Thursday, April 30, 2015

DIY: Marvel Paper Masks

DIY: Marvel Paper Masks
April 30, 2015


I recently joined the newest chapter of Geek Girl Brunch in Los Angeles

 We are having our second brunch this Saturday, and it's a Marvel theme.  With Avengers Age of Ultron releasing in the U.S. on Friday it's a fitting theme.  I had made masks like these for my Avengers themed birthday party a couple years ago.  I decided to make some for everyone at the brunch. I included a few Spider-Man and Wolverine masks, too.

I found the templates on these two blogs, Tessie Fay and Sunshine and Summer Breeze (discovered on Pinterest, of course). They had been made out of felt and sewn, but I chose to go a different route, and made them from paper and glued wooden sticks to them.

The easiest to make were the Spiderman because I just printed the template on red cardstock and cut them out.

DIY: Spiderman paper masquerade style mask


Captain America was probably the most time consuming because of cutting the wings and the "A" for each of the masks.

DIY: Captain America paper masquerade style mask


I drew the lines on the helmets of the Thor masks freehand so they aren't symmetrical in the least.

DIY: Thor paper masquerade style mask

Here are the others.

DIY: Iron Man paper masquerade style mask

DIY: Wolverine paper masquerade style mask


For the Hulk mask, the template had a section for the hair and eyebrows which I had considered tracing and cutting out of black paper, but ironically, cutting a bunch of tiny pieces of yarn (I had cheap black craft yarn on hand) and hot gluing it to the mask was much faster and quite quick.

DIY: Incredible Hulk paper masquerade style mask


I made 3 Spiderman masks (1 is a different style than what is shown above), 4 Wolverine and 5 or 6 of the others since those are in the Avengers: Age of Ultron film.

TTFN,
V

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Avengers - Iron Man & Hulk Inspired Bracelets

Iron Man and Hulk Bracelets
April 28, 2015


Here are more bracelets for the Avengers, but this time we have Iron Man and the Hulk.  These will be given away at San Diego Comic Con in July.  I'm having a blast making these, and I hope you like them.

Iron Man:



DIY: Marvel's Iron Man inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

DIY: Marvel's Iron Man inspired beaded memory wire bracelet




The Hulk:


DIY: Marvel's Incredible Hulk inspired beaded memory wire bracelet



DIY: Marvel's Incredible Hulk inspired beaded memory wire bracelet




I'm very excited for Avengers Age of Ultron finally being released on Friday.  If you want to see my photos from the Los Angeles Premiere of Avengers Age of Ultron go here  or  here for the celebrities.

TTFN,
V

Monday, April 27, 2015

Harry Potter: Slytherin & Hufflepuff Inspired Bracelets

Slytherin and Hufflepuff Inspired Bracelets
April 27, 2015

Here are two more Hogwarts houses represented in these bracelets.  Here's the post on the Gryffindor Bracelets I have also made.  These will also be given away during San Diego Comic Con this coming July.  I should state that you don't have to have a SDCC badge to possibly win any of the bracelets or other goodies Your Friend Elle (YourFriendElle.com) and I will be giving away at SDCC, but you do need to be in the Gaslamp area around the San Diego Convention Center during that weekend.  We'll be tweeting, and, possibly, Facebook posting our locations so you can find us to win some swag.  


Slytherin:

DIY: Harry Potter Slytherin inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Slytherin - Green rondelle glass beads with metallic silver bicone spacers


DIY: Harry Potter Slytherin inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Slytherin - Green with Black swirl glass beads and metallic silver bicone spacers

Hufflepuff:

DIY: Harry Potter Hufflepuff inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


DIY: Harry Potter Hufflepuff inspired beaded memory wire bracelet



I hope to see you all at San Diego Comic Con this year! 

TTFN,
V

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lord of the Rings Inspired Bracelets

Lord of the Rings Inspired Bracelets
April 25, 2015

Here are a few of the bracelets I've made so far to be given away during San Diego Comic Con in July this year.  I posted the bracelets I made with a Hobbit theme a few weeks ago, and you can check those out here.  Since that post I have made a few more Hobbit inspired bracelets with a "Arkenstone" charm in the place of swords or arrows.


Lord of The Rings:

I used swords to represent just about every character in the Lord of the Rings, arrows and bow & arrow combos for Legolas (and other elves), and axes for Gimli.


DIY: Lord of the Rings inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Lord of the Rings Gimli bracelet

DIY: Lord of the Rings inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Lord of the Rings inspired bracelet.

DIY: Lord of the Rings inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Gimli and Legolas inspired bracelet



I have more bracelets completed (or mostly completed) which will be posted in the coming days.  These include more Harry Potter, Marvel's Avengers, and Game of Thrones themes.

TTFN,
Veronica

Friday, April 24, 2015

Marvel's Black Widow & Hawkeye Inspired Bracelets

Black Widow and Hawkeye Inspired Bracelets
April 24, 2015

I love Jeremy Renner and I can't wait to see Hawkeye have a bigger role in the Avengers Age of Ultron movie next week.  I had to post the Black Widow and Hawkeye bracelets together since they are such a great team.  These are part of the giveaways Your Friend Elle and I will be having at San Diego Comic Con in July.  We'll have Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Hunger Games themed bracelets and other goodies to giveaway.


Black Widow:

DIY: Marvel's Black Widow inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
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DIY: Marvel's Black Widow inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


Hawkeye:

DIY: Marvel's Hawkeye inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

DIY: Marvel's Hawkeye inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

DIY: Marvel's Hawkeye inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


If you weren't lucky enough to get a badge to SDCC but will be in the area around the San Diego Convention Center during that time, be sure to follow Your Friend Elle and myself on our various social media platforms, especially Twitter (@YourFriendElle) and (@WeirdLifeofV) to win one of these bracelets or other goodies (more on those as we get closer to July).

If you're not sure why you should go to the Gaslamp Quarter during SDCC, please check out my previous posts on some of the happenings (mostly free and no convention badge needed) last year, and in 2013.

TTFN,
V


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sherlock Inspired Bracelets

BBC's Sherlock Inspired Bracelets
April 22, 2015


These bracelets are inspired by one of my favorite TV shows, Sherlock.  I already had a lot of Sherlock Holmes themed charms in my stash from some craft projects for last year's SherlockedCC party hosted by the Baker Street Babes during San Diego Comic Con.  I wasn't going to make any bracelets for the giveaways, but couldn't help making a few.

DIY: BBC Sherlock inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

I really love the way these turned out if only because cobalt blue is my absolute favorite color. I have charms reflective of the traditional Sherlock Holmes (pipes, carriages, etc.), but I stuck with the BBC Sherlock for the 3 bracelets I've made so far.  I haven't decided if I'm going to make any more, and if I do, if I'll use the traditional Holmes charms.

These will be given away at San Diego Comic Con this year by Your Friend Elle (@yourfriendelle) and myself (@weirdlifeofv). If you will be attending San Diego Comic Con or will be in the area to check out the "outside" events during SDCC, be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on where we'll be giving out these bracelets and other swag.

Sherlock (BBC):



DIY: BBC Sherlock inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

DIY: BBC Sherlock inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


So far the bracelets I've made for the giveaways are: Lord of the Rings, Marvel (Black Widow, SHIELD, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman), DC (Green Arrow, The Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman), The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Harry Potter, and the Hunger Games.

TTFN,
V

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Game of Thrones - Daenerys Targaryen Inspired Bracelets

Game of Thrones:
Daenerys Targaryen Inspired Bracelets
April 21, 2015


DIY: Daenerys Targaryen inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

I haven't seen a single episode (yet) of Game of Thrones, but I have several friends who love the show.  I don't have HBO, but will eventually watch the show as I've read the first book already.  I know there are millions of fans out there so making some Game of Thrones bracelets was a given.  I searched for screenshots to get an idea of the visuals of the show.  I absolutely love this costume Daenerys (portrayed by Emilia Clarke) wears in season 2, and it became the inspiration for these bracelets below.

The inspiration:



 I also have had all of these beads in my supply stash for several years and was very excited to see that they suited this costume perfectly.

Daenerys:


DIY: Daenerys Targaryen inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

DIY: Daenerys Targaryen inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


DIY: Daenerys Targaryen inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


House Taragaryen:


DIY: House of Targaryen inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

Of course I had to make at least one (I've only made one as of right now, but more will be completed) bracelet with the House of Targaryen sigil colors.  I will likely print a photo of the sigil to place inside the photo frame charm.



I made a few bracelets for the House of Baratheon as well and will be posting those soon so stay in touch!

TTFN,
V

Monday, April 20, 2015

Marvel - Loki Inspired Bracelets

DIY: Loki Inspired Bracelets
April 20, 2015

DIY: Loki inspired beaded memory wire bracelet

It being Thorsday, I just had to post the bracelet I made inspired by Marvel's Loki.  This is just the latest in a series of posts (who know how many there will be when it's all said and done) on the bracelets I'm making to given out at San Diego Comic Con this year by myself and YourFriendElle.  When it gets closer to SDCC (and most likely after Comic-Con International posts the schedule) we will be posting and tweeting about how to snag yourself one of these bracelets as well as other goodies we will be handing out.


Loki:


DIY: Loki inspired beaded memory wire bracelet


It's really difficult to find good charms to represent him, so I'm having to stick with a photo in a frame charm and a turquoise bead I turned into a tesseract charm.  I couldn't not make a Loki bracelet, because I love Tom Hiddleston and his portrayal of Loki (he does get some great lines..on par with Iron Man.)

I'm not sure how else to represent Loki (economically, of course), and if you have any ideas, please let me know!

TTFN,
V


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hunger Games Inspired Bracelets

Hunger Games Bracelets for SDCC
April 19, 2015

Yet another post presenting a sample of the bracelets I'll be giving away at San Diego Comic Con this year with YourFriendElle.


