Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized that you’re unintentionally cosplaying? Well, the other day I had one of those moments. I was wearing my favorite striped dress and decided I needed a light jacket to wear over it. Fall is all about layering so I put on an army shirt with a light hoodie underneath. I was halfway through my day when I suddenly realized who I resembled – Ramona Flowers. Granted, Ramona Flowers has SO many looks in not only the comic and the movie, but something about my outfit totally reminded me of her or even a version of a cosplay that I had seen before. Perhaps it was a combination of the blue hair, the military shirt over a hoodie, the stripes, or the stars on my bag, but I’m sure deep down I was ready to save the world.
When it comes to buying stuff at cons, especially San Diego Comic-Con, it’s all about lots of swag, exclusives, and cool merch, right?? Wrong!! For someone who already has way too much stuff and is constantly trying to declutter (keyword being “trying”), shopping at cons is such a challenge for me. As a collector, I want everything! But on the other hand, I’m trying to only buy stuff I really really love (suggests Mari Kondo). Even though I am a victim of having way too many geeky shirts, I did happen to pick up a few good ones at SDCC this year – one of my favorites being this trash panda one reminiscent of Nirvana’s classic smiley face band shirt. It definitely screams ’90s to me and of course any excuse to go ’90s grunge is a good one to me.
SDCC is finally here and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you can probably tell I’m super excited. These past few weeks have been a bit crazy, finishing my season 3 Sabine cosplay, reading all about upcoming Comic-Con exclusives, and of course planning what to see and what events I want to go to! With constant news being released, my plans are constantly changing! And of course, there’s the big question of “What am I going to wear??” In fact, I was thinking so much about this that I ended up going through my blog and looking at some of my older posts for inspiration! So if you’re stuck packing like I have been, here are some ideas – click on any of the photos to see the full post. Hope to see you guys at Comic-Con!!
It’s been a pretty hot summer, which has been the perfect excuse to make some new tank tops. I’ve been buying way too many Guardians of the Galaxy tees (because they all look SO cool) and instead of just cutting them all into sleeveless tanks, I’ve been trying to mix it up with some DIY. The graphic on this tee was totally album cover worthy so I wanted to add a bit of punk cutouts to the back. All it took was some scissors, careful cutting, and then cutting off enough of the shirt to have a front tie. And speaking of DIY, I even made the pants I’m wearing, which were super easy with this pattern! Read on to DIY your own geeky tee!
We all know super hero movies can end up being hit or miss. And despite the great reviews that Wonder Woman was getting opening day, I was still hesitant to believe how good it could be. I knew I had to see it for myself. It not only met my expectations, but completely exceeded it. I think everyone walked out of the theater feeling like Gal Gadot was made to play Wonder Woman. She was the perfect combination of strength, intelligence, charm, and beauty. And given the state of the country these days, it’s the perfect time to have a movie like Wonder Woman to empower women and remind us of how strong we are.
Can we just take a quick second to talk about some of the awesome geek fashion that has been out lately? Take for example this Batmanga Souvenir Jacket. I admit I was a little unsure about how good the quality seeing as how a lot of con clothing can be a little bit on the cheap side, but I was completely reassured once I saw it in person. Not only was the embroidery fantastic, but the jacket itself (the fabric, the lining, the material) was everything I hoped for. Also, what about all the cool workout gear from Her Universe/Kohls? Continue reading
When I say it’s been a cold winter in the Bay Area, keep in mind that I’m referring to a “Californian winter”, meaning that there will still be the occasional T-shirt appearance and days without your winter coat. :) Ever since I bought these super flared bell bottoms and Han Solo blaster necklace, I’ve had visions of Han Solo collared ’70s shirts, high collar Lando capes, and my favorite – ringer tees. I can’t resist a great ringer tee, let alone a Star Wars one. I don’t know about you, but I found this one especially interesting with the mysterious droid holding what appears to be Luke while Vader triumphantly stands over them. The droid kind of looks like the conceptual Ralph McQuarrie version of C-3PO, but I’m not exactly sure. Maybe this was a vintage comic book cover from an alternate universe? If anyone happens to have an idea, please let me know! Till then, enjoy this groovy outfit!