Her Universe is hosting
a panel celebrating geek girl fashion at San Deigo Comic Con, MTV Geek reports. They’re on the lookout for “custom-made cosplay ,” but I have the feeling other geek custom-wear will be welcome as well!
the panel will feature a lineup of experts — made up of fashion buyers from Hot Topic, designers, and stylists — who will be on-hand to judge the best outfit! So don’t miss out on the chance to win great prizes, see awesome fashions, and talk all things Geek Fashion!
The panel will be Saturday at 6:00pm in Room 25ABC.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
I am really beginning to hate Every Bruno Mars Song Ever, but I suspect many of you will appreciate this. And it did make me crack up towards the end, so there’s that.
Fanmade. Check out this version of Tenel Ka’s rancor tooth lightsaber by Heather ( @hexterah) who dressed up as the character at DragonCon.)
Riptide. Paul S. Kemp broke out another brief excerpt from his on Friday. Crosscurrent sequel
Comics. Dark Horse has revealed the cover to ; Writer Legacy: War #2 John Jackson Miller talks at The Sci-Fi Block. Knight Errant
Further reading. EU Cantina has a new column by Chris ( @VileZero) and so far he’s addressed the Darth Plagueis novel and upcoming comics as well as some gaming/ Clone Wars stuff. Check it out.
Street date shuffle. It was a slow news week, so Random House moving Denning’s Fate of the Jedi: Vortex up a week got a lot of ink. Still months away, but I did update our book schedule.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (
@clubjade) for updates and discussion.
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Guest list. Anthony Daniels is coming to the autograph hall and on stage. (WTF moment: “He was the voice of Legolas in the 1978 animation, Lord Of The Rings.” The awful one that turned me off Tolkien for decades? What what?)
Panels. And the collecting track just keeps on coming. Don’t fret, folks: I’m sure there’ll be something for the rest of us. (Right?)
Costumes. Register your fabulous duds for the Costume Pageants. If you don’t, they might send the 501st after you.
Book now! There’s no time to waste!
Guide. The folks at Reed have put together Orlando 101.
Chris Bartlett built this Gonk costume for his kids with storage bins, foamcore and dryer vent hoses. ( via)
We’ve been hearing that
Star Wars costumes were a hot ticket this year. (Even at the White House.) Above, an amazing AT-ST spotted by Ralph Hockens in New York City. ( Another shot here.) There are plenty of shots on Flickr – far too many to link – and StarWars.com has a roundup of their coverage, including action figure costumes.
My internet favorite has to be
Darth Vader and the Death Star, though.
But our question is: How many did you see? Answer below or on the sidebar.
Spot any more pics on
Flickr or the internet? Link ‘em in the comments! And don’t forget you can enter the Rebelscum Costume Contest through tomorrow.
If the reports are anything to go on, there was no missing the many steampunk-themed costumes at Dragon*Con this weekend; No surprise that there were
several . Not surprisingly there were a lot of Star Wars variations stormtroopers, bounty hunters and your other standards, but Cardinal Vader may be a new one. (Though one must admit it isn’t much of a logical leap.) Or we can just go straight for the crossdressers. Or the ever-popular Spaceballs. (Photo at right by Ryan James.)
And this adorable no-frills
two-person AT-AT costume was a big hit with the #dragoncon tweeters. How about them boxes? But for sheer ‘ah, screw it’ daring, my vote goes to these guys.
And in conclusion,
Jedi gear isn’t too hard to make yourself (or so I’ve heard) but if sewing isn’t a priority, you can probably do worse than looking around Etsy. Here are a few listings the Jawas have scrounged up.
Need a Jedi cloak?
Mulligan Stew Boutique is on the case. They have three listings for custom-made Jedi trappings: an adult cloak ($85,) a child’s cloak ($60,) and complete child costume ($140.)
Sultry Delights also does custom Jedi tunics ($150,) among other things.
Actually, there are several Jedi robes. My favorite listing is probably
Brown Cloak of the Republic, featuring claims of fabric that resists “attacks by the dark side.” ($129.95) But your best bargain may be CustomKids, which will make a child-sized Jedi robe for only $19.99.
And of course, there are the
Slave Leias, including an ‘inspired by’ version for bellydancing.
They had a little help from some friends, but we are thrilled for the Club Jaders who helped create and present ‘Bring it On: Rock the Mouse;’ winner of Best Presentation at Comic-Con Masquerade 2009.
Congratulations to Caitlin Shindler (choreographer and costumer extraordinaire). Other Club Jade participants included Rogue Shindler, Mike Chiesi and Stephanie Chiesi. Um. You rock?
Io9 has a nice
gallery up featuring the cast.