Fashion Alert: Tee Turtle

I have a new obsession, Tee Turtle.

I already knew about Tee Turtle, but I discovered recently that they have plus size ladies t-shirts!  Not only that, but they have sales on their tees for $12!  All good stuff.  Take a look at their shirts here.

Here are three recent acquisitions from Tee Turtle that I got for twelve bucks a piece.  I’m wearing a women’s relaxed fit in 2XL.  I am a size 18/20 for reference.

First up is Star Lord:

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I styled my t-shirt with my trusty cosplay Walkman and Star Lord jacket from Merchoid.  Get the jacket here.

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Next up is my Doctor Strange shirt:

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I styled my t-shirt with a pencil skirt, belt and Eye of Agamotto necklace, all from Amazon.

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Last up is my Marvel shirt:

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I styled my shirt with a plaid skirt from Torrid and a bandana from Dollar Tree.

I love the variety of t-shirts that they offer.  I obviously went straight for the Marvel selections, but check out their Halloween t-shirts, which are amazing!

Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

Elhoffer Design Pop-Up at The Galaxy of Comics This Weekend!

The kid and I will be helping out at The Galaxy of Comics this weekend for the Elhoffer Pop Up Shop.  Please come by and say, “Hi!” and take home some great geek bounding items!

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Love, Kim and Scout

Fashion Alert: New Elhoffer Design Pre-Order Items

Elhoffer Design has some great new items up for pre-sale.  With Elhoffer Design, the overall amount of sizes ordered depends on the interest in the pre-sale, so if you want any of these items, then pounce!

Potter Inspired and Anglophile Items

First up are the Loony and Serpent Slayer cardis:

Both cardis are a vintage-style silhouette, which are universally flattering.  Elhoffer Design also carries all of their items size inclusive, up to 3XL.  The sizes are women’s and not junior’s sizing as well, so a 3XL is a true 3XL.  I should know, that is the size I wear in her clothes.  I wear a size 18/20 for reference.

Elhoffer also has a dolman sweater inspired by Fantastic Beasts and a very cute Union Jack cardi.

Star Wars Inspired Items

Next up are some Star Wars inspired items:

The Scavenger Vest has attached arm warmers and is super-soft.  The General cape comes in two colors, brown and grey, and is one size fits all.  Both items are great for casual cosplay or bounding.

All items are available at special pre-order prices now at elhofferdesign.com.  Make sure you order them now before the prices go up and to make sure you get the size you want.

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

*All photos: elhofferdesign.com

** I am the Administrations Manager for elhofferdesign.com

SDCC Recap: John Barrowman’s Tardis Dress

For our first recap, we are taking a look at John Barrowman’s Tardis cosplay dress designed by Elhoffer Design.

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John’s dress is super cute and was a huge hit at SDCC.

Because response was so overwhelmingly postitive, Elhoffer Design has made a dress available for pre-orders.

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The dress is, as with all Elhoffer Designs, super stretchy and comfortable and flattering to all body types.  The dress is size-inclusive in women’s sizes up to 3XL.

If you would like a dress of your own, then jump on it and order it here.

Pre-orders determine how many of each size will be ordered, so if you want to make sure you get one, you have to pre-order it.  Also, the pre-order price is discounted a bit.

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

*Photos: elhofferdesign.com

Fashion Alert: New Cardis from Elhoffer Design

Elhoffer Design, destination for all the great nerd-inspired and bounding wear, has two new cardigans we just have to tell you about.

The first is the Patriotic Cardigan, which is available for pre-order now.

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Photo: Elhoffer Design

As always, it is the attention to detail that makes Elhoffer Design pieces so great.  The little star buttons are the cutest!  This cardi can be worn with your Captain America, Wonder Woman or 4th of July wear.  Get your own here.

The other new cardi that we love is the Serpent Slayer cardi, which reminds us of one of our favorite Gryffindors, Neville.  The hood is detachable, which makes it super versatile.

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Photo: Elhoffer Design

I’ve seen this sweater in person, and let me tell you, it is SO SOFT!  You can also always count on Elhoffer Design to bring you pieces that are size inclusive, truly plus size, and with lots of comfy stretch.  Get yours here.

Until next time, happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

Why Wonder Woman is a Big Deal

The kiddo and I had an opportunity to see “Wonder Woman” the other night and OMG, what a fantastic film and a major event in the lives of nerd women everywhere.

