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Marie Porter is an award winning Cake Artist, author, and spandex costumer. Her current cookbook titles include "The Spirited Baker", "Evil Cake Overlord", and "Sweet Corn Spectacular". Her current "Spandex Simplified" sewing manual titles include "Synchro Swimwear", "Sewing for Skaters", "Sewing for Gymnasts", and "Sewing for Superheroes". Marie is also the author of a disaster memoir, "Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir". Marie is proud to be an Aspie nerd... Loudmouth. Eurodance fanatic. INTJ. Survived being Top 100 finalist on MasterChef USA, season 4. Blog covers food, costuming, and is sprinkled with some general geekery. (Cosplay, Doctor Who, Tolkien, and Marvel are some favourites!)

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Back view of the finished Katniss wedding gown cosplay.She’s only 11 years old, I bet she’ll be a cosplayer for life!

Back view of the finished Katniss wedding gown cosplay.

She’s only 11 years old, I bet she’ll be a cosplayer for life!

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One of my favourite photos from tonight’s photo shoot. I finally finished making the gown yesterday, after three weeks (off and on!) working on it!This is Alanna, AKA “The Pink Dalek”… an 11 year old cosplayer!The gown features hundreds of yards of 2-tiered tulle ruffles, about 250 yards of satin ribbon, 1.5 lbs of Instamorph, 600 Austrian crystals, and more feathers than I could keep track of!I did the labour for free, her mom covered all the materials. It was a great way to flex some costuming muscles!

One of my favourite photos from tonight’s photo shoot. I finally finished making the gown yesterday, after three weeks (off and on!) working on it!

This is Alanna, AKA “The Pink Dalek”… an 11 year old cosplayer!

The gown features hundreds of yards of 2-tiered tulle ruffles, about 250 yards of satin ribbon, 1.5 lbs of Instamorph, 600 Austrian crystals, and more feathers than I could keep track of!

I did the labour for free, her mom covered all the materials. It was a great way to flex some costuming muscles!

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So, today I finished the “Mini Katniss” wedding gown, and we did a lighting test shoot for it - this is my favourite pic from the test shoot.Tomorrow we’re shooting it with the 11 year old girl I made it for, with full hair and makeup.  SO EXCITED!

So, today I finished the “Mini Katniss” wedding gown, and we did a lighting test shoot for it - this is my favourite pic from the test shoot.

Tomorrow we’re shooting it with the 11 year old girl I made it for, with full hair and makeup.  SO EXCITED!

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daricemoore:

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sylus08:

celebrationgeneration:

So, this just happened…

Re blogging for the memories

sylus08:

celebrationgeneration:

So, this just happened…

Re blogging for the memories

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You shall not pass… out!Here’s Baby Gandalf. <3 him!

You shall not pass… out!

Here’s Baby Gandalf. <3 him!

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So, here’s where I’m at with the Katniss gown.  Can’t get any further til I fit it to the young girl I’m making it for!

Finished the skirt yesterday, aside from some minor styling (need to pick up some portions and tack them up for more cascades!).  Started the bodice today, then went ahead and started sculpting the cage.  I sized a photo of the original dress to the right size for my little “Katniss”, so it’s absolutely accurate, and to scale!

The cage is just pinned on now, in that top pic. I still need to heat mold it to the body, then paint and embellish (and finish the bodice!) before attaching it… but I think it’s coming along well!

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thrandys-nonsense:

I figured something named Yeti would be a good time to use my favorite beer glass.  That knight is just awesome.  This is Great Divide Brewing Co’s Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti.  It’s an imperial stout, and boy it is ever.  I tried bumping up the background light to see through the beer a bit.  Nope, couldn’t do it.  Even with the whole background blasted beyond white, you couldn’t see through the beer.  Awesome!  This is nicely intense.  Lots of chocolate flavor, and lots of burnt wood flavor.  It sort of tastes like you took an oak log off the campfire, melted a nice dark chocolate bar on it, and then ate it.  Many would say that’s gross, many of us say that’s awesome.  I see nothing wrong with drinking a campfire chocolate bar.  In fact, I would buy this again.  It’s a wonderful beer to keep sipping on, I wish I were under the stars in front of a campfire right now, sipping it.
8.5/10, this is a great one to try but of course not an every day sort of beer.  When you’re in the mood for something like this, it’s wonderful!

Hubby is having fun with the beer reviewing :)It&#8217;s fun to see him go straight to Tumblr as soon as he cracks a beer, LOL!

thrandys-nonsense:

I figured something named Yeti would be a good time to use my favorite beer glass.  That knight is just awesome.  This is Great Divide Brewing Co’s Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti.  It’s an imperial stout, and boy it is ever.  I tried bumping up the background light to see through the beer a bit.  Nope, couldn’t do it.  Even with the whole background blasted beyond white, you couldn’t see through the beer.  Awesome!  This is nicely intense.  Lots of chocolate flavor, and lots of burnt wood flavor.  It sort of tastes like you took an oak log off the campfire, melted a nice dark chocolate bar on it, and then ate it.  Many would say that’s gross, many of us say that’s awesome.  I see nothing wrong with drinking a campfire chocolate bar.  In fact, I would buy this again.  It’s a wonderful beer to keep sipping on, I wish I were under the stars in front of a campfire right now, sipping it.

8.5/10, this is a great one to try but of course not an every day sort of beer.  When you’re in the mood for something like this, it’s wonderful!

Hubby is having fun with the beer reviewing :)

It’s fun to see him go straight to Tumblr as soon as he cracks a beer, LOL!

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I’m kind of annoyed that the DoS BluRay chopped up and slightly shortened the Thranduil “porn” intro.

Hubby thinks they may have swapped out the “I can wait” for a slightly different take, too.

Any other differences anyone noticed?

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug arrived.

Had a crappy day, so asked hubby to wear his crown. Figured my Thorin boots would make nice slippers for the evening.

We may have a weird marriage.