Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015 Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

In mid-July we went to the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. Below are some photos of the athletics, dancing, bag pipers, and performers.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Phoenix Comicon 2015

Phoenix Comicon was held from May 28 - May 31. This year I did something I have always wanted to do, I dressed up in my own costume as a Tusken Raider (aka the Sand People from Star Wars). I have been working on the costume off and on for almost a year.  I ordered the head piece from a guy who makes them in Tucson and then a friend of Dawn's made the robes. I then dyed the robes, wrapped the boots, and created a leather bandolier belt.

On the last day of the con, we joked that we invited 75,000+ people to Lexi's 18th Birthday.

Below are the pictures of the stars that were there that I saw, some of the great cosplayers and their costumes, things to buy, displays, the lego village, and the car show.


Max Brooks (World War Z)

Barry Bostwick (Brad - Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Mayor - Spin City) & Patricia Quinn (Magenta - The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy - Harry Potter, The Inquisitor - Star Wars Rebels)

Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama - Battlestar Galactica, Gaff - Blade Runner, Jaime Escalante - Stand and Deliver, Robert Gonzales - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin - Battlestar Galactica, the First Lady - Independence Day, Stands With A Fist - Dances with Wolves)

Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase - Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel)

Summer Glau (River Tam - Firefly & Serenity, Cameron - Terminator: The Sarah Connor, Isabel Rochev - Arrow)

Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex - Stargate: Atlantis, Khal Drogo - Game of Thones, Aquaman - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

David Morrissey (Jason Lake - Doctor Who, "The Governor" - Walking Dead)

Alyson Hannigan (Willow - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin - How I Met Your Mother)

Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce - Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel, The Other - Avengers)

Katee Sackhoff (Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace - Battlestar Galactica)

Christopher Lloyd (Emmett "Doc" Brown - Back to the Future, Jim Ignatowski - Taxi, Uncle Fester The Addams Family)

Ron Perlman (Vincent - Beauty and the Beast, Hellboy - Hellboy,  Clarence "Clay" Morrow - Sons of Anarchy)

Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow - The Flash)

Karl Urban (√Čomer - The Lord of the Rings, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy - Star Trek)


The Little Mermaid

Star-Lord & Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Boba Fett (Star Wars)

Winter Soldier & Black Widow (Captain America: Winter Soldier)

Lady Thor

Motorized Patriot (BioShock Infinite)

Japanese Animation Character

Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)

Japanese Animation Character

Road Warrior (Mad Max)

Commissioner Gordon (Batman)

Loki (Avengers)


Optimus Prime (Transformers)

Tom Baker Era Doctor (Doctor Who)

K-9 (Doctor Who)

Captain America (Avengers)
The Arrow (Arrow)

Jareth the Goblin King (Labyrinth)

Squirrel Girl and Captain America (Marvel Comics)

Sand Trooper (Star Wars)

Dark Helmet (Space Balls)

Batman (DC Comics)

Reverse Flash (DC Comics)

Jay Garrick Flash (DC Comics)

Japanese Animation Character

Mr. T (A-Team)

Dalek (Doctor Who)

Princess Daisy, Rosalina, and Princess Peach (Mario Brothers)

Storm Trooper in a kilt

Elf (The Hobbit)

Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Gamora & Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Weeping Angel (Doctor Who)

Twi'lek & Rodian (Star Wars)

Princess Leia - Hoth Version (Star Wars)

Black Spy (Spy vs Spy)

UNIT's  Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (Doctor Who)

Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Deathstroke (Arrow)

Baby Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)


Zombie Clown

More Zombie Clowns

Jawa (Star Wars)

Apocalypse Robocop (Robocop)

The Hulk (DC Comics)

Beaker (Muppets)

Cobra Soldier (G.I. Joe)

Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)

Japanese Animation Group

Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)

Hulk & Wonder Woman (DC Comics)

Hawkeye (Avengers)

Steampunk Character

No Face (Spirited Away)

Cobra Commander (G.I. Joe)


Coma-Doof Warrior (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Vendors/Things to Buy


Star Wars Armada and Game Table



Baby Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Steam Crow

Cookie Dough Pop


Star Trek Transporter Pad

Ewok (Star Wars)

'68 Zombies

Yoda (Star Wars)

Gollum (Lord of the Rings)

Mos Eisley Space Port Display (Star Wars)

Local Radio Show

One of the Info Desk's Art Work


Day 1 - Before the Attack

The Flash (DC Comics)

Hall of Justice (DC Comics)

Day 2 - The Battle Begins

Star Wars Ewok Village Scene

Day 2 - Storming the Castle

Day 3 - Castle Walls Breeched

Car Show

Agents of Shield Truck

The DeLorean Time Machine (Back to the Future)

Jurassic Park