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Clumsy Nazgul, TARDIS Manicures, & Nerd Weddings: Tales from Denver Comic Con!

By Allison EmmJune 30, 2015
Comic Con season is here! To get you excited for whatever amazing event is going on in your neck of the woods, I thought I'd share some of the photo highlights from the Denver con I recently attended. I couldn't have asked for a better first con experience! I laughed, I crie More  →
Clumsy Nazgul, TARDIS Manicures, & Nerd Weddings: Tales from Denver Comic Con!

These Blues Will Blow You Away: Nightwing Cosplay Makeup for Comic Con!

By Allison EmmJune 2, 2015
All of the boy heroes? Make them girls. All of the girl heroes? Make them boys. Not sure? DOESN'T MATTER. There was so much amazing cosplay at the Denver Comic Con, I have inspiration for an eternity of nerdy makeups, and you can double that if you remove the limits of ge More  →
These Blues Will Blow You Away: Nightwing Cosplay Makeup for Comic Con!

What I Learned From My Very First Comic Con

By Allison EmmJune 2, 2015
I'm not gonna lie: when I first found out that I'd be attending Denver Comic Con, the thought of attending an event with 100,000 people all clamoring to geek out in the same building was just as anxiety-inducing as it was exciting. Thankfully, I had ... More  →
What I Learned From My Very First Comic Con

Make Your Own Superhero Mask for Comic Con!

By Allison EmmMay 29, 2015
Superhero #selfie time! Not sure who it is behind that mask? It's me, Allison Emm, but don't tell anyone lest my new identity as a cosplay nerd be revealed to the world. I saw so much amazing cosplay at the Denver Comic Con, I just couldn't resist trying out some of my own i More  →
Make Your Own Superhero Mask for Comic Con!
Comic Con Is Almost Here... Get Ready With This To-DYE-For Raven Cosplay Makeup!

Comic Con Is Almost Here... Get Ready With This To-DYE-For Raven Cosplay Makeup!

By Allison EmmMay 22, 2015
YOU GUYS. Two things: First, I am going to the Denver Comic Con. And second, I dyed my hair midnight blue! Are those two things related? YUS. Why? Because RAVEN COSPLAY. If you're a newborn baby cosplayer who's kind of shy like I am, you'll appreciate this tutorial. It's foc More  →
A Con N00b Wants to Know: Josh and Allison Emm G-Chat about the Dos and Don'ts of Comic Cons

A Con N00b Wants to Know: Josh and Allison Emm G-Chat about the Dos and Don'ts of Comic Cons

By Allison EmmMay 19, 2015
This coming weekend, our very own Allison Emm will cover the Denver Comic Con. With all of her geeky wisdom and know-how, it turns out that Allison is a Con n00b! So, she turned to Josh Perilo, resident Geek Quizzler and professional con-goer for some ... More  →
Alright You Green-Eyed Minxes, Here's How to Dazzle for Prom!

Alright You Green-Eyed Minxes, Here's How to Dazzle for Prom!

By Allison EmmMay 18, 2015
Greetings, Sparklers! Meet my friend Alex. She taught me to do doggy grooming and tried to teach me to rock climb once. The latter didn’t work out so well for me. I kind of fell off the wall in the most graceless way possible, but I can say I tried, right? Alex has gra More  →
Dark and Gothy Alt-Prom Makeup

Dark and Gothy Alt-Prom Makeup

By Allison EmmMay 11, 2015
Maybe you’re not really into this whole “prom” thing, or maybe you’re only going “ironically.” Whatever. It’s cool. You can go stag, or you can go with a completely platonic friend. You could even ditch prom altogether in favor of a creepy alt-prom party. HE More  →

Peachy Spring Makeup to Make 'Em Blush

By Allison EmmMay 4, 2015
Peaches and corals are pretty much my favorite colors to wear on my face (You know, until an hour from now when I have a completely new set of favorites. Keep up, people!) Today’s tutorial is my go-to spring daytime look, now that the sun is shining and the flowers are More  →
Peachy Spring Makeup to Make 'Em Blush
This Hot Pink Lip Will Give You Serious Street Cred

This Hot Pink Lip Will Give You Serious Street Cred

By Allison EmmApril 27, 2015
Once upon a time I hated pink. SIMPLY LOATHED IT. Well, 12-year-old angst ridden self, feast your eyes on this! If there was ever a fist-fighting, gun-slinging, butt-kicking shade of pink, this is it. If the Hulk himself were to suddenly feel pretty and brave the makeup More  →
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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