Thursday, July 30, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: 30 July 2009

Photo by BrianScott

  • Makin' stuff, namely my props for...
  • CONNECTICON!!! Is anyone else going? I'll be there on Saturday cosplaying BLU Spy from Team Fortress 2.
  • The Military Museum of Southern New England. I went with my family on an open turret day, which means I got to crawl all over and in a bunch of tanks! It was like a playground for military buffs. Awesome. :3
  • My Star Trek t-shirt from Urban Outfitters. It's sold out now. I got it for $10 and I've been wearing it almost constantly.
  • Going back to school! The anticipation is rising.
  • This song, and the fabulous video!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Inspiration: Retro-Futurisim (Or I'm Watching Too Much Star Trek)

I am hugely into retro-futurism at the moment, probably because I've been rewatching Star Trek TOS (The Original Series) like a madwoman. Quick-and-dirty explanation of what I mean:

You're watching a sci-fi movie or TV show set in the future (or a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, whatever). Despite efforts to make the costuming "futuristic" the styling is still reminiscent of a certain era. Voila, retro-futurism.

[Note from a Trekkie: Concerned citizens; be reassured by the fact that every such Starfleet dress comes with standard matching panties.]

Other trademarks of retro-futurism:
  • Shiny stuff.
  • Geometric cuts. Oooh, so modern!
  • Superfluous design elements. Who cares if it has a function? We have the technology!
  • Etc.
I made some sets; none of which would look too out of place in TOS:

Outfit To Watch Space Boys In
Outfit To Watch Space Boys In by The Stylish Geek featuring Roger Vivier shoes

You think that wig is major?

Meet Janice Rand, who totes should have made it into the new movie.

A couple outfits suitable for exploring the planet's surface (in the future, women also tend to be scantily clothed).

These two seem like outfits a stylish Romulan might enjoy.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daily Links Dump #1

A smattering of interest on the Internet that I've found since I stopped blogging regularly.
  • How well do you know Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"? Even with 70 plays in iTunes, I can't master it on iDaft.
  • Inspiring people of all gender identities meet at Genderfork.
  • Tired of FML? MLIA: My Life Is Average is far more amusing.
  • WikiAnswers: Proof that the Internet is not always right. [NSFW]

Daily Outfit Picdump #1

Due to how insanely behind I am in outfit posts, I'm going to do a few image-heavy dumps, starting with this one (slow connection readers beware). Click through to Flickr if you want details.

Also, I'm 'fraid this blog may never be as regularly updated as it once was. Times change; I'm working on other projects. I will update it occasionally, so do stop buy once in a while!

5 May 2009

6 May 2009 + vest 6 May 2009
I'm thinkin' I like it without the vest better.

7 May 2009
Holy lighting effects, Batman!

9 May 2009 9 May 2009
9 May 2009 detail
Keepin' it awesome.

10 May 2009

12 May 2009

14 May 2009 14 May 2009 detail
THIS HAT. Holy crap, there are no words for how much I love it. I received it as a going-away gift from a friend in Oregon. She let me pick one from her personal collection. It's vintage '30s! I cannot believe her generosity. Unfortunately, the weather on the East Coast has been too questionable to wear it much since.

15 May 2009

16 May 2009

17 May 2009

19 May 2009 19 May 2009 detail

21 May 2009

23 May 2009 23 May 2009 detail


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Gaming Fashion Inspiration: Metal Gear Solid

Those of you who know your way around a console (or two, three, four, and more) no doubt are excited for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid games.

C'mon, more Big Boss? You know you want this.

I know I am. In anticipation (and general admiration of the series itself) I made some sets on Polyvore inspired by characters from the preexisting installments.

I would be remiss if I didn't include Meryl, the most popular female character in the series. Outfit based on her character design from Metal Gear Solid 1 and 4.

Though she's just a kid, I think Sunny (from Metal Gear Solid 4) has the maddest style of any character from the entire series. Those socks? Awesome.

Ah, the anime nerd-turned-hero we know and love. Otacon's character design started out basic and casual in Metal Gear Solid (top picture in the set) but classed it up by MGS 4 (bottom). Do you know any geeks who can pull off an all-white ensemble?

Big Mama
Big Mama by The Stylish Geek on

Eva, AKA Big Mama, also went through a winning transformation. Check her out circa Metal Gear Solid 3:

Uh, yeah. I think her later look in MGS4 (see Polyvore set) was rockin'.

Vamp's a creep, but I like the whole futuristic-Victorian thing he's got going on in Metal Gear Solid 4. (P.S.: Look at the belt in that set. Is it not the best thing you've ever seen?)

Revolver Ocelot
Revolver Ocelot by The Stylish Geek on

Finally, the poster child for stylin' MGS characters. Young Revolver Ocelot, as he appeared in MGS3, is simply fabulous. Color coordination FTW.

Which video game characters' style do you admire?