Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Never Too Old To Play Dress-up

Heyyyy there. How's it going?

a pic of NYC Comic Con attendees (taken from comicbook.com)
Me: totally excited. One thing I have not shared with you but sharing now just for the sake of shared excitement: love dressing up. And I love when I dress up as a favorite comic book character or a character in an animated series.

Yes that is correct folks: I looooove cosplaying. The art of dressing up exactly or a remixed version of a comic book, cartoon or video game character. And here in NYC we cosplayers and fans of any type of show, anime, comics, are all about that.

Since 2006, the annual NYC "popular culture convention" (as quoted by their page) has been held at the Javits Center located in Manhattan, New York to showcase new video game demos, games, toys, merchandise and even generate talks with celebrities from popular shows like the Walking Dead, Regular Show, Dexter, and even movies like Silent Hill series, X-men movie series, Watchmen, Superman, Spiderman, and so on so forth.

picture of cosplayers at the event (taken from zimbio.com)
Fans from all over the US to different parts of the word of all the aforementioned can have the opportunity to get autographs, pictures with their favorite celebrity, free merchandise and even a special day of fame where numerous others would take pictures of their costumes.

However, attendance is not cheap and tickets are as most high demand products: first come first served.

But why all the excitement????

Comic-Con fans and or cosplayers will have the chance to purchase tickets online June 18th and for those who are just dying to get their tickets and are around the area: will be able to get tickets sooner by attending a special NYC Comic Con event at the Javits Center on June 14th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014.

a line-up of celebrities who have attended NYC Comic-Con
(picture from sugar.com)
And with the deals listed ($30/a day) at such a fancy location: who wouldn't be excited!
(SQUEEEEEAAAAAL!)

If you are a cosplayer at heart or on a regular day, feel free to comment with pictures and or just a description of your costume, any suggestions, and or even cosplaying-comic-con related info below.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nokia is not All Static- Anime Everywhere

JBA meme courtesy of knowyourmeme.com
Hola Hola Mola Mola Mola.

Been traveling around the mountain til a new episode of one of my favorite animes come around (Ultimate Hint: Jojo's Bizarre Adventures).

Aaaaaand talking about animes, found a new artist through the Facebook newsfeed of Afropunk followed by the name of Princess Nokia aka Wavy Spice.

Her songs express a wave of trip-hop, electro-pop, mixing with rap lyrics on occassion that remind you of when Toonami was on and you watched your favorite anime.
Princess Nokia
(picture courtesy of Afropunk)

Princess Nokia also goes by Wavy Spice. You can check her out at her soundcloud here. Her current LP titled "Metallic Butterfly" is out and features clips from Dragon Ball Z and House elements. Hopefully she will bellow in the trippy festivals near you.


Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hot Topic & Spencers Making Comebacks

Hello my beloved readers,

my screenshot of Hot Topic's online band categories
I know, I know. Where have I been? Well, I have been thinking a lot about whether to keep this blog or not since the beginning of this year. I realized that a lot has happened in my life that has limited my time in blogging. But I've decided I still love clothes and I will continue posting.

On that note, I recently found love again for stores like Spencers and Hot Topic. They have changed a lot throughout the past 10 years and have kept some of the original favorites.

Hot Topic now sells Too Fast clothing which is a store that used to be underground and now
through its popularity is being sold in stores like Hot Topic.

Hot Topic's Other Selections
Hot Topic continues not only in selling clothes that used to be underground but also selling band T-shirts. If you click on their website, you will find that they have categorized their band tees to meet the wants of customers who listen to different types of music. They also now have accessories of different shows that have grown in popularity such as Adventure Time, Doctor Who, and Regular Show. It is no longer just about the urban scene but also the nerdy hipster scene (if you can call it that).

Even Spencers now has cool and low-cost accessories as I once saw them selling back in 2005. They removed their customer points program and instead now have a piercing punch card program in which you receive a card that has about 12 circles. Every piercing purchase you get from Spencers, you get a hole punched on the card. Once all 12 circles are punched, you get 20% off your next purchase. Which in my opinion is not bad when the highest regular price on gauges that I have seen in a Spencers store is $19.99.

Honestly, such stores like Hot Topic (i.e Pac Sun, Journeys) continue to be expensive to me because of how frugal I am with my clothing and piercing accessories. Why spend 50 bucks on a shirt when I can spend half of that on material to make my own rockabilly dress.

However, it is good to know that such stores have brought back clothes and accessories that us, in the alternative dressing group, have cherished back in the 2000's. Hopefully it will remain that way.


Til Next blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blast from the Past.....*Popping Sound*

*random chute pops and Miss Bobo slides out. Miss Bobo stumbles and looks as a blaring light approaches and brightens her face. Miss Bobo shields her eyes and opens her mouth. CRASH*

*Miss Bobo pops out of the word "CRASH"*

red lights at ABC No Rio's bathroom (NYC)
pic taken by me
So I guess I am just in for the new years already. I am back *detaches Van Winkle beard*. Seriously folks, thanks for still following. I appreciate the dedication. A lot of things have happened (as usual). Currently working on getting my goodreads reading challenge of 25 books done before the new gigantic baby comes and plunges vomits of doom. (ok ok, I know disgusting image).

