Posts in the Fantasy Category

How Well Do You Know the History of Westeros? [Quiz]

How Well Do You Know the History of Westeros?

Let's all take one collective breath. Oh boy. Game of Thrones has really taken us on a journey. You remember all the ups and downs, of course. But what was it like before all the drama started? Well, Westeros has always been high drama, of course. This violence didn't come from nowhere! All the moves of the game were directly or indirectly caused by the intricate history of Westeros.

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Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

The Renaissance Faire is one of the largest costumed events you can attend outside of Halloween. While they're not exactly the most historically accurate, they still do their best to give you an experience that feels like you're visiting another period in history with a variety of stage shows and events like jousting and highland games. (By the way, the Renaissance was a period that happened from about 1300 to 1600 across Europe, if anyone bugs you about it!) It's still a great excuse to run around in a Halloween costume and get in character for a day. If you're looking for the perfect Renaissance gown, we have quite the variety for girls and ladies of all walks of life from peasants to nobles and mythical creatures.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be the Hand of the Queen? [Quiz]

Do You Have What it Takes to Be the Hand of the Queen?

Everyone is talking about who will sit on the Iron Throne. But let's get real, the actual powerhouse behind the throne is the Hand. The Hand leads the crown to do what's right (hopefully) and supports them when there are tough decisions to make. The Hand is a confidant, a hypeman, and even a henchman when needed. Through the seasons, we've watched plenty of regents rise and fall, but through it all the Hand remains loyal. Do you have what it takes to win the trust of your respected Queen or King?

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Daenerys Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Game of Thrones Season 8 Daenerys Hair and Makeup Tutorial

The final season of Game of Thrones is coming, and we're here for it. Many characters have come and gone, people have supported and betrayed one another and characters that are still alive have undergone some pretty immense character growth. One such character is Daenerys Targaryen. Married off against her will by her brother in exchange for an army, she went from an outcast to the confident Mother of Dragons that we know and love, with her own army (and dragons) at her beck and call. It should be no surprise to anyone that many girls and women want to dress like Daenerys for conventions and Halloween. Daenerys's hair keeps changing a little (sometimes a lot) every season, so we're going to show you how to style a wig and do your makeup so that can look like the Breaker of Chains in Season 8 of Game of Thrones.

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Astrid Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Astrid Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Astrid is one of the coolest female characters in the world of animation. She's a Viking with a two-handed ax that rides dragons, so what's not to love about her? If you're excited for the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, perhaps you're already considering an Astrid cosplay for an upcoming convention or wearing an Astrid costume for Halloween. In this Astrid hair and makeup tutorial, we're going to show you how to style a wig and do your makeup so that you can look just like Astrid, whether your hair is blonde or not!

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Horror Scopes: A Fusion of Fate and Fright [Infographic]

Horror Scopes: A Fusion of Fate and Fright

Mercury isn’t in retrograde right now but mischief and mayhem are certainly written in the stars this Halloween. For each zodiac sign, the ‘Horror-Scope’ fuses a cosmic revelation with a creepy character to shed light on your fate this fall season. Will a Gemini miss their other half at the spooky soiree and can a Leo resist being the center of attention during the costume contest? Through the alignment of the planets and insight into the psyche of the most sinister villains, each star sign reveals likes and dislikes, personality traits and advice for navigating the eeriest month of the year. Beware: celestial scares are ahead and blaming Mercury for your frightened state won’t save you this time.

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