As San Diego International Comic-Con 2018 winds down this week, and the PVC, latex costumes and leather masks and props get pondered, applaud and even envied, designers everywhere are showing how they have been and will be influenced by what wicked this way came this year. And from years before.
At what has become a Comic-Con staple, Ashley Eckstein, once again presented Her Universe Fashion Show. This year she and designer Andrew MacLaine kicked off the fantastic fashion show with a couture gown inspired by Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Eckstein and MacLaine presented a Funko Pop gown made up of close to five hundred Jack Skellington’s heads. The Her show gives lots of up and coming designers a chance to show their stuff, and is certainly a highlight for fans.
Designer Kristopher Kites, is releasing action-figure jewelry right after Comic-Con ends. Plastic, neon chain-link, necklaces decorated with small figurines housed inside a clear plastic rectangle, Kites is featuring such notable characters as the Joker, Wolverine, the Hulk and others. In these handmade pieces Kites uses deliberate fake versions of diamonds, the fake theme something he certainly explores on his website Ifakemakeclothes.com.
Industry designer, Catherine Elhoffer (she has worked for Marvel, and Star Wars to name just a few) maintained a booth this year, her ever at San Diego Comic-Con. This year her Elhoffer Design presents San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cardigans, as well as all the other super-hero influenced and fantastic designed stuff she usually has. Find her wares here: https://elhofferdesign.com/.
And speaking of Her Universe…Rose Ivy Wallace, who was one of the designers to win the 2017 event, is set to reveal her Disney Princess-inspired clothing across Hot Topics through Her Universe.
As the convention comes to a close surely more product, from haute couture to toys will flood the market. Halloween and Christmas are coming, as are all the shows and movies revealed in panels and in trailers from San Diego International Comic-Con 2018.
And designers were paying attention.