Days of Future Past

Jim Lee Xmen Hoodie with Sheer Blouse and Panel Leggings

You probably know this by now, but I am a sucker for all Jim Lee art. It’s what got me into comics in the first place and to this day, I am still in awe of it (see what happened at SDCC this past summer). I was first exposed to his art in the early ’90s when a friend of mine showed me the X-Men series 2 card set. I had never seen anything like it and was hooked on comics from that point on. Comic art became my new inspiration for drawing and my weekly conversation with the comic shop owner was, “Is there any new Jim Lee stuff?”. Jim Lee has had an amazing career in comics and although everything he draws is gold, some of my favorite art of his is still the relaunch of the X-Men comics – how he made all the heroes look cool and all the women look like sexy badasses. This hoodie definitely celebrates those days and takes me back to some good times when all I cared about was those long summer days, video games, hanging out with friends, and what comics were coming my way. :)

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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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Hoth Sweet Hoth

Star Wars Hoth Ugly Christmas SweaterEver since I found this Hoth inspired “ugly Christmas sweater”, I haven’t been able to stop wearing it. My favorite Star Wars vehicle just happens to be an AT-AT and after some confusion as to why there was an AT-ST on the sweater, I later found out that they do in fact make a brief appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. So in the end, all was right in the Star Wars world and I was once again content with my new Christmas sweater. I am finding as many excuses as I can to wear this as much as possible this season, which includes at least one holiday party where I’ll be wearing this outfit. There may be a lot going on from top to bottom, but I figure with the holidays, people will understand. :)

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Not A Bad Motivator

R2D2 Tie Outfit for Girls

Perhaps I’ve been in the mood to wear preppy, uniform inspired clothing lately, but with Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to also share this amazing R2D2 tie that I picked up on my last trip to Disneyland. I knew I had to buy this (if not for my husband, then for myself) probably because I rarely see these type of accessories. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars fan (guy or girl), then this might just be it. As for how to wear it? For the girls, forget about wearing this with a collared shirt and just go casual over a tee! And for the guys, pair it with your favorite Star Wars cuff links. Happy gift giving!

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Plaid to the Bone

Red Black Plaid Flannel and Moto Jeans

All I wanted to wear in the early/mid ’90s was plaid. I remember wearing giant flannel shirts all the time, especially ones my dad had gotten from Eddie Bauer – those were my favorites! Flannel always seems to make it’s way around again when the weather gets cold and a plaid flannel is a great piece to wear over any old t-shirt, especially when you’re tired of wearing a cardigan! It definitely has a more rocker/lumberjack vibe so make sure you balance out the rest of the outfit. Be sure to scroll down for some great plaid flannel options!

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The Future of Geek Fashion

Star Wars Manga Dress and Helmut Lang Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt

Today’s post may look like a typical outfit post (which it partially is), but I also wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Geek Fashion Panel that I had the pleasure of speaking on at Comikaze 2014. With all the different type of geek fashion bloggers and geek clothing designers on the panel, we had a great time discussing all sorts of topics – what we’d like to see for the future of geek fashion, what our personal geek fashion style is, and even how we decide if we’re going to purchase a piece a piece of geek clothing? We definitely touched on things I rarely thought about such as “knock off” pieces and knowing if you’re buying an original design versus a copy cat. I was even surprised to find

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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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