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InPlainSight.style is on a mini-vacay

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Just an fyi, we are on a mini-vacay this week and next to attend Dapper Day weekend at Disneyland and Dressed to the 9 3/4 Day at Universal Hollywood!

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As you can imagine, we are in hard-core prep-mode, so we are taking a post vacation.

We will be back in mid-November with new content!

Until then, Happy Dapper Day!!!

Love, Kim and Benji

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SDCC Recap and Her Universe Fashion Show

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This year we had a short visit to SDCC because we had tickets to Hugh Jackman in San Diego earlier in the week.

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Dress by Pin-Up Girl Clothing.  Click on the link to buy.  I’ll profile it in more detail for an outfit of the day at a later date.

Our first stop was for a traditional selfie:

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Then a step and repeat pic:

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Dress by Disney Dress Shop, which is no longer available, but you can find it on Ebay here.  Game of Thrones shirt from Target.  Shoes by Converse.

Afterwards, we took a trip to the Her Universe Fashion Show.  This was the 6th annual fashion show, and boy it was amazing!  Watch the video below:

Here what we wore to the show:

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This dress is Her Universe for The Disney Dress Shop.  Click on the link to buy.  Shrug from Amazon and shoes by Converse.

The next day we hit the floor and I picked up some of the pieces I saw at the show, including the Loki dress below.

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Dress is available at Her Universe.  Click on the link to buy.  Shrug is from Torrid ages and ages ago.

And I got this cool pic with a Cookie Monster replica…

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During the Marvel panel in Hall H (which we weren’t willing to sleep on the sidewalk to wait for…), Marvel revealed some details on the Black Widow film and Jane Foster will be The Mighty Thor in the next Thor film!

Then we had to hit the road and bid SDCC good-bye for another year.

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Benji

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Captain Marvel Cosplay Pro Photos

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I recently had some extra fun money to spend, and spend I did on a new screen accurate Captain Marvel cosplay.  SIM Cosplay made it for me, and I love it!

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I thought I would share some shots taken by Justin Davidson Photography with you.

As always, click on the links above to buy your own cosplay or book Justin for photos.  You’ll be so glad you did!

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Until next time…

Love, Kim and Benji

*All photos: Justin Davidson Photography

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Captain Marvel Cosplay

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I recently received my new Captain Marvel cosplay from Sim Cosplay.  I spent the extra money for a custom fit, and I’m so glad I did.  It is a bit roomy in places, but better too big than too small.  All the pieces, including the boots, are included.  The quality is great, so I highly recommend working with them when you want to build a new cosplay.  Click here for their website.

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I’ll do a photoshoot when the heat dies down a bit, as this cosplay is warm to say the least, but until then, enjoy these quick pics!

Love, Kim and Benji

 

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New Spidey Suit!

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*This is a repost about Benji’s new Spidey Suit.

As the kiddo has gotten older, I decided it was time for her to have her first custom-made cosplay.  She chose a new Spidey Suit.  Our wonderful friend, Vegan Spiderman, recommended zentaizone.com.  They did not disappoint!

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All these amazing photos were taken by Justin Davidson Photography.  Book him here.

We highly recommend you go the custom route.  The suit fits her perfectly.  We also recommend a removable mask and putting soles on the feet.  Both of those options came in really handy!

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The zentaizone site link is here so you can order your own suit!

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Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

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New Wave Avengers Cosplay

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*This is a repost from SDCC for our New Wave Avengers.

For our last SDCC recap, we wanted to share our latest cosplay, New Wave Avengers.

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This cosplay was thought up in about five minutes in our local JC Penney.  We were headed back to the car after getting our nails done and there were bright sport coats on sale at the store.  One blue and one red.  Scout said, “We could do Avenger suits!”  Those sportcoats didn’t fit either of us, but an idea was born!

After spending an afternoon on Amazon, I got everything sent to us on Prime and just in time for SDCC.

So, a quick breakdown of the pieces…  Sportcoats here, shirts here and ties here.  All on Amazon.  The Stark Glasses also on Amazon here.  The stars and stripes glasses from Target.  The buttons are from Cons we’ve attended over the years.  Pair all this with black leggings.  White sneakers are the classic styles from Reebok.  The Stark gloves from Amazon.  The shield is a Marvel Legends shield, which is really hard to find these days, but cosplaysky.com has a similar one.

