Comic-Con 2012 Red Carpet – The Ladies, Part 2

Posted on July 16, 2012

Ladies! Come on down! You’re the next contestants on The Dress is Wrong!

Danai Gurira

Shutting it the hell down. Like we said before, the Breaking Bad event was unusually dressy. Besides, this has a “ready to party” vibe that takes it away from seeming formal or stuffy. Plus she’s hot as shit.

Emilia Clarke

Tragic pants.

Emily Rios

Cute and just casual enough.

Jenna Ushkowitz in James Perse & Milly

She always wears the wrong silhouettes and proportions. Girl needs a gay.

Laurie Holden

It’s colorful enough, but the length makes it look like a bathing suit coverup.

Michelle Rodriguez


Naya Rivera in Razan Alazzouni and H&M

It’s cute, sassy and colorful, but it’s still a bit too business-like and dressed up. She looks great, though.

Nikki Reed in Cameo and Finders Keepers

Yuck. Those shorts are AWFUL. The whole thing looks like pajamas.

Rachel Boston

Pretty, if a bit too gowny.

Sarah Wayne Callies in Bill Blass

Pencil skirts at Comic-Con. We just can’t, for some reason. Skirts, yes. Pencil skirts, no. It feels wrong. Besides, this dress is tacky. Loosen up, stars.

Sianoa Smit-McPhee

Cute enough, but tights and boots in July? Then again, if the cosplayers can do it …

Vanessa Williams

Hate the shoes, but she makes the rest of it look casually chic.

Yvette Nicole Brown

A really cute top paired with a skirt and shoes that makes it look totally “office.” Pair that with some jeans and this would be perfect.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika

    Tragedy has hit Comic-Con in the form of fug.

  • Yvette Nicole Brown:  My grandmother is calling.  She wants her couch fabric back.

  • sagecreek

    I don’t care, Jenna U always makes me smile.

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    Seeing all of the celebrities at Comic-Con reminds me of a moment in high school when the “cool girls” decided to slum it one day by talking to my group of nerd friends, only to come back the next day and make fun of us. I am an elitist dork, but they do not belong. 

  • kimmeister

    You know you’re in an alternate universe when Michelle Rodriguez is the best dressed.

    Emilia’s pose is tragic too!

    •  I think Michelle always looks her best when she’s a little dressed down – she’s a gorgeous girl, but she tends to look uncomfortable in gowns.  Here she’s comfortable, she’s in her element, she looks hot as hell, and, best of all, she knows it!

  • Spicytomato1

    Wow, I was just thinking that Emily Rios (whoever she is) reminded me of a younger Michelle Rodriguez when lo and behold I arrived at Michelle’s photo. They’re even wearing similar outfits. Both of which I love for their effortlessly cool vibe.

  • BazoDee

    Do they even know what Comic Con