Fashion Pixie: Why to Get Away with Dressing Like a Superhero at Work

In case you missed it, I’ve written on the topic of WHY I stealth cosplay at work.

I think a lot of people get fashion confused with the fashion industry. Stripped of presentation (shows, spreads, advertisements — marketing) which dictate trends (what the industry wants to sell) fashion is simply style. Your own personal style.

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Fashion Friday!

Hello and happy new year!

I will be posting fashion segments on Fridays over at Manic Pixie Dust. Today’s topic is “How to dress like a Tolkien Film Elf in one simple step”:


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Ready-to-Wear Superhero @GeekGirlCon


Ready-to-Wear Superhero at Geek Girl Con by redcarpetsuperhero

Hello everypony! I will be presenting a panel on character-inspired everyday fashion at GeekGirlCon this Saturday. There will be a fashion show followed by a Q&A with me and my panelist-models. Geek isn’t just chic, it’s Style!

10/19/2013 7PM Room 303 | Ready to Wear Superhero

I will also be at the Media Signing Area (with other contributors to Chicks Dig Comics and related titles) prior to the panel 5-5:50PM, come chat!

In depth details about the whole con full of amazing guests and presentations are found HERE.

Ready-to-Wear Superhero Look Book — who do you hope to see?

Hello all! If you have not heard, I will be presenting a panel including a fashion show and lookbook at Geek Girl Con in October. The panel is coming together nicely and I’m now putting together photoshoots and commissioning art for the book (which will also be a power point presentation and online gallery). SO, my question is:

Which characters do you want to see?

I welcome you to request any and all fandoms: Marvel comics and movies and tv, DC comics and movies and tv, other comics, Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Elementary, Supernatural, Hannibal, Battlestar Galactica, Titanic, The Great Gatsby, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Labyrinth, My Little Pony, Hunger Games…{insert your fandom here}…and by fandom I mean “thing you are a fan of”.

Comment with ideas here or on tumblr or tweet me!

If you wish to submit your own looks to the book details are listed here.

2013 Awards Season Master List

Guys, there are so many Awards Shows. Look at this list. It’s only a matter of time before they start giving out awards for the best awards show so they can have another awards show. But good for fashion, right?

a photo of Emma Stone's back

I can’t post JUST a list of shows and dates even if it does promise to someday be an index of Superheroine of the Night posts. And why NOT post this stunning picture of Emma Stone’s (stunning) back? Right?

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Chicks Dig Comics

Chicks Dig Comics is a collection of essays by and about women enjoying comic books. And it’s super awesome. There is so much variety and exuberance, it’s really special. The contributors are from all sorts of backgrounds and represent all sorts of websites and activities. Authors, artists, editors, bloggers, cosplayers, conventioneers… Plus interviews with creators whose work reflects they understand chicks dig comics.

I have an essay, Captain America’s Next Top Model, about using fashion to show off your inner superhero. It’s an extension of this blog so if you are reading this you should go get the book! Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and hopefully your local comic book store.

So, Anika, now that you somehow wound up published in between Kelly Thompson (Comic Book Resources) and Louise Simonson (Power Pack), what are you going to do?

I am going to Disney World! More importantly, I’m going to ride the AVENGERS MONORAIL. We’re actually going with the local high school band, the MHS Blue Dragons. So I will be a dragon, dressed in my special Disney outfits*, riding the Avengers monorail. Best week ever, right?

Buy the book! You won’t regret it.

*While packing I realized I could dress “in the style of Spider-Man” all seven days if I wanted to. I’ve decided to be proud.

RedBubble NYCC Contest!

If you are anything like me you have a posse of original characters running around inside your brain. How would you like to see it on a T-Shirt in New York City? Not a posse of supers running around our brains (though, that might make a clever t-shirt!) but YOUR ORIGINAL CHARACTER.

The Challenge
Fancy having your own design featured at New York Comic Con?
Of course you do, so you need to get your concentration hat on and read these words:

Your task is to create your very own, highly original, comic book character. Superhero or villain. Splendidly powerful, embarrassingly weak, or just quite good at chess. Give them skills you’ve always wanted or defects you’ve always dreaded. Give them a snappy name and stick them on a t-shirt.

What would your character wear? What’s their calling card, weaponry or gadgetry? What’s their story? What are they fighting for or against? It’s up to you to answer these questions.

We’ll then whip the winning design into a limited edition, official RedBubble/NYCC 2011 t-shirt to be featured, praised, discussed and given to hundreds of adoring comic fans in New York this October.

Full details on the The New York Comic Con Design Challenge are up now.

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