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The holiday season is drawing to a close and I am here to share our team’s collective Christmas haul of geeky gifts from this year. Kris put one together last year, which you can check out here. As she specified in that post, we’re not trying to brag… we realize that we are all very lucky to have received these gifts from awesome friends and family. We’re just sharing this because it is fun and might be useful for your future geeky gift needs. So read on for this year’s Fangirl Christmas Haul!
Adult Colouring Books
Adult colouring has never been more of a thing than it is right now, and I think these were the gifts of the season – no one’s Christmas haul will be complete without one. Kris and I received a multitude of colouring books between the two of us, and we are excited about every single one. I know that many of these are from Chapters (you can check out their selection online here). In addition, the uColour Mandalas book in the picture is from Beyond, A Junior Achievement Company. 25% of proceeds from purchases of this book go to Kids Help Phone, which supports the mental and physical health of young people. A friend of ours has been working with this group, and when she sent this book to Kris and I it was the perfect gift. Basically, 2016 is going to be the year of colouring in my life.
If you’re not up on adult colouring, get with it! It’s most definitely a thing… and you can read all about it in Kris’s post Adult Colouring is Cool… Thanks Science!
Kris is just into the UK and all things British, from London itself to pop culture phenomena. She received many gifts to go along with this theme, including an amazing giant Doctor Who painting, a collection of Sherlock Holmes puzzles (to keep her on her game), a London mug, and a necklace in the shape of the London skyline (I’m not sure if this is the correct one, but I found something similar here, after a quick search on Etsy).
Princess Stuff (But Mostly Frozen)
Princess stuff is always in, and I like Frozen in particular. I received some printable Anna and Elsa cut-outs, Frozen-themed toothpaste, Frozen tape, and an Elsa ornament that sings “Let It Go”. Kris got Frozen lollipop rings and an Anna Pez dispenser. To bring it all away from Frozen for a moment, she also received princess-themed cookie cutters, so she can make cookies for her two best friends (Me and Justine). All in all it was a collection of things that didn’t necessarily need to be Frozen-themed but were, which made them awesome.
Fangirl Fashion Items
So these items are strictly fandom-themed in any way, but they just seemed like items that should be included in this post. Kris got me a pink tulle skirt as the final gift in my advent calendar this year, and I absolutely adore it. I also received a beautiful bronze sequinned top. I actually wore these two together for New Year’s Eve… it might be a little much for real life, but the combination was perfect for being a fancy person on NYE.
Game of Thrones Ornaments
Kris and I each received these ornaments from some friends. I just love the idea of having a tree absolutely chock full of funny and geeky decorations! Mine is the Targaryen one as I like to cosplay as Dany and Kris does Sansa so the Stark ornament is the perfect fit (though she is more a Lannister at heart). If you want more info on either of our cosplays, you can check out Justine’s tutorials on either my Daenerys outfit or on Kris’s Sansa (though she’s pu together a new outfit since this was written).
Nerdy Board Games
Board games are awesome, and the best ones are the nerdy ones. I recently wrote a post on this topic: December High Five: Board Games You Should Be Playing. Pandemic was already included on that list (because it is SO FUN), and Kris received not one but TWO expansion packs for that game for Christmas. Can’t wait to test those out and save the world from even more intense diseases. She also received a copy of SmallWorld, which I don’t know much about but know that I will love, based solely on looking at the box.
Owl Stuff (Because Obviously)
I’ve been into owls for awhile now and most of my family and friends know this. They’re just so darn cute! I can’t wait to wear this adorable toque during all sorts of winter adventures. And though the socks are a little much, I’m sure I’ll find ways to work them into my Hipster Folk Princess wardrobe.
Geeky Reading Material
We received all sorts of fun reading material this holiday season, as per usual. Between the “Girl Power” comic book pack (as Kris calls it, since it includes three of the most awesome female superheroes today), a Collector’s Edition of US focused entirely on the Hunger Games, Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, TIME’s Year in Review issue, and a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, we are basically set for before-bed reading for the next little while.
Star Wars Stuff (Because It’s the Fandom of the Year)
Yes, this is the fandom of the year as voted by our team – you can check out our other favourite fandom things this year in Kris’s recent post: My Fangirl Life 2015 Fandom Awards. The Storm Trooper mug was from the company I am currently contracting with – I guess they discovered just how much of a nerd I am. These William Shakespeare Star Wars books came from my brother, who I’m not sure has ever purchased a book in his life before this Christmas. Needless to say, I was touched that my friends and family latched on to my current love for Star Wars. But how could they not? I mean, they all saw my interview on CTV Edmonton...
A Cardboard Cutout of Harry Styles
And last but not least, Kris and I got this masterpiece for Christmas this year. And it was from Justine. Basically, she won. This was the literally the perfect gift (for us, at least… probably not for most people). Because we love our Harry so much, we’ve launched a #HarryoftheDay campaign on Twitter. Check it out by clicking the hashtag or visiting us at @Fangirls_Online. I know you’re all really curious about what Harry is up to at our apartment, so luckily you can easily keep up this way!
