Rockin’ the Heat

Guardians of the Galaxy black white album tee outfit

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!

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Cosplay Tutorial: Bombshell Batwoman

DC Bombshell Batwoman Cosplay Tutorial

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It’s unfortunate that with more complicated cosplays comes less time and as a result, I find myself doing less and less write-ups when it comes to how I made a costume. However, with all the complicated projects I’ve been working on lately, it’s nice to once in a while make something “easy” such as Bombshell Batwoman. This costume took me about 2 days to make and I had a blast wearing it. Read on to see how to make your own version!

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My Fluffy Neighbor

Tee Fury Pup Culture Corgi TeeGiven that corgi bodies are so strangely proportioned, I’ve always thought there was a need to make custom clothes for corgis. Well, I recently got the perfect chance to do so with Tee Fury and their “Pup Culture” tee collection. I chose one of their awesome corgi designs and converted it to fit my extra long, short legged girl, Daisy. Head over to their blog to check out my step by step tutorial for making your own doggie tee! I love how silly we look together and never thought I would have so much fun wearing matching outfits. Of course you can do this with any tee, but if you want one of their adorable pup ones, today is actually the last day to grab one, so hurry!

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Geek Chic DIY: How to Turn a Giant Shirt into a Peplum Top

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Shirt - DIY Peplum Top tutorialThere’s definitely something rewarding about DIY, whether it be making a costume, doing something crafty with your iPhone case, or even modifying a piece of clothing. You end up with a one of a kind item that you made and hopefully it’s exactly what you wanted. I’m sure like many of you ladies out there, we have acquired lots of extra large geeky shirts from attending all those cons. However, one can only have so many sleeping and workout shirts, right ladies? I attended Star Wars Celebration a while back and even though I failed to get any merchandise at the event, I did end up getting this 3XL tee shortly after at a reasonable price. I especially loved the Craig Drake art on the tee, but didn’t want to be swimming in it. And so, I decided to turn my gigantic tee into a peplum top while making a video tutorial along the way! Check out my Geek Chic DIY after the jump and let me know what you think!

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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!

Star Wars Christmas

DIY Stormtrooper Christmas SweaterI don’t know what it is about the holidays, but I’m always in the mood to make things during this time. Sure, I work on cosplay throughout a lot of the year, but once Halloween is over, I tend to take a long break from costume making and focus on other crafts, whether they are Haunted Mansion inspired wreaths or Gingerbread AT-ATs. Today’s project came about after realizing I had too many clothes and too many black pullovers. I suddenly had the idea to turn my plain black sweatshirt into something more geeky and festive for the holidays and thus the Stormtrooper Christmas sweater was born!

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Welcome to October

Easy Halloween CostumesIt’s officially October, which for me means some crazy pumpkin project, lots of candy, and of course costumes. Sadly, I won’t actually be at home this year for Halloween since I will be spending the weekend at COMIKAZE!! More on that later, but in the spirit of October and making homemade costumes, here are some of my many tutorials that I’ve written up over the past 7 years or so that will hopefully inspire some easy Halloween costume ideas. So if you’re looking for ideas or not sure how to get started on a costume, definitely check these out!

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