raisingaheronotavillain is now InPlainSight.style!

We have made a big change to the site, in case you haven’t noticed already!

We didn’t come to the decision to change the name lightly, but because it was so long, Benji is being raised pretty well so far and we wanted to change our focus a bit, we decided to make the leap.  We really wanted to focus on everyday living as a nerd.

How to integrate your fandoms into your everyday life.  Not with just everyday cosplay, which is fun to wear for sure, but also more subtle ways, bounding, dapper looks, pin-up style and the like.

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We hope you like the update!  Please share your thoughts with us.  We love to hear from you!

Love, Kim and Benji

Wonderful photos by Justin Davidson Photography!  Click on the link to book him today!

Outfit of the Day: Hogwarts Bound Part 2

For part 2 of our Hogwarts Bound outfits of the day, we went in two different gender directions, but stayed in the dapper bound family for each look.  All photos taken by Justin Davidson Photography.  Book him here.  You’ll be glad you did!

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My dress is from CowCow.  I really love this site.  They have several different cuts and any kind of print you can imagine.  You pick the print and the cut, and they make the dress for you.  The delivery time is not very long (a couple of weeks) and the price is more than reasonable.  Also, size inclusive!  I’m wearing a size 3XL in the Cap Sleeve Front Wrap Midi Dress in Yellow Stars Print.  Click on the link above to order your own.

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This dress is so comfortable and versatile.  I wear it to work, to Universal and out all the time.  I love it! The print is perfect for a Hufflepuff like me or really any witch, to be honest.  Regardless of your House.

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My fascinator, Time Turner Necklace and gloves are from Amazon.  Click on links to order.  Shoes are a DIY that I will be covering in a later post.  Wands from Olivander’s.

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Scout’s vest is from Goodwill.  Bow tie is from Amazon.  Coat is my Deathly Hallows coat from Hot TopicButton down from Amazon. Click on links to purchase.

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Please share your pictures of your favorite bounding outfit with us.  We love to hear from you!  We love it when witches and wizards are hiding in plain sight.

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Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

 

 

Fashion Alert: CowCow on Amazon

For our first fashion alert of the year, I am putting the spotlight on CowCow.

As you know, I’m a huge fan of CowCow.  I discovered a cute AF dino dress last year and cannot stop wearing it.  I paid 20 bucks for it and got it on Prime.  I need to spread that fashion goodness around, I’m thinkin!

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Get this exact dress from Amazon here.  I’m wearing a 3XL.  It is true-to-size.  I’ve washed it several times, and the print is still bright and colorful.

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The cropped tee is available here.  The Star Lord jacket is available here.

CowCow has a huge selection on Amazon that is Prime available.  Click on these links to get some great deals on their dresses!  Some lower than $20!

Dino dresses.

Space dresses.

Cat dresses.

Goth dresses.

Kawaii dresses.

Just pair any of these with some “grandpa” sneakers like these, and you are good to go!

Please send us pictures in your CowCow dresses! We love to hear from you!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

Wardrobe Solutions: Biker Shorts

One of the best purchases you can make when you wear a ton of dresses is the biker short.

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Now, I’m not necessarily saying you have to go buy shape wear.  Shape wear is great, don’t get me wrong.  It is great to help certain silouettes give a nice clean line, but for everyday, they are pretty restricting.

A nice light biker short can prevent chafing, also help with a clean line with clingy fabrics and keep you cool.

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Other products also prevent chafing, but don’t also have the added benefit of helping your clothes fall better and provide a little extra modesty protection on those windy days and when wearing a mini skirt.

My favorite biker short is the slip short by Jockey.  I wear an XL or a 2XL, and I’m a size 18/20 for reference.  They have a variety of colors as well.

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Another great find, are these biker shorts with a pocket that I found on Amazon.

If you have more ideas for keeping comfy while wearing your favorite dresses, please comment below.

Love, Kim and Scout

Fashion Alert: Adaptive Clothing Update as of April 2018

*This article was updated April 2018.  Please see the latest news on this fantastic fashion brand and their new team-up!

Recently I read an article about this great fashion brand, Runway of Dreams, and I had to share this story with you.

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All Photos: runwayofdreams.org

Mindy Scheier is a mother of three children and a fashion designer.  One of her sons has special needs wherein he has to wear braces on his legs to assist with his mobility.  One day before school, her son asked if he could wear jeans to school just like his friends.  “Of course!”, would be the answer, right?  Well, the braces present a unique challenge.  If he wears the jeans, then he won’t be able to go to the restroom unassisted.  If he doesn’t wear jeans, then he feels left out, like any kid would.  What is a mom to do?  Well, she created Runway of Dreams.

Runway of Dreams is a line of adaptive clothing to keep kids and adults that are differently-abled, fashionable.  Magnetic “buttons” hidden behind buttons allow people that would normally not be able to button a shirt unassisted, to button their own shirt. Openings in the back of a shirt or dress instead of having the garment be a pull-over.  It is little details such as these that change the fashion landscape and make it accessable to all.  What an amazing idea and what an amazing lady!

Please go to their website and watch the short documentary here and be inspired like I was.  You can also find stores to shop for these great pieces should you need them or know someone that would benefit from them.

Update: Tommy Hilfiger has now introduced a complete new line of adaptive clothing for all ages!

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The website features USA Paralympians.  Take a look at the collection and shop it here.

 

There are real heroes out there!

Love, Kim and Scout

*Photos: runwayofdreams.org and usa.tommy.com

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day approaches, and we found some really fun and funny gifts for that special nerd in your life!  Shopping links are included, so go crazy!

Star Wars Bouquets from ThinkGeek:

Feisty Pets, also from ThinkGeek:

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Cap Watch from Superherostuff.com:

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This gorgeous Black Panther bag from Loungefly.com:

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These are just a couple of marvelous ideas from us for your Valentine.  Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

*All photos from their respective websites and lead image from Superherostuff.com

Fashion Alert: Tee Turtle

I have a new obsession, Tee Turtle.

I already knew about Tee Turtle, but I discovered recently that they have plus size ladies t-shirts!  Not only that, but they have sales on their tees for $12!  All good stuff.  Take a look at their shirts here.

Here are three recent acquisitions from Tee Turtle that I got for twelve bucks a piece.  I’m wearing a women’s relaxed fit in 2XL.  I am a size 18/20 for reference.

First up is Star Lord:

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I styled my t-shirt with my trusty cosplay Walkman and Star Lord jacket from Merchoid.  Get the jacket here.

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Next up is my Doctor Strange shirt:

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I styled my t-shirt with a pencil skirt, belt and Eye of Agamotto necklace, all from Amazon.

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Last up is my Marvel shirt:

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I styled my shirt with a plaid skirt from Torrid and a bandana from Dollar Tree.

I love the variety of t-shirts that they offer.  I obviously went straight for the Marvel selections, but check out their Halloween t-shirts, which are amazing!

Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout