by Claire Napier | Aug 8, 2016 | Essays, Features, Opinion
Thinking about Sarah Harris using “gaming heroine” to define to aesthetic spirit of the decade in British Vogue’s centenary edition—a Royal on the cover, input from seasoned industry greats, and women of the moment throughout, a real authoritative environment, if Harris’ name alone isn’t enough to convince you of the scale of this proclamation—I came around to asking myself an unanswerable question. What did I feel my style was, how did I define parts of it and parts of me, what I wanted and needed to wear before Lara Croft? (more…)
by Olivia Kelly | Oct 19, 2015 | Video Games
When my son first told me he wanted to be a Hunter from the video game Destiny for Halloween (and our local comic con), I was more than a little intimidated.
I can’t deny that I did Google costumes at first, because the idea of creating this from scratch seemed beyond me. But then I started really thinking about it, and not only did it seem feasible, but it looked sort of fun. The most complicated parts of the costume would be the mask/helmet and the cloak, I figured. After looking at tons of pictures online of both screenshots from the game and cosplayers, I had some great ideas. (more…)