This is Why I Cosplay

Something wonderful happened at Stan Lee's Comikaze.  As you know, I LOVE the web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I love the series so much that I did one of my VlogTalks about it. You can watch it below.

This review was so inspiring that it actually got my mother to watch the series - yes, my mom. And even my brother and my dad. Wow! I must have been VERY excited about this series.

OK, so I'm all hyped up to go to Stan Lee's Comikaze at the LA Convention Center. I get my copy of the fun filled weekend schedule that the convention puts out and, lo and behold, the cast of The Lizze Bennet Diaries is going to do a panel discussion. Well, obviously, for me, this is a non-brainer. I MUST go to this panel, even if it means missing the Dr. Who Cosplayer's gathering that was scheduled very close to this panel time.Sigh... the hard decisions of a cosplayer.

So, I get to the panel discussion room early and get a super great seat - 3rd row, center seat. Yep, GREAT seat.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Panel at Comikaze.

The panel is AWESOME! Everyone in the cast is so cool and tell great stories. I even get a chance to ask a question about how they made the web series so addictive. They said it was because they used the concept of a "mystery box." It made you want to keep watching to see if they would show something they were talking about, but not showing. Well, it sure worked.

OK.... so, now comes the super good part.

I stayed around at the end of the panel to take pictures with the cast. (see them below) When I got to Ashley Clements (the star of the show), she insisted someone take a picture (on her iphone) of her with ME because of my awesome Dr. Who Dalek costume!! Talk about a validation! This is truly why I cosplay! She then instagramed the photo. SEE it? Here it is!!!! Awesome!!

Lizzie Gets Exterminated - Madison Brunoehler as a Dalek with Ashley Clements of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Here's a little known fact, both Ashley and I are in Video Game High School Season 2, Episode 1. We're even in the same scene. How cool is that?

So, here are the other fabulous cast members that I got my picture taken with.
Here I am with the amazing actress Mary Kate Wiles who plays Lizzie's sister, Lydia Bennet.

(Spoiler alert.... don't scroll down if you haven't watched the whole series. It's a tiny spoiler, but just the same, a spoiler)

Here I am with the oh-so-gorgeous Daniel Vincent Gordh who plays William Darcie.

 So, that's my fabulous story and why I love to cosplay!

How to Pack Your Bag for a Convention

I love my experiences cosplaying at conventions. For those of you who don't know what that means: Cosplay = costume play; Conventions = anime conventions, comic cons, etc.

Conventions take place in HUGE venues. The tickets can be expensive, the travel can be expensive, the housing can be expensive and so can everything else involved. I spend months preparing my costumes, so when I finally get to the convention (which I LOVE!!!) I certainly don't want the whole thing to get ruined because I didn't bring the right stuff with me. And, I don't want YOUR convention experience to be ruined because YOU didn't know what to bring with you to the convention floor. So, I've made this tutorial for you.

What do you bring to conventions? Did I leave anything out?

Here's a picture of me as K8 heading out the door to go to Stan Lee's Comikaze
My bag is packed and I'm ready to go.

 Here's a picture of someone taking my picture at Anime Expo 2013. Can you see my bag over on the side. It was super easy to just set it down so my picture could be taken. And with this costume, I surely needed everything in my bag to keep it together for all three days of the convention.

Halloween Madness

How do you possibly decide what to wear for Halloween when there are so many of you? Here is a 2-part Halloween costume episode. Hope you get some great candy!

Part 1 

 Part 2

Of course, Brucy has to show off. What do you think? Do you like his costume?

The video that started it all

A years ago, I got this idea to do a parody video of "Call Me Maybe" with some of my characters. After that, the characters just kind of took over my life. It's been a fun ride. Thanks to all my fans for a great year.

Bowling with VGHS

Went bowling at Universal Studios Hollywood with FreddieW and some of the cast and fans of the hit web series Video Game High School. 

I didn't do so well on my bowling score, but I surely had a great time. Lots of people from set and good conversation with Freddie. He's such a down to earth guy. Can't wait for Season 3!

Handsome bro, Jedi, FreddieW and me. A thumbs up for VGHS and bowling!

Visit to Legacy Effects - AWESOME!

I had the privilege of receiving a tour of Legacy Effects by Ken Cornett (master model builder). Legacy Effects are the artists that created the Iron Man suit, the Real Steel robots and this contraption from Avatar. They also built the Giant Robot that Wired took to Comic Con 2013. Yep, the video that went viral. We also got to chat with the man inside the robot - Bruce D. Mitchell - while he was working on a new piece of art. Super talented and very nice guy.What an amazing experience.

Jedi Brunoehler, Ken Cornett and Madison Brunoehler with Avatar Amp Suit at Legacy Effects.

The world's only Knitting Rap

Quite excited to be able to show everyone the world's first and only freestyle rap about the subject of Knitting. With a special thanks and intro by Madi2theMax's Martha.

The Martha's Knitting Rap section of this video was produced by
Produced, shot and edited by Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir.

Vote for Madi aka Martha

Martha's Knittin' Rap is currently in competition on This wonderful video was produced by Directed, filmed and edited by Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir. Written by Steve Brunoehler and acted by ME (well, the me that is my British character, Martha.) Oh, yes, and inspired by my long line of knitting kinfolk. Please vote for my video at

Martha on set with fabulous Dolce Films

So, if you want to have a sweet day, then figure out how to work with the incredible, amazingly talented and creative team that is Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir of Dolce Films.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you exactly what we were shooting today, but I will tell you that it was "Martha" on set and she was doing something pretty unexpected.

Stay tuned for more info.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The age old question - What do you want to be when you grow up? - big question with lots of answers... some are a surprise.

"Don Jon" is opening in 1 month

Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted this picture to his facebook page today. Yep, that's me right next to the "1" having a great time on the set of "Don Jon." Just so you know, Joseph (just regular Joe as he likes to be called) is one of the most incredible, gracious, hardworking stars I have ever had the privilege of working a 14 hour day with.

Video Game High School - Just a couple of bunnies

Here I am with my bunny ears, sitting on the lap of Harley Morenstein, of Epic Meal Time, dressed in a bunny suit. What??
The answer is quite obvious when you watch Episode 5 of Video Game High School.

M3rry L33tmas!

The Truth About Fairytales

Sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone and tell it like it is. The truth about fairytales.

Did we meet at The Geekie Awards?

Had soooo much fun at The Geekie Awards. Met the coolest people. Saw some old friends. Saw Stan Lee give a great speech to the nerd and geekie world he has spawned. Priceless. Oh, right... did I mention that I went as K8?
The Geekie Awards and the Geeks with K8.
Loving all the great people and experiences at The First Annual Geekie Awards with Andre Meadows aka The Black Nerd, Megan Westerby and Marissa Zaenger of Collective Digital Studio, The Winner Twins, Keahu Kahuanui of Teen Wolf, R2D2, FilmBreak and Dr. Kevin Grazier (yep, the science adviser for Battlestar Gallatica) .

Ender's Game and K8

I'm pretty sure that K8 would consider this information "classified" but here is her International Fleet ID card.
Here is another shot of K8 in front of the entrance to the battleroom of Ender's Game. What IS she doing there? You never know with K8.

#EndersGame #awesome #geekingout

Martha's story (a two part episode)

Here is Martha's story. What is the truth? Who is Poppy? What does this have to do with Loki?

Because I am feeling kind, I am posting Part 1 and Part 2 in this post. Enjoy!

VGHS Season 2 Cast Party

I had the honor and privilege of attending the Video Game High School Season 2 cast party. This was one of the best parties that I have been to in my life. They served chocolate milk shots!! There was no blinding lights or pounding music. We could actually talk to one another - and we all had a lot to say.

There were games - DDR, Packman, Skeeball, Asteroids, etc. A fabulous red carpet (see picture) and, best of all, the premiere of Episode 1 of VGHS Season 2. So great! So funny. So Freddie. LOVE IT!!

Episode 1 officially premieres on July 25th on See how many times you can spot me.

I love the red carpet.
Kevin Comerford (aka King Extra), Brandon Laatsch (co-founder Freddie W YouTube Channel) and me (Queen Extra).

K8 goes to ComicCon 2013

Soooooo amazing! ComicCon 2013 (yes, where Loki was in Hall H) was even more incredible and massive than I imagined. K8 went as the representative of all the Madi2theMax family. Here is a picture of K8 with her distant cousin, Fred, the 9 foot 9 inch giant mechanical comic con robot created by WIRED.

K8's cousin smooths her hair at Comic Con 2013 so she will look good in this picture.

Did we meet at Anime Expo 2013?

Hi, hi, hi! I'm loving hanging out at my favorite place - the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AX13 is awesome! If we met at the convention and you are checking out my website for the first time - WELCOME!! I hope you will check out my videos on my video link and subscribe and comment. Also check out my facebook page and like it. More pictures and lots of funny videos to come! Gotta run... lots more panels today.

Do you believe in aliens?

Such a big question. So many different views. Who do you think is right?

Winner for Best Web Series Acting

How exciting. I was awarded Winner for Best Web Series Acting at the Filmmakers for a Better World Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

Here I am with the fabulous creative team of Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett of Dolce Films. What a great night!

Vote for Madi

"Al Fine" premiere

Here's a picture of me up on stage, with some of the cast and crew, at the premiere of Aleigh O'Sullivan's new music video, "Al Fine" at S.I.R. Studios. I love working with Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett of Dolce Films and Koura. Thanks guys. I always have a great experience working with you all.

Oh yeah... the music video is insanely beautiful! It is one of the short films that will be shown at the Artists for a Better World Film Festival (along with one episode of Madi2theMax.) See you all on Sunday!!

TV shows? What do you watch?

Wow! People surely have different opinions about TV shows. What do you think is Lucy's favorite show?

Vote for me in the Geek & Sundry Vlog Competition

That's right, folks. My "Teen Wolf" review Vlog is a contender in the Geek & Sundry Vlog Competition.

When I win one of the coveted 10 spots, I will get mentoring from the best in the industry and get lots of new viewers. Hooray!

So, would you like to help me? It's sooooooo easy. Just go to:

You will see my video ... smile!

You don't have to register or anything. Just click on the VOTE button on the top right hand side of my video. That's it.

Now, do the same thing for 7 days. (You can vote once a day from June 20 to June 27.)

So, thank you sooooo much for helping. Thank you sooooo much for watching my videos.

Big hug!!!


We're* in a film festival!!

So excited! Madi2theMax has been chosen to be one of the shorts in the Artists for a Better World Film Festival in Hollywood, California!

I am so very humbled to be part of this festival with so many super talented film makers.

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I hope that you will be able to attend.

OMG! What will I wear?

*We're = Zat, K8, Lucy, Sucy, Brucy, Ramona, Martha and Madi

Cats and Dogs - are they the same?

A cat and a dog living in the same home. Do they view the world the same?

Brits versus Yanks

We get to know Martha's back story. Makes me like her even more.

The Hollow Chronicles II - Award Winner

The Hollow Chronicles II, directed by the super-talented Kaleigh Kalaini of Queenadreams Productions won Best in Mixed Media at the Youthfest! Films International Family Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. I'm so pleased to be part of this project.

Had a great time at the festival. Lots of red carpet pictures.

The Cast of The Hollow Chronicles on the Red Carpet at Youthfest! Films: (left to right) Summer Kalaini, Madison Brunoehler, Keiligh Kalaini, Ron Burch, and Jack Seavor McDonald

And then there was Sucy - Episode 8

Family can be difficult, but when it comes to Lucy's family things tend to get interesting.

Backdrops - Episode 7

Sometimes when things are the same for too long a person has to come along and change things. Lucy is just such a person.

America's Got Talent

Oh boy, America surely does have talent. Went to a taping of America's Got Talent at the beautiful Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Some day I'll be one of the judges. Hmmmmm, I think Ramona would be a great judge, don't you?

The Many Functions of Friends - Episode 6

When you try and prover your usefulness to your friends you tend to come up with some pretty outrages things. K8 however just might come up this the most outrages of them all in her attempt to get friends.

Who is your Role Model? - Episode 5

It can be really hard to pick a role model for someone with so may different sides :)

Davina Leone music video "Up All Night"

Davina Leone music video "Up all night" is finally out. She was so nice and it was really cool to work on this... no, literally it was freezing, I can't believe she didn't freeze to death in the outfit she was wearing.

Meet Ramona Bluebonnet

Lucy and Zat get surprised by a new guest, Ramona Bluebonnet. She teaches them a few new tricks about fashion.

Is it Harley or Harvey?

This is Jimmy Stewart and Harvey.

This is Madison and Harley.

*Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time YouTube fame. No, he didn't smell like bacon. Yes, he is a BIG and scarey man. But I am told he is actually just a teddy bear. Hmmm. He looked like a rabbit to me.

Lucy and Zat talk Easter

Lucy has an unusual view of Easter.

Freddie W Rocks!!

Here I am with the fabulous Freddie Wong after a LONG day on set of Video Game High School Season 2. I've always thought that Freddie W was the best for making such funny special effects videos but the fact that he made behind the scenes and how-to special effects tutorial vids to teach the world how it was all done made him - ok, kind of a hero to the nerds of the world. So, I am super happy to have my smiling face next to his. Thanks Freddie. You are creating a great game for artists around the world. I am honored to know you.


I've got wicked Driving Skills

I'm so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn the life saving driving skills taught at the Ford Driving Skills class. I got to make a very powerful Mustang skid at will (just like the stunt drivers) and I also learned how to save my own life should I ever find myself in an out-of-control car. Yep. Great day. Thanks Ford!

Video Game High School Awesomeness!!!

Jimmy Wong and Madi2theMax - great combo
The BEST hat in town!
I had sooooooooo much fun filming with the remarkable cast and crew of Video Game High School Season 2!! OK, I actually arrived an HOUR EARLY to set (hey, I was afraid I was going to get stuck in rush "hour" traffic, so I gave myself a lot of time. The moment I stepped onto the YouTube Production Studio Space, I was totally thrilled. I've been on a lot of sets and this one just vibrated with energy and happiness. It was unbelievably creative. I want to live there!!

I met so many great people, including Freddie Wong himself and his super funny and talented  brother, Jimmy Wong.

I'll keep you posted on more of my adventures with this hot, hot web series. Til then, here are some fun pictures.

Hey, make sure that you go to my YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE so that you can keep up to date on Madi2theMax!

Lucy and Goth talk Twilight

Hey guys and gals. Here is my latest video on Madi2theMax. Subscribe, comment, like!!

I'm going on Video Game High School

Eeeeeeeeek! I'm so excited. I'm going to be part of Season 2 of Video Game High School. I LOVE Freddie W and can't wait to play on set with all the fabulous people involved in this web series. If you don't know anything about VGHS, check out episode 1. You'll get hooked. Also, just in case you don't know, Freddie W has made the coolest, most helpful after effects tutorials. You can learn so much from Freddie. You can also go to Six Flags Great Adventure with him and ride the roller coasters.

I LOVE getting my picture taken.

In the studio with George DeLoache.

Anime Chick Freezes Pudding

Oh gosh! So much fun making this video. You gotta love the Anime Chick. Not sure what she will do next. Like her video on my YouTube Channel. Subscribe!

The ultimate Ramona headshot

The true essence of Ramona

I simply LOVE this photo of my character, Ramona Bluebonnet. George DeLoache Photography completely captured the real Ramona. As Ramona would say, "OMG! George you are FABULOUS!"

Up All Night with Davina Leone

Gosh, had a great time up all night (both the name of the music video AND what we actually did) with Davina Leone. Shot the music video in this gorgeous Beverly Hills Mansion. It was freezing and the wind was blowing, but we all acted like it was just a lovely evening in the hills. So, Davina was super nice and we had a great time. Look for her to become a rising star.
So, this is the mansion where we shot the video. Doesn't this just seem like I should live here?
Me and the lovely Davina Leone.

I cut my hair

Yep, I cut my hair. Yes, it was down to my waist. Yes, many people thought I was crazy to cut it, but I wanted something really new. So, I went to the best hair stylist in the world, Michael Lanza, and got the most amazing hair style. It is sooooo Madi2theMax! Here are the before and after shots:

As I did the last time I cut off this much hair, I donated my long tresses to Locks of Love a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. I'm glad to know that my hair is going to help someone.

Call All of Us Maybe

I had a blast making this parody music video. I hope that you like it too.

If you love these characters but feel that the end was just too dramatic for you, then check out this alternate ending. (Don't miss the curtain call.)