After trolling through my favorite cosplayers Facebook pages for an hour or two (OR MORE, dontjudgeme.) I stumbled across hands down my new favoriter Cosplay of The Day. Today’s spotlight is on Lisa Lou of Rarity’s Boutique, who does a phenomenal job as one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite animated shows, Ty Lee from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Her aura has never been pinker!
And Boutique is not just a fun word that sort of fit. Rarity’s Boutique is also a great place to buy some killer handmade items! And this is her FIRST cosplay? Really? Honestly, everyone can just go ahead and take this character off their “To Cosplay” list, because no one will ever do it better. Lisa set the barre entirely too high, and probably did it while on point.
What do you think of this cosplay? Seen someone that would make a great COTD? Let me know in the comments below!
This may or may not just be a list of awesome things I’ve found that I want to keep for myself, but no matter! I scoured the interwebs to find the ten best items to bestow upon your geekiest of fam/pals/lurve that are easily concealable inside of a stocking this Holiday season! Check them out below, and don’t forget to stop by the small shops mentioned to peruse to your heart’s content!
Game Of Thrones Pop! Vinyl Figurines
Obligatory “Winter is coming.” remark. The easiest place to get these sets would probably be Amazon. They’ve got other characters, like poor dead Ned, Drogo, plus different varaitions of your faves and more obscure characters. All vinyls are incredibly screen accurate for being only 6 inches tall and lacking a mouth. But come on. Baby Drogon trumps the rest. He’s too damn cute!
Star Wars Earrings
Created by the spunky Ashley Eckstein over at HerUniverse.com, these geek chic earrings will add a nice subtle touch to any outfit you can think to pair them with!
As much as I hate snuggies and fleece in general, I couldn’t help but add this to the list. Initially found at Hot Topic of all places, this cuddly robe will have your favorite fanboy/girl Petrificus Totalus’d with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book in their hands. (Note: Who would’ve thought that this would be a hot ticket item? Most stores are out of stock and have no estimated time on the return of this product, however a few can be found at Amazon.com.)
PlayStation Dpad Necklace
ResetButtons is a fantastic Etsy store that makes jewelry strictly from recycled video game components for those who love to subtly display their geekitude without the use of “NERDZ RAWK” neon t-shirts. Not a ps3 person? You can find a bunch of other great pieces directly at her shop!
Infectious Disease Ball
A squishy ball thing. From ThinkGeek.com. Because they’re awesome. And probably make a fun farting noise when you squeeze them. Literally the only reason included was for potential fart noises. I r adult.
DC Women Thermal PJs
The more jammies included, the better. Found at Spencers, DC’s thermal pj sets are totally what superheroes sleep in.
Her Universe TARDIS Tunic Tank
Seriously, try saying that out loud. I did and it doesn’t work at all. Here is another great piece from Her Universe, because I just can’t help myself, that you can dress down with leggings and boots, or sky high with heels and a clutch. I for one would love to see the Whovian that can pull this off IRL. Pics or it didn’t happen. You can get this directly from Her Universe.com or see if you can score a deal during their partner site’s Christmas sales.
Final Fantasy VII Tee
As someone who already owns three Megan Lara prints on the comfiest shirts you can imagine, this Final Fantasy VII inspired tee featuring Tifa Lockhart looking super scrumptious really just needs to get into my collection right now. Check out RedBubble.com for different colors, sizes, and styles.
Firefly Les Femmes/Hommes Prints!
Well. Once you’re on Megan Lara’s website, you really just don’t want to leave until you have everything. I mean, this easily could’ve just turned into a list of “10 Things I Want From Megan Lara’s Website.” But I have self control. Sort of. You can find the Firefly Femmes set @ThinkGeek, and the Hommes @QMXOnline.
The Last Airbender Scarf Set
From Oh Sugarfoot’s Etsy store comes a cozy crochet Air Nomad scarf and beanie set to save you from the harsh air you’re about to be bending. Yip yip!
See anything that I’ve missed? Have an awesome item that should be included next time? Drop me a line in the comments below!
