If you’ve ever thought about the uniforms of the Imperial Officers in the Star Wars universe (because who hasn’t), you might not be surprised to find out their designs were based on the uniforms worn by the Nazis (thanks to my friend Betty for this useful trivia!) This sometimes all black and intimidating uniform was the first thing I thought of when I got a hold of this amazing long sleeve faux leather dress. With clean lines and a futuristic cut, this is an easy day to night dress that works especially well in the colder seasons. This dress will definitely command attention, even from the dark side.
I may have been sick the entire weekend of Comikaze, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time there. Cosplaying as Rocket Raccoon was probably just the motivation I needed to get my sick butt out of bed and put on a costume. And even though I couldn’t eat all day and was sniffling like crazy, I had so much fun being a bad ass not-so-furry hero with a big ass gun. I probably stopped every Guardians of the Galaxy character I saw to take a photo with them (big thanks to Betty and Crystal for being my “handlers” and helping me out when needed), but one of my favorite things was letting little kids hold my giant gun. I really wish I had gotten more photos of those moments, but at least I captured a few. On top of taking a ton of photos and checking out all the costumes, I had a great time browsing the booths, attending panels, and chatting with friends, old and new.
Today’s post may look like a typical outfit post (which it partially is), but I also wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Geek Fashion Panel that I had the pleasure of speaking on at Comikaze 2014. With all the different type of geek fashion bloggers and geek clothing designers on the panel, we had a great time discussing all sorts of topics – what we’d like to see for the future of geek fashion, what our personal geek fashion style is, and even how we decide if we’re going to purchase a piece a piece of geek clothing? We definitely touched on things I rarely thought about such as “knock off” pieces and knowing if you’re buying an original design versus a copy cat. I was even surprised to find
It’s been almost 4 days since I got back from Comikaze and I finally feel like I have enough energy to write a recap about the awesome time I had at the con. With all the prep work and personal stress I was going through the week before Comikze, I wasn’t surprised that by Friday night, I started feeling under the weather (luckily this was after the Geek Fashion Show). By Saturday morning, I definitely had a cold and have no idea how I managed to make it through the entire weekend in cosplay. I guess what motivated me in the end was how much hard work I put into my costume and I wasn’t going to let a stupid cold stop me from wearing it! With some good makeup and a smile, I somehow mustered enough energy to walk in the Geek Fashion show, do a panel, hang out with people, and pose for pictures. Whew!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably figured out by now what my next cosplay is. I’m super excited to be debuting Rocket Raccoon from The Guardians of the Galaxy movie this weekend at Comikaze and can’t wait to run into other space scoundrels from the GOTG universe! Continue reading
With Halloween only a day away, it may be a little too late to plan an elaborate costume, but that’s where I’m here to help! There are tons of ways to make pseudo costumes -Disney bounding anyone? And this WeLoveFine Princess Leia dress is just another simple way to get the gist of the character across. With a white dress, white boots, and maybe a brown cap with buns, you could easily pull off a “Star Wars bound” look! Also, American Apparel always has a ton of great ideas with their simple pieces. Good luck and Happy Halloween!
Today’s outfit reminds me of my sophomore year English teacher who used to dress like she was always in the ’70s – bell bottoms, lace, bell sleeves, and lots of crochet! I’m usually not one for jumpsuits or one piece outfits, but I love the unique crochet detail on this piece and how it seamlessly flows into the shorts portion of the onesie. With the right accessories, this could even be considered the outfit for the modern witch, don’t you think? Happy Halloween!