My Inner Vixen

Everyday corset belt with skirt

If you’ve ever been to a comic convention, then you’ll know that corsets and geeky girls seem to go hand in hand. I’m not sure if it’s the love of cosplay, steampunk, or pirate obsessions, but if we’re talking about geek girl wardrobe staples, a corset is not a bad thing to own. I never thought I would be able to wear one as a “casual” accessory until I found this one from The Violet Vixen. I may have been summoning my inner pirate here, but I just though it looked great with this striped tee and flared skirt! Also, I couldn’t help but go for a more steampunk style since I loved the straps, buckles, zipper, and well, everything about it. They have so many styles that it’s so hard to choose from! Be sure to check out their shop as well as this interview I did with them!

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Cosplay Cure

Parappa the Rapper Cosplay - I Gotta BelieveWe’ve all heard the phrase “When life gives you lemons… you make lemonade!” Well, for me, I’ve been given some lemons lately. Without getting too much into it, I’ve hit a few bumps in the road with health stuff and even though I was pretty down for a few days, I decided to pick myself back up and do something fun to get my mind off things. So when life gives me lemons, I cosplay! Parappa the Rappa is still one of my favorite games from the Playstation 1 and also one of the few games that I haven’t been able to beat! >:( Continue reading

The Stylish Geek Store – Now OPEN!

Etsy Store - Han Solo Shirt for saleI’m excited to announce that I have not one, but TWO s tores opening! I’ve always wanted to try commissioning cosplay projects and recently started getting a ton of interest in making Han Solo shirts. Well, I’ve decided to finally try it out and you can now order your own custom Han Solo shirt here! Hopefully there’s more products to come in the future, but I would love to hear what kind of things you would like to see there!

Also, if you’ve ever been curious about my closet, you can now purchase items seen on my blog in The Stylish Geek’s Closet! To be honest, I’m a little nervous about running TWO stores, but we’ll see how it goes!

Get SDCC Chic!

(null)Today I’m partnering with Lindz and Victoria (Scruffy Rebel), the stylish ladies at Set To Stunning for a special San Diego Comic-Con post! They’re doing a special series on being “SDCChic” and today’s outfits are styled by me. There’s day to night outfits as well as everyday cosplay so check them out here!

Everyday Cosplay – Honey Lemon! <3

Everyday Cosplay Honey Lemon - Big Hero 6It’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?

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Totino’s Adventure People – Episode 2: The Stylish Geek!

Totino's Adventure People - Episode 2: The Stylish Geek

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!

Everyday Cosplay: Robin

Everyday Cosplay - RobinYou may have been hearing a lot of buzz around “everyday cosplay” and “Disney bounding” lately and wondered what that was. To explain, this is basically a casual take on cosplay where your outfit isn’t a full on costume, but something inspired by that character in either the color scheme, style of clothing, or even a certain prop. Even clothing companies have jumped on this idea by printing what looks like a costume onto a shirt, hoodie, or maybe leggings. Remember those giant T-shirts that had hot bikini bodies printed on them back in the ’80s and ’90s? Well, you get the idea. And then there’s also “Disney bounding” where you are essentially dressing up like Disney characters, but not in full costume. For example,  Continue reading