Have You Seen This Girl?

Ramona Flowers casual cosplay outfit

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.

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What to Wear – The San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Edition

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!!

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Her Universe to the Rescue!

Her Universe Star Wars 40th Souvenir Jacket Outfit

Happy 7th Birthday, Her Universe! I can’t believe it’s already been 7 years! To think that when I first started this blog 5 years ago, I only had a handful of women’s geeky shirts and now I could put together a full on head to toe ensembles of different fandoms! I mean, check out one of my earlier blog posts here, centered around a very basic fitted Star Wars tee, which I was soo excited for at the time because it was such a rare find! Looking back on these old blog posts, it’s amazing to see how far geek fashion has come and I can’t help but think Her Universe had a huge part in all this. Continue reading

Stronger Than Ever

Gap x Wonder Woman collection sports bra 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.

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Fanime 2017

Punk Sailor Moon Babs Tarr Bosozoku Sailor ScoutsAHHHHHH. This is the sigh of relief I made after finally getting to cosplay this past weekend at Fanime. It’s been over 6 months since I last cosplayed at a con and by January, I was already having a major cosplay withdrawals to not only make something new and just be creative, but also dress up and well, just cosplay! I had missed out on Wondercon and Silicon Valley Comic Con so with Fanime happening during Memorial Weekend, the timing finally worked out. Continue reading

Cosplay Tutorial: Slave Leia on the Run

I signed up for the Star Wars 10k back in June 2016 at a point in my life where I couldn’t remember the last time I ran more than 2 miles (maybe the 7th grade Turkey Trot?). But as I was on my “must beat cancer” workout high, I decided to go for it. I did my first 10k in October and the Star Wars 10k would now be my second one. I admit, I didn’t train as hard as I did for my first 10k, but I knew part of this race would consist of stopping/resting for lots and lots of pictures, many of those with lines. And yes, there are lines, some up to 30 minutes! But as the participants agree, that’s part of the reason why you do this race in the first place! I honestly don’t know why you would pay so much to run a Disneyland race, only to barely stop and enjoy the views, the characters, and all the awesome surroundings! And of course, I had to take advantage of the theme to brainstorm a fun running outfit. 2 weeks before the race and I still hadn’t decided what  kind of costume I wanted to run in, however, with Carrie Fisher’s passing, I knew it had to be Leia.

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One Year Later

Star Wars 10k 2017 - slave leia running outfit

This past weekend running the Star Wars 10k 2017!

There’s a lot to celebrate every day – some days more than others, but today especially because 1 year ago today, I finished my last chemo treatment. Some people say you’re “cancer free” after you have your surgery to remove it. Others feel like you’re not truly “cancer free” until you finish your last chemo treatment. For me, I’m a little more partial to the latter since chemo was the last aggressive effort to get rid of any wandering and potential cancer cells in my body. I definitely remember my last day of chemo – all the nurses clapped while I was leaving and they even gave me a “certificate of completion” that they had signed. I just smiled, waved goodbye as I left, and remembered how happy I was to get out of there!

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