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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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WeLoveFine has plenty to offer at San Diego Comic-Con. They have fresh off the line apparel and some Comic-Con exclusives. The hilarious Spock tee featured above is limited to just 200 pieces and will be on sale at booth 1235. Other exclusives include designs from Transformers, Geek & Sundry’s Co-Optitude, and Bee and PuppyCat.

You can find WeLoveFine in three places at the convention: booth 1235, booth 5647, and booth 2913N inside the Lucasfilm pavilion. The last spot will have all their Star Wars gear, and you should definitely check it out because they have some cute dresses.

Check out more exclusives and the brand-new items after the break.

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One of the most popular collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con is yours as soon as you pick up your badge. You’ll receive a giant bag emblazoned with a Warner Bros. television series or franchise upon arrival. The trickiest part is trading with other con attendees to get the bag you want. The line-up this year features lots of tempting franchises: Arrow, Supernatural, Batman, Gotham, Teen Titans Go!, and many more.

How fast do you think one of these bags will be turned into a dress? I’m pretty sure that some attendees spend Wednesday night in their hotel room turning the bags into wearables.

See the rest of the Warner Bros. line-up after the break.

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This dress is made entirely out of several years worth of the bags they hand out to Comic-Con attendees. It’s the creation of DeviantArtist Bandoodie who is, unsurprisingly, a huge fan of the convention. She made it using a Butterick dress pattern and then wore the creation to the con that served as inspiration.

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Wow, this year’s London Super Comic Con looked like a lot of fun. Sneaky Zebra’s latest music video–which features a nice selection of all the different cosplay costumes that were spotted at the event–captures the Con’s fun vibe nicely too.

Watch the video after the break!

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YouTuber DevinSuperTramp filmed this very cool Assassin’s Creed 4 parkour-style video at SDCC. But do you know what the best part is? Absolutely zero people in the video were fazed by having someone in cosplay leap over their heads. Oh, Comic-Con.

Check out all the Assassin’s Creed parkour action after the break…

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Cosplayer Kristl Buluran attended Comic-Con down at San Diego this year dressed up as Mia from Evil Dead. And, yes, that’s Kristl chopping off Aisha Tyler’s head with a chainsaw that she made herself. And Aisha posted a pic of her being pretend-chainsawed to her Instagram too!

Check out a more detailed shot of Mia’s cosplay costume after the break…

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The popular show The Venture Bros. had a panel at Comic-Con last week, and fans cosplaying characters from the series showed up in droves. They snapped some pictures together after the panel, and it’s fun to see a big group like this. They’ve got Dr. Girlfriend, The Monarch, and so many more. Shots like this are one reason why Comic-Con is an awesome event to attend.

Check out even more after the break.

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One of many of my favorite parts about San Diego Comic-Con is seeing what talented cosplayers and creative folk do with the gigantic swag bags that come out each year. I’ve seen them turned into dresses, pants, capes, and now a jacket! I love the styling on this swag bag jacket, and I particularly appreciate the fact that the wearer decided to pair it with a bow tie and a sonic screwdriver.

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I love when fan designs come to life! Kreugan posted some sketches of Disney princesses in superhero style outfits over two years ago on DeviantArt. This year at Comic-Con, his two dimensional designs translated to a hoarde of princesses ready to stand for good. Some of the costumes match the art pretty closely, and others just use the loose concept. The group numbered over a dozen (!), and I love the array of colors and cuts. They make one impressive cosplay group.

Photography by Cesar Vivid.

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