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The Best Freaking Pilot in the Galaxy

Oh my goodness, how the hell is it November already?! It still feels like SDCC just happened last month, but alas. That was four months ago! The way the end of the year quickly creeps upon us never ceases to amaze and terrify me. Why terrify? Well… because it makes me think about what I have and [mostly] haven’t done all year, and makes me cringe because despite the things I did accomplish, I can’t help but focus on the negative. Y’know how that goes. 😛

I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately, and that’s because I’ve been crazy busy with an internship I just started a month ago in San Francisco! I’ll talk more about it at some other point because I just wanted to quickly share mine and Rory’s Halloween costumes. Him and I dressed up as BB-8 and Poe DAME-eron from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. HA! See what I did there? Poe Dameron. DAME-eron? No? Okay fine, whatever. I thought it was clever.

We were originally going to be Babe and Farmer Hoggett from Babe, but then I saw this BB-8 costume at Petsmart back in August and immediately decided we’d be BB-8 and Poe instead.  I already had the Poe/Finn jacket by Her Universe from Hot Topic so that just saved me a trip from having to find a tweed jacket and whatever else I’d need to dress up as Farmer Hoggett. Plus dressing up like an old farmer versus dressing up like the best freaking pilot in the galaxy — pilot wins hands down! I thought about wearing pants (or trousers incase anyone from Europe is reading this) to be more Poe-like, but I went with a skirt because I’m all about that no-pants life. Except pants would’ve been nice to have on the hayride we went on at Dell’osso Farms. :: cringe ::

le fancy geek outfit fashion blogger
Poe/Finn jacket: Her Universe (buy here) |
skirt & shirt: Forever 21 (n/a online)
belt: Merona (buy here) | boots: G.H. Bass (n/a)
BB-8 dog costume: Pestsmart (buy here)

Rory and I are definitely going to be rocking these outfits again for our holiday greeting cards this year! Did you dress your pet or yourself up for Halloween? Tell me all about your costumes in the comments section. 🙂

cheers

(photos of me and Rory by Caitlin Hamer)

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I go “Vwooomp, vwooomp”!

outfit details – dress & headband: Her Universe // boots: Madden Girl // top: Heart & Soul // bow clip: Forever 21 // earrings: made by me // 11th Doctor plush: Underground Toys

I was the TARDIS from Doctor Who for Halloween! Just in case you’re not familiar with Doctor Who, the TARDIS is a space vessel that is shaped like a police call box that travels throughout space and time. It’s also bigger on the inside [insert inappropriate joke here]!

Finding other Whovians or people who at least know what Doctor Who is used to be like finding unicorns: impossibly rare. I was pleasantly surprised that a few students knew, or at least recognized, that my costume was Who related! I got tons of compliments on it from random people too! Later on when I went to Target, some dude asked me if he could take a picture of my costume. And at my other job a dude in a Guy Fawkes mask enthusiastically told me that my costume was “so awesome!” A lot of people tended to just say, “Doctor Who!” whenever they recognized my costume. Normally the hipster nerd in me would be like, “I’m not Doctor Who, I’m the TARDIS!” and go off on a tangent about how the show is called Doctor Who and the Doctor is just the Doctor, but I didn’t even care. I was just happy I didn’t have to explain what I was dressed as too often. 🙂

When I saw that Her Universe was coming out with an a-line TARDIS dress I flipped out. I didn’t initially think “Halloween costume” because I would wear this dress any other day 🙂 But finding it was such a pain! I finally found one last week at Hot Topic and got the last one in my size along with the TARDIS headband. And they had a BOGO sale going on! SCORE!

I started to have doubts about dressing up as the TARDIS though since I wasn’t sure about what else I could add to it. I envisioned wearing a white frilly top underneath with a bow tie and a petticoat to add extra fluff to the skirt. Can you believe I managed to find this ruffly blouse at the last minute (as in, the night before Halloween)? It also has a bit of a Mary Poppins vibe to it so I can definitely use it for a Mary Disneybound too.

