February 7, 2023

Star Wars Geek Couture on the runway

Fast becoming a staple of San Diego Comic Con, the Her Universe Fashion Show, in it’s fourth year, features a geek couture design contest based on a theme. This year’s theme is inspired by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. The winning designers will have the opportunity to design a special collection for Her Universe and Hot Topic.

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this event, but there were several ways that I could follow along from home including the Her Universe official Instagram Account, Periscope live videos from drunkatsams and BrightCuPenny and of course recaps of the event from The Wookiee Gunner, Brian Sims and many others.

Ashley’s Cinderella inspired dress Photo Credit: Her Universe Instagram Account

Thanks to all these wonderful people, I am able to share with readers of The Future of The Force the Star Wars related highlights from the Her Universe Fashion Show 2017.

There were a total of 25 designs that were shown on the catwalk, but only 2 were inspired by Star Wars including…

Tano Couture by Rachel Roth

Design inspired by Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars Photo credit BrianSims.com

The Heart Of Kyber by Britley Morgan Smith

Design inspired by Chirrut Îmwe from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story via BrianSims.com

Unfortunately, neither of the two Star Wars inspired designs won. However, throughout the show there were many references to Star Wars including…

BB8 takes the stage

BB8 presents Ashley Eckstein the envelope with the winners via BrianSims.com

Mothers and Daughters show their love of Star Wars

Mothers and daughters walking the catwalk showing their love of Star Wars via ‪@TheFakeFangirl ‬

Creative Ahsoka Tano cosplay

Ashley talks to an Ahsoka Tano Coplayer who made her outfit using yarn including the lightsaber screenshot of Periscope video

Ashley Interviewing Fangirls

Ashley interviewing a young fangirl on stage screenshot of Periscope video

One of the best moments was when Ashley was waiting for votes to be tallied. She spent the time interviewing many fangirls in the audience. One of these interviews was with a young girl. When asked by Ashley what she dreamed of having one day, she said was a real life Tauntaun! I am guessing she lives in a cold climate, like Hoth. This question can be heard in this periscope video!

I am so glad that Her Universe and Hot Topic have events like this. I cannot wait to see the designs the winners come up with and hope that one day I can be one of the fangirls in the audience!


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