Saturday, 28 November 2009

Star Wars at H&M!!!!

So I was doing some shopping at the H&M at oxford circus and I ran across these shirts! I bought the one in blue. However what I found interesting was that the store was only selling Star Wars shirts, no other film or band shirt was to be found....kinda random.

Friday, 27 November 2009


The dissertation is almost done!!!!!!! Just some revisions and then I can get some sleep!!!!
As I am re-reading the paper though I am wondering what other people might think about the topic....
I am writing my dissertation on Costume and Community and using Star Wars and Fandom as my case studies, and stating whether dress and costume can create/enforce a community (I believe it can and does). However, within this discussion I am using the fundamentals of ethnic grouping as my definition of community. Stating that there are common visual/physical signifiers and features (which is the area I am focusing on mostly because of dress) as well as kinship and devotion (like religion or worship) that bring a community together.
What is your opinion on what brings a community or group together? Do you think it can be costume/fashion/dress?

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Fun blog

Found this new blog today while researching my project. Ian Seniff, the blogger, is apparently drawing a character from star wars everyday for a year. His drawings are amazing!
Check them out!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Project: Female Tusken Raider

So in addition to my dissertation I am also creating a female tusken raider costume. I am going to use this blog as a diary to show my daily findings and post some photos of the work as I go along. Very exciting and very stressful seeing as my deadline is in a week!
Here are a photos below, any tips?
(Images were found at

Look, the whole family! I am sure under those masks they are just thrilled to be together!
Maybe they are off to a picnic or just getting ready to attack a small village, whichever.
(Image taken from the FIDM gallery website)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Lady Gaga

Amazing new video from Lady Gaga for her latest single "Bad Romance".
The song was premiered at the Alexander McQueen show I wrote about in the last post.
And most of the wardrobe seems to be McQueen pieces. Here are some stills of the video as well.

However this piece looks a lot like the bandage costume from the Fifth Element, which John Paul Gaultier designed. Check it out.

Leeloo's fifth element costume below: