5 Characters I Want to Dress Up as for Halloween [5 Fandom Friday]

5 Fandom Friday - Characters I want to dress up as for Halloween


Star Wars – Mara Jade

My favourite all time character, so of course she has to be first on this list! Her outfit is very simple to make and I’ve dyed my hair the correct colour in the past so that’s also easy!



Star Wars – Leia

Sadly, Mara is no longer actual Star wars canon (yet) so my actual canon choice which most people would recognise is Leia. Particularly this outfit as I have wanted to dress up in this iconic outfit since I was a teenager!



Disney – Belle

Despite loving Disney, I don’t feel a big attachment to many of the female protagonists so this was easy to narrow down. Belle is a fantastic character, and a book lover to boot!



Kushiel Legacy – Phedre

This is definitely one for the daring list, but I love the idea of the marques (full back tattoo) while I couldn’t have a permanent one (I’m too ticklish!) I’d love to have one for Halloween or a costume ball.




World of Warcraft – My Main

If I had the time, the skill and the ability to recreate some of the gorgeous characters and appearances from World of Warcraft I have a feeling I’d never stop. Choosing an NPC is insanely difficult, but I’d love to dress up as my main character, my human priest.





5 Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today [5 Fandom Friday]

5 Fandom Friday - Fandoms that made me who I am



It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and posted a Fandom 5. I was away on a personal break for 3 weeks and then I’ve been sick since coming back. Sadly Fandom 5 hit a slump as it’s not been updated for new topics, but some of us over at Geek Girls Bloggers have been heading back to some old topics because we love Fandom 5! This is technically last weeks topic as neither of this weeks appealed to me and this one kept sneaking back in my thoughts.



I can’t remember the exact age I was when I saw my first Star Wars movie, I was about 7-10 and it was Return of the Jedi. It stuck with me for years until I got my dad the movie boxset for fathers day when I was about 12/13… my dad never actually saw them, they began to live permanently in my room and I became obsessed with them. It was my first fandom, and I started reading the EU books then as well.




Buffy came a few years after my Star Wars love affair began, when I was about 14-15 and again it became a huge fandom in my life at that point. It is still one of my most watched tv show, and I still love it. It’s my go to show when I feel crap and need a pick me up, or need to be reminded that even when it’s dark there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This fandom got me into writing fanfic, roleplaying and so much more.





Around the same time I started reading the Night World series by LJSmith, and this was my first book fandom. It really opened my eyes into world building, leading onto more roleplaying and fanfic and just how much was out there in the world of urban fantasy and young adult fiction.



Tamora Pierce was my first foray into fantasy, again opening paths into so much more fandoms and fantasy worlds that I’ve read since. I became involved with the Sheroes forum, as well as new roleplay adventures, and this one generally got me more into the whole fandom community thing rather than being something personal to me.



World of Warcraft came so much later than the others, but with it came my love for video games which was a gateway into a whole new world of fandoms. Dragon Age, Bioshock, Guild Wars, Diablo.. and so many more.




Pre-Legion Catch Up

World of Warcraft: Legion



Legion is ever so close and so I figured now would be a good time to revisit my Pre-Legion Bucket List. This is my first blog post this month, and an easy one to get me back into the swing of things. I’ve had my exams, and have one more resit assignment due on 5th Sepember. I’ve actually managed to get a lot more of my Bucket list complete than I expected because I’ve been super ill. While there’s been several days in bed/on the couch, the majority of the time it’s much easier for me to be doing something to keep my mind off the constant pain and depressing discomfort. Video gaming is one thing that I can do (most of the time) when I feel really crappy, it keeps me going and so having a bucket list of stuff to do has really helped keep me sane.

So, how did I do? Lets take a look!


Legendary Ring

I got mine done with out any bother, as did Chris, and he even decided to get a second one done! I’m not one for multiple legendaries, especially if I don’t have much time, so I’ve been helping him get his done. Hopefully, he should get the last ones he needs in the next few days before Legion arrives!


