Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Black Lace Dress with BootsWith Stan Lee Comic Con just around the corner and me being in “cosplay mode“, it just dawned on me over the weekend how close Halloween is! Not that I need an excuse to wear black, but I was definitely in the mood to pull out some black lace, black boots, and black knee highs. But to be honest, the real reason I wore this outfit was really to go with my bat print nails!! I’ve been using Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps for a couple years now and they have really become my go-to brand for nail art, given that these are nail stickers and much less toxic than nail polish, last way longer, and are mistake-free. Of course they have tons of great nerdy prints to choose from, but the best thing about these particular bat print wraps are that they glow in the dark!! Yes, you heard that right. How cool is that?? Halloween may be around the corner, but I know for a fact that I’ll be wearing these all year round!

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Cosplay for a Cure 2016

When life gives you lemons, you cosplay! I started selling cosplay prints last year after being diagnosed and am going to continue the tradition of opening my store for the rest of this month. This year, all sales will go to the National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative as I was personally inspired by this post and wanted to help out. I will personally match all sales I get this month and on top of that, all prints are buy 2, get one free! Also, as I’m still adding some new prints, so please let me know what other prints you might like to see!

Holy Shoulders, Batman!

Bat Print Skirt OutfitI guess I’m a little late to the party, but it’s officially October!! If you ask cosplayers how they feel about October and Halloween, I know a lot of them say it’s no big deal and that “every day is Halloween to a cosplayer”. However, I feel the exact opposite and still love October, love Halloween, and love the whole vibe around the start of fall. Sure, I don’t do anything big in terms of costumes for Halloween, but handing out candy to kids, decorating our house, and carving crazy pumpkins are still some of my favorite fall activities. And so, I’m officially kicking off this month with this appropriate bat skirt (and cute matching necklace from Loot Wear)! And for the rest of the cosplayers out there, how do you guys feel about Halloween?

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Derping in Space


Happy Friday (and Happy Force Friday while we’re at it!). It’s been a long stressful week for me and I’m so glad to end this week chilling out with my corgis in space shirt. As you know, I love corgis (duh) and it’s kinda of cool how popular they have become over the past 10 years – to the point where I found this shirt at Hot Topic of all places! This shirt has not one, but five corgis! And they’re in all shapes, sizes, and derp levels! So if you or a friend has a corgi, you may have just found the perfect item for your corgi lover. It’s definitely one of the weirdest and coolest corgi things I own (other than these Royal Corgi souvenirs from Buckingham Palace) and I only expect my collection to grow! :D

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Santa Clara City Library Comic Con!

sclibraryccWe all know that cons can range from super big like SDCC to super small and everything in between. With all the hype over mega comic cons these days, there’s times where I do miss the small cons I used to go to as a kid – where the content was good, the crowds were minimal, and the fans were all there for the same reasons. Well, this Saturday, I’ll have the opportunity to attend one of those small cons as a cosplay guest at the Santa Clara City Library Comic Con! Yes, you heard it right – this is a library comic con and I’m super excited since it will be really kid friendly, has some top notch panels and guests (like Executive Producer Dave Filoni from Avatar, Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels!), and did I mention tickets are free?? I’ll be wandering around and catching Pokemon as Honey Lemon, so please come say hi!

Good Motivators

Star Wars Droids Black White Dress

It’s crazy to think that exactly one year ago, my world was turned upside-down when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s still hard to even type that out today – in fact, sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago that I was dealing with all that stress. I was in total disbelief, felt so overwhelmed, and had no idea how I was going to take this on. Well, as you can see, I made it out A-OK and learned a lot about myself – one of the biggest things being that I am much stronger than I realize. I think that’s one thing that a lot of survivors will tell you – that this disease F’ing sucks and going through it is no piece of cake, but in the end, you come out so much mentally stronger than you were before.

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In the Name of the Moon

SailorSkirt_ComboWhen it comes to female fans, you really cannot pinpoint one type of fangirl. Some love only Star Wars, some love only comics, others are hardcore gamers. But there’s one fandom that I’ve found that so many women do have in common and that’s Sailor Moon. I think most girls experience Sailor Moon in some shape or form while growing up – for me, that came in the form of Japanese art books that my dad would buy for me overseas. I poured through those books, devouring the beautiful drawings while trying to figure out who was who, what these stories were about, and how I could get my hands on more Sailor Moon! Eventually the show appeared on American television and even though the dubbing on the episodes drove me nuts, I still enjoyed every cheesy line and every dramatic transformation. There’s definitely something special about the characters and the show and it’s no surprise to me that after all these years, Sailor Moon is still as big as it is.

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