Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blade Runner inspired look with leggings from Bombsheller

Let me preface by saying I am so sorry for the long hiatus on blog posts friends! I've been bogged down with work and other obligations but not to fret, Geeky Glamorous will be returning gung-ho very soon! In the meantime, I am very excited to post about these AMAZING new leggings I received from the lovelies over at Bombsheller! Bookmark it babes, this is one spandex company you'll want on your tight pants radar.

Have you ever wanted to create your own design to feature on leggings? Bombsheller has got you covered! You can submit your own design and after some approvals (making sure the art is the correct size and adapting it for printing) you can see your design on leggings for sale! All Bombsheller leggings start at $69 and you set your own royalty on top of that, so there's no stolen artwork here, artists are credited and PAID for their designs.

The possibilities here are endless and the current design offerings on Bombsheller are astounding. It was -really- difficult for me to pick just one pair. Here's how my leggings arrived,

The logo, washing instructions and size are all printed onto the garment. What this means? NO ITCHY TAGS, AW YISS. The package included a washing instructions card and my invoice.

What I was most impressed with? The artist and designer are both credited and printed into the fabric as well the design's official hashtag.

The sci-fi nerd in me just had to go with the Future Cities leggings with artwork by Diliff and design by Mandroid. If you couldn't already tell, these are inspired by Blade Runner and feature a gritty, futuristic Los Angeles cityscape.

The fabric quality is super fab, really pulls you in without feeling constricting. These are high-quality leggings I assure you, no snags or pilling! I am wearing a size medium for reference and am 5'8". I typically wear a size 7/8 pant.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

April O'Neil inspired look sponsored by Sammy Dress

Despite the reservations about the new live-action Teenage Mutant Turtle Movie, I am thrilled to see a revival in TMNT toys, collectibles, and fans! I grew up watching TMNT and always "played" April O'Neil on the playground as a kid. When Sammy Dress contacted me about a reviewing an item from their site I knew I had to go with this awesome clutch bag! I thought the pattern mimicked a turtle shell and this look was born.

The clutch arrived in a dust bag (always appreciated) and was much larger than I expected! A pleasant surprise really, you could likely store a small laptop or tablet in this. The bag is made of some sort of faux leather and is soft to the touch.

Inside lining is brown (keeping with the turtle theme here, heh) with a side pocket and optional chain strap! The bag zips closed and features all gold hardware. Both the wrist strap and chain attach with lobster clasps making the transition from shoulder bag to clutch a breeze.

I styled my turtle clutch with a yellow jumpsuit, leather boots from Steve Madden, thigh high socks from Target, and a matching green hair bow. If I had just had a microphone...hehe.

Overall, I am quite pleased with the quality of this bag. For just $9.57 you can pick this bag which is also available in metallic silver or gold. Make sure to check out SammyDress for more affordable fashion buys!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spider-Man Corset Top/Costume Giveaway Sponsored by CostumeSuperCenter.com

Spider-Man is my favorite superhero of all time. Mary-Jane Watson is one of the reasons why I have red hair. So I was thrilled to be asked to host this giveaway with the folks over at Costume Super Center. Ladies, if you're looking for the perfect top to watch Amazing Spider-Man 2 in, they've got you covered!
I paired my Spider-Girl Bustier Top (also available in an Iron Man version) with a blue bodycon skirt from Sidecca, black tights, vintage red boots, and a Geeky Glamorous controller necklace.

The top has adjustable straps and features bra-style closures in the back. I am wearing a size medium. This is an officially licensed product from Marvel. There is boning up the front and around the cups giving this top some structure.

Want to win your own or something else from CostumeSuperCenter? Enter your information in the widget below to win any costume from their site up to $75! You have until Monday, May 26th to enter. Good luck!
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Have you seen Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet? What did you think?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Geeky Charm Bracelets from ThinkGeek - Mother's Day is May 11th!

