The Uniform Dress

While I’m still working on several SDCC updates, I thought I would visit one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces, the uniform dress.  “What the heck is that?” you might ask.  Well, let me tell you.  The uniform dress is my short-hand for a dress that is an everyday cosplay dress that recreates the uniform of a character.  You can pick one of these up at any nerdy women’s wear site, pretty much.  Think Geek, Her Universe, We Love Fine, etc.  Here are some of my favorites:

I just profiled the winter soldier dress on the left earlier this week, but I’ll repost the link to Gold Bubble to get your own.  The Age of Ultron uniform dress is from Think Geek.  I’m wearing an XL in Gold Bubble and a 3X in Think Geek.  I’m a size 18/20 for reference.  I know, big difference, but sizing can be weird.

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This dress is by Elhoffer Design.  She made this fabulous fabulousness from my own measurements, but her ready to wear, I wear a 3X.  While not an out-and-out uniform dress, it is close enough to showcase on this blog post!  It is more subtle than a straight-up uniform dress, but that makes it easier to dress up or down depending on the event you are wearing it to.

Both of these dresses are from Her Universe.  I’m wearing a 3X in the Han Solo and 2X in the Iron Man.

What is so great about the uniform dress is how fun and easy it is!  While the weather is super hot, it is an easy way to express your fandoms and not swelter in leggings or with tall boots.  Just add a pair of colorful sneakers and you are good to go!  Converse Chucks are always a good choice.

One last thing about the uniform dress, it is a great gateway to cosplay.  Wear one of these to a con with a prop, and you have taken the first steps to cosplaying.  I wear one in my Harry Potter cosplay actually to this day!

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He’s right behind me, isn’t he?

Coming up next, several recaps of our week at SDCC!  Until then, happy shopping!

All pro pics by Justin Davidson Photography.

Love, Kim and Scout

 

Outfit of the Day #15: Gold Bubble Cap

SDCC updates coming soon, but until then…

For our fifteenth outfit of the day, I wanted to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite websites for great geekwear, Gold Bubble Clothing.

You already know that Cap is my favorite superhero, so this Cap wear from Gold Bubble is just the ticket for me!

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Get these fabulous leggings here.  I styled them with a red tank, tall boots (always!) and my Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. t-shirt from The Marvel Experience.  Just like all of their leggings, the spandex is super strong and thick.  Passes the bend-over test.  The waist sits naturally, so you aren’t tugging them up all day.  Also, long enough for taller ladies to wear.  I wear an XL in their stuff and I’m a size 18/20 for reference.

My next Cap outfit from Gold Bubble is the Cap dress.  This is one of the favorite pieces in my closet.

I love the fit and flair design of this dress!  It is, as Scout would say, super twirly, and honestly, who doesn’t want that?  I paired this with the usual leggings and tall boots with a red shrug I got off of Amazon.  The bag, while not accurate (there’s an extra ring there), but it is super cute.  Got it in the boys’ department at Target.

Buy your own dress here.  Again, I’m wearing an XL.

We’ll post from SDCC soon, but until then, happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

You Stay Classy, San Diego!

We had a great time at SDCC!  Recap posts coming soon.

It was great to run into you all in the halls, at the parties and at our panel!

 

Thank you all for your support!

Love, Kim and Scout

*lead photo: thewrap.com

 

Her Universe Fashion Show

Today, Scout and I will be attending the Her Universe Fashion Show, presented by Blondie Girl Productions and Hot Topic.

There will be three winners this year, the audience choice, judges choice and the at-home audience choice.  The winners will all get to design a special line for Hot Topic stores.

This show has been a highlight of our visit to SDCC the last two years, and expect this year to be no different.

Here is the “The Force Awakens” line designed by 2015’s winners:

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Photo: Hot Topic

We hope to see you this afternoon!

Love, Kim and Scout

Lead Photo: Her Universe

SDCC Countdown: Game of Bloggers

Scout and I will be at Game of Bloggers, Season Two, today at The Dragon’s Den, which is across the street from Petco Park.  This great event is in its second year, hosting over 100 bloggers and content creators.  It will be a great networking event and a great place to meet your fellow nerds!

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Game of Bloggers is presented by Crazy4comiccon.com and sponsored by Castle Corsetry, Elhoffer Design, Hero Within and Justin Davidson Photography.  Go to the events page here and RSVP, provided there are still spaces available.  Hope to see you all there!

Love, Kim and Scout

Photo: crazy4comiccon.com

My Final and Most Important Tip Post Before Comic-Con

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I have traditionally reserved my final tip post for the ‘big one’ that I feel is most important to consider. In the past, I have done my “Top 10 Ways to Have the Best Experience” or something similar- which always gets a lot of clicks. While these posts are important to me, I want to end my year long run of tips with something that is very close to my heart. As we all know, fans come from all over the world to take part in Nerd Mecca for 4 days- and they come for various reasons. However, Comic-Con is something so much more than a collection of Exclusives, events, celebrity sightings or pop culture news. It’s something the world needs to see.

The news has been a real bummer lately. The past few months months alone has been riddled with terrorist attacks, acts of racism, police shootings and political tension. I am tired…

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