What fun and nerdy fangirl gifts did you get this year? Share in the comments – we’d love to hear about your Christmas Haul!
A few weeks ago, I started to put together a post about Closet Cosplaying or Disneybounding Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. It turned out that I had WAY too many clothes that just screamed Elsa at me, so I broke the post up and did the first part on Coronation Elsa. Today I’ll be sharing with you my everyday looks for Elsa’s outfit after she’s let go and become the ice queen.
This outfit is all about the bright blue, some sparkle, and the colour of Elsa’s hair. I’m lucky in that I’m also blonde, but I still found bringing in some gold touches helped to get the point across. If you can’t remember exactly how Elsa’s dress looks (who are you anyways?), here’s a photo:
This is a pretty classy outfit that I could wear to work or anywhere that I want to look put together. The blue dress is a little dark for Elsa, but the lace pattern and light blue shining through totally make it work. The blazer is perfect Elsa, with the blue fabric and gold buttons. Of course I accessorized with my favourite snowflake earrings and a side braid. I think this look totally seems like something responsible Elsa would wear in real life.
The next outfit:
I also feel like this look is totally work-appropriate if your office is somewhere that you can wear fun patterns. This dress is awesomely Elsa-inspired, really bringing out the purple of her eyeshadow and pairing it with the blue of her dress. In my hair I have the Elsa-inspired bow that Justine bought me for my birthday last year. I love these frilly socks and felt like they were the perfect touch to this pretty and professional outfit.
On to number 3:
This adorable outfit is perfect for a casual day at the mall or even brunch with the parents. The sparkly skirt and Elsa hair bow add some fun touches, while the collared shirt and cardigan keep it classy. I’m also still wearing my snowflake earrings!
Now for the final Elsa look in my closet:
Ok, so this one is a bit of a joke. It is actually kind of my Halloween costume from last year when Kris, Justine, and I were Hipster Disney Princesses. That being said, I wear my Let It Go shirt in real life, and I want to wear the moccasins and beret too (though not together). The only thing the jury is out on is the fur vest, but the world of fashion is telling me that it’s a thing.
Have you ever done a Frozen closet cosplay? Let us know in the comments or tweet a picture to @Fangirls_Online! We can’t wait to see what you’re wearing.
This week I decided it was time to put together another Closet Cosplay outfit. It is so fun and creative… and I just love to go through my closet and think about new and exciting ways to wear my clothes. If you aren’t familiar with Closet Cosplay, it’s basically taking clothes from your own closet to dress in an outfit inspired by your favourite fandom character in your everyday life.
I went through my clothes the other day, thinking I’d pull together an outfit or two inspired by Elsa from Disney’s Frozen… because she’s totally part of my style inspiration. I’ve dressed as her once before, at Walt Disney World earlier this year, and it was definitely a lot of fun. Little did I know that taking on this task with my full closet in front of me would result in WAY too many outfits to put in one post! This means that you’ll be getting an additional Elsa post sometime in the next few weeks.
For today, I’d like to discuss Elsa’s coronation outfit. If you can’t remember what this looks like, here’s a quick photo:
Isn’t she fabulous? I love the colour combinations in this outfit, and I was excited to see what I could find in my own closet that would fit in. As it turns out, that was more than one outfit… apparently I wear the colours in this look often. Here we go:
I pulled out a dress similar to Elsa’s dress colour, a light cardigan similar to her cloak, and added some fun details that bring it all together: snowflake earrings, a purple bow to bring in the other purple colour, a gold necklace, and black patterned tights. I threw my hair up in a quick bun… not quite as pretty as Elsa’s. The final touch was to bring in the blue of Elsa’s gloves with my wrist-warmers.
This outfit is a great casual-but-pretty look. It’s dressed down enough for most activities and dressed-up enough to wear even out for dinner or drinks.
This outfit is a bit different in that I didn’t bring in too much green… just through the bow in my hair and the delicate necklace. These black and gold high-waisted shorts are absolutely fabulous and look great with the tank and oversized cardigan that emulate Elsa’s cloak, and the short heeled black boots. The touch that brings in the blue of her gloves on this one is my awesome large bag. Of course I again wore the snowflake earrings (an Elsa must) and the bun in my hair (a Coronation Elsa must).
I feel like this outfit is a bit more trendy and great for a coffee date with a friend or a day at the mall.
And on to the third Elsa look:I paired this awesome collared dress that has a high-low hem with the same oversized sweater from earlier. I then added a gold belt and my large blue bag. I kept the purple bow in my hair and the snowflake earrings (obviously!). For footwear, I put on a pair of black oxfords.
This outfit is great for work (though I might throw on some black nylons depending on the day), or for a family brunch. Be careful though, if you have young cousins or young family members they just might mistake you for Elsa when wearing this…
And the final outfit:
When I found these purple ombre tights in my drawer, I just knew I had to find a way to wear them. I paired them with a green skirt and black tank top. I brought in Elsa’s blue gloves with a bright blue cardigan, and put on a pair of black heeled boots.
This outfit is perfect for a casual date night. It’s cute, flirty, and fun but not too dressed up… I can see wearing it for dinner and a movie or even when just going out for drinks.
There you have it! All of my Coronation Elsa looks. Keep watch in the near future for some other Elsa-inspired outfits taken right from my closet… because who doesn’t want to dress like the Queen of Arendelle?
What do you think about these looks? Which is your favourite? Do you have a Coronation Elsa outfit in your closet? Share in the comments!
Happy Friday fangirls & fanboys! To celebrate this fabulous day, the start of the glorious weekend, I am going to participate in a Five Fandom Friday Challenge! What is FFF you ask? It’s a weekly challenge created by bloggers The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick to come up with a top 5 list to fit a geeky-theme. My Fangirl Life doesn’t necessarily do it every week, but sometimes we want to hang out with the cool kids & join in the fun KG previously named Fictional Spin-Offs We Want Created, while this week’s challenge is “Crossovers That Would Cause My Heart to Explode”. Challenge Accepted! I decided to step a bit outside the box and present you with some seldom hoped for but totally legit killer crossover ideas:
1. Thor & Frozen
Or The Avengers & Frozen… that would be ok too, but the whole purpose of this is to get Thor & Elsa together. I think they’d be an ideal couple, one of my top random OTPs. One day I might even write a whole post explaining why the Norse God & Queen of Arendelle should be set up on a the most epic of blind dates, but for now I’ll let you build your own ideas on the subject. Plus Loki & Anna would have an excellent time playing tricks on everyone.
2. Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Music Video & Mortal Kombat
It’s a brand new fighting game, marketed to a wholly different audience! Instead of your classic Mortal Kombat characters (oh, Johnny Cage) you can now battle as the various vixens introduced in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video. Who would win in a fight: Catastrophe or Arsyn? Knockout or Homeslice? The Trinity or Mother Chucker? With this game you could find out… Plus, after all of that lead-up of introducing each of the characters, there’s got to be more to it than a fight scene that doesn’t actually happen!
3. Supernatural & Inside Out
Just try to tell me you aren’t curious what it’s like inside Dean’s head in Season 10. Or ever for that matter. Do demons manifest in there as another little person, battling the emotions until Joy is chained up in the corner and Anger is running the show? Or is it more like an illness poisoning the “good” emotions & strengthening the “bad”? This crossover would be gripping television.
4. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” Music Video & Armageddon
Our favourite troop of adorable hunks released their brand new music video this morning. It features the British boy band training for a NASA space mission. But why? Why is One Direction blasting into orbit? Is it an exploratory mission? Maybe they’re laising with aliens? (Because obviously these charming cuties would make an excellent first impression or the human race) Or has a catastrophe occurred that requires 1D’s specific set of skills to solve? Like the oil riggers needing to destroy the asteroid in Armageddon! Let’s get a major studio on this crossover ASAP.
5. Disney & Literally Any Reality Show
Can you imagine how enjoyable it would be to watch your childhood favourites pitted head-to-head in a variety of competitions? Who can Outwit, Outplay & Outlast on Survivor? Obviously a villain, although they might not win the end vote. Which Princess really does have the best voice? Find out on this season of American Idol: Princess Edition. Or how about mixing up those stale pairings with a season of Disney’s Bachelor? After all, most of the ladies were only 15 when they met the “love of their lives”… their tastes might have changed as they matured.
Although, in the end I love when anything crosses over with anything… I mean double the nerdy fun can’t be wrong, right? But I want to know what you think… What crossovers are you dying to see? Did any of my ideas inspire a burning desire for a crossover that will never be quenched? Let me know in the comments!
Love & Luck,
Guys, I’m worried we’re being too judgmental. I know it’s a lark hearing that come from me, of all people. I love judging people… and things… and situations… But today I implore you to keep an open mind as we take a walk in someone else’s shoes. After all, things aren’t always what they seem and you should never judge a book by its cover (and other clichés). As someone who is basically living the villain life (Villains Gotta Vil, Yo!) I feel I have a unique perspective on people (and characters… mostly characters; I’m not good at people) and their motives. So I stand before you today to say:
Hans really isn’t so bad… except for the murder-y bits.
Gifs from PunzelAnna
I mean, he’s charming and attractive. Great on horseback. He has a lovely singing voice and an affinity for sock-sliding down hallways! Not to mention his superb fashion sense. He’s everything Prince Charming should be… except for the murder-y bits. Yes, Hans got a bit overzealous in his attempts to find a kingdom to call his own; I recognize that. But who’s to say that’s his fault? We still like Anna, despite that fact that she’s pretty much insane, with basically zero people skills. Not only does she want to marry a man she just met, she also leaves the fate of her kingdom in that same man’s hands while running off to almost certain death in the icy wilderness. She’s careless, gullible and lacks all forethought. Yet we all love her, calling her spunky & fun-loving and blaming everything on her guarded & sheltered upbringing. So why are we putting all of the blame on Hans?
Gifs from arendelle.co.vu
Instead of prosecuting him in Arendelle, Anna & Elsa ship Hans off to the Southern Isles for his 12 brothers to “deal with him”. That would be fine if they knew anything about the Southern Isles and the people who run it. Based on their sheltered lives, where they don’t even know about the people of their own kingdom, I somehow doubt these sisters are up on Southern Isles politics. For all we know it was the 12 brothers who sent Hans to Elsa’s coronation in the first place. This whole elaborate scheme could have been concocted in the grand dining room of a southern palace while eating dinner with all of his brothers, and even his mother and father, the King & Queen. Although, let’s get real here, Hans’ parents are most definitely dead. This is a Disney movie after all and there is nothing Disney loves more than an orphan.
So poor parentless Hans is either lacking direction & guidance or is being manipulated by his multiple older siblings, including one who is the ruler of his homeland. This leads me to 3 distinct scenarios, one of which must be the correct reason for why Hans acted the way he did:
- It was a plan created for him by his family.
We are never explicitly told whether Hans hatched this plan alone or if he had co-conspirators. He stays pretty tight lipped about the whole business. And why wouldn’t he be? First, there is no reason to implicate his country if he is caught. That could start a war. And second, keeping his family out of it meant he was sent back to them punishment-free. Sweet deal! He doesn’t state it but the most influential members of the Southern Isles’ court were probably behind the plan to get Hans on the throne of Arendelle.
I know what you’re thinking: “Arendelle’s a pretty big prize for the youngest brother”. You weren’t thinking that? Ok… well, let me explain. Most countries have princesses, but you’ll likely only find a non-ruling princess to wed. In Arendelle there is an attractive young woman, with many childbearing years ahead of her, who is about to be named Queen. That is an epic catch. But perhaps Hans is the best bait the Southern Isles has. The same way the Tyrells dangle Margaery, their pristine flower, in front of every king in Westeros and the Boleyns presented Anne, their witty beauty, to Henry VIII’s court, the Southern Isles puts forth Hans, a strapping young stallion of a man. And like these real life & literary beauties, they trusted in not only his looks & charm to attract a mate, but also in his ruthless intelligence to get the job done… by any means necessary. Hans’ brothers may have sent him out on this mission with the instructions to not come back unless he had the throne. He was probably taught the art of seduction and murder to prepare him. Some families will do anything for power.
Gifs from Disney Is My Escape
- It was a plan created for him by his family that he took too far.
Ok so maybe the people of the Southern Isles aren’t all murderous schemers, but that doesn’t mean Hans did everything on his own. Royal marriages weren’t always done Game of Thrones style, where no one survives to the wedding night. European history is full of Kings & Queens who traded their children for land, wealth and allegiances. Daughters work best for this, as monarchs strive to have male heirs that will need wives to rule alongside them. It is much rarer to find a Princess who will inherit the throne and need a man at her side. In England’s case the Queen’s husband doesn’t even get the King title unless he is a King in his own right. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince George has been a Prince for 68 years because he didn’t enter the relationship with his own sovereign nation. With 12 ‘back-up’ heirs the leader of the Southern Isles has a lot of potential to make alliances through marriage, possibly even getting his sons into the position to rule in foreign lands.
I can just imagine Hans and his brothers standing in a council room with a map spread out on the ‘war room’ table, the King systematically pointing out which kingdoms have a princess and assigning the most appropriate brother to sweep that fair maiden off her feet. The Southern Isles could be bent on world domination, achieved purely by marrying off their sons. Perhaps Hans was assigned Arendelle and Elsa (with Anna as a solid back-up whom he could marry should Elsa reject him or set-up with another brother/nephew/cousin/etc should he be successful with the new Queen). Hans was just so desperate to please his brothers that he took things a bit too far. Bringing us into my last scenario:
Image from Walt Disney Confessions
- Hans acted on his own volition, but with proper baggage to back his actions up.
I talk above about trying to make strategic alliances through marriage, but maybe Hans is so far down the list that his ruler isn’t even trying to find him an advantageous match. Hans has to be pretty distant in the line of succession at this point! As the youngest brother he is at least 13th. But being as he is an adult himself, his eldest brothers likely have children of their own. If even half of his brothers have 2 children each (which is a pretty low number for the times) that puts Hans at 25th. If each of his brothers has 3 children he would be 49th. There is no way he is going to rule the Southern Isles, barring any mass murders happening while he’s away in Arendelle… but even then, that is a lot of murder.
So maybe Hans took matters into his own hands. He headed off to Arendelle of his own volition. He hatched the plan to marry Elsa, then Anna as a back-up. Perhaps it was totally innocent at first. He had high hopes for the romantic potential he and Elsa could have. But things didn’t work out as planned and he switched to a more drastic scheme. Hans straight up admits that some of his brothers pretended he didn’t exist for years; that’s got to create a complex of some sort. Hans acts irrationally within a rational plan because he cannot continue to be the forgotten youngest brother. No one pays attention to him. No one plans for his future. He’s probably worth less to his eldest brothers than their servants, because at least their servants bring them things. Hans is just dead weight. An extra mouth to feed in a nation that could be facing serious troubles… we don’t know. No one updates us on the status of the Southern Isles in the film.
Moral of the Story: Don’t go hating on someone just because they made one mistake… ok, maybe 2 murderous mistakes… but still. In the words of Princess Taylor Swift, “You are not what you did”. The next time you are watching Disney’s Frozen, or any Disney movie (or anything at all, even just living your regular life) think of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent or Elphaba in Wicked or Once Upon a Time‘s Regina and re-evaluate your point of view. Remember: Hans really isn’t so bad…except for the murder-y bits.
Image from Walt Disney Confessions
What do you think? Is Hans redeemable or a lost cause? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love to see what villains you think are ‘actually not so bad’. Maybe I’ll feature them next!
Love & Luck,
As you may know from our Disneybound posts, the My Fangirl Life team was recently on a trip to the magical land of Orlando, Florida. You can check out these posts to see us as Princesses, Cats, Wonderland Friends, Villains, Little Mermaid Characters, Frozen Characters, and Hogwarts (slash Beauxbatons) students & our favourite other random Harry Potter things. The conclusion I came to during all of this? Disneybounding is a lot of fun – I recommend it to anyone. But for those of you that are less open to putting yourself out there for everyone to see all your nerd-dom, I have another way for you to fangirl out.
While we were at Disneyworld, we met a lot of characters. This was rather unexpected but it was one of the most enjoyable things we did. Yes, sometimes this involves standing in line with a bunch of children, so that’s a little embarrassing, but I promise, it’s worth it. In my opinion, this is the best thing you can do at Disneyworld.
It was funny because heading into the trip, we all said that we didn’t really care whether we actually met anyone, aside from hopefully doing a Mickey picture and maybe meeting one princess (because, obviously, princess). But then on our very first morning we walked into the Magic Kingdom, and there was Snow White on our right – and the line was so short! We had to do it, especially because Justine was dressed as Snow that day. It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. So we went over, waited in line, and got our photos. What I wasn’t prepared for – since I’d never met a character before – was the one-liner that came out of her mouth. It was something about how she wanted to braid flowers into Grumpy’s beard, but he wouldn’t go for it (I was dressed as Rapunzel that day). She caught me totally off guard and I couldn’t help but laugh. I was utterly enchanted. After meeting Snow, we were hooked on character interactions. I tell you, these people are improv pros! They not only have lines for the children; they know they need to say something extra witty or be extra charming when a group of grown women walk unashamedly up to them. Here were some of my favourite interactions:
- Alice complimenting Justine (dressed as the Queen of Hearts) so as to make sure she didn’t get angry…and she kept her head.
- Elsa telling me that the flowers in my hair (because I’m Rapunzel, obviously) would make Olaf sneeze his nose off… then me using the same comment when I met Anna right afterwards. I wonder if she noticed it as one of their stock responses?
- Gaston. Just everything about him was perfect.
- Anna telling Kris all about their “Redheads Club” – Anna, Merida, Ariel, and Peter – and how they had chocolate cake last meeting (“I don’t know who was more excited, me or Peter!”)
- Every dwarf in the parade coming up to see Justine dressed as Snow White.
- Rapunzel complimenting my frying pan necklace and talking about all the wonderful uses for frying pans.
- “The birds braid my hair every night!” – Cinderella to Kris (as Anna) and me (as Elsa)
It turned out that the girls that “didn’t care” if they met any characters tried to meet pretty much all of them. Well, maybe not all, but a TON. Meeting Elsa and Anna was one of the most hilarious experiences. We waited in line for an excessive amount of time amongst many young girls… and we did it unapologetically. When we finally got to the front of the line we were all just so flustered. After meeting both of the ladies, we went out into the gift shop at exit and the three of us were so starstruck we were shaking. Ridiculous, right? But I tell you, a lot of fun. We even went to a princess dinner! This was Kris’s birthday gift to both myself and Justine (because she is clearly awesome). I actually highly recommend doing this if you don’t mind the price of the food. No lines to wait in and you’re guaranteed to meet 4-5 princesses there. We had met many of them already by this point in our trip – but that’s just because we’re keeners. That being said, I think this might be the only way to meet Belle in her yellow dress! I think our main complaint about meeting characters is that we couldn’t find any princes… but Kris will post about that a little more at some point, don’t worry. Long story short, I think that meeting characters is a great way to quietly fangirl. Yes, it can involve some lines but I honestly always found that the wait was worth the interaction… and then you have all these funny and adorable photos afterwards.
Have you ever met any characters? What were your interactions like? Tell us about it in the comments!!
