Basically all we needed to hear to get excited about a Kickstarter were the words ‘fashion’ and ‘comics’ so yeah. We are all about Couture. To quote from their page:
Couture is a collection of short comics inspired by iconic moments in fashion. Influenced by designers from Christian Dior to Hussein Chalayan, Couture’s short stories span romance, science fiction, historical drama, fantasy and horror, drawing from fashion that shook the runway and changed the face of haute couture. Written by Dani Colman and featuring art by 15 award-winning artists, Couture will be available as a handsome hardcover that is as much a piece of art as the stories within it.
The artists include Kevin Wada (!!!) and Jen Bartel and Marguerite Sauvage amongst others and we could not be more excited to see the finished product.
You can go back the project over on Kickstarter and reserve your copy now. (We already have!) They’ve also got some super neat backer levels with exclusives that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. We highly recommend it.
One of the best things about Dragon Con is that you can pull together some pretty amazing costume groups because some of the best cosplayers around bring their A-Game to the con. My friend Ned and I assembled a pretty fun group of Original Trilogy costumes last year for Dragon Con but this year… this year we went all out and got people from the entire freaking Saga.
While we didn’t have quite as full of a group as we’d hoped, we’re still really freaking pleased with how things turned out. Plus, I had an excuse to make one of my favorite Leia costumes! Spray painting that poncho was way more fun than you’d think. I want to wear this costume forever.
I can’t wait to get some better shots of the costume out in the woods or something but for now, have some awesome moments from our giant photoshoot that we had to shift from the Hilton lobby because we were literally stopping traffic.
Princess Leia Organa: Bria
Han Solo: Ned Cox
Chewbacca: Ruby Rinesko
Darth Vader: Kevin Spooner
Anakin Skywalker: Aaron Rivin
Rey: Jennifer DeVoll
Photography: Dan Ethan
If you’ve been reading the Darth Vader comic, you’re already aware of the AMAZING Dr. Aphra. She’s been one of my favorites ever since we first saw her on the cover of Darth Vader #3 and now she’s getting her very own comic! It seemed appropriate to put together a look inspired by her.
Hot Topic announced and released their brand new Outlander inspired collection today. It’s heavily inspired by both Claire and the Fraser Tartan and so… yeah there is a lot of Tartan. The standout piece is definitely the reversible cape. I’d already have that in my shopping cart if it wasn’t sold out in my size.
You can shop the collection at HotTopic.com in both standard and plus sizes. It’s an online exclusive and is even 25% off today!
Hey ladies! Headed to NYCC this week? Be sure to check out the Her Universe/Hot Topic pop up store at the Official ReedPOP Supply Co. Store at New York Comic Con because they will have the anticipated Women of Marvel collection available! As you can see below, they will have dresses inspired by Captain Marvel, Peggy Carter, and Black Widow and jackets inspired by Scarlet Witch and Spider-Gwen. The Spider-Gwen design actually comes from Lindsay Hamilton’s piece for the 2015 Her Universe Fashion show!
If you can’t make it to NYCC, the collection will be available online at HotTopic.com and at select stores. (Although if The Force Awakens collection is any indication, you’ll have way better luck online as barely any stores seemed to have it.)
What pieces are on your must have list?