Wondercon 2014 – Cosplay Reveal!

With Wondercon just around the corner, today’s “outfit” features some very interesting accessories. For example, a girl’s gotta have her gloves…

Robin Arkham City Gloves

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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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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

NYCC 2013 Recap

Lady Vader at New York Comic Con 2013

Lately my weekends have been pretty typical – hang out with friends and family, watch movies, play some games, watch a lot of football. However, this past weekend was incredibly unexpected since I flew 3000 miles to spend a day at New York Comic Con! Even though I hadn’t planned on going, I took an unexpected last minute trip to New York and suddenly realized I would be there the same weekend as the con! With some last minute luck, I was somehow able to scramble for a ticket, packed my cosplay, and hoped for great New York weather. Since I only had time to go to the con on Saturday, I spent my entire day on the floor, seeing some old friends, getting a taste of New York cosplay, and meeting some great people. I actually hadn’t been to NYCC since 2008 and OMG, I was seriously blown away by how large it had become. I would say it’s pretty comparable to the size of SDCC minus all the downtown activities and maybe a little less crazy in terms of lines. To New York Comic Con I will say, “Impressive, most impressive.”

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The Making of Lady Vader

Lady Darth Vader Cosplay SDCC 2013

I knew the minute I saw this anime Lady Vader art that I wanted to cosplay the costume. However, when I started to show my friends, I got a few concerned “Wow, that’s ambitious!” comments. I mean, could I actually pull it off? Would I look ridiculous in all that armor? My head was full of questions about how comfortable I would be, whether or not I could even make everything in time, and if I would even look right as this character. Even after a week or two into the project, I was still pretty hesitant about revealing the cosplay out of fear that I wouldn’t be able to execute. It wasn’t really until I was about 50% done that I “announced” my cosplay and only then did I finally realize that there was no turning back. Continue reading

Confessions from the Con Floor – What Was I Wearing?

Star Wars Bed Sheet Skirt DIY and Star Wars Rebel Alliance

Although most of my memories at SDCC bring back visions of me in a head to toe padded  black Darth Vader suit, I actually did get around to wearing some of my fun geeky stuff on the con floor! These are the times I get to wear my favorite geek chic items (and maybe ones that I feel like I can’t wear to work) and I love it. If you’re wondering what I was wearing when not being Lady Vader, read on!

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*NEW* in the Gallery – Lady Vader Cosplay!

Lady Vader - Female Darth Vader by The Stylish Geek I’m still sorting through all my swag, toys, new statues, and other random stuff I picked up from my trip down south, but I wanted to take a second to update my Cosplay Gallery! Check out some of my Lady Vader pics here!