Here is the Wonder Woman I grew up with:

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Photo: Warner Bros. Television Distribution

The Wonder Woman television show in the 70s was a major influence on me.  She was strong and authoritative.  Men listened to her!  Wonder Woman and Princess Leia played a big role in making me the woman I am today.  I know that the old show is a bit silly, but when I showed some episodes to my kiddo, her reaction was surprising.  She reacted with, “Mommy, can we watch some more of these?  She’s AWESOME!”  I expected much giggling from the silliness of the effects and such, but the influence of a strong, capable and confident woman overrode the silliness.

Here is the Wonder Woman of today:

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Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

With some wardrobe upgrades to make her armor, well, more armor-like aside; she remains a great example of a strong, capable woman with confidence and passion for protecting those that cannot protect themselves.

She works with the men in the film pretty seamlessly.  There was no, “But she’s a chick!” kind of ignorance from the team of fighters that go with her to The Front.  Some might say that is not realistic, but I disagree.  Steve recruits the team to go with the two of them, and they trust their friend.  If he is bringing her, it is for a good reason.  This is one of many things that make superhero films great.  The men just fight along side the women.  Everyone has their skill set or powers and what they bring to the table is not valued by their gender.  From my experience with my friends, most men are like this.  It is such a bummer that trolls have been making men look jerky and their masculinity so fragile that it is becoming surprising when men just respect and work with women and it is how it should be.  No big deal.

Wonder Woman was the first woman super hero in the comic book world.  Then she was the first big woman super hero in the television world.  It only makes sense for her to have the first big super hero movie led by a woman.

I love that in the film, she’s a big deal, not because she is a woman, but because she is amazing!  Steve and the rest of the team aren’t threatened by her.  They don’t need to be.  She does not make them any less manly or tough.  She is part of a team.  They get it all done together.

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Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

It is so great that she is a big deal because she is groundbreaking as a woman leading the first superhero woman movie, but within the movie, the fact she is a woman is not a big deal.  As it should be.  The kiddo will be writing her own piece on how Wonder Woman has influenced her soon, but she still has to finish up 5th grade first.

Now Mattel and Barbie have created dolls from the film so you can play Wonder Woman at home!  The dolls look amazing!

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Photos: Mattel.com

Get your dolls here.

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Photo: Mattel.com

“Wonder Woman” is now playing everywhere, so get yourselves to a theatre and catch a show!  You’ll be glad you did.

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

*Wonder Woman is IP of DC Comics and Warner Bros.

*All photos from television and film from DC Comics and Warner Bros.

*Photos of dolls from Mattel.

Yeah, But a Dude is Wearing That Jacket…

If you follow the world of nerdy fashions, you saw/heard about the “controversy” about Hero Within’s Wonder Woman Denim Jacket.  A little full-disclosure and background, I’m the Operations Manager for Hero Within.  Hero Within is a nerdy menswear company, so when we released the Wonder Woman jacket, we had our amazing model, Louis, model it.  Well, the internet had a collective cow.  I guess they forgot that we are a menswear company, and men love Wonder Woman too.

Now, I have gotten a ton of questions and requests about how to style our menswear.  So, I took some of our summer collection pieces and styled them all girly-like for you.

First up is our Wonder Woman jacket.

Owning a jean jacket is a good investment.  It is a classic piece that never goes out of style.  I paired the jacket with a simple pull over cotton dress and combat boots.  The red combat boots are a very old purchase from Target, and even though they are starting to fall apart, I love them.  The dress is also from Target.

When you are styling menswear, just remember to balance your pieces.  Balance them the same as when you put together any other outfit.  Volume on top, means fitted on the bottom, etc.  Also balance the menswear piece with something more girly.  I also added a yellow scarf to the mix for a pop of color and add a nice feminine touch.  I am wearing a 2XL in the Wonder Woman jacket.  The scarf is from a fabric store.  I just bought a square of fabric in the color I desired.

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Next up is one of our summer collection button down shirts.  For this look, I went rockabilly with our Justice League shirt.

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I tied the shirt at the waist and paired it with some jeans from Torrid and Chuck Taylors.  I also added a scarf as well.  I’m wearing a 3XL in the Justice League shirt.

The last look is with our Batman Blazer.

Again, with balance, I paired a fitted pair of leggings with the boxy men’s blazer.  Also, the leggings are a staple in every nerd girls’ wardrobe.  The leggings are from Amazon.  I’m wearing a 3XL in the blazer.

If you have some ideas about how you like to style these menswear pieces, or any other menswear pieces, please send us some pictures.  We love hearing from you!

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout