Showing posts from October, 2015

Being Bella (Swan) - Cosplay Look - Get the Look

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here with a last minute Halloween look or just a cosplay look that you would like to add to your repertoire. In case you haven't guessed, this post is going to feature two Bella Swan looks. One from when she was human and another after she turns into a vampire. Let's get to it!

The first thing you need to do when you get started on your cosplay project, you need reference pictures. I'm going to show you all the pictures that I used to recreate these two looks (including the pictures at the top).

As you can see, I also made sure to add a couple of close-up shots for hair and makeup. You can always go for an exact replica of each look, but if you don't have the time (or the budget), Bella's style is simple enough that you can find pieces that can go with the look you are tying to achieve. Here are some of my results.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the first book of its series and our Booksplosion book of the month! If you want to check out the BookTalk for this novel, you can find it here. This book takes place in the same world as the Grisha series, but don't worry! You don't have to read that series in order to read this series. Basically, six unlikely comrades come together to pull of a heist that is considered impossible. But is it? Well, I won't tell you. But let's get onto the review!

Let me just say that I have not been this emotionally invested in a book since The Queen of the Tearling, and I have to say that I love this book. I was crying, screaming, pacing, and throwing things (mostly the book) whenever things got intense, and that happened a lot. This book was unapologetic in its frankness, and that is so refreshing to see. It didn't stray away from any topic, and it sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. I…

Shadowhunters TV NEW Promo! - Reaction!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to react to another Shadowhunters TV Promo! Another promo dropped a few days ago, and the lovely people on YouTube (you can find the specific channel here) managed to record the promo for our viewing pleasure. As of this moment, there is only a low-quality version available, but as soon as there's a higher quality version available, I'll be sure to post it. But enough about that. Let's get onto the reaction!

Like my other reactions, I'll be typing out my thoughts and feelings as the trailer plays. You can find the video down below. Let's get to watching!

Okay, the first scene may be the coffee shop, but it's still up in the air. If it is, it is a pretty big coffee shop. Also, their using the same audio as the other promo, which I guess is fine if not a bit redundant.

City of Bones!!!!!!

Oh, Simon. He's so cute. I'm sure he's going to kill it in this role.

I like how Clary is applying to art schools. I…

Easy and Affordable Isabelle Lightwood Whip! - Cosplay Look/Tutorial

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to tell you how I made my Isabelle Lightwood whip. It's super easy, quick, and inexpensive. And if you have a really cute outfit, add this little touch and a few runes, and you got a last minute shadowhunter costume! Let's start with what we need!

All together we need a whip, spray paint, newspapers, and some old clothes. I got my whip at Ultimate Party for $6 plus tax, which isn't terrible, but I also found this whip on the Party City website. It is only $3.50 plus tax and shipping, which isn't too shabby. I bought my metallic silver spray paint at Walmart, which you can find here. It's about $3.70, and I found it to be the perfect shade for the project.

The newspapers and the old clothes are merely to protect the ground and your good clothes from the back spray. They are especially important if you plan to do this on a windy day or happen to be too close to the road when cars drive by. Guess which one I dealt with.…

Beastly Bones by William Ritter - Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review Beastly Bones by William Ritter. This is the second book of the Jackaby series, and with the ending of this book, we're sure to have more to come! Abigail Rook and R. F. Jackaby are on the case again! We have a dinosaur bone thief, dead bodies drained of blood, and a paranormal creature that turns into whatever it eats! Oh my! How are Rook and Jackaby going to solve this curious puzzle? Well, enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

So when I read the summary for this book, I was a bit hesitant. I felt like none of the mysteries fit together, and I was concerned that this novel was going to be a series of mini-cases rather than a complex story. Don't worry! That's not the case! Everything fit together nicely, if not in a surprising way.

Let's talk about the mystery. In mystery novels, there should be some level of suspense and a want to find out who-dun-it. For me, there was plenty of that within the b…

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs - Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs, the third book in the Peculiar Series. This book pick up where Hollow City left off. Jacob has just realized that his peculiar power can extend to beyond seeing hollows, he can control them as well. With his new found power, he, Emma, and Addison are off again to rescue their friends and their ymbrynes. But enough about that, let's get onto the review!

So, I have to come out and say it. I. Love. This. Book. It has everything that I want in a book that concludes a series. It connected back to the first book in several ways. There is a lot of character development in both the major and minor characters. There were still surprises that I wasn't expecting. It was just done so well, and I found myself unable to sleep until I finished it or passed out from emotional exhaustion.

Let's talk about some of the good stuff. There were moments in the book where I felt like that Riggs was really…

Cover Clothes #10: Jackaby by William Ritter

Cover Clothes #10: Jackaby by William Ritter by alexandramathews featuring black shoes

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to do another cover clothes! This time I chose Jackaby by William Ritter in honor of the sequel coming out last month (which I'm hoping to read this month - fingers crossed!). You may recognize this dress from Cover Clothes #7, but this one is red, which makes it totally different. Like every other Cover Clothes, everything in this set is inspired by the cover and under $50. Hope you enjoy!

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