My First Cosplay Experience!

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to my blog!

Today I want to share with you something I did that was very exciting for me and that is my first cosplay experience. I am turning thirty next year and I have a list of things I would like to do before this big milestone.

I started going to conventions when I was fourteen and I stopped when I was seventeen. However, I always heard about Comic-Con and in 2014 I decided to go and see what the fuss is about. Let’s just say to this day I look forward to March to attend Comic-Con and it is always so much fun.

I am an artsy person, but when it comes to designing or creating my own outfits that is something I cannot do. I always pay close attention to the details and hard work cosplayers put into creating their costumes. Kudos to them because they are rockin’ it! On the other hand, I bought my costume from eBay for a special Halloween photoshoot last year. When I was done with the photoshoot I didn’t know when I’ll wear the costume again, so I decided it is time to cosplay for the first time. The only thing I needed was a wig, everything else I had in my possession. If you are wondering who I cosplayed as it was none other than Daenerys Targaryen (in the blue costume) from Game of Thrones.

The day of attending Comic-Con arrived fast and my friend and I got ready early in the morning. My friend dressed up as Sailor Jupiter, it was also her first time cosplaying. After we were done, we rushed to the train station and we were on our way. I felt lots of excitement, this is something I’ve wanted to do for 14 years and I felt really happy to finally make it a reality. We attended Comic-Con on a Saturday so there were many people there. The coolest thing about this experience was people asking to take pictures with me or of me. I’m not going to lie, I did feel like a celebrity. I thought I would feel weird being dressed up, but there are so many people there who will compliment you. We were all there to have fun and no one will make fun of you or criticize you.

As I was strolling around the convention center, I stumbled upon Game of Thrones cosplayers. They were part of a group called CosParty who pick themes and cosplays. Later on that day I found out they were on a popular Canadian talk show. Talk about being lucky. They invited me to join them for some photos in the lobby, and then for a professional photo shoot on the balcony of the convention center.

It was an amazing experience and I am actually going to cosplay again for FanExpo as my favorite DC Comics character, Catwoman.

In conclusion, just be yourself and do what makes you happy. If you like to cosplay but you’ve never tried, just do it. You’ll have a blast.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

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Music March! Indie Week |Rand – Enough.

Hello everyone,

Welcome to day four of Indie Week!

I have more great music for you today, I would like to introduce to you Rand and his song “Enough“.

He is another US based indie artist, the instrumental balance of his song “Enough” is tasteful and suits the mood of the song. I love the simple stringed guitar you can hear in the background.

This is a lovely to relax to and enjoy a simple day.

Enjoy and see you soon!

Music March! Indie Week |Volunteer – The World Is Ours.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Indie Week!

I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s post, and today I have a brand new one.

I would like to introduce the artist that goes by the name, Volunteer, and their song “The World is Ours”.

One of the challenges I run into whenever I research these indie musicians is the lack of information. For this artist in particular, I only found out that they are from Nashville, USA. This son is very upbeat and positive. I imagine playing this track on a road trip, I recommend going SoundCloud to find out more about his music.

In mean time enjoy and see you tomorrow for a brand new post.

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Music March! Indie Week |Chloe Jane – Photographs.

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Indie Week! I am thrilled to share with you all my favourite indie songs.

Ever since I found out about the indie genre, it has been life changing. Indie music aka independent music is genre where artists create music independently. They produce music independently from commercial record labels, which allows more freedom to add your personal touch to your craft.

Today I will be introducing Chloe Jane and her song Photographs. According to the information I found on her website, she is an indie rock songwriter and performing artist. She combines pop and grunge with guitar and synthesizer elements. Two of my favourite sounds in music, it reminds of the good old 80s.

Her song Photographs has a more relaxed pop folk melody. This is song with nostalgic lyrics disguised with a happy tune.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Enjoy and see you soon!

Music March! Soundtrack Week | Hunger Games – Safe & Sound

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music March!

Today we are going back to 2012 to the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games soundtrack was amazing and I still have many of the songs on my playlist. One of my favourite songs from the first film was Safe and Sound, by Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars.

This is a beautiful soulful ballad, perfect main track for this amazing dystopian franchise.

Let me know what you think about this song 🙂

See you soon!

Music March! Soundtrack Week | Tears of The Sun (2003) – Main Theme.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music March!

Today for Soundtrack Week, I’ll be sharing the main score from the movie, Tears of the Sun!

The movie was released in 2003 and it is about the fallen Nigerian Government, and how the country is on the verge of war. When it comes to movies like this one, the acting is so important but the soundtrack also makes the movie complete.

The score captures the essence of this movie, the tragedy of war and the emotions it emits. The composer of this score is by Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky and Lebo M. Hans Zimmer is known for creating masterpieces that are timeless, there is signature sound to his work. If you listen to a lot of Hans Zimmer compositions, you just know when it’s his creation.

This melody, melancholic, heartbreaking, and struggling against injustice. It’s interesting how music can create such emotions.

I hope you all like today’s song choice, let me know what you think in the comments below.

See you soon!

Music March! Soundtrack Week | Romeo and Juliet (1996) – Young Hearts Run.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music March!

Today for Soundtrack Week, I’ll be sharing a song from the 1996 rendition of the movie Romeo and Juliet. The song that makes me smile and makes me want to go to my own masquerade ball is “Young Hearts Don’t Run”.

A modern twist to a classic love story is up my alley. The soundtrack is musically intriguing, both the instrumental score and the songs with lyrics. This song in particular is from the masquerade scene in the movie. It is a disco genre and the song was originally performed by Candi Staton in 1976.

Years later, Kim Mazelle covered this song for the triple platinum selling soundtrack of the movie.

This upbeat tune will make you want to get and dance. I hope you like it and please look forward to my new post tomorrow!

See you soon!