Another year, another jam with the space babes of my heart. It’s almost tradition now to hang out in our Guardians of the Galaxy gear while throwing back drinks and just kickin’ it super chill. Bonus hanging out at the James Gunn signing? I guess that’s pretty awesome, too.
As always, a huge thanks to Judy Stephens of Marvel.com for taking the time to grab some shots with us. <3
Photographer: Judy Stephens
With all of Her Universe’s success over the past few years in addition to their branching out, it’s been getting harder and harder to keep track of all of their new items! So for today’s post, we’re going to try and sum up everything that you might’ve missed over the past few weeks. Be on the look out for more product releases in the future though as Ashley’s told us that Star Wars Rebels gear is forthcoming and has already tweeted a teaser image of Darth Vader stud earrings!
First up, they’ve been running a fantastic The Walking Dead sale for both Halloween and in honor of the show coming back. They’ve actually got a great selection of items across their fandoms on sale including a ton of their Star Wars stuff. And if you’re a Daryl fan, check out this tank top that I hadn’t noticed before now that slipped quietly on to Hot Topic.
Tis definitely the season for new items though and they’ve been rolling them out over the past few weeks. On Think Geek, you can now stock up for fall and Winter with brand new Star Wars and Star Trek long sleeve or hooded shirts! They’ve also got this AMAZING Storm hoodie that GLOWS IN THE DARK. (Seriously. It’s fabulous.)
Just announced today was this Doctor Who sweatshirt that’ll be available on Hot Topic.
And finally, Her Universe has more new things on the Marvel front. The Xavier’s Cardigan that they first sold at SDCC is FINALLY online on both their site and Think Geek. What came out of the blue was the Spider-man tank which is of similar style to their Captain America, X-Wing, and Boba Fett tank tops.
Don’t forget to partake in their Halloween contest to have the chance to be one of seven winners of a $50 Her Universe gift card!
It’s that time of the year again.
(Time to rewatch Neon Genesis Evangelion.)
(Time to quietly lie face down and not move for a thousand years.)
(Time to listen to Sakura Nagashi like you want to die.)
(Time to cry tears of blood over time loops.)
(Time to show your colours.)
(Time to make a mess of things.)
“Unit-02″ Jacket: Forever 21 / Jenny Zych / DIY
Cherry Blossom Skater Dress: Black Milk Clothing
Red Hoodie: Old Navy
Cat Ear Beret, Asuka Pins, Heart Sunglasses: Ebay
Backoff Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Convincing yourself to take the plunge and make a costume you’ve thought about for ages can be challenge in itself. I’ve adored Dani Moonstar for years. There’s something about her that I just really admire and respect especially once she loses her mutant powers but keeps on fighting. (Ask me sometime for my essay on why I adore the normal person amongst a superpowered team.)
When I was tapped to be Dani for the Giant X-men Group at Dragon Con, it was an easy decision to say yes and to immediately swear off cutting my hair until September so it’d be appropriately long enough. Sometime in July, I started taking a good hard look at my costume line up and found it… lacking. It needed another comic something and so I turned to my folder of future cosplay wants. Once again, the crazy armored Valkyrie version of Dani called to me but I knew that just wasn’t feasible. Right beside it though were variations on her Valkyrie look from her early headwing days and fan art which made me start looking at what I had…. and decide to go for it.
A couple of things were a first for me with this costume like figuring out the shoulder armor rig and especially the head piece which some how materialized in the last few days after my original plan for the wings fell through. (I’m glad it did though because I adore how this looks.) The best part about this costume is that it’s been drawn with so many variations that I had a ton of artistic freedom and even have a warm weather and cold weather version for it! (More on the cold version in a few weeks…)
Valkyrie Dani Moonstar: Bria
Photography by Carlos Adama Photography
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how wonderful it was to work with Carlos to take these pictures. He is amazing to work with and was incredibly patient with me even when I was having issues with the belt and couldn’t manage to keep my eyes open for shots because of ridiculously bright it was. Basically, if you ever get a chance to work with him, DO IT>
Lest you think we’d forgotten this new feature on White Hot Room, we’re back just in time for Halloween with another Her Universe dress styling. You can express your love for Loki and accessorize for either a cute outfit or for a chic costume choice!