All in all, I’m really quite pleased with my TARDIS costume! Did any of you dress up too?

Cheers,
Nina

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D.I.Y. Minnie Mouse Costume

Minnie Mouse is by far one of the easiest costumes a lady can put together for Halloween — especially at the last minute (like what I did last year)! All you really need is a good pair of mouse ears, cute accessories, and fancy duds. Or casual duds. Whatever interpretation of Minnie you want to do is fine with me!

Keep in mind that Minnie Mouse doesn’t neccesarily equate to red & white polka dotted dresses and skirts. The girl has other colored dresses and bows, y’know? Earlier this year I bought a pair of Minnie Mouse ears at the Disney Store that came with 4 different detachable bows — a floral print, white with little pink dots, pink with big white dots, and a glittery silver bow. In case you’re wondering I bought it for Disneyland purposes. It’s no longer available there, but they do sell all kinds of mouse ear things on the Disney Store website. Or if you’re super crafty there are tons of tutorials on how to make your own ears, like this one I found on YouTube.

I based my costume around the floral bow and came up with this:

outfit details:

  • Ears: Disney Store
  • Cardigan: Target
  • Peter Pan collar necklace: YesStyle
  • Dress: H&M
  • Shoes: American Rag
  • Ring & Bracelet: I have no idea. o,0

For the costume party I went to on Friday I wore black tights with a long sleeve black shirt underneath my dress just to get the full Minnie Mouse effect, but for this blog’s shoot I ditched the tights and undershirt because I was lazy (at least I’m honest). I got my dress at H&M last year because it makes me feel like a princess. Wee! I think every girl should have something in their closet that makes them feel regal. Anywho, I got the cardigan at Target eons ago, the Peter Pan collar necklace is from YesStyle, and the t-strap heels are by American Rag, which I got last year.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to Minnie Mouse! You can pretty much put any cute outfit together, throw on Minnie-esque accessories (I think Minnie is a pearl kind of girl), some mouse ears, and call it a day! Black nose is optional, but please, please please, do not draw whiskers on your face. I don’t understand why some girls who dress up as Minnie Mouse draw whiskers on their face when Minnie doesn’t even have them. You know she gets that ish waxed!

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween tomorrow!!!

Cheers,
Nina

PS: To all on the east coast, stay safe!

PPS: This post will be submitted to IFB’s Halloween Project. Keep your fingers crossed for me please!

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The Costume Conundrum

It’s Halloween and I still don’t know what I’m going to dress up as. RUGH. And my plans are still unclear as I was originally going to have a Doctor Who marathon with Jen, Marcos, and Shanice at Shanice’s place, but I haven’t been able to get a hold of Shanice to confirm what time and what we should bring, etc. WHERE ARE YOU WOMAN? CALL ME! As an alternative plan, we’re thinking of going to Dell’Osso Farm’s pumpkin patch to check out the maze. As for my costume, I’m taking the DIY route by just looking through my wardrobe to see what I can put together. It’s been quite frustrating.

My options are…

  • Minnie Mouse
  • Diana Prince (Wonder Woman’s alter ego, think Clark Kent/Superman)
  • Hogwarts school girl
  • 11th Doctor
  • Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I managed to put an 11th Doctor outfit together, but when I put it on I looked all frumpy because my boobies are too effing big. *shakes fist at the heavens*

I was Diana Prince last year, and Karen O the year before… I don’t really want to do repeats. And I don’t know where my Wonder Woman costume is (and the bustier totally stained my white button-up shirt). So I guess I’m left with Minnie Mouse and Hogwarts school girl (which I wore in July for the last Harry Potter movie, you can see that here).

Well, I hope everyone else has a happy and safe Halloween!!!

Now… I gotta go figure this shit out and see if I still have time to make Rory’s Ewok costume… /headache

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