Nerd•ily’s Niceties of March

Welcome back to Nerd•ily’s Niceties with my favorites from March!

March was such an eventful month that I had a hard time finding a place to start for this post. But hopefully that means that this post will be all the more entertaining! From comics to conventions, March was full of excitement. Maybe you’ll agree as well after checking out these blog posts.

Comic Cube Storage DIY

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This project took me months to perfect. Yeah, that’s right: months. Being mathematically challenged, I wanted to make sure that all my measurements were proper, and see if this design would actually work. Once I figured out how this cube would be constructed, I began to build the final product you see above. Honestly, I’m quite proud of what I’ve accomplished. It’s structurally sound, compact, and functional. And I made that?? Sometimes I surprise myself, and I’m not saying that to be cocky. This literally made me surprised with myself.

Con Crunch Crazies

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The week before C2E2 is always exciting, nerve-wracking, and exciting. Yeah, I said “exciting” twice. That’s how exciting it is. This excitement is the reason why I dedicate an entire week to C2E2 before the convention begins. For this year’s installment of C2E2 Week, I decided to reach out to some blog buddies and have them help. There is only so much I can talk about without seeming redundant–and I’m no con expert. That’s where Sadie, Jordan, and dePepi came in. This post was created by Sadie Geerligs of Sadie by Design. Sadie’s an amazing cosplayer, and has seen her fair share of conventions. She also understands the nerve-wracking side to conventions. Thanks to Sadie, we were all able to quell our pre-con anxiety with her helpful tips. If anyone’s a con expert, it’s definitely Sadie.

Essential Con Style Guide

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If you’re a fan of nerdy stuff, beautiful typography, and wearing clothes, then you’ll surely know Jordandené. Jordan’s the ultimate authority in geek fashion, and she can put together a killer convention outfit. She was kind enough to help me out during C2E2 Week and put together three kickass ensembles for the occasion. Personally, I’m a big fan of Outfit #1 (pictured). Jordan amazes me: not only is she super nice, she’s also super hard-working. I don’t know how she does it all, but she does it well–and nerdily!

The Geek Anthropology of Cosplay

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Chaka Cumberbatch as Sailor Venus

Geek extraordinaire dePepi is at the forefront of trends, pop culture, and comics. When she offered to help out for C2E2 Week, I was ecstatic. If you’ve ever been curious about why geeks and nerds are the way they are, then there’s no better person to turn to than Pepi. Through her ongoing collection of Geek Anthropology articles, Pepi explains the ins and outs of geek culture, including cosplay. This post actually came at a perfect time during C2E2 Week; prior to this piece being published, I received a negative comment about cosplaying. The person who commented misinterpreted the art of cosplaying as an act of concealment. Pepi’s post illustrated the true nature of cosplaying as a means of expression and comradery in the nerd community. Well said, dePepi!

C2E2 2016: A Recap of Shenanigans

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I know, I know, I’ve been talking about C2E2 a lot in this post. I can’t help it. C2E2 means a lot to me, and it’s one of the few things I look forward to each year. Every time I attend this con, I’m surprised and delighted by the amount of friendly people, incredible artwork, and fun events to attend. If I could live at C2E2, I totally would. That’s why I was so dismayed when the morning of C2E2 proved to be disastrous. I didn’t mention it much in the original post, but that morning sucked big time. I experienced so many pitfalls and difficulties which cost me precious time and arm hair. Arm hair. Yeah, there was an incident with my body paint plan, which forced me to rip off a layer of fabric paint from my arms. Thanks Pinterest. Afterwards, though, the day turned out well. While I was cruising the show floor, I realized that Data is an unusual character to cosplay. Many of the people I encountered were surprised to see someone dressed as the android, and yet they were so thrilled that someone actually did. I was amazed. But I would do it again, of course. For a character who emotes so little emotion, I had a blast portraying him. I’m still waiting for Brent Spiner to like my tweet, though. #NoticemeSenpai

That’s it for March, Nerds! Did you do anything fun during this month? Do you have a favorite post? Leave a comment below, and we can nerd out together! And remember: sharing is caring. If you like this post, then spread the love!

Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for? 

 

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