What’s the best way to start a convention? With a geeky fashion team-up, of course! To kick off Katsucon in style, we got together with the fabulous Zhobot.net duo of Heather and Nate, along with our other friend Denis, for a photoshoot featuring casual outfits based upon characters from the popular Xbox game, Dance Central. You’ll get to see half of the pictures from the photoshoot here, and you can check out the rest over at Zhobot.net!
|Bria — Emilia
White Skirt: Zara
Leather Jacket: Gap
Black Boots: Macy’s
|Lin — Dare
Turquoise Top: Urban Behavior
Studded Crop Top: Forever 21
Death Star Dress: Black Milk Clothing
Bria: Oh Emilia. Emilia is my girl. I play as her so exclusively that I earned some sort of Xbox achievement for “playing favourites”. As much as I love her though, the girl seems to have trouble wearing things that aren’t ripped.
This outfit was based off of her Crew Look from DC2 with bonus accessories from her Retro outfit from DC3 because I had that costume with me for the con. Emilia’s not really the type to get dolled up so I wanted to keep it casual. This is her “What do you mean I can’t wear ripped things or jeans to the club? Ugh fiiiiine Jaryn, I’ll put on a skirt” look. Sacrifices have to be made so they can sneak Glitch into the club.
Lin: Well, this conversation basically started and ended with all my buddies strongarming me ha ha ha. But who am I to say no to the prospect of a pink-haired colourbomb raver? Besides, pink wig. I got this one.
Direction was muting a candy kid palette just enough for streetwear; the various blues are a callback to her eletric turquoise raver pants from both her apperances. And then bringing it all to space — because who doesn’t love the c o s m o s.
I also wanted to align futher with the dancekid inspo, so toned down bangle and armwarmer situation got to stay, and the sneakers, too; a pair of tights were also added to a skirt that would otherwise limit movement. Afterall, a girl’s gotta be ready to go go go on the dancefloor.
Do we have more Dance Central madness to share with you? You bet. In the meanwhile, check out who we totally internet high five at Zhobot.net for some amazing Dance Central cosplay and other video game related fabulousness!
Conventions are always the best, because not only do you get to see your friends and to show off all the hard work that you put into your costumes, but also because you get to see all the amazing costumes that everyone else has been working on! The only thing more fabulous than a perfectly done costume is a costume with a brand new spin on it. Last weekend, we ran into some costumers who put a more fashionable spin on their looks. Check out these super cute and super fabulous Hawkeye & Mockingbird (cosplays by Revivi and ScruffyHawkeye) and Harley Quinn costumers below!
The Pre Fall 2013 Collection from Alexander McQueen was quick to make the internet rounds due in part to the number of intriguing pieces it contained. Where many saw religious and Puritan influences (and okay, we’ll admit that we see them too), much of the collection gave off a very different vibe to others: Star Wars. For the sake of the post, we’re going to pretend that the shoes with the giant square buckles aren’t there. This is aaaaaaall about the dresses.
We’ll start off simple with two looks that definitely give off Princess Leia of Alderaan vibes.
As Queen of Naboo, Amidala wore a number of elaborate outfits that helped establish her visually as the rightful ruler of the planet, despite being only 14, and to also help disguise the fact that a handmaiden had potentially taken her place for her safety. Both of the dresses below definitely waver from the Royal Naboo norm as the colouring of the dress on the left isn’t as typical, and the hemline of the dress of the right is much too high for one of the royal outfits. However, the black and red dress has a very strong feel to it and even reminds me ever so slightly of the battle dress that Decoy Queen Sabe wears. The cut and style of the white/grey dress would make it an appropriate fashion choice for Amidala if she were here on Earth.
In Episode II, we see a shift away from the voluminous regal dresses and a move towards a much more relaxed Padme, with the exception of the Senatorial gowns in the beginning. While we never see Padme (or Leia) in any short dresses, I could potentially see both of these dresses being in these women’s closets. The black dress still has that more structured and appropriate feel to it, while the white one reads as more relaxed.
The following two looks give off very strong Padme vibes circa Episode III, when her wardrobe again reverts towards being more focused on both Senatorial propriety and hiding her pregnancy. To be specific, the first dress reminds me of the Navy Linen Gown.
Oh. And then there’s this. Come on, you didn’t think that I’d look at this collection and not hone in on the Snowbunny look, did you?
Finally, we have two looks that don’t necessarily remind me of any particular characters, but that do still give off that same Star Wars vibe that much of the collection does. It’s unlikely that these would look terribly out of place around the Republic Senate.
You can check out the rest of the collection and see some of the looks that definitely read more Puritan than Galaxy Far Far Away over at Style.
Pictures taken from Style.com.
Hey folks! We’re back from another wonderful Katsucon at National Harbor. As usual, we had tons of fun and can’t wait to share the pictures from our various costumed shenanigans with all of you. Seriously though: we had a FANTASTIC photoshoot with our Uncanny X-Force Psylocke costumes and can’t wait to show everyone those pictures in a few weeks.
We also loved getting to meet new people this weekend! Honestly, it’s one of our favourite parts of conventions so to any new people who we met, hello and welcome!
Like we said last week, we’ll resume our normal posting schedule soon but in the mean time, we’ll just leave you with this teaser shot of our Sailor Pluto and Sailor Uranus costumes that we posted to Instagram on Friday morning.