Comikaze 2015

Our friend, Toni Adams, aka the Herald of Geek, interviewed us at Comikaze 2015 for Fangirl Nation.  See our silliness at the 4:13 mark.  Enjoy!

Love, Kim and Scout

Fashion Alert- The Disney Store

I was at The Disney Store yesterday and they have Star Wars and Marvel t-shirts in ladies’ sizes up to 2XL!  They have a variety of styles, a few are pictured here:

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Not one mention of a superhero saving you or a superhero husband or boyfriend in the bunch either, which is refreshing.  I snagged a couple of these.  I have been looking for a ladies Cap Shield t-shirt for basically forever.  I’m wearing a 2XL.  It is fitted, but not overly tight.  The sleeves are just right and don’t ride up.  I love the neckline that is lower and bears no resemblance to a guy’s shirt.  This is a ladies t-shirt and looks it.  I do wish it were a little longer for taller ladies and if you want to wear it with leggings, but hey, ladies nerd shirts that are sized for all of us!  I’ll take it.  Here’s how I styled mine today:

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I wore my brown leather jacket because as you all know, Cap is never without his brown leather jacket!  Jacket is from Lane Bryant.

Here is the link to the shirt:

http://www.disneystore.com/captain-america-shield-tee-for-women/mp/1389955/1000228/

I paired this with skinny jeans from the Rebel Wilson collection for Torrid.  Here are close-ups of my accessories:

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The earrings are from Hot Topic and the necklace from Stella and Dot.  The belt is by Buckle Down.  Links to shopping below.  Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout

http://www.stelladot.com/sites/meliswein

hottopic.com

lanebryant.com

torrid.com

http://buckle-down.com/

Find It Here Guide

Here is a list of great fashion, cosplay and geeky fashion sites to visit to find the duds we sport on here as well as DIY videos and fashion advice from people that know their stuff!

Online Shops and Services:

Buy the In Plain Sight Book!

Justin Davidson Photography

Luca Jackets

Her Universe

Hot Topic

Pinup Girl Clothing

Living Dead Clothing

We Love Fine

Cosplay Sky

Castle Corsetry

Great Blogs to Bookmark:

suitupgeekout.com

a-nudge.blogspot.com

fangirlnation.com

Squeedar

Anastasia Washington

Curious Joi

Great Facebook Pages to Like:

www.facebook.com/heraldofgeek

Great YouTube Channels to Subscribe to:

Always Believe

The Lair of Voltaire

Ordinary Adventures

Plus Size Nerd

Randomland Adventures

You can also follow us at:

@kimapult

@inplainsight.style

on Instagram

@kimapult

on Twitter

https://poshmark.com/closet/kimmcandrew

To shop Kim’s Closet on Poshmark

https://medium.com/@kimapult

To read Kim’s work on Medium (*note that not all of these posts are all-ages appropriate)

Email us at:

inplainsight.style@gmail.com

HAPPY SHOPPING/SURFING!

Welcome!

Welcome to raisingaheronotavillain.com!  Scout and I are so glad you are here!  Please surf around and check it out.  Please feel free to drop us a comment or two if you like.  We hope to bring you info on the latest in geek fashion and lifestyles, as well as cosplay news with an emphasis on body positivity and confidence. Scout and I couldn’t do any of this without the support of our wonderful friends. Stay tuned for new posts to come.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kim’s Bio

Kim Henderson McAndrew is an author and blogger known for her bold, self-proclaimed nerdy style and ability to combine cosplay with everyday fashion. She attributes her inner geek to the day her Dad took her to see “Star Wars” back in the 70’s; a day that changed her life forever.

Kim began immersing herself in the world of Cosplay after divorcing from her husband and realizing she lacked a sense of community or support system. So, she sought out to meet new friends, and in the process, she was introduced to the magical world of costume play. Over time, Kim started to realize that the more she allowed herself to indulge, the more confident and positive she became.

While a lover of the occasional screen-accurate cosplay, Kim used her unique style and love of certain fandoms to create every looks to honor superheroes ‘in plain sight’. Over time, friends and fellow cosplayers started encouraging her to publish a guide to help others learn how to do the same. So, in 2016, she launched InPlainSight.style, an all-ages geek/nerd fashion, mash-up cosplay, bounding and lifestyle blog with an emphasis on body confidence and body positivity.

As the blog’s popularity grew, so did the demand for a book. So, she decided to combine the articles her readers felt most useful, put them in one place into a workbook-type format and this year Kim published her first book, In Plain Sight: Using Everyday Cosplay to Express Your Inner Superhero (2020).

In Plain Sight offers readers a step-by-step guide to getting started with Cosplay, the various types and styles of Cosplay, how to create everyday looks, and the world of Bounding. The book includes shopping guides, sources, convention pack lists, Con pack lists and more.

Kim’s main fandoms are Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and the Arthurian Legend. When she isn’t working, helping with homework or going to a con, she is hard at work on her next cosplay or at the movies most likely.