IS MY GEEK SHOWING? SWEATERS FOR THE CON AND BEYOND

 
OCTOBER: Cool, crisp autumn air. Pumpkin Spice lattes. The culmination of Fashion Week season…. and New York Comic Con.

Yup, October’s pretty epic. And if you’re like me, you’re really looking forward to layering. (I have quite the extensive cardigan collection)

Now then, New York Comic Con Pro Pass acquired (booya!), it’s time for outfit assembly.

What I’m about to say, some of you wont like to hear: I’m not a fan of wearing costumes. Now before you go swinging mighty Thor’s hammer my way, hear me out. The short answer: I prefer not to invest so much time and energy and cash into replicating something only to wear it a few (very specific) times. The long answer I’m saving for another post.

Now then, would it be a con without cosplay? No. Festive, costumed attendees MAKE the con. It wouldn’t be as much fun without.That being said, my approach to geeking it up? I say, invest in special pieces you will get a lot of use out of. Awesome, transitional pieces that will take you from work, to the con, to dinner. Like these. Trust me on this. Here are some great ways to keep warm, look cool (YES!) and still let your geek show, at the con and beyond!

Watch it Wednesday: "Iron" by Woodkid

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=281] Watch it Wednesday: Fashion Plus Geekery in Moving Picture!

"Iron" by Woodkid

An epic WiW post, to help you get through the longest hump day of the year!

Featuring supermodel Agyness Deyne, this video looks like Karl Lagerfeld and/or Steven Klein shooting an editorial for Vogue inspired by The Guild, or Warcraft. It’s a sexy, stylized representation of the struggles befallen a band of MMORPG characters; and a stunningly realized work of art. A reason to watch music videos again.

Bonus: Iron has been embraced by both the fashion and geek worlds: The song itself was used for both the Dior Homme F/w 12-13 show, entitled “A Soldier on My Own”—A direct line from the song— AND the trailers for Assassins Creed Revelations. In fact, here’s some bonus videos! See for yourself:

(feel free to jump to the beautiful finale of Dior Homme at 8:29)

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Seriously, how EPIC is this song?! This post?!