October Show and Tell!!

Spoopy season has officially come to an end... but hey, that just means it's festive season now!! So here are some of my favorite things from the month of October!!

Silhouette Curio Vinyl Cutter

This thing is INCREDIBLE. I've already used it for so many projects, and the possibilites are endless. From just cutting out vinyl stickers, to customizing phone cases, making jewelry, Disneybound/cosplay accessories, and SO MUCH MORE. I seriously can't get over how cool this thing is. Highly recommend getting into vinyl cutting. You can buy one by clicking here - http://amzn.to/2xYzvRn (Affiliate link)

TeeBlox Shirt Subscription!

Head on over to TeeBlox.com and use promo code "JamesChatsTBX" for 10% off! $7 a month for nerdy shirts catered specifically to your interests... I mean how freakin' cool is that!

New York!

New York was Incredible. I vlogged the entire experience (coming soon), and took a ton pictures. Here's a little gallery of pictures from the trip :D

Star-Lord Sony Walkman!! (Cosplay Toy Mod and Paint)

It's time for the second piece of my first cosplay! Many of you know by now that I'm embarking on my first quest into the wonderful world of cosplay, and I've decided to start with Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy! I absolutely love guardians of the Galaxy, and I'm such a fan of Star-Lord. Check out the first part of my cosplay here. 

Disclaimer: this blog contains monetized affiliate links (marked "aff"). This means I make a commission when purchases are made using my links. It doesn't cost the consumer anything, it's simply a way I can help support myself and the projects I take on :)

Finding an original Sony Walkman TPS-L2 for less than $900 is no easy task, so I had to find a cheaper way to make this part of my cosplay. That's where this toy from Target/Toys R Us comes into play! for $25, this makes for an excellent starting point. 

I personally picked mine up at my local Toys R Us, but it can be ordered online! Click the links below to order one.

Target

Toys R Us

I then took it home, disassembled it, and prepped it for painting. For the painting process I used a rattle can primer, and these two Dupli-Color Metallic Chrysler Perfect Match Automotive Paints in Teal and Silver. These are very close to the original Walkman's colors! I then finished it off with some rattle-can clear coat!

Silver (aff)

Teal (aff)

After I was done painting, I decided to mod the toy to house a bluetooth receiver so I that I can connect it to my phone and wirelessly play sweet tunes like Hooked on a feeling! This involved removing everything except the circuit board (and stripping a lot off of the circuit board) to make room for a 3.5mm cable and the reciever! I also took a dremel to the inside of the toy (see video for more). The Bluetooth receiver was only $13, so you don't need to break the bank!

Bluetooth Receiver (aff) 3.5mm Cable (aff)

I then added some accurate walkman stickers that I got on Etsy (find them here), and added the Awesome mix which I got from Secret Alias Man (message him for the PDF). HUGE shoutout to him for providing all the necessary information and making this mod possible! Definitely give him a follow. And for the final step, I put it all together, and replaced the foam with these orange foam earbuds (aff)! Here's the final product.

GotG, Disney Pins, and a GIVEAWAY?!

Today, I show and tell you all about some of my favorite things from the month of May!!

Giveaway: https://orchnerd.com/pages/giveaway

Mickey Mouse Waffles With Maxwell Glick!!

Today I am joined by the amazing Maxwell Glick (AKA mrcheezypop) to make some Mickey Mouse shaped waffles!!

I got the waffle Iron here! - http://amzn.to/2regWc1 (this is a monetized affiliate link that I make a commission from; this does not add to the cost)

Check out Max's channel here! - https://www.youtube.com/user/mrcheezypop

Disney Apps On My Phone

oday I show you all of the Disney Apps that are currently installed on my phone!!

Jafar Disneybound

VidCon just happened, which means "Disney Day" also just happened! This time our friend Kirstyn Hippe joined us in a group villain bound! Kirstyn Disneybounded (for the first time ever!!) as Cruella Deville, Lizzy bounded as Maleficent, and I bounded as Jafar. I'm really happy with how this Disneybound came together and it was super comfy :D

For anyone interested in cheap sunglasses with several color options (great for Disneybounds!) click the image below and you'll be taken to the amazon listing! :)

Click on this image to be taken to the amazon listing for these sunglasses!

Click on this image to be taken to the amazon listing for these sunglasses!

The Bare Necessities!

So I was recently tagged by Isaiah (AKA Sai Does Stuff) to do the "Bare Necessities Tag" in which I list some of the things I couldn't live without! This is obviously inspired by Disney's "The Jungle Book." If you haven't already seen the new live action remake of The Jungle Book, I HIGHLY recommend it. I also took the opportunity to test out my new Panasonic lx100 (which I got for handheld vlogging on my second channel, as well as a b cam on future projects like Bigger Than Me). Hope you enjoy!

Okay, in list form, these are my bare necessities in life :)

  1. Disneyland Annual Pass (of course)
  2. My camera (specifically the Panasonic LX100 for versatility)
  3. My computer so I can edit whatever pictures and videos I capture with my camera
  4. And, most importantly, the ever so lovely SoundProofLiz (https://www.youtube.com/SoundProofLiz)
  5. An honorary mention goes to my sonic screwdriver lol.

You can watch the original "Bare Necessities Tag" here!

"If We Were Jedis..." New Video Featuring Leo Camacho!

New Video!

The other day I was hanging out in Disney's California adventure with my friend Leo Camacho and decided to shoot a little video with him! We're both really big Star Wars fans, so we thought it would be appropriate to make a video about Star Wars! 

A while back I made a video titled "If I Were a Time Lord..." in which I answered questions about Doctor Who to show what kind of Time Lord I would be. This time around, I came up with some questions about Star Wars that determine what kind of Jedis we would be!

Leo's a magnificent human being, so make sure to add him to your feed! (psst, he does a TON of Disneybounding)

→ YouTube: YouTube.com/MrLeoZombie
→ Instagram: instagram.com/mrleozombie
→ Twitter: twitter.com/LeoZombie

Let him know I sent ya :D