Praise the Sun!

Dark Souls Praise the Sun Tank Outfit

When you have enough hobbies like I do in addition to a full time job, it’s always a struggle to find a good chunk of time to play video games. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I’m one step behind when it comes to keeping up with the latest games! Maybe it’s me getting older or being busy, but it’s been almost a year since I beat Dark Souls and it’s only recently that I just got back into playing Dark Souls 2. Of course, I’m already behind on DS2 since that came out a little over a year ago! And now that I’m somewhat deep into the sequel, out comes Bloodborne, From Software’s latest masochistic game. I’ve already spontaneously purchased the PS4 Bloodborne bundle (eek!), but knowing me, it may be another 6 months before I actually play it! So in celebration of another great release from From Software, today I’m wearing my DIY Dark Souls tank! Praise the Sun!

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Bringing Balance to the Force

Madewell crop sweater and Star Wars bed sheet skirt

I’m on a roll with fun skirts and it’s been much too long since I’ve worn this Star Wars skirt, made out of the original vintage bed sheets! I made this skirt a few years back and it’s been gathering way too much dust! Although there are quite a few licensed Star Wars fabrics, this is still by far my favorite one since it looks more like a painting and a little less “cartoony”. However, being a very eye-catching print, I still wanted to keep this outfit balanced and not wear anything too busy on top. Paired with a cute crop sweater or even a basic white tee, it’s all about bringing balance to the force. :D

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Not Superstitious

Jean Michel Basquiat Batman Tank with Blazer

I’m generally not a superstitious person, but sometimes my culture can get the best of me. Yesterday was Chinese New Year and as traditions go, whatever you do on the first day of the new year is supposed to determine the rest of your year, which is usually why some people will take the day off or maybe just taking it easy that day. Although I don’t really believe in this superstition, it still crosses my mind throughout the day – what I do, what I wear, what I eat, how much I work, etc. And with the new year officially starting, I decided to try to look “professional” and less casual at work today. I know this isn’t going to last long, but at least it’s a good way to start!

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What to Wear: Valentine’s Day Edition

Geeky Valentine's Day Outfits - Tee FuryValentine’s Day can be one of those holidays that’s both dreaded and loved. There’s the pressure of finding the perfect gift, planning a romantic evening, and sometimes just finding someone to make plans with! With enough to think about during this time of year, hopefully there’s one thing that you won’t have to worry too much about – and that’s the question of what to wear! Today’s I’ve partnered with Tee Fury to bringing you not one, but six fun outfits for those geeky ladies who don’t want to ditch their favorite tees just because it’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a date with a significant other or a date with your best friends, hopefully one of these outfits will help you get date ready in no time!

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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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