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.
It was a little under a year ago that we held a geek girl brunch at Macondo. It was only our second brunch. It was 4 people. Fast forward to this past Sunday when our little group had almost quadrupled in size to 14. (Not bad, eh?) Returning to Macondo with our ever growing troupe of Magical Girls, we filled the venue (half of their green room) with laughter, a lot of pink, and a wealth of new wonderful memories.
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.
Gather 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
Update: The giveaway has ended and the winners have been chosen, thanks for entering!
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
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)
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
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.