A Halloween or two ago we gave some ideas on how to throw together the perfect Buffy costume, which now feels a bit lonely. Now you can dress to match the chosen slayer with your best pal as Dark Willow with clothes you may have in your closet.
Ok first things first, you’re going to need a lot of black clothing. There’s several ways of going about getting that evil witch-bitch look.
In some scenes it looks like she’s wearing a dark grey jacket with a plain black tank like this for $65.00
Or this for $47.69
However this look can also be accomplished for less cash
Like this textured blouse for $ 36.00
Or this high collared blouse for $22.00
Now the pants that Willow sported…well they’re just black unspecials so go ahead and wear any pair that you have or buy a pair that you feel comfortable in.
For the shoes, it looks as if she’s wearing the devil’s personal best clunky shoes. Here are a few ideas:
Some world-ending kickass boots like these for $35.00
Or if heels are more your thing, check out these towering terrors for $25.00
Now for the makeup. To get that dead gal look, use a matte foundation or powder a shade or two darker than your natural color and then pick yourself up some dark blue liquid eyeliner for those…I’m not sure. Dark spooky magic veins?
I like this one from sephora for $5.00 because it’s waterproof
Finally complete the powerful look with this electric nail polish and a black wig
Planning to release your inner witch and slayer this Halloween? Tweet us photos of your costumes @Sub_Cultured!
For some of us, ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con is like Christmas: there’s jolly folks you only get to see once a year, everyone is in a festive spirit, and there are scores of gifts to purchase (mainly for ourselves!). It’s an absolute blast for those craving a huge convention akin to the geek Mecca that is San Diego Comic Con, but much more comic oriented. This year marks the first ever New York Super Week as well, an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of NYC.
This year boasts big names from Marvel and DC, including Lord and Savior, Stan Lee, writers Dan Slott, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, and artists Jerome Opena, Greg Capullo, and Humberto Ramos, among many more, even including manga creator Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman). Topping our list are also independent writers Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Runaways), the DeFractions (Kelly Sue & Matt), and the beautiful team up of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Wicked+Divine).
If you’re not interested in the floppy, stapled pages of comics, there’s still tons for you to enjoy, such as panels ranging from screenings of the upcoming show, Constantine, to the debut of Marvel’s Daredevil cast, to what you can expect in the coming year from Funimation, Capcom, and more!
Maybe your tastes run more toward the art of cosplay? No worries, you have the chance to enter the Eastern Cosplay Competition, and show off the long hours put into the labor of love that is cosplay. Just make sure to find us so we can take your photo!!
Lastly, who can forget the stars lovingly sitting behind tables signing each of their fan’s loved items? NYCC has brought damn near the whole cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so we hope you’re rejoicing, fellow Trekkies! There’s also a huge roster of voice actors from your favorite cartoons, and in some cases, actors who hit you right in the nostalgia (we’re looking at you, Ralph Macchio!). Finally, the scientific cherry on top of the convention Sunday: Bill Nye the Science Guy.
NYCC rolls into town October 9th and runs until October 12th. Grab your tickets while you still can and we will see you at the Jacob Javitz Center!
91% Match | 9% Enemy
21, Male, The North
WHOOP WHOOP. The names Lord Ramsay. #TRUBORN son and heir of Roose Bolton , Lord of the Dreadfort and Lord Protector and Warden of the North. U kno that means I get paid and laid lol.
imma dude that luvs the chase. So ladies don’t be 2 eager. Real women kno to let a man cum 2 them cuz if ur worth it ill keep u with me 4eva.
im a real smart guy and will kno if ur the lyin type so dont try any shady shit with me. im in 2 affectionate nicknames so let me treat u right. u can call me lord bolton tho.
What I’m Doing With My Life:
Just moved in 2 a new place with the fam. Trainin the help and fixin up the digs. Got married, but dont mind the ball n chain, we got an open situation and i like addin things 2 the mix.
Winters comin, but were not scared like those bitchass starks. o wait what starks lol.
I’m Really Good At:
Huntin wit the boys and im a MONSTER in the sack lol. I know my ways around a body and when ur with me ur skin will feel like its not even part of you.
