It’s time for the next installment of 5 Fandom Friday! Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart because it combines my two biggest loves- fashion, and fandoms. For those that don’t know I attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, so fashion has always been a major aspect of my life. And just from the general internet, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m super passionate about lots of fandoms, but my big two are comics and Harry Potter. So anyway, clothes! These are the top five things I need in my closet immediately!
Black Milk Clothing Harley Quinn Reversible Skater Dress – This dress is part of BlackMilk’s next collection “Hot Mess” and comes out next week! I just reached my 50 pieces so they sent me a gift voucher for $130 and now I’m even more excited to make my next purchases!
Vena Dress – I have been eyeing this Venasaur dress on Etsy for quite some time. It’s such an adorable interpretation of one of my favorite Pokemon so I think it’s only a matter of time before I add it to my collection!
Harry Potter Student Uniform Dress – I just stumbled upon this dress on the Hot Topic website the other day and I adore the way it’s been styled! I already have a pair of the Ravenclaw knee high socks so all I need is the dress and the sweater to complete the look!
Battlestar Galactica Admiral Skirt & Silk Double Tank – These gorgeous high fashion pieces of apparel are designed by a new clothing label called Cozday Clothing. They’re a little on the expensive side, but a girl can dream. The skirt was fashioned after Admiral Adama’s uniform and the silk tank is a high fashion interpretation of the double tanks worn by Viper pilots.
New Batgirl Redesign Hoodie – I am basically obsessed with the new Batgirl redesign and I was astounded when this amazing hoodie appeared online within days of the new announcement. I love that the shoulder even include the snaps on Batgirl’s new threads. I only wish it were 1) available to purchase and 2) purple instead of grey.
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This past August I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a convention that I have always dreamed about experiencing firsthand, Star Wars Celebration. I was asked to help film for FanGirl TV
, a new webseries that focuses on fangirls who love all things geeky. The convention was being held in Orlando, Florida, which is also the home to my lovely blog partner Kristin Fowler
, so the decision to accept was a very simple one to make. After a lengthy drive down to Florida, the guys I traveled with (Gary, Brandon & Dave) and I finally arrived and began filming. I was in charge of interviewing the girls we selected to film including Ashley Eckstein
, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars
, and the brains behind one of my favorite clothing companies, Her Universe. Kristin and I often gush about Ashley’s designs on our site On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
. I was so overcome with excitement about having the opportunity to interview Ashley, that I completely forgot to be nervous. And once we started chatting, I quickly realized there was never any need to be worried after all because Ashley was nicer than I could’ve ever imagined! She is very genuine and friendly and you can easily tell how much she cares about her fans and the girls wearing her line. Which is one of the reasons Ashley decided to host a photo shoot at Star Wars Celebration featuring the real girls who wear her clothes as the models. The photo shoot was a lot of fun and you can see the pics on the Her Universe Facebook page
As a long time Her Universe fangirl, I was so happy to have been part of the photo shoot. The only challenging part was deciding which piece to wear! I currently own all of the Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who
, and the majority of Star Wars
clothing Her Universe sells, but seeing as how this was a Star Wars
convention, I was able to rule out BSG and DW. You would think that would make choosing simpler, but believe me it was no easy task. (And if you don’t believe me, you can see for yourself by checking out the extensive merchandise selection in Her Universe’
s online shop). In fact, for the duration of our car ride to Florida, pretty much all I talked about was how the Her Universe booth had to be our first stop because I was dying to obtain the limited edition R2D2 charm, and the Mara Jade t-shirt (both of which I purchased, along with the Rebel and Imperial tanks and Ahsoka tunic). After careful deliberation, I decided to wear the Star Wars Calavera Vader scoop tee with a Star Wars
miniskirt and hair bow that I made myself from fabric patterned with 70’s Star Wars
comics. I had such a great time getting ready and Ashley made the photo shoot super fun. You can also watch the video of Ashley taken by my coworkers at FanGirl TV. It’s interspersed with clips of me modeling during the photo shoot!
And just for fun, here are some of my other favorite photos from Star Wars Celebration:
Me & my Star Wars lunch box from William Sonoma
Me & Ashley Eckstein after I interviewed her for FanGirl TV
Me wishing R2D2 & C3PO will save me soon
That time I convinced a Stormtrooper to give me his blaster
Kristin & I riding Tauntaun’s
The Mara Jade shirt by Her Universe that I acquired at Celebration