I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture ever since I can remember – from cosplay to lolita fashion, the Harajuku to Shibuya districts, Japanese toys and goodies, and of course all things cute. One of my first obsessions with Japanese culture came from Sailor Moon. I remember it clearly – my parents had gone on a trip to Japan and my dad brought me back one of these book “guides” to Sailor Moon when it must have been on TV in Japan. I had never even watched or heard of this show, but I poured over the material inside the book like I was studying it. Inside was all sorts of cool artwork, screenshots from TV episodes, character descriptions, and basically everything you wanted to know about that season. Of course I couldn’t read a single word of it because it was in Japanese, but regardless, Continue reading
My posts may always seem like sunshine and rainbows, but I assure you that it’s not always that way. The last couple of weeks have been a bit rough to say the least – multiple doctor appointments plus some annual exams to make sure I’m still in remission, which definitely put me on an emotional roller coaster. Surviving cancer is a triumphant thing, but people often forget once you’ve survived, it’s never really the end. It’s really just a journey where often times the first couple years are still filled with doctor appointments, blood draws, and constant check ups. You think a lot about the percentages, making it to your yearly milestone, and worries about things that may potentially cause a recurrence. I still have my days where I feel sorry for myself and wish my life wasn’t the way it is, but I also have days where I feel great and just want to be a rainbow. Continue reading
Happy Force Friday! I am actually extremely proud of myself because believe it or not, I did not buy one thing for Force Friday. The only thing I got was actually this very cool tee that Toys R Us was giving away at midnight! It probably helped that I spent last night cleaning my garage for 3 hours and organizing close to 5 giant tupperware bins of old Star Wars toys. Cleaning can definitely make you realize Continue reading
Hopefully everyone got to pause for at least a few minutes for Monday’s eclipse because it was definitely a site to see! As a former astronomy nerd who used to keep posters of the solar system and star charts on my bedroom walls, this will definitely go down as a very memorable event. Even though California was only about 80% dark, it was still pretty awesome getting to witness this natural phenomenon of our universe. Seeing stuff like this definitely makes you appreciate the universe just a little bit more and makes you realize just how small we are, doesn’t it? In celebration of such an big event, I thought it was the perfect time to wear my galaxy print shirt, complete with this minty pastel circle skirt that I made (link to tutorial below). I am basically obsessed with anything printed with stars, moons, and the like so this shirt was right up my alley. Now we only have to wait another 28 years for the next full solar eclipse of 2045!!
When it comes to buying stuff at cons, especially San Diego Comic-Con, it’s all about lots of swag, exclusives, and cool merch, right?? Wrong!! For someone who already has way too much stuff and is constantly trying to declutter (keyword being “trying”), shopping at cons is such a challenge for me. As a collector, I want everything! But on the other hand, I’m trying to only buy stuff I really really love (suggests Mari Kondo). Even though I am a victim of having way too many geeky shirts, I did happen to pick up a few good ones at SDCC this year – one of my favorites being this trash panda one reminiscent of Nirvana’s classic smiley face band shirt. It definitely screams ’90s to me and of course any excuse to go ’90s grunge is a good one to me.
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!!
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!