Gearing Up for GeekGirlCon 2014

In a couple weeks I’ll be heading out to Seattle to attend the fourth annual GeekGirlCon. I’m a teensy bit excited.

charliedayI’ll be going and covering the con extensively here on my blog and, barring any technical difficulties, I’ll be tweeting about the con a lot as well. Be sure you’re following me on Twitter as well as following the hashtags #GeekGirlCon and #KenAtGGC to be kept up-to-date on all of the con happenings!

If you will recall when I attended Denver Comic Con, I had high aspirations to attend the con in cosplay. It didn’t work out, to say the least. I still have pretty, shiny dreams that one day I’ll be a marvelous cosplayer, but I certainly won’t hone any magical cosplay skills by October 10. Besides, I’m attending the con with the intention to see as much as I can and cover as much as I can on my blog, so cosplay could make my time at the con a bit too complicated.

However, I still want to wear something special for the con, so I’ve decided I’m going to be attending the con in everyday cosplay, as inspired by The Nerdy Girlie blog–she’s kind of a master of everyday cosplay.

I’ve not decided on my final outfit for the two days of the con, but I’ve narrowed it down to a few characters.

1. Sam Winchester

The moment I decided I was attending GGC in everyday cosplay, I decided I had to devote one day to the Winchesters. After some deliberation, I’ve found myself leaning more towards Sam everyday cosplay–especially since my hair is almost the same length as Jared Padalecki’s.

jar pad hair

So this one is pretty much a done deal, I just have to settle on an outfit. There are tons of awesome ideas out there for Sam Winchester casual cosplay. Here’s one of my favorites that I found on Polyvore:

sam winchester everyday cosplay

I mean, there will obviously be no knife or gun-toting at the con, and the necklace is Dean’s. HOWEVER, I really like the shirt and jacket combo–I especially like that anti-possession sigil patch. Besides, I’ll be in Seattle in October, so I think pants, jackets, and some cozy flannel will be just perfect to keep me warm.

2. Green Arrow

Keeping with the CW theme, I also love the idea of going as the Green Arrow. Here’s a cool everyday cosplay I found at Locket of Ember:

arrow cosplay

I love this, but I think if I was going to do Arrow casual cosplay, I’d probably incorporate a hood in some way.

3. Jenny Flint

I love Jenny and Vastra on Doctor Who. They are such a cute, unlikely couple, and I especially love Jenny Flint. She’s funny, caring, brash, and most importantly, she’s pretty darn stylish. I’ve been wanting to do Jenny everyday cosplay for a while now, and this might be the perfect time. Here’s an awesome outfit I found on Polyvore:

jenny flint cosplay

Honestly, that coat alone made me fall in love with this outfit.

4. Helena

Helena is probably my favorite clone on Orphan Black. She’s completely insane, but at the exact same time, you can’t help but love her.  I think going to GGC in Helena casual cosplay would be a blast–plus, wearing a beanie like Helena often does makes the outfit more fit for chilly Seattle. Here’s a fun everyday cosplay option from Princess Vs. Peril:

helena cosplay

5. Superwholock

I’m a fan of Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock, so the idea of doing a mashup costume is kind of interesting to me. This is another costume that will most certainly keep me warm, but it gets some extra points because it doesn’t make me pick just one show or character to highlight. Here’s a Superwholock cosplay outfit I found on Polyvore:

superwholock cosplay

I haven’t made my final decision on what I’m going to wear just yet. I’ll probably go shopping for outfit pieces this weekend, and I’ll be continuing to pin ideas on my everyday cosplay pin board probably right up until the con, which you can follow here. Do you have any ideas of casual cosplay I should try for the con? Let me know in the comments!

20 thoughts on “Gearing Up for GeekGirlCon 2014

  1. Kerry says:

    I like the casual Sam Winchester best for comfort’s sake. You could always do a Arsenal casual cosplay from Arrow, since he pretty much just rocks the red hoodie. Or do a casual Ollie cosplay with a green hoodie & some arrow jewelry.

    Can’t wait to read your reports from the event!

    • Kendall Ashley says:

      I think Sam is pretty much a done deal for me, and I’ve been wanting to do something Arrow-inspired for a while now. I just keep finding and thinking of so many other cool ideas. I just need to just pick a second outfit and stick with it!

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