I started a gaming blog 2 years ago called Assassionista – a blog that focused more on the opinion side of gaming, rather than fashion or news. It was a great learning experience, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the content. It felt more like a job than anything. So a year later, I was messing around with creating outfits and I kind of stumbled onto this monster. I had so much fun that I stayed up till 4 in the morning making all these different outfits. I texted my fiancé and was like, do you think this could become a blog? The next day, I started Console to Closet (under quite a few different names) and the rest is history!
I love RPG’s. My favorite game series is definitely Mass Effect. I just love the story and how they create these believable, fantastical characters and universe. Close runners up are Pokemon Silver, Resident Evil 4, Gears of War, and Catherine.
Personally, I’d have to say Mass Effect. I love creating Mass Effect inspired outfits – the game has this Blade Runner-esque futuristic look to it and I think it converts beautifully into modern fashion.
Most of the time, no – but the whole point of Console to Closet’s outfits are that only you and gamers that you tell will recognize the influences. I constantly post my outfits to Instagram and my friends who know of Console to Closet, and they will point out that it looks inspired by a character; often which I did’t even notice when I was putting it together!
I try to create outfits where the accessories set the outfit apart and make it look inspired by a particular character. Most of the time, the actual clothing is just basic staples that most people have laying around. I’d say you could create a great outfit under $70 from stores like Forever 21, ModCloth, and Urban Outfitters.
I’d have to disagree. The gamers and fashion-minded people I know are split straight down the middle. I think it’s easy to get caught up in generalizing both industries, but it’s important to address that there are men and women who are passionate about both games and fashion. I try to cater to those individuals, rather than men or women on a grand scale. I’ve definitely found my niche and am still in shock about how many people are just as interested in the intersection of geek and style as I am.
In the long run, yes. I’ve been approached before about doing this, but I don’t think Console to Closet is ready to evolve into something like that yet.
To be honest, I think I can make any game’s character’s outfit look fashionable. I love a challenge. The hardest characters to turn into fashionable outfits are the ones who are all ready wearing pretty fashionable clothing. Since Console to Closet isn’t a direct copy of their outfit, I have to be extra creative to turn what’s already a fashionable outfit into something that’s even more fashionable.
Here’s a few more images from the Console to Closet website!
Thanks a lot to Amanda McGinnis for the great interview! Make sure you catch Amanda’s website ConsoletoCloset.com, her FaceBook Page, and her Twitter for up-to-date fashion tips! Also, stop celebrate her One-Year Anniversary with her by participating in the contest she’s having below!
We’re giving away these amazing Resident Evil shirts from Insert Coin Clothing for C2C’s 1st Birthday!
All you have to do to enter is tweet your favorite outfit with the hashtag #C2CBday!
Contest will end Friday April 19th at midnight (EST) with the winners randomly drawn. There will be 3 winners, contacted via twitter on Saturday. Prizes are: Redfield Hoodie, La Vita Nuova Tee, and the BSAA Special Operations Shirt that was featured in C2C’s Umbrella Files.
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