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5 Characters I Want to Dress Up as for Halloween

I always have a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween every year. Mainly because there are so many beautiful and fun options! And while I usually a pretty decisive decision maker, at Halloween time I tend to waffle, because I want to be all the things!
This year I’ve managed to make my decision for my Halloween costume. I’m while not ready to reveal which on I’ve chosen. These are the options I chose from and if you have a guess, go ahead and comment below!

#1: Harley Quinn
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Harley is my favorite character in the DC Universe and my favorite villain in all the comic verses. I actually cosplayed Harley at Christmas with my family last year. But there’s a new Harley coming our way in Suicide Squad next year (though I prefer the classic Batman: the animated series version of Harley) and I love the chance to dress as the Joker’s crazy lady love. So she always makes the short list!

#2: Jerrica Benton aka JEM
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Yep, I always dreamed of being a rockstar. And being a child of the 80’s, there are few role models as pink, sparkly and fierce as Jerrica Benton aka JEM and her Holograms, Aja, Kimber, Shana and Raya. So I always look forward to cosplaying this music mogul. Plus I’ve done her hair for 30 Days Of Nerdy Hair, so I know I can pull it off. Very strong option.

#3: Topanga Lawrence
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I’m currently knee deep in the Disney Channel spin off of the beloved 90’s sitcom, Boy Meets World…Girl Meets World. It’s Topanga and Corey’s kids who are now learning about the world (and it’s truly delightful) but original Topanga will always be a favorite. And I’ve never dresses up as her before. Strong contender.

#4: Kimberly aka Pink Ranger
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Every child of the 90’s should feel me on this one. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were the be all and end all of crime fighting teenagers in the 90’s. Plus Tommy…aka Green Ranger, then White Ranger…Hubba hubba.

#5: Princess Leia Organa
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Princess Leia is always and I mean always on my list!! She is the sassiest and bad assiest of Princesses and she has so many great looks to choose from. I dressed up as Leia for Halloween when I was a kid and I’ve done plenty of her hairstyles for 30 Days of Nerdy Hair, but I’ve actually never cosplayed Princess Leia as an adult. So she is absolutely a major contender this year make that every year!

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Favorite Fictional Teachers

#1 – Mr. Feeny

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This one is a no brainer. Growing up there was one teacher we all wanted to have and that was Feeeeeeny! Fee-hee-hee-heeeny! He cared about his students with crucial life lessons and was always there when they needed him. Always! From elementary school through college. Now that’s dedication!

#2 – Minerva McGonagall

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Any good teacher uses a mixture of love and tough love to teach. Professor McGonagall is the perfect example of this. She genuinely cares about all her students and looks the other way if the situation calls for it. And sure, you’re not supposed to play favorites, but Minerva always had a soft spot for the boy who lived and his two best friends. In the final film of the franchise, it’s that moment when Minerva McGonagall calls for everyone to defend Hogwarts that makes me cry every time! I always wished to go to magical school and be taught be her!

#3 – John Keating

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Good teachers teach. Great teachers inspire! And there are few fictional teachers as downright inspiring as Robin William’s John Keating from Dead Poets’ Society. ‘O Captain, My Captain’ I’d stand on my desk and follow you anywhere!

#4 – Mr. Holland

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As a musician, I always had a special place in my heart for Mr. Holland, played by Richard Dreyfuss in the movie Mr. Holland’s Opus. Sure Mr. Holland wasn’t perfect. There was that whole, almost had an affaor with a student thing. But hey, even teachers aren’t perfect. This film had poignant life lessons and a truly delicious soundtrack. Win, win!

#5 – Corey Matthews

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Yes, the same Corey Matthews from the beloved 90’s TGIF sitcom, Boy Meets World. Corey and Topanga are back with two adorable kids of their own and it’s their daughter Riley Matthews that’s learning about the world now. And just like Feeny before him, Corey has become the kid’s teacher, spirit guide and emotional counselor. Following them from elementary school into middle school (and here’s hoping he continues through college just like Feeny.) That’s not the only similarity to my #1 favorite fictional teacher! It seems like Corey really was paying attention in class all those years because he makes an excellent teacher and fans of Boy Meets World will love where they take these characters. (Plus Shawn comes back!!! And Eric and Angela and Mr. and Mrs. Matthews and yes…even Feeny returns a couple times.) It’s definitely a must watch!!

Honorable Mentions
I actually have a lot of teachers in my family. My mom is a preschool director. Dad teaches middle school (bless his heart.) Granny was an art teacher. Grandma was a teacher too. One of my best friends is a damn fine high school teacher. If one of them had been my teacher when I was a kid (obviously my parents taught me..but you know what I mean) then maybe I would have been a better student than I was.

Who do you wish had taught your classes? Or is there a real teacher who inspired you?

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5 Favorite Fictional Fathers

I have been derelict in my 5 Fandom Friday posts as of late. This nerd has a lot going on these days. But that is no excuse for lazy blogging. So I’m jumping back in with my 5 Favorite Fictional Fathers.

Thanks to The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick for this topic! And for anyone who was wondering if Father’s Day was this weekend or last weekend, it’s not. It’s next weekend. (I definitely got that one wrong last Sunday when I posted a Happy Father’s Day message for my dad, only to find out I was 2 weeks early.) But really… shouldn’t every day be Father’s Day?

Here we go…

#1 – Danny Tanner from Full House

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For me, no one (except my own father) can beat the parenting of Danny Tanner. Morally upright. Comforting, caring, always trying to make DJ, Stephanie and Michelle the best people they could be. And look at this dad sweater. No one can rock a dad sweater like Danny Tanner!!! Classic.

#2 – Carl Winslow from Family Matters

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Coming in at a very close second is Carl Winslow. The wonderful thing about Carl was that not only did he parent his own children, but he quickly became a father figure for a certain nerdy neighbor. He does get a few points taken away for the mysterious disappearance of the youngest daughter, Judy. But he was still a stellar TV dad.

#3 – Alan Matthews from Boy Meets World

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Any teen of the 90’s will put this man on their list. Alan Matthews from Boy Meets World. This is one stellar father! He also raised his own children while becoming a surrogate parent for the one and only Shawn Hunter. And in season 6 when Chet Hunter, Shawn and his half-brother, Jack’s father, dies, it’s Alan Matthews that tells Shawn that he’s always been apart of the Matthews family and that they may as well adopt him. Every time I watch that episode, I cry!

#4 – Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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We know him best as Will’s Uncle Phil. But this is another example of surrogate parenting. When Vivian’s sister sent Will to live in Bel-Air with the Banks family, she made the right choice for his future. Uncle Phil took him in and treated him as if he was one of his own children. He provided structure and discipline and love like the great father that he is!

#5 – Uncle Jesse from Full House

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Uncle Jesse is by far the hottest dad on the list. When we first met Jesse, he was the beloved uncle to Michelle, DJ and Stephanie, co-parenting along with Danny and Joey. But later in the show, Jesse got married and had some kids of his own. Even so, he still remained the hot, rockstar that we met at the beginning. And he never left our hearts!!!

Big shout-out to my own dad who exhibits all of the qualities these 5 men exhibit and so much more!! Taking in children who need father figures, check. Teaching about lofty morals and strong character, check. Life lessons at the drop of the hat, double check!!

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