Anywho, I have been following up with my other blog: Book Geek Week and have posted some book reviews. On the sidebar there are book trailers for you and any book lover's musing.

As for Rockinglicious news, I changed up on style lately. Don't get me wrong, I still love those alternative dressers out there (goths, punk rockers, emo, scene, skaters,  general rockers, etc). However, I have realized that in the end I want to create my own style just for me.

I want to go outside and express myself. That means Monday I might be corporate goth, Monday evening I might be psychobilly chick on a date; Tuesday I am geeky girl with a fedora hat and suspenders, Wednesday-quirky sunflower hippy; so and so forth.

Always remember, be you. Don't be afraid to wear a pin that says "Loud as my music" or wear a kilt or wear vans from payless. Whatever it is: rock you and make sure your number#1 fan (your mirror) digs it, loves it, and absolutely eats it with joy.
Afropunk '13 (picture taken from examiner.com)



Looking forward to sharing Rockinglicious 4th year with you. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Miss Bobo

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Madame So Has a Video!

Remember my post back in January about this awesome artist by the name Madame So?

Well...a Youtube video was released with one of her songs on her album "Sell-by Date". Check.it.Out

And if you dig her music, please show some support by voting for her here. You do have to register with an email but you'll be able to vote for her multiple times (show that fandom *jazz hands*).

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo!

It's Been A Long Time

*walks out of cave* I see the light. Oh how marvelous! *looks at everyone and jumps* GYAAAAAAA!

You're still here. Hello. Hello.Hello.Hello.
my sorryness
 (meme found on www.troll.me)

Oh how I have missed you. May I hug you? *hesitates*

It's been such a long time! I took an unexpected MIA status (it wasn't even vacation..yep that serious!) from blogger. There have been times on occasion that I had a great somethings to tell you; give to the world and I couldn't do it because I was lost in all the papers I did not want to do.

EXCUSES! EXCUSES! I know. I sadly know T.T

But I am back and this is just a post of sorryness with all that I can muster.

Onwards comes the epicness of all that I can ever give.

Thank you for holding on to this blog with all your might. I still love you!

Now onto better things

Here is some cake:


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Apologies. But here is a List of Awesome Finds

Heyyy. Sorry for the current MIA status. I got compromised in homework and more work. ("never begging for a paycheck"). 

picture courtesy of http://marksinthemargin.blogspot.com
I will be posting blog posts at random times until the summer. School is almost over so I have some pockets in time in which I will be posting some stuff. 

FYI: if you like being in the know about what is going on outside the world, check out Democracy Now. You can get their app through google play or check out their website: democracynow.org. Never hurts to be informed.

In other news: I have been finding awesome stores online and getting some cool deals off of Etsy. The list goes as follows:

picture courtesy of lttlshopofhorrors 
1. LttleShopofHorrors: With the motto "accessories for the alternative chick"; this store holds a variation of punk, psychobilly, and horror themed accessories for females who like to rock it. I bought the zombie bait necklace and got this hair pin with it. I wore it to work and got a nice compliment. 

2. FunDotDot: A bracelet store based in Illinois, Chicago this store houses leather bracelets in different styles. Some involve a play in graphics and others are just colorful. I actually bought one with studs that had simple graphics on it. If you love leather bracelets, you will dig this store. Plus, they are sold at affordable prices. Durable+affordable= worth it. FYI: boys, you can also check out this store for your own accessory tastes. 

3. ModifyU: I have a thing for creative gauges. If you stretch out your ears to whatever size it is, I think you should accessorize them in style. And this one sells just the right ones.  I haven't bought from here yet, but I am planning to what with affordable prices and crazy colors and all. This store's guages are all made in polymer clay and they even have a few fake guages. The only con is that the store doesn't take custom listings.

picture courtesy of homestudio 
4. HomeStudio: I don't know if you have noticed but lately there has been a trend of scrabble tile pendants. Just plain creative and there are so many stores out there in cyberspace doing these necklaces. I am not aware how this trend came about but I do recommend checking this one. The images on their scrabble tile necklaces are cute, fun, and sometimes even funny. They do receive custom sales so don't knock it until you try it. 

5. WillsTshirts: Love old shows such as Xena the Warrior Princess, Roswell, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Well  if you do: you will love this store. "Will Sandy" the Etsy owner of this Etsy shop sells shirts with images of the aforementioned shows along with keychains and tote bags. 

Again, my apologies for being MIA but I do hope you find these finds cool enough to invest or at least spread the word. 

Thanks for sticking with Rockinglicious!

Miss Bobo