10 May 2011

Start of the Summer

There are barely two weeks until my semester is over, but I'm already gearing up for summer. The air smells great, the sun is hot, the outdoors are calling to me.

I found these two tops at H&M on 42nd st & 5th ave for $5 each, they are pretty great and very airy. Paired with some retro style gym shorts and some giant turquoise sunglasses.... yep. :)
I haven't bought yellow lipstick yet but that is next on my list.

Bikes & playgrounds.
Completely essential.

Some girly stuff:
Fishnet nail stickers! I love em! They have lots of patterns and colors at drugstores & Target, and they last over a week without chipping. I also tried the lace print and have my eye on the animal prints.
Make Up Forever Complexion Kit. I use this every day! Every day. The touch-up powder is my favorite part and really helps with shinyness a bit better than rice paper.

More fun stuff....

http://www.hulu.com/tiger-and-bunny Tiger & Bunny is a new show that is being simulcast on Hulu - aka subtitled and available for streaming just hours after it airs in Japan. This show is amazing! It takes place in a future city where super heroes are part of a super popular reality TV series and earn points for the things they do, while being sponsored by major companies. The animation is stunning, the pace is fast, and I am ready to order the toys. I think fans of western comics could really appreciate this show even if they don't like anime.
Kamen Rider OOOs! I gotta catch up on this one but I really love Kamen Rider... it takes the campyness of live-action super heroes, a bit of inspiration from j-dramas, some crazy music, and a whole ton of fun. Also results in some very cool toys. There isn't an easy way to watch this in the US, so you have to download it.
Excited!!!! :) Otakon is one of the big highlights of most of my summers since 2003. I'm working on costumes from Star Driver and ZZ Gundam and Castlevania. I may be running a panel there too! I usually stay an extra day to enjoy Baltimore some more... the National Aquarium is awesome and the inner harbor is wonderful for food and photos.
Wildwood, NJ!  Growing up, I always associated summer with camp, Ocean City, and Wildwood. Wildwood has a distinct doo-wop aesthetic and an endearing retro charm that sets it apart from other shore destinations. It has about 2 miles of boardwalk with arcades, great beach food, piers filled with amusement park rides, water parks, mini golf, all kinds of crazy attractions, shops, movie theaters, diners, tram cars, seagulls, a convention center, and Polish water ice. Everything is open pretty late and its a great place to stay with your friends.

Ahhhh I'm super excited~ 
 I want to change up the layout on this blog to make it more summery too, but first I gotta get through finals. Wish me luck :)


  1. woot didn't realize you were also in nyc! i'm cosplaying shanoa at otakon ... i replied to your post on cosplay.com. love your blog too!

  2. @m yep I go to school here :D
    thank you!! can't wait to see your costume at otakon~

  3. I am planning to do a short film series inspired by kamen rider/guyver but original content and world that I've created - hopefully you like it when it comes out! :)