Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cosplay ideas take 2

A while back, I did a post on cosplays I'd like to do someday. My ideas have since grown and I now have a more complete list, which I'd like to share with you now :)

Obi-Wan Kenobi(TPM) for the Rebel Legion. I already have a good cloak, but I do need to remake my tunic, since for the Rebel Legion it has to be movie accurate. I also need to get boots, a belt, and the various things he carries on it. For hair, I plan on just putting it into a pony tail, using gel on my bangs to get them to lie right, and for the Padawan braid I'll either just make a braid or use hair extensions for it(probably both, so I can have it be long enough). 

Siri Tachi for the Rebel Legion. For this, I will probably use the same tunic from my Obi-Wan costume(since on the Secrets of the Jedi cover, they are wearing the same thing). I also plan on getting a blond wig for this one. 

Darth Zannah for the 501st. For this, I'll need some black robes(might have to make something up since there isn't an exact look for her) as well as a blond wig. 

Darth Revan for the 501st. This one will definitely take some work. I have a list of what I need and there is a lot(helmet will definitely be a challenge). 

                                   Luke Skywaker for the Rebel Legion. I always really liked Luke's outfit in Return of the Jedi. I basically just need a black jump suit(long sleeve shirt and pants), so this one shouldn't be too difficult.

                               Jaina Solo(Jedi outfit) for the Rebel Legion. Like Darth Zannah's, for Jaina I am going to make some things up as I go along with her costume(I will look at other cosplays of her to get some ideas). I'll also need a brown wig.

                                                  Satele Shan for the Rebel Legion. This one will take some work as well. I'll need to find the right kind of lightsaber as well some parts of the clothing(like the arm gauntlets).

                                       Padme Amidala(Rebel Legion) - I really like the outfit she has here. Her Tatooine Garb would be another I'd do for this character.

                                                        Buffy Summers(or my own slayer). This one is just clothing and a weapon or too, so it shouldn't be too difficult. If I do actually do Buffy Summers, I'll use one of the blond wigs I'm planning on getting.

                                                                    Thor. This costume is going to be really hard, but it will be really satisfying to get it finished. I'll also need a wig for this one.

                                                                    Loki. I am thinking of cosplaying as him from the first Thor movie. Like the Thor outfit, this one will be a challenge, but I look forward to making it as well(I'll also need a wig for this one).

                                                Eowyn (battle garb). I'll be doing the outfit she is wearing in battle(armor and all), which I think will be fun :).

Tauriel. This one should be really fun, especially considering how much I love her character after seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. 

                                                    Armin Arlert - I'll be getting the uniform(jacket included), as well as the green, survey corps, cloak. I also will need a wig(I have several potential ones), the maneuver gear, and two swords.

Levi. Same as above. I'll also need a boys wig (which I have found)

                                                                     Sasha Brauss. Even though the uniforms are pretty much the same for all the characters I'll be cosplaying from AoT, I will have to change the shirts for each since they look a little different for each person.

                                                                   Eren Jaegar(my sister found a wig for him, so I thought, why not!).

                                                                Mikasa Ackerman. I'm not half-Asian like she is, but I think I can pull it off okay.

                                                            Zuko. I will be definitely doing his look from season 3!

                                                                      Toph. This one will also be fun. The costume will be a bit difficult, but I can do it.

                                                      Lin Bei Fong

                                                                     Rose Tyler. I'm not sure which version of her I'll be doing, but I do really want to do her!

                                                     Belle (Once Upon A Time). This will probably be the first of her outfits I'll be doing(though I will be raising the neckline, since it's too low for my tastes) since it's the coolest, but I also want to do the blue dress she wears in The Crocodile as well as the classic light blue one.

                                                              Dean Winchester. I already have the leather jacket XD

                                               Eponine Thenardier - I actually have my own version of her costume now! :) I put it together for my Senior Pictures :)

                                                 Juliet from Romeo X Juliet - I'll be doing her fighter outfit and boy outfit, since they are my favorite.

                                                         Bastila Shan for the Rebel Legion. This one will be a bit difficult, but I should be able to come up with it.

                                                      Hermione Granger. I plan on doing her in Hogwarts cosplay(wizard robes, basically). I have the hair for it(especially if I fluff it out).

What do you all think? And do you have any ideas?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pens, Thespians, and Words Oscar Awards :)

Well, if you are like me and want to me an actor(or just love movies), you might have watched the Oscars last weekend. I sometimes miss it, but last Sunday I decided that, you know, I should watch it this year. It's always fun to watch and, even though my favorite films are hardly EVER nominated(seriously, if it were up to me, ALL the Star Wars movies and Lord of the Rings films would have gotten Best Picture), I do like seeing who wins. So, since movies I do love never get the chance to be nominated, I thought I'd do so here :)
And remember to check out my post below :)

Best Picture
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Ender's Game
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 3
12 Years a Slave

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Martin Freeman (The Hobit: DOS)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor: TDW)
Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game)
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Leaonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby) 

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence (Catching Fire)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hiddleston (Thor: TDW)
Josh Hutcherson (Catching Fire)
Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: DOS)
Aidan Turner (The Hobbit: DOS)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyer's Club)
Sam Claflin (Catching Fire)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: DOS)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Natalie Portman (Thor: TDW)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
Jena Malone (Catching Fire)

Best Animated Feature
As the Wind Rises
Monsters University

Best Cinematography
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Ender's Game

Best Costume Design
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Thor: The Dark World
12 Years a Slave

Best Directing
Peter Jackson - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Francis Lawrence - Catching Fire
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Shane Black - Iron Man 3

Best Documentary Short
I haven't watched any, so I don't know who I'd vote for

Best Film Editing
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 3

Best Foreign Language Film
I haven't watched any currently released Foreign Language films

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Thor: The Dark World
Catching Fire

Best Original Score
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World

Best Original Song
"Let it Go" from Frozen
"I See Fire" from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Production Design
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Ender's Game

Best Animated Short Film
same as before

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Sound Editing
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire

Best Sound Mixing
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Thor: The Dark World

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Ender's Game
Star Trek: Into Darkness

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Ender's Game
12 Years A Slave

Best Original Screenplay
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man III

So, what do you think of my Oscar awards and what films would you have nominated? :)

And since my friend James from JandJ Productions had the Sunflower Award on his blog and tagged anyone who wanted to answer his questions, I thought I'd do so here

What is your favorite movie/TV/anime/video game soundtrack (and no, musicals do not count)?: My favorite soundtracks are- Star Wars, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Doctor Who/Torchwood, Attack on Titan, Romeo X Juliet, and various Studio Ghibli movies. 

What are your opinions on the supposed "classic" films such as The GodfatherCitizen KaneGone with the Wind, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you have not seen any of them, do you ever plan to watch them?: I haven't seen too many classic films as of yet, but I definitely plan to at some point since, as an aspiring actor, they will be important for me to see(though I have seen some classic films). 

What is your opinion of anime?: I really like it! :) It's a different way of telling stories, which I find entertaining and awesome :) 

What is your favorite anime? (if you have not seen anime, what is your favorite animated series): 
For TV series, definitely Attack on Titan(Shingeki no Kyojin)- it's amazing, I love the characters, plot, music, and world. Basically, I'm really obsessed with it. I also love Romeo X Juliet, Death Note, Fruits Basket, and Princess Tutu. I also plan on watching several other animes soon :). 

For movies, probably a tie between my top three favorite Studio Ghibli films. My favorite anime films are- Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Tales from Earthsea, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Secret World of Arietty, Howl's Moving Castle, The Cat Returns, Whispers of the Heart, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Tortoro, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Since I haven't gotten Fangirl of the Day yet and a fun idea :)

So, since I haven't been Fangirl of the Year yet(I sent my application in back in early 2013), even after I contacted Ashley, I thought I'd just do it myself. So here goes :) (and I bet it will happen soon for me now that I've posted this).

I'm currently finishing 12th Grade and I'll be staring school in the fall. 
As for occupation, I plan on being an Actor, Writer, Singer, and Taekwondo master :) And a director as well :). 

What is her fangirl interest? (done worry, it wasn't this long when I sent mine in). 
Movies: Star Wars films(especially Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi), Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter series, The Hobbit films, The Avengers, Serenity, The Chronicles of Narnia films, Mulan, Thor films, Iron Man 3, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Tales from Earthsea, Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame(all version), Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Catching Fire, Inception, I Am Legend, Ender's Game, The Hunger Games, Big Fish, Howl's Moving Castle, The Princess Bride, The Land Before Time films, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Golden Compass, Beauty and the Beast, Brave, The Secret World of Arietty, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Cat Returns, Whispers of the Heart, X-Men films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Back to the Future Trilogy, Avatar, Spider-Man trilogy, The Crucible, Iron Man, Star Trek, Batman Begins, The Lion King, Toy Story trilogy, Tangled, Frozen, Godspell, Wicked, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, WALLE, How to Train Your Dragon, My Neighbor Toroto, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Castle in the Sky, and others. 

