When I heard that the wonderful Kelly Sue DeConnick was going to be at Third Eye Comics along with Emma Rios for Halloweekend to help promote the launch of Pretty Deadly, I was beyond psyched. I also knew that I had put together an outfit for the occasion even though I didn’t have much time to work on it. I decided to keep with the Captain Marvel theme and to pull together a Spider-Woman dress.
Unlike the Psylocke dress I made this summer, this was an alteration/do-it-yourself. The shapes were patterned, turned into appliques, embroidered around the edges, and then hand sewed them to the dress: all in just a few short hours. The headband was a quick project from the other day to try and tie it all together. (It was supposed to have had a spider on it but I couldn’t find one.)
I can’t thank Kelly Sue enough for a) coming out to Third Eye and b) for being so incredibly nice. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with her for what felt like a decent chunk of time. Honestly, I’m mostly just grasping for words right now. The entire experience was just fantastic.
PS: You should all go pick up Pretty Deadly #1 because it was Pretty Awesome.
Thank you to my friend Denis for letting himself be pressed into service as my photographer for the occasion!
Spider-Woman Dress: Express / DIY
Headband: Custom made
Tights: Nine West
Short Boots: Kenneth Cole
My original design sketch:
It’s no secret how much we love Pacific Rim around here and with the film coming out on BluRay and DVD tomorrow, we just had to pull together some more posts to celebrate it!
Back during Jaeger Con, I put together a shopping list with style suggestions for emulating the Hansens and that Striker Eureka look. I decided to take my own suggestion and translate it into real life! (The fact that I recently saw the film again yesterday at a meet up and was reduced to tears because of these three in THAT SCENE obviously has nothing to do with why I picked them. Obviously.)
Olive Jacket: DKNY
Grey T-Shirt: Kenneth Cole
Bulldog Earrings: Amazon
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Lace Up Boots: Naturalizer
Sadly, no one would lend me an actual bulldog for these pictures. And Lin wouldn’t go get me one. It was tragic. I had to settle for these earrings.
We’re all about equal opportunity when it comes to Team Hot Dads and that obviously includes Herc Hansen. Of course, we can’t neglect his son Chuck so I’m pretty sure that calls for a shopping list inspired by the Hansens and Striker Eureka.
The look here is pretty simple to emulate: pair a plain grey t-shirt with some jeans or olive military-esque pants, add some combat boots, and then a jacket and you’re set.
And then accessorize with a bull dog. No really. This is crucial.
Nasty Gal T-shirt + Rag and Bone Jacket + Lucky Brand Vest + Old Navy T-shirt
French Connection Bulldog Shirt + Umbrella + Striker Eureka Dog Tags + Free People Patched Pants
Steve Madden Boots + Kenneth Cole Leather Jacket + Old Navy Military Jacket + Crown Vintage Sky Boots
We’re cancelling the apocalypse this weekend at Jaeger Con 2013, so strap yourself in for a 4-day Pacific Rim party. Check back in with us here for the final post count, and don’t forget to kick back relax with us over on tumblr as we celebrate another giant robot weekend.
No one Hawks like a Hawkeye and so today’s outfit, as you might have guessed, is 100% inspired by my favorite Hawkeye (sorry Clint), Kate Bishop! I fell head over heels in love with her from the minute she saved the Young Avengers’ spandex butts in that church. It’s my actual life goal to be as cool as she is. Hashtag Still Not Hawkeye
I took my style cues from David Aja’s art hence the lavender and the aviators and traded my pumps for some sensible boots that are suited for kicking some tracksuit ass.
Lavender Top: BCBG
Black Shorts: Express
Tights: Betsy Johnson
Combat Boots: Macys
Aviators: Kenneth Cole
Pee Ess: Don’t be hating on the compound bow. This baby and I have spent a lot of years together and she’s never let me down. Arm and finger guards aren’t actually a part of the outfit. I just valued my forearm not being in pain in case I had a sloppy bow string release.
It’s Hawkeye Week, bro. In honour of the new story arc debuting this week, we decided to fly our purple pennants — so check back in with us every day as we class up this joint like Kate Bishop, party like Tracksuit Dracula, and make embarrassingly coordinated kitchenware like Clint Barton.
Sailor Pluto. Oh man, what a classy lady. She fights evil, guards the door of time, AND basically plays the role of Team Mom to the Sailor Scouts while actually being one of Sailor Saturn’s three moms. I’ll finally be getting the chance to costume as her at Katsucon in February and I just couldn’t help putting together an outfit for her. I decided to do something a little more subtle, hence the scarf with the dark red accents instead of just a plain red one. (Pee Ess: Bonus points if you recognized that I tried to mimic her hair style just for fun.)
White Sweater: Express
Silk Scarf: Burberry
Skinny Black Pants: Max Studio
Patent Heels: Kenneth Cole