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Secret Identity Dresses are here!

We’ve been working hard on designing our very first fashion line – Secret Identity Dresses. Jen has spent the past six months designing dresses, doing research and making prototypes. Her idea was to have dresses you could wear to work or out that would represent your favorite superhero (or supervillain!) without being an overall print. Over the weekend, we were able to have a small photo shoot thanks to the great folks over at The Maker Station.  Her final results are in, and we have the first two of our Secret Identity Dresses – Deadpool-inspired and Nightwing-inspired dresses. You can order them now in our Etsy store, and we’re working on more designs, both for characters and types of dresses! Let us know what you think – who would you like us to do next?

Deadpool-inspired Dress
Deadpool-inspired Dress
Nightwing-inspired Dress
Nightwing-inspired Dress
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SDCC at Home – Saturday

Can’t go to San Diego Comic Con this year?  Seeing all your friends and favorite celebrities post on social media about it?  We’ve teamed up with our friend across the pond, Kerry’s Nerdy Habitat, to do SDCC at Home.  You can find her essential guide here.  And for the duration of SDCC, we’re offering a sale in our Etsy store – use the code “SDCCatHome” and get 15% off!

Each day of SDCC, we’re going to do something different.  Today, we’re talking about superhero workouts!  You might recall a few months back, we talked about superhero training and getting your workout on.  Everyone exercises for different reasons – for us, we wanted to be healthy, and look good in our spandex suits.  We both had prior exercise experience, so for us getting back in the gym wasn’t terribly difficult.  But we know that’s not true for everyone.  Luckily, if you want to get in shape and don’t know where to start, Neila Rey has the answer!  She has over fifteen years of experience, and the website currently hosts 147 different types of workouts.  All the exercise routines are bodyweight, which means no gym membership required!  There’s even a section to help you change the way you eat.  Some of the routines are 30-day challenges, and others are there to get you started.  They’re all themed, and there’s a theme for everyone!  Check out some of the workouts below:

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Superhero Scramble!

Brian and Jen have been hitting the gym for a little over a year, trying to get in better shape.  One month from today, we will be participating in the Superhero Scramble, so we’re doing a 30-day challenge, on top of our regular workout, to get in the mood.  Join us, and together we can all be Batman!  You can find more great geek-themed workouts from Neila Rey.

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Are you doing this challenge with us?  Let us know!

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So you want to get into comics?

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One of the geekolutions (geeky resolutions) we’ve seen has been folks wanting to start reading comics, and since today is New Comic Wednesday, it seemed like a perfect time to get y’all started on at least one of your resolutions!  We know that sixty years of back-story can be daunting, so we put together a list of our suggestions for getting started without getting overwhelmed, broken down by publishing company:

 

DC Comics

  • Batman
  • Swamp Thing
  • Animal Man
  • Earth 2
  • Wonder Woman

Vertigo Imprint

  • Fables
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426367-marvelMarvel Comics

  • Superior Spider-Man
  • Superior Foes of Spider-Man
  • Hawkeye
  • Young Avengers
  • Captain Marvel
Image Comics

  • Walking Dead
  • Sandman
  • Invincible
  • Saga
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Take our list with you to your local comic shop, and they’ll be able to get you set up! Enjoy!

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New items coming to our Etsy store!

IMG_4006[1]A while back, Jen decided to make her own purse (you can find her instructions here).  She’s been taking it on our various geek adventures, and is always asked – Where can I get one?  Well, the pattern is from a pattern company, so as much as she wanted to make and sell these to everyone, we know she couldn’t, and after some internet research, Jen found a great pattern at Very Purple Person.  After some experimenting and tweaking the pattern to suit her purposes, Jen was ready. Today, she added the first purse to our Etsy store.  The purse is fully reversible and fully padded.  Keep an eye out, as more of these purses will be making their way to our store for you!

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National Comic Book Day

Ive only recently started getting into comic books. I’ve been a Star Wars fan for twenty-five years, and Brian has been working tirelessly to expand my geek horizons. So on this National Comic Book Day, I’d like to share some things I’ve learned.

1. Like who you like. One of the awesome things about comic books is that there are so many characters! There’s something for everyone – fallen heroes, redeemed villains, straight-up bad guys, and wholesome good guys. I prefer the complicated characters, which you can see by my Cosplay choices.
2. Life lessons from Batman. You might think its a bit of a stretch, but even modern comics have life lessons embedded in them. Some are more prevalent than others, but there’s always an underlying lesson.
3. Not all superheroes wear capes. There are lots of secondary characters like Jim Gordon who provide invaluable support to the caped crusaders, in an intel position, or being in the right place at the right time. And the relationships between secondary and main characters really bring out the human side of superheroes.
~ Jen