Hey but i get ladies need to be careful in todays fcked up society. U never kno who ur talking too anymore. My man Reek will vouch for me. promise!
Favorite Books, Movies, Shows, Music, and Food:
i luv watchin movies in the winter. Every snowy night it’s gonna be Open Season, The Running Man, and Silence of the Lambs aka the #sportsmanstrilogy. Hannibal is a pretty chill show 2 but they spend 2 much time on that curly headed fck! My man Hannibal makes his own sausage and shit, always down 4 that.
My pop taught me everythin I kno and I luv all that classic horrorcore shit like Rains of Castamere. Whoop Whoop.
Six things I Can’t Live Without
my man said it best in Don Jon (thats another movie i fck with be 4 he got all pussy at the end lol) My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn. lol thats more than six. fck it.
The Most Private Thing I’m Willing to Admit:
Im actually a bastard just kidding ill fcking kill u . Everything. im an open book or whateva.
You Should Message Me If:
You gotta understand bros b4 hoes. You gotta be willing to hang with my boys if u wanna hang with me. Must luv dogs.
Didn’t make it out to Seattle, WA for PAX Prime this year? Between a plethora of booths boasting new games and their demos, rooms dedicated to older favorites like Super Smash Brothers Melee for the grumpy to veg out and recharge for a bit, and a guy walking around handing out cookies for charity, PAX Prime 2014 did not disappoint. Check out how much of a sensory overload it was in the video below!
While my single goal of the weekend was to find out if Activision had a playable demo of The Legend of Korra, I was more than impressed and one hundred percent overstimulated with everything that PAX Prime had to offer. Though I never got to test my bending prowess, seeing the League of Legends final championship and demoing FarCry 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and my holy grail, Super Smash Brothers 4, more than made up for it.
Plus…a haunted after party!? Bethesda gets a well earned marketing high five for not only their The Evil Within floor setup, where con-goers had the chance to make their own box art for the game, but for their booth, which happened to be the single best interactive booth I’ve seen, in addition to the aforementioned haunted after party. The lengthy walk was well worth it, as the line for the party wrapped well around an entire Seattle city block flooded with gamers waiting for the chance to grab some snacks, snap some photos, and play a lengthy demo in the creepy building.
In a fun turn of events, Bloodborne Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa and Marketing man Yasuhiro Kitao talked about the results from the demos over the weekend and revealed that at PAX Prime, 3,500 people tried out the Bloodborne demo yet only 20 managed to kill the Cleric Beast at the demo’s conclusion.
Twitch was also there in full force, covering the convention floor, streaming daily events, holding competitions for Street Fighter, Hearthstone, and Tome, and offering fun photo opportunities for many con goers, staffed by notable company, Cyber Solutions Agency! The on-site brand ambassadors were seen staffing other major booths as well, including Ubisoft, Skullcandy, Wargaming, Astro, Corsair, Gunner, and Razer. They were extremely pleasant to converse with and additionally knowledgeable about their product!
I was excited to check our the final screening of the Angry Video Game Nerd movie, held on Saturday night. My favorite part? The cameo by Black Nerd Comedy, obviously.
Next up will be PAX South in San Antonio, Texas, January 23-25, 2015 and will be held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Keep watching Sub Cultured here and on Facebook for updates and follow PAX on Twitter! Planning to attend? Let us know in the comments below!
Doctor Who is back and a handful of us at Sub-Cultured are fans so with two episodes under our belts, we wanted to do a short general consensus. Is this better than Series 7? Are we on board for Capaldi? Where’s River (“dead” yes, but….)? Jen, Tushar, Sam and myself got together to discuss Series 8 thus far. The consensus? Cautiously if not generally optimistic.
MOFFAT & CAPALDI
General reactions to the past two episodes have been relatively positive, we already think it’s better than Series 7 thus far with, surprisingly enough only Jen (and not myself) being more of the outlier with a more frustrated and neither here nor there opinion on some things, most of her complaints having to do with Moffat as head writer and a desire to have a new person in charge for a fresher feel.
I agree with the sentiment to a degree, many of the “Moffat” problems are noticeable (and eye rolling) and the last two episodes had some pacing issues. I myself am not liking the new “control freak” characterization of Clara and being chastised by the Doctor and other characters for it which seemed to come out of nowhere. Unless I’ve been missing something.