Hunger Games
These are inspired by the books and films.  I'm hoping the apple charm is clear since she shoots apples a few times during the first book/film.  I really love the orange and yellow crackle glass beads, and really wish I could find more.  I chose those colors to represent fire, and I think the contrast with the black is my favorite of the red/orange bracelets. I do love the black and metallic finish bracelet with the faux black pearl charm, too.

DIY: The Hunger Games inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Red/Orange crackle glass with black seed beads



DIY: The Hunger Games inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Orange/yellow crackle glass beads with yellow seed beads.

It would be great if I could find small mockingjay charms, but I've had no luck in my search so far.

What other fandoms would you be interested in?

TTFN,
-V




Saturday, April 18, 2015

DIY: DC The Flash Inspired Bracelets

The Flash Bracelets for SDCC
April 18, 2015

These (and other) bracelets will be given out at San Diego Comic Con this year.  If you have a fandom you would like represented, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.

The Flash

I'm a big fan of the WB show, The Flash, and had to include some bracelets in this project.  The colors and charms are pretty straight-forward.

DIY: The Flash inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Reddish  beads with orangish swirls beads with gold metallic accent beads

DIY: The Flash inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Red and yellow glass beads

DIY: The Flash inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Red glass with gold metallic accent beads

TTFN,
V

Friday, April 17, 2015

DIY: DC Green Arrow Inspired Bracelets

Green Arrow Bracelets for SDCC
April 15, 2015

I'm a big fan of the WB show Arrow (and The Flash) so I had to include some bracelets to give away at San Diego Comic Con.  I will also post some of the bracelets I'm making for The Flash.

I'm concentrating on green beads with gold or black accent beads.  I think these turned out okay.

What do you think?

DIY: Green Arrow inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Green w/black beads and black and gold accent beads, bow and arrow charm


DIY: Green Arrow inspired beaded memory wire bracelet
Green and black glass beads with arrow charm

TTFN,
-V


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Avengers Age of Ultron Premiere - Part II

Avengers Age of Ultron World Premiere
Part II: Red Carpet Arrivals
April 13, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron on the El Capitan Theatre marquee
El Capitan Marquee taken after the red carpet was over.
Here's what everyone has been waiting for...Celebs!!  Here are the photos I took of the stars on the red carpet at the world premiere for Marvel's Avengers Age of Ultron held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Lou Ferrigno being interviewed on the red carpet with Chris Hardwick in the background
Chris Hardwick hiding behind Lou Ferrigno
I will say that Robert Downey, Jr. arrived extremely late and only did a few tv interviews in front of me as it was close to 8pm when he arrived.  He arrived as he always does to these premieres, in an Audi.  I was very surprised to see Julie Delpy there and doing interviews, and I checked IMDB yesterday and saw her on the cast list, but the character section is blank. Hmmmmmm.

Elizabeth Olsen being interviewed by Extra
Elizabeth Olsen

PLEASE NOTE: All of these photos have been cropped to eliminate as much equipment and camerapeople as possible (not all were men, which makes me happy).  Unfortunately, I'm not very tall and was taking photos from about 4-5 rows back at the fan barricades so they were taken with me standing on my toes and holding my SLR camera over mine and everyone else's heads.




Stan Lee with Nancy O'Dell from Entertainment Tonight
Stan Lee with Nancy O'dell from Entertainment Tonight

Anthony Mackie with Nancy O'Dell
Anthony Mackie with Nancy O'Dell


Chris Evans with Nancy O'Dell
Chris Evans with Nancy O'Dell


Chris Evans
Chris Evans


Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth


Cobie Smulders with Nancy O'Dell
Cobie Smulders with Nancy O'Dell


Clark Gregg and Ian De Caestecker
Clark Gregg with Ian De Caestecker


Clark Gregg with Ian De Caestecker
Clark Gregg with Ian De Caestecker


Chris Hemsworth and Samuel L. Jackson
Chris Hemsworth and Samuel Jackson


Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennett
Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennett


James Spader being interviewed by Extra
James Spader


Jamie Alexander being interviewed
Jamie Alexander


Jamie Alexander
Jamie Alexander


Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner


Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo


Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo


Paul Bettany being interviewed by Nancy O'Dell
Paul Bettany


Robert Downey Jr. waving to the fans
Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. 


Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson waving to the fans
Samuel Jackson


Scarlett Johanssen being interviewed by Access Hollywood
Scarlett Johanssen




Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen
Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen


Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen
Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen



Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson


Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson


Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman




Joss Whedon being interviewed by Access Hollywood
Joss Whedon


Joss Whedon being interviewed by Extra
Joss Whedon


Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy


Lou Ferrigno wearing an Incredible Hulk tie
Lou Ferrigno (look at the tie!)


Lou Ferrigno being interviewed by Access Hollywood






Claudia Kim being interviewed by Nancy O'Dell from Entertainment Tonight
Claudia Kim with Nancy O'Dell


Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons


Scarlett Johanssen
Scarlett Johanssen


Scarlett Johanssen being interviewed by Extra
Scarlett Johanssen


Scarlett Johanssen
Scarlett Johanssen
TTFN,
V