2015 has been a tremendous year for Star Wars fashion, with Star Wars inspired collections walking down runways around the world and the ever-expanding roster of clothing companies producing more and more Star Wars everyday apparel for the masses. Fans of the franchise have also been inspired by the galaxy far, far away and its characters, taking pencil to paper (or stylus pen to tablet) and expressing some of their own Star Wars fashion ideas.
Clone Wars Geek Fashion by Melissa Thomas
There’s definitely no shortage of clothing inspired by classic Star Wars characters, like Darth Vader, R2-D2, and random stormtrooper. There are so many other characters in the Star Wars universe from which to draw inspiration, but companies often rely on garments featuring more marketable characters or have completely shifted focus over to newer characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After all, such is the way of business. Fans, however, like Melissa Thomas, have taken to sketching some of their own garments inspired by the characters they love and hold so dearly. Take, for example, her Captain Rex dress and hoodie. Without a doubt, there are plenty of fans out there who would buy these in a heartbeat!
Star Wars Rebels Geek Fashion by Radical Rebel Cat
The lack of Star Wars Rebels clothing is truly disturbing, especially given the wealth of unique symbols and art present in the series. Tumblr user Radical Rebel Cat created a few designs of her own, bringing a few questions to mind: How are there no lekku leggings? Where are the Ezra logo shirts? Why hasn’t the Starbird symbol been used on a cute tank? With the series being renewed for a third season, here’s hoping Star Wars Rebels fans get more than just a handful of generic t-shirts in the near future.
Sweaters Collection by Emma Swanson
Apparel design student Emma Swanson created a sweaters collection inspired by Star Wars characters for a sweater knits course last spring, and the collection is beyond amazing. As much as fans love the classic Star Wars logo t-shirt, a majority of the fan community want geeky garments and everyday wear that don’t scream Star Wars and that could be easily incorporated into more professional settings. Swanson found that perfect balance with her sweaters collection, extracting iconic features and colors to represent each character.
Jacket Collection by Gale Rosse
After watching a Star Wars marathon, fashion blogger and fashion illustrator Gale Rosse was inspired to design a jacket collection. There aren’t many Star Wars jackets out there, and the ones that do exist are aimed towards the younger crowd. In Rosse’s collection, each design takes details and features from iconic Star Wars characters and transforms them into modern and wearable jackets. Read up on Rosse’s posts over at his blog and follow his Instagram for more updates.
Lingerie by Yekaterina Burmatnova
We’ve seen Star Wars logos and iconic symbols slapped onto underwear and primarily marketed towards boys and men, but what about Star Wars inspired lingerie for women? Fashion and costume designer Yekaterina Burmatnova took it upon herself to combine elements of Star Wars and lingerie and create an intimate apparel collection because “why not?” she wrote in her Instagram post. The results are out of this world, with pieces taking inspiration from Darth Vader, stormtroopers, and even Darth Maul. To discover more of her work, explore her fashion galleries and follow her on Instagram.