Last year at San Diego Comic Con, Her Universe created the Geek Couture runway show (no, that’s not where I got the name for my blog category. I came up with it independently. But it seems from the title and the Lady Vader design I was working on at the time, Ashley Eckstein and I are on the same wavelength!). It was an attempt to let would-be-designers compete to show off their high fashion concepts on a runway at Comic Con. Her Universe started off the event by showcases some of their own talented sketches of various haute couture characters (I really love The Walking Dead – Lori’s Ghost one the most. I could see that very easily being a case of stealth geek).
The runway show was a resounding success as 36 designers and models stomped down the runway in their original designs. The large hall at the convention was standing room only as fangirls and boys alike excitedly gathered for the first-of-its-kind event. The designers ranged from professional costumers to hobby cosplayers, but all with equal amounts of passion.
As if the event wasn’t cool enough by itself, there was added incentive as two winners would be chosen from the runway show to then partner with Her Universe and Hot Topic to create their own collection. The two winners were….
Andrew MacLaine with his show-stopping quick-change Regina from Once Upon a Time.
You have to see the full reveal of this one. It still blows my mind.
You can see a gallery of all the outfits here: (scroll down towards the bottom of the post): http://settostunning.com/2014/08/07/sdcc-her-universe-geek-couture-fashion-show/
(My apologies as I was trying to upload them all here, but can’t seem to get it formatted. Hmm, more things to learn!)