One need only take a quick walk through any given horror or comic convention on the planet in order to realize something that many male horror fans unfortunately don't seem to want to acknowledge: females like this stuff too! For every male horror fan, there is a female horror fan. And for every male geek, there is a female geek. Just because they look better than us doesn't mean they don't also like to sit in their bedroom munching on Cheetos and watching Star Wars... remember that, dudes. And believe me, it's a lot sexier when they suck the orange stains off their fingers, as opposed to when us guys do it!
For proof of this simple truth, I encourage you to Google the name Ashley Eckstein, a beautiful actress and card carrying uber-geek who is most known in the world of geek culture for her role as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In 2009, upon recognizing a growning female interest in all things geeky, and noticing a void in nerdy merchandise geared towards her and her gal pals, Eckstein took matters into her own hands and launched Her Universe, a sci-fi themed apparel company specifically tailored to female geeks like herself.
Obviously a fan of Star Wars, the first venture for Eckstein's company was a partnership with Lucas Licensing, and together they developed a successful line of Star Wars-themed clothing and accesories. Her Universe has also gone on to outfit fangirls with all sorts of Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek apparel, everything from a Spock hoodie to a Dalek dress. Geeky but cute... that's the name of the game.
A press release was recently sent out announcing the next line in the Her Universe collection, and this time, it's all about zombies... more specifically, AMC's The Walking Dead!
Check out the officially licensed Her Universe Walking Dead collection, as modeled by Ashley herself. The line provides a little something for everyone, whether you're turned on when Daryl Dixon fires an arrow through a walker's brain and says something super badass, or you're kinda crushing on Michonne. It's OK, you can admit it.
The collection will be available at this month's San Diego Comic-Con and will soon be available on the Her Universe website, as well as into select retail outlets. Just in time for you girls to head back into the zombie apocalypse in style, when The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October!