In my quest to find pumpkin carving templates as this year’s Halloween draws evar closer in a desperate attempt to decorate my house with the soft glow of nerd-appreciated decorations, I’ve come across a couple of carvings from different fandoms that are absolutely killerr. (and completely unable to recreate, unfortunately) Here are a couple of my favorite geeky pumpkin carvings!
#5. Heartless – Kingdom Hearts
Just equip Decisive Pumpkin and you’re good to go Heartless smashing! Life’s no fun without a good scare.
#4. Charizard – Pokemon
One of the best Pokemon to segue into a silhouette and my personal favorite, Charizard is the very best. Like no pumkin ever was…
#3. King Bomb – Final Fantasy
Firey ball of spikes and teeth? Perfect. Self destruct. Boom.
#2. Teen Gohan – Dragon Ball Z
Rider4z captured Gohan’s ascention to SSJ2 masterfully in this carving. Watch out, Videl!
#1. Avatar State Aang – Avatar: The Last Airbender
thedaneof5683 on DeviantArt takes the cake (pumpkin pie?) with his Last Pumpkinbender version of Aang. Flameo, hotman!
A Better Look at Avengers 2 Big Baddie
Hurray for the Avengers Initiative: Marvel Second Screen Experience app! Not only did it give me what I wanted, which is always more Loki, but it also provided a better glimpse at Thanos. What are your thoughts? (via ComicBookMovie)
Princess Bride Turns 25!
We at IHOGeek celebrated the birthday of one of the biggest cult classics around by ridiculing the member of our team who hadn’t seen it and refusing to communicate with her until she rectified the situation. In a nutshell? We won and she is now in tru wuv.
Avatar:TLA The Promise Part 3
The final installment of Avatar’s The Promise arc comes complete with a cover that I just want framed on the walls of my bedroom. What’s inside the pages? Why, you’ll just have to wait for my review, lily livers! Until then, check out my review on the second issue to bide your time.
Please enter the url to a YouTube video.In what might be my new favorite channel on YouTube, I have found the intriguing pairing of two of my favorite things. Nerd culture and musicals. It makes for an amazing mixture. Don’t believe me? Slender Guy will watch you while you’re sleeping.
Gangnam Style Mother & Son
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There are a lot of people getting burnt out on the ridiculous popularity of Gangnam Style and all the parodies and recreations that have come with it. Fortunately, I’m not one of them. As Ellen said, this mom-and-son dance team are too cute to miss. And I may or may not have watched this 5 times already for ALL THE SKILLZ.
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Our good friends over at Aggressive Comix have come back with an all new episode of Geekgasm, hosted by the appendixless geeky beauty, Jenny Lorenzo whos sicky time was spent much as the rest of us…catching up on vidya games. Find out what she enjoyed and what was just meh.
Geeks And Gamers Anonymous
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Lastly, but not leastly, the webseries I have been involved in with the Action Flick Chick, Katrina Hill, finally released it’s first and second episodes on YouTube! Geeks And Gamers Anonymous comes out every Wednesday. Head over to the GAGA Facebook Fan Page and throw em a like or Tweet what you want to see the girls get into next @GagaWebseries!
Find anything noteworthy this week? Drop me a line about it in the comments below, or send me a Tweet @killerr_queen!
Air is the element of freedom. This is clearly demonstrated in the loose, brightly hued garb of the airbenders and their acolytes. When struck with the idea to do a fashion post inspired by the airbenders, I immediately thought that the clothes should not be constricting and opted for tops that would flutter in the wind and dresses that brought to mind airbending attire. Check them out and let me know your thoughts!
Flowy top is a MUST and I found a mega cheap one for you at Forever21.
Casual shorts from Roxy will give you that perfect orange touch to a flowy top.
A bag with a splash of blue and an arrow pattern found on Etsy would display your mastery of airbending.
Boat shoes from Sierra Trading post would bring that little bit of brown and would tie the whole shebang together!
Now if we visit the dressier part of the airbender clothing spectrum, something like this dress from ModCloth would be the perfect thing to wear as you’re bending your way through the fire nation. Since less is more with the airbenders, simple sandals such as these from DSW, paired with this bracelet from Tagua.com and a cute, arrow patterned clutch, also found on Etsy!
If you have a moment be sure to check out the other fashion themed articles which include Batman, Phoenix, and Jack Skellington, they can be found here.