Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One | Anakin and His Angel

What My Husband Wore

Anakin Hoodie: Her Universe
Leather Jacket: Wilson's Leather
Jeans: Kohl's
Sketchers "Drigo" Shoes: Kohl's

Earlier this year Ashley Eckstein, the owner of the best geek fashion brand Her Universe, released a new collection for men and women with pieces representing characters from The Clone Wars in celebration of the 10 year anniversary since the show began. I sent my husband Jason a text message with a photo of the Anakin Skywalker Hoodie asking him if he wanted it to which he replied, "That's rad!".


The Anakin Skywalker Hoodie is warm and soft. It has extra features like the cowl neck which will be great for keeping the heat in on colder days. I hope Ashley Eckstein keeps the menswear coming! Her style is unique and unlike any other Star Wars apparel that I've seen. -Jason

Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One | Anakin and His Angel

The quality of the hoodie is incredible and like Jason mentioned, it's super soft! I'm certain he'll be getting 10x more hugs from me whenever I catch him wearing it. It's thick but not so much that you won't be able to layer a jacket over it for extra warmth. Jason tested it out by wearing his leather jacket and letting the hoodie and cowl lay on top of the jacket which I've always thought is a great look. Overall Jason kept his outfit comfortable and simple with relaxed jeans and slip-on shoes that come in the colors Taupe (which he's wearing) and Grey.


Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: The Chosen One | Anakin and His Angel

The hoodie is a unisex fit and is available in sizes X-Small through XXXL though some sizes are currently out of stock. I don't know whether or not the full run of sizes will become available again so if you see your size listed, snatch it up fast!

Let us know what you think of The Clone Wars collection and this hoodie in a comment below!

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Last week I shared with you the many talented Star Wars Cosplayers that attended L.A. Comic Con which was held on October 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Today I'm concluding the LACC fun by finishing off with my favorite fan creations I discovered at the event. Most of these artists were new to me and you know how I love sharing cool Star Wars finds with you. Let's dig right in!


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Whenever the R2 Builders Club is around I get excited because I know I'm going to get to see some of my favorite droids. The club is made up of an international community of people who build life-like robots from the Star Wars films and they are the best that you'll ever see! I had such a blast watching them roll around and stopping to take some selfies. If you ever come upon this group of skilled artists be sure to stop by because you don't want to miss out on the fun photo opportunities and conversations.


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

I absolutely love these simplistic but elegant Padme illustrations by Beverly Arce. I got home and immediately looked at her website to find that she did a study on Padme's costumes from all three of the Prequel films which you can view here. I would love to see her cover Padme's entire wardobe at some point! I would also suggest following her on Instagram to see what she is currently working on.


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

The art of Justin Luis Vargas was one of the first booths I looked at. I was impressed with the incredible character likeness of his artwork. The Lando and Boba Fett piece was my favorite because I felt like I hit the "pause" button on this scene from The Empire Strikes Back. I thought it was super cool that he had Prequel pieces available and even one from the first photo from the upcoming TV Show, The Mandalorian! Be sure to check out Justin's Facebook and Instagram pages to view more of his work and to get inquire on prices.


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

When I spotted this piece by Michael Matsumoto I was instantly intrigued and stopped to talk to him about the inspiration behind it. We must've talked fifteen minutes straight about his fascinating ideas concerning alternate character arcs. What if Finn had fled from Takodana like he planned to instead of going back for Rey in The Force Awakens? Or what if Luke had killed Darth Vader and the Emperor and became a Dark Side user? These are just some of the unique stories behind this piece. You can find Michael on Instagram to read more about each of these character's stories.


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

It's times like these when I wish I were brave enough to pierce my ears. Nerdy But Still Girly is the home of adorable pop culture earrings, necklaces, prints, bows and more! There's several Star Wars pieces to choose from on their website including more earrings (here & here) like these adorable Porgs. The Reylo's out there will be happy to hear there are Kylo Ren and Rey options as well! You can keep up-to-date with NBSG Instagram and Facebook.


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

The Emerald Moon booth was like stepping into a small corner on Endor. Everyone seemed to be drawn to this booth full of precious handmade Ewok masks that can either be worn or displayed with the rest of your collection. Princess Kneesa was my favorite of course. She's too adorable! To shop their collection of masks visit their Etsy Shop and be sure to follow them on Instagram!


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

I've been following Jeff Victor on Instagram for some time now. I really love his art style and his take on character evolutions. This new Princess Leia print is absolutely precious and would make a fine addition to anyone's collection of Star Was prints. Can we also talk about how chubby little Wicket is? ADORABLE! He has several other Star Wars prints which you can browse and shop here. Don't forget to also follow him on Facebook!


