Hardley Dangerous AKA Moonboot Studios
Full disclosure, I’ve recently become OBSESSED with the dresses made by Hardley Dangerous. I originally bought one of their Strapless Cherrybomb dresses in the hopes of one day using it as Scarlett Overkill Cosplay. However when it arrived I immediately ordered another one in black with cap sleeves. All the orders are handmade from when you order them. The craftsmanship is amazing, and the packaging is adorable. And every interaction I’ve had with the shop owners Claire and Chase has been nothing but wonderful.
I can not even begin to count how many compliments I got when I wore the dress to our office holiday party. Seriously, go check them out.
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A few years ago I stumbled upon the amazing little etsy store that is Jezebel Charms. Store owner Kate makes all her jewelry over in England, which just seems to make them seem even classier.
A lot of her jewelry features classic literature quotes, from the likes of Jane Austin and Lewis Carroll as well as Shakespeare and Sherlock. She also has a few scientific and historical pieces. She’s also slipped in a few brilliantly subtle pieces of geekery.
All handcrafted and made to order these are STUNNING pieces for all.
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This was another wonderful company I found via instagram. They have an amazing selection of geeky tees, Disney is well represented, as well as all around general awesome mom/dad/kiddo apparel.
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Shea Chic Soap Company
I stumbled upon the Shea Chic Soap company while on instagram. They were part of a geeky loop giveaway.
Creator Sheena makes all sorts of fabulous geeky soaps, as well as silky bath truffles and scrubs. Perfect for a little geeky pampering.
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Hilariously, Howard (owner and operator) of HSL Photography had photographed Em and I on three separate occasions before we ‘officially’ met. We would like his photos on Facebook frequently and did so on a picture of us from NYCC’s Heroes and Villains party, which had Em and Howard exchange the “omg, that’s you guys?” “yes! hi! small world!” conversation on Facebook.
This year at NYCC , I was fortunate enough to do a photoshoot with Howard and had a ball. He is fun, patient and has great ideas for poses when shooting with him. He is also an all-around nice nerdy guy who loves cosplayers. If you are ever at a con on the East Coast, chances are that Howard will be there.
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There is no greater collection of nerdy lady clothing than Her Universe. And what an appropriate name for it. Her Universe is the vision of Ashley Eckstein. She founded the company in 2009 and suddenly lady nerds had something more than female-cut tees to wear to flaunt their nerd and flaunt it proud.
(Her Universe and Hot Topic Marvel Collection)
With licensing from franchises such at Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, Doctor Who and Transformers, Her Universe creates amazing apparel and accessories for the nerd girl in your life. Recently, the ladies of Its All Geek To Me sported the famed Iron Man Bomber Jacket at NYCC 2015 as Howard’s Angels. The jacket is both amazingly comfortable and such a fabulous nerd piece.
A dream of mine is to be able to be part of the Her Universe Fashion Show that happens San Diego Comic Con. The jackets that we are wearing above were designed by one of the winners in collaboration with Her Universe an Hot Topic. Several amazingly talented cosplayers and fashion designers have been showcased in this fashion show. Consider it added to the bucket list!
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Sew Geek Austin
Sew Geek Austin is an awesome little company that makes AMAZING Supernatural apparel, jewelry, prop replicas, and basically anything your little Supernatural fandom heart could desire. I stumbled upon it when the Supernatural addiction first seeped into my blood. Claudia and her daughter Anika have a knack for making the most AWESOME geekery you can imagine.
Although they also have some Doctor Who, and even some Arrow products, the site primarily features Supernatural, which up until very recently has been lacking in the cool merchandise department.
But my very fave right now is the Limited edition Always Keep Fighting Ornament, because everyone could use a little reminder to keep fighting.
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