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Red Carpet Rundown Special Edition: Getting Your Geek On

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…and a website that will ruin you.

It is upon us…the Mother of all Cons: San Diego Comic Con! From July 18-21 geeks from all over the world descend on San Diego, taking the city by storm and reveling in all things nerdy. So, being a proud geek myself, I wanted to share some fashion tips that i’ve gleaned from my many years at SDCC.

What does a comic covention have to do with fashion and red carpets you may ask? Well, as geekdom has mainstreamed, the photo ops, and paparazzi have multiplied and are there to document it all. So what to wear? The most important thing is to dress appropriately for the occasion. This is not a formal event but you still want to have fun & look cool on the con carpet. And for me this means GEEKY TEES!!!!!

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The Most Dangerous Women at Comic Con 2012

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Comfortable and versatile, you can pair them with just about anything to dress them up or down. They can be great conversation starters too–so my only “rule” is KNOW what you are wearing and wear what you LIKE.  Geeks smell posers & nothing is more disappointing than talking to someone in a Star Trek tee who doesn’t know what a tribble is. So happily geeky tees have become my Con uniform–but mainly because I delight in wearing them.

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left to right Stephanie Thorpe, Jenny Newman & Gran Imahara showing off welovefine tees!

For those of you that know me, you know that i’m slightly addicted to them. Honestly, I should start a geeky tee anon support group (GTA) my drawers are full of them (don’t believe me? Check out www.thestephaniethorpe.com for my geeky tee pic of the week).

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tee c/o @TaverenTees

Yet, I refuse to take responsibilty for my compulsion—nothing gives me quite a thrill like a perfect mashup of star wars & hello kitty or a beloved X-men character re-envisioned in an art nouveau style. Instead I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of all the fabulous tee shirt companies that have popped up, along with their apps so you can buy them ON YOUR PHONE! Seriously, where were you guys when i was a kid? And recognizing the growing geek female demographic, they offer women’s sizes and styles. Some companies, like teefury.com and shirtaday.com, offer the tees for a limited time of only 24hrs, while others like threadless.com and welovefinetees.com (who have a fabulous ElfQuest line I’m involved in) keep their designs around a bit longer.

RCR TIP: And this is where I pass my addiction on to you: www.dayoftheshirt.com –a website that aggregates MANY of the daily tee sites. So you can see them all at one click. Very dangerous stuff here. Proceed with caution. You were warned.

As for Comic Con: just keep wearing that geeky tee for the nightime soirees. Or switch to a tank (and jacket–it does get cold at night) and don some geeky bling for flair!

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@gotthatmoxie, @thestephthorpe & @justjenn show off their Star Wars flair

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our founder Helenna Santos-Levy modeling a fashion forward look!

For those of you attending SDCC–have a blast, otherwise check your social media feed this week and you’ll see loads of crazy fun stuff!!!

See you on the Con carpet!

Stephanie Thorpe

About Stephanie Thorpe

Stephanie Thorpe is a veteran web content creator, serving as a producer, director, writer and actor on numerous projects—in fact, she just crossed her 100-episode milestone. Recently she and her producing partner Paula Rhodes acquired the film and television rights to the 35-year-old cult comic book "ElfQuest," which they are currently developing for the screen. Stephanie also co-created and produced "The Ladies & The Gents," a web series consisting of 60 episodes of comic vignettes. That series just launched in April and will roll out through the summer. In addition to these projects she has many other irons in the fire, some of which she can share info on ("Shelf Life" "SlumberCon") and others are coming soon! A founding member of the "League of Extraordinary Ladies," she is frequently thrilled to find herself speaking on panels at Cons throughout the year. As an actor she recently appeared in "The Ladies," "Pairings," "Night of the Zombie King," and was featured on Bonnie Burton’s program "Geek DIY." Stephanie is very excited to be a contributor to the online mag "Ms. in the Biz!"