Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Fri-yay, geeklings! I’ve rounded up some awesomely nerdy news, nifties, and neat-os to start your weekend off with a bang!

As you can tell from your Facebook newsfeed, the first day of school has been kicking off all across the country the past few weeks. One teacher has decided to make this school year his most magical yet! Kyle Hubler, teacher at Evergreen Eagles Middle School in Oregon, set up an AMAZING Harry Potter-themed classroom! Just check out these pics!

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To see more of this Potter-esque Professor’s class, click here!

 

Anyone else still reeling from the season finale of Game of Thrones? Lamenting the fact that we have nearly two years to wait to see what is going to happen?! Need someone to cuddle with that understands? Look no further than ThinkGeek!

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This 16-inch tall Drogon plush is fully poseable and will listen to you cry for the next 500+ days as you divulge your theories about who will finally sit on the Iron Throne and whether or not Cersei will FINALLY get what’s coming to her.

 

Y’all know I have a deep love for doughnuts. Especially Krispy Kreme doughnuts. But, sadly, the nearest KK is an almost 40 minute drive from my house. So I have to reeeeaaallllyyyy want those fried dough rings to make the trip (and spend the gas-ha!). But, thanks to Jelly Belly, I can have Krispy Kreme any time I want!

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Oh yes, my friend. Those are doughnut flavored jellybeans! These yummy little drops of heaven are perfect matches for your favorite morning sugar bomb! I’ll take them all!

 

Where my 90’s girls at?! Because yo mind is about to be ROCKED, honey! Check out this A-DORK-ABLE purse from Soft Kitty Clothing!

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IT’S A FREAKING POLLY POCKET PURSE, Y’ALL!! I am seriously geeking out with the nostalgia! I LURVED me some Polly Pocket as a kid and I am so sad I didn’t think to keep those awesome little compacts for Huff the Tot! I. NEED. THIS. PURSE.

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday

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Ah, Friday. My second favorite “f” word. (What? I was thinking “fries”. What were YOU thinking?!) Enough chit chat, let’s dive right in to the nerdy nifties I’ve found this week!

I really thought Huff the Hubs and I had a pretty nerdy wedding. I mean, our cake toppers were Lego, we had a frickin’ TARDIS, and I walked down the aisle to Storybook Love from The Princess Bride. But this couple? Man, they put us to shame!

Cassie and Lewis Byrom of Manchester, UK totally hit the Snitch out of the pitch with their a-DORK-able Harry Potter-themed nuptials! Just check out these pics!

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The bride and groom featured on their very own Wanted posters!

 

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The groom’s boutonniere? Yeah, those are pages from Harry Potter!

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The cake not only had house crests, but was adorned with a tribute to The Three Brothers and topped with Voldemort and Bellatrix Lego minifigs!

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Every guest (130 of them!) were each given a handmade wand! I wish I would’ve been invited to this! For more pics, click here!

 

Keeping with the HP theme, I’ve found an awesome way to not only help you de-stress, but also find out once and for all which Hogwarts house you belong in! Etsy shop ScentD has these amazing surprise bath bombs that reveal your house colors when dropped in the tub!

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Each bath bomb also includes a charm–either a lion for Griffyndor, a badger for Hufflepuff, a serpent for Slytherin, or bird for Ravenclaw! You can choose which house you want OR select “random” and be sorted! (They also have a charcoal bath bomb called “Sirius”!)

 

For the Potterhead that needs a magical manicure, NOVAPolish has what you need!

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Seriously, how cute is that polish?! NOVA also has Totoro, Batman, and other themed polishes!

 

Let people know you mean business with this striking silver Lord Voldemort wand necklace from Soft Kitty Clothing:

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Just, ya know, don’t go all “Avada Kedavra” on anyone, mmmkay?

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! Comic Con has come and gone, but don’t worry! I’m your girl when it comes to fulfilling your need for nerdy new and nifties! Let’s dive in!

 

Have you heard? Pottery Barn is coming out with an all-new Harry Potter line in their teen section! Its supposed to hit stores this fall, but this week PB released a few images so we could get a sneak peek!

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OH. EM. SQUEE! Look at the Daily Prophet-inspired comforter! And the Snitch clock! Looks like I’m going to be spending a lot of Sickles at Pottery Barn this fall! If you want to see more, click this link and use the code “Hogwarts” to see more pics!

 

One of my favorite things about conventions are all of the amazing cosplays! I think they are just as much fun as the panels! One woman who’s cosplay game is on point is Solange, AKA “Aunty Sun”, from Brazil. Just check out her photos:

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To see more, go to her Facebook page and scroll through her albums! She looks AMAZING as Moana’s Gramma Tala!

 

If I had to think of one brand that summed up my elementary school years it would most definitely be Lisa Frank. Those stickers, binders, Trapper Keepers, and pencils were EVERYWHERE! Thanks to Target, now us 80’s/90’s kids can feel all nostalgic while we’re crawling into bed at 9:30 wearing these:

Seriously, how cute are these jammies?! I definitely need the unicorn sleep shirt in my life.

 

Happy fangirling!

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With Comic Con kicking off in San Diego yesterday, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my favorite female characters from the various fandoms I love! And let me tell ya, not all women in geekdom are leather-clad eye candy.

Hermione Granger

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This book-loving Muggle-born will forever be my favorite character from the Harry Potter universe. Hermione was always the one to tell Harry, Ron, and everyone else to rise above the foolishness that Draco and his cronies were always spouting. She used her brain (and brawn when necessary) and founded S.P.E.W. (The Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare). Hermione is a fierce female and I’m proud my kid is named after her!

 

Donna Noble

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Nobody–not even Donna herself–thought she was anything special. But, as it turns out, Donna was “the most important woman in the whole wide universe”. After just one trip with the Doctor, Donna was forever changed. She knew something was amiss with the Adipose company and took matters into her own hands, investigating and eventually teaming up with her favorite Gallifrean! Donna traveled the universe and kicked butt during all of her adventures and also fought for the rights of others!

 

Katniss Everdeen

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Aside from the whole “dangerously-close-to-TwilightI-level-love-traingle”, Katniss is a total BAMF. True, homegirl probably needed some therapy after all of the tragedies she’s endured in her young life, but its not like Panem had healthcare. Anyway, she worked hard to provide for her family after the death of her father, fought bravely in the Arena (TWICE), and basically rescued all of Panem from the hands of yet another dictator. The Mockingjay lives, y’all!

 

Kaylee Frye

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Kaylee is not only a sweet, cheerful, down-home girl, but she can fix basically anything with an engine faster than you can say: “No power in the ‘verse can stop me.” Kaylee loves her shipmates on Serenity so genuinely and fiercely loyal to her captain and beloved ship.

 

Do any of these ladies top your list of favorite fandom females? Who’s YOUR favorite character? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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My little cousin is getting married this weekend, so I’ve had weddings on the brain for the last week or so. And, with it being summer and the season of weddings, I thought I would feature some awesome Etsy shops that carry everything and bride and groom would need for their nerdy nuptials!

 

Need a Save the Date that shows your love for comic books as well as your groom? Awkward Affections has what you need!

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Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more retro, like these invitations from The Inked Leaf:

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You’ll absolutely need something geeky to throw back the champagne! Glass Cannons has the goblets for you!

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Splendorlocity has cake toppers for couples that are “out of this world”:

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Jessichu Creations can mix-and-match fandoms for those “houses divided”:

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And Inked Icing can add a “Red Wedding” flair to your big day (minus the gore):

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And you can’t forget to bring a gift for the bride and groom! Head on over to Biterswit for a one-of-a-kind present for the new couple!

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Happy fangirling!

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, y’all! It seems like an eternity since I’ve done a Fan Girl Friday and I am soooooo excited about it! Let’s dive right in!

 

Some days, adulting is hard. Whether you’re a stay-at-home-momma that needs a little something to take the edge off or an up-and-comer at your company, we could all use a little pick-me-up at the end of a long day. And what better way to knock one back than in this trophy wine glass!

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Sure its not one of the participation awards that so many have gotten in the past, but it will still give you that sense of accomplishment when you’re sipping chardonnay!

 

Ever since seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I have been OBSESSED with the adorable little creature that Newt carries around with him–a niffler! Now I can wear the cutie-patootie around my neck!

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This precious necklace is made by Aisha Voya Creations! She’s got other accessories on her website including a variety of Harry Potter-inspired lapel pins and awesome dragon hair clips!

 

If you’ve ever dreamed of being like Ms. Frizzle with her wonderfully wacky outfits, I’ve got just the thing for you! Check out this a-DORK-able glow-in-the-dark constellation dress from Think Geek!

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I guarantee if you wear this to your next night on the town, you will definitely be the brightest star of the bunch! Hey-oh! 

 

My family and I proudly proclaim that we speak fluently in movie quotes. I feel like this next game was made for folks like us! Meet Schmovie, your favorite new board game!

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According to the website, the object of Schmovie is: “…trying to convince the other players that your title is the best of the bunch for whatever concept is being pitched to the producer(s). We’re not asking for a full script here – just a working title. Bad puns are highly encouraged! Each round you’ll roll the genre dice (sci-fi, rom-com, horror, action, drama, and producer’s choice), and then draw two premise cards – one ‘What?’ and one ‘Who?’ The combination of those cards give you the movie you’re trying to pitch. If your movie gets the greenlight then you’ll win a shquid trophy. Win enough trophies and you win the game. Easy, right?”

 

Have a fandom find you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!

 

 

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

 

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Happy Friday peeps! Sorry its been a while since you’ve been able to feast your eyes upon some nerdy nifties–things have been a wee bit crazy ’round here. But, no need to fear! I’m going to get your weekend started off in a magical way!

This weekend, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (or, to some people: Harry Potter 9) opens in theaters! And yes, I bought my tickets weeks ago and I am SO excited! To celebrate another film that will bring JK Rowling’s wizarding world to life, every geeky goody featured in today’s FGF is all about FBWTFT!

 

Y’all, Hot Topic has really grown from a store that carries oversized black Jnco’s to a haven of fandom gear! I love that they release their own line of clothes when there’s a major film debut and they did not skimp with the latest installment to the Potter-verse!

Just look at these Fantastic Beasts-inspired frocks! You’ve got Newt Scamander’s overcoat:

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The Queenie Goldstein-inspired dress:

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It even has the MACUSA symbol on it!

 

And, the Queenie coat!

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There’s even a space for you to carry your wand!

 

After you see the movie, decorate your home with the lovely pages of this Fantastic Beasts coloring book!

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This 80-page coloring book is full of magical creatures, famous wizards, and scenes from the film!

 

Percival Graves, I have learned, is the Director of the MACUSA and is always dressed to the nines. And now YOU can dress like the big wizard in charge thanks to Think Geek!

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This polyester tie will make any man look more magical (and dapper!) along with a model of Percival’s signature accessory–a double scorpion tie tack!

 

 

 

Happy fangirling!