Okay, true confessions time: I have been looking forward to this month’s prompt for quite some time. July’s 6 on 6 theme just so happens to be yellow, which is one of my favorite colors (that, and seafoam green). Not only is yellow one of my favorite colors, but this theme happens to fall on my birth month (no, I don’t celebrate myself the whole month of July). I love yellow so much that I have too many things that are this color; but for your sake, I’m sticking to the allotted six pictures.
If you don’t know what 6 on 6 is, I suggest checking out Scruffy Little Nerd-Herder‘s site for all the deets. Basically, each month we share six photos on the 6th that pertain to a designated theme. If you want more clarity on the subject, then take a look at my last 6 on 6 entry!
Now, onto the golden rays of sunshine.
This is my favorite necklace of all time. If you read my nerdy work apparel guide, then you’ve likely seen this before. I got this last year for my birthday, and I have been wearing it pretty much non-stop since. It’s light, dainty, and shows off my love for Batgirl in a classy way. Plus, it’s so darn cute. I mean, come on. Look at it!
When I was getting ready to graduate from college, I went through several cap designs. I couldn’t find one that I liked enough to emblazon my cap with, and I liked too many designs that didn’t fit my interests or personalities. I was getting ready to settle for a well-known Jurassic Park-themed design when I decided I might try out something that involved Tintin. During my first year of college, I took a class about film adaptations. It just so happened that the recent Spielberg-produced The Adventures of Tintin movie had just come out, so my professor had us read some of the comics that helped shape the film’s plot. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on Tintin. So, this design kind of became a representation of my time in college. Not only is it unique, but it’s meaningful.
Okay, yes. I have a Data problem. But LOOK AT HOW CUTE THESE THINGS ARE. Data’s one of my favorite people I have never met, along with Batgirl, Captain Marvel, and Jeff Goldblum. Everyone knows I love Data; even my comic shop knows it. So much so that they’re trying to track down a cardboard cutout of him. So, of course I’m going to have some collectibles. From left to right: a novel I picked up at Half-Price Books for $2.75, a print I bought at C2E2 by Super Group Hugs, Lil’ Data (my first Funko), a Data action figure I also picked up at Half-Price Books, a Cat-a (get it?) print by one of my favorite artists (Jenny Parks).
Normally, I don’t like slippers. These, however, were too cute to pass up. I love Mickey Mouse, so when I saw these during a trip to Disney, I had to grab them. On cold nights in the Midwest, these are the perfect accessory; and, seeing as how every night during fall, winter, and spring are cold here, I get a lot of use out of them.
This messenger bag by The Cambridge Satchel Company is one of the most elegant I have ever come across. I used this for quite a while when I was in college, but the textbook load became too much for it, so I had to give this bag a break. Now, it’s waiting in my closet for when I get my Big Girl job.
I know it’s another Batgirl item, but I had to share this one. The second year I went to C2E2, my friend and I decided that we wanted to dress as 1940s versions of Batgirl and Harley Quinn. We found these cute vintage-inspired dresses online, and started accessorizing our outfits. Since I was Batgirl, I wanted a belt that had the symbol on the front. I didn’t think I would be able to find a stretchy waist belt, so I decided to make one. This was a big step for me, as this is the first item I’ve fully constructed by hand for a cosplay. The symbol is made out of foam core board, which was painted and sealed with a glossy, triple thick sealer. I filled in the edges with dimensional fabric paint. The elastic was painted, and attached to a hook-and-eye-type belt buckle. Since I didn’t know how to sew back then, I hemmed the edges of the elastic with two big safety pins. I would love to fully make a Batgirl cosplay one of these days, but for now, this was a good first step.
That’s it for this month’s 6 on 6! What did you think of these bright, little beauties? Are you a big fan of yellow, too? Let me know in the comments!
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