Posted in Alex, Built, Mommy, Papa, Reggie

DIY : Hawaiian Frames for Party Photobooth

No party is complete nowadays without a good photobooth to remember your guests’ antics.

It was GeekMommy’s birthday a few weeks ago, and we celebrated in the Hawaiian style!

We decided to make some quick and easy frames to help set the ambiance…

shopping list:

 

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Posted in Built, Cosplay, Star Wars

Costuming: Tie Fighter Pilot chest piece (foam armor)

May the 4th was the opportunity to upgrade a few of our costumes. Among others was Reggie’s Tie fighter pilot. So far, his chest piece was only made of soft fake leather, and it had none of the rigidity nor the shine of a real piece of Armour.

We have watched Evil Ted fantastic work with craft foam, and had the idea of doing a new chest piece with EVA foam. With simple tools (we don’t have a workshop and do most of our props in the dining room), but with dedication, we crafted this prop, and I dare say it is not too bad for a first foam armour.

You can find Evil Ted’s channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/evilted40

How we made the helmet here.

And finally, how we made our glue pot here (after a while, it became obvious that we couldn’t continue with a plastic plate: too much wastage!).

Posted in Built, Star Wars

DIY K-2SO “May the Fourth be with You Party” Shirt

An excellent idea!!!

May the Fourth be with You Party

DIY K-2SO May the Fourth be with You Party Star Wars Day T-shirt/Stencil Pattern. This and many other patterns can be downloaded FREE from our blog. / Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©/ #k2so #starwars #tshirt #starwarsparty #rogueone #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4th #maythefourth #starwarscostume #pattern #maythe4thbewithyou #stencil #silkscreen #silhouettecameo maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

HAPPY MAY THE FOURTH EVERYONE!!

I need to start by apologizing for the lack of posts the past few months.  Things got busy, and time got away.  But we are still here!  I PROMISE!  To prove it, we are celebrating our favorite “holiday” by sharing another of our exclusive “May the Fourth be with You Party Character Patterns.”

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Posted in Alex, kids words, Mommy, Olie, Papa, Reggie, Reviews

Review : Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 2

Yesterday night, we were lucky enough to be invited by Disney and G&B Comics (https://www.facebook.com/GnBcomic/) to a preview of GotG2!



It was a really good evening, and we all had a fantastic time. On the way back home, we had this discussion, and we discovered that we had mixed feelings about the movie :

SPOILERS ALERT!!!! If you haven’t see the movie yet, look away!

What did you generally think of the movie?

Alex – It was good! but I found it a bit depressing because both his fathers died, in the same movie, in the span of like…5 minutes.
Olie – One was his father, one was his Dad… For me, I found it was more comedic than the first one. It was taken a bit too far.
Reggie – There was a lot of vulgar language…
GeekMommy – There was not a lot, actually… not so much… I didn’t even hear any “F” word…
A – Yeah : “Trash Panda” was the worst thing I’ve heard…
GeekDaddy – For me, I really fell into the trap of his Dad… Because at first, I knew he was up to no good, but I was like “that is not a villain”, you know? He doesn’t look like a villain, he doesn’t act like a villain, and so I was like “Maybe, after all, he is a good guy”, or at a point in the movie, I thought we wouldn’t have a grand finale where they fight a villain, you know?
A – I was really hoping that the father would teach him how to use his powers, then he would go and fight bad people…
GM – …then the real villain would come and kill the father and he would go and take revenge, like Superman!
R – My favorite part was that Peter Quill says “I will build a 80 foot Pacman statue”… and he did it!

Any surprise about the movie?

GD – Stallone?!
O – yeah, I read that in the next GotG he will be the villain
GM – yeah, Michelle Yeoh and him, I think will be the bad guys…
GD – they are not bad, I mean, they are just thieves…
O – Who is Michelle Yeoh?
A – Mantis…
GD – No : at the end, one of the pirates who came for Yandu’s funeral.
A – oh? The one who hasn’t taken a shower in 2 years?

We were talking about Mantis, what did you think of this new character?

O – She gets a bit on your nerves, sometimes…I find her kind of annoying, she has a really high pitched voice.
GD – I found fun that Drax is always telling her “you are so ugly!”
GM – “You are beautiful…on the inside!”
A and O – Savage!

What was your favorite part?

R – When Groot is a teenager!
GD – yeah, the post-credit scenes were fun. And, you know, Stan Lee, he is in the space Suit and talking to aliens, and he says at one time he was a UPS or Fedex delivery guy.
A – Yes, in of of his cameos. I think in Civil War…
GD – …and there is a Theory that he is The Watcher, an observer of humanity, he is an alien who observes but doesn’t intervene. In that moment, when he was talking about what he was doing previously, I think we got the confirmation of that theory.

