WonderCon took place in Los Angeles over the weekend, and while I wandered around, I couldn’t help but notice an incredibly high number of Rey costumes. The lead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired girls of all ages. I saw a steampunk Rey, a casual Rey, and everything in between. Her Jakku look is relatively easy to replicate. You can use similar colors and materials and nail the approximate look. I loved seeing the variety of takes and how excited and confident the cosplayers were about their outfits.
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