Geek Girl Trendsetters at SDCC

I’m back from SDCC, and when I wasn’t having in-depth conversations on comics or dancing with Joss Whedon(!), I was soaking up all of the awesome in panels. This panel was my absolute favorite: 25 ladies showed off their homemade geek-inspired outfits to a panel of geek fashion experts. The panel left me so inspired, I’m already thinking up designs and ideas for my own geeky dresses!

Take a look at the top 6 contestants along with geek fashion advice from the panelists. Want to see more fashion? Pics of every single contestant are over on Facebook.

“Make sure your outfit won’t fall off of you.” and “When in doubt, add glitter.” –Bonnie Burton

“Find things symbolic of the character you like to cosplay and incorporate it into your outfit.” –Clare Grant

“Always accessorize.” –Tarina Tarantino

“Mix high and low.” –Jaime King, wearing a Star Tours t-shirt and Calvin Klein skirt.

“Fans help determine new things in our stores.” –Courtney Lear (Want a fandom in Hot Topic? Let her know!) Ed Labay, Senior Buyer for Hot Topic, mirrored her sentiment.

“Make Geeky sassy, put the girly in there!” –Catherine Taber

Have you made your own geeky outfit or accessory? Tell me about it in the comments!

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