Fashion Alert: Ladies T’s at Tee Fury

OK, came across a great announcement today.  Tee Fury now has ladies t-shirts in sizes for everyone!  Sized up to 3X.  This is great news if you get tired of having to buy a guy’s shirt and perform surgery on it.  I also came across their leggings, which go up to a 4x.  Check out their designs here and check out the video below.

*Lead photo and video from Tee Fury

Great news ladies!  Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

WonderCon Recap: Part Two

Part One of our WonderCon recap, we discussed the con floor and a a couple of the panels.  For Part Two, we wanted show you some of the fun cosplay we encountered as well as our cosplay choices.

Day One of the con, Scout and I went with casual Cap and Falcon.

If you ever want to get into cosplaying but aren’t feeling fully confident yet, I suggest a cosplay like this.  Everyday clothes with a prop or two.  A cosplay like this is a nice way to ease into it.  We got a lot of positive reactions to this cosplay as well.

Scout’s t-shirt is from Fallas.  My t-shirt and boots are from Target.  My jeans are from Torrid.  Scout’s shoes are from Payless.  The wings and goggles were in a set from Amazon.  My shield was a lucky find at a con for fifty bucks, but I found a good option for you here.

As you can see, with the exception of the shield, this cosplay is very inexpensive and oh-so-easy.  If you decide to go with a cosplay like this, please share pics with us!

Day two of the con, Scout and I wore our new Cap and Nick Fury cosplays.  I will go into more detail on both in part three.

Day three was the big Harry Potter cosplay group, which we were so happy to be a part of!  We wore our Hufflepuff student cosplays that day.  Where to find these items was covered here.

Here are some photos from that day:

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In parts three and four, I will go into detail of our new Cap and Nick Fury cosplays, the Marvel group photoshoot and some more great cosplay we saw at WonderCon 2016.  Until then…

Love, Kim and Scout

WonderCon 2016 Recap: Part One

For the first part of our WonderCon 2016 recap, we’ll take a look at some of the programming and the con floor.

Before the con even started, we got the great news that WonderCon is headed back to Anaheim next year.  Now, no offense to the LA Convention Center (the staff at that convention center seriously could not have been nicer!), but WonderCon needs more room.  Not to mention that the availability of hotels in the area, the affordability of hotels in the area and the general “nerd camp” vibe that Anaheim brings to the table.  Lastly, the most excellent fountain for group pics.  It can’t be beat.

I’m picky when it comes to WonderCon.  It is the kid’s and my favorite con of the year, hand’s down.  It is a huge cosplay con, and it is the perfect size in my humble opinion.

Now, on to the show!

Day One was our busiest panel-going day.  We attended the Her Universe SDCC Fashion Show Preview.  Long story short, the fashion show will happen again this year at SDCC on Thursday afternoon.  There will be three winners this time.  A judge’s winner, audience winner and a home audience winner.  The show will be streamed on the new Comic Con HQ channel with a documentary on the show preparations, bios on the contestants, geeky girl fashions, etc. preceding the show itself.  After that news, we got a preview of what last year’s winners have designed for Hot Topic.  They designed a Star Wars The Force Awakens collection that should be beautiful!  We didn’t get a very good look at the designs as of yet, but they are going to be very high-end looking with a good price point.  Best news of all, plus sizes will be made available at the same time this year.  So, hooray for inclusion!  This is something that Her Universe has emphasized from the very beginning and kudos for that!  Here are some pics from the presentation:

The panel was attended by Hot Topic executives as well as last year’s winners.  Ashley Eckstein moderated.  Ashley is wearing the Captain Phasma jacket and leggings, which are going to be a must-have for me!

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I ran into Tony B. Kim of crazy4comiccon.com fame:

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Afterwards, the kid and I went to Comic Book Law School, which is a stop I make whenever I can for that continuing legal education that I have to get (What better place to get your credits than at a con?  I mean, you’re already there!). Michael L Lovitz, Esq. teaches this series at WonderCon and SDCC.  If you are in the legal field or a creative one and want to know the ins and outs of rights and licensing as well as intellectual property, then look up these great panels.

Between these panels, the kid and I hit the floor for a bit.

There were a lot of great fashion booths at this year’s WonderCon.  Here is some of our haul:

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We got some fun t-shirts, and I scored a Cap sweater.  I was disappointed by the availability of plus size fashions.  As always, the t-shirt offerings were teeny tiny ladies t-shirts or men’s shirts that I have to surgically alter.  The nerd girl struggle is real!

 

 

Parts two, three and four will explore all the great cosplays we saw as well as the Marvel and Harry Potter group photo shoots.

