While putting together my Halloween inspiration board for Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen (from “Game of Thrones”) I developed a serious appreciation for cosplayers. “Cosplay,” for those of you who don’t know, is short for “costume play.” Cosplayers dress up as their favorite characters from various sci-fi series, comic books, movies, etc. and they really bring it for events like Comic-Con New York, which took place this past weekend. It just so happens that I also recent read the super funny and smart book Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon, and in it, she pays tribute to girl geeks who get down at comic conventions, including those cool chicks who do cosplay. Here are 15 (okay, 14 plus one cross-dressing dude) who knocked it out of the park at NY Comic-Con 2011.
I’m gonna be straight up; my version of this costume is not going to win you any awards at Comic-Con where real cosplayers hand-make their garb from scratch. Do you know how hard I looked for a burlap (and jute and hemp) corseted crop top? So hard. All that being said, I was determined to do this Inspiration Board because I knew one of the coolest characters from this year has absolutely been the bad ass Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones.” And talk about sexy! Bonus points if you get your man to dress up like Khal Drogo, especially if you have a man that you can pull of that hunk of sexy warrior meat. (Sorry, putting my nerdy girl boner away.) Anyway, check out how to get the look this Halloween, if you’re not willing to spend the next two weeks sewing your own costume out of a burlap sack. Keep reading »
I lovvvvve a good blind item and this, while not-so-blind in my opinion, is a juicy one. Who knows if what it implies is true, but if it is, dayum. Ahem:
This married actor had a one-night stand with one of his exes, who is an actress in an acclaimed television show. She wound up pregnant. The actor’s wife found out about the baby, and, to no one’s surprise, went completely ballistic.
Both the actor and his wife tried every tactic (money, lawyers, threats to ruin her career) to convince the ex to terminate the pregnancy. Despite enormous pressure from all sides, the ex decided to keep the baby. The actor’s marriage is now on the rocks. We’re not sure how long everyone can remain tight-lipped about this one. It will be difficult to keep such a bombshell out of divorce proceedings, which will likely occur before the New Year. Keep reading »
Not to brag, but I am currently smoking Ami in Words With Friends. The Scrabble-based game is my current favorite time-waster and in addition to playing against Ami, I’m also squaring off against Julie, John DeVore (who keeps resigning because he says he doesn’t like his letters), and a bunch of other friends. Yeah, so, sometimes I lose (okay, at least 50 percent of the time), but on those occasions when I actually win, ahh, the victory is so, so sweet. Do you think it would be considered poor sportsmanship to celebrate my triumph by drinking out of this sweet Scrabble mug in front of those I’ve conquered? Ahh, who cares. Doin’ it.
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is our full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, and the movies you need to see. This week, we’ve got “Paranormal Activity 3,” a Smiths boxset, and puppies vs. babies!
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