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Hot Topic reveals a stunning new ‘The Force Awakens’ clothing line from Her Universe

This collection was created by the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Her Universe Fashion Show winners.


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published Apr 26, 2016   Updated Feb 29, 2020, 8:04 am CST

Did you feel the Force tugging on your wallet? That’s because Hot Topic just revealed a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens fashion collection!

The line from Her Universe includes nine pieces inspired by characters from the film, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and First Order stormtroopers. The collection was designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone, the winners of last year’s Her Universe geek couture fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con

The designs feature a range of styles, from more formal looks like the stormtrooper and BB-8 dresses to more casual options like the Phasma leggings and Rey cardigan. Eight items are available now with the ninth, a Rey dress, coming soon.

BB-8 Dress - $64.50

BB-8 Dress – $64.50

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Finn Jacket - $69.50

Finn Jacket – $69.50

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The line is being sold in Hot Topic stores and online, where each listing also offers insight into the design with a quote from the designers. For example, for Phasma’s jacket Platt explains that the character’s “imposing attitude worked well for a jacket, and complex style lines really look good on leather or pleather.” For the BB-8 dress, Cercone says that it “was very inspired by vintage (1950’s) dresses” and “the 3D buckle being his ‘eye’ is a cute throwback that also helps create the visual illusion of the dress being BB-8’s body.” 

The notes are a great peek at what the designers were thinking when they were developing each item, and they’re not the only behind-the-scenes insight Hot Topic’s giving fans. The company also released two videos on YouTube offering a closer look at how the collection was made.

Sizes for the collection will range in stores from XS to XXL while 3X and plus sizes will only be available online. Prices for plus sizes differ as well.

You can see photos of the rest of the line below.

Kylo Ren Dress - $64.50

Kylo Ren Dress – $64.50

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Poe Dameron Flight Dress -  $59.50

Poe Dameron Flight Dress – $59.50

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Rey Hooded Cardigan - $49.50

Rey Hooded Cardigan – $49.50

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Stormtrooper Dress - $59.50

Stormtrooper Dress – $59.50

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Captain Phasma Jacket - $69.50 and Captain Phasma Leggings - $29.50

Captain Phasma Jacket – $69.50 and Captain Phasma Leggings – $29.50

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Rey Dress - $59.50

Rey Dress – $59.50

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*First Published: Apr 26, 2016, 7:54 pm CDT