We’re counting down the days until nerd party weekend and getting ready to go all out…!! Two super hype events on our list are the Carol Corps gathering with Kelly Sue DeConnick and the Friday morning walk/run for those Into That Kind Of Thing (1), so we’re hoping to see all you cute nerds there and take like a billion selfies. I mean, what’s a Captain Marvel shindig if not an excuse to rep the colours?
So get in, we’re gonna last minute shop this thing like I don’t already have a closet full of stars. (2)
As always, a shoutout to Kelly Sue’s curated collection on We Love Fine for tees — we’re forever and a day in love with the logo tees and “Higher Further Faster More” because we’re happy to wear our superhero on our sleeves while showing what support we can.
1. IT MIGHT JUST BE BRIA. Lin will maybe stagger in near the finish to cheer her on. Possibly even 15 minutes late with Starbucks in hand. Don’t worry, Bria, I’ll have one for you, too.
[Bria’s Note: I’ll take a skinny vanilla latte with an extra shot, thanks.]
[Lin’s Note: oh my god, Bria.]
[Bria’s Note: Hey at least you can say my order in one breath!]
2. Not sure how to slap a star on it? For those sewing at home, it’s an easy do-it-yourself or just print out the stencil and a bit of gold paint will set you right. Seriously, just gold paint it if you can. It’s so easy.
It’s no small deal when your esteemed editors can get together and high five each other in the face. Every opportunity to throw on ridiculous friendship sister outfits is an opportunity to be relished, and it was only natural that we wanted to reprise our Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman looks while we had a bit of Katsucon downtime because how perfect together??
Pretty perfect together.
Thank you to Lionel for the pictures!! <3
It’s the season for sweaters, and there’s nothing but super joy for cozy knits and imminent snowdrifts. Always with an eye out for superhero sartorial inspo, a fashion fave is colourblocking that can roll right outta bed into a Captain Marvel casual — the Marvel legacy, it’s my legacy of choice.
Captain Marvel Sweater: DIY / Smartset
Faux Leather Collar Blouse: Urban Behaviour
Varsity Jacket: DIY / Forever 21
Black Denim Shorts: Forever 21
Suspender Hosiery: Black Milk Clothing
Silver Trim Wedge Booties: Forever 21
Have a thing for the Captain Marvel legacies and, you know, not being naked? No big deal. We’ll get through this together.
When few of your merchandising needs are met, customising comes second nature. And if you, too, suffer from the need to slap an 8-pointed star on a cozy sweater like some kind of not-so-secret handshake to the world — well, that’s what this stencil + guide are for.
This is my salute from the frozen north, but can easily be done for other apparel. Hola.
- a sweater
- gold fabric
- matching gold thread
- light-to-mediumweight fabric (backing)
- fusible adhesive (sewable)
- pins, chalk, etc.
1. Draw the Captain Marvel star on paper and cut it out. If you wish, you can print out the Captain Marvel star I used.
2. Trace the star onto the back of the gold fabric and cut it out.
3. Do the same with the fusible adhesive. (I used Heat n Bond Lite.)
4. Do the same with the fabric backing, but add a seam allowance by drawing an outline about 5/8″ away from the original star before cutting it out.
5. Follow the instructions for the fusible adhesive, and attach it to the back of the gold star. Trim excess if needed.
6. Carefully position the gold star onto your sweater, and pin it into place.
7. Slide the backing star inside your sweater, so it’s lined up with the gold star on the outside. Carefully pin the backing star in place.
8. Sew around the gold star, as closely and neatly to the edge as possible.
9. Congrats! Now go out there and punch a hole in the sky.
1. Sweater colours can vary depending on taste and/or Captain Marvel of choice. Red combined with either blue or black are generally safe bets; I’m not into red, so I found this black/cream combo from Forever 21 that mimics the general shoulder design. Colourblocking is still hanging out with the cool kids, so you should be able to score something. Here’s a few I found:
UPDATE: there’s been a lot of people coming here from my Captain Marvel outfit post, and this is just a warning that this DIY features sweaters from last season, i.e. sold out at this point. However, just go to any ladies shop at the mall and you should be able to find a colourblocked sweater easily enough!
2. As with the sweater, you can totally opt for a silver or black star. Just remember to get matching thread.
3. The lightweight fabric is the backing for the star appliqué, and helps stabilise it. It can be any fabric that doesn’t stretch or fray too much, and the easier to sew, the better. Just be wary of fabrics that are too heavy, because it’ll cause the sweater to sag. I used some scraps of lightweight cotton flannelette.
4. If you don’t want your star to be permanently affixed, use a longer stitch so it can be easily removed without damaging your sweater.
5. You can also add extra details, like three gold buttons on the sleeve for that Carol Danvers touch.
So we ladies are back from Dragon*Con 2012, which was its usual debauched affair. Slowed down a little by con crud, we still did our best to ~bring the party to you~ Spoilers: the party is a giant alien pokemon worm. But more on that later.
To tide you over till a proper cosplay & convention report, we have a few tidbits from instagram — follow us at whitehotroom. Not game? We also use twitter and tumblr to liveblog events, so come and join us there! <3