Her Universe Fashion Show 2015

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Now that the internet has returned at work I can proceed with my SDCC recaps! After the Jet Set Nerds panel I was on finished, it was time to rush over to Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel for the Her Universe Fashion Show! As I didn’t attend last year, this was my first time at the show. To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had been to one nerdy fashion show before and it wasn’t the most well put together event so I was pleasantly surprised when Her Universe was spectacular!

While waiting in line to get in I was asked to be interviewed. I wish the footage was posted so I could show you, but we talked about fashion, geek girl culture, and of course Her Universe. The lovely Jennifer Tisdale of Blondie Girl Productions was the one to interview me. Blondie Girl is one of three companies that put on the fashion show, the other two are Hot Topic and of course, Her Universe. I look forward to seeing how Blondie Girl gets more involved in the geek world!

We were handed wrist bands and escorted into the ballroom where the fashion show was to take place. I made sure to get a good spot, just to the right of the stage. Shortly after Ashley Eckstein took the stage! She looked lovely in a Princess Leia inspired dress! God I wish I had someone to make dresses like that for me! Her’s were made by last year’s winner Andrew Maclaine. The show proceeded with groups of designers. A compilation video of the designers speaking on their inspirations and aspirations were played, then came the dresses! And my god they were fantastic, amazing, extraordinary; there maybe not a proper word in the dictionary for what they were.

We were handed wrist bands and escorted into the ballroom where the fashion show was to take place. I made sure to get a good spot, just to the right of the stage. Shortly after Ashley Eckstein took the stage! She looked lovely in a Princess Leia inspired dress! God I wish I had someone to make dresses like that for me! Her’s were made by last year’s winner Andrew Maclaine. The show proceeded with groups of designers. A compilation video of the designers speaking on their inspirations and aspirations were played, then came the dresses! And my god they were fantastic, amazing, extraordinary; there maybe not a proper word in the dictionary for what they were.

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It was so inspiring to see how they took their favorite characters or fandoms and made them into designs. My favorites were the TARDIS from Doctor Who and the Game of Thrones Khaleesi dress.

 

The winners of the audience’s choice and judge’s choice were Leetal Platt’s transforming Sailor Moon dress and Kelley Cercone’s “Joker’s New Look” design respectively. And oh hey, does Baymax look familiar? Yep, that’s Khaleesi from my Wondercon Recap post! I look forward to next year’s show as this was the highlight of my San Diego Comic Con 2015!

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