Tomorrow is May 25th; the 36th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi being released in theatres! In honour of that and because I’m desperately wishing that I could be at Star Wars Weekends in Walt Disney World, it’s a Star Wars post.
Summer is coming and if you have long hair like me, that means you might be looking for a more creative way than a ponytail or messy bun to get it all up and off your shoulders. Who better to turn to for ideas than Leia Organa and Padme Amidala? While their hairdos are intended for people with far more hair than most of us, they serve as great starting points and inspiration. Today, we’re going to use Princess Leia’s hairstyle from Return of the Jedi as a decently quick yet pretty way to put your hair up.
Step 1: Brush your hair out. I prefer to do this while my hair is wet but it’s your choice. I’m putting a picture here of my hair down to give you an idea of how much hair I’m working with here for this style.
Step 2: Put your hair in a low ponytail and then divide it into three sections. The middle section should be decently thicker than the outer two. How thick you choose to make the outer sections is up to you and depends on how far up on your head you want the braids.
Step 3: Do a basic braid to all three sections and braid as far down as you can.
When you finish, your hair should look something like this.
Step 4: Take the skinny braids and wrap them around your head, adjusting where you place them so that the ends will overlap. Bobby pin and hairspray until you think they are secure.
Step 5: Wrap the fat braid in an oval around the ponytail holder. Tuck the end beneath the rest and bobby pin securely.
And that’s it! You now have a do worthy of Princess Leia! Now get out there and save the Rebellion!
Remember those super adorable Super Best Friends Forever DC Shorts that Cartoon Network aired during their DC Nation on Saturday mornings? If you don’t, you are seriously missing out but if you do, there’s good news! DC Comics now has a Zazzle Store so you can Super Best Friends Forever up your life. What isn’t there to love about Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Girl teaming up together to fight crime? And hey, maybe if they see how much everyone loves this group, we’ll get an actual full show out of it one day! (Okay, okay fine. It’s a long shot. But still!)
PS: You can use the code ’15OFFPRODUCT’ to get 15% off your purchase for Memorial Day Weekend!
So this happened.
Of course, it happened the night right before Ottawa Comic Con because why not, that’s why. But even if I wasn’t already long sold on America Chavez’s kickpunching alt urban attitude and a personal lifelong motto to also PUNCH EVERYONE, my well-documented elemental weakness to a hoodie+jacket combo clotheslined me right into it. Besides, this is basically my winknudge at Bria to once again be the elegant and classy Kate Bishop that she is — cosplay sisterhood high fives, all around.
As always, tip of the hat to Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie for their stellar work on Young Avengers.
Saw Star Trek: Into Darkness this weekend? Feeling the need to get your Trek on? Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe totally have you covered! Whether you’re a fan of the original series, Next Generation, or the current films, Her Universe has something that’s sure to appeal! They’ve even just released two new items on Friday in honour of the film’s release.
Also known as: what Bria is wearing for race day. I’m headed off to the Preakness Stakes tomorrow. It’s the second jewel in the Triple Crown and is always a fun day at the horse race track. While the Kentucky Derby might get all the attention, the Preakness is also filled with plenty of fabulous hats and I wanted to bring my A-game this year. For style inspiration, I turned to one of my favourite rich and classy ladies: Monet St. Croix. She’s one of the few Marvel superheroes that I could feasibly see attending an event like this. Her X-Factor uniform served as a basis as did Monet herself. The black and red of the bespoke hat was my starting point because, well, FABULOUS HAT. From there, it was just a matter of debating between dresses and accessorizing.
Really, it’s all about the hat.
White Striped Dress: BCBG Maxazaria
Bespoke Hat: Fabhatrix in Edinburgh, Scotland
Black and Silver Accented Heels: Gucci
Jewelry: DIY, Target, etc
Black Clutch: Vera Bradley