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!
Last night’s episode of Project Runway featured an androgynous challenge where the designers had to come up with looks for both a male and female model. As one might expect, there was a nice broad spectrum of ‘success’ and ‘failure’. When designers fail at this sort of challenge, they really fail. (Emilio, on the other hand, basically created runway magic but more on that below.) The biggest take away of the night, however, was how last night’s runway was basically a fashion show meant for the Glitterati. The Glitterati, aka twins Jaryn and Kerith, are two playable characters in the popular Xbox game ‘Dance Central’ and wear some pretty outrageous outfits that also read totally fabulous on them.
Even though Casanova ended up in the bottom three, I instantly sat up and shouted ‘GLITTERATI!’ the moment his looks appeared on the runway. Sure Casanova’s looks might not have embodied androgyny but the construction was flawless and absolutely everything about them read Glitterati from the cutouts to the strange bits around the girl’s knees.
And now we get to Emilio and his two FABULOUS looks. I don’t think there was any doubt that he absolutely deserved to win this challenge because WOW. The collar on the guy’s look is incredibly reminiscent of Kerith’s Haute Blooded look from Dance Central 3. These might not be the best outfits to dance in but I could definitely see the twins rocking these while drinking wine. Especially with the hats.
Uli’s garments also gave me a bit of a Glitterati vibe mostly because of the leggings. I’m pretty sure that both Jaryn and Kerith are already plotting how to steal these from the workroom. Of course, if they’re already going through the effort, they might as well go for the tops too. I personally loved the girl’s top without the jacket. It’s just a great piece. Both looks read as a high fashion mixture of their Crew outfits and the Street Style outfits.