Level my Paladin to 100

Not only did I get my Pally to 100, I got all my characters to 100 and even made a second Pally, Zaeliah, which I rushed through dungeons. She’s currently 91 and will be leveling to 100 in the next few days with Chris’ final character, also his Pally. She’s currently Ret, but I’m considering making her Holy.

You can see Zaeliah’s details, and all my characters on my updated World of Warcraft page. Look at all those shiny 100s! 😀


Get my Moose!

Thanks to the lovely and generous hexrowow both Chris and I got our Grove Warden mount ! 🙂



As predicted, the next weeks reset yielded the final boss I needed; Drov. Pepe achieved!




Collections – Wardrobe

I managed to get most of the shirts and tabards ready before the patch came out, although there were a few I had to go fly about to get.


Collections – Toys

I got quite a few I didn’t have and you can see the updated list of progress for them too.


Pet Charms

I’ve gotten some pet charms, but I haven’t actively been collecting them that much. Mainly just whatever I get from leveling a few new pets in battles against the Draenor battle masters.




On Hold


Old Runs

Yeah, on hold…. ha! As soon as the new wardrobe came out I became a little bit obsessed with old runs for a while there :p



My score was 20465, it is now 20515. I didn’t get Glory of the Pandarian Hero done, but I did get the raiding version done and got the gorgeous Reins of the Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent which I love (despite it being quite pink)!



Horde Characters

I got the leveling bug and so my Horde shadow priest Ismanta went from level 50 to 88! Then the new patch came out and I got busy with invasions and stuff. So she’s now on the back burner, but she’s a hell of a lot higher than any other horde character has been before a new expansion. Progress!


And Everything Else…

There were a few things I didn’t plan on doing, but did;



I finally finished my Tarecgosa legendary! 😀 I’m also currently 42 out of 50 shards for Shadowmourne. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of a bug with the drop rate in ICC 25 HC so not sure how quickly this is going to go until that gets fixed.


Patterns & Wardrobe

As I said, I got a little bit obsessed with adding new appearances to my wardrobe collection and so I ran a lot of old dungeons and raids. I’ve also been farming missing patterns for tailoring, blacksmithing and leatherworking (I spent waaay too long in BRD). Currently I’m working my way through my tailoring list, making everything I don’t have. I’ve gotten quite a lot of it done and I’m now at the stage where I need to go farm a bunch of mats. I’m also doing the daily cooldowns for each of those professions from MoP to discover new patterns.


Gearing up Characters

Thanks to invasions most, if not all, my characters will have full 700+ gear by the time Legion comes about. I just have a few more to do. I have always wanted to do have max leveled and max geared characters before a new expansion and have never had the time. The invasions have been very easy to do and have helped with that immensely.



With only a few days to go, what are your plans to prep for Legion? Cleaning banks? Clearing our quest logs? I’m doing both of those and handing in old raid gear tokens as I go.


Legion Beta Content Hub

World of Warcraft: Legion


I decided to put together this hub linking all my content related to beta as it is currently spread across three sites. If you enjoy this content please like, share and comment <3

Spoiler Warning – Pretty much everything here has spoilers, if they’re spoiler free I will specifically mark them.


Screenshots are regularly updated and new updates will be marked with ***. I post them on facebook and my gallery, and have linked both for you to use which you prefer 🙂

Demon Hunters

Character Creation options [No Spoilers] – Facebook

Various Demon Hunter – Facebook Gallery


Broken Isles Starting Quest

Horde – Facebook / Gallery



Priest – Facebook / Gallery



Azsuna – Facebook / Gallery

High Mountain – Facebook / Gallery

Stormheim – Facebook / Gallery

Suramar – Facebook / Gallery

Val’Sharah – Facebook / Gallery


Illidan’s Memories Questline – Facebook / Gallery

Dalaran – Facebook / Gallery

Miscellaneous – Facebook / Gallery

Wardrobe – Facebook / Gallery



Follow me as I start the Priest quests on Alliance, get my artifact weapon and discover my order hall!

Episode 1 – After the Broken Isles Excursion & Starting Quests

Episode 2 – Meeting the strange Priest & getting my artifact weapon (Discipline)