Category Archives: Fashion


by Brett Marcus Cook

I bought Splatoon a few days after it came out. I’ve been playing it every night since, barring one or two days. I’ve been trying to write about it for a week now. I’m in love with this game and its world and I can’t figure out how to articulate it.

To start, I love the world that this game is built around. The title screen when you load the game is an empty bedroom, presumably belonging to your Inkling character (I chose to play as a girl, of course), with a map of the room on the gamepad’s screen and spots of ink indicating you’ve gone out. Inkopolis is this bustling, lively place where player characters hang around. Music blasts across the hub area from speakers set up in front of the building, which serves as the game’s multiplayer lobby. It feels like Tokyo­to from Jet Set Radio, or the way Shibuya was depicted in the World Ends With You, and I love that the music is actually a part of the world, that what you hear (some of it is known as “squidcore”) really is what everyone listens to in this particular ink­splattering game culture. Continue reading SPLAT SPLAT SPLAT


G-vesc pal and Paper Droids editor Megan Patterson wrote a critique of Dragon Age Inquisition fashion (specifically the Nutcrackerific ball outfit and the beige undies—remember when I thought that was a glitch? lol, if only) for The Mary Sue. I took a few screenshots for her to show off the Inquisitor’s…um, unique fashion sense, and made this glorious gif (which ended up running as a still in TMS piece) to let y’all know that even in an unflattering velvet jacket, Inquisitor Lavellan gonna let everybody know who run this joint.

WERRRRRRRRRRK, HUNTY, you work that Nutcracker outfit like the RENT! IS! DUE!


Travis Touchdown: Sartorial Role Model


I’m a fan of Suda51 and his crew at Grasshopper Manufacture. They make weird, crazy, unpolished, problematic games that are unlike anything else and I love them for it. I’ve mentioned before how Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes is not only a favorite videogame protagonist of mine, but also that I sort of base my clothing choices off of what he wears, which led one of the Gamervescent Overlords to tag that article with “Travis Touchdown: Sartorial Role Model.” I wake up laughing over that sometimes.

After going crazy with Bayonetta 2 and glasses porn, Jennifer asked me to write about Travis and fashion, so here I am. Continue reading Travis Touchdown: Sartorial Role Model

Witchy Spectacles


I spent Sunday night/all day Monday marathoning Bayonetta 2 with my friends Lauren and Hannah. I had a wonderful time, and have a lot to say about it once my brain finally recovers from the BARRAGE of SPECTACLE (my right thumb is mostly recovered from the ordeal, after four days). I thought it was incredibly fitting that we were rewarded with unlocked concept art upon defeating the final boss and completing the game, because the style on display in this game…well, let’s just say I’ve been a wee bit obsessed this week. And lo and behold! Yesterday, Gita Jackson published a killer article on Bayonetta style for Paste. It is excellent, and I’d highly recommend checking it out, HOWEVER: Continue reading Witchy Spectacles

The Ultimate Ranking of Koopalings by Hairstyle

The Koopalings. Evil minions of Bowser or cutting-edge trendsetters? Let’s dig deeper with this ultimate ranking of Koopalings by hairstyle…

7. Roy

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Roy, the bald look is totally in, but if you want to Vin Dazzle, you have got to make the effort.

Continue reading The Ultimate Ranking of Koopalings by Hairstyle

Kaylan’s Great Microsoft Paint Experiment

Look! It’s snowing on Jenn.

A quick note from Bethany:

I jokingly told Kaylan that I was putting her in charge of all Photoshop work on Gamervescent because there is nothing I love more than bad Microsoft Paint jobs. As you can see here. These arrived in our inboxes this morning, and they made is both so happy.

Bethany takes a mid-day stroll.
Kaylan rides a Chocobo.
Kaylan brings the Microsoft Pain and generally excels at life every day.

Assassin’s Creed Hoodies

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Whoa, dudes, got some cash to burn today? These Assassin’s Creed hoodies are currently on sale for $28.00 (formerly $59.99), and they are foxy. Consider yourself notified.

Also, t-shirts designed by game designer/critic/Gamervescent bud Cameron Kunzelman ship free today, if you are interested in rocking a badass Alpaca Run tee and explaining the game’s concept and how, exactly, an alpaca differs from a llama to people who see you wearing it in public. Getchusome.

[ETA: Since posting, I’ve gotten two warnings from dudes who have purchased these hoodies, and apparently they’re kind of crap. So, probably, just admire the pretty pics and don’t buy. HOWEVER, I can personally vouch for the quality of Kunzelman’s t-shirts; I’ve got the Catachresis Ghost Cowboy and I wear it all the freakin’ time.]