There are a few twisty, twirly Wilfair tendrils that extend off this blog. Tumblr and Pinterest are two, but I also have a soft spot for Polyvore.
Someone else who has a soft spot for Polyvore, and a knack for putting together a stylish outfit, is our own reader Erika. Remember she dreamed up those wonderful ugly sweater outfits for the Wilfair characters, just in time for Christmas? Loved.
So we got to talking in this thread about taking on some famous characters, specifically Disney characters, but with a genderbend cosplay twist. This delightful DisneyBound outfit -- Cinderella for a guy -- was discussed and Erika got inspired.
You can see many of her fabulous sartorial creations on her Polyvore page, including her manly Maleficent (who looks soooo Thurs Mathers to me), but I wanted to highlight a couple here.
Like... Lightning McQueen! Ka-chow!
And Captain Hook!
Erika, these are Mickeyriffic. I pored over each detail you chose. So good.
(Also, one more note: Erika creates modern-day outfits for book characters. Check out her take on Emma. Now I want to do a post on just these looks!)
So I, too, was inspired to try my own male-female mash-up after seeing Erika's outfits. I do not have her talent, not a bit, but here's my take on Fair Finley dressing as Gomery Overbove. My favorite parts are the celestial tights -- I needed something science -- and the necktie necklace. Oh, the brown corduroy skirt complete with those all important belt loops, of course!