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“The Force, Fashioned,” a Star Wars Fashion Editorial Shoot

With all of the Star Wars hype surrounding every corner of the nerd world recently, ChubbyBunny Michelle and Yume Ninja teamed up with Mandie of Geeky Glamorous to create this fashion editorial shoot featuring original design created by Catherine Elhoffer of Elhoffer Designs.

 

Hit play on our Behind the Scenes video to see the epic glory of the snow capped mountains… and then a minute of footage of us falling all over the place. Whee! More photos and credits below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLPuN98Sl1A&feature=youtu.be

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The Craft at Hogwarts

When it was announced that Sony was attempting a remake of the 90s cult classic “The Craft” last month, the internet let out a collective groan.
Who can blame them after seeing that watered down outrageously bad Jem trailer?

However, the announcement did get my nostalgia wheels turning.
What else has witches with traits that can be divided into four?
Motherfuckin’ HOGWARTS.

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It amazed me that I had actually never come across a Craft x Hogwarts mash up before. I am sure it exists.

I enlisted the help of my two Potter friends (who were free) in recreating ‘The Craft’ movie poster in a Potteresque fashion.

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Ep. 218 Darling Stewie

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In this episode Gizzy B chats with Darling Stewie, co-founder of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, blogger, and proud self-proclaimed Hufflepuff. They discuss the IGGPPC, the importance of a positive geek community, Geek Girl Brunch, and try to figure out what powers they would get if they could just find a vat of toxic waste to fall into (that’s a good plan, right?). Make sure to check out Darling Stewie at her blog, darlingstewie.com.

Michelle and Will’s Moonlight Wedding: Sailor Moon and Art Deco Inspired

Okay, no laughing allowed. I had a Sailor Moon themed wedding.

But perhaps not the rainbow colored, anime-poster ridden melee of sad artistic choices that you are expecting. Since my groom and I  are fairly fashionable adults with an pretty serious otaku problem, we finally landed on the perfect mash up of classy and nerdy for our big day: We had an art deco Sailor Moon-inspired wedding.

Michelle & Will's Moonlight Wedding: Sailor Moon inspired

The plan was to have an elegant, grown up wedding, with a highly stylized injection of Sailor Moon design into every nook and cranny! Utilizing the extensive archive of beautiful Sailor Moon imagery, such as the lockets, wands, and symbols from the manga and anime, as well as the influence of Art Deco moon and stars designs, pulling together the decor, graphics, and fashion into an elegant nerd wedding was an event planner’s dream! As a professional event producer for Bubble Punch, as well as working in a hotel for most of my college years (100+ wedding receptions and lived to tell the tale!), I had extensive wedding planning and decorating experience under my belt, and was confident I would be able to do something unique, yet totally otaku-driven, to suit our tastes. Keep in mind, despite all of this, it was STILL SUPER DUPER STRESSFUL since it was my own wedding, haha! But here I am, mind in tact, and ready to tell you all about it!

I just wanted to hop on my soapbox quickly and tell everyone that YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY KIND OF WEDDING YOU WANT. I think a lot of readers have been amazed that my groom “allowed” me to do this, but the fact is that we were both equally excited about the theme, the nerdy music, and decorations, because it spoke to our common interests. So don’t be afraid to flaunt your nerdy side in public, and especially not at your wedding! It’s your day! DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! WOO!

Below is a summary in photos of the wedding, then after that is a breakdown of Fashion, Graphics, and Decor notes and DIY links for everything! THIS POST IS LONG, BUT HANG IN THERE, IT’S TOTES WORTH IT. Thank you so, so much to Shannon Cottrell for all of the amazing photos!

Play the video and get teary eyed while the magical music plays in the background!

THE WEDDING!

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Geeking Out: A Surprise DIY Austenland Bridal Shower

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when your best friend gets engaged, you need to throw her an amazing bridal shower.

When Michelle and I first met, we bonded over our love of all things geeky: otaku culture, cosplay, comic books, video games, and of course… Jane Austen.

Naturally, when Austenland came out last year, we watched it. And when I say “watched it”, I mean that there wasn’t a single weekend in this year where we both didn’t watch this movie together, or separately, and then quoted it back to each other.

When she asked me to be her Maid of Honor, I knew that the one thing I had to do was throw her a surprise Austenland themed bridal shower.

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In the name of the Moon, We will cheer for you!

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This summer marked the return of Sailor Moon to tv, both across Japan, and internationally via streaming sites like Crunchy Roll and Hulu.

Growing up with Sailor Moon, plenty of us here at Defective Geeks, along with our friends from Skirts & Swords, could not resist doing a causual variant cosplay for Sailor Moon Day at Anime Expo.  So we got to brainstorming and decided it would be awesome to be Sailor Moon Cheerleaders.

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X-Men at Wondercon

Everyone loves the 90s, that much is obvious from the influx of 90s clothing coming back into style right now, but MAN oh man it’s a great time to COSPLAY from the 90s, too!

Who doesn’t remember the corny 90s  X-Men cartoon? We could all hum that opening theme song on command! Inspired by our love for this cheesy rendition of our most beloved X-Men, we dressed up for Wondercon this year to show our love!

Photo by Mad Calamity Photos

Do you like mutants?

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