GotG is known for their choice of music also…

GM – not so nice, this time!
Everybody – yeah! true!
GM – there are so many songs they could have picked…but…
R – they could have put Guns and Roses or Queen!
GM – there was a lot of good music in the 80’s… Part 1 came out with a lot of nice songs and it became a hit. So, maybe for this one, the right owners of all 80’s songs said “you want use my song, it is this much now!”
A – I found it funny that they have a Zune, you know, the music player…
GD – what is a Zune? I never came across…
A & O – it’s like an Ipod…
GM – no, but they chose a lot of song that are not popular, and that has never been used in any other movie!
GD – …even in the first one : the songs were not super popular to begin with…
GM – no, no, no! I knew most of the songs in the first movie! Very popular!
GD – yeah, there was Jackson5, No mountain high enough…

What are your like/dislikes about this movie?

R – I liked that Howard the duck is inside!
GM – Groot, because he is cute!
A – he has mad dancing skills!
R – I like teenage Groot more than Baby groot!
GD – you can relate more, hahaha! The opening sequence, when Groot is dancing and you see the battle behind was a good, fun intro.
R – but I didnt like the Dad… mostly his kind of “personal museum”, with his ceramic figures (or it looks like very ceramic)…
A – yeah, for that, the CGI was terrible… He has all powers, and he can’t even do realistic mannequins to show what he did?
GD – maybe he wanted them like that…
A – plastic mannequins like you get in the store?… He is a Celestial god!! Half of the planet didn’t look good! It looked like smudged Play-Dough… For the rest of the movie, the CGI is fine, but the planet was too psychedelic…
GM – maybe he had bad tastes…
R – The mannequins reminded me of the Doll-girl in “OZ, the great and Powerful”…Oh! and when you see the face Ego’s planet, it reminded me of Doctor Strange…Dormammu!
GD – well, I think he was a Celestial also, I am not sure…
R – Maybe Ego IS Dormammu?
GM – No, but at the beginning of the movie, they show that Quill is half Celestial, so he is immortal, he has those fantastic powers, and by the end, he is not anymore!
GD – yes, I didn’t understand : if he has it in his DNA, why does he lose his powers when the father dies?
O – it’s the light that gives him powers… without the Light, he is human again…
GD – …But, can’t he create his own light?
A – of course he can, it just takes a long time…
GM – and he would have to kill a lot of people, right?
A – no, they were Ego’s offsprings because he wanted to find one with the same set of powers. He fathered a lot of kids in the millions of years he has been around.

OK, can we focus back on the likes/dislikes?

A – I liked most of it…
O – I loved the Easter Eggs, like Howard the Duck, Stan Lee, and at the end, the “Lobster guy”
everyone – Le “Lobster guy”?????
O – isn’t he a lobster?
A – he has scales…
O – ok, the snake guy… he had the same powers as Doctor Strange…
GM – I find this movie is so “family oriented” : sibling rivalry, father and son, brother-brother… It’s like “the Young and the Restless” with super powers…!
O – yeah, for Guardians of the Galaxy, you expect to have action and they save the galaxy…
GD – there was action, and they did save the galaxy!
O – yes, but while trying to solve their family’s problems…
GM – yes, only towards the end, then they saved Earth!
O – it was more like a Korean Drama… Hahaha
GM – no, but there is action too! but they make it out like any other “normal movie” about sibling rivalry, expect they take it to the next level thanks to their superpowers…

So, in conclusion?

A fun movie, that goes well in the Marvel Universe, some good moments, but certainly not as unforgettable as the first one!

Posted in Built, Papa

DIY: glue pot

I’ve started to play a bit with making foam armor (a complete video about this soon), but my first experience was a bit messy!

The contact cement (THE glue of choice for craft foam) I bought was in tubes. So I poured a bit on a paper plate and started gluing. By the time I had finished one edge, the cement in the plate had completely dried up and was impossible to use. Even with all the care in the world, this called for a lot of waste.

I therefore decided to make my own glue pot!


Material:

  • A screw-Top jar (I used a small vitamin container, but I Guess this would work with  a mason jar, or any other container)
  • An old brush
  • A glue gun
  • Optional: a can of spray paint, Color of your choice!


Start by piercing the lid in the center.


Place the brush. Make sure the bristles almost reach the bottom, but that they don’t touch it.


With the glue gun, secure the brush in place, inside and outside.


You can paint the glue pot in any Color you want! I chose black so it would look like an accessories from an old workshop.


Your contact cement is now safe!

Posted in Papa, Reggie, Reviews, Weird Objects

Weird Objects : The Pee-pee boy

following the creation of our Youtube Channel, everyone decided to bring their own brick to the building : Alex helps with the costumes and props, Olie is the technician behind the camera, etc…

Reggie came to me the other day with a proposal : “I want to make a segment about weird objects!”

He therefore found his first object, and wrote this episode all by himself!