Ashley Eckstein has always been a huge Star Wars fan. The actress even landed a part as a voiceover character for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." She wanted to wear her love of all things Lucas on her sleeve. And her shirt. And her skirt. But she also wanted to look stylish.
Five years ago she launched Her Universe, "the first merchandise line made exclusively for female sci-fi and fantasy fans." We caught up with Eckstein in a large ballroom set aside for a Comic-Con fashion show this week.
"We make fashion for fan girls," she said.
Teaming up with Espionage Cosmetics, Eckstein gave yours truly a geekanista makeover. I was given a "Light Amidala" hair and makeup job, then clothed with the following: A Star Wars T-shirt ($25), the same shirt producer Kathleen Kennedy of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wore to a fan celebration in April.