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

There aren't too many things cuter than baby versions of our favorite pop culture characters am I right? Will Terry is an expert at illustrating these adorable little nuggets. He can even make Darth Maul look cute! You can shop all of his Star Wars prints here. You might also want to follow him on Instagram to stay up to date on his latest work!


Star Wars Fan Creations at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

This gorgeous Lady & The Tramp and Star Wars mash-up caught my eye instantly! Brett Bennett is a talented artist who creates mash-ups of iconic film and video game characters and settings that you would never have imagined seeing combined. This one in particular was featured in LA Weekly! You can find more like this on his website and while you're at it, be sure to follow him on Instagram.


LACC will be back on October 11-13, 2019!

Tell me, which of these pieces stood out to you the most? Let me know in a comment below or hit me up on Twitter or Instagram.

Special thanks to: L.A. Comic Con for allowing me to cover the event by offering me a press pass.

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018
Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

This was the eighth year of L.A. Comic Con but our very first time attending. The convention was held on October 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. LACC prides themselves in offering fans the best in comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror, anime and pop-culture material and I can tell you right now that our time there didn't disappoint! The atmosphere at all times felt comfortable and friendly, like everyone was there to share in their passions together as one big happy family. The event was extremely organized and the map made it easy to get to where you wanted to go next. It was crowded but not so much that you couldn't enjoy doing anything. If you can handle a day at Disneyland than this should be no problem for you, although getting food is next to impossible unless you're up for waiting an hour or more in line. Luckily, there are places around in walking distance which is what we ended up doing. This would definitely not prevent my husband or me from going back as we very much enjoyed our experience there.


Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

The exhibitors were some of the best I've seen. I discovered several new artists who create unique and quality-made Star Wars products which I will be sharing with you in an upcoming post next week! Today I want to focus on all of the talented cosplayers that I spotted on the floor. It's an exciting feeling to be walking around and suddenly running into a giant Porg! At a convention this big you just don't know who you'll find next! We stopped to take as many photos as we could to share with you though seeing them in person just can't compare to the shots we captured.

*If you see yourself below and would like credit please email me!


Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

The Prequel era had a strong presence at the convention which was an awesome thing to witness. Alex and her boyfriend Griffin are some of the Star Wars community's best cosplayers. They often show up to events portraying an infamous couple including Han Solo & Qi'ra and Kylo Ren & Rey. On Saturday they were perfectly paired as Anakin and Padme and I couldn't resist a couple of shots of my favorite couple. What cuties!


Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

I'm always excited whenever I see The Clone Wars being represented! Pictured above is Griffin as Anakin, McKenna as Ahsoka, and Joshua as Obi-Wan. The perfect team if I do say so myself! Not only are these three super passionate about what they do but they go the extra mile and are constantly in character, which I think is quite obvious from these photos. My husband and I bumped into Obi-Wan a few times throughout the event to which he casually spoke, "Hello there!", as Obi-Wan would.


Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

There was a Star Wars Cosplay meet-up on Saturday that I made sure to attend! Huge crowds gathered together to witness the group photoshoot and to also attempt taking their own photos of their favorite characters represented by these creative individuals. Among them were two of my friends John as Ima-Gun Di from The Clone Wars and Rei as Rey from The Last Jedi! I'm still kicking myself over not trying harder to get better photos of these two but it was difficult with the amount of people around at the time. Please do yourself a favor and visit them both on Instagram as you won't be disappointed. They are both super kind and they're constantly sharing new cosplays they work extremely diligently on. The quality of their work is astounding!


Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars Cosplay at L.A. Comic Con 2018 | Anakin and His Angel

I think it might be kind of obvious that my husband and I are fans of the Dark Side? We're definitely drawn to those particular cosplays but we were on the look out for ANYONE that stood out to us. If you've never been to a convention like this and you're wanting to see all of the cool costumes I would definitely suggest going to the lobby area periodically throughout the show. You'll definitely see some people walking around the show floor in costume but I've found that a lot of the cosplayers like to hang around in the lobby area (or any other other open space) because it makes it easier to get around and take photos with people.

LACC will be back on October 11-13, 2019!

Which of these cosplays are your favorite? Have you attended LACC before? What did you think? Let me know in a comment below or hit me up on Twitter or Instagram.

Special thanks to: L.A. Comic Con for allowing us to cover the event by offering my husband and me press passes.