Nerding Out 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 is the exception) After nearly two years of trying, I had just about given up. I’d stick to my jeans and graphic t-shirts. Except…I got tired of that. Having a closet more than half full of graphic t-shirts was getting old. So old, some of them I had owned since I entered college. However, my mind soon changed.
I did a shoot with a friend, Katie York, in more casual attire than cosplay, but fancier than a t-shirt. And guess what, I greatly enjoyed it! More then enjoyed, I was thrilled with the results (see below)! From that, the Nerding Out seed was planted.
Nerd Out Squad
A couple months back, I created the Nerd Out Squad. It is the social club branch of Nerd Out. The need for such a group grew from wanting more than just a quick snap with other nerds, I wanted to connect. Community has always been the main objective for Nerd Out as a whole. So we decided to make that the focus of the Squad and it’s really resonated. With nearly 900 members in just a few short months, it’s been a wild ride! Events ranging from a Guardians of the Galaxy Brunch to a Back to Hogwarts day at Universal Studios Hollywood. With this in mind, a lifestyle aspect to Nerd Out was the next step. Between the photoshoot with Katie and the Squad, #NerdingOut was born.
#NerdingOut incorporates nerdy style into your every day.
A spin off from Casual Cosplay in that the outfits are inspired by your favorite character. But in Nerding Out it can be as general as an entire fandom (ie. Star Trek), or as specific as a single aspect of a character (ie. Luna’s Spectrespecs). It’s all about how you style it and what works for you! And of course, where you’re Nerding Out! Are you Nerding Out at one of the thousands of events we’ve listed on our Calendar?
One of the designers that encapsulates Nerding Out is Elhoffer Design. Katie, founder of Elhoffer Design, prefers “a subtle geek nod in her designs, using silhouette, color, texture, and lines to tell the story of the character or fandom.” I wore her Magical Maxi Wrap Dress in Crimson and Gold on a sunny morning in Griffith Park. I also wore it to our Back to Hogwarts event! It was great to wear in the park as it wasn’t restricting as some cosplays can be. Most importantly, I felt great in it.
Bring Nerding Out Into Your Everyday Style
We’ll be bringing you even more Nerding Out from some of our friends in the coming weeks. Showcasing how a variety of people utilize it in their style. How do you bring Nerding Out into your style? Share your photos with us by using #NerdingOut!