This year at Comic Con was the third annual Hot Topic and Her Universe fashion show. Now, I’m a huge fan of her Universe and Ashley Eckstein (who I know as the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars) so of course I was excited to see what all happened at the show. Needless to say A LOT OF GEEKERY. I wasn’t able to go, but I did vote on their website (its open until August 11th) and I wanted to cover the ones based on books. There are a lot more, of course, but the book ones were the best ones.
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Fandom: The NeverEnding Story – Falkor
My Thoughts: I’ve not seen The NeverEnding Story in years (and I’ve never read it, sorry) but even I immediately knew what I was looking at (after debating if it might be a Pokemon). So it scores well in my opinion for that. Its also well constructed and very professional looking.
Designer: Sarah Hambly
Fandom: Red Dragon/Silence of the Lambs –Hannibal Lecter
My Thoughts: This dress kind of terrifies me, but in that good, Hannibal kind of way. It pays homage to the character without being overly obvious.
The Dragon Beyond the Wall
Designer: Grace DuVal
Fandom: Game of Thrones – Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen
My Thoughts: I don’t know what this has to do with Dany – other than people apparently ship them despite that thing that came out at the end of the last season – and personally I think its a great representation of Jon without adding in Dany.
Notes: It makes much more sense now that I’ve seen this video, which shows that the dress turns into Dany.
A Promised New Life
Designer: Alexandra “Rei Star” Ray
Fandom: Howl’s Moving Castle – Howl
My Thoughts: I’ve read most of the book – I can’t remember why I stopped, but I do intend to finish it one day – and I think this is a perfect representation. Its also just a beautiful dress that you can admire without knowing the background.
I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good
2016 Audience Winner
Designer: Camille Falciola
Fandom: Harry Potter – Marauder’s Map
My Thoughts: Its based on the Marauder’s Map, which, while pretty cool, is something we’ve all seen done over and over and over. Someone clearly put a lot of time into it, I’m just not sure it was the most creative one there.
Notes: This video shows that the dress actually transformed – the map showing up as the model walked – and that makes it much cooler.
Designer: Erica Williams
Fandom: Harry Potter – Patronus
My Thoughts: Its a very pretty dress, but to me it looks more like the Ghost of Ravenclaw tower than it does a Patronus. It also looks more like a regular prom dress than a cosplay, but I have to admit, it IS beautiful.
Designer: Harmony Leiker
Fandom: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – Dragons
My Thoughts: I don’t know what this has to do with Dragons, its pretty, but not that dragon-y. I think the front panel might have a dragon on it, but then again, I’m not too sure.
The Always Dress
Designer: Selina Zawacki “SZMOON”
Fandom: Harry Potter – Patronus
My Thoughts: Severus Snape is overrated – and not a good person (just a stalker) – and the doe on this dress barely shows in this photo (its in the beading on the dress). Its nice, but eh. (The girl who designed it has purple hair though, so thats nice).
damngoodshindigdotcom who was there said that the dress was actually electrically engineered so that it lit up as the model walked the runway.
The Story that Lived
Designer: Tanya Apuya
Fandom: Harry Potter – Book
My Thoughts: THIS WAS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! It certainly got my vote, and I think you can love it no matter what fandom you like (because it doesn’t have to be a Harry Potter book!).
damngoodshindigdotcom who modeled the dress was kind enough to provide me a link to a few more photos!