It’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?
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!
You 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
I’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!
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 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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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!