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!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, geeklings! I’ve got some fandom finds that’s sure to tickle your fancy! Let’s dive right in to the geeky gear! 

Y’all, I’m SO excited that Outlander is starting to really explode–mostly because there’s finally Sassenach swag! 

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Seriously, how adorable is Hot Topic’s new Outlander line?! It’s fit for a lady that likes her men red-haired and kilted! Ye kin? 

I’m not a big makeup girl. I mean, I wear the basics but only because I don’t want to scare the villagers when I attempt to leave the house with my two wildlings in tow. But I may need to practice so I can have a legit reason to buy these:

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Oh yes, those are Harry Potter makeup brushes! Each brush is designed to look like a character’s wand (lets just hope they don’t include the Elder Wand!). This will go great with the Butterbeer lip gloss from Shiro Cosmetics! 

Y’all know I love Disney, but this next couple LURVES Disney! Just check out their magical wedding! 

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The groom and bride, Ty and Ashley, got engaged just steps away from Cinderella’s castle and wanted their wedding to be a reflection of their Disney-mania. Ashley wore a gown from Alfred Angelo’s Disney line and their cake toppers were replicas of Carl and Ellie’s chairs from Up! To see more pics, click here! 

I’m fully convinced that no matter who wins the presidential election next month, we are on the verge of a zombie apocalypse. And, thanks to Think Geek, I’ll be prepared! 

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This mini bug-out box is stocked with 43 products you’ll need when the undead are knocking down your door: panic whistle, first aid kit, cutting blades, fishing gear and much more! 

Happy fangirling! 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Ah, Friday, the best day of the week. What? You say Saturday is the best day? No way, pal. Saturdays don’t bring a blog post all about your favorite fandom finds, that’s reserved for Friday! And today’s Fan Girl Friday is oh-so-magical! That’s right; I’ve found tons of Harry Potter-themed goodies to make you giddier than a Weasley Wizard Wheezes Love Potion!

 

Last Christmas, Huff the Hubs and I got some of our peeps a subscription to Loot Crate. I think they were pretty much the best gifts EVAH! A box of geeky goodies delivered RIGHT to your door?! Yes, please! LC has a ton of crates to choose from for every fan out there. And NOW they’ve finally added a Harry Potter one!

loot-crate-hpThe crates are delivered every two months and are packed to the brim with exclusive and officially licensed Harry Potter gear! Click hereClick here for more details on prices and what’s inside!

 

JK Rowling is not only an amazing writer, but she is incredibly loyal to her fans. She knows that, even thought Harry is grown with kids of his own, we’re still chomping at the bit for any kind of wizarding world news. This week on Pottermoe, JK announced more information about wizarding history in America and the magical ruling body–The Magical Congress of the United States of America–MACUSA, for short.

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Here’s a little tidbit:

“America remained one of the most hostile environments for magical people, mainly because of Scourer descendants who had vanished permanently into the No-Maj community and who kept suspicion of magic alive. Unlike most Western countries, there was no cooperation between the No-Maj government and MACUSA….

It was in Washington that President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over the infamous ‘Country or Kind?’ debate of 1777. Thousands of witches and wizards from all over America descended upon MACUSA to attend this extraordinary meeting, for which the Great Meeting Chamber had to be magically enlarged. The issue for discussion was: did the magical community owe their highest allegiance to the country in which they had made their homes, or to the global underground wizarding community? Were they morally obliged to join American No-Majs in their fight for liberation from the British Muggles? Or was this, simply put, not their fight?

The arguments for and against intervention were protracted and the fight became vicious. Pro-interventionists argued that they might be able to save lives; anti-interventionists that wizards risked their own security by revealing themselves in battle. Messengers were sent to the Ministry of Magic in London to ask whether they intended to fight. A four-word message returned: ‘Sitting this one out.’ McGilliguddy’s famous response was even shorter: ‘Mind you do.’ While officially the American witches and wizards did not engage in battle, unofficially there were many instances of intervention to protect No-Maj neighbours and the wizarding community celebrated Independence Day along with the rest of American society – although not necessarily alongside them.

One of the most significant American magical laws was created in 1790, when MACUSA approved an edict to enforce total segregation of the wizarding and No-Maj communities. Rappaport’s Law, named after then-President Emily Rappaport, was created as a result of one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy ever known, a breach in which the daughter of Rappaport’s Keeper of Treasure and Dragots and a Scourer descendant almost exposed the existence of magic worldwide. With the passing of Rappaport’s Law, intermarriage and even friendship between wizards and No-Majs became illegal in the United States.”

Read the full story here!

 

I don’t really wear too much makeup. And, to be honest, I don’t really spend a lot of money on my makeup (Hello, ELF!) But if this Reddit dream became a reality, I’d totes drop the Sickles for it!

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The Reddit user, Spellsandstars, says that while these were just a fun little craft to throw together, that she’s starting to think about making them a reality! I may have to watch some of her makeup tutorials, though, because this momma barely knows how to apply eyeliner!

 

Have something you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter @thehuffmanpost!

 

Happy fangirling!