Fandom Fashion: Po-Zu Rey Boots- Why You Should Definitely Be Buying These (Even if You’re Not a Star Wars Fan)

If you’re a Star Wars cosplayer (especially if you do Rey), you’ve probably debated on purchasing the official Rey boots from Po-Zu. I’m currently working on putting together a Rey cosplay (TFA/Scavenger), and decided to splurge on the Po-Zu boots!

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And boy am I glad I did!

I cannot say enough good things about them! I was super nervous because I was ordering internationally. If they didn’t fit or something was wrong, I was going to have to fit the bill to return/exchange them, and I didn’t want to do that! Especially because they do have a pretty hefty price tag. I was really careful to measure my foot exactly like the instructions said. I also read the reviews A LOT.

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When I finally hit the purchase button, I was even more nervous! But they showed up in about a week (which is amazing since they come from Europe and I live in Hawaii- the USPS can’t always deliver me a package from the mainland in that short of a time period!). The box was gorgeous, and the shoes were packaged so nicely! They were even more beautiful in person.

Then came the moment of reckoning! I put the shoes on and they were a perfect fit! I tried them on with regular no-show socks, and the fit was amazing. I haven’t tried them on with thick socks, but they will still be able to fit because I had wiggle room. Plus, I’m going to be moving to Arizona this summer, and planning on cosplaying with them there (and crossing my fingers to join the Rebel Legion!). I don’t want to be sweating in them, so the regular socks will probably be my go-to.

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The fit was perfect, but the comfort level was off the charts. I have never worn a shoe that was as cushion-y as these! I definitely could walk around a convention center, hike up the stairs on Ahch-To, and battle with Kylo Ren and not feel sore! I was worried that the shoe would be a cosplay-only shoe, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be living in them all fall/winter!

You might be thinking, well I’m not into cosplay and I’m not wanting to have any galactic boots, so why should I get these? One of the coolest aspects of these shoes isn’t that they are screen accurate, comfortable, or just plain awesome. It’s that they are ethical and natural! These shoes weren’t made in sweat factories by children. Also, none of the materials used are harmful to the workers in the factories. Because of the care and concern put into these shoes, the price is higher. But these aren’t shoes that you’ll throw away after a season. These are shoes you’ll be able to wear for years. They won’t end up with the millions of pairs of shoes that end up in landfills. And since they’re natural, when you do decide it’s time to part with them (which will probably be never for me!), you’ll feel better about it!

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The company also makes casual Rey shoes (inspired by her tabards), tennis shoes with porgs, Rebel/Resistance shoes, Chewbacca boots, and Rey’s Jedi boots! Men can grab some screen accurate shoes of Finn and Poe, stormtrooper boots, and Star Wars designed tennis shoes as well. And most of these shoes come in children’s sizes too (which are less expensive, so if you have small feet you can save yourself some money!).

You can still join in on the fun without Star Wars themed shoes though! Po-Zu has lots of other “regular” styled shoes that you can purchase!

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Have you purchased these boots? Or any shoes from Po-Zu? I’m definitely planning on getting some more in the future! Let me know which ones I should get in the comments!

 

 

 

Fandom Fashion: Picnic in the Lake Country

My first introduction to Star Wars was by watching the prequels (you can read more about that in the February edition of ComLINKS here). After watching, I wanted to be a Jedi, and I needed Padme’s wardrobe. Unfortunately the prequels don’t get much love, but they hold a special place in my nerdy heart!

Anakin and Padme on Naboo. Image from starwars.com

Fandom fashion is definitely a passion of mine, so when I saw this skirt by Her Universe, I had all the heart eyes! The beautiful blue color makes it perfect for the warmer months, but you could definitely still wear it during winter. It’s a high-wasted skirt and falls below the knees giving it a retro vibe. The fabric is thick enough to give it structure, but not thick enough to be too hot. It also has POCKETS!

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I paired this skirt with a white blouse and gray cardigan (both from Forever 21). For a warmer day, I would get rid of the cardigan!

The real treat is the beautiful impressionistic scene on the bottom. It depicts the picnic scene in Naboo from Star Wars: Episode II. You have the beautiful palace, the lakes, waterfalls, and the field with Anakin and Padme. In the sky there are two moons as well as a Nubian royal starship. The picture is subtle enough for your non-geeky friends to enjoy, but your geeky friends will definitely be sending compliments your way!

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Close up on the skirt. Sorry it’s a bit wrinkled!

My only complaint with the skirt is that it’s not lined, so it could be a little see-through in direct light! But keeping it unlined helps it not to get too hot. You can easily fix the problem with a slip if you’re worried!

You can grab this skirt at the Her Universe website here or at Box Lunch here.