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Finally, our make-up is from Dollar Tree.  No, really.

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I have to admit, we both really like these eye shadows and lipstick.  We are both still using them!

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All these amazing photos are by Justin Davidson Photography.  As always, we cannot recommend him highly enough!  Book him here.  You will not be disappointed!

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

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Cosplay: Nick Fury and Captain America

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*This is a repost from 2016 for our Nick Fury and Captain America cosplays.

For part three of our trip to WonderCon 2016 we focused on our new cosplay, Cap and Nick Fury.  I finally, finally, pulled the trigger and commissioned a Captain America corset and leggings from Castle Corsetry.  Tis a thing of beauty!  Here are some pics of the work in progress:

Here are some pics of the finished product with close-ups of the seams, oh the seams!!!

I absolutely love this cosplay!  I will be wearing this for many years to come.  If you would like to commission some of their work and/or order some of their cinchers or corsets, please visit their site here.  Also, feel free to shoot them an email with any questions you might have.  I cannot recommend their work hard enough!

Here are some solo photos that Justin Davidson Photography took for me:

For Scout’s Nick Fury cosplay, we hit up Amazon for the coat.  It is actually an adult sized pleather trench.  It is made in China, so I knew the sizing would be tiny.  I was right.  My regular sized 10 year old needed an XL!  When ordering from sites like these, go through a reputable company like Amazon, and measure for sizing.  Then go up a size.  Especially when ordering for your kid.  If it is too big, it won’t be for long! The eye patch is also from Amazon.  Leggings, t-shirt and boots from Target.  The prop weapons are by Disgruntled Veteran on Etsy.  He makes con-friendly props that are a good price and quality.  Get them here.

Here are some pics of Scout’s cosplay:

We had an opportunity for Justin Davidson Photography to take some great cosplay photos of our new cosplay.  As always, Justin makes us both feel super comfortable and brings great ideas for locations, lighting and poses to the table.  If you want some great photos, please book him here.

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All cosplay photos and lead photo by Justin Davidson Photography

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For the fourth and final recap of our trip to WonderCon 2016, we’ll talk about the Marvel group photo and post some more photos of excellent cosplays we saw at the con.  Until next time…

Love, Kim and Scout

Read Part One and Part Two of WonderCon 2016

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WonderCon Recap: Captain Marvel Dress

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Our last recap of WonderCon is my Captain Marvel dress by Her Universe from the Disney Dress Shop.

Let’s break it down and do the Team Build Checklist. Print your own Checklist here.

The Team Leader- The Dress

Like all dresses from the Disney Dress Shop, this dress is retro-styled and size inclusive.

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I love the fit of the dress and it is ready-made for Dapper Day, stylized cosplay or everyday.

Get your own dress here.

The Brick- The Dress

In this case, the team leader and brick are both the dress.  In other cases, a Captain Marvel necklace might be needed, but the dress includes the star on her chest.

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The Scientist- DIY Saddle Shoes

Shoe DIY right here.

The Exotic- Cardigan, Gloves, Petticoat and Scarf from Amazon

Again, I recommend Amazon as your first stop when looking for accessories to dress up your cosplays and bounds.  Get the cardigan here. Get the gloves hereGet the petticoat hereGet the scarf here.  All four from Amazon, and also all come in a gazillion colors.

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The Exotic Part 2- The Handbag

The purse I got is from Wish.  I do recommend Wish for handbags and other accessories, but I do not recommend them for clothing or make-up.  The clothing sizing is sketchy as best (runs beyond tiny) and the make-up is usually knock-offs of name brands.  Because of that, you can’t depend on the ingredient lists on the packaging.  But, if you want a purse for yourself, click this link.

The Blaster- Hair and Make-up

This cosplay didn’t require a wig or any super special make-up.  For pin-up, a nice red lip is a great finishing touch.  I wear “Love Is On” by Revlon.  Get yours here.

Adaptations for Everyday Wear

This one is pretty simple to adapt to everyday wear. I’d lose the petticoat and that’s pretty much all you need to do to take this look to the office or out and about.

As always, professional pictures by Justin Davidson Photography.  Book him here.  You’ll be glad you did!

Happy Shopping!

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Benji