We 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!
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.
When 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.
I’m definitely holding on to these last days of August and taking advantage of any occasion to wear shorts, sandals, and short sleeves. The end of summer also means the end of BBQs and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had enough! Since Labor Day weekend is just about to cap off the end of summer, I decided to plan ahead and figure out a cute, but geeky “BBQ ready” outfit. This alien Brady Bunch tee is definitely a great conversation piece since it features some of my favorite aliens from the original Star Trek series. Who could forget the alien decoy, Balok, or the lizard guy from one of my favorite episodes, “Arena”? Anyways, I hope you (and your alien friends) all have a great long weekend full of food and fun!
It’s back to school season and even though I am long beyond ever going back to school, today I felt like a kid again in my Disney tee, jeans, and sneakers. I don’t often wear Mickey stuff outside of Disneyland, but I loved the design on this one so much that I made an exception. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that a lot of the women’s apparel at the Disney parks could use a bit of a makeover – in fact, even for this tee, I decided to remove the polka dot pocket because I thought it was a little too much. No matter how much I love being there, I’ve always felt that much of their women’s clothing could use a bit of sprucing up for the contemporary Disney fan girl. What do you think?
Hopefully by now you’ve all seen the Rogue One trailer and liked it as much as I did. I can’t wait for this movie to come out, especially because it’s the first standalone movie and not a direct prequel or sequel of any of the other films. It’s pretty crazy to think that there will be a new Star Wars movie out every single year until 2020 and on top of that a new Star Wars Land opening up at Disneyland! And here’s a tip – if you look closely while riding Thunder Mountain, you can actually see some of the construction going on for it! But back to Rogue One.. Continue reading
Today’s look is brought to you all the way from the Ice Kingdom! The Ice King is one of the more interesting characters in Adventure Time and you can’t help but like him and at the same time feel bad for and sometimes grossed out by him. Plus his back story with Marceline just gets me every time. :( This was another fun top I picked up from the We Love Fine booth at SDCC (now available on their website) and I thought they did a great job turning the Ice King and Gunther into a fun Hawaiian print. I’m going from work to weekend in today’s post and honestly love both looks. Which one is your favorite?