GeekGirlCon ’13: Let’s Summon Your Inner Superhero Style!
Ever wanted to dress as sassy and strong as your favorite fictional character? Anika the Fashionista will show us how we can all tap into our inner superheroes via everyday clothing.
Anika has a background in both dance and women’s studies and currently works at Wesleyan University. She is Managing Editor of the weblog Fantastic Fangirls and was a contributor to the nonfiction anthology Chicks Dig Comics. She has a lifelong interest in both fashion and superheroes.
“Ready-to-wear is not cosplay,” explains Anika, “We don’t recreate the costumes, but instead use regular clothing to create heroine-inspired outfits. There are Tumblrs dedicated to dressing in the style of almost every fandom you can imagine—and not just for conventions! I try to do it every day.”
From Tony Stark to Gwen Stacy, there are countless ideas for your next outfit on Anika’s Pinterest page. Now she’s ready to transfer such looks onto the stage to help you transform your attire. No need to don a cosplay cape or recreate an entire costume—statement pieces, geeky t-shirts, cartoony dresses, and more will fill the catwalk of your imagination at this panel. A lively discussion will follow the show so attendees can share tips and tricks. After all, clothing is a major part of every superhero’s character!
“We’re excited to have Anika give us tips and tricks on creating original and innovative ready-to-wear superhero fashions as part of our engaging and celebratory programming at GeekGirlCon ’13,” said Jennifer K. Stuller, Director of Programming and Events.
Need a splash of superheroic inspiration for an ensemble that can’t wait until GeekGirlCon? Connect with Anika through her dynamic blog, Tumblr, and Twitter account for more stylish spark. If you’re interested in working it on the runway or joining her lookbook, be sure to check out her call for models! Rather than physically resembling specific characters, this project is all about gleaning fashion statements from them, and making it work in your own wardrobe, with your own body. Creativity is key, and all fandoms, characters, and body types are encouraged to participate.
Stay tuned for more upcoming GeekGirlCon programming announcements, and don’t miss out on any of the fashionable fun—pick up your GeekGirlCon passes today!
Written by AJ Dent, GeekGirlCon Staff Copy Writer