• Celebrate Winter with Six Geeky Cutout Snowflake Ideas!

    (Image via www.kitcameo.com)

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on 12/20/13. Get decorating!

    Paper snowflakes are a winter staple, and there's really no easier way to make the season of warm drinks, big fireplaces, and family baking more festive. But even though the holidays are usually all about Christmas trees, stars, and menorahs, there's no reason why you can't indulge your nerdier side with this easy craft.

  • How-To Tuesday: Save the Day in a DIY Cape

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on 8/4/15.

    This Tuesday we're here to help you become the hero of your own story – compete with your own custom-made cape!

    A nod to The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, this red over-shoulder cape is perfect for the heroine who’s saving the day on her own terms. With a comfy tied closure, this cape sits well on all body types without catching around the neck. Get ready to don on a cape that even Edna Mode will approve of!

  • The 10 Geekiest Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    Editor's Note: The holidays are still going, folks! Keep wearing those ugly sweaters. Post originally published on December 12/18/15.

    The ugly Christmas sweater. Once the bane of any child’s existence, it has now become a chic throwback. Perhaps it can be traced to Leslie Hall’s epic “Gem Sweater.” Or perhaps it was inspired by simple irony – everything can be connected to irony. But not for us. We’ve always been fans of the bizarre garment. 

    In any case, what are rebellious geeks to do when everyone else has co-opted their look? Why, look even geekier! We are here to help, with our top 10 geeky ugly Christmas sweaters.

  • Literary Looks: Bookish Tights and Leggings

    Editor's Note: Because bookish leggings and tights are never out of style, we're bringing back this post. Originally posted on 10/21/2015.

    “It’s better to be happy in leggings than sad in jeans.” – the Tumblr community

    It’s a basic fact of life that tights and leggings are better than any other pant, because what other pant cradles your legs in soft, warm fabric that makes you feel fashionable AND like you’re leaving the house in pajamas? We rest our case.

    But what’s cooler than legs encased in coziness? Legs encased in bookish coziness. We’ve rounded up some awesome pieces so you can stylishly rock the map of Westeros on your booty, if you’re so inclined. 

  • Leslie Knope’s Christmas Hanukkah Extravaganza

    When it comes to planning a thoughtful and engaging party, Leslie Knope is the end all and be all. We were thrilled when Leslie Knope let us peek into her party planning binder for the U.S. Department of the Interior Midwest Division Christmas Hanukkah Extravaganza. This is a party you won’t want to miss.

  • Give A Book for the Holidays

    Since Nintendo has released the NES Classic Edition console, we're bringing back another classic. This season, give the gift of retro reading...with actual books! Sure, tablets are great. They offer the ability to carry hundreds of books in one compact device. And while we love and support e-books, we're jumping at the chance to get back to original books—in print format!