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It's now possible to assemble an entire outfit out of Star Wars tie-in merchandise, starting with Irregular Choice C-3PO loafers, adding CoverGirl's Star Wars-themed lipgloss and mascara, and throwing on a dress from Hot Topic's brand-new Star Wars collection. The retailer's line with fangirl fashion company Her Universe is out today, and it will be available both online and in Hot Topic stores.
"There is definitely a need for geek chic, not just as a fashion trend but it’s also an under-served market," Her Universe founder and designer Ashley Eckstein told WWD. Eckstein's vision of Star Wars apparel includes more dressed-up pieces (think white princess-y Leia dresses and Nasty Gal-esque little black Darth Vader cape dresses) as well as bomber jackets, tees, and sweatshirts. It's all priced well under $100 and select items will be available in plus sizes. See the Her Universe Star Wars Collection at Hot Topic's otherworldly lookbook in the gallery above.