I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but I’m always in the mood to make things during this time. Sure, I work on cosplay throughout a lot of the year, but once Halloween is over, I tend to take a long break from costume making and focus on other crafts, whether they are Haunted Mansion inspired wreaths or Gingerbread AT-ATs. Today’s project came about after realizing I had too many clothes and too many black pullovers. I suddenly had the idea to turn my plain black sweatshirt into something more geeky and festive for the holidays and thus the Stormtrooper Christmas sweater was born!
Ever since I found this Hoth inspired “ugly Christmas sweater”, I haven’t been able to stop wearing it. My favorite Star Wars vehicle just happens to be an AT-AT and after some confusion as to why there was an AT-ST on the sweater, I later found out that they do in fact make a brief appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. So in the end, all was right in the Star Wars world and I was once again content with my new Christmas sweater. I am finding as many excuses as I can to wear this as much as possible this season, which includes at least one holiday party where I’ll be wearing this outfit. There may be a lot going on from top to bottom, but I figure with the holidays, people will understand. :)
Perhaps I’ve been in the mood to wear preppy, uniform inspired clothing lately, but with Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to also share this amazing R2D2 tie that I picked up on my last trip to Disneyland. I knew I had to buy this (if not for my husband, then for myself) probably because I rarely see these type of accessories. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars fan (guy or girl), then this might just be it. As for how to wear it? For the girls, forget about wearing this with a collared shirt and just go casual over a tee! And for the guys, pair it with your favorite Star Wars cuff links. Happy gift giving!
They’re calling it “Stormaggedon” or as people in Florida call it, “just a typical rainy season”. If you happen to be in California or even the Bay Area, you are probably experiencing part of today’s mad and stormy weather. Lucky for me, I picked a good day to take these photos before the storm hit! Not only is Jake’s cute face plastered on this cute Mighty Fine top, it’s also… wait for it… reversible! On the flip side, you will happily find Fiona and Cake joined with Finn and Jake, fighting their way to justice! Now that’s what I call raining cats and dogs!
As you might remember, last month I participated in the Geek Fashion Show at Comikaze, which is still one of the most memorable things I have ever done at a convention. From that fashion show, I met so many cool people and of course was exposed to lots of geek fashion – some old and some new! One of the pieces that really stuck with me was 1138 Clothing’s Harry Potter inspired look. The feminine skirt with the ultra cute kitty cloak was just calling to me and I quickly went on a mission to acquire these pieces! Linda at 1138 Clothing whipped up a custom grey skirt for me and was so kind enough to let me borrow her cloak (which I now must own) and with that, I couldn’t help but post not one, but two outfits for today’s post!
All I wanted to wear in the early/mid ’90s was plaid. I remember wearing giant flannel shirts all the time, especially ones my dad had gotten from Eddie Bauer – those were my favorites! Flannel always seems to make it’s way around again when the weather gets cold and a plaid flannel is a great piece to wear over any old t-shirt, especially when you’re tired of wearing a cardigan! It definitely has a more rocker/lumberjack vibe so make sure you balance out the rest of the outfit. Be sure to scroll down for some great plaid flannel options!
Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! Besides another attempt to conquer turkey making, and playing video games till I dropped, I had a very relaxing break and it was just what I needed to get into the holiday spirit. Of course no Thanksgiving weekend is complete until Cyber Monday is over so let’s get on with the deals!