A few months back, Po-Zu announced that they would be creating a line of Star-Wars inspired shoes for fans. This seemed a logical choice given that their Piper Boots were worn by Rey on screen in The Force Awakens. Since the announcement, they’ve been very slowly teasing us with new designs. So far, the collection will include (from the top right and going clockwise) sneakers inspired by Poe Dameron, Poe’s on-screen boots in both brown and black, shoes inspired by Chewbacca, another take on Rey’s on-screen boots, and Finn’s on screen boots in white, black, and metallic bronze. Mostly, these boots are a godsend for cosplayers especially for Poe and Finn. I can also see the Poe sneakers being appealing to the less cosplay-inclined geek. The Chewie boots are just… bizarre. I’m sure there’s a market for them but it certainly doesn’t include me.
We’ve still got a while to go before the collection is available in August. What other characters are you hoping to see shoes for/inspired by? And are any of these on your wish list already?
One of the best things about Dragon Con is that you can pull together some pretty amazing costume groups because some of the best cosplayers around bring their A-Game to the con. My friend Ned and I assembled a pretty fun group of Original Trilogy costumes last year for Dragon Con but this year… this year we went all out and got people from the entire freaking Saga.
While we didn’t have quite as full of a group as we’d hoped, we’re still really freaking pleased with how things turned out. Plus, I had an excuse to make one of my favorite Leia costumes! Spray painting that poncho was way more fun than you’d think. I want to wear this costume forever.
I can’t wait to get some better shots of the costume out in the woods or something but for now, have some awesome moments from our giant photoshoot that we had to shift from the Hilton lobby because we were literally stopping traffic.
Princess Leia Organa: Bria
Han Solo: Ned Cox
Chewbacca: Ruby Rinesko
Darth Vader: Kevin Spooner
Anakin Skywalker: Aaron Rivin
Rey: Jennifer DeVoll
Photography: Dan Ethan
Summer’s just kicking along like a hot little number, and even I need to angrily rip off all my blacks once in a while. It really only took this super rad Han & Chewie tee from Forever 21‘s latest geek outreach program, though, so four for you, Forever 21, four for you.
Star Wars and I are still not on good talking terms, though.
Just so we’re clear.
This is only residual good feeling that Anakin Solo still carries for me.
Don’t look at me like that.
Han & Chewie Tee: Forever 21
Studded Moto Vest, Belt: Forever 21
Striped Skirt: Urban Behaviour
Studded Boots: Steve Madden