Casual Cosplay of the Day | April

Here we are at the end of April, and I’m finally getting my Casual Cosplay up! Did you Nerds have a good month?

This month’s theme was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s films, mainly Howl’s Moving Castle. Since many of his films take place in springtime-like settings, I thought making April’s theme “Miyazaki” would be very appropriate. When I was coming up with my ensemble, I was drawn to flowy fabrics, brighter tones, and blues. My outfit inspiration came from Sophie Hatter, so I knew I wanted to incorporate many aspects of her darling look into my own.

Now, without further ado, here is what I’ve curated for this month’s #CCOD!


The main pieces I wanted to incorporate into my look were this flowy, lightweight skirt, and the hat that I’m wearing. The hat actually came home with me after my time in England, which I thrifted on Grafton Street. The skirt is one of my favorites, as it’s feminine and comfortable. My clutch purse is also vintage from the 50s-60s, and is encrusted with plastic pearls.

I unfortunately forgot to grab a picture of my shoes, but they’re mint green T-strap shoes with a 1″ glitter heel. My striped top is actually a navy and white body suit I got from H&M, which I love wearing with skirts and high-waist jeans.


I wanted to go with a more dolly look for this Casual Cosplay, so I skipped the eyeliner and applied mascara to my top and lower lashes. The color palette I went with for my eyes and cheeks incorporated petal pinks, taupe, and a touch of orange. I went with a more understated eye so that the focus would be on my berry lips. I wanted the main pops of color to be the color of my shoes and my lips so my look would be balanced but pleasant.

Sorry for such a short post, but my month was definitely taken up with C2E2 projects. But, as always, I would LOVE to see what outfits you’ve come up with for this month’s theme!

Remember that next month will be Star Trek-themed, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Next Generation, and for the premiere of Star Trek Discovery. Until then, Nerds, share your outfits with me by using #ccod and #nerdilyccod!

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

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