NERD ALERT! The comic book / gamer / Super Hero buzz is striking down with force in the fashion world! Girls are finding their inner geeks and making plenty of dreams come true for those sweaty gamer boys dreaming of girls in their favorite comic book get ups. This trend is fun and cute and whether you grab a few subtle statement accessories, or go the full distance, I will show you how to rock those geeky gems and where to find my favorites! Get your game on, game girl!
To get in the mood of a “Game Girl”, I had to find the perfect place to nerd out. Little did I know that an epic arcade was in my very own neighborhood of Lakeview, Chicago. The Headquarters Beercade proved to be the perfect place to play and party! From old school classics to modern faves, HQ Beercade is fully stocked with games for all fans.
Unlike regular arcades, HQ Beercade is a swanky bar/restaurant with a roomy spread of games, not crowded and insanely hot like other arcades. It is a great place to relax and/or party and is covered in old school game art with modern day accommodations. I experienced HQ on “Sunday Funday”, and the Bloody Mary’s are as EPIC as the bar itself. White Castle sliders in a Bloody Mary ??? You heard right.
Mouth watering menu, crazy drinks, friendly and fun staff, I found my new Sunday hangout! I recommend this glorious giant adult playground to anybody, not just arcade nerds.
Meet the stunning and sultry, Jeanette!
Jeanette got her game on to show you how to add flirty to nerdy to your comic clothing items. For the girly gamer, I created the “Video Game Vixen” look. If you like what you see, UrbanOG.com can hook you up with the “Knockout Vixen” skater skirt. You can dress it down with a simple crop top or tank or glam it up with sequins, leather, or metallic.
Etsy was an endless emporium for accessorizing this look. The Swank Shop was the perfect place to choose the phonetic action sound necklaces like the electric blue “Pow” necklace Jeanette is wearing.
Additionally, in any search for gamer goodies, you MUST visit ATOMIC LACE, a Tio Trash favorite! From arcade finds, ninjas, unicorns, monsters and all things fantasy and fun, designer Laura Michele has a piece for you. Her “Game Over” ring (featured above), was perfect for our Video Game Vixen look! Her pieces are feminine but fierce, simple but strong, and gory, girly, and geeky all in one!
For the more intense gamer girl, I created a look that will keep you covered and show all the boys that you are here to win, “The Arcade Renegade”.
With the sporty “Pow Pow” top by UrbanOG.com and pants made for kicking ass, Jeanette is ready for battle. No serious gamer girl wants to haul around a purse, so I recommend a neon fanny pack, also perfect for stuffing tickets in.
The accessories for this look are meant to electrify. Atomic Lace created neon, glittery lightning bolt earrings, available in many color choices. Pixelated sun glasses will prevent your opponent from looking directly in your eyes and the “Zap Headband” by the lovely Janine Basil Pop Shop will hold back that hair in the heat of battle.
Victory can work up a sweat and an appetite so any game girl is able to power up with some food and cocktails while kicking back in the HQ Beercade.
The last look is a tribute to the classic nerd. With the staple pieces, this next look can be worn with a skirt, shorts, or pants. Who knew glasses, suspenders and sneakers could be so hot?
The “Wondering Woman” Top from UrbanOG.com is the perfect piece of girl power for a perfect game girl. We decked Jeanette out in Nerd-cessories from Hollywood Mirrors in Chicago and some powerful statement jewelry by Atomic Lace (Yellow Glitter Lighting Bolt earrings and the Full of Life Necklace).
If you haven’t gotten your game on before, maybe these looks will inspire you to do so. The Comic craze is a great way to be fierce, bright, and strong with your everyday look. Maybe it will give you a little needed power boost, like wearing a subtle “Boom!” necklace with your work suit. Don’t be afraid to be playful and bright and use your powers of fashion to capture the day!
The above pieces featured in the “Game Girl” shoot are created by the wonderful Laura Michele, are available from her shop, Atomic Lace and Atomic Lace – Etsy. Laura created the Game Over Ring, the Full of Live Necklace, and the Glitter Lightening Bolts from her “Glitter Addict” collection. Check out her amazing site and learn more about Atomic Lace from the Tio Trash “Trashionistas” page.
Add some zing to your hair and your neck when you visit these amazing Etsy Shops!
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Hair and Make Up: Mondana Vaziri
Location: Chicago Headquarters Beercade
Random Dude from HQ Beercade (Contact TioTrash1@gmail.com if you want your pics!)
Laura Michele – Atomic Lace
UrbanOG, Janine Basil Pop Shop, Swank