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!
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?
SDCC might have been two weeks ago, but it’s definitely still on my mind. It almost feels like it was all a dream – the anticipation leading up to preview night, the anxiety of trying to get those special tickets in order to buy exclusive toys, and the major FOMO of everything on the con floor. I spent numerous years going to SDCC with a couple of friends and sometimes just my husband (boyfriend at the time), but it’s only in the past 2-3 years that I’ve really started to appreciate having like minded friends there with me. Continue reading
I still can’t believe San Diego Comic-Con is over (yes, I have major con depression and con withdrawal) and I don’t even know where to begin in order to sum up the fun time I had there so let’s start with the obvious – the Her Universe Fashion Show. Obviously I love geek fashion so this is a must-see event for me. I even told some friends that this event is like New York Fashion Week for geeks, am I right? The competition was seriously fierce this year and as someone who participated in the show last year, I know how much incredible detail and work went into every garment that walked down the runway – from every bead, every appliqué, every hand made accessory – even down to the shoes. I know how much blood, sweat, and tears went into every stitch so hats off too all the amazing designers. There’s not much else to say, so on with the photos!
It’s that crazy time of year again where your first world problems consist of things like “My feet hurt from comic-con” or “The food in Hall H is terrible” or maybe “There aren’t enough pokestops around the convention!” This may be my 17th-ish SDCC, but it feels just as new and exciting as the first. Unlike other cons where I might spend most of my time cosplaying, this is the con where my focus is about exclusives, panels, checking out what’s new on the floor, and just having a great time with friends. Of course, there will still be cosplay. With all that’s happened this year, I’m in a very “YOLO” mood these days and decided to finally cosplay a character I have always wanted to be, but never had the guts to – Psylocke. I’ll be wearing the X-Men Apocalypse version, which I love because of the added armor. And with my recent hair cut, I also threw in a last minute Jubilee, roughly based on the Kotobukiya figure, but with some ’80s elements. It’s gonna be a fun time so I hope to see you there!
Call me old or call me uncool, but I’m completely not in tune with the music scene. I guess at some point in your adult life, you stop listening to new music, start saying stuff like “I can’t believe kids are listening to this stuff” and stick to music you listened to when you were younger. All things considered, I still somehow knew (thanks to social media) that Coachella was happening this past weekend. My friends have told me that Coachella is like the San Diego Comic Con of music – a huge festival, lots of exhibitors, and just like how people make the craziest costumes for SDCC, so is the fashion scene of Coachella. Continue reading
No matter how many cons I have been to, I still never get tired of roaming the exhibit floor and checking out new booths. Wondercon had some great independent booths and as a huge Disney nerd, I was immediately drawn to Whosits and Whatsits. Yes, they have an awesome store name and yes, they have amazingly cute Disney inspired shirts! Robin Hood was actually one of my favorite Disney cartoons growing up and I have to admit I had a tiny crush on him too (can you have a crush on a fox?). I love the cleverness of this tee, especially the reference to the “oo-de-lally” song, which will now be stuck in my head all day. So if you’re a fan of this type of stuff like I am, be sure to keep an eye on their store as I’m sure they’ll be coming out with even more cool stuff in the future!