I married a Geek.

My dear darling husband is a Geek.  No really,  I do know the definition of the word.  Daniel knows the songs to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, can debate the merits of the various Star Trek shows, reads Reddit, and proudly owns all the Buffy seasons on DVD.  Ahhh now you see.

One of his oldest friends from College days is the founder of the Charlotte, NC’s Geeks Group. Their major fundraiser of the year is the Geek Gala.  It provides a smashing party for geekdom and provides funds for the Carolina Children’s Home. DV offered to photograph the event.  We drove up to Charlotte, set-up equipment, and photographed the costumes and participants participating.

I’m a bit interested in the Steampunk sub-culture. (I’ll wait while you look it up.) Ms. JW and Ms. ER decided to help make an amazing costume for the event.

JV took a series of photos of the details.

We took an old bride’s maid’s long skirt. Hiked it to my arm pits – it was still to the floor – and drove grommets into all three layers of silk and tule.  We made it hike up like a Roman shade.  We made a corset out of stretchy velour and hung clips to hook up the Roman shade’s straps to it.

Ms. JW worked very hard to create a hat from all kids of stuff in our home. Our boy’s Godmother lent us a cape to complete the look.  It was very sweet.









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2 responses to “I married a Geek.

  1. Hmm, lets see we own every single Star Trek tv show (including the animated) and movie on dvd, all the seasons of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and numerous other geeky/nerdy stuff. Xander barely talks but he can hum theme songs to different Star Trek series.

    Have you watched “Castle”? It stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serentity, Dr. Horrible), they just had an episode that involved the Steampunk sub-culture. Love the costumes.

    There’s nothing wrong with being a geek or nerd, to quote Willow, “I’m not ashamed. It’s the computer age. Nerds are in. They’re still in, right?”

  2. EV

    We tried to introduce the boys to Star Trek. They won’t be assimilated. They do find Star Wars interesting, but they are not deeply enamored except for the Legos. They did love Thumb Wars (slightly edited as they saw it when they were 8 and 9). They found some of Asamov’s books interesting but didn’t pick any others up after DV read a few to them. They lean more into Fantasy. Sigh. They love the Edge Cronicles (http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/edgechronicles/).

    We make no plans to conflict with Castle. It is a regular. My husband dressed up as a left-handed Captain Hammer for the event.

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