Monday, October 30, 2006

Halloween 2006: Making of Cobra Commander

In the past years I've dressed up as crazy characters. This year, what started a a pretty crappy voice imitation, turned into a pretty wicked costume.

This year's costume was a challenge for me. A lot of it needed to be sown and I don't know how to sow.

I researched online and found a great way to get the costume started. First I went and bought a chef uniform jacket:

and with the help of the ever awesome Amy, dye master extraordinaire, dyed the jacket blue:

There was a pocket on one of the arms which I cut in half and made int lapelles. Gold buttons were also sown onto the jacket.

I wanted to make the costume as home made as possible and I went and bought actual fabric:

The blue fabric was used to make the hood which I sowed onto a visor (with the front removed) to give some support on my head:

The fabric was then tacked in on the bottom to give it more rounded look.

The red fabric was used to for the logo on the jacket, which was completely sown on piece by piece

For the smaller logo, I traced the logo with a marker first and then just cut it off in one piece. I turned out so much better than had I cut it into piece by piece:

I bought a couple of belts and used carboard and black tape to make a gun holster:

(Augh, I can't seem to upload anymore photos... Thanks Blogger! You just nee to use our imagination)

A clothes line was into pieces and then twisted them to make a wider cord which was taped togther and sown onto the jacket into place.

Finally, red ribbon was used to make stripes along the pants.

Ok OK! So my mom helped me, what?

Using a 1$ security shirt I bought at a thrift shop as an undershirt, and the linning of my ski gloves, the costume was complete to give this years Budman's Crazy Costume.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wedding Time (no not me...)

Before I got sick ( I caught a stupid cold), I had a nice break from school work by attending a wedding in Toronto. My cousin Lori got married and it was a lot of fun. It was a different kind of wedding from one I've ever been to since it was a joint wedding (the groom, Dan, is Christian). They tried combining the two religions customs. The most interesting part was when they made both the groom and bride step on a glass. The music was ok (a DJ) but then the groom's brother who has his own cover band, went on stage and they played 80's covers and it was really well done. i got to rock out on the dance floor.

I also learnt a way how NOT to pick up a waitress. When at a restaurant and trying to get the e-mail of a waitress, when she screams out load something along the lines of "AUGH! just great! I got peabut butter all over my arm!", do not, I repeat do not reply with "Do you want me to add some jelly to that?" (hey I thought it was funny...)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Whats your genre?

Have you ever looked at your genre list on your MP3 player? I'm not sure if it counts for all players but on mine (Creative Zen Vision:M) the songs can be listed by genres as labelled by the files themselves. Since it's all manually done, I think different people give the same genre different names. I found mine to be pretty interesting.

The list is as follows:
Acid Jazz
Alternate rock
Alternative & punk
Alternative rock
Desert Rock
Easy Listening
Electronica & Dance
General Alternative
Hard Rock
Hardcore Punk
Power Pop
Progressive Rock
Trip Hop
User Defined

Just Relax

For past little while, I"ve been getting busier with school work. I've felt like I've been on the verge of a breakdown. Today, though, after evaluating what needs to be done and for when, I've realized it's not SO bad. It's still mad crazy trying to finish everything on time but when it's over, the outcome of my stuff is going to be sweet. I promise when I'm done school to post up my stuff that I've done.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Best Day Ever!

No I didn't win a million dollars or got asked by 2 hot girls to join in their threesome, but saturday just turned out to be a really great day. Being that it's the long weekend and having to work both sunday and monday, Saturday was the only day available for me to have fun so I took off a day from doing homework.

I started the day with improv which was an excellent workshop led by Bryan. We were only 5 and had to do it outside which to me was bonus since it was so nice outside. I really learnt a lot at workshop that day and had tons of fun.

After lunch, I met up with my buddy Joe and we headed down to the Old Port to play Manhunt. The turn out was great. We had about 20 people and it was so busy in the area making th egame a ton of fun.

Following manhunt, Joe and I visited my friend Nadine who just had eye surgery done. Without her glasses, she was looking foxy. We had to bail early because I was invited to go watch a movie with my brother in the west island. Joe convinced his roomate Stephane to come with us he and drove us all the way to my house!

The night ended with the movie we saw - The Departed. All I will say is that it's the new Martin Scorsese film, it has an all star cast, is a remake of a Hong Kong film, and is about a cop who goes undercover in the mafia and a mafia guy who is undercover as a cop.


Tired of Looking 17 pt. 2

At Billy Ruffian's request:

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tired of looking 17

After being mistaken for being the age of 17 all the way to 22 several times in the past few weeks, I've decided to grow an aweful beard (it doesn't really connect all the way...) a.k.a I've been too lazy to shave and I'm using this surely as an excuse.

Lets see how long this lasts.

Also tonight is LOST!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Steady As She Goes

Tonight I saw the Raconteurs perform live. Those not familiar with who they are, they are aband comprised of Jack White from the White Stripes, Brenden Benson (a semi-famous solo artist) and half of a band called the Greenhornes. I liked their music on the CD but all I can say is that it KICKED ASS hearing them live. It was one of the best shows I've seen in a while,up on my list with my Franz Ferdinand experience. You all missed out by not being there (especially you Norm).

As a side note during the intermission between opening band Dr. Dog (which were pretty good and had one guy that was like Neil Young and one guy that was like Joe Cocker), this pretty chick started talking to me. She was talking to me about all these great shows she went to and how she drove all teh way from Vermont just to see this one. She was eyeing me a bit before the show started and I will admit I got a bit excited when she decided to strike conversation with me. That is until I found out she was only 16:
Her - "Yeah so my school is a lot smaller than the ones here so it's always fun coming to such a big city"
Me - "So you go to a community college or university"
Her - "No I"m in high school"

If The Raconteurs ever release a live CD I suggest you get it.