I've seen these charm bracelets at various retailers but when Think Geek approached me about their version I suddenly saw these bracelets in a new light! Each bracelet can be customized with the charms of your choosing making these a unique item to showcase your fandoms. Firstly you need to choose the European Style Bracelet in sterling silver or Leather Charm Bracelet, which is what I selected. The leather cord wraps around your wrist a couple times to give the illusion of wearing more than one bracelet. It would also be an option to wear as a necklace.

Now that you've selected the type of bracelet you want, it's the fun part, selecting your charms! With each bracelet purchase you receive ThinkGeek's "Timmy" monkey mascot (seen above). So there's one charm! Now, let's select some others.
d20 or TARDIS

T-Rex Skull or Fantasy Pack. Obviously it's a much better value to buy the charms in multiples. The fantasy pack includes a knight, unicorn, and wizard hat. You save up to 30% by buying together. Many of the charms are available in sterling silver so if you have metal allergies, you can opt in for these charms.

I selected the leather charm bracelet and the Portal Companion Cube charm, just look how cute!

I love what a subtle way this is to wear your geekery. I love to mix and match bracelets and I love how this bracelet compliments the others I wear on a daily basis.

These would make a great gift for Mom for Mother's Day, there's still a few days left to get those orders in! Hop to it! Thanks ThinkGeek for sending me this, I've been wearing mine through the weekend, hehe!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Myth Masque TICKET GIVEAWAY: high fantasy, masquerade ball in Los Angeles May 24th!

I am so thrilled that I will finally, after two years of missing it, be able to attend Myth Masque. If you aren't familiar, Myth Masque is a high-fantasy, masquerade ball that happens each year in Los Angeles. This year's event will occur on May 24th at the Los Angeles Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. This is not dressing up in a cosplay costume and attending a convention (though you know I love those too). This is a fully immersive event with live entertainment, themed rooms, specialty fantasy-wear themed vendors, and of course spectacular costumes. Fact is, you HAVE to dress up to even attend! If that wasn't enough, LAST YEAR THEY HAD A WOLF THERE THAT YOU COULD PET. I DIE.

"This is MYTH: an exquisite, transformational Experience that fires the imagination and elevates the senses... High Fashion meets High Fantasy. A decadent Faerie Tale Ball. Music, artistry and performance forge an elegant dreamscape of enchanted revelry where legend and inspiration come to play. In the spirit of MYTH Masque, dismiss your mortal skin in favor of a truer form... The boundaries of reality are laughably defied as we become the impossible, through expression and costuming of the highest creative calibre. For one spectacular night, the chimerical energy we invoke is no fiction..."

Tickets for the event are available for purchase here. There are multiple types of tickets available at different price levels but check out what the VIP ticket includes,
"VIP Passport holders are escorted to the 'purple carpet' by Unicorn-drawn carriage, and formally heralded upon arrival in true regal fashion. The VIP Reception also includes early evening entertainment, complimentary drinks from our Sponsors, a special champagne service by live Mermaids, Absinthe proffered by our own Fée Verte, as well as gourmet cupcakes and other enticing bites. Our most esteemed guests will enjoy exclusive access to secluded VIP Lounges on each level of the Theatre." LIVE MERMAIDS YOU GUYS. DONE. GET ON THAT VIP CARRIAGE, STAT.

If you're looking for outfit inspiration I highly recommend you visit the Myth Masque Facebook. They have a fantastic collection of photos from previous events and images to invoke some inspiration. As for my costume, I will be re-purposing my wedding gown into a winter wolf themed outfit. So excited!

I am thrilled and grateful that Myth Masque teamed with Geeky Glamorous to giveaway a pair of FREE passes to Myth Masque via a Facebook giveaway! Head on over the Geeky Glamorous Facebook and follow the rules on the highlighted giveaway post. You must be 18 or older to attend.

Will you, or have you ever attended Myth Masque? Share your experiences in the comments!