This is a super late post, but during HeroesCon, two of my best friends and roomies for that weekend, Court and James, let me photograph their cosplays! It was Spider-Gwen in Wonderland themed and they both looked so amazing. They honestly were troopers because holy moly was Charlotte blazing hot that weekend. As usual, I didn’t have the right lens to perfect this shoot but I still really loved the outcome, especially since I never do this type of thing. It was such a fun experience and I can’t wait to do this again with all my cosplay friends. ANYWAYS, PLEASE ENJOY THESE PICS!
So incase you missed the big announcement from a few months back (may have been shorter, actually), Her Universe has teamed up with Marvel and Kohl’s to bring a unique, one-of-a-kind line of activewear to stores nationwide. (All of which you can pick up online as well!) Yeah, you heard that right. A Her Universe activewear line that’s Marvel inspired and available for purchase nearby. Totally amazing, right?! I jumped at this news the second I saw the sneak preview of one of the Black Widow pieces in an Entertainment Weekly post, so I’ve been slowly but surely keeping my eye out as to when it’d actually hit stores. Turns out it wouldn’t be too much of a wait and just last week I saw my friends posting pics from Kohl’s showing off the new line. So me being me, I sprinted down my nearest Kohl’s and checked out the line myself… and bought almost everything. (You guys know I have a Her Universe problem.)
I bought all the leggings, minus the Iron Man ones only because they’re not in stores quite yet, and tanktops, minus the racerback ones just cause that style isn’t quite my jam. So I have quite the assortment of HU activewear to wear running/walking now and I couldn’t be happier! I wanted to make this post for everyone whose interested in the new line and wondering exactly what it entails, how it fits, feels, looks, etc, So I put together my own review, if you will. I split this into sections which split into all of the following: pics of all the pieces with info and closeups, fabric/design details, sizing (extremely helpful if you’re looking into buying your own line), a test run, how they look on an IRL person (aka me), and different ways you can style them. I hope you all enjoy this! Let me know if you have any questions about the pieces below or on Twitter and I’ll try my best to answer it. Now let’s make like Cap’s shield and roll…
The pieces and their fabric closeups!
So with any activewear, you have to test it out! I’ve had many different work out shirts, only to get uncomfortable in them, etc, so I wanted to give the Her Universe line a run through. I love walking/running and have been training for the Star Wars 5k in WDW next month, so I’ve been “training” here and there. So the other day I planned to go for a jog around the neighborhood but this weather is ridiculous and decided to be freezing. So I opted for an elliptical. Luckily we have one in our house, so I went for a walk that turned into a run for about 20+ minutes. (Got sidetracked by other things. Hence why I always opt for outdoors.) And my after workout thoughts; SUPER COMFORTABLE. I really, really enjoy the material used, specifically in the pants. They’re light weight, super soft, and hug on to your legs without being super tight. I also really enjoyed the tank tops, especially the Black Widow and Cap one where the symbols are clear. It helps you cool down way more and become less sweaty as you work out which is a plus. It’s really, really nice.
My rating: ✮ 5/5 ✮
How the clothes fit aka photos of me wearing them. Cause why not?!
If you’re planning on buying some Her Universe workout clothes, I thought letting you know prices would be a good thing, especially for those of us who need to budget. Below I’ve listed the original price and sale prices for all the pieces.
- Activewear pants: $36 but are typically always on sale for $24.
- Activewear tank tops: $24 but are typically always on sale for $15.99.
- Activewear sports bras: $30 but are typically always on sale for $20.99.
- Activewear shorts: $24 but are typically always on sale for $15.99.
Please note: the plus sizes are a $4 difference.
Sizing for Men and Women!
All the sizing is listed in junior’s so I would highly recommend checking them out in person to see what fits you best. I usually wear a large shirt in men’s and found the XL/XXL tank tops fit perfectly. As far as pants, I’m usually a large as well and found the XL fit perfectly, with a little bit of room so they aren’t skin tight. As far as women’s sizing goes, it’s definitely true to size, so I would definitely order what you would normally wear in junior’s sizes.
