The Impossible Girl

The Impossible Girl | www.eccentricowl.comThe Impossible Girl | So one of my friends posted a link to this awesome cosplayer on Facebook this morning, and after seeing one of the cosplayer’s Clara Oswald cosplays, I decided… today, I had to be Clara. It’s based on this outfit, from the Christmas Special, and while it’s not perfect… I’m actually pretty happy with it. I made do with what I had, and I like how it turned out! I just wish I had an actual white blouse instead of a gray tee shirt, but oh well.

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I have been meaning to do a Clara inspired outfit (or cosplay) for quite some time, but I never felt like I had the right pieces until I saw the Christmas Special outfit and remembered I have this skirt in my pile of things to sell (I might not be selling it now…). It was the perfect inspiration to get up and get dressed today, since I’ve been trying to get dressed every day (being a work-from-home, stay-at-home mom without a car doesn’t help my drive to be dressed every day, haha!) and today I nearly stayed in my yoga pants. The Impossible Girl | www.eccentricowl.comThe Impossible Girl | www.eccentricowl.comThe Impossible Girl | Now that I’ve done one inspired outfit, I might just have to do a few more. And maybe an actual cosplay. My friend Kristi does a ton of awesome cosplays, and she’s just making me itch do to a good one. But it’s harder to find cosplays that can easily be done from things I have at home, so for now I’ll  stick to inspired-by outfits, and maybe next year for the Renaissance Faire, I’ll be Arwen. My hair should be long enough by then! The Impossible Girl | The Impossible Girl | www.eccentricowl.comThe Impossible Girl | One thing I love about Clara — her makeup and hair are super, super easy to do. Longer layers (her hair is mostly shorter than mine) with a side part and curled up ends? Check. Natural makeup with a bit of brown liner and pinkish lips? I can do that! So easy. I should just be Clara every day. And I’ll make Mr. Owl be Doctor 11.  The Impossible Girl | The Impossible Girl |

Cardigan, tee, and heels thrifted | Vintage skirt | Target tights | Forever 21 necklace

I’ll tell you a little secret: it was cool enough for tights and a cardigan this morning, but by the end of the pictures I was sweating. So off they came! I cannot wait for the days to be crisp enough to keep it all on all day.

Also, Asa is seven months old today. ALREADY. He is now closer to one year old than he is to the day he was born, which means soon he’ll be crawling all over the place. It seems crazy that he’s this big already!

I hope you are all having a good week!

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  • mariecarolk

    Ahh this is so so cool! You totally rock this! And Asa is getting so big ;(

    Random question: have you ever thought of doing (or perhaps you have and I missed it lol) a sort of tutorial on exactly how you take outfit photos by yourself? Like your favorite poses, how you set things up, and so on? My best friend and I are starting a blog soon and I’m trying to get as much info/advice as I can. You always look so perfect and natural in your photos!


    • Eccentric Owl

      Oh, that’s a good idea! I’ve never actually thought about it, since I’ve been taking my own pictures for about ten years (way before I had a blog, haha!) but I can definitely try to whip up a post with tips on taking your own images!

  • Salazar

    OK, that cosplay tumblr is awesome! This is a great Clara outfit too, even though she kind of irritates me (but then again, all of the Moffat companions irritate me. Like somebody points out, the Russel T. Davies companions are women, while Moffat companions are girls.)

    • Eccentric Owl

      That’s too bad she annoys you; I’m rather fond of Clara. But now that you mention it, you are right! Moffat companions do tend to be girlish. That’s a very interesting point!

      That cosplay tumblr… oh man. I wish I had the patience and skill to make cosplays like that. (Mostly, I just need the patience.)

  • Hazel Grace

    Wow this is so awesome you definitely need to do cosplay inspired outfits more often! And can’t wait for the Arwen cosplay, especially since you already kind of look like her and I know you’ll do a good job. Also Kristina, will you be posting the remaining chapters of My Beloved? I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask :3

  • Ashley

    I love this look! I can imagine it would get pretty hot in tights right now but you have me wishing for cooler weather. Happy seven month to Asa! I know exactly how you feel. They grow up too fast!