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

Cosplay Showcase – Arkham City Robin

The Stylish Geek Arkham City Robin CosplayI’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!

Big thanks to Liam at Rocksteady Studios for the interview, Pat Loika and Estrada Photography for the photos and Slim Summers for the edit!

Thank You, WonderCon!

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Photo by Vincent Samaco

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! <:)

Wondercon Panel – Geeks Keepin It Hot!

Geeks Keepin It Hot - Wondercon PanelWondercon is just around the corner and I’ve been invited to be on another fun panel this year! Join me and fellow geeks as we battle it out in the “Geeks Keepin’ It Hot” panel – Saturday, April 4, 3PM in the Elite Ballroom. I’ve never seen a panel like this so you won’t want to miss it!

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Wondercon Cosplay Updates!

Honey Lemon Cosplay Progress

It’s definitely been too long since my last blog, but if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve been hard at work on my Honey Lemon (from Big Hero 6) cosplay for Wondercon! You might think that after seeing Big Hero 6, it might make more sense to cosplay as “the asian girl” (Go Go Tamago), but honestly, I identified way more with Honey Lemon. She love science, she’s dorky, tall and lanky, and is a bit of a fashionista, which made all of that the perfect fit for me!

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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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Comikaze 2014 (Part 1) – Geek Fashion Show

Geek Fashion Show - Comikaze 2014

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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