Oh the Horror! | Horror Movie Tag

YouTube pal April, a.k.a. Zombiieeninjja Beauty, is a super spooky lady in the best way possible. About a month ago, she proposed to all of us in the Geeks & Beauties community the idea of a horror movie tag. How could I pass up that opportunity? Though I’m not too big of a horror film…

Becoming Batgirl | Part 1

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’re well aware of my current work-in-progress: a classic Batgirl costume! Since I started learning how to sew, I have been waiting for the moment when I could make a costume on my own. At the end of September, after accumulating a number of Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons, I…

Gettin’ Spoopy! | Top 10 Halloween Movies and Specials

It’s officially October, and I am so in the spooky mood. The house is decorated, I’m making costumes, and everything tastes and smells like pumpkin spice. Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, so each year I get myself in the mood by watching spoopy movies and shows all month long. Some of these movies have been my favorites…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Halloween—even though it’s a little late.  Also, I made a video as a thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my first annual NERDIWEEN event. Right as I was posting the last NERDIWEEN tutorial, I learned that Nerd•ily has 50 WordPress…

NERDIWEEN Week 4: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Here we are: the week of Halloween. Can you believe it? Well, I have definitely saved the best for last, because this week we are celebrating the ultimate Halloween film: Hocus Pocus. Since the movie takes place on Halloween night, I thought it was only appropriate to wait until this particular week. But Hocus Pocus…

NERDIWEEN Week 3: Ofrenda de Nerd•ily (Moderate)

We all want to honor our dead, especially our favorite pop culture figures. From Snape to Sam Winchester (season 5), the death of a beloved fictional character can be hard. But hey, that’s what Day of the Dead is for: it’s a time for rememberance. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a great way to…

NERDIWEEN Week 2: Simply Magical Costumes

Picture it: Halloween, 2015. You’re coming home late from work, and you’re even more late to your friend’s Halloween party. You’re gearing up to head out, except you don’t have a costume. You would stop off at one of those pop-up Halloween shops, but you’re strapped for cash, and the party is in 15 minutes….

NERDIWEEN Week 2: Being Normal is Vastly Overrated

If you thought Week 1 of NERDIWEEN was fun, then you’re going to love Week 2! This week, we’re celebrating one of the best Disney Channel Original Movies: yes, you guessed it, Halloweentown! Like most Millenials who grew up during the mid-2000s, Halloweentown 1-4 was a pretty big deal. Every new movie released added a…

NERDIWEEN Week 1: Trick or Treat, Charlie Brown

To wrap up Week 1, I wanted to leave you all with a fun, festive craft that you can make over the weekend. Since the theme was Great Pumpkin, I pretty much went on the nose and created a pumpkin-centered tutorial. But, before I introduce the how-to, let’s reflect for a moment. What does the…