Now here’s the tricky part. For some reason, Kohl’s doesn’t believe in stocking plus sizes in store. So if you go in store hoping to see which size is right for you and see nothing, that is why. BUT Her Universe did make plus sizes. Her Universe is really good at offering all sizes for all types of bodies. Since Kohl’s doesn’t carry them in store, you will have to order online. I know this can be frustrating, but I would suggest finding the pieces you’d like, ordering 2-3 sizes in each, trying them on, and returning the others. I know, frustrating, but this will definitely be better than simply guessing and hoping for the right size. If I come across any friends who’ve bought the plus sizes and have a better understanding of how they fit, I’ll make sure to let you know!
I love this line. I love it so damn much. From the simple designs to the brighter ones, I can’t get enough. There’s literally something for everyone, men or women. The leggings fit like any other leggings would except they’re amazingly comfortable and feature our favorite Marvel characters. The tank tops fit like any other tank top except that they’re soft, cool you down fast, and feature some amazing designs. I can’t wait to grab the few remaining pieces I need from the collection aka the Iron Man designs. Her Universe knocked it out of the park with this collection and I can’t wait to see more! Hopefully this unlocks the door for Star Wars workout gear? One can dream!
Let me know your thoughts on the collection below!
I’ve been on a Life is Strange kick lately. I played the game for the first time last week and finished it in 1 1/2 days. It was such an amazing experience and I’ve now deemed it one of my all time favorite games. Suffice to say, I’m a bit obsessed at the moment and decided to make some everyday cosplays of Max and Chloe, the two wonderful leads in the game. (I actually wrote a review of it right here if you’re interested.) I made them to be unisex, so anyone can enjoy dressing up as badass Chloe or Max the photographer. Enjoy!
Have you played Life is Strange?
Here’s my last installment for the #30DaystoTFA countdown… it’s been a lot of fun reliving some of the memories that Star Wars has given me, and while I missed a few days, I had a lot of fun with these posts. But Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost here and I’m just too excited to sit down and write every night. Literally. So here’s a very cool (to me, anyways) unboxing video for you guys featuring a Captain Phasma inspired vest that my great friend Katie custom made me! Take a look and contact Katie here to commission your own Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired outfit!
I’m finally back into this thing called blogging! I took a little tiny break, but while doing so, I redesigned the site. It’s just a template from WordPress that I’ve customized, but I hope you all like it. Today’s post is going to be a cosplay one, if you couldn’t tell from the title. As many of you know, I’m obsessed with The Green Inferno. It’s a cannibal movie, it’s Eli’s latest film, and I. am. obsessed. I actually have already seen the movie. I was lucky enough to attend the first ever screening since it got pulled from release last year. It was surreal and I’ve already blogged about it, but here’s my review!
So when I first saw the film, I KNEW I had to do something to commemorate it. So I figured it out and made a cosplay based off the film. I recreated the students and their hazard suits, complete with #SaveAmazonia shirts. I did this all for around $15 I’d say. Here’s the list of the supplies you’ll need to make your own!
- Hazmat suit
- Duct tape
- Plain grey shirt
- Sharpies (or printer paper)
So first off, you’ll need to design your shirt. I just used a plain grey shirt with some sharpies, but if you want to use printer paper for a more official look, I’d recommend that. I even made a mock up of the shirts actual image (pictured below). Just mirror it, print it, and you’re ready to go! As far as the sharpie route goes, I just looked up reference images on Instagram and copied as best as I could.
Next up: Your hazmat suit! This is actually really simple. All you do is duct tape the actual hazmat suit. I just found reference images from the film and copies what their’s looked like. This is way cheaper than buying an actual heavy duty hazmat suit.
For the shoulders, I took two pieces and put them like so. You want it equal length in the back and front. As for the stomach, I just tapped one big piece around the entire waste, right above the stomach.
And you’re done! You’ve successfully made a cosplay from The Green Inferno. Just add dirt, blood, and sweat for the full effect and you’re ready to watch the film in all it’s glory!
STAR WARS! STAR WARS! STAR WARS! – That’s basically been my mind set for
forever the last few days due to all the Star Wars news happening! (You can read more over at Full on Force.) So I had to share one of my everyday cosplays inspired by everyones favorite Jedi, besides Luke, Yoda!
Are you excited for The Force Awakens?
I’m finally back at doing more everyday cosplays! I thought I’d pick up this series again because I have such a fun time coming up with them. I love coming up with a different outfit for each character! This week I’m showcasing a special Han Solo everyday cosplay! Check it below and let me know what you think!