It’s always a little extra stressful, but exciting this time of year, as SDCC is right around the corner! There’s the anticipation of getting into panels (Hall H anyone?), buying exclusives, finishing up cosplay or in my case, finishing up my garment for the Her Universe Geek Couture Fashion Show. And on top of all of that, I still have to figure out what to wear! If you’re a little stuck like I always am on what to wear, my friends at Set To Stunning are doing a special series on being “SDCChic” so check it out! While I’m still figuring out what to wear myself to SDCC, I wanted to post another “everyday cosplay” look that you may have seen me wear on my Nerdist episode the other month. Since I had spent quite some time photoshopping Honey Lemon’s periodic table to make her bag, I figured why not also print it onto a shirt? I’ve actually gotten a few requests to maybe sell this tank top, so stay tuned! There may be a “stylish geek” Etsy store coming soon! With the rise in geek fashion, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of everyday cosplay at SDCC this year. What are YOU going to wear?
EEEEEK!! I’m especially excited today because I can finally share what I was filming with Nerdist the other week! I was contacted a while ago to be in their new web series – Totino’s Adventure People and am so incredibly honored to be in their segment on geek fashion. It was such a pleasure working with them and on top of that, I had the perfect excuse to do more shopping. Hehe. I’m still kinda of freaking out inside that it’s finally out and part of me just wants to crawl into my turtle shell and hide! Anyhow, check out the episode here and let me know what you think!
When Her Universe announced the pre-order for their new Avengers line for Hot Topic, I immediately knew I had better grab these fast. Not only were they incredibly designed, but they were also designed in collaboration with last year’s winners of the SDCC 2014 Her Universe Fashion Show! I love the retro pin-up style of the pieces and not only do they look amazing, but they have exceptional quality for the prices. I immediately fell in love with this Loki dress as I have always had a fondness for retro sweetheart halter style dresses. The green and black keep it pretty classy and the gold design on the bottom is a nice subtle nod to everyone’s favorite Marvel villain. And on that note, I wanted to officially share that Continue reading
I still can’t believe that it was only about 4 days ago that I was posting about how excited I was about Star Wars Celebration, the new The Force Awakens trailer, and just wanting to be around all the masses of Star Wars fans. I knew that right after seeing the trailer, I felt a wave of regret for not going to the event and by Friday morning, I was already thinking about the possibility of even going at the last minute. Well, with a bit of convincing, some internet luck, and Sunday tickets still available, we hopped in our car Friday night and made our way down south to Celebration Anaheim for the weekend! Woo hoo!!
Star Wars Celebration just kicked off and even though I am dying to be there, I’m just going to have to be there in spirit. I mean, how awesome was it that they live streamed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel with JJ Abrams and showed us the new trailer? I don’t know about you, but watching the panel, seeing more on set photos, being introduced to BB8 and then seeing the second trailer just made my day literally brought tears to my eyes. I’ve actually been pretty torn about this movie since I’m one of those fans who is trying to avoid spoilers, but at the same time, is dying to see more, but after seeing the new trailer, I can’t wait. How awesome was that intro scene? And what is that chrome Stormtrooper?? So many questions, yet I don’t want any answers. Anyhow, Star Wars Celebration is kicking off, spring is almost here, and there’s just a lot of Star Wars love all around this week! I can’t wait!
I’m super excited and honored to be Batman Arkham‘s cosplay showcase feature today! I also did a pretty lengthy interview with them as well where I talk about why I chose this cosplay, some of the challenges I faced, and cosplay in general. I know I never really got around to doing a write up of my Arkham City Robin, so hopefully this is the next best thing!
While I’m still recovering from WonderCon (cough, cough *con flu*), I wanted to write some quick thoughts about how awesome of a time I had down in Anaheim this weekend. Cosplay has really changed my life and I’m sure some of you other cosplayers have felt it, but there are definitely times when you’re up late at night, touching up some part of a shoe that no one in their right mind would even notice and you’re thinking, “What the heck am I doing and why am I doing this?!” Even though I do it for the love of the craft first and foremost, there are definitely times I get hard on myself or feel like I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Since so much of our lives are online these days, sometimes it’s just a matter of experiencing people’s reactions in person that really encourages me to keep going at it. I was so encouraged by the kids who came up asking to take photos with me or how many people came by to say hi and let me know that they read my teeny tiny blog or have been following my progress on Instagram while making this Honey Lemon cosplay. I guess I’m just trying to saying that I am super thankful to all the friends out there who have supported me on this cosplay journey so yeah… THANKS! Much love to you guys! <:)