TV shows: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Once Upon A Time, North and South(civil war miniseries), Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Angel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Supernatural, Torchwood, BBC Robin Hood, Attack on Titan(Shingeki no Kyojin), Romeo X Juliet, Death Note, Fruits Basket, Agents of SHIELD, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Kyle XY, Star Trek(the Original series so far), Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Princess Tutu, and Merlin. I also watch Modern Family and I used to watch Glee. 

Books: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jedi Apprentice series, Secrets of the Jedi, Jedi Quest series, Revenge of the Sith novelization, Harry Potter series, Young Jedi Knights series, Wild Space, Shatterpoint, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last of the Jedi series, Junior Jedi Knights, Legacy of the Jedi, Underland Chronicles, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus series, The Seventh Tower series, Abhorsen trilogy, Sea of Trolls trilogy, Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Darth Bane trilogy, The Phantom Menace novelization, Rogue Planet, Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, The House of the Scorpion, Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silver Crown, Labyrinth of Evil, Speaker for the Dead/Ender's Game, Chaos Walking trilogy, The Power of Five series, Artemis Fowl series, The Golden Compass, Fatal Alliance, Ella Enchanted, The Two Princesses of Barmarre, Sisters of the Sword, Lost Years of Merlin series, Icemark Chronicles, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Prydain Chronicles, The Wild Girls, That Girl Lucy Moon, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Well of Sacrifice, Speak, The Cestus Deception, The Silmarillion, The Golden Goblet, Hate List, Gemma Doyle trilogy, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Outlaws of Sherwood Forest, The Patron Saint of Butterflies, The Sound and the Fury, Companions quartet, Leviathan trilogy, The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Drowning Instinct, Deceived, Knight Errant, The Taking, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, Darth Plagueis, The Secret Garden, and others. 

Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Siri Tachi, Jaina Solo, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Solo, Tahiri Veila, Tenel Ka Chume Ta' Djo, Satele Shan, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Meetra Surick, Shaak Ti, Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee, Aayla Secura, all other Jedi(except the bad ones), Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Eowyn, Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Thorin, Legolas, Kili, Balin, Aragorn, Gimli, Zuko, Katara, Toph, Sokka, Aang, Suki, Azula, Mai, Ty-Lee, Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Spike, Angel, Rupert Giles, Oz, Doyle, Xander Harris, Wesley Wyndom-Price, Fred(Winifred) Burkle, Cordelia Chase, Anya, Charles Gunn, Lorne, Dawn Summers, Simon Tam, River Tam, Malcolm Reynolds, Kaylee, Shepherd Book, Jayne, Zoe, Wash, Rose Tyler, the Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Emma Swan, Baelfire/Neal, Mulan, Aurora, Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Anna May Smith, Mr. Bates, Mary Crawley, Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Carson, Thomas Barrow, Edith Crawley, Matthew Crawley, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Ender Wiggin, Todd Hewitt, Viola Eade, Eponine, Jean Valjean, Dom Claude Frollo, La Esmeralda, Armin Arlert, Levi Rivaille, Eren Jaegar, Jean, Sasha, Connie, Mikasa, Chrita, Ymir, Petra, Juliet, Romeo, and others. 

Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl? 
I had wanted to send in one since, I am a fangirl/geek, and I think that all girls who love something should be included in this list. Plus, I know both what it's like to not be surrounded by fans(I had this for years) and have to build by strong sense of being a geek on my own, as well as knowing the feeling of being in a like-minded community who enjoy the same things that I do. 

How does this fangirl express her fandom? 
By watching/read various geeky things, writing, acting, singing, doing Taekwondo(since I want to learn to fight like all the cool characters I watch/read about), as well as cosplaying, blogging, running Facebook fanpages, doing things on tumblr, and writing fanfiction. 

What is her favorite quote or personal motto? 
My favorite quote is "You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you"  from Revenge of the Sith
my favorite motto is "Stand up for what is right, even if you are standing alone". 

What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
My computer! Without it, I'd be very disconnected to my fandoms. 

Where can we follow her online? 
Well, my blog is here.
Pens, Thespians, and Words (fanpage for this blog) -

Okay, so here is a cool idea I had. For a long time, I have wanted to make sure I included characters in my works of fiction based on my friends and since I've seen several authors do this, I decided to let them come up with how the characters are(and I will put your characters in my more recent works). 

Here are some questions for you to fill out in the comments 

1: Name used(first only) 
2: How large of a character do you want to be?
3: Which genre of fiction do you want them to appear in?(science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, contemporary fiction). 
4: How old do you want them to be?
5: How do you want their character's personality to be?
6: Which side of the conflict do you want to be on?
7: How do you want them to look?

Let me know in the comments :) Looking forward to this :).