SDCChic with Geeky Glamorous

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This week we’re featuring various geek fashion bloggers in our very first SDCChic. Each one has put together two day and two night outfits befitting of the biggest geek weekend of the year. Today we’re have Mandie of Geeky Glamorous fame. Mandie focuses on outfits of the day, local events, giveaways, and even had her wedding featured on SyFy.

We gave each blogger free rein on how they would put together their outfits, and we really love how Mandie put hers together. She decided to take one major piece and showcase how you could wear it during the day and then dress it up for the night. Here’s what she had to say:

“Comic Con can be hectic so I wanted to create outfits that could easily transition from day to night. My day time outfits were practical but still geeky and fun but with a quick swap of accessories and shoes turned into funky party outfits.”

She even included a discount code for one of her pieces, so let’s have a look!

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The first two outfits features GI Jane leggings (by artist WODzilla) from Bombsheller (use code GeekGlamSDCC for 10% off).

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She makes great use of metallics and neon colors to keep the outfits cohesive but different for each scenario.

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Her second set of outfits features a Batman romper from Underboss. These outfits really show off how easy it is to go from day to night with a few simple accessory changes.

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A huge thanks to Mandie for sharing her unique geek style and coming up with some great outfit ideas! Don’t forget, if you want to share your looks, tag them with #SDCChic and let us know!

SDCChic with The Nerdy Girlie

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Now that we’ve covered the great geek fashion events that are happening at this year’s comic con, we wanted to do something fun leading up to the big event. We contacted various fashion bloggers to participate in our very first SDCChic!

SDCChic is a showcase of geek fashion looks that are perfect for comic con. Whether you’re attending panels, checking out various events outside the con, or making an appearance at great parties, there’s a look that will fit the bill. Each participant was challenged to put together four outfits, two day looks and two evening looks, based on what SDCChic meant to them.

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Our first blogger is Megan for The Nerdy Girlie! An expert at all things nerdy, her blog features tips on attending SDCC, everyday cosplay, and Fandom Friday. She even helps run the Los Angeles chapter of Geek Girl Brunch.

Her first day outfit features one of Megan’s favorite items, the Union Jack.

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Her second day outfit is all Who. The cardigan is from Her Universe, Don’t Blink tank by Jordandene, Weeping Angel necklace and Union Jack bow from Hot Topic.

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Her first night time outfit is more Doctor Who with a tank from Look Human, blazer from Gap, Jeans from Hollister, and shoes from Born.

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Lastly, her second night outfit puts the ‘S’ in Slytherin with another tank from Look Human. The jacket from Sun Diego, Jeans are from Hollister, hat from Forever 21, boots are Nordstrom, and the Golden Snitch necklace from Jordandene.

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We want to thank Megan for being a part of our very first SDCChic. Stay tuned for even more leading up to the big event! Want to play along? Post your favorite go to outfits and tag them with #SDCChic on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Geek Fashion Events and Panels at SDCC

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SDCC has finally released their programming schedule, and with a little more than a week until the geek extravaganza of the year, we’ve put together a list of great fashion events that you just can’t miss.

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An Unlikely Partnership

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Last week there was speculation that Hot Topic would be purchasing Thinkgeek. And honestly, we were excited for the prospect, especially given their recent track record. However, today, in an interesting turn of events, it was announced that Gamestop (yes, THAT Gamestop) would be acquiring Thinkgeek.

“GRAPEVINE, Texas & FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, and Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GKNT) (“Geeknet”), the parent company of ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which GameStop will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Geeknet’s common stock for $20.00 per share in cash. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of both companies and will be completed by means of a tender offer. The transaction has a total equity value of approximately $140 million, including $37 million of cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2015.

Geeknet also announced that it had terminated its previously announced merger agreement with Hot Topic, Inc. (“Hot Topic”). Following discussion with both GameStop and Hot Topic, the Board of Directors of Geeknet determined that the GameStop transaction represented a superior proposal. Geeknet will pay Hot Topic a termination fee pursuant to the Hot Topic agreement, for which GameStop has agreed to reimburse Geeknet.”

Read the rest of the press release here.

While we typically don’t do this type of post, but there’s no denying that this could easily affect the future of geek fashion as it is related to Thinkgeek. Our hope is that Thinkgeek remains as it is, and continues to be a great source of geeky items. However, there’s still cause for concern given that this is territory that Gamestop has never been a part of.

We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this acquisition as it develops, and hope for the best. What are your thoughts on this? We’d love to hear them in the comments!

Style Yourself like Gwen!

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There’s no denying that the Spider-Gwen comic series has been an instant success. With the immediately iconic costume and great story, Spider-Gwen has cemented her place in the geek world. Which is why we’re excited to share these pieces from We Love Fine. We mentioned before that they had some great stuff in store for geek fashion, and here’s the next installment!

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The Rise of the Geek Fashion Designer

A month ago both Scruffy and I had the pleasure of meeting with the folks over at Dweebcast to talk about geek fashion and how it’s influence has grown in over the last few years. In addition to speaking with us, they do a great job of getting a behind the scenes look at companies like Her Universe and Castle Corsetry.  We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the video.

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Age of Fashion, An Exclusive Collection from We Love Fine

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We Love Fine is on fire right now! Literally on the heels of their Star Wars collection, they have a brand new collection just in time for the new Avengers movie. Age of Fashion, is the brand new collection by Catherine Elhoffer, a recent addition to the We Love Fine team. You may have seen her work worn by Ashley Eckstein in last year’s fashion show. We have an exclusive interview with her about the new line and what we can expect from WLF in the future. If these tops are any indication, I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves!! Continue reading

Goldie Strikes Back with this New Collection from We Love Fine

A few weeks ago, we had the amazing opportunity to attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. The place was abuzz with anticipation over the next film, and the exhibit hall was full of amazing costumes, props, and our favorite, Star Wars fashion!

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One of the amazing fashion collections we had the opportunity to get our hands on was the new Goldie and We Love Fine collaboration. If you remember anything from their last collection, you won’t be surprised to know that their booth was mobbed the entire weekend. Luckily, for those of you who couldn’t make the show, you won’t have to miss out. We have an exclusive interview with the designer in addition to the entire collection that goes live today!

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Surf’s Up With These Geeky Swimsuits

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With Spring in full swing and Summer right around the corner, it’s time again to round up some great swimwear finds for the pool and beach. This year brings even more variety with rashguards, cover ups, and shorts in addition to our typical swimsuit round up. Check them out below!

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