Character spotlight….Regina aka The Evil Queen

The costume department of Once Upon a Time never cease to amaze me with their creations for Regina/The Evil Queen. Naturally, the Evil Queen’s outfits are more lavish and extravagant, especially when she’s in the enchanted forest setting. I love seeing what they’ll come up with next, but here’s a few of her previous looks that were pretty awesome.



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Regina is definitely one of my favourite characters in the show. She continues to grow, evolve, learn and change. She’s fearless and ruthless but can now be reasoned with and we keep on getting a glimpse of the goodness still within her that was always there (and not completely gone as Snow suspected). Lana Parilla is a fantastic actress, just perfect for the part. More Enchanted Forest scenes please! We look forward to seeing Regina meet Robin Hood….. 😉



UK convention : Collectormania Milton Keynes

When? 16-18th May 2014

Where? Milton Keynes Dons Stadium, MK

How much? Free entrance

Who are the guests?
Well, it’s still early days yet. Showmasters (the company who runs these events) tend to announce more names closer to show time. This is when they start coming thick & fast and when I decide if to attend or not.  However, SM have already got 2 really great guests lined up and announced that pretty much guarantee my attendance!

Current guest line up is here. 5 great guests already announced, but I’ll be going along for these guests:

Lee Arenberg – Pirates of the Caribbean, Once Upon a Time. Autograph price : £15, photoshoot price £15.

Claire Coffee – Grimm, The West Wing. Autograph price : £15, photoshoot price £15.

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It’s no secret that I love the ABC TV show Once Upon a Time. One UK convention organiser has tried without success to run a convention around this show – nobody was more gutted than me when it fell through! But now another company are running a convention called Faebles, a convention focusing on Lost Girl, Once Upon a Time & Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

In my opinion, Starfury Conventions are the best convention organisers for weekend events.

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So far, 2 Lost Girl guests have been announced – I am waiting with baited breath to see which Once Upon a Time guests are announced. Tickets are £90 for regular attendees and £16o for Gold tickets. For your money you get an autograph from each guest, access to all the guest talks, entrance to 3 parties and a 3 day event.  Photos with the guests are extra but Starfury are still charging the lowest prices out there.

Watch this space!

Once Upon a Time…

Predicatable.  Cheesy.  Twee. The occasional shitty plop piece of CGI.  A bit smug and pleased with itself. There is so much about Once Upon a Time (OUAT) that should spell ‘Rubbish TV show’.  But it’s also clever, addictive, well written and has Robert Carlyle.  Somehow, it just works, and I love it. For every plotline I have guessed, there is also a surprise waiting just around the corner and with every cackle of “Hello dearie!” uttered by Rumple, I get hooked on this show more and more.  So without further ado, here are my favourite characters (so far).


Ruby / Red
Ruby is awesome! She kicks ass, is a loyal friend to Snow and she can smell bullshit a mile off. Plus, she eats anyone who messes with her.


Snow White
Although I like Snow, I’m not so keen on wet blanket Mary Margaret, although she is starting to come into her own, finally.  But I like arrow slinging, knife wielding, bad ass Snow – I also think Ginnifer looks better with long hair.


What’s not to love? Conniving, eye-liner wearing, no scruples, double crossing pirate.  And a nemesis for Rumple!


Could have so easily been a wet mop but she isn’t. Survived being locked up by regina, survived Rumple at his worst, and still she is awesome and strong and stands up to Rumple and sees the best in him.  Awesome character!


Speaking of the Evil Queen…..Regina has had the most character development, the most heartbreak and the most thoroughly evil storylines.  She’s fantastic and complex and keeps on growing and developing.  Please let her put Cora in the ground though and be a worthy mother-figure finally for Henry. Oh, and she also has the most amazing wardrobe so she gets 2 pictures 🙂



August / Pinocchio
Where did you go? Come back – we love you!! Emma’s protector who failed but then redeemed himself (barely) turned back to wood but then became a real boy again when Magic came to Storybrook.  But where did he go?


Emma Swan
We like her now that she can handle a sword and has magic and is stepping up to face off against her enemies and look after her son.  We do feel that Henry’s father will return at some point…. 😉

And the very best character of all, without question……


Rumplestiltskin / Mr Gold
He gets all the best lines, has a catchphrase and sparkles a bit, even if he does have crocodile skin. He’s devious and untrustworthy and evil and all that but we still love him! The fact that Robert Carlyle acts every other cast member clean off the screen might have something to do with it too.

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So there you go, dearies! Our favourite OUAT characters.  Agree?  Disagree?  Think there someone worth adding? That’s what the comment button is for 🙂