GGB Kaiserslautern- Magical Girl Brunch

Geek Girl Brunch Kaiserslautern is the first international chapter! We’re hoping there will be more in the future and the European chapters can plan a get together. For our launch, we choose the Magical Girl theme. Why? Because there is nothing like having a big opener with the message that we are not damsels, we can save ourselves! We’re all magical girls right? Plus, most of us started our geeky awakening with Sailor Moon. It only seemed fitting.

Our brunch location took place at Sam Kullman’s Diner in Kaiserslautern and it did not disappoint. It was the cutest 50’s style diner and the breakfast was really, really good. It made some of us homesick in a good way. Good ol’ American style breakfast – oh and did we mention they had awesome milkshakes and alcoholic coffee? Yeah…score!

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The Kodama Mani by Melissa Grey for Studio Ghibli Brunch

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In honor of GGB NY’s Studio Ghibli brunch, I turned to one of my favorite Miyazaki-helmed films, Princess Mononoke, for inspiration. With its unparalleled animation and strong aesthetic, the Ghibli oeuvre provides a ton of nail art design possibilities, but I wanted to go with something simple and easy to replicate for this tutorial. I’ve always loved the kodama — the transluscent tree spirits that make that slightly unsettling but also kind of cute clacking sound — and what they symbolize, particularly at the film’s end. To get a creepy/cute kodama mani, just follow these simple steps.

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Interview with Kelly Sue!

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Having worked in comics for over a decade, Kelly Sue DeConnick‘s body of work boasts nearly 50 titles. Most notable of these is Captain Marvel, a series that has garnered a massive and most loyal following.

Her latest series for Image, Pretty Deadly, is a breathtaking blend of beauty and brutality. You can’t know comics and not know the legend that is Kelly Sue and we were very fortunate to have been able score an interview with the legend.
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Magical Girl Mementos: Keepsakes From Some Awesome Etsy Sellers

Geek Girl Brunch wishes to thank the amazing Etsy Sellers below for their awesome donations! We had our Magical Girl Brunch this past Sunday and it was… well… it was magical! Part of its’ magic was due to the sponsors; without them we wouldn’t be able to give our brunchettes all of the amazing mahou shoujo swag. A full rundown of our Magical Girl Brunch is coming very soon!

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Moon Prism Mani- A Sailor Moon Manicure Tutorial

Brunch, as we all know, isn’t merely a meal. It is an event. And what fun is an event if you don’t have a super cute manicure to match? In honor of Magical Girl month, I’ve tackled a relatively simple nail art design inspired by Sailor Moon, chiefly the Inner Senshi and their outfits.

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SailorMoonMani-1Gather your materials. Since I’m doing the Inner Senshi, I made sure I had a variety of colors that matched their sailor costumes. I also included a few lighter and darker shades of the core colors for highlighting/shadowing. You’ll also need a dotting tool of some kind (feel free to get creative if you don’t have one on hand — for a long time, I used a dull pencil), a thin detail brush, and a wider brush to help with clean up afterwards. Absolutely necessary: Acetone. Continue reading

Sailor Moon Accessories Giveaway from Vintage Virtue

Update: The giveaway has ended and the winners have been chosen, thanks for entering! 

BeFunky_Sailor Moon Set2 It isn’t just the courage of Magical Girls that inspires us, it’s their wardrobe, too! So it only makes sense that we honor our favorite courageous, and stylish, Sailor Senshi with a giveaway that is just as cute as their outfits! Vintage Virtue‘s Storenvy shop is filled with handmade geek chic accessories. She custom made these Sailor Scout hair bows above just for the Geek Girl Brunch giveaway! Continue reading

Get to Know your Magical Girls: The Watch List

It’s time to get your mahō shōjo on with us! “How do I do that,” you ask? And just who are these “Magical Girls” we’re obsessing over?

Here’s a quick run down of some of the classics and who to watch where.

 

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA (AKA CARDCAPTORS)

136313 My personal favorite! Sakura discovers she has magical powers after accidentally releasing the Clow cards from the ancient book they’d been sealed in. With the help of Kero (Cerberus), the guardian of the book, Sakura sets out to retrieve all the cards before disaster strikes.  If you have friends that have never seen any anime before, this is a brilliant gateway anime as it effortlessly blends in shonen elelments and focuses on emotions and a-typical relationships, making for  a lot of intrigue. Speaking of emotions, check out the fan-made trailer below and get ready to feel a bunch.   Available on: Anime Season  Continue reading

We Are All Magical Girls

It’s Magical Girl Month on Geek Girl Brunch in honor of Sailor Moon Crystal! We reached out to our blog friends to find out what the Magical Girls and the Mahou Shoujo genre means to them.   

What do Magical Girls mean to you? Share your story with us in the comments section! 

Jamila, Geek Girl Brunch Co-Founder

Magical Girls taught me that women can be multi-dimensional. We don’t have to stick to one personality type forced on us by society. We can be leaders, fighters and so much more. Most importantly, magical girls taught me to be comfortable with being myself. 

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