Armageddon Manukau 2016

Our local New Zealand convention Armageddon changed one of it’s events to a different city – one that is much closer to where I live, so I was keen to check out the new event. The Armageddon Expo in Manukau was held this weekend, and I was delighted to find more Star Wars fashion that I had expected. The Body Vibe x Star Wars range of jewelry was available from several vendors, along with Loungefly handbags and wallets, caps, and even some women’s apparel! You can check out my photos below – please note the prices shown the photos are in New Zealand dollars.

My first stop was Mighty Ape, one of my favourite locally based webstores – last year they begun stocking Loungefly and Body Vibe products, so I was keen to see what they might have on hand at the expo. The Loungefly range included the R2-D2 mini dome bag and matching wallet, the Darth Vader tattoo tote bag, Ewok crossbody bag, and the tattoo print wallet. I was excited to see quite a few new Body Vibe x Star Wars items available – including the BB-8 cameo necklace, R2-D2 and Leia/Han expandable bracelets, and the fantastic Rey themed bracelet set. They also had several styles of Star Wars caps available.

Mighty Ape - Star Wars handbags by Loungefly Mighty Ape - Ewok crossbody bag by Loungefly Mighty Ape - Star Wars wallets by Loungefly

Mighty Ape - Star Wars bracelets by Body Vibe Mighty Ape - Star Wars jewelry by Body Vibe Mighty Ape - Star Wars Rey bracelet set by Body Vibe

Mighty Ape - Ewok crossbody bag by Loungefly and Star Wars caps Mighty Ape - Star Wars C-3PO cap Mighty Ape - Star Wars bracelets by Body Vibe

My next stop was the stand ‘My Pop Culture’ who had a great range of Body Vibe x Star Wars stud earrings available, and also some of the necklaces. I hadn’t heard of this store before (they are not based in my city), so this was a great discovery. I love seeing items in person – being able to see the different types of stud earrings together is always useful when trying to decide on your favourites. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on their website to see if/when they bring in new stock.

My Pop Culture - Star Wars stud earrings by Body Vibe My Pop Culture - Star Wars stud earrings by Body Vibe My Pop Culture - Star Wars stud earrings by Body Vibe

My Pop Culture - Star Wars stud earrings by Body Vibe My Pop Culture - Star Wars stud earrings by Body Vibe My Pop Culture - Star Wars necklaces by Body Vibe

Locally based store Vagabond had a great deal of ‘buy one, get one half price’ on their range of Body Vibe x Star Wars jewelry – most of their range was the original collection of necklaces, like the AT-AT necklace (one of my favourites from that first wave – you can read my review here).

Vagabond - Star Wars necklaces by Body Vibe Vagabond - Star Wars necklaces by Body Vibe Vagabond - Star Wars necklaces by Body Vibe

I also spotted a women’s Chewbacca hoodie and R2-D2 t-shirt amongst the apparel booths – finding women’s Star Wars apparel is not very common here. A friend of mine wore a skirt she had made from Star Wars fabric (available in New Zealand and Australia at Spotlight stores) – she looked great!

Women's Star Wars Chewbacca hoodie (back) Women's Star Wars R2-D2 t-shirt (front) Fan wearing a skirt she made from Star Wars fabric

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