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?
I have a Hux problem. I also have a military jacket problem. (Un)fortunately, they combined and I got peer pressured into buying this jacket a few months ago. Actually, it turned out to be a great plan because I really love it and now, because you all know how this goes… an outfit post.
Military Jacket: Zara
Faux Leather Leggings: Express
Also… HI MILLICENT <3
Yep. I’m First Order trash forever now. But heyyyy as long as I can keep rocking this sort of style, I’m cool with it. (And yes, that is my jacket from when we did our punk trash First Order fashion.)
First Order Dress: ShopWishesandWands
First Order Blazer: Forever 21/DIY
Black Pumps: Coach
Silver Studs: Henri Bendel
Thank you to Heather of Zhobot for the pictures!
Okay so here’s the thing: I know approximately one way to cope with nerd and convention related stress. That way is by making a cute dress. This was my answer to said stress before Dragon Con this year. (Shout out to the awesome TSA guy when I was on my way down to the con who asked if my dress was from the Disney Parks.) And also, because it’s me, I didn’t get to actually take pictures in this until very recently when I got to shoot with the wonderful Haythem Lafhaj!
The Force Awakens Dress: Designed and made by Bria
Earrings: kate spade
Star Wars Wrap Bracelet: Love and Madness
The long teased and long awaited The Force Awakens collection is finally here! Designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone for Hot Topic, the collection debuted online yesterday. You can check out and purchase the entire collection online at Hot Topic with the exception of a Rey inspired dress that is forthcoming. But hey! Because we’re us, we figured that we’d talk a little about what we like and love about the collection and what we don’t love quite so much.
The real standout piece is the Captain Phasma inspired jacket (bottom left.) The design and cut of it is just absolutely fantastic. It’s a piece that you can wear out and people will appreciate it regardless of whether they’re a Star Wars fan. (I would have bought it already if my closet wasn’t already overflowing with jackets.) The one comment I’ll make is that given past Her Universe/Hot Topic jackets and price point, the leather is going to be a little on the cheaper side so this could be something you want to check out in person.
Another piece that will probably sell out quickly is the Poe/Finn jacket. It looks like a super cute and durable piece that gets the feel of the famous friendship jacket without apeing it completely. I do wish that the Rebel crest wasn’t on the back but that’s personal preference. (This one is Lin’s favorite!)
The First Order Stormtrooper and the BB-8 dresses are both absolutely adorable! The cut of both looks like it’ll be flattering on a lot of different body shapes. They’re streamlined designs but fun. We at White Hot Room are divided on how we feel about the printed design on the fabric. Lin is a fan while Bria doesn’t love it quite as much but we both think these are fabulous additions to the Her Universe line!
The Rey cardigan and dress both look like they’re going to be incredibly comfortable but also cute. (The cardigan is on my to-buy list!) Even without the speeder print on the dress, it’s a design that will definitely be recognizable to fans.
As for the rest of the collection… the Phasma leggings are a neat design but not terribly distinctive as a Phasma piece if you take away the tiny helmet. The Poe Dameron flight suit inspired dress is nice but I honestly prefer the first X-Wing dress that Ashley did years ago. The color swap and the embroidered details on the waist just feel a little off to me. Unfortunately, the dress that didn’t really jive with us was the Kylo Ren one. There’s just a little too much going on there.
What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Was anything an instant buy for you?