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Good Bye Gourmet Gamer

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to retire Goumet Gamer.  From its beginnings in early 2005 to day, I had big dreams for where I wanted to take the brand but unfortunately, it did not pan out. No one particular reason. It was just not meant to be. That being said, it allowed me to refocus and start doing FX work again. Which brings me to my next statement. Going forward, this page will be rebranded as Zooka FX.  I will primarily be concentrating on FX work with the random video game thrown in. All associated social media accounts have been updated.

Austin Comic-Con

I finally bit the bullet and decided to take the kids to the Austin Comic-Con but under one condition, we cosplay. I thought this would be the deterrent but I was wrong. My two youngest daughters were all in. One went as Maleficent and the other as Princess Star Butterfly and I went big.  I could have easily picked something easy like batman or something from overwatch but thats no fun. Instead I went with a Cacodemon from the doom.

Took me a couple attempts to get the shape but I knocked the whole thing out in less than two weeks. It primarily made of good old spray foam on top of a fiberglass shell. Paint is standard spray paint. The horns and teeth are XPS foam and the eye is a large Christmas tree ornament.  It was somewhat comfortable but sweaty swamp inside. Thankfully I took home Best Male Villain at the cosplay contest, so it was worth it.

Daughter number 2 went as Princess Star Butterfly. Almost everything is made from scratch except the boots and leggings.

Here is a close up of Princess Star Butterflys Wand

Unfortunately, I dont have any pics of the Maleficent costume.

Snack Attack! Pringles : Jalapeno

Wow. Pringles for the win again. The can was empty before we knew it. Im not the biggest fan of Jalapeno’s but the subtleness of these was fantastic.  Still amazing how Pringles is able to single in on a certain taste. If there was an Noble Peace Prize for chips, Pringles would win every year.

RATING : 10/10 Sticky Fingers

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