The Stylish Geek + The Geek Speak Show!

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Henry from The Geek Speak Show and discuss the upcoming panel that I’ll be in this weekend at Wondercon - The Battle For Multicultural Heroes. Check out my interview below! For the full podcast (“The Warm-up to Wondercon 2014″, listen to it here). It’s going to be a great discussion with Tony Kim (Crazy4ComicCon), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), and clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask) so hope to see you there!

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Maxi’d Out

free people andrina maxi dress and unpossible star wars imperial necklace

It’s been a while since I last felt the rush of getting a new cosplay done in time for a con and this week has been one of those weeks. With me trying to find time to work on my cosplay (while my deliveries go missing) and at the same time dealing with SDCC hotel madness, it’s no wonder that by Friday, I’m pretty wiped out and just want to curl up with my controller and Dark Souls. With little energy left to put into an outfit, today’s outfit embodies the simplicity and laziness of a Friday with this Free People maxi dress. And now I’m off to bury myself in lots of cosplay making craziness! Have a great (and productive) weekend!

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Feeling Wonderful

Wonder Woman shirt outfit

Ah, Wonder Woman. One of my favorite heroines, but one I will probably never cosplay. Sure, I could be a lanky version of this Amazonian princess, but I think I’m more suited for Wonder Girl to be honest, which I’m especially fond of after buying the Lauren Faust designed Super Best Friends figurines last year at SDCC. You may not see me in a Wonder Woman cosplay anytime soon, but in the meantime, this shirt will have to do. Today I’m wearing it with some tribal shorts, which I think is pretty fitting, given her origins – don’t you think? And luckily Wonder Woman is iconic enough that you should have no problem finding a shirt to suit your own personal style. Have a WONDERful day!

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Over the Moon

Wolf Moon Sweatshirt Outfit

It may be the rainy weather or the fact that I was just passed out and sick for days, but there’s something about a comfy sweatshirt that just makes me feel good. On top of that, this sweatshirt is very Bret McKenzie a la Flight of the Conchords, making it 20% cooler. ;) If you were a fan of the show like I was, Bret was almost always wearing a shirt, sweatshirt, or jumper with an animal on it and I think he would have approved of this one. Happy Friday, people!

“You’re a bad egg!” – Murray, Flight of the Conchords

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Wondercon 2014 – Panel Announcement!

Wondercon 2014

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but unfortunately I’ve been sick all week. :( However, now that the Wondercon schedule has been released, I had to write a quick post since I am super excited (and very nervous) to announce that I will be participating in my very first panel at Wondercon this year, titled “The Battle for Multicultural Heroes”!! Join me and fellow panelists Tony Kim (Crazy4ComicCon), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), and clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask)  as we talk about what it means for us as as a group of multicultural geeks.  Panel starts at 10:30AM on Saturday so hope to see you there!

Battle for Multicultural Heroes Panel - Wondercon 2014

Cosplay Tutorial: Empire Strikes Back Bespin Han Solo Costume

Female Han Solo Empire Strikes Back

[Photo taken at the San Jose Tech Museum: Where Science Meets Imagination Star Wars exhibit]

To be honest, the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind to make another Han Solo cosplay. But on a 4 hour road trip home, I suddenly had the urge to want to re-make my original Han holster and with that, I figured why not make a new costume to go with it? I ended up doing a lot of research on this since unlike A New Hope, Han has a few more costumes in the Empire Strikes Back film and he only wears the Bespin outfit for a portion of the movie – at least until he gets frozen in carbonite. Reference photos are key and luckily I found a few great ones like the ones below. I also combed through a bunch of forums to get some ideas of how other people were making the shirt and jacket.

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Animal Lover

Dotted Chambray Shirt and High Waisted Shorts

Even though it’s still technically winter, this weekend sure didn’t feel like it. It was easily a shorts and T-shirt kind of weekend and I definitely took advantage of that. In addition to hanging out in the sun, I got the amazing opportunity to visit the guys at Unpossible Cuts and check out a bunch of their new items including this super cute nerd fox necklace that I am in love with and these squirrel/acorn earrings, which normally don’t come this way, but it doesn’t matter because their earrings are so easy to mix and match. And if you love their stuff as much as I do, keep an eye out on Instagram as I will be doing a giveaway with them sometime soon!

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