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Shop Snap: Ikea Pixel Creature Wall Decals

May 29, 2012 by


It seems I go to Ikea alot. It also seems that they generally have at least one home fashion item with nerdy leanings. Today’s find is a set of wall decals which resemble old school arcade characters. Also included are what seem to be score pop ups (the +700 you can see).  I could see […]

Vinyl Thoughts 2 – This Just In: No Need to Lose the Glasses to Find a Man

May 23, 2012 by


When I was a young kid, dorks in movies like “She’s All That” had to lose their glasses and all other stylistic elements suited to a life of introversion in order for everyone else to realize how hot they were. I also have a friend whose relatives still tell her that if she loses the […]

Blue Retro Mario Print Cocktail Dress at Vinyl Thoughts: The Next Level

March 22, 2012 by


This is one of the most unique and well done outfits I saw at Vinyl Thoughts, and in fact, its one of the coolest fashion uses of a video game theme I’ve ever seen. The print is dramatically Mario, but the cut and construction of the dress stands on its own. If it did not […]

Two Little Ghosts Mini Cosplay at Vinyl Thoughts The Next Level

March 21, 2012 by


Saw these two little ghosts roaming the floor at the Vinyl Thoughts 2: The Next Level show. Interestingly enough, no one was dodging them. Vinyl Thoughts is an art show featuring nothing but custom vinyl toys. This time around, everything had a video game theme. The mother of these lovable villains told me that she […]

Lies of Omission: What Kotaku Didn’t Tell You About Star Wars Fashion Plates

March 21, 2012 by


This is one of those posts where I post the same thing that every major gaming and nerd blog out there has already covered on a slow news day. Most of the geek world first heard of John Woo’s He Wears It series when Kotaku plugged his slightly odd mix of fashion illustration and geek […]

Ralph McQuarrie

March 8, 2012 by


Ralph McQuarrie has died. I will save you the gratuitous lines about how much our world is darkened now that he is gone, and how big of a hero he is to me. The truth is, like probably a lot of people who won’t admit it now, I barely had him on my day to […]