Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized that you’re unintentionally cosplaying? Well, the other day I had one of those moments. I was wearing my favorite striped dress and decided I needed a light jacket to wear over it. Fall is all about layering so I put on an army shirt with a light hoodie underneath. I was halfway through my day when I suddenly realized who I resembled – Ramona Flowers. Granted, Ramona Flowers has SO many looks in not only the comic and the movie, but something about my outfit totally reminded me of her or even a version of a cosplay that I had seen before. Perhaps it was a combination of the blue hair, the military shirt over a hoodie, the stripes, or the stars on my bag, but I’m sure deep down I was ready to save the world.
Happy October!! It’s officially time for pumpkin flavored treats, ghoulish attire, and of course costumes! But hey, it’s not like I really need an excuse for any of those things the rest of the year, right? Not only do I love all the fun stuff that goes on during this time of year, but I also love the fact that Halloween themed fabrics and clothes are so readily available! I just picked up this adorably fun top from Modcloth and I don’t think I’ve never seen a skull look any cuter than on the collar of this top. Be sure to check out all the other great spooktacular items on their site and stock up while you can!
I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture ever since I can remember – from cosplay to lolita fashion, the Harajuku to Shibuya districts, Japanese toys and goodies, and of course all things cute. One of my first obsessions with Japanese culture came from Sailor Moon. I remember it clearly – my parents had gone on a trip to Japan and my dad brought me back one of these book “guides” to Sailor Moon when it must have been on TV in Japan. I had never even watched or heard of this show, but I poured over the material inside the book like I was studying it. Inside was all sorts of cool artwork, screenshots from TV episodes, character descriptions, and basically everything you wanted to know about that season. Of course I couldn’t read a single word of it because it was in Japanese, but regardless, Continue reading
My posts may always seem like sunshine and rainbows, but I assure you that it’s not always that way. The last couple of weeks have been a bit rough to say the least – multiple doctor appointments plus some annual exams to make sure I’m still in remission, which definitely put me on an emotional roller coaster. Surviving cancer is a triumphant thing, but people often forget once you’ve survived, it’s never really the end. It’s really just a journey where often times the first couple years are still filled with doctor appointments, blood draws, and constant check ups. You think a lot about the percentages, making it to your yearly milestone, and worries about things that may potentially cause a recurrence. I still have my days where I feel sorry for myself and wish my life wasn’t the way it is, but I also have days where I feel great and just want to be a rainbow. Continue reading
Happy Force Friday! I am actually extremely proud of myself because believe it or not, I did not buy one thing for Force Friday. The only thing I got was actually this very cool tee that Toys R Us was giving away at midnight! It probably helped that I spent last night cleaning my garage for 3 hours and organizing close to 5 giant tupperware bins of old Star Wars toys. Cleaning can definitely make you realize Continue reading
Hopefully everyone got to pause for at least a few minutes for Monday’s eclipse because it was definitely a site to see! As a former astronomy nerd who used to keep posters of the solar system and star charts on my bedroom walls, this will definitely go down as a very memorable event. Even though California was only about 80% dark, it was still pretty awesome getting to witness this natural phenomenon of our universe. Seeing stuff like this definitely makes you appreciate the universe just a little bit more and makes you realize just how small we are, doesn’t it? In celebration of such an big event, I thought it was the perfect time to wear my galaxy print shirt, complete with this minty pastel circle skirt that I made (link to tutorial below). I am basically obsessed with anything printed with stars, moons, and the like so this shirt was right up my alley. Now we only have to wait another 28 years for the next full solar eclipse of 2045!!
When it comes to buying stuff at cons, especially San Diego Comic-Con, it’s all about lots of swag, exclusives, and cool merch, right?? Wrong!! For someone who already has way too much stuff and is constantly trying to declutter (keyword being “trying”), shopping at cons is such a challenge for me. As a collector, I want everything! But on the other hand, I’m trying to only buy stuff I really really love (suggests Mari Kondo). Even though I am a victim of having way too many geeky shirts, I did happen to pick up a few good ones at SDCC this year – one of my favorites being this trash panda one reminiscent of Nirvana’s classic smiley face band shirt. It definitely screams ’90s to me and of course any excuse to go ’90s grunge is a good one to me.