With clothing themes encompassing everything from Battlestar Galactica to Doctor Who, Her Universe is one of my all-time favorite geeky clothing lines! This year at Star Wars Weekends, Ashley Eckstein—the Her Universe founder, as well as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars The Clone Wars—debuted some new products that I fell in love with: the X-Wing dress, the Rogue Squadron tank, and an R2-D2 tunic.
One thing to be careful of with this line is the sizing. My dress size is usually a small but because of the waist line on the X-Wing dress, a medium was actually a little hard to slip over my chest. The rest of the dress is designed with a relaxed fit in mind, so if you prefer a more fitted look, feel free to accessorize with an inch-wide belt!
The Rogue Squadron tank top, on the other hand, is 95% cotton and 5% spandex—so the fit is slimming enough for me to wear my normal size.
The R2 tunic, on the other hand, is 100% cotton—so I chose to go one size up for a more comfortable fit.
Each of the items held up well in wash and none of them shrank much, if at all. To keep your other clothes from dripping in Rebel orange, I highly recommend that you use a color-catcher sheet the first few times you wash them. When compared to lines like SuperHeroStuff.com and TeeFury, I found these clothes equally comfy, and also thought that they retained both shape and softness even after a few spins in the washer and dryer.
The prices may seem a bit high ($45.00 for the dress, $40 for the tunic, and $30 for the tank top), but I can assure you that the quality of the clothing line makes this expense worthwhile. I bought one of Her Universe’s shirts at Star Wars Weekends three years ago and it still looks just as good now as it did the day I brought it home!
Now that you know what size to get, how about some ideas on where to don your new attire?
Here are the top 10 places I like to support my favorite rebel flyers (and the spunkiest droid in the galaxy):
1.) Star Wars Weekends: Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida is one of the best times to wear your favorite Star Wars attire. Just watch out for the Jawas. They’ll try to trade you for anything…even the clothes off your back.
2.) Rebel Legion Events: I’m a member of both the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion and it’s nice to have a comfy tank to wear after getting out of my armor. The soft cotton material feels great on my skin and the hoodie covers up any messy helmet hair.
3.) Star Wars Celebration VII in Anaheim: Star Wars is taking California by storm when Star Wars Celebration VII heads to Anaheim, California! Show your support for the Rebel Alliance when you strut your stuff in the sunny state of California, home of LucasFilm and Disneyland.
4.) The opening of the new Star Wars movie! Okay, so this isn’t going to happen until 2015, but who cares? Consider yourself prepared for the first Star Wars film to hit theaters since Episode III in 2005.
5.) The Original Tatooine in Tunisia: It gets hot at the original set location for Episode IV: A New Hope but these clothes will keep you cool. You might not be Hoth cool, but you won’t be fried like Aunt Beru and Uncle Own (too soon?).
6.) Airport: Show the TSA that you support Wookiee rights and proudly display the Rebel Legion moniker. Just be careful about carrying your light saber with you or it might not make it back home.
7.) Backstage at Hollywood Studios: Wait! You’re not a member of the 501st or Rebel Legion? What are you waiting for? You could sport these rebellion-inspiring clothes backstage while prepping to march in the motorcade during Star Wars Weekends. It’s more fun than pod racing (and safer too). On top of that, you get bragging rights for marching in costume down Hollywood Boulevard to the sound of a thousand fans cheering you on. How cool is that?
8.) Star Wars Identities: The Exhibit at the Canadian Air and Space Museum: I don’t live in Canada, but if I did, I’d be heading to this exhibit faster than Jar Jar Binks can get into trouble. I love that they have over 200 costumes, props, models, and other memorabilia on display for fans to drool over (good thing it’s all encased in glass). If you’re able to stop by, check to see if Han is lurking around, and ask him who shot first. He loves that…
9.) Rancho Obi-Wan: Visit the world’s largest privately owned collection of Star Wars memorabilia in style. Formerly the home of 20,000 chickens, this 9,000-square-foot space now houses over 37 years of Star Wars memorabilia. While you’re there, see Steve Sansweet’s home and say, “Hi!” for me!
10.) Star Wars Reads Day: Show everyone you’re a rebel at heart by sporting your favorite Star Wars rebel attire on Star Wars Reads Day. I’ve heard through secure channels that the Rebel Alliance will be making appearances throughout the galaxy, so hit up your local base to see where you can support them.
Of course, there are more than ten places where you can sport Her Universe clothes—come to think of it…I can’t think of anywhere you can’t!
Disclaimer: GeekMom received a sample for review purposes.