Kawaii Street: Gamer Chic Collage
I had a blast coming up with a kawaii coord for the Kei Club Coord Contest for their second issue! The theme was geek chic, and you know what I thought, why not take my gamer history to a colorful collage! I've been playing video games for a long time now, while I favor Role-playing games and anything with heavy storytelling I have dabbled across several genres since my first game.
In my outfit, lets start with the most prominent reference! My pink Pac-Man shirt. I loved Pac-Man and its cute gluttony versus ghosts. My favorite being pinky, of course. Who funnily enough has been rumored to have a ghost crush on him in the games. If there is any validity to those rumors, who doesn't love a ghost story with romance. Arcade games have always had a colorful pull, and of the classics, it's not the only one to charm my attention away from books. This brings me to my second reference, which comes in the UFO rings I got from Un-Re Designs. There's an old fixed shooter game called "Space Invaders" and when crafting the look for game references I remembered my earlier days of playing this game and sucking at it. I might just have terrible aim, and perhaps this game is a part of my reasoning for why I don't favor any shooting games. However, science fiction always draws me in, and I dabbled fighting aliens in this game as a gleeful kid.
My favorite reference, of course, is my SANRIO necklace. Do you remember any of the Sanrio games? I loved the Hello Kitty games. I mean I'm ride or die fan. There was Hello Kitty Online in 2009 and Hello Kitty Roller Rescue in 2005. There have been so many Hello Kitty games you have to wonder when I'll submit to virtual reality with her world. Another reference in my accessories was my hair clip inspired by Zelda hearts and of course a personal reference to how often I die in games. I mean I'm no professional streamer, but I died a lot in games. I see those floating hearts frequently.
Tapping into my pin club, because enamel pins are a secret collection of references and story elements. I have my Pop Star Pokémon pin designed by ArtPastelKelsey, sharing my love for all things Pokémon even though I've never actually played any console games! I want to, but we shall see if my adult years will bless me with the chance to be a Pokémon trainer. Next up is my PlayStation controller pin by Streetcherub referencing the first console I ever played upon! I was a big fan of tomb raider, Sonic, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot.
Last but not least is the Game Boy Pin by Sweet Bitz Apparel. Handheld consoles were so much easier for my household growing up, especially since there were five of us fighting tooth and nail for a chance on the big screen. We had fun with game boys briefly before we switched to Nintendo DS but the memories I still cherish.
Take a breath because that's all seven references in my coord! Did you enjoy my nostalgia, it kind of ages me a bit? I still play video games, my favorites being the elder scrolls games and animal crossings. I'm excited to see the world of video games and grow and trickle into fashion more and more each year!