About Tara

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Tara is the Geeky Hostess. Lover of entertaining, decorating, and gift-giving with a personal and geeky flair. Have a question on Geek entertaining or etiquette? Email her at tara@geekyhostess.com !

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Geek Beauty: Glitter Masks

ECCC Glitter Masks

In honor of their newest collection and the amazing superhero they came up with to go along with it, Espionage Cosmetics spent Emerald City Comicon putting glitter masks on people. When I first saw them, I thought they were rhinestones placed on a face, but they’re actually done with eyelash glue and loose glitter! Here’s how to make a glitter mask of your own:

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Use black eyelash glue to dab small dots on your face in the shape of a mask. Let dry slightly so it won’t run/smudge.

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Take loose glitter (we used ones from Espionage Cosmetics’ Comic Book collection) and tap it lightly over the glue dots, making sure you cover them all. Then take scotch tape and lightly remove the excess from your skin by going between the dots. If you want a look similar to Kristina and Liz up top, you can stop here! If you’re looking for more of a two-toned look, continue on.

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Using clear eyelash glue, apply dots in the middle of your mask or where you would like the second color to appear.

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You’re ready to fight crime and look fabulous!

Check out Espionage’s full line of makeup at EspionageCosmetics.com.

Geek Fashion: Comicon Outfit

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You don’t have to cosplay or wear a t-shirt to rock a comicon-appropriate outfit (although those are perfectly awesome things to do as well). For those times when you want to dress up a bit for a panel or a party,  I recommend an outfit like the one I wore on Friday of Emerald City Comicon. Prefer a bit more color? You can pair the skirt and necklace with a comic shirt of your choice or a bright red, yellow, or blue top.

I made the skirt out of this fabric from Joann and some simple elastic. I haven’t sewn in a while, and I started and finished the project with time to spare while watching a movie. Use this tutorial, and you can make your own skirt too! (Seriously. It’s SUPER easy.) Not loving the elastic waist? Just put a belt over it, like I did here.

My Pow necklace was from Hot Topic, but Amazon and Etsy both have some great options.

Boots are a great way to add a bit of heel (or Superhero kick) to your outfit without hurting your feet too much. But flats would look just as nice!

I look forward to wearing the skirt to other functions like parties, ladies’ nights, and some events at other cons. I may even try my hand at sewing a few more before SDCC!

What’s your go-to comicon outfit?

Job Hunters Season Two Kickstarter

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In the Job Hunters panel at Emerald City Comicon, we made a special announcement: The Season Two Kickstarter is live!

Help us make Season Two of Job Hunters a reality by donating to the Kickstarter. We have some awesome incentives including a Job Hunters RPG that’s being created by our friend (and RPG writer) Logan Bonner. Donate enough, and you could even get a dozen cupcakes made in the flavor of your choice by me, and a follow-up post with a recipe for the cupcakes named after you! Yay cupcakes!

Not able to donate? Please share the Kickstarter! Tweet it, FB it, Pin it, Tumbl it, whatever the cool kids are doing these days. Any bit of support you’re able to show the project is greatly appreciated. We can’t do it without your help!

Job Hunters is a webseries that I co-produce and act in. Haven’t seen it? Check out Season One here!

ECCC Wrap-Up

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Whew! First con of 2013 down! I had the pleasure of being on panels, got to explore the con floor, chat with lots of folks, and hit up a small concert and a party. I had a great time.

Thank you to everyone who attended panels or said “Hi” over the weekend–it was great meeting you! Be on the lookout for some ECCC-based posts over the next couple days! But now, I rest. And catch up on email.

It’s Emerald City Comicon!

Just a reminder that I’m out and about at Emerald City Comicon starting today! If you’re there, find me and say “Hi!” If you can’t make it, just follow along with my adventures on Twitter.

Here’s a reminder of the panels I’ll  be at. You can see the full listings here.

Friday:

6pm: I can be a Geek and Feminine:  Room 2AB

8pm: Job Hunters: Room 3AB

Saturday:

11am: How To Talk to Geek Girls (And Other Supposed Mythical Creatures):  Room 2AB

3pm: OneUpMakeup: Makeup For Geeks: Room 401

In town for the con?  You may be interested in some of my other posts:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Her Universe’s “Year of the Fangirl”

Her Universe has pledged to make  this the “Year of the Fangirl” by profiling a different girl on their blog every day for a full year. Awesome, right?

Even better: You can nominate yourself or a fangirl you know. Fill out the form at this link to submit, and visit the blog to see all of the awesomely geeky ladies! Let’s show the geek world that there are plenty of amazing fangirls out there!

 

Geek Beauty: Jasmine Makeup at Sephora

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You may have remembered my obsession over Sephora’s newest Disney makeup collection back in October when they released Cinderella’s set. Well, it was a good day when I saw a new set has come out–this time featuring Jasmine and the colors of the movie “Aladdin.” The palette’s colors are perfect for a sultry, summery look, and come with a blush and bronzer as well as 15 eyeshadows.  The best thing about these palettes are the fact that the colors can be so versatile. You can stick with just blues or just nudes if you don’t want to go so warm, or play up the heat with some of the browns and pinks.

I fell in love with the Cinderella palette and use it often. I see myself grabbing all of the princess collections as they come out. (And I still can’t wait to see what they do for Belle!)

The Jasmine Collection also includes an eyeliner kit, nail polish, perfumed body shimmer, a mirror and more, all sold individually at Sephora.com. Prices range from $19-58.