Vanellope’s Hair Candy


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Pour Some Sugar on Me! Sugar Rush Vanellope Cosplay

It’s that time of year again! Youmacon 2015 is right around the corner and for us convention hopefuls it is preparation time to pull together the outfits that we will don for the occasion. This year I have decided to attend as the adorable spitfire Vanellope Von Schweetz from the Disney film Wreck-it Ralph.

My declaration to my con companions: I am not a seamstress, and this is not the year I become one.

Being against sewing my own outfit has posed an issue with achieving the Vanellope look. As a consumer, I am at the mercy of online merchants to have something that may resemble what I desire. Items that are in trend can be found in plenty. Specific styles of workable skirts? Not so much. Specific colors of hoodies? Keep looking pal. After hours of various keyword combinations, I finally decided on the following four items to be the base of my cosplay…

wighoodie ruffle_skirt striped_leggings

Once these items arrive, other more creative and fun details will be finalized such as hair accessories, shoes, and clothing modifications that will make the outfit so Vanellope. 😉

Reason behind my choice: Vanellope is an overcomer. She was constantly told that she was a “mistake” a “glitch” someone without a purpose or place to truly call home. Once she saw Ralph’s medal hanging from the tree branch, hope sprung anew in her chest and she believed in herself and got someone else to believe in her too – even if it was just to get the medal back.

In the grand scheme of things, learning to drive a race car took Vanellope a very short period of time but it was a pivotal moment in her development as she had to have the courage to believe, shut out the negative voices that were keeping her down, and try.

Can’t wait for the packages to arrive! x3

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

2015 Anthem :3

Right before new years I came across the cute AMV below featuring this awesome tune by Mindy Gledhill. The song resonated with me and I feel that it really captures the essence of where I am right now in my life journey. Whole Wide World has been dubbed my personal anthem for 2015 and I have it on my MP3 player to listen to during my workouts. :3

“Whole Wide World”

I’m gonna walk a hundred miles
I’m gonna whistle all the while
If that’s what it takes to make me smile
I’m gonna walk a hundred miles

I’m gonna run right up this hill
Summer sky or winter chill
If I gotta take a break I will
But I’m gonna run right up this hill

I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I’m just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans

I’m gonna go and take a chance
I’m gonna learn to ballet dance
Learn a little something ‘bout romance
I’m gonna go and take a chance

I’m gonna live a crazy dream
Impossible as it may seem
Doesn’t matter what the future brings
I’m gonna live a crazy dream

[Chorus]

You tell me, “don’t try it”
I’m warning you that I won’t buy it
All failure is fleeting
I trust it always has its meaning

Do you have a personal anthem?

Thanks for reading!

-AnnaSan