This Week In YouTube #113

{ Friday, July 23, 2010 }
Katy Perry parodies, news bloopers, and a Mel Gibson prank phone call are the highlights of today's This Week In YouTube, hosted by Lon Harris and yours truly! Hope ya dig it!

Current Obsession ~ fainting goats
Current Music ~ "Gloria" by Van Morrison

Labyrinth Ball 2010

{ Monday, July 19, 2010 }
One of my favorite annual events in Los Angeles is the Labyrinth Of Jareth. Inspired by the masquerade scene in Jim Henson's Labyrinth, LOJ is a weekend full of fairies, goblins, mischief, mayhem, fantasy, and revelry.

Here's a description from the official LOJ website: The Labyrinth of Jareth is a Masquerade Ball based on Venetian Histories, Celtic Faerie and Goblin Lore. Lost within the borders of chaos and light, nobles dance among the Fey while goblins wait with hungry eyes in the wings of their court. Some of the most amazing fantasy artists, costumers and special effect crews participate in bringing a diverse host of creatures and mythologies alive each year within the annual LOJ Fantasy Masquerade.

I look forward to Labyrinth Ball every year! Here's a picture of me at LOJ 2010 dressed as Belle from Beauty And The Beast. If you have any interest in fantasy, fairy tales, costumes, or art, I highly recommend this uniquely magical event!

Current Obsession
~ tasseography
Current Music
~ "As The World Falls Down" by David Bowie

Anime Expo 2010

{ Friday, July 2, 2010 }

What a busy summer so far! I was recently invited to co-host the Anime Expo Masquerade alongside fellow voice actors Kyle Hebert (guest of honor) & Matt Mercer. It was a delight to host the biggest event at AX alongside my There Will Be Brawl buddies! (Also, humor me for a second & check out those fabulous Sailor Neptune inspired heels I insisted on wearing!)

The term masquerade or masq is used to describe costume craftsmanship & performance contests held at conventions for anime, fantasy, and science fiction. As a longtime anime fan & con attendee, it was surreal to experience the AX masquerade from a completely different perspective!

Aside from co-hosting the masquerade, I also had the opportunity to cosplay as Vanessa (human Ursula) from Disney's The Little Mermaid ~ the costume was a gift from my incredibly talented & creative friend Vani and I absolutely adore it! It was such a treat to join Lisa Fabio as Ursula & Traci Hines as Ariel, the fabulous & magical ladies of True Enchantment, for a photoshoot with photographer Andy Lee ~ here's a link to the gallery. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend!

Current Obsession
~ circle contact lenses
Current Music
~ "Never Forget You" by Noisette

This Week In YouTube #108

{ Thursday, July 1, 2010 }
On today's episode of This Week In YouTube, hosts Lon Harris and I review Olga Kay's Circus, 8 Bit Twilight, and Conan The Barbarian...the musical!

Current Obsession ~ theremins
Current Music
~ "Inhaler" by Hooverphonic