Alston Stephanus with a Vintage Twist on Nerding Out

Nerding Out with Alston Stephanus Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego marked my very first cosplay experience. As an accessories designer and a big nerd, dressing up for Cons came very natural. It was not long until I began #NerdingOut as a way of expressing my interests in my everyday style. About seven years ago […]

Bring Nerding Out Into Your Everyday Style

#NerdingOut is a stylized way to bring nerdiness into your everyday life. On a personal level, it’s also much easier and enjoyable. I’ve tried cosplay in the past, and I didn’t feel comfortable in it. Other than my most recent cosplay, Lara Croft, I’ve always felt like a fake in cosplay. (not sure why Lara […]

The Best Cosplay at Sherlocked USA

The LAX Marriott hosted the first ever Sherlocked USA convention on May 26th-28th, 2017. The convention revolved around…you guessed it, BBC Sherlock! Which of course included cosplay! The convention, which first premiered in the United Kingdom, featured guests Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs, Timothy Carlton, Alistair Petrie, Louis Moffat, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Wanda Ventham, […]

Take Part in the DisneyBound March Challenge

It’s that time of year again! Every March, the DisneyBound community takes part in the DisneyBound March Challenge! Now it’s time for you to take part in the DisneyBound March challenge! This challenge encourages participants to try to DisneyBound every day of the month! It’s not a requirement, however. Some Bounders will come and go […]

Gallifrey One Gives You Everything You Could Want

Gallifrey One is the world’s largest and longest-running annual fan-run Doctor Who convention. Gallifrey One gives you everything you could want from a convention! It happens in Los Angeles every February and this past weekend it just celebrated it’s 28th year. The event is held at the LAX Marriott Hotel. It is one of the […]

Newt Scamander and His Fantastic Beasts Cosplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is one of the year’s most anticipated films. All us Potterheads may have thought the movie universe was over with ‘The Deathly Hallows,’ yet were then surprised by the news of not one, not three, but five magical tales of wizardy and beastly exploits would be coming our […]

Star Wars Fashion with Alston Stephanus

Star War is a phenomenon. There is no denying that and the craze that has swept up the world ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reminded us, more than ever, that once a Star Wars fan, always a Star Wars fan. In the lead up to the long awaited sequel, the nerd community […]

Creating a Sansa Stark Warrior Cosplay

To say I’m new to cosplay is an under statement. While I have many friends who are into it so far as they make sure to get screen accurate costumes, I’m not nearly that much involved. For me cosplay is like an extra day of Halloween. It gives you another excuse to dress up as […]

Cosplay Meetups at San Diego Comic Con

Have you checked out the cosplay meetups at San Diego Comic Con yet? Prep for San Diego Comic Con is in full swing! Now is the time to lock down what you’ll be cosplaying as! I, myself have made my choices and used the list of meet ups on Nerd Out to help me figure […]