For our seventh Outfit of the Day, we went with one of our favorite characters in the Marvel Universe, Black Widow. This outfit has a real everyday cosplay or bounding feel to it. This time of year, wearing a great pair of leggings with tall boots is an easy and comfortable choice. We were lucky enough to find a great Black Widow women’s t-shirt to go with these fantastic leggings.
The leggings are from Living Dead Clothing in an XL. I am a size 18/20 for reference. The fit is great. Not too see-through, rise is natural and not low-cut, so they stay in place all day. They are also fairly long for taller gals. I’ve had these for almost a year, and they still look like new.
The t-shirt is from Her Universe. I’m wearing a 3X. This shirt comes in both standard and plus sizing. The length is good for wearing with leggings in that it isn’t too terribly short. The fit is pretty true-to-size, but I tend to go a size up in Her Universe to leave a little extra room. The neckline is very flattering and very much a ladies’ t-shirt and not a man’s shirt or unisex shirt that just happens to have something girly on it.
Here’s an up close look at both the leggings and t-shirt.
For accessories, I paired it with my black leather jacket and Widow necklace. Ms. Romanoff does love her some leather jackets after all!
I just want to wish a Happy Birthday to my co-blogger and wonderful kid, Scout! She is 10 years old today. Happy Birthday to you! I’m honored to be your Mommy. Here’s to many more decades of adventures!
OK, so the first Con of the year is done! Scout and I had a fantastic time! To recap:
I grew up in Arkansas and a few of my oldest and dearest friends still live in Arkansas and in the South. We went to SDCC a few years ago together and had a blast. As the years went by, we kept trying to synch up and go to another Con together without success. Life happens. So, when I noticed that they got together for the Dallas Comic Cons (they have two a year), and Scout’s birthday trip was coming up, we pulled the trigger on making the trip to Dallas.
The Con we attended is the smaller of the two. I expected something LBCC sized, but got more Comikaze sized instead. Nice surprise.
The panel situation there was a bit different. There is way more emphasis on meet and greet opportunities with celebrities. These experiences are a separate ticket, but you are guaranteed to meet the celebrity, take a picture with them and get an autograph. I think that is definitely worth the money.
The main ballroom had Q and A sessions with various celebrities rather than the cast of a movie or television show. I was unable to attend these sessions due to time, but my friends saw John Barrowman and said he was fantastic!
This Con is a big cosplay con. The cosplay competition was wonderful. So many talented cosplayers in that part of our country. I did not envy the judges having to award the best in show to just one cosplay.
The show floor was also a bit different. There wasn’t a dedicated Artists’ Alley, instead the artists and small publishers were mixed in with all the other booths. This does have its advantages. The floor was relatively small, so the artists had guaranteed foot traffic.
Scout and I really loved the vendors that Dallas had to offer. Lot’s of fashion, jewelry and accessories. We took full advantage!
We also had an endless supply of Funko Pops to choose from at several booths.
OK, so we bought a few…
Part Two of our experience, I will go into more detail on the cosplay experience!
The other day, I needed to head out to do a couple of quick errands, so I grabbed my basic black leggings and threw on a nerdy shirt and ran out the door. Inspiration struck. I decided to do a piece on how to style the basic black legging and freshen up your nerdy t-shirt collection at the same time. Here are a couple ideas for you:
As you can see, I just paired the leggings with a favorite t-shirt and tall boots. You can mix this up by wearing a boot in a different color that compliments the colors in the t-shirt as well. Another thing you can do, is to wear a leather jacket to complete the look and give it another pop of color, like these pictures show:
As you can see from the picture above, adding the brown leather jacket really gives it an everyday cosplay or bounding feel to it. Because Cap is never without a great brown leather jacket when he’s not in uniform.
You’ll notice that all these t-shirts are regular ‘ol nerdy t-shirts. They aren’t particularly long or tunic-like. That is because I feel that leggings are totally pants and should be worn that way. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the slimness of the legging paired with something more voluminous on top. Creates a nice balance, but I want to show you that you can be body-confident. Wear leggings this way too. I think you’ll be surprised at how elongating this look can be. Show ’em what you’ve got, I say!
Here are some more looks to give you ideas. This is a great way to freshen up your look without having to go shopping. You have at least one of each of these types of pieces in your closet right now. Take advantage of the tall boot weather and send us some pics of what you come up with! Scout and I want to see! Shopping guides are below.
OK, so “Deadpool” is finally coming out in theatres today. About darn time if you ask me. I think the film looks fantastic! To celebrate, I thought I would gather some cool Deadpool clothing and accessories here for all of you.
First find is some wicked cool workout wear from Castle Corsetry’s new collection that is Deadpool inspired. The leggings have a built in cell phone pocket, which is the greatest thing ever, honestly.
For our latest Outfit of the Day, we chose the Captain America pin-up style dress from Hot Topic and Torrid by Her Universe. This dress was designed by one of the winners of the first ever Her Universe Fashion Show that has now become tradition at San Diego Comic Con.
Here are a couple of fun pictures of the dress taken by Justin Davidson Photography.
For the professional photos, I went full-on 50s with saddle shoes and all, but everyday wear, I wear it with tall boots and a sweater like these photos show:
As you can see from the picture with The Herald of Geek above, we had the start of an Avengers pin-up team going!
The fit of the dress is pretty standard. The satin material does not have any stretch, but the back has elastic at the top, so there is room for movement. I’m wearing a 2X from Hot Topic, but you can get larger sizes from Torrid. Here are the links to both stores:
Our fourth outfit of the day is actually two outfits. The first is a t-shirt and skirt from Her Universe. The second is a dress, also from Her Universe, sold at Torrid stores. Both outfits are a celebration of Star Wars fandom with an emphasis on the light saber.
Here is the first outfit:
The petticoat is not included with the skirt. This was my own addition. I got the petticoat at a dance supply shop online. Buy one of your own here:
Then bobby socks and a pair of Chuck Taylors and you’re done! This is a great Con going outfit, date outfit or just everyday cosplay outfit. As a bonus, the t-shirt glows in the dark. Here is a more up close picture of the shirt:
Pick up these items at Her Universe. Here is the link to the skirt:
The skirt has absolutely no stretch, so at least one size bigger than you usually do in Her Universe wear. I am wearing a 4x. Just remember, no one is going to check the size of your clothes. It is just a number. Get what fits well and is comfortable. Don’t get all hung up on a number on a label nobody will ever see.
The sizing is pretty standard on the t-shirt. Get whatever size you usually get in Her Universe wear. I’m wearing a 2x.
The other version of the light saber skirt is actually a dress from Her Universe for Torrid. I have not found a standard size version of this dress, so we plus sizes have one up for a change. This is much less pin-up looking, so you can really 50s it up or not, depending on where you want to wear it. The first version is with the petticoat and Chuck Taylors. You can also pair it with saddle shoes for an extra vintage look. It looks like this:
Here’s some up close pics of the necklace and the skirt itself:
The necklace is actually an earring that I turned into a pendant. I’m not much for dangly earrings, so I bent the fish hook post into a loop and put it on a chain.
Now, if you want to wear this dress to work or to a more conservative function, you can pair it with some boots and lose the petticoat like I’ve done here:
I wear this look to work all the time. It is super comfortable and the cotton is lightweight for summer as well. Get one of these dresses here: