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The HerUniverse Fashion Show is back and better than ever! The show has been virtual for the past two years, but has made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con 2022. To reflect the homecoming, this year’s theme was “Coming Home: Wizard of Oz.” As such, co-hosts Nina West and Ashley Eckstein wore two magical looks inspired by Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy Gale.
After re-hosting the show, the hosts introduced the judges, who included last year’s winners Teighlor Johnson, Skyler Barrett and Vivien Lee, and gave them a chance to finally walk the runway.
At this year’s show, 26 designers competed for the opportunity to design a HerUniverse collection for Hot Topic and the wonders (2023).
All of the looks from this year’s finalists are available to view here:
This year’s looks were inspired by turning red, perry the platypus Phineas and Ferb, Studio Ghibli pony, Disney’s Mrs. Potts Beauty and the Beast, disney tinkerbell Peter Pan, Oh the places we’ll pass dr seuss, bruno from disney Charm, The Matrix: Resurrections, My Hero Academia, Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, Doctor Strange, BTS, The CW’s 100, Our Flag Means Death, the city of Gondor from The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lizzy McGuire Movie, Into the Spiderverse, The Haunted Mansion, Disney’s Yzma The new rhythm of the emperor, from Disney Alice in Wonderland, disney hades Hercules, Ghostface and Casey Becker from Scream, Studio Ghibli faceless made to disappear, doctor octopusSpiderman, Y Godzilla.
As always, this show highlighted creativity in Geek circles, with everyone from professional tailors and cosplayers to casual hobbyists and newcomers, people of all ages and genders coming together to celebrate Geek fandom and Haute Couture.
Hosts Ashley Eckstein and Nina West also wore additional looks inspired by Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion and performed the dance from the film, before ending the show in Captain Marvel-inspired outfits.
Your Universe They also took the time to reveal their collection for the Harajuku collective, which will be a pop-up store collaboration with Studio Ghibli debuting in Tokyo.
Minor spoilers for anyone who wants to see the results for themselves!
The show had 2 winners! Michael Burson (@thewizardtailor) won the public’s choice for his Doctor Strange: Hellfire Gala look and Cindy Guillermo Heselton (@sinnanoms) won the judge’s choice for her CAGED look inspired by turning redboth wild and sensational.
But all of the looks were stunning, so be sure to check them out and the designers! I am already looking forward to next year and whatever comes after for these designers and the show!
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