I have been blogging about fashion and costuming from a ‘geek’ perspective for over fifteen years, including fandom fashion tips, event coverage, and costume analysis.
Everyday Cosplay, also known as ‘stealth cosplay’, or ‘closet cosplay’, and encompassing such as ‘ready-to-wear superhero’, and ‘Disneybound’, refers to designing outfits based on a fictional character, relationship, or story, an abstract concept or trope, a product or event, or similar to be worn as part of one’s regular daily routine. I participate in many events dedicated to everyday cosplay and I am available for consultation and commissions to help you achieve a look.
In depth analysis of costuming for fashionable characters in various space opera (science fiction and fantasy) franchises.
A rundown of how to achieve ‘everyday cosplay’ or Disneybound versions of popular fairy tale characters.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Padmé’s Water Gown, an in depth examination and analysis of Padmé’s funeral costume including references to teen girldom, Shakespeare, and Camelot.
Sartorial: Olivia Benson, a rundown of the costuming choices of the main character in the first 18 years of Law & Order: SVU.
The Curious Case of Chloe Bennet’s Fashion Choices, Chloe Bennet (Daisy, Agents of SHIELD) on the red carpet
Why to Get Away With Dressing Like a Superhero at Work, an essay on the joys of Everyday Cosplay in public.
Princess of the Night: Lupita Nyong’o, I crown the winners of the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion.
X-Men: Days of Future Fabulous Fashion, an exploration of promotional images of X-Men: Days of Future Past
Project Runway 12.3: Introduction to Rasberrytown, a recap of the (absurd) “fashion design” series
Project Runway: Let them eat cake!, an essay about the issues with fashion as a competition for entertainment.
The Importance of Pepper Potts’ Pants, a review of the film The Avengers from a costuming point of view.
- I am available as a personal stylist specializing in looks inspired by fandom and pop culture.
- Commission costume analysis of characters, costumes, episodes, or films.
- I provide discussion and analysis of event fashion (e.g. the Academy Awards or the Met Gala) and recaps of series (e.g. Project Runway).
- I am experienced in costume design for stage and screen. Please contact me for samples and references.