Love, Kim and Scout

Outfit of the Day #10: I Might Even Go Dancing, Part Two

To continue with club and/or date wear, I went with a couple of new favorite outfits of mine.  The first are some fabulous mermaid leggings from Castle Corsetry.  Get some of your own here.

I’m wearing a XXL.  I’m a size 18/20 for reference.  Castle Corsetry items are hand made and the attention to detail and the quality really shine through in all of their pieces.  The fabric is shiny, but super soft and stretchy.  Not see-thru at all.  The rise is a natural rise, so leggings stay where they are supposed to.

I like to pair these with a pair or boots and a t-shirt.  Basically, add some fun jewelry and you are good to go on a date or to the club for some dancing or both!

My other new favorite going out on the town outfit is this dress from Living Dead Clothing.  Get it here.

I’m wearing an XL in this dress.  Like other dresses from Living Dead, leggings or biker shorts are needed because their dresses are super short.  They do have some long skater dresses, but most of the dresses are this length. Pair your dress with a pop of color from a leather jacket or cardigan and you are good to go!

Like I said before, I just need to find a date…

Next time, WonderCon recap!

Love, Kim and Scout

Fashion Alert: Fitness Wear

Recently two great companies launched geeky themed fitness gear.  Castle Corsetry launched their line a couple of months ago, and Her Universe just launched a line of fitness wear at Kohl’s.

Best news about both of these lines…available in plus sizes!

Here are some highlights from Castle Corsetry’s line:

You’ll notice in one of the photos that yes, they have phone pockets!  Maximum squee!

Castle Corsetry pieces are quality with attention to details paid in full.  The spandex is durable, isn’t see-through, keeps it shape and is super stretchy.  Sizing is true to size, but if you ever have questions, then just shoot them an email.

Order your own fitness gear here.

Her Universe just launched a new line of Marvel-themed fitness gear with Kohls.  Here are some highlights:

All of the pieces are in standard and plus sizes, just like the Castle Corsetry pieces, which is great.  I hate it when the plus size line has a couple of the same pieces, but the rest are different or not even made available.

Her Universe has had some sizing issues in the past, but according to the Kohls size chart, these look pretty true to size.  *Update: I got my order yesterday, and I’m happy to report that all the items are true to size!  Order them here.

Going on a fitness journey is always a heroic endeavor, but with gear that is super-hero themed, your fitness journey will be way more fun, not to mention, cute!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

*Lead photo as well as Castle Corsetry photos from Castle Corsetry

*Her Universe photos of Marvel pieces from Kohls

How Nerds Travel (Pt 1) – Preparations

Here is a great post on prepping for nerd travel by Girl on the Roam and NerdCoolture. Take a look and post what nerdy travels you are planning this year!

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To tell you the truth, I’m a wanderer of convenience. My destinations are often based on whims, and once I’ve chosen the destination, I start digging in to see what geekery I can get up to. That said, there are destinations that call to me because of my nerd interests.

Greece, for example, has been on my travel bucket list since I was a kid because I was (and still am) obsessed with Classical Mythology. To tread through the ruins at Delphi and to stand atop the Acropolis are dreams of mine. The reason I keep getting drawn back to the northeastern United States is because of my love for the American Revolution. And then there’s stuff like – oh, I don’t know – San Diego Comic Con. 

So let’s talk how nerds make travels like the above happen.

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Outfit of the Day #9: I Might Even Go Dancing, Part One

Now that WonderCon 2016 is in the history books, I have to go through all the pics and give you guys a recap.  While I sort through all the information and pictures and such, I thought I would do a couple of Outfit of the Day posts about club wear and date wear.

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Photo by Justin Davidson Photography.  Book him here.

 

This outfit is all about the warrior in me.  I love this dress so much!  The dress is from Living Dead Clothing, and you can buy it here.

The dress is actually a long-sleeved dress.  I had the sleeves hemmed because I live in California and that is what jackets are for, just sayin.  I’m wearing a XXL in this dress.  I am a size 18/20 for reference.  I can wear their XL dresses and leggings, but anytime I can get a little extra room, I will.

Like all Living Dead Clothing, the spandex is super stretchy and not too see-thru.  The dresses tend to run short, unless you can get the style you like in a long skater.  This dress is not a long skater, so leggings are essential.  In the summer months, I will ditch the leggings for biker shorts and combat boots to complete this look.

Date night or dancing night doesn’t usually require a sword (well, with some of the dates I’ve been on…), so here is my date night look, minus weaponry.

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The chain mail inspired necklace is from Forever 21.  I wore this recently to a singles mixer and then dancing at the goth club afterwards.  No wardrobe change required.  It worked great for both events.

Next up, some more club wear and date wear.  Now, to get a date…

Love, Kim and Scout