Comikaze 2014 (Part 2) – Adventures of Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon cosplay Comikaze 2014I may have been sick the entire weekend of Comikaze, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time there. Cosplaying as Rocket Raccoon was probably just the motivation I needed to get my sick butt out of bed and put on a costume. And even though I couldn’t eat all day and was sniffling like crazy, I had so much fun being a bad ass not-so-furry hero with a big ass gun. I probably stopped every Guardians of the Galaxy character I saw to take a photo with them (big thanks to Betty and Crystal for being my “handlers” and helping me out when needed), but one of my favorite things was letting little kids hold my giant gun. I really wish I had gotten more photos of those moments, but at least I captured a few. On top of taking a ton of photos and checking out all the costumes, I had a great time browsing the booths, attending panels, and chatting with friends, old and new.

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The Future of Geek Fashion

Star Wars Manga Dress and Helmut Lang Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt

Today’s post may look like a typical outfit post (which it partially is), but I also wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Geek Fashion Panel that I had the pleasure of speaking on at Comikaze 2014. With all the different type of geek fashion bloggers and geek clothing designers on the panel, we had a great time discussing all sorts of topics – what we’d like to see for the future of geek fashion, what our personal geek fashion style is, and even how we decide if we’re going to purchase a piece a piece of geek clothing? We definitely touched on things I rarely thought about such as “knock off” pieces and knowing if you’re buying an original design versus a copy cat. I was even surprised to find

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Comikaze 2014 (Part 1) – Geek Fashion Show

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It’s been almost 4 days since I got back from Comikaze and I finally feel like I have enough energy to write a recap about the awesome time I had at the con. With all the prep work and personal stress I was going through the week before Comikze, I wasn’t surprised that by Friday night, I started feeling under the weather (luckily this was after the Geek Fashion Show). By Saturday morning, I definitely had a cold and have no idea how I managed to make it through the entire weekend in cosplay. I guess what motivated me in the end was how much hard work I put into my costume and I wasn’t going to let a stupid cold stop me from wearing it! With some good makeup and a smile, I somehow mustered enough energy to walk in the Geek Fashion show, do a panel, hang out with people, and pose for pictures. Whew!

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Comikaze 2014!

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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably figured out by now what my next cosplay is. I’m super excited to be debuting Rocket Raccoon from The Guardians of the Galaxy movie this weekend at Comikaze and can’t wait to run into other space scoundrels from the GOTG universe! Continue reading

Gone Batty

Bat Print Top and Skirt DressUsually around this time of year, you can find me carving pumpkins, decorating my house, and getting ready to hand out candy. However, this year is going to be a little different  since I’ll actually be at Comikaze Expo the weekend of Halloween. I’m honestly a little sad to be missing out on all the festivities but regardless, I’m super thrilled to be going to Comikaze and debuting my latest cosplay! Since I’ll be missing out on the actual holiday, I’m definitely going to take advantage of all the days leading up to Halloween by wearing some Halloween inspired outfits! This head to toe bat print top/skirt combo is super festive and cute at the same time. Now if only I could get away with this outfit the rest of the year…

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Becoming Dragonslayer Ornstein

Dark Souls Dragonslayer Ornstein

Photo by Estrada Photography

Usually I like to do a write up after every cosplay I make. However, I feel like I don’t even know where to start for the Dragonslayer Ornstein cosplay I debuted at SDCC 2014. I was contemplating cosplaying Ornstein back in May when I beat Dark Souls after 100+ hours of gameplay, but knew it would be extremely challenging. However, after my trip to Paris and seeing the amazing armor pieces at Les Invalides (here’s an example), that pretty much sealed the deal. Ornstein was one tough cosplay and it pushed me in ways I never imagined. It wasn’t necessarily that it was impossible to build, but I think it was more the sheer scale of it that made it the most difficult cosplay I have built to date. Plus with only 6 weeks to build it and between travel, weddings, and work, I still can’t believe I pulled it off.

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Storming the Workplace

Stormtrooper all over print We Love Fine collared topIt’s rare that you find a top that’s not only geeky and fun, but that would also be appropriate for the work place (or heck, even an interview). Maybe an interview is taking it a little too far, but I wouldn’t completely put it out of the picture, especially in the Silicon Valley! We Love Fine is one of those geeky brands that has been gaining a lot of momentum and I love that this top is not just your typical T-shirt/tank top. The collar and fit makes it very wearable for the workplace plus the Stormtrooper print is subtle enough that someone would really have to pay close attention to even notice it. And not only is it for women, but there’s a men’s version too!

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