Alston Stephanus: Indonesian Fashion Icon. Cosplayer. Costume Designer.

Alston Stephanus: Indonesian Fashion Icon. Cosplayer. Costume Designer.

Swarovski crystals. French lace. And more feathers than the fanciest of birds. These are just some of the defining features of Jakarta born Alston Stephanus’ fashion designs. In 2005 this creative young man created his own accessories company, redefining what Indonesian fashion was through mixing Victorian glamour with traditional Javanese Keraton. It’s nature and wildlife [...]

A Very Sherlockian PJ Party

I have the distinct pleasure of having helped raise $16,000 for wounded and disabled veterans the past three years thanks to The Baker Street Babes Daintiest Charity Ball. Amazing and generous people donate arts, crafts, and collectibles to us and we auction them off during the annual BSI Weekend. BSI Weekend is basically a week in [...]

Boo! On Ghosts, Spirits, & Tom Hiddleston’s Ass

Tomorrow is Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, the day where our world and whatever notion of the afterlife/Veil/Fade you believe or don't believe in are the closest. I'm spending Halloween in Gettysburg with a friend and fellow history buff. We'll picnic on the battlegrounds, roam about the adorable and historically significant town, and then we're going [...]

Dress Like The Fade With The Dragon Age Fall Collection

Cole: Your clothes look like the Fade, Dorian. Dorian: The stuff of dreams? An explosion of color and sensation wrapped in an enigma? Cole: It's shiny. If you follow me on twitter or tumblr, then you know I am epically obsessed with Dragon Age. It's BioWare's fantasy baby and was a HUGE part of my life [...]

One Hell Of An Update

Ah. That's better. Okay, yes, it's been awhile. I wrote in May that I'd be starting up again soon, and clearly that didn't happen. Getting ready for SherlockeDCC at SDCC (including finagling how to smuggle Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue into the party) PLUS planning and prepping for The Mongol Rally proved to be too [...]

Fifteen Weeks Late With Starbucks

Um... hi! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! you may be asking. Shock! There's an update! The curls live! So where have I been? Well, I don't have a super exciting answer to that. Life happened. I got a job, well, two jobs and some freelancing, and planning for The Mongol Rally, and running a podcast that's [...]

Disney’s Princesses With A Korean Twist

Nayoung Wooh aka Obsidian is a professional illustrator in South Korea who has taken some of Disney's most famous iterations of fairy tales and given them an historical Korean twist. Gone are the European gowns and seashells and instead these beautiful pieces have the well-known heroines in delicate hanboks. I love it when artists take [...]

How 2014 Became the Year I Returned to Gaming

So it turns out when your mother buys a new house that needs a lot of renovation, that you sort of lose track of time and every day turns into a mix between sleeping and painting. So. Much. Painting. What horrible person decided you had to paint stone 5,000 times to make sure it's mold [...]