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Besides all of the movie and TV news, the most popular thing to see at San Diego Comic Con each year is the fantastic cosplay – and it’s all of this cosplay that inspired rising stars in the fashion industry for their marvelous couture creations at the inaugural Her Universe Fashion Show.
The show – complete with a DJ – was co-sponsored by clothing company Hot Topic and pop culture giant Nerdist Industries as well as hosted by geek fashion maven Ashley Eckstein (who also voices Ahsoka Tano on the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars). A contest was held before the show with 36 designers spending weeks fabricating some of the coolest dresses inspired ...
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- Paul Young
Here's a really cool looking Han Solo dress for all you ladies out there! You can wear it at conventions, or wear it for your normal day-to-day activities. I guess it all depends on how committed you are.
If you love scoundrels then this Han Solo everyday cosplay dress is perfect for you! Inspired by the Corellian smuggler with a heart of gold and featuring details from the actual costume. When someone says “I Love your Han Solo dress” you can say, “I Know.” Runs true to size and provides a lot of stretch. However, we recommend going up one size if you want this dress to fit a bit loose. For reference, Ashley Eckstein wears a size Small. 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex.
The dress is available at Her Universe for only $48. »
- Joey Paur
For many, the concept of comic convention couture extends as far as cosplay outfits or the choice of an appropriately-logoed t-shirt for that day’s panels. Ashley Eckstein plans to change that, however, announcing a fashion show to be held at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Her Universe Fashion Show, to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on July 24, will feature designs submitted by “fans and amateur designers” for women’s outfits, either couture or ready-to-wear, “based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media,
- Graeme McMillan
Did you know Ashley Eckstein — voice of Ahsoka Tano on the acclaimed 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' show — also runs her own geeky fashion website called Her Universe? I sure didn't. It's good to know someone out there is thumbing their nose at all the adults who told them as a child, 'You can't be an actor and a business owner and a fashion designer and a model and a cultural geek icon. You have to pick one!' Our parents lied to us guys. Design Credit: Her Universe As part of her life mission to make geek chic for fangirls everywhere, Eckstein is going to drag haute couture kicking and screaming off the runway and into the San Diego Comic-Con convention hall. This year at Sdcc, Her Universe is teaming up with Nerdist for the first ever full scale geek couture fashion show. This isn't your older sister's cosplay. »
- Donna Dickens
4 items from 2014
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