Peep Every Gorgeous Detail of These Stunning Geek-Couture Gowns
Before the magic of Comic-Con's annual Her Universe Fashion Show comes prejudging, a daunting process in which the 27 selected designers showcase their creations to a panel of judges. I was lucky enough to serve as a judge in this year's show, which meant an up-close look at these creations and insider details from each designer about their creative process. My biggest takeaway from this experience? While the glitz and glam of the runway is a perfect way to display the stunning, geek-couture creations of each passionate designer to an audience, it's the countless tiny details in each design that truly take your breath away.
From a Jon Snow-inspired gown made out of bicycle tubing to a Wall-E look composed of entirely recycled or repurposed materials (like cardboard and old iPhone cord chargers), the fruits of each designer's labor need to be seen up close to be truly appreciated. Thankfully, between these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and the original Comic-Con HQ docuseries about this year's show, you can appreciate the hard work of each designer for yourself. After watching the series, you can cast your vote for the viewers' choice winner of the competition, who will join the audience's and judges' choice winners in designing a special collection for Hot Topic.
Trust us, you don't want to miss these gorgeous shots of each design — but which is your favorite? Don't forget to cast your vote starting this Thursday, then let us know your pick in the comments!