Everyday Cosplay – Honey Lemon! <3

Everyday Cosplay Honey Lemon - Big Hero 6It’s always a little extra stressful, but exciting this time of year, as SDCC is right around the corner! There’s the anticipation of getting into panels (Hall H anyone?), buying exclusives, finishing up cosplay or in my case, finishing up my garment for the Her Universe Geek Couture Fashion Show. And on top of all of that, I still have to figure out what to wear! If you’re a little stuck like I always am on what to wear, my friends at Set To Stunning are doing a special series on being “SDCChic” so check it out! While I’m still figuring out what to wear myself to SDCC, I wanted to post another “everyday cosplay” look that you may have seen me wear on my Nerdist episode the other month. Since I had spent quite some time photoshopping Honey Lemon’s periodic table to make her bag, I figured why not also print it onto a shirt? I’ve actually gotten a few requests to maybe sell this tank top, so stay tuned! There may be a “stylish geek” Etsy store coming soon! With the rise in geek fashion, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of everyday cosplay at SDCC this year. What are YOU going to wear?

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Minty Fresh

Stormtrooper floral tank and flowy skirt

Happy Friday!! I know what you’re thinking. “Another floral outfit??” Well, I’m not just talking about your typical floral dress here. I’ve been seeing a lot of creative floral tops (with stripes for example) and this Stormtrooper tank from Fifth Sun is yet another fun spin on the use of florals. It’s also  girly, fun, and perfect with a flowy pastel colored skirt. Wear it on a hot summer day or even pair it with a blazer or moto jacket for a nighttime look!

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Conservative Crop

Floral Crop Top and Maxi Skirt

I’ve been in a very floral mood lately and picking up a lot of fun pieces along the way. I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with crop tops. For one thing, I’m not 16 anymore, so it’s not exactly a piece I can wear every day to work. However, I love the way it looks, especially with the right pieces such as a high waisted skirt or shorts, or even a maxi skirt. Every time I’m shopping, I have to resist buying them because I know they aren’t practical yet at the same time, the fashion addict in me wants more! First world problems, right? In today’s outfit, I’m doing my best to wear a crop top while still trying to keep it more on the conservative side. I mean, if you think about it, how much skin are you actually showing in this kind of outfit? Barely any! What do you think about crop tops? Loving the trend or resisting the temptation?

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Stay on Target

Target Floral print skater dress

Fashion can be super exciting – when you find something that fits like a glove, or that exact fan shirt you’ve been searching forever for, or even better, when that item is at an awesome price! I may love fashion, but I’m definitely not a fashion snob. Brand or no brand, I’ve grown to love all sorts of clothing. There are plenty of times when cheaper items I’ve purchased held up just as well as some of my designer items, which just goes to show that quality is everything. 10 years ago, I would have never imagined buying anything fashionable at Target, but they have really stepped up their fashion game with partnerships with big names like Jason Wu and Phillip Lim. I recently found this $12 dress at Target and not only does it fit and feel great, but I especially love the faded flower print. It’s one of those easy “throw on” dresses and is surprisingly becoming one of my go-to pieces this summer. Have you guys ever found any “surprising” pieces like this? I’d love to hear your stories!

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Cooler on the Other Side

Silk Peplum Top and Striped Shorts Outfit

It’s been a crazy week of weather here in the Bay Area with a heat wave, followed by rain, and then followed by another heat wave! With all this hot weather, there’s only one thing on my mind and that’s to keep cool. Deciding that I needed to expand my shorts collection beyond just denim cut offs, I recently found this clean cut pair of striped shorts that I thought would go perfect with a peplum top, especially this light weight silk one. I know this isn’t a very “geeky” outfit per say, but that goes back to my last blog post about there needing to be more nice geeky clothing! Anyhow, with all of this black and white going on, I couldn’t help but throw in a few Star Wars accessories such as this Star Wars ring I picked up from Celebration and this vintage Darth Vader Watch! Happy Friday and stay cool out there!

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Red 5… Standing By

Her Universe X-Wing Embroidered Cardigan Sweater with 1138 Circle SkirtI wore my Warriors T-shirt to work yesterday (Go Warriors!) and someone said to me, “Wow! No Star Wars or comic shirt today?”. I was a bit surprised and thought, “Wow, do I really wear that much geeky stuff?” Don’t get me wrong – I definitely have a lot of geeky shirts, but I do wear non-geeky stuff too! Sometimes a girl needs a good blouse or dress, you know? Which also got me into thinking how unavailable “nice” geeky clothing is for women who do want more than just a T-shirt. Even with the growth of geeky clothing, it’s still pretty rare to find professional looking geeky pieces.  Continue reading

Everyday Cosplay: Asajj Ventress

Everyday Cosplay - Asajj Ventress

I know, I know. Not her lightsaber. This Darth Maul one will have to do.

Now that my episode of Adventure People is live and out in the wild, I can finally share with you the outfit that I was creating during the day of filming! I only recently started watching The Clone Wars and am seriously loving it. This show constantly amazes me with it’s high quality animation, voice acting, and production and I’m really sad that it’s not even airing anymore! One of the most interesting characters to me is Asajj Ventress, especially considering she was a concept villain for the Star Wars prequels, but never made it in. I love the design of her character and immediately wanted to cosplay as her. However, there is one big factor in that she’s bald! The easy solution would be a bald cap, but I have a TON of hair and could probably not even pull off a smooth bald cap. Sigh!! So I did the next best thing, which was creating an “everyday cosplay” outfit themed around her character. I decided to go with her look from season 1 where she has a cut out opening in her top and went from there. Let me know what you think of the final look!

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