I love sports movies. I love the ones about scrappy underdogs. I love the ones about fallen champions. I love the ones about team-building and the ones about falling in love and the ones about reconnecting with family. I love the ones about winning and I love the ones about losing. I love the ones about teams and I love the ones about individuals. I love the ones about athletes and I love the ones about coaches or managers or moms. I love the ones about world champions and I love the ones about small town heroes. I love sports movies. And I can be counted on to cry at the resolution, win or lose or something in between.
A quote from Marianne Williamson recurs in the film Akeelah and the Bee (a sports movie in my estimation):
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
A sports movie, at its core, is about that fear and what it takes to overcome it. A sports movie, at its core, is about people who dare — not to be something they aren’t, but to be something they are.
Wreck It Ralph is a sports movie. There is a journey to win a medal, there is a race, there is a straight up training montage. But like all sports movies, it isn’t really about that. It’s about three people who dare to be powerful beyond measure. Of the three, Venellope is my favourite.
My friend Twilight Sparkle would like me to remind anypony who is an American citizen of voting age to VOTE in today’s Presidential and other assorted races Election.
Twilight is all about responsibility.
Now on to fashion. I am very, very pleased with this pony chic ensemble. Twilight is a unicorn, like me!, and a magic user. She is bookish and has a great number of opinions, like me!, but she is also a hard worker and an aristocrat from the capitol city of Canterlot…. oh, Canterlot. Erm. Voila:
Today I bring you the kindest and gentlest pony I know, pretty pegasus Fluttershy. She is too, erm, shy to say hello today… her last outing as a model was, well, shall we say it left her with a bad taste in her bridle. But I assure you all she is the sweetest pony to ever grace Equestria!
Friend of the site Sigrid asked for a more butch version of the Pony Chic and we aim to please!
The differences are subtle: a wider (“brony”) fit for the jeans and top, work boots with no heels, simpler accessories. Brony Applejack is pretty close to Filly Applejack — the rest of the mane six are like to be more distinct.
Hello everypony! The third season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic begins next Saturday, November 10! To get ready for new adventures in Ponyville I’ve asked the stylish and generous Rarity to help us with Ready-to-Wear Pony Week!!
Helloooooooo, Equestrians! And all you little ponies outside our beautiful nation on the ‘internet’. I am so very pleased to meet you and share my fashion tips. I will be here every day this week to discuss the couture of my very best friends. Everypony has their own unique chic, the trick is to make it your own!
Today we start with Applejack. Applejack is an Earth pony and a member of the Apple Family who work tirelessly at their farm to bring us all the most appletastic treats and superb cider.
Why thank ya, Rarity.
Of course, darling.
Applejack’s style is Western and as down-to-earth as she is. She likes to keep things casual and most importantly, she never goes anywhere without her hat.
This post contains spoiler images from Once Upon a Time 2.4 The Crocodile.
Red Riding Hood is one of the easier characters to RTW. All you really need is something red and hooded. And Ruby (the stunning Meghan Ory) on Once Upon a Time pulls it off without even the hood by sticking to the red, black, and white color palette. It’s nearing Halloween and I’m going to NYCC this weekend so for this post I put together a cosplay version of Ruby’s look in the upcoming episode “The Crocodile”. I got the details from promotional pictures so this would not be considered a spoiler free post (though I don’t expect you can get much PLOT out of this). Here’s the outfit:
And here’s the set:
I saved my favourite for last.
It’s no secret that I love Spider-Man. But ever since I saw this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man I have been obsessed with Gwen Stacy’s shoes. I need to own them. Screen accuracy would be ideal, but a) I still haven’t discovered what boots those actually are and b) the costume pieces purchased for the film were available during filming — fashion moves on. But even a like version has proven difficult to find, especially for under $300. The fact that it was Summer (in New England) probably has something to do with that, boots are just now appearing in stores again, so my quest is far from over. I will have Gwen Stacy Shoes.
Stephanie Brown has been Robin and Batgirl but her first super-identity was Spoiler.
Even as a supersuit head-to-toe purple is a little funky. But Steph’s an original and it felt only right to use the look she really owns.
So THIS was a challenge!
I like to support new characters, young characters, and characters of color so I really wanted to include Jamie Reyes. But he wears a carapace. I had to get a little extra creative.
Dick Grayson was the original Robin, but when he decided he wanted to grow up, he graduated to Nightwing.
Even now, Dick is still young and when he first became Nightwing he was a Teen Titan. That look was hilariously of its time and he currently prefers red to turquoise (why DC why?!) but this is the costume I think of as Nightwing’s (it even showed up in the cartoon, remember?).