Dragon*Con Dilemma (Part 1)

18 days, 16 hours and 30-ish minutes until Dragon*Con
Vader with FemTroopersand I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to wear. I need to come up with three clever, comfortable, Star Wars-y outfits in less than 3 weeks. Zoinks!

I’m looking for suggestions. Anyone?

Thing is, I love costumes. I do. But I just don’t have the time, talent, energy, resources or inclination to create the sort of incredible costumes that the superstars of cosplay create before they flock to Dragon*Con to flaunt their fabulous work. On the flip side, I don’t want to look like the complete and total outsider that I actually am. Also, I tend to feel a little more bold and brave when I wear wigs, masks &/or face painting…and I’m going to need all the bravery I can muster this year.

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of Project Runway. (I have a secret fantasy that Tim Gunn will agree to adopt me someday.) In my heart of hearts, I feel like I should be able to come up with 3 easy to wear, fashion forward looks inspired by Star Wars…even though I cannot pattern, sew or drape to save my life.

Here’s the challenge:

  • I want to wear something that clearly shows I’m a Star Wars fan, but more attractive and clever than a Star Wars t-shirt
  • I need to be reasonably comfortable because I’m going to be taking the Metro to Peachtree Center station and walking, walking, walking several miles each day.
  • I’m not exactly in love with my body-type right now, so no jumpsuits, clingy white dresses, metal bikinis or midriff baring of any type.

Actually, I sorta, kinda have a plan for what I’m going to wear on Saturday – a loose white t-shirt dress with a blue graphic pattern that evokes R2-D2’s dome from above (click here for inspiration). Pair that with some silver flats. Maybe wear a sleek, white bob wig with blue streaks and paint my face like this.

For another day, I thought about wearing a brown knit dress with a bandolier strap Chewbacca style.

And that’s about all I’ve got. My friend Thomas sent me this link as an inspiration, but I tried re-creating Yoda Grunge look last year and it didn’t really work. It was a cute outfit, but it didn’t clearly communicate, I am a Star Wars fangirl.

So….that’s my first dilemma in preparing for this crazy thing called Dragon*Con. Any suggestions?

photo credit: megadem via photopin cc

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