Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy

Image: Chronicle Books

Peruse the intricate, beautiful, and interesting costumes of the original trilogy of Star Wars. Interviews, explanations, photographs, and concept art take us on a tour of how this aspect of the movies was put together.

ConnectiCon: A Much Needed Break From Reality

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After a stressful week in the “real” world, Rebecca had a much needed geeky vacation at ConnectiCon. Read about how the kids and she spent a weekend at this multi-genre convention.

How to Geek a 5K

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Last weekend I ran my second 5k. The first time, three years ago, I ran by myself. This time I ran it with one of my best friends, which made the race even better. Know what will make it superb next year? Costumes.

Science Pin-Ups!

Rebecca Angel. Photo taken by First Impressions Pinup Makeovers

I went to a bachelorette party that involved doing vintage pin-up makeovers. I paired them with science!

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2013

Photo credit: Andrea Schwalm

Despite damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a successful Kickstarter campaign ensure the Coney Island Mermaid Parade would go on. Check out the photos from last weekend!

Indiegogo Campaign: TinySuperheroes

Since making their first cape in January of 2013, the folks behind Tiny Superheroes have made 500 capes for sick and disabled children. This Indiegogo campaign will help raise money to make and distribute 1,500 more capes in the next year.

My Daughter the Mermaid

Photo illustration by Marziah Karch

Last summer, my then ten-year-old daughter made a mermaid tail. She’s got a bit of an obsession with mermaids.

1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas

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Many of us GeekMoms are cosplayers; from my casually thrown together thrift store costumes through Mandy’s hand-sewn Kaylee Shindig dress right up to Dakster – our very own 501st Legion member. Although the level to which we each take our cosplay depends on our individual free time, available finances and confidence, we all love sharing photos of amazing cosplays created by others, so when I heard about 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas – a book part compiled by professional cosplayer Yaya Han I was excited to have a read.

SuperMe Kids Bags Uncover the Hero Within

SuperME kids backpack complete with mask to keep their secret identities safe.

Just in time for National Superhero Day on April 28, SuperMe backpacks and messenger bags are here! It might seem like a really simple idea to put a cape on a backpack, and to make a functional bag with the entire superhero package and make a quality product for a reasonable price is a lot to ask, but SuperMe has done it.

Wonder Woman Day: Wonder-ful Crafts

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If all today’s Wonder Woman posts are inspiring you to add a bit more Wonder Woman into your life then maybe a craft project is just what you need. Whether you’re looking for something you could create in an afternoon or a more long-term project there should be something for everyone here.

Take Back Halloween: Your Costume Name Doesn’t Have To Feature The Word “Sexy”

Last week I was browsing one of those pop-up Halloween stores in what was probably an abandoned Borders with a friend who apparently hasn’t tried to purchase a Halloween costume in some time. Our conversation mirrored the scene in a Duane Reade in the Sex and the City movie: Miranda: The only two choices for women: witch and sexy kitten. Carrie : You just said

GeekGirlCon is This Weekend…See You There?

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Be still my heart! There is actually a convention for us girls now! It’s in Seattle, so those of you on the East Coast have a ways to trek it (haha, I made a geek funny), but there is indeed a convention made “just for her” and it’s called GeekGirlCon! That said, I’m dragging my husband with me this weekend to the maiden-voyage of the

MCM Expo Hits Manchester

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This weekend saw the first ever MCM Expo held at the Manchester Central convention centre in Manchester, England. The organisers have been running expos across the country for several years but this was the first time the event has ventured into the north of England, filling a surprising void in the sci-fi and fantasy events calendar for the region. Enormous crowds showed up for the