Badass Babe of the Week: Laura Wittenberg

Laura is a clinical laboratory scientist at Day Kimball Hospital. "It's like CSI, but instead of solving murders, she figures out what's making someone sick. Also it is less sexy." She refers to this as her day job that supports her real jobs: professional breakfast-eater ( ) and professional SuperFan for the Protomen- who she has seen 41 times in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Laura loves wrestling, especially Sami Zayn because he teaches people valuable lessons about friendship through wrestling, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Vaudevillians and Bailey. She also loves Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Sailor Moon, Berserk, Serial Experiments Lain, Magica Madoka, anything Hayao Miyazaki touches, Shin Megami Tensei, The Tale Series, Jem, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and 80's New Wave music and ska. She adores Hello Kitty and all the Sanrio characters and knows an uncomfortable amount of trivia about her and her friends.

At Magfest, Laura ordered the first Little Petal dress inspired by a wrestler, and I laughed at her throughout the entire ordering process because it was such a wacky, amazing concept that I was so excited about. I did have to convince her that putting his signature across the buttocks of the skirt would not look fabulous, but her excitement level was through the roof regardless. Sami Zayn favoriting the tweet she posted in her dress made my day. I also love that she told me it converts from a wrestling dress to a ska inspired dress admired by all the old Two Tone rockers. One of the reasons I love doing these write-ups is to find out more about my customers because all nerd girls want in life is to geek out with other nerd girls. Laura telling me about her breakfast tumblr and following around the Protomen was so bonding because I'm a Cereal Monster fanatic who only leaves her house to follow the World/Inferno Friendship Society on tour. So now I want to run around in the pit with her to experience her energy in my favorite way possible.

Thank you Laura for giving me a new fandom / one of the goofiest orders to design for, and for being endlessly enthusiastic about it. You are great.