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I have been so excited about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now that it just came out two nights ago, I can hardly believe that I’ll finally be watching it this weekend. Since I just got into Star Wars last year after The Force Awakens, I knew that I had to create a special themed outfit unique to this movie, and I decided to do a pinup Jyn Erso look. Since the movie hasn’t come out yet, I don’t know much about Jyn Erso’s character but I did know that I wanted to do a slightly more girly interpretation of her outfit.
From the pictures and trailer of the Rogue One that I’ve seen so far, Jyn is only ever wearing pants. She wears black pants with a long-sleeved grey top, brown vest, grey scarf, brown gloves, and brown combat boots. Since I wanted to wear an outfit inspired by Jyn and not a cosplay or costume, I knew that I definitely had to wear my black Doris skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing. I thought that substituting Jyn’s black pants for a black skirt would be a perfect way to create a pinup Jyn Erso vibe.
The Doris skirt is the central piece that I used to create my Jyn outfit. Everything else I was able to find at Goodwill or previously owned. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any kind of brown vest at multiple Goodwill locations I shopped at, but that’s okay, because I found this brown short sleeved scoop neck top that I knew would be perfect to layer over my short-sleeved grey t-shirt. I looked for brown combat boots but I couldn’t find any, so I settled for these brown Bass ankle boots that I also found at Goodwill. In the end, I loved how things turned out, because it made my look seem like more of an outfit than a costume, which it was.
In the 1950’s, women wrapped head scarves around their head to keep warm on a chilly hair or even to just keep their hair neatly in place. From most of the pictures I’ve seen, Jyn Erso wears a grey scarf wrapped around her neck infinity style. However, I’ve also seen a few pictures of her wearing the scarf wrapped around her head. I chose the latter option, because I felt it fit more with the pinup theme. To tie the whole outfit together, I accessorized with my favorite pair of thrifted black cat eye sunglasses to really give off an old Hollywood vibe.
Dressing up as Jyn Erso was the perfect excuse to visit quite possibly my favorite Disney park ever, Hollywood Studios. I met Chewbacca (again), took selfies with Jawas (which I won’t post, because trust me, taking a selfie with a jawa isn’t very flattering), and I saw stormtroopers marching all around the park.. and if you look at one of the pictures above, you’ll notice that I was lucky enough to be taking pictures right when two stormtroopers were passing me.
I always love seeing Hollywood’s holiday decorations.
Since everything in this outfit was thrifted or previously owned, the only part of my outfit that you can find and purchase easily is the Doris skirt by Pinup Girl Clothing. Until recently, I didn’t have a good basic black skirt, and I decided that that needed to change ASAP (a good black skirt seriously gives you so many amazing options and pairings in your pinup wardrobe guys). So, as a birthday present I asked my family for the lovely Doris skirt, and they got it for me.
This skirt is incredible, and it’s just perfect for walking around the Disney parks in, because it has, wait for it.. POCKETS! It comes with a large black belt which puts the finishing touch on so many of my outfits. I can’t recommend this skirt enough, and I could go on and on about it, but I’ll stop here.
If you’ve been feeling the urge to wear a pinup Jyn Erso inspired outfit, I hope this post inspired you to recreate your own beautiful look. I love seeing all kinds of Disneybounds (especially super creative Star Wars ones), so please, if you decide to create a pinup Jyn Erso look, definitely send a picture of your outfit to me! The beauty in disneybounding is that you can create beautiful outfits with subtle themes from all of your favorite characters.. and in many ways, I feel that this offers you greater creative freedom than wearing a costume does.
Happy disneybounding, and if you see Rogue One this weekend, enjoy. I know I will.
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