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Costume Couture: Where to buy if you’re simply not a stitcher.

Like any acquired skill, learning to sew takes time, practice, and weathering of both successes and failures to master. Where does that leave someone who adores wearing awesome outfits, costumes and cosplays, but doesn’t necessarily know their way around a sewing machine? Costume Couture is here to help!

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Character Makeover: Josie, Valerie and Melody, Part I.

Welcome to the third installment of my 1920s Josie and the Pussycats makeover series! If you’re interested, the overall synopsis of my endeavor can be found here. Previously, antagonist Alexandra’s flapper-inspired makeover was revealed last August, and the group’s dudes, manager Alexander’s and roadie Alan’s, duds were transformed in September. At long last, it’s Josie, Valerie, and Melody’s turn,  but I’m doing to do something a little different this time around.

Roadie Alan, antagonist Alexandra, kitty Sebastian and wannabe swell Alexander in their 1920's styles.
Roadie Alan, antagonist Alexandra, kitty Sebastian and wannabe swell Alexander in their 1920’s styles.

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Harleen Style Line Revisit

A few months back, I discussed the “lifestyle” line Harleen. DC is cashing in on their cash cow known as Harley Quinn. I, very obviously, had my reservations about the whole concept of the line. Last Thursday, however, I got an email from Hot Topic announcing its release.

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You’re a Real Lady Killer

Wednesday happens to be my favorite day of the week. Why? Well, the new comic books are released! I was recently introduced to Lady Killer. Housewife by day and assassin by night, Josie is the perfect main character. Honestly, the cover is what drew me in. I’m a sucker for cool covers. I devoured this comic and wanted to bring the joy it brought me to the masses. If you want to learn how to look like a real Lady Killer, keep reading.LDYKLR-1-FC-FNL Continue reading You’re a Real Lady Killer

Warm-up your wardrobe!

Looking to stay warm and cozy, but ALSO fashionably geeky this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck, as there are myriad choices when it comes to comfy garb in a variety of styles and fandoms.

Suzy, making snowflakes.
Suzy’s busy making snowflakes, but you can stay snug and toasty!

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A Harley Quinn Clothing Line?? A Melissa Reads Rant

It has been stated on this blog several times that I have an issue with fashion lines, clothes shopping, and sizing. This leads us into an interesting look at DC’s new “lifestyle” line, called Harleen.

 Yes, friends, DC is digging more into the cash cow known as Harley Quinn to gain money from the masses. And it is a smart idea. I feed into it. I own so many Harley Quinn articles of clothing, keychains, figurines, and comics, that I will honestly buy more of the clothes. I’m a Harley cosplayer, it happens. But it raises some concerns for me, and others that I have talked to, about the sizing.

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The Gal-lery: Mary Quant.

Welcome to The Gal-lery, where, once a month, I’ll spotlight women from the expansive and far-reaching fields of art and design. This month’s focus: Mary Quant.

Mary Quant!
Mary Quant!

In the mid-1960s, there was a dramatic turn of events in the fashion world. Up until then, the popular mode of dress tended to be set by the affluent, and a number of young designers decided to turn the establishment on its ear. One of the front-runners in this fashion revolution was British designer Mary Quant.

The ubiquitous model of the 60s, Twiggy, is decked-out in a Quant design.
The ubiquitous model of the 60s, Twiggy, is decked-out in a Quant design.

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Welcome To Night Vale Nails

It’s that time again! Grab your polish remover and your polishes because it’s time for Geekup! This week’s blog is inspired by Welcome to Night Vale.

I am a huge fan of this podcast. I listen to it all the time. I’m working on a cosplay for one of the characters. I also happen to be going to the live show in Boston February 28. In honor of the live show, I have decided to recreate the poster in nail form.

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