It’s a sign of how great Hero Within is that we’ve featured them twice within a year. (We just keep tripping and featuring men’s geek fashion…) On Monday, they announced their brand new Justice League Summer Collection including some fantastic button-down shirts and an even better denim Wonder Woman jacket. The collection is currently available for preorder with expected delivery in May. If you’re attending Wonder Con this weekend, they’ll have samples on hand for you to try on and see in person. You can shop their collection on the Hero Within site.
Also worth noting is the blog post their CEO Tony B Kim wrote in regards to the hate slung their way by some people because of the Wonder Woman jacket. Let’s all remember that geek fashion is for everybody and that everyone should be able to wear geek gear featuring their favorite characters regardless of gender. I most definitely applaud Tony Kim for confronting this hate head on and reaffirming that there’s nothing wrong with men wearing a Wonder Woman jacket.
We first mentioned these a few months ago but have finally gotten a chance to do a shoot with the skirt! For Celebration 2015, Her Universe debuted two dresses featuring Cloud City and the Battle of Hoth. This fall, they collaborated with ModCloth to feature both as skirts in a similar cut to the lightsaber skirt but shorter. And, of course, because I had to get one because I’m me!
The skirt’s made of a silkier and lighter material than the original lightsaber skirt but I’m definitely a fan! It can be worn with or without a petticoat. (In the pictures, I’m wearing one.) I’ve worn it two or three times thus far and am definitely want to find more excuses to wear it.
Battle of Hoth Skirt: Her Universe for ModCloth
Spade Necklace/Earrings: kate spade
Nude heels: BCBG
When you’re in a loooong term relationship with a video game series and you just love all of the characters so much but you especially love Visas and her design… you have to make the costume at some point. I finally got a KOTOR group for Celebration and Dragon Con this year and because I’m an overachiever, I decided to get the costume done early for Katsucon and approved by the 501st. Both goals achieved.
Getting to see pictures from this shoot was doubly awesome given that I only had a very vague idea how the costume looked while I was wearing it. (Before you ask, my vision in this costume is not great and I could mostly just see shapes and needed a seeing-eye trooper.) There are a few minor fixes I’m hoping to do to the costume before Celebration but otherwise, I’m really happy with how it looks!
Visas Marr: Bria
Once again, thank you to my amazing British Clone Anna for the photography at Katsucon! She is always amazing to work with and doubly so given my inability to see.
So a very long time ago, Abby made me watch Avatar: The Last Airbender. It went only sort of well because Abby also decided to start the show when I was already half asleep but I liked what I remembered of it. Essentially ever since then, we’ve been trying to find a time to cosplay as Mai and Ty Lee because they are basically us in a nutshell. Several years ago, we ended up doing their beach outfits at Dragon Con but have always wanted to do the costumes properly. The problem always came down to how Mai’s a great winter con costume and Ty Lee’s a great summer con costume and we always dragged our feet on picking a con where one of us would be miserable.
And then the Fire Nation attacked. Actually no wait: the stars aligned. My friend Tini Howard was cleaning out her cosplay closet, sold me her Mai costume, and Abby basically went “JUST TELL ME WHAT CON” as soon as I told her I’d bought it. AND THEN THE STARS ALIGNED EVEN FURTHER because Katsu this year was actually reasonably warm so Abby didn’t freeze. What I’m saying is that this was meant to be.
Ty Lee: Abby Rou Cosplay
Thank you to my amazing British Clone Anna for the photography at Katsucon!
In case you thought I was kidding about Mai and Ty Lee basically being us, there was very little acting involved in these pictures.
We may have just gotten HerUniverse.com back but they’re already having a Spring Cleaning Sale! They’ve got a nice selection of Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Marvel pieces available and I pulled out a few of my favorites above. I can attest to how comfy the Imperial LOVE hoodie shirt is as I just bought one for myself a few weeks ago. Everything within the sale is 30% off and the rest of the site is 15% off right now. In other words… it’s a good time to pick up some more Her Universe pieces for a decent price if you’ve been considering it.