I think I’m going to start a new segment here, because I’ve just found another bit of awesome, nerdy stuff on the internet that would at very least amuse many geek women.
I shall call itÂ Awesome Nerdy Shit. Yeah, I’m not so imaginative today. I’ve also retroactively tagged the Ada Lovelace Steampunk from last week and the nerdy jewellery post from last year.
Without further ado, another from the nerd couture files: The Vintage Doctor (click the screenshots to go to the product pages).
Who says geeky can’t be feminine?
My idea of feminine is Carhartt. How are you going to feed cows in an overbust corset?
Carla, have you seen my Carhartt corset?
It’s a real corset that does true Victorian shaping, and the bones are steel, not plastic.
The tool holsters are attached with heavy-duty snaps, which means she can change them out depending on what job she’s doing. She has worn it to build the Man at Burning Man, so it’s functional not only as a Victorian corset but as a tool belt – which was the whole point.
Wow, that’s awesome.
Clockwork Couture also has quite a bit of clothing that qualifies as both geeky and feminine, especially if you’re into steampunk.
Um, I don’t see anything particularly special about this site. Is there something specific I’m supposed to be looking for?
Sure it’s steampunky but I’m kind of aiming at the intersect of games/fandom/computing/hacker (as in hackerspace) and “traditional” feminine symbolism. Eg, an Ada Lovelace themed steampunk outfit, Nintendo, Star Wars, Batman dresses and corsetry. This is *exceptionally* cool stuff to me at least.
I’m not particularly interested in building a catalog “a result I found on google that has steampunk”. Because, well, there’s *lots* of those. And your suggestion is falling very much in this category.
I love those. Especially the Star Wars and horror movie ones!
Sure, “feminine”, where “feminine” is to be the sub in a perpetual sub-n-dom model of relationships. Slapping a few “geek” references on corsets doesn’t make them “geeky” and therefore somehow other than corsets.
I understand your viewpoint and respect it, but I do (obviously) feel differently about this.
Skewing perceptions by breaking stereotypes is something I find fun. I personally find this stuff hilarious and given a fat enough purse, I’d wear a lot of it purely because of the “conflicting” symbolism. It shouldn’t feel like I’m pranking closed-minded people but it’s sort of what it is like.
YMMV, and you’re welcome to think differently about it, but this is my viewpoint and I’m sharing it for those who subscribe to my way of thinking.
Why don’t you find Batman patches and dresses with similar structures? You could make a lot of these for the price of one on this website. (well, maybe it’d be less clean)
Also, I think it might be interesting: http://www.fashioningtech.com/xn/detail/2095467:Topic:22351
Want. So. Badly.
Thanks so much for sharing this!