30 Days of Nerdy Hair – Day 10

30 Days of Nerdy Hair blog post

Day 10: California Mountain Snake from Kill Bill

I’ve done it. I’ve finally gone and joined the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Don’t try to change my mind. The minute I put the eye patch on, I knew that my destiny was set. Can you blame me and my nerdy hair? We can’t help it!

30 Days of Nerdy hair day 10 California Mountain Snake Kill Bill blog post

30 Days of Nerdy hair Day 10 California Mountain Snake from Kill bill blog post

Brand New Episode: Sexy Halloween

Starring: Liz Tailor

Clothes: Liz – Fuscia Silk Scar from Eternal Threads, Porcelain Heart Turquoise Earrings from The Leakey Collection, Lucy Dress (used as skirt) from Liz Alig

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New Episode Next Tuesday, November 4th

5 Fandom Friday

Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girlie have issued a blog challenge. Post a top 5 within the preset topic chosen each Friday. This week’s topic is “Characters I Would Love To Dress Up As For Halloween.” Instead of doing the 5 costumes I want to dress up as this year, I’m going to do 5 costumes I have attempted in the past.

I looooove Halloween! It’s such a fun holiday. When we were kids, my brother, my cousin and I would get all dressed up, sometimes with a costume theme in mind, and go out trick or treating all night. And we lived in the kind of neighborhood that gave out homemade cookies and whole candy bars. It was pretty much the best thing ever! Once we got our haul we would come back to our house, dump our loot on the floor and proceed to play the trade game. You know… 3 Snickers for a bag of Skittles. 5 Tootsie Rolls for a Twix. That kind of thing. Being the oldest, sometimes I could trick the younger ones into thinking the candy I didn’t want was exactly what they needed. Like a Peanut Chew.

Parents… don’t put Peanut Chews in your Halloween bowls this Halloween. They are the pennies of the candy world. No one wants them. Skittles, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Twizzlers. These are what the kids want! Don’t try to be cheap on Halloween and give out Peanut Chews. And don’t even get me started on Nougat! You may as well move if you’re giving out Nougat.

Ok… back to the Top 5!

1. WONDER WOMAN

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Wonder Woman is a favorite of pretty much every girl born before 2000 and a personal favorite of mine. And with all the upcoming projects in DC I’m sure she’ll be appealing to a brand new generation. I was about 8 years old when I dressed up as Wonder Woman and my brother was Superman. We wore these pajamas all the time so it was a cost effect and Super easy costume for Halloween (see what I did there!) If I did this costume now, it would be a much more elaborate recreation, but as an 8 year old… if you can choose between a tight, body constricting costume and your pajamas… you go with the pajamas. Heck, as an adult if you can choose between a tight, body constricting costume and your pajamas…you just can’t go wrong with pajamas on Halloween (as long as it isn’t “pajama” lingerie. That’s a no go!)

2. PRINCESS LEIA

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This is another one with mass appeal. Princess Leia, circa A New Hope is the easiest of the Leia costumes to replicate. White dress, hair in buns, a good blaster at your side and your done! As I mentioned my brother, my cousin and I greatly enjoyed dressing up in a group. One year we were Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Tiger Lily. This particular year we were Princess Leia, Han Solo and Wicket W. Warrick (if that name doesn’t sound familiar to you then I question your Star Wars knowledge!!) And it is still one of my very favorite family Halloween’s. I haven’t dressed up as Leia as an adult yet, maybe because that year was so good I don’t want to taint it, but I did do Leia buns for my 30 Days of Nerdy Hair blog series and my buns have gotten way better if I do say so myself!!

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3. “SEXY” CATWOMAN

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I could have sworn that all photographic evidence of this disaster had been destroyed, but alas… there is proof that I gave this “sexy” thing a try and failed hard. (Sorta glad I didn’t achieve “sexy” status. It’s not really my thing!) I cannot stand “sexy” Halloween costumes. They lack creativity as well as material over vital body parts. They’re obvious and cheaply made and fly in the face of hard working cosplayers the world over. That being said…back in college I was highly susceptible to peer influences and pressures. And I attempted to create a “sexy” costume one year. (Hey… all the cool kids were doing it.)For more on this geek tragedy check back on Oct. 28th for a special Halloween episode of my web series, So… This Happened in which I talk about that poorly attempted “sexy” costume. In the meantime, check out the rest of the series in anticipation. Click HERE.

4. CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN SNAKE

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This costume is another easy one to do. And while you may not get the mass recognition of Black Mamba’s tell tale yellow suit, when you do get recognized it will be by true fans of the Kill Bill movies. And it ends up being so much more satisfying. Make sure not to carry a real Katana around, that can get you into serious trouble. And if you don’t have the fighting skills of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, do you really need a real Katana anyways?

5. Buffy Summers

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This is my favorite Halloween costume I’ve done as an adult. This is a great one to do with friends especially if you have a token redhead in your life. Also fairly easy (I’m all about easy!) Plus taking this costume on the road and trying it on location (ie. a dark and stormy night in Astoria Park) is a fun way to immerse yourself in your chosen Halloween persona. And who better to portray than the butt kicking, vamp dusting, blond haired bad ass herself, the Buffster! (Willow sold separately.)

As you can see the older I get the better my costumes get. By the time I’m 40 (Yikes that’s less than 9 years away) my costumes will be so good I’ll look like I stepped right off the Paramount Lot!

Happy early Halloween. I can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes. Make sure to send pictures and check back for more Halloween goodness later on!

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 1: O’ren Ishii from Kill Bill

Welcome back to my blog series: 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. In which I attempt to recreate 30 hairstyles from movies, television, popculture, comics, video games, etc.

Last year was such a success that I’m bringing it back a little eary this year.
I’m always looking for suggestions, so comment below if you have any thoughts!

To kick off the series I chose Lucy Liu’s O’ren Ishii from Kill Bill.

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This look is pretty simple. Start by parting your hair a little off center. Create a bun in the back and add chopsticks. For realism, a little blood on the chopsticks goes a long way (though I don’t personally recommend it.)

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The most important element to this style is sleekness. O’ren Ishii dishes out serious assassin bad-assery without a hair out of place.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 28 – California Mountain Snake

Today’s inspiration comes from my favorite Quentin Tarantino movie, Kill Bill (vols. 1 & 2.) Specifically Daryl Hannah’s Elle Driver, aka California Mountain Snake.

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I went as her for Halloween one year. And it was so much fun. Not a ton of people knew who I was but the ones who did were passsionately impressed.

The hair is very easy to accomplish. Run your straightener through and give a slight wave at the ends.

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Now throw on an eye patch, some red lipstick, a killer black suit, boots and do not forget the all important katana sword. And you are assasin ready!