an absolutely wonderful day in the gayborhood! (where Mr Rogers wears feather boas and bedazzled heels) and I have to specifically thank Kacie, Dylan and Dylans amazing, adorable and generous fella, Anthony for showing us all a wonderful time. Thank you, guys. I love you.

Daily Threads
Jean Shorts: Billabong
Grey Cami – $5.99 Marshall’s
Purple Sheer Bohemian Top: Unknown brand (I cut out the tag!) bought at a TJ Maxx in Murfreesboro, TN last year.
Eclectic jewelry.
Micheal Kors Sunglasses – $9.99 Marshall’s

"…water bottle full of whiskey in my handbag" -k$

I was lucky enough to have this weekend off!! I took advantage of my downtime with lots and lots of sleep, some cocktails, and fun with friends.

Saturday, I decided to stop by my favorite local used book store to scope out what they had. I picked up Chuck Klosterman‘s IV and a collection of Jean Paul Sartre plays including No Exit. $9 all together. Not too shabby!

After my finds at the Book Exchange, I decided to stop by one of the local thrift stores on a whim and I am so happy I did! I found this adorable vintage rawhide purse!

The moment I flung it over my shoulder I felt like Kate Jackson on my way to kick some ass Charlies Angel’s Style! Only $6!!

On my way home, I stopped at my corner drug store to pick up some cold supplies for Casey who was home sick. While there I spotted some awesome cosmetics deals!!

I picked up these three Sally Hansen Insta-Dri & Xtreme Wear Polishes:

-#22 Jumpin’ Jade $1.25
-#17 Mochachino $1.25
-#40 Purple Pizzazz $.75

and because I’m such a eyeshadow junkie, I couldn’t not pick up one of the L’Oreal HiP duos #336 Devious. $2.07 (I should have just bought a bunch! damn-it)

Over all, a very successful bargain-find day! I love when that happens when you weren’t even planning on it!

Daily Threads: Teal-to-Orange religious iconography t-shirt.($?), Skinny Jeans (Old Navy), Sanuk Flip-flops ($20), Silver Bangels ($? Gift), Jade Beaded Breacelettes ($?), Bone “Sun” ring ($? Honduras), Lucky Brand Oversized Peace Mood Ring ($2[?].00 Macys)

Later, Casey and I went out to Blue Water Grill to see Ryan playing music with his friend.

…After, we hopped over to our regular bar to finish off the night. we had a lot of fun… as we always do! …and I think you can see it in my eyes… damn.

Tonight, Super Bowl Sunday… which I wasn’t even enthused about this year… It should’ve been the NY Jets. 😦 anyway… tonight we made Tacos! and one of my corn chips was shaped like a taco shell, so I made a mini Taco!

Then, J brought home a bunch of wine from his parents house, so we had out own private wine tasting! I’d say tonight was a success as well!!!

Title of blog is taken from Ke$ha’s song “Take It Off”