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!
We’re all about the space jam and we’ll take it there even if it’s awful hot and deathly humid and we’re wearing enough layers to last the cold emptiness of space. A big shoutout to my cosmic family.
Medusa: Lin (me)
Crystal: Nara Rouge
Black Bolt: Kevin
Photographer: Lionel Lum
Are you ready? ARE YOU READY FOR STAR WARS REBELS TONIGHT? The hour long premiere is on Disney XD at 9pm Eastern time! Everyone should watch because it’s a super fun episode and you’ll be hooked when the series starts in its usual Monday slot on the 13th.
Disney made the official announcement about all of their new products for Rebels last week and they have some pretty rad stuff in there. I was definitely thrilled to see that they’re putting out a Sabine costume for girls in addition to the usual boy costumes. What caught my eye though were a few thing: the hat from the other day’s Sabine outfit, the Sabine shirt, and the Hera phone case. When I expressed how fantastic I thought they were, the lovely folks over at Disney were kind enough to send them over to me!
I must admit that I’m fairly impressed with what arrived! I was even more impressed when I ventured online and saw that both the shirt and the phone case are going to be customizable if you buy them online at the Disney Store! (I’m linking to the shirt here.) It’s totally fun to just play around with the options (…says the girl who’s spent the last five minutes trying to decide on the perfect shirt color for the Rebel logo.) Honestly, I’m such a sucker for this sort of stuff that I will probably end up getting something from them.
First up though, is the phone case featuring my absolute favorite Twi’lek, Hera Syndulla! It’s taken over for my usual case this week. I admit that it’s brought a smile every time I’ve retrieved my phone during work. It’s on the minimalistic side as far as phone cases go but I don’t have any real complains thus far. I thiiiiiink that there are options for a case with fuller coverage but honestly I didn’t spend nearly as much time messing with the phone generator.
And then, of course, we come to the shirt!
First off, as a sizing note, they do not lie on the site. These shirts definitely run small which, oddly enough, is the opposite of what I’ve generally found with American Apparel shirts. They sent me a Medium and I’d classify the sizing as being a small in most other terms so go up a size or two. That said, it’s definitely a comfy shirt to wear around. As far as the art goes, I wish they’d made her breast plate the dark red/pink color that it actually is in the show but other than that, it’s totally cute! It’s neat to see Sabine portrayed in the non-animated style like the show uses. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing other fangirls wearing shirts like this one customized how they want it in the future!
We’re ridiculously pumped for new Star Wars on our screen so come spark a rebellion with us as we kick it Star Wars Rebels style all week long leading up to the official show premiere TONIGHT!