Our MARVELous Brunch Sponsors

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Every time we brunch we get bigger and better. Our Marvel Brunch was our biggest one to date, we had 29 brunchettes attend! We’ll blog all about brunch very soon, but our brunch wouldn’t have been as MARVELous if it weren’t for our amazing Etsy sponsors. Each of these creators and sellers went above and beyond to make sure our brunchettes had fantastic swag. Without them our brunch wouldn’t have been the same. Geek Girl Brunch and all of the brunchettes thank you! Heart their shops on Etsy and follow them online!

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Captain Marvel Mani Tutorial

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Captain Marvel by Jamie McKelvie

To celebrate Geek Girl Brunch’s Marvel Month, I took inspiration from an iconic hero who bears her universe’s namesake: Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers is a genuine, grade-A badass so we hope we did her justice with this star-spangled design.

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Mimosas and Infinity Stones – Geek Girl Brunch reviews ‘Guardians’

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I know, right? It’s only the greatest Summer Blockbuster of 2014 co-starring Burt Macklin FBI and it made precisely 18 kajillion dollars and I’m here to tell you that you should definitely, totally, absolutely see it. For realsies. Right now. Go. Run. RUN TO SEE IT.

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Alight, those of you not running-  I will convince you!
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Magical Girl Brunch

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It was a little under a year ago that we held a geek girl brunch at Macondo. It was only our second brunch. It was 4 people. Fast forward to this past Sunday when our little group had almost quadrupled in size to 14. (Not bad, eh?) Returning to Macondo with our ever growing troupe of Magical Girls, we filled the venue (half of their green room) with laughter, a lot of pink, and a wealth of new wonderful memories.

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Magical Girl Mementos: Keepsakes From Some Awesome Etsy Sellers

Geek Girl Brunch wishes to thank the amazing Etsy Sellers below for their awesome donations! We had our Magical Girl Brunch this past Sunday and it was… well… it was magical! Part of its’ magic was due to the sponsors; without them we wouldn’t be able to give our brunchettes all of the amazing mahou shoujo swag. A full rundown of our Magical Girl Brunch is coming very soon!

Magical Girl Brunch Sponsors! 

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Moon Prism Mani- A Sailor Moon Manicure Tutorial

Brunch, as we all know, isn’t merely a meal. It is an event. And what fun is an event if you don’t have a super cute manicure to match? In honor of Magical Girl month, I’ve tackled a relatively simple nail art design inspired by Sailor Moon, chiefly the Inner Senshi and their outfits.

Step 1:

SailorMoonMani-1Gather your materials. Since I’m doing the Inner Senshi, I made sure I had a variety of colors that matched their sailor costumes. I also included a few lighter and darker shades of the core colors for highlighting/shadowing. You’ll also need a dotting tool of some kind (feel free to get creative if you don’t have one on hand — for a long time, I used a dull pencil), a thin detail brush, and a wider brush to help with clean up afterwards. Absolutely necessary: Acetone. Continue reading

Sailor Moon Accessories Giveaway from Vintage Virtue

Update: The giveaway has ended and the winners have been chosen, thanks for entering! 

BeFunky_Sailor Moon Set2 It isn’t just the courage of Magical Girls that inspires us, it’s their wardrobe, too! So it only makes sense that we honor our favorite courageous, and stylish, Sailor Senshi with a giveaway that is just as cute as their outfits! Vintage Virtue‘s Storenvy shop is filled with handmade geek chic accessories. She custom made these Sailor Scout hair bows above just for the Geek Girl Brunch giveaway! Continue reading

Get to Know your Magical Girls: The Watch List

It’s time to get your mahō shōjo on with us! “How do I do that,” you ask? And just who are these “Magical Girls” we’re obsessing over?

Here’s a quick run down of some of the classics and who to watch where.

 

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA (AKA CARDCAPTORS)

136313 My personal favorite! Sakura discovers she has magical powers after accidentally releasing the Clow cards from the ancient book they’d been sealed in. With the help of Kero (Cerberus), the guardian of the book, Sakura sets out to retrieve all the cards before disaster strikes.  If you have friends that have never seen any anime before, this is a brilliant gateway anime as it effortlessly blends in shonen elelments and focuses on emotions and a-typical relationships, making for  a lot of intrigue. Speaking of emotions, check out the fan-made trailer below and get ready to feel a bunch.   Available on: Anime Season  Continue reading

We Are All Magical Girls

It’s Magical Girl Month on Geek Girl Brunch in honor of Sailor Moon Crystal! We reached out to our blog friends to find out what the Magical Girls and the Mahou Shoujo genre means to them.   

What do Magical Girls mean to you? Share your story with us in the comments section! 

Jamila, Geek Girl Brunch Co-Founder

Magical Girls taught me that women can be multi-dimensional. We don’t have to stick to one personality type forced on us by society. We can be leaders, fighters and so much more. Most importantly, magical girls taught me to be comfortable with being myself. 

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Lolita Coord Challenge: 2 Styles, 2 Ways

Kawaii Coord Ideas with Modcloth

So you’ve gone through all the trouble of procuring your dream loli dress. Now what? Who says you have to go through the hassle of translating websites, scouring forums, ordering via e-mail and paying extra shipping for the rest of your ensemble.

Thanks to Modcloth–curators of cute–everything you need to accessorize your one piece or jsk can be found right in our backyard (America, that is.) So while we eagerly await the grand re-opening of Tokyo Rebel and the New York debut of BSSB, here’s a look at how easy it is to assemble some summer lolita coords. Be you more classic or country, you’ve got all the options.

Lolita 2 Ways: Country & Classic

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