Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Treats:
Paranormal Activity 3 & Long Awaited LINK Reveal!


Let's kick off this holiday right with a long awaited costume reveal. You've been patient and now it's time to show you my Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ensemble...

Not a bad likeness. :D  I wasn't able to make the hat in time, but I'm so excited with the way the sword and shield turned out. The wooden sword was made by Swords of Might and painted silver by me. The shield came painted in azure blue and fitted with a metal grip by Medieval Fantasies Company. I added the designs using oak tag, silver paint, and buttons for the jewels.

The day after the Nintendo themed party - which was a lot of FUN - the hubs and I went to see Paranormal Activity 3! If you've been following this blog, you already know about my love of the Found Footage genre. PA3 is no exception. It met all of my expectations and didn't have the "prequel" stigma one bit. In fact, it felt like a natural extension of the first two films.
My one gripe is the lore behind the newest film. In the first two, we learn about a family curse that's haunted the sisters' bloodline for...well, I don't know exactly how long, but awhile. The women in their family have only given birth to baby girls, but the demon won't be appeased until a boy is born. And the child is "given" to him. They don't go into specifics, and frankly, I don't want to know what a demon would do with a little boy, but there it is. Reminds me too much of Henry VIII's obsession with sons - or was it wives? Anyway, I digress.
So, what does this have to do with PA3? Well, let's just say there are more family secrets than a simple curse. Not that curses are ever simple. But, you get the idea. If you're not a huge fan of the first two films, then save your money until it comes out on DVD. If you're a horror junkie like me, then run to the theater.

Rating: A- (minus for the oversight on the movie mythos)


  1. love your shield! Actually, I love the whole thing! So cool :-).

  2. Love the costume!

    And huh, I could post here today. Usually I can't. Must be the Halloween spirit. :-)

  3. You did a good job on your costume!
    I've never seen any of these movies. I have no idea they were out there.

    Have a great Halloween!

  4. Great costume, Tina. Awesome job in making it. Happy Halloween!!!

  5. Thanks all! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Tracey, YAY for being able to post! I don't know why but sometimes blogger is weird like that.

    Lorelei, oh yes. The Paranormal Activity movies are a must see!

  6. I love your costume! It turned out fantastic. I hope you had a great Halloween. I stayed home and watched Scream 4. It was a sad reminder that things just aren't as scary when you are no longer a teenager.