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Her Universe brought geeky haute couture to San Diego Comic-Con last night with its first ever fashion show. Hosted at a room in the Hyatt by Her Universe, Hot Topic, and Nerdist, the event showcased work from both amateur and professional designers and took a moment to show off new items in the Her Universe collection – including a peek at apparel from their Studio Ghibli partnership.

The designers entered a contest online with a chance to participate in the fashion show and win the opportunity to work with Her Universe and Hot Topic to design a line of geek chic apparel. There were 36 designers, and they didn’t kid around. There were dresses and ensembles based on characters such as Marty McFly, Doctor Doom, Death, Kara Thrace, Loki, and so many more. Some outfits incorporated LEDs and impressive transformations, and more than a few of them included dangerous looking high heels. I was floored by the creativity on display.

There were a dazzling array of haute couture designs, and it was lovely to see geek apparel get fashion week treatment. I’ve never been to a show like this, but the runway and sea of blinking flashes from cameras looked just like what I’ve seen on television. I think these designs were much cooler than most (with the possible exception of the Rodarte Star Wars dresses).

The Evil Queen and Marty McFly took home top prizes. Designer Andrew MacLaine created a look based on Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time. The dress changed from an everyday look to a stunning black ensemble. The transformation made the crowd go wild. Amy Beth Christenson came up with a rocking design that captured the essence of Back to the Future; it looked futuristic and awesome – the crowd oohed and aahed when the ensemble made its entrance onto the runway.

See several hot looks from the runway after the break.

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Holy hell, this shirt is disturbingly hilarious!

It seems to be available as a transfer from a store called Bang-On.

(via Izismile)

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I’ve never been much of a Magic fan, but after seeing cosplayer Cspranklerun’s remarkable Elspeth costume, I’m starting to think that a card series that features a tough, spear-wielding warrior lady must be worth checking out again.

Cosplayer: Cspranklerun

Photographer: Indiglue

Check out two more pictures after the break…

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Send your cosplay pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

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ThinkGeek’s TNG Uniform hoodies were so popular that they are boldly going back to the original series for a new round of designs. From the product page:

Each Star Trek The Original Series Uniform Hoodie is as perfect as we could make it – teaming up with the folks at CBS, of course. There are three styles (each with a specific Rank Braid). Here’s the rank breakdown: Command Gold is Captain, Sciences Blue is Commander, and Engineering Red is Lieutenant. No Lieutenants were harmed during the making of these Star Trek The Original Series Uniform Hoodies… promise.

This full-zip hoodie is an officially-licensed Star Trek clothing item. It’s made of 60% cotton / 40% polyester. The colors are pieced together, not printed on. It has two front pockets and embroidered insignia and rank braid.

A release date for the hoodies hasn’t been announced, but they’ll be priced at $59.99.

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Whether you’re planning on trekking across Hyrule, hell-bent on lassoing some baddies or even if you’re thinking of popping Red Skull in his gnarly red jaw, you’re going to need a tote bag. It’s the best way to haul all your necessary gear (e.g. Lasso of Truth, sword, adamantium shield, etc.). Thankfully, Sylin’ Online carries tote bags for all those diehard Zelda fans, as well as Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman fans too.

Check out the other tote bags after the break…

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I think cosplayer Charles of Chaks Productions pulled off some of the most cheerful, and detailed, cosplay I’ve seen in a while. His sizable take on Emmet from The LEGO Movie is fantastic, and you’ve got to love how much detail and effort he put into it–I mean, come on, he totally nailed Emmet’s goofy grin!

Cosplayer: Chaks Productions

Photo Credit: Kristin Bomba

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Wear this Black Widow zip-up jacket while you hang out with your buddies and plan how you’re going to stop alien invasions. Widow’s Bite electro-weapons not included.

More photos after the break!

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It seems as though Princess Zelda has stepped out of all her games and embarked on her own adventure in Finland. Eisy Cosplay spent about 30 hours planning the Zelda ensemble and 92 hours making it. The finished costume is absolutely striking and worth every second, and the setting in the above photo (the Nuuksio National Reserve in Espoo, Finland) adds to the wow factor.

Photos by Askar Ibragimov Photography and Degre Digital.

More images after the break.

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What’s the sitch, Kim Possible fans? Whatever you’re up to, we think you’ll appreciate this costume of the teenage crime fighter from the Disney series. AmberSkies Cosplay looks adorable as Kim Possible, and it looks like she’s got all the character’s signature moves down. Amber is planning to wear the costume at Comic-Con.

Check out more of the series after the break.

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