Fandom Fashion Finds: April Recap

While I still have more to come with my post-Celebration fashion reporting, here’s a quick look at the most fashionable finds discovered in April in Star Wars and beyond.

Wonder Woman and Batgirl Fashions from April
L to R: images c/o of Kohl’s/Under Armour, Alex and Ani, ThinkGeek

DC COMICS

If you haven’t already, go check out my round-table review with Tricia and Audrey of some of the new DC by Her Universe activewear that came out at Kohl’s in early April. It’s got a lot of options so hopefully you can find pieces that suit your preferences for workout wear. Kohl’s also has this girls’ Wonder Woman Sports Bra ($29.99) that’s made my Under Armour.

Alex and Ani have a 6-piece Wonder Woman jewelry collection on their site ($32 – $88). In addition to their trademark style, there’s a cuff, wrap ring, earrings, and a necklace that are beautifully powerful-looking.

Macy’s currently has 14 t-shirts in their Wonder Woman offerings. I’m not sure yet if the wording goes with the movie, but I like the style of this one ($24). There’s something similar going on with this juniors’ t-shirt over at Kohl’s. We haven’t seen any designer fashion collections spring up yet around the movie, but last year Valentino launched their capsule collection around this time. There are some fabulous dresses and jackets included there.

Meanwhile the Batgirl Moto Jacket ($99.99) at ThinkGeek is a piece that looks both rather subtle and fun. Released to celebrate Batgirl’s 50th anniversary, the jacket incorporates the bat-logo in a few places and features purple lining.

Star Trek Swimsuits from ThinkGeek

STAR TREK

ThinkGeek has also released not one but two Star Trek swimsuit lines in advance of summer as part of their Trekini line. The Next Generation is represented via one-piece available in blue, gold, or red ($59.99). The Original Series also is offered in the classic colors but with a skirted and retro-inspired two-piece (top $29.99, bottom $29.99). Both styles go up to 4x in sizing.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

You thought we were done with Beauty and the Beast clothing, right? Wrong. Uniqlo has several shirts out in their collection (h/t Sarah D.). This 3/4 sleeve long shirt is neat because it’s so flowy and dreamy ($29.90). The same print looks so delicate and elegant on the back of this short-sleeve crew neck t-shirt ($14.90).

 

Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man at Hot Topic
MARVEL

Letting you bring a piece of the movie home with you, Hot Topic is selling an exclusive version of the shirt Peter Quill wears in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($20.90 – $24.90).

At the same retailer you’ll also find two new LA Gear sneakers – one representing Iron Man and the other to show off your love of Spider-Man ($49.90 each).

 

 

STAR WARS

Star Wars jackets and shirt
L to R: img c/o Hot Topic, GAP

Outside of Star Wars Celebration, there were a few releases. GAP has released a collection that’s mostly for kids but has a few items for adults too in prep for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. If I was a kid I’d probably be going for this denim jacket featuring the Millennium Falcon ($58). There’s a baby version of it too. The kid’s shimmer tulle skirt ($39.95) wins points for being sleek and rather subtle. And I’m not sure why we haven’t seen more of the idea of making the Star Wars logo out of stars on a shirt ($29.95) before.

And last but not least Hot Topic and Her Universe has released several new Star Wars clothing items on both of their websites. As of posting each site had at least one piece the other did not. Hot Topic has this stylish (although perhaps impractical) Darth Vader Lack of Faith tank ($32.90 – $36.90). The only piece I’ve had a chance to see up-close and wear is the The Force Awakens Rey Cardigan ($44.90 – $54.90) which is fun. The Leia cosplay dress ($79.90) will have to be tried on to form an opinion. I’ve currently got my eye on the C-3PO Satin Souvenir Jacket ($79.90) as my #1 pick to try on though. Torrid is also carrying pieces from the 40th anniversary collection including these exclusive Boyfriend Jeans with Star Wars Patches ($98.90).

 

In further geek fashion news:

Disney opened The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane in Disney Springs featuring retro-style dresses representing both characters and park attractions.

Bioworld has teased this classy-looking Wonder Woman wristlet. They’ve also previewed a Wonder Woman workout outfit.

I’m on the latest episode of Galactic Fashion talking about geek fashion representation at Celebration Orlando.

DisneyStyle and Miranda May pulled together 3 prom styles inspired by Disney characters. Check out that Jack Skellington-inspired tux.

In the run-up to pre-orders opening May the Fourth, check out my up-close look at the Star Wars x Po-Zu shoe collection.

Check out @GeekFashionGalaxy on Instagram for this kind of fashion news and findings as it happens.

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Kay

She grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. Life’s taken her on a bit of a different path, but she’s okay with that.

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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She grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. Life’s taken her on a bit of a different path, but she’s okay with that. 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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