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The Her Universe Fashion Show

The Her Universe Fashion Show is the epicenter of the geek fashion movement as designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs to win the ultimate prize – the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection with Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic. The show will be held once again at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel, Harbor Ballroom, opening night of SDCC, Thursday, July 18th at 6pm. Admission is FREE.

Venue Map

July 18, 2019 6:00 PM PST
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA
Harbor Ballroom

Admission is FREE
Seating is limited, first come, first served.
Line up starts at 1 PM; Doors open at 5:15 PM

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Don’t miss Her Universe at SDCC 2019!



2018 Her Universe Fashion Show Highlights

The ultimate runway for fangirl fashion, The Her Universe Fashion Show, celebrated its milestone 5th anniversary event at San Diego Comic-Con last year with its biggest and best show yet! A crowd of 1,500 attendees, waited in the Loungefly Lobby for hours to get a seat to watch 25 designers, and their stunning “geek couture” fashions, compete for the ultimate prize – the chance to design a Her Universe and Loungefly collection for Hot Topic. Ashley Eckstein, actress and Her Universe Founder, once again wowed the crowd in the first ever Funko POP! couture gown made out of 500 Jack Skellington heads. Eckstein’s gown was celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Four junior designers were celebrated as the winners of the Cartoon Network Junior Designer Contest. Special guests Zenni: Eyes on the Runway host Katie Linendoll, Star Wars: The Clone Wars actors Matt Lanter and Dee Bradley Baker and the new 13th Doctor Who herself, Jodie Whittaker, surprised the crowd by walking the catwalk in the new Doctor Who by Her Universe costume! At the end of the night three winners were crowned and it was announced that they would design a Marvel Avengers: Endgame collection in 2019.



Judge’s Winner
Cynthia Kirkland
The Couture of Water – The Shape of Water
Singer Sewing Winner
Jane Burson
Howl’in for You – Howl’s Moving Castle
Audience Winner
Kristi Siedow Thompson
PWL Chic: Ripley in the Power Loader – Aliens

Junior Designer Showcase

Four junior designers won the opportunity to help design a Powerpuff Girls 20th Anniversary capsule collection for BoxLunch in 2019!

Jelly, Zoe, Miranda and Corina walked the runway in their winning designs!


“One of the 25 Best Things We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.” By RollingStone
“The event was a gorgeous celebration of a new way to express fandom, and proved why it has become one of the jewels of SDCC” By TheMarrySue.com
“The vibrant display has been one of the most highly anticipated events at SDCC since the first year fangirl fashion rocked the runway five years ago. It was an epic night in fandom fashion. We’re already counting down the days for SDCC 2019 and the next Her Universe Fashion Show!” By Nerdist
“New Doctor Who star walks runway in her first fashion show at Comic-Con!” By USA TODAY
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