Welcome to Game of Thrones week here on My Fangirl Life! We’re counting down the days until the new season premieres on Sunday, so check back throughout the week for all sorts of Westeros-related fun!
As my contribution to Game of Thrones Week I wanted to talk about the fashion of Westeros. In doing research for that post I came upon ‘The Wonderful World of Westeros’ or the Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters. I’d seen this before and thought it was great however, I was skeptical of the matches. So I decided I’d dig in and check it out…
This is the obvious choice for Brienne but it’s also perfect. Mulan is a warrior, just like Brienne, and wouldn’t be happy sitting around at King’s Landing in a gown and drinking wine (though heaven knows why, that sounds like a splendid time). Mulan and Brienne are far more suited for a life of battle.
Ariel looks just like Melisandre. That red hair is so vibrant…so Melisandre. The look is perfect. However, I just don’t think Ariel could pull of a Melisandre level of evil. Perhaps if Ursula was embodying her??
Jasmine as Ellaria
Ellaria and Jasmine is another pairing that totally looks the part. The bright orange is stunning with both of their skin tones. I don’t know a ton about Ellaria (just met her in the books and she hasn’t been super prominent in the show yet) but I think her and Jasmine might be similar. They’re just on opposite ends of the spectrum. Jasmine is the princess who wants to be free and make her own decisions while Ellaria is the bastard lover of a prince. Ellaria might want to be free and make her own choices, I just don’t know yet. Really all I know is that she has a wicked scream and cry.
Belle as Margaery
Belle is smart and independent while Margaery is often a pawn in larger schemes (though I do think Margaery herself plays a large role in planning these schemes). I think both Margaery and Belle are smart and headstrong but I’m still not sure Belle would enjoy being in Margaery’s place. I don’t think she’s quite power hungry enough; she prefers books to people. I do think Belle would be up for one of these marriages Margaery has faced. An age difference shouldn’t matter to Belle – she did fall in love with a Beast. I really enjoy the parallels drawn here with the roses, very clever. Belle definitely looks the part as Margaery, but I’m also not certain she’d be up for such revealing dresses.
Snow White definitely fits the image of Shae’s shy and quiet servant side. Snow would probably enjoy not being the center of attention. She’s bright and bubbly and good at being happy and making others happy. Which brings us to the part of Shae I’m not so certain Snow would embrace. Does Snow White have a kinky side? How would see feel about being a prostitute? Snow does spend a lot of her time with dwarves… it could be a fun twist on her character.
Rapunzel as Sansa
This one I’m not sold on. First, Rapunzel’s miles of hair doesn’t quite feel Sansa to me. Perhaps Ariel would be a better option (but she was already taken). Anna’s another red head, but she’s definitely a little too quirky for Sansa. Rapunzel as well is quite spirited. However, both Anna and Rapunzel are used to being pushed aside and made to feel little by others, just like Sansa. Perhaps Sansa’s quirkiness is still to come. She just hasn’t had much of a chance given the difficulties she’s faced thus far.
I think I could get behind Cinderella being such a motherly character. After her difficult childhood I think she’d fully embrace the role of mom. But given that childhood and how she was treated, I don’t think there’s any way she would have treated Jon Snow the way Catelyn did. Cinderella would have welcomed him with open arms. These two characters don’t look as similar as some of the others but looks-wise, I’m not sure who else could be Catelyn.
Aurora as Cersei
Is Aurora the bitch of the Princesses group? This would seem to suggest so. I can see the physical resemblance. The long blonde hair is perfect for Cersei. Beyond that I’m not so sure. Cersei is manipulative, but loyal and protects her children. I don’t think Aurora has a manipulative or conniving bone in her body. She’s too naive for that. At least she was during the movie. Who knows what happens once she marries Phillip and moves into the castle!
If any Disney heroine was going to take of Ygritte it would be Merida. The red hair is perfect and the mad archery skills make her dangerous, just like Ygritte. I’m curious as to how Merida would take to Jon Snow. I think a love interest would be fun for Merida.
Elsa as Daenerys
I enjoy the contrast here between Elsa’s ice and Dany’s fire. Perhaps this could be another take on ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Elsa’s blonde locks and preference for braids definitely makes her look the part. Elsa’s frozen heart and ultimate journey of learning to love and embracing her powers is something I feel Dany has gone through. Both characters are trying to learn how to be a good queen. Another perfect match!
Do you agree with my comments? Do you have any suggestions? Has anyone done this for the Disney men? I would love to see that! Let me know in the comments.
Welcome to yet another post about our Disneybound fashions during our recent trip to Disneyworld! If you haven’t seen any of our other days yet, you can check out the Princess edition, the Mermaid edition, the Wonderland edition, or even the Harry Potter edition… and the best part is that we still have even more to come.
Don’t know what Disneybounding is? Check out Kris’s definition from an earlier post here:
Well reader, Disneybound is a popular trend started by blogger Leslie Kay. It’s well known that, while children could dress up as any character they chose, adults are not allowed to enter Disney theme parks in costume. It’s understandable. What if you’re a cosplay master & your costume is so good that visitors mistake you for a Disney Cast Member (aka employee)? And then you do something rude, inappropriate or uncouth? That would reflect poorly on the park…and Disney is all about their image! Kay found a fun way to follow the rules but still get in the Disney spirit; she created outfits made from everyday clothes but were inspired by Disney characters. Instead of making Cinderella’s dress you just pull something pretty & blue out of your closet & go! It allows you to channel the spirit of your favourite princess/hero/villain/sidekick/etc while still dressed in something that is comfortable, flattering & in your style. It’s basically closet cosplay but Disney-fied!
Now, on to discussing the day we were Disneybounding as Frozen characters. Fittingly, this was the coldest day of our trip to Florida. Kris and I were excited to pull together our Elsa and Anna outfits for this day, and everything just fell into place perfectly when Justine figured out who her style’s Frozen spirit animal was.
People definitely looked at us in these outfits. Our colours were obvious, and my sparkly skirt a little over the top. Not everyone recognized Justine, but when they did, they thought it was hilarious.
KG as Elsa
I absolutely love channelling Elsa. She is just so much fun. She’s badass and, you know, magical! I had this “Let It Go” shirt made for my Halloween costume last October – I was Hipster Elsa, obvi. I am lucky that Justine is a seamstress, so she actually made this skirt for me out of some fabric that was given to me by a friend. I plan on working this skirt into my everyday wardrobe wherever I can. I finished this outfit off with some snowflake earrings and an Elsa hair bow (to go on the end of the necessary Elsa braid, obviously). Since it was a cold day I threw on some leggings underneath and a denim shirt overtop to keep warm. Despite the fact that I was dressed as Elsa, I must admit that the cold did, in fact, bother me.
Kris as Anna
Obviously I needed an Anna to my Elsa. Kris was more than happy to oblige as she loves playing crazy redheads! Luckily I owned this awesome sweater that is pretty much exactly the colour of Anna’s cape, which I was happy to lend to her for the day. She put the rest of the outfit together out of her closet, and I thought it was fabulously done. In the end, she was totally channelling Anna, but in her own style. And we are all super obsessed with our styles right now, as you may know if you are a regular follower on this blog.
Justine as Prince Hans
The moment that Justine realized she could be Prince Hans was pretty much the best. This outfit was largely borrowed from Kris and I, but also very much in her style. The dress is mine and shall now forever be known as my “Hans dress”. Kris provided the perfect white blazer, and many of the accessories were mine. Justine wore her own boots, which will now be known as her “Hans boots”, at least in my head.
These two goofballs posed for way too many hilarious pictures together. Among the poses was making a heart around their faces, and finishing eat other’s sandwiches.
We had such a blast traipsing around Hollywood Studios dressed as Frozen characters. Frozen-looking locations for photo shoots were few and far between at this park, but we managed to find a few good spots.
Have you ever put together a Disneybound outfit? Share in the comments!
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Fanboys & Fangirls!
It is the day of love and hopefully all of you are doing something special with your someone special. Or maybe you’re pathologically single, like myself, and instead choose to focus your romantic energies on fictional characters. That’s a totally healthy choice, right? And a good use of my time? Yesterday KG summarized our real life OTPs (the real people we believe NEED to be spending St. Valentine’s Day together). Today we are going to go even more fictitious and match up all of our favourite book/movie/tv/etc characters with their meant-to-be’s. But perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself… first I should probably ask if you know what an OTP is?
If you do, then congratulations; you are awesome. If you don’t, the The Fangirl Glossary: The Basics post we did last year will help get you up to Level Awesome:
OTP (noun) “One True Pairing” The pairing you believe in above all others, regardless of canon or the opinion of the masses. You would be be willing to sink with this “ship.”
Seeing as our three main My Fangirl Life contributors are very different people it would have been impossible for us to come to a Top 10 OTPs consensus. Instead we each compiled a list of the pairs that mean the most to us in the whole world. Some ships are cannon. Some ships are not. Some ships end up getting their happily-ever-after. Some ships sink to the bottom of the ocean only to be discovered 73 years later by searching scientists (see Justine’s list for that one). And some of our ships aren’t even from the same fandom. But all are so perfect it hurts.
OTPs by KG
10. Anne of Green Gables & Gilbert Blythe
The Anne of Green Gables Series (by Lucy Maud Montgomery)
9. Zelda & Link
Legend of Zelda
8. Sandrilene fa Toren & Briar Moss
The Circle of Magic Series (by Tamora Pierce)
For anyone who has read Tamora Pierce’s Emelan series, you might not really see this pairing happening, but I just think these two would be oh-so-perfect. I hang on to every single moment that they speak to each other, reading layers and layers of meanings in their conversations which may or may not be there.
7. Aria Montgomery & Ezra Fitz
Pretty Little Liars
6. Casey Cartwright & Captain John Paul “Cappie” Jones
5. Lyra Belacqua/Silvertongue & Will Parry
The His Dark Materials Series (by Philip Pullman)
4. Scarlett O’Connor & Gunnar Scott
Sigh… they were together and everything was perfect. Ok, not quite, but Scarlett and Gunnar are still my favourite pairing on the show, particularly because a reconciliation off the stage could also lead to one on the stage, and they really do make beautiful music together.
3. Tessa Grey & Will Herondale
The Infernal Devices Series (by Cassandra Clare)
2. Zoe Hart & Wade Kinsella
Hart of Dixie
1. Summer Roberts & Seth Cohen
Is it weird that each of my top pairings include characters played by Rachel Bilson? Apparently I am obsessed with her characters’ happily ever afters. Regardless, Seth and Summer are just made for each other. It seems so unlikely off the bat, but the more you get to know about each of them, and the more they grow, the more they grow together. Perfection!
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OTPs by Justine
10. Meggie Cleary & Ralph de Bricassart
The Thorn Birds
9. Haley James & Nathan Scott
One Tree Hill
8. Rose Tyler & The Tenth Doctor
7. Sookie Stackhouse & Bill Compton
6. Lily Evans & James Potter (& Severus Snape)
It took my a while to decide on my Harry Potter OTP and then I realized I didn’t have to choose one; this love triangle is everything I love. I think Lily and James deserve a happy ending, they’re perfect. The fact they came together and became such a symbol is amazing. But saying that makes me feel incredibly bad for Snape. Why couldn’t he get his happy ending? It’s because James and Lily were one of those great loves where the two heroes find each other. However, that shouldn’t take away from how much Snape loved Lily. Lily never loved him back in that way, perhaps she may have with time. But that’s what I love most, the tragedy of the story. Snape became a hero in time, Lily just didn’t get to see it.
5. Anne Boleyn & King Henry VIII
This is partially based on The Tudors and partially historically based. Anne Boleyn is one of my favourite historical figures and Natalie Dormer as Anne solidified this pairing. The two of them are sexy and smart and she challenges Henry VIII, everything a royal couple should be. Unfortunately we don’t get that happily ever after. I was mad about this for the two final seasons of The Tudors and even still after 479 years.
4. Tessa Grey & James “Jem” Carstairs
The Infernal Devices Series (by Cassandra Clare)
3. Belle & Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin
Once Upon a Time
2. Rose Dewitt Bukater & Jack Dawson
1. The (Eleventh) Doctor & Clara Oswald
I feel strongly that The Eleventh Doctor was in love with Clara (yeah he probably loved River too but that’s beside the point). This is one of the reasons I was sad when Eleven left. My ship was broken. But it only took a handful of episodes for me to realize I totally ship Twelve and Clara. That is why this is The Doctor and Clara. I love a Clara to pieces and I love how she was his Impossible Girl and I love what their relationship has grown into. Just love it!
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OTPs by Kris
I actually did an August High Five laying out my Top 5 OTPs last summer. They’ve changed a bit…which is rather exciting!
10. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet & William Darcy
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
As much as I love the original Elizabeth & Darcy, I am so attached to Lizzie the digital media student & Darcy the internet millionaire. An update that definitely appeals to this fangirl.
9. Lydia Martin & Stiles Stilinski
8. Victorie Weasley & Teddy Lupin
Harry Potter (#4 in August)
7. Tessa Grey & Will Herondale & James “Jem” Carstairs
The Infernal Devices Series (by Cassandra Clare) (#5 in August)
6. Mary, Queen of Scots & Francis, King of France
This is a tricky ship to navigate. History has presented a 455 year old spoiler as to how this relationship ends. I want the show to be historically accurate (within reason), but I also want Mary & Francis to be together forever and ever. They are the cutest, with their bordering-on-obsessive-and-excessive love & support. The tragic end of this ship will possibly be the tragic end of me.
5. Jon x Dany: Daenerys Targaryan & Jon Snow
Game of Thrones (#3 in August)
4. Ice Hammer: Elsa, Queen of Arendelle & Thor, Norse God of Thunder
Disney’s Frozen & Marvel’s Avengers
I feel this should probably be a couple I write about but I can’t possibly fit all of my reasoning into this short blurb…a full post will come in the future! For now just bask in the perfectness of it.
3. The Ponds: Amy Pond & Rory Williams
Doctor Who (#2 in August)
2. Outlaw Queen: Regina the Evil Queen & Robin Hood
Once Upon A Time
This one snuck up on me. I didn’t realize how important it was to me until it was gone…and I was yelling (literally screaming with my hands thrown in the air) at the television. It resulted in My Fangirl Life’s very first Rage Post/Overly Emotional Response.
1. Clintasha: Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) & Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye)
Marvel’s Avengers (#1 in August)
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Make sure to let us know your OTPs in the comments below! Where they the same as ours? Or do you have something totally different?
Love & Luck,