We’re always a little California dreamin’ when it comes to our favourite Miss Jubilation Lee, and not even a dash of vampirism will dampen these spirits. With the announcement that she’s been added to the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, we’re super hype to see our little loudmouth grace the screen again. (Are we also super hype to see what this girl is gonna wear? Maybe.) Meanwhile, some character colourpop lightens up into easy wear pastels, and her sleek modern black (and the occasional sleeve if you must) to brave the day.
Let me count the ways in which I love Leia Organa… oh wait I can’t because there are way too many of them. What I don’t always love so much is her wardrobe especially when it came to the Expanded Universe. Cover artists tended to just… give her the same outfits from the films and that’s just boring. When the Essential Reader’s Companion came out in fall 2012, I immediately fell in love with that half body shot of Leia facing off against Xizor. Within the text, she’s described as wearing galactic couture which just shouted my name.
Oh. And did I mention that she knees Xizor in the balls while wearing this? (I kid you not; it’s literally in the Shadows of the Empire text. I LOVE IT.)
…and because we are a bunch of nerds… this happened. With Anna’s commentary:
You may not have noticed, but we are all about our comic book teens — especially if they go to a school of where the weird is bound to go down. From the minute DC Comics announced this book, we were super excited and immediately added it to our pull lists… and then dragged our friends Erin and Ceratopian into this beautiful mess with us.
(But did you see that cast. That was a cast pitch perfect for us. There may have been the most delighted yelling involved.)
Matching plaids was crazy impossible but we had a lot of fun coordinating amongst ourselves to pull these costumes together, especially when we got to add in each character’s individual spin. We may have been exhausted by the time we got to wear these at Katsucon but we still had fun!
Thank you to Jeremy for the photography!
How many beautiful gifts did Spider-Verse leave behind for us? Let’s start with Spider-Gwen, and let’s hope this is a gift that keeps on giving. We love her modern minimalism, the pop of colour, and we’re gonna bring that out in a city girl kinda way.
I love painting my nails as much as the next person but I usually just stare when people pull off these crazy complex looking manicures. When Rebels first premiered in the fall though, I decided to try and paint a basic Mandalorian helmet on my nail and it sort of worked? The best thing is that it’s fairly simple to pull off even if you’re not at all artistic like me.
Step 1: Pick a base color for your nails.
Step 2: Once it dries, grab a black sharpie and draw a T on your thumb nail. You can do this on whichever finger you’d like or even all of them. I just use my thumb since it’s the largest.
Step 3: Pick your helmet color and paint a straight line along the top bar of the T.
Step 4: Continue to outline the T with the helmet color but go out a little further in the corner. (The final picture at the top shows how this should look a little better.)
Step 5: Paint one last horizontal line along the top of your nail so you can still see a strip of the base color between the two helmet colors
Step 6: Apply a clear top coat.
And that’s it! It takes a little practice but it gets easier!