The 9th annual Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars) with this year’s co-host Michael James Scott (The Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), returns to San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) to celebrate 100 Years of Disney on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. PT in the Harbor Ballroom of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. In addition to the countless surprises planned to delight and entertain the audience, Ashley Eckstein will wear a one-of-a-kind couture design infusing technology and storytelling in an unexpected way. Actor and recording artist Michael James Scott will also dazzle the audience with unforgettable performances!
“I’m so proud that The Her Universe Fashion Show has become one of the most anticipated events at San Diego Comic-Con and fans have no idea what we have in store for them this year!” says Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. “This year’s show will be a love letter to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more – but also a love letter to the fans! Our show is so much fun for the whole family, it’s free and we’ll be giving away Disney merchandise and one-of-a-kind prizes ALL night long. This year is not to be missed!”
Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic and celebrating 100 Years of Disney, the night of inclusion and creativity will bring talented designers from around the country together for an original geek couture fashion competition, with the ultimate prize of designing a special fashion collection with Her Universe. The audience will help choose one of the winners, as well as an expert panel of judges that includes the 2022 Her Universe Fashion Show winning designers Cindy Guillermo and Michael Burson, SVP Hot Topic Merchandising, Robin Motts, as well as the voice of Disney Mickey Mouse and Disney Artist, Bret Iwan.
Additionally, specialty retailer Hot Topic has teamed up with Disney to transform The Her Universe Fashion Show lobby into a whimsical fan experience in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fans will have the opportunity to embark on a winding path through the Cemetery, take photos, spin Oogie Boogie’s wheel, and more!
Check-in begins at 11 AM on Thursday, July 20th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel Harbor Ballroom, and doors open at 4:15 PM, with the show beginning promptly at 6 PM. The Her Universe Fashion Show is free for San Diego Comic-Con attendees and all ages are welcome.
Press coverage is invited. Media interested in attending should complete the credential request form linked here by Friday, July 14th at 12 PM PT. More information, including press check-in, will be provided upon confirmation.
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ABOUT HER UNIVERSE:
Her Universe is known as the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand originally founded by Ashley Eckstein in 2010. Her Universe strives to cultivate a fandom-centric community powered by women to be authentically themselves and celebrate what they love by designing quality, fandom-centric, size-inclusive, stylish merchandise. For more information, visit heruniverse.com and follow @heruniverse on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and @officialheruniverse on TikTok.
ABOUT HOT TOPIC:
Founded in 1989, Hot Topic was the first retailer to bring alternative apparel and accessories to malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic is a cultural icon and fandom haven for shoppers obsessed with music, entertainment, and all things pop culture. With over 630 store locations across the U.S. and Canada, and online shop at hottopic.com, Hot Topic serves as a source for community, discovery, and inspiration, and continues to appeal to generations of fans. For more information, visit hottopic.com and follow @hottopic on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Disney100 commemorates The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary through an offering of unparalleled content, experiences, and collections. This once in a lifetime event celebrates the storytellers, fans and families who together spark the wonder and magic of Disney.