Geeking out has never been so haute.
High fashion meets high nerd value at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with a full-fledged fashion show and design competition.
Her Universe – a sci-fi fashion apparel line – announced Monday it has teamed up with Nerdist Industries to bring “geek couture” to the convention on July 24 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.
And if you have an eye for the sexy side of comic culture, you could see your designs on the catwalk.
After an open submission period, a panel will select 30 designers to participate in the Her Universe Fashion Show.
The designs have to be geek couture fashion, not a costume, and it can be based on anything celebrated at Comic-Con, according to the submission form. Her Universe mocked up a few sketches as an example, which you can see in the slideshow above.
The 30 chosen ones will be able to wear their own fashions on stage or opt to use their own model.
“Fangirls are already using the halls of San Diego Comic-Con International as their runway to showcase custom fashions,” said Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein in a statement. “We wanted to give these designers a bigger stage to share their talent and also provide an educational experience in the fashion industry.”
Deadline for submissions is April 4. Two grand prize winners will co-design an exclusive fashion collection with Eckstein for retailer Hot Topic.
If you’re just interested in witnessing the spectacle of it all, entry to the fashion show will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is free with a San Diego Comic-Con 2014 badge.
Eckstein donned the look of ultimate sci-fi baddy Darth Vader to give a little extra inspiration on YouTube.