Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Finn (Stormtrooper) Workout Cosplay

Back on track!
I need to finish out my Star Wars theme, and give some love to Finnie-Finn-Finn! I really loved The Force Awakens, and Finn was that perfect blend of familiar, and yet fresh! And I REALLY wanted to do a Stormtrooper outfit, but needed it to be Finn too! Also: that headband is so cool! It's available through Chicky Bands! I want a few more from there (especially the Rey one 😍).

Here is a Finn inspired playlist!

Is there a workout cosplay you'd like to see? Maybe just a character inspired playlist you'd like to sweat, or dance too? Let me know in the comments, or on twitter @Joie_Fatale!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Where I've Been

It's been about four months since I've been on here. Which is not good, as I'm actually really proud of my little space here on the internet.

I've been dealing with a lot of stuff...moving, and mental mostly.

February and March were a bit jarring not just because we knew we would be moving, but, in that where we would move, we just didn't know.

Back in April my friend Gwen asked me if I would be comfy answering a few questions about my depression on her new site Geek Aid Box. I was equal parts enthusiastic, and terrified. I've mostly tried to stray away from bringing that part of me here...which I don't think I should've been scared to do...but I was. You can read what I said here, and be sure to bookmark her site. It's AMAZING, and therapeutic, and helpful! And did I mention: AMAZING!!!

These last few months I've been trying to sift through some muck and mire.
I've found a regular exercise routine, with some friends. I'm seeing a therapist. and I'm trying to make sure I FaceTime friends and family more regularly.

At the end of April, I had a few REALLY low points. It took a lot to stop from doing something irreversible, and harmful. I've sort of DIVED into video games a little too hardcore I think. I'm trying to find my balance of "for fun" and "for escape." I set a timer, and two days a week now.

I'm gearing up for the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Which is SDCC! And I'm so excited to go home and see my family and friends..and food (only God can judge me).

I feel like this is my most poorly written post ever...but I feel like I need to get this out and off my chest.

Here's a picture of Kirby because he's adorable AF and makes me happy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rey (Star Wars) Workout Cosplay

Today is of course Rey...who's last name we "don't know." **Spoilers Ahead** (though by now you should've seen the movie): She is also a bad mamma jamma and a brilliant pilot...which I assume "runs in the family." I apologize for the quotation marks, but I'm pretty sure she's a Skywalker. Anyway, Rey is a fierce fighter, and becomes even more fierce as a Jedi bad-ass! That's why this outfit is based around outdoor terrain running...but also so you can use a bo staff like Rey (and Donatello) would!!

And here's a hand-holding/bo-staff swinging playlist:

Is there a Workout Cosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, or, tweet me: @Joie_Fatale!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kylo Ren Workout Cosplay

Today's Workout Cosplay is inspired by Kylo Ren!

I really LOVE that vest! I want one so bad! Kylo does dress in my favorite color (to wear): black! And since there's still a lot of cool weather, I tried to make this a warm for all (...ish?) outfit. I also really like the water bottle as these are a great way to bring some of your nerdy inspiration to the gym!

Here's a Kylo inspired's a moody-movement inspired, 'cause Kylo ;P

Hope you liked today's Workout Cosplay!

Have a Workout Cosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, or, tweet me @Joie_Fatale!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poe Dameron Workout Cosplay

Today's workout cosplay ties into last week's! Where BB-8 is a CSO, Poe is the pilot!

Oh, Oscar Isaac...why you be so dreamy. But seriously, Poe was such an awesome character in The Force Awakens (TFA), and I'm super stoked he was not killed off! Can't wait to see more of his and Finn's Bromance (/romance?).

As for the playlist...
Did you know: Oscar Isaac played in some florida ska bands in his youth? My Rude-Joie heart is fluttering! In fact, this article is 100% to blame for this week's workout playlist, dubbed "Poe Skameron"! Hope you enjoy this (mostly) 90's nostalgia trip!

Bonus points: for cardio, skank-ing to the beat is not a bad cardio at all! In fact, it's really fun and makes you work your obliques if you swing your arms right.

Have a fun #WorkoutCosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, and/or, tweet me @Joie_Fatale!