While the apparel options for grown women in various fandoms still don’t quite equal the amount offered to men, there are still some cool items out there. So we’re going to highlight some here to make sure you know about them too. And because one way of letting companies know that women are fans too is to show them through where you put your money.
This will be a recurring feature here on FANgirl and while it’ll most likely be Star Wars heavy, I’ll throw in a few items from some other fandoms when I can.
It’s really easy to accumulate a lot of black in your wardrobe if you’re a Star Wars fan. ThinkGeek has a couple Star Wars maxi dresses, but it was neat to see this one have some color!
$39.99 at ThinkGeek
If you ever wanted TIE Fighters, X-wings, or Death Star hanging from your ears, this will be easier than buying small toys and making earrings out of them. These will probably weigh less than hanging toys from your ears too.
$24.99 for each set at ThinkGeek
Neat tattoo-like design not on a black shirt – which is nice for summer.
$20.50 at Hot Topic
This one is listed in men’s sizes and my experience with buying men’s shirts in small sizes to wear fitted here is that they’re definitely not as comfortable as a shirt cut for women but this design is so different and neat that I felt compelled to include it. Look closely to find TIE fighters, Imperial symbols, and stormtroopers too!
$24.50 at Hot Topic
Becoming available for more and more fandoms as time goes on, It’s the seat belt that holds up your pants. Hot Topic also carries a R2-D2 design as well as one they call Han Solo but looks more like a Chewbacca thing to me. These belts also currently come in designs related to Doctor Who, Batman, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
$26.50 at Hot Topic
And in case you missed it –
The I am Han shorts are one of my personal favorites.
The Hunger Games
So the pin didn’t change in the book, but the animated posters they’ve made for the movie series has shown a cool evolution of that important symbol for Katniss. Add it to a solid color dress, wear it on your shirt, attach it to a hat, or put it on your bag and get ready for the finale of this series.
$12.50 at Hot Topic
You don’t see these for male characters as often for girls.
$22.50 at Hot Topic
Black Widow Icon Tee: No words, just bold symbolic representation of Black Widow. This one’s available in plus sizes too.
$20.00 at Her Universe
Ashley came out with a few new Marvel tanks around the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron with some cool new art.
$25.00 at Her Universe
We Love Fine’s Spider-Gwen collection is colorful, bold, and available for pre-order:
Hot Topic’s had a few new women’s Doctor Who shirts lately including these for the 11th and 10th Doctors. Sadly love for my favorite (9) is left out as usual. But these new shirts have some cool designs and the 10th one even features Rose.
$22.50 at Hot Topic
I love finding clothing and accessories you can wear in your everyday life and even to work. Last fall I referred to it as everyday fandom fashion. It can be like a secret handshake with fellow fans. They’ll know what it is and everyone else just thinks it’s a cool accessory or neat pattern. Here’s two of those kind of items:
Guardians of the Galaxy
This is something you could probably get away with wearing at the office and if not, definitely on a night out. Not only is it a cool piece but yay for a Gamora product!
$29.99 at ThinkGeek
If they didn’t see the movie, they won’t even know but you’ll remember that “I am Groot” whenever you wear it.
$24.99 at ThinkGeek
All images from their respective vendors.
Kay grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. A voice actor, photographer, and artist who also consults in communications and marketing, Kay spends the little bit of free time she has reading, reviewing, and, of course, making pew pew noises. She would pick up more jobs, hobbies, and fitness routines if she was a Time Lord. You can follow her on Twitter.
Kay is FANgirl's resident geek fashion expert and co-host of the Hyperspace Theories podcast. She reviews books and movies for the site with a heart for storytelling and a mind that likes to analyze. Kay's been a guest on various podcasts sharing her love and knowledge of storytelling, film-making, fashion, and of course, Star Wars.
Most days are filled with her work as a creative services professional - designing websites & branding, photographing, voice acting, editing, and more. Kay spends the little bit of free time she has reading, costuming, and, of course, making pew pew noises. She would pick up more jobs and hobbies if she was a Time Lord.
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