Introducing: Fangirl Fashion – The Angels have the phone box

19 September 2014

So I’ve done a number of casual cosplay posts now, which I love and are fun and I will totally continue to do. However, I decided to do another fun fashion-y feature, which I’m calling Fangirl Fashion!

fangirl fashion

Now, you may be wondering, How does this differ from the everyday cosplay stuff??

For me, casual cosplay is taking a character’s costume and design and making it accessible in everyday clothing. In essence, it’s still kind of a costume. You’re trying toΒ be that character, just more subtly than full-on cosplay. With what I want to do with Fangirl Fashion, it’s taking something you love (aka something you can fangirl over) and putting together outfits that celebrate that.

It’s like, for my Batgirl casual cosplay, I wouldn’t wear an actual batgirl or batman shirt. But with Fangirl Fashion I totally would. It’s not about replicating a costume, it’s about wearing your nerd badge loud and proud.

So for my first one, I’ve taken the concept of “The Angels have the phone box” from Doctor Who and tried to create an outfit that reflect that.

DoctorWho-AngelsHaveTardis

Top Vitruvian Weeping Angel tank
Bottoms basic black jeans
Shoes Tardis blue flats
Accessories Tardis key necklace, eye ring (don’t blink!), Weeping Angel clutch, and Tardis phone case.

I think my favorite part of this might be the clutch and phone case combo, because: The Angels have the phone box. The eye ring is only slightly creepy to me, but again… for some reason I kind of like silly fashion jokes.

Anyway, I think with Fangirl Fashion I might also take submissions to share — which includes showcasing outfits you actually have and wear. So if you’re interested in joining in, let me know!

EDIT: You can now submit your own Fangirl Fashion posts here!

  • B.

    I love the idea! I can’t wait to see more posts and what people submit!

    • Erini

      Thanks B! I’m not really much of a fashion person — most days I wear a mario hoodie I got from the little boy’s section and either running shorts or leggings — but this just seemed fun and, well, the most appropriate fashion I could do. πŸ™‚

  • Kendall Ashley

    I love this! That TARDIS necklace is adorable, too.
    I’d totally be interested in submitting something, too!

    • Erini

      That necklace is great! And I just found the shop for it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/84444072/doctor-who-jewelry-tardis-key-necklace

      I’ve love to have you submit something! πŸ™‚ I’m going to try to work on a form so it’s easier to submit… but for now, people can email me at erini{at}adorkableme{dot}com. πŸ™‚

      • Kendall Ashley

        Perfect! I’ll email ya. And thanks for the necklace link. I definitely have to get my own! πŸ™‚

        • Erini

          If you click the contribute link in the menu, it should take you to a page to create your own post! hopefully it works. *fingers crossed*

          • Kendall Ashley

            Got it, will do!

  • Katelin

    What a fun idea – love this! And the Tardis phone case is great.

    • Thanks! I’m having fun with this feature! πŸ™‚

  • That Tardis necklace is great! I love the clutch and phone joke, haha. I’m pretty excited about this series. Can’t wait to see more. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I couldn’t stop giggling as I was putting this together. I think I’m going to need this part of the outfit in real life.

  • I love love love love this outfit! Especially, for some reason, the necklace and the flats. They’re the perfect TARDIS blue!

    I started doing something like this a while back for Sailor Moon Saturday, however as the name suggests – it’s all Sailor Moon based! I just finished the Inner Senshi’s uniform – daily wear. I still have TM and the Outer Senshi to do, and then I’ll be working on outfits based on what the characters are like outside of their fighting!

    • When I saw those shoes, too, that’s exactly what I thought! I feel like Pantone needs to make an official Tardis Blue. That would make my day.

      I look forward to seeing your outfits! That sounds really interesting!!

  • I LOVE the angel tee and that phone case I have been searching all over for! It is exclusive to the DW Experience in Cardiff. I was just there in Dec 2013 and didn’t see it, but hoping to find it some where it is so cute!!

    • I didn’t even realize I had picked out an exclusive case! There are a number of Tardis phone cases, I just liked that one best. Guess I know why it’s special now! πŸ™‚ And I definitely think I might pick up that angel tank soon! Even if it’s not really tank weather any more.

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