Battlestar Galactica Seal Sweatshirt from Her Universe

As I’ve said many times… one of the best perks of being a blogger is being able to do reviews of products I love. Her Universe is a brand I am a huge fan of – for the quality and content! Today I’m modeling a gorgeous Battlestar Galactica Seal crew neck sweatshirt from the leader in geek girl couture, Her Universe.

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Wearing the Battlestar Galactica Seal Sweatshirt from Her Universe

The story behind Her Universe is a fairy tale for all girl sci-fi fans. The brand was launched by Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show. If doing the voice for a character in the Star Wars universe isn’t enough to prove her geekiness, Ashley knew that there was a demand for geek girl sci-fi gear too. Girls aren’t the stereotypical fan of sci-fi, and Ashley decided to do something about it. She launched Her Universe to tailor geek garb to women and girls. And I’m very thankful!

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I’ve been a huge fan of the revamp of Battlestar Galactica, and have been plowing my way through the 1978 series as well. The universe is delightful, starting with the overall world that contains Twelve Colonies of Kobol. Each colony shares a name with a house of the zodiac (Caprica, Sagittaron, Gemenon, etc.) and each colony has its own unique economic and social structure, but all are connected by the fact that humans survive in all of them, and try to fight or survive the Cylon uprising.

Cylons are pretty awesome, and a take on robots I quite love. They combine the terror of SkyNet – that is, robots who have gone above and beyond humans’ intention, and are growing stronger and smarter than their designers, as well as the charm of Bicentennial Man – in that they believe they are human, have feelings, and some do not know they are Cylons. It’s kind of heart breaking, watching couples in love being torn apart by the discovery that one of them is a Cylon. It begs those basic questions all humans are challenged with. Am I a real person, or am I programmed to have these feelings because I am a Cylon? Do I have free will? Did I ever really love anyone? Where do I go from here? I get chills imagining that horrid reality check of waking up to discover that you’re a Cylon…

I had to rock my Cylon inspired robot necklace, as well as my bright yellow skirt and purse to add a splash of color to this black and white sweatshirt. Perfect for the 50 degree weather we’ve been having in my hometown. I ordered a size Large because I love my sweatshirts big and cozy, but it seems to fit just right. And I know the price tag is Cylon approved at a clearance rate of just $20! I ordered mine on Black Friday, and was gifted a unique Star Wars pin, numbered and signed by Ashley herself. #17 baby! It’s an adorable Darth Vadar wearing a Santa hat, but I am sure I will be rocking it year round.

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Be sure to check out Her Universe for ALL your geek girl couture needs, including designs from Doctor Who, The Talking Dead, Star Trek, and various of Syfy shows! So say we all.

Insert Coin Clothing and Fabrication Unlimited Pac-Man Gear

One of my favorite perks of being a blogger is being able to do reviews of products I love. And for all you retro arcade game lovers out there, this post is going to make you squee! Today I’m showcasing the newest offering from Insert Coin Clothing, Pac-Man leggings! As well as Fabrication Unlimited‘s Pac-Man acrylic earrings.


Wearing Pac-Man leggings from Insert Coin Clothing

Matt from Insert Coin Clothing, a UK based gaming apparel store, reached out the staff of the Geek Girl Pen Pals Club last year, and each staffer ended up each receiving some ICC clothing to model for our IGGPPC blog! You can read that post here. Swoon! We just loved our geeky girl t-shirts so much.

Then about a month ago, Matt dropped a fat bomb on us. Now Insert Coin Clothing was to carry geeky leggings! Double swoon! So Matt swiftly mailed us more joy and here you have it – I now have amazing Pac-Man leggings!

I ordered a Large to make sure they were comfortable, but apparently in the UK, large means loooong. They are quite long, but better too long and tuck the ends in your socks, right girls? It’s perfect for Farquharson who clocks in at a model-esque 5’10. They fit fantastic, and are very comfortable. And the imagery is vivid and fun! Absolutely love them, and think you should go buy yourself a pair right now! Here’s where you can buy them.

As far as my geek chic earrings go, last year I was prowling Etsy and came across Fabrication Unlimited. They’re based out of Indiana in the USA and design all kinds of laser cut jewelry. From planets, to Pi symbols, they’ve got your geek covered. I settled on light blue Pac-Man earrings and Harry Potter Deathly Hallows symbols. Still going strong a year later, I figured I would don them to complete my most perfect Pac-man ensemble. You can buy them here!

Special thanks to Mark, my honey bunny, for snapping my pictures. Now please go like Insert Coin Clothing on Facebook as well as Fabrication Unlimitied on Facebook, before I eat all the ghosts. Nom.