• Adventures
  • Alaskan Cruise: Ketchikan

    Continued from Juneau Part 2 (City Highlights)   The first stop on our Alaskan Cruise on Ruby Princess last summer was in Ketchikan, a small seaside town in southeast Alaska surrounded by Tongass National Forest only accessible by boat or plane. As a first introduction to Alaska, this was rugged and beautiful, everything I had hoped Alaska […]

  • Costuming
  • Costuming at Comicpalooza 2017

    Comicpalooza, Texas’ largest comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention, happened over the weekend (May 12-14, 2017) in Downtown Houston.  I attended all three days and treated it as a costume deadline and cosplay dress rehearsal for the larger convention that we attend, DragonCon during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was a good […]

  • Adventures
  • Costuming a Barbarian at Texas Renaissance Festival

    Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF for short) runs every year during October and November in Todd Mission, Texas (just north of Houston).  There is something for everyone!  Costuming, jousting and other shows, shopping for handcrafts, festival eating, people watching, and wine/mead drinking.  As a casual costumer, I try to play along with their themed weekends (Oktoberfest, […]