To answer one of our initial questions, between all of us we’re completely on board with Capaldi as the Doctor and enjoy the new “non-flirty” dynamic established between The Doctor and Clara with his return to a more mature personality and appearance. Tushar in particular noted he’s glad there’s no romance there. The Doctor’s dislike of soldiers seems to be a plot theme for this series, particularly with Danny Pink eventually joining the cast. Clara’s sympathy for soldiers, particularly Journey Blue (who I’m not quite sure we’ve seen the last of considering Jenna may be leaving and that look Jenna gave her) and her obvious attraction to Danny may mean some interesting developments to come regarding this thematic thread.
We discussed that the young, virile and “flirty” Casanova swashbuckler and Peter Pan Doctors of 10 and 11, The Man Who Regrets and the Man Who Forgets, were overall needed after the War Doctor and 9. They were reactionary coping mechanisms after 9 who was still war grizzled. The Doctor’s current dislike of soldiers in this body could be seen as stemming from his dislike of himself as The War Doctor, who was indeed a soldier. Does the Doctor actually remember that he didn’t actually destroy Galifrey?
THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE
Sam additionally discussed that Capaldi was supposedly the originally the first choice for 11 and asserted they changed direction and went with Matt Smith instead and thus the script apparently changed, so we wonder if all the narrative elements tying to the series 2 episode “The Girl In The Fireplace” that are suddenly cropping up are them trying to backpedal to a narrative they wanted to tell long ago.
“I think the better question maybe why does Moffat use “The Girl in the Fireplace” to establish the doctor’s humanity and then wait for a Doctor and half to use another story of the Clockwork people to call into question the Doctor’s Humanity. Moffat rarely lets plot points go to waste.”
Jen voiced her need for more consistent narrative threading, had some of this appeared in smaller doses earlier it wouldn’t have seen so strange to come back to it after all this time. We’re cautiously optimistic about Missy.
Clara was a subject of conversation; most of us agree they’re finally treating and writing her a bit better, now that her mystery is more or less answered and as Sam pointed out, she’s gone from plot device to an actual character. She’s been given some quite meaty monologues and a more gutsy presence. Jen still does not care for her much and that hurts her perception of the show:
“I don’t like the show right now because I want more talk of Trenzalore and because I don’t like Clara at all. And I feel like the companion is at least 40% of the show, so if I can’t like the companion, I can’t LOVE the show.”
We all saw some lost opportunity with the second episode with the dalek considering a future version of Clara actually became in a way, a good dalek, which was more or less the last time Jen liked the character.
When it comes to Clara I voiced I am disappointed that some elements they were making seem important regarding her character; Clara’s birthdays, her Atlas book, possibly her mother’s death have all seemingly been dropped, but I am glad she’s finally developing.
I posited much of her character being a mess could be owed to the Victorian Clara originally being the one to actually go with 11 and them then changing their minds, killing her and shoehorning in an additional new “modern” Clara. That may explain some of Clara’s vague writing in the past but still doesn’t excuse the bad writing that’s also occurred.
We all, however really liked Clara being more outspoken and contentious with the Doctor; the lines “You’re not my boss you’re one of my hobbies” and the big slap from Clara in “Into The Dalek” was a resounding hit with us (as was Clara getting pelted with the newspaper in ‘Deep Breath”, which should have been horrible).
“I want her to stand up to him way more often. I like that she slapped him and I like that she’s not his companion.”
We thought the phone call to Clara in “Deep Breath” was a nice touch, and 11 expressing dismay over getting old only further cements his Peter Pan-ness and was a good buffer for the fan base, particularly young fans who indeed, like Clara, may be having a hard time adjusting to an older man on screen again.
It’s all agreed we want a sole young male companion without any romance or coupling with a female companion to justify his going to change things up, but overall it looks like a good ride after series 7’s rather clunky delivery. Clara and Danny clearly mirror Barbara and Ian, fitting for the 50th, all we need now is our Susan. What do you think? Have you been enjoying Capaldi thus far? Let us know!