ILSN: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
The Stylish Geek: My name is Emily, aka “the stylish geek” and I’m tall for an Asian girl! 😉 Other than that, I’m just a girl who has a heart for cosplay and likes to write about fashion and other geeky things.
ILSN: why are your outfits so awesome and who inspired you for your style?
The Stylish Geek: First of all, thank you! I’m not sure if there’s one person who inspires me, but I remember that after college, I took a trip to Tokyo and was blown away by the fashion, culture, and cosplay. Ever since then, I have been exploring my own style and just continuing to wear what I like. I’m influenced by all types of fashion – from the vintage to the new to preppy and punk. I don’t discriminate when it comes to fashion!
ILSN: What do you like to do for fun?
The Stylish Geek: If you’re a reader of my blog, you know that I spend a lot of time shopping, going to cons, working on cosplays, and once in a while doing weird crafts [see Zombie Pumpkin and Adventure Time ugly Christmas sweater photos]. But I am also a total homebody and watch lots of movies, like to read, draw, play video games, and hang out w/my two corgis. I am also a frequent visitor of Disneyland. My non nerdy self also loves to do sports (snowboarding and basketball especially) and I love grabbing drinks w/friends, but only the boba milk tea variety.
The Stylish Geek: Call me an old fogey, but I have always loved the oldies – 40s swing, ’50s and ’60s love songs. But if you throw me into a Weezer or No Doubt concert, I will definitely be rocking out and singing my heart out.
The Stylish Geek: The kind that you wish you were friends with in 8th grade.
ILSN: What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
The Stylish Geek: I don’t know if there’s one thing, but besides collecting Star Wars action figures, having all night LAN parties, being a professional gamer and original member of the Frag Dolls, camping out overnight for Star Wars re-releases/prequels, cosplaying, and waiting in lines to meet my favorite comic book artists, one of the things I’m pretty proud of was starting a Star Wars club in high school! Unfortunately it died off after I graduated, but it’s still something I have very fond memories of.
ILSN: Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
The Stylish Geek: Once in a while, but only at cons. I seem to be known as “that Han Solo girl”, which is completely fine by me.
ILSN: Han Solo or Indiana Jones?
The Stylish Geek: Really? You’re talking to the girl that cosplayed as Han Solo but also has a mini Indiana Jones shrine! BUT, if you had a gun to my head… I would have to say Indiana Jones because that’s what I wanted to be when I was a kid. I mean, I thought he was the coolest character ever. This may also be because I didn’t watch Star Wars until I was older, but I even had my own version of Indy’s “whip” (more like a long rope) and would use it to go hiking and climb up hills and trees while exploring out in the woods.
ILSN: Favorite Movies?
The Stylish Geek: Uncharted series, Batman Arkham City, Gears of War series, Professor Layton series, Braid, Halo 1
As for old school games – Super Mario 2 and 3, Bubble Bobble, Dr. Mario, Tetris Attack
ILSN: Any final thoughts or words?
The Stylish Geek: May the force be with you!
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