Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I got to meet the Queen in melbourne 2011

The Queen came to Melbourne today for about 4 hours .She arrived at the airport at 11am and the went straight to the Royal children’s hospital to open it. Then onto Ian potter and Federation square at 12.30 Pm today 26/10/2011 .
She wore a beautiful pink suit and made her way down the red carpet accepting flowers from children that lined the red carpet. She happily smiled and spoke to the children and made eye contact with everyone.
I have been to a few red carpets and the Hollywood superstars should take a hint on how to treat those who have lined up for hours to see them.
Apparently 7 women ranging from 30 to 70 needed paramedic help in the hot sun, but they were ok afterwards.
When she came past me she even stopped and let me take a photo and nodded as I said welcome to Melbourne.
The she made her was down to the train and onto lunch.
After I left I suddenly was overwhelmed with the crowds and couldn’t believe the amount of people who were everywhere and on every corner surrounding fed square. They wouldn’t of had a chance to see her as she made her way onto the tram in the opposite direction to the crowds.
there was no Ocupy melbourne people to be seen and only a group of young girls dresssed up in cosplay and clowns singing and making alot of noise.
Certainly today was a moment to remember and one that will not be repented unless by another member of the royal family in the distant future.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Armageddon Photos Melbourne 2011 Cosplay

Armageddon melbourne 2011
Guests include

Robert Picardo star trek
Mark Ryan
The Lone Gunmen stars
Callum Blue
Agam Darshi Sanctuary
Amanda Tapping Sanctuary
Robin Dunne Sanctuary
Alaina Huffman
Adrian Paul
Nicholas Brendon
The Guild
Louise Jameson Dr who
Sylvester McCoy Dr who
Mark Sheppard
Mark and Morgan Sheppard

Angelica Pirates of the caribbean costume cosplay

Angelica costume2011 ArmageddonWig from http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/380348411485 $95Corset basehttp://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400240645925 $18Corset fabric added Fake leather from spotlight $22 m bought 10cm cost approx $2.50gold trims$5 $2Boots on special from target so cant get them anymore $20My own black leggings $10Earring hand made from beads I already had $1Necklace ebay $10http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ANTIQUED-GOLD-CROSS-PENDANT-NECKLACE-RELIGIOUS-ATTIRE-/350403239134?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5195a91cdePaisley waist coat ,made from angelica costume ran out of time to buy fabric online and had this anyway so cut the waistcoat up and added trims buttons and leather ties all from spotlightLeather ties $3Buttons $3Trim $6Waistcoat ? as came in pack aprox $20White peasant shirtCheesecloth fabric from spotlight Bought 2 m $16Handmade sword from modeling clay and cardboardTotal costGold trims bought from spotlight 2 different types then sewn on to look like the Angelica trim . As its near Christmas lots of gold trims were in that are not normally in .I wanted the brassy gold rather than yellow gold so was a bit harder for me to find the trims.I sewed the trims onto a piece of fake leather fabric that was to cover the front and attach with Velcro.. I then cut strips and sewed them to the clasp area of corset and waist area ,once it is worn the strips tighten . To put the gold trim in the middle I used stick on Velcro . No it wont last but it can be replaced each time worn .I found this an easy and simple way to make her corset only took me about an Hour.Total cost $208But this can be less with a cheaper wig $93 minus wig

Monday, October 17, 2011

The making of my Dr who Ood costume

We all love a good monster costume to put a bit of terror into out hearts and minds. Who as a kid didn’t at least once creep up behind someone and say boo. Us big kids still love to dress up too and sometimes just whatever takes our fancy at the time.

I know there is some extreme costumer's out there that have their costumes exactly right down to the last thread and the brand of buttons used in the costume replica ,but I don’t always have the funds or time to do this but I still like to at least attempt a costume to the best of my ability.

When choosing an outfit, I like to go for something I know I can sew or buy, fabric that is already available to buy in stores always makes it easier.Of course I like to do something different that’s not to common.

My ood costume.
I’m sure there may be other options for materials out there and some better, but this is what I did to make my costume for those who want to know.

I bought my mask from dream weaver masks in Australia qld http://www.facebook.com/pages/DreamWeaver-Masks/115101578567079?ref=ts $120

I made my suite from fabric bought from spotlight grey cotton drill 7.95 a metre , I bought 3 metres. total cost $23.85
For a pattern I used my own clothes and adapted the pattern, this saved me about $20 on buying a pattern. I used a cd cover for the pattern for the pocket.
I bought a glow light from ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Beautiful-Multicolored-LED-Decorative-Snow-Ball-/120708732238?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1acd154e $4.

Gloves my own I already can be found anywhere
Boots I already had ,and nice tall ones for more effect .
The 2 easiest items anyone would be able to get.

The cord (for odd comunicator )was a $1 from a craft shop.
Total cost $148.85

Time to make mask entire costume ,,, aprox 3 weeks in my spare time , hours would be about 3-4 hours

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CinemaLive’s SET LIST announces World Exclusive Red Carpet Premiere of
"The Story of Short Stack"
CinemaLive and Universal Music Australia are excited to announce the world exclusive red carpet premiere of "THE STORY OF SHORT STACK", beamed LIVE via satellite around the country to cinemas for one night only on October 27 at 7pm AEDT.
Short Stack fans across the country will get an exclusive first look into the lives and rise of the music teen sensation in their self-made documentary.
Hosted by Hot 30’S Matty and Maude, the cinema event includes a live acoustic set by the band, a LIVE Q&A with fans in cinema plus the first screening of their documentary. The event is also a chance for fans to get their hands on a copy of the DVD.
"The level of interaction with the fans is on a scale never before seen in Australia," said CinemaLive CEO Peter Skillman. "The experience of seeing and interacting with your idols live in a community environment where fans can experience the excitement together is a new frontier for music."
The three-piece pop/rock/indie band from New South Wales’ Central Coast will walk the red carpet at Event Cinemas, George St unveiling the first screening of their documentary.
Produced and directed by the band’s bass player Andy, the documentary has been years in the making and the DVD will include the band’s entire back catalogue of film clips and highlights of their career from their #1 debut album "Stack is the New Black" through to the cover of Rolling Stone on their 2010 album "This Is Bat Country" and of course their brand new single "Bang Bang Sexy".
"We just want to show that we did it all on our own working closely with our indy label sunday morning records", the bass player explains of the mammoth project.
The event will kick off at 6:30pm with a red carpet event at Event Cinemas, George St Sydney before the show is beamed direct via satellite to big screens around Australia at 7:00pm AEDT. For a list of participating cinemas, visit www.cinemalive.com.
Tickets are just $35 and include a copy of "The Story Of Short Stack" DVD. Limited tickets are available for the red carpet event including the live acoustic set and Q&A. TO Pre order your ticket PLUS DVD head to www.shortstack.com.au
The Story Of Short Stack DVD Available November 4
Set List is a series of contemporary entertainment cinema programs that brings the best gigs and record launches from around the world exclusively to CinemaLive’s satellite network around Australia. SET LIST provides fans with the unique and exciting opportunity to come together and celebrate in an exclusive environment, with the guarantee of being the first to see the hottest LIVE entertainment and to receive the artist’s latest release before the rest of the country.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker will be in melbourne to promote her new film I Don't Know How she does it. She will be at spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne when she attends the Crown Oaks Day on November 3rd. Parker, will be a guest at the track in the exclusive Crown marquee in the Elms .

I Don't Know How She Does It is released in cinemas nationally on November 3, 2011 and Sarah Jessica Parker will walk the red carpet for the Australian premiere of the movie in Melbourne nov the 2nd at crown casino . I will be there to get all the gosip for you on what she will be wearing and photos of Sarah as she walks the red carpet.

Saturday, October 1, 2011