I’ve learned about #Nerdvember from my network of geek girls about a week before Halloween.
#NERDVEMBER is a month-long contest we run over on Instagram. Participants are challenged to post a photo of themselves in a geek-themed outfit every single day of November. Outfits can range from something obviously geeky like wearing a Batman shirt or Star Wars leggings, or more vague, like an outfit inspired by a character through the use of a specific color palette.
Of course, I’m in.
But I’m not in it for the prize. I’m in it because I’m a geek.
And I need motivation to blog. (Sorry. But it’s true!)
The first few days was easy enough since it was the weekend. But I found myself on Monday morning struggling to put something together.
Instead of taking the easy way out and wear my standard uniform of geeky t-shirt and jeans everyday, I decided to issue myself a challenge of NOT wearing 2 geeky t-shirts in a row during the work week.
So let’s see how far we can go before I break. 😉
And now, to catch up.
Day 1: Jasmine/Aladdin
Day 2: Avengers
Post-Con bad-hair day easy way out. Avengers baseball hat and the brand new Captain America t-shirt I got from Comikaze.
Lazy Sunday. #nerdvember #settostunning A photo posted by oakley boren (@oakmonster) on
Day 3: Fluttershy
This was the day I realized I was in deep doo-doo with the creative process. I had a schedule to keep that day, and the outfit I planned while I was in the shower completely did not work in real life. Just as I was about to give up and reached for a t-shirt, I caught a glimpse of my underwear.
My ThinkGeek My Little Pony underwear.
So, while I was running errands, I started an Evernote document and jotted down my ideas of what to try to put together next.
Day 4: Jayne Cobb
This outfit was going to be a little different, actually. I DO have a Jayne Cobb hoodie that I bought from ThinkGeek years ago, but I decided to save that for my other Firefly t-shirt. So I went with this one instead. Pretty cunning, don’t you think? (My favorite fingerless gloves from Pandoras Kloset.)
#Nerdvember Day 4: Jayne Cobb. #settostunning #geekfashion #browncoats #firefly A photo posted by oakley boren (@oakmonster) on
We’ll just have to see if this is sustainable for the next 26 days INCLUDING Thanksgiving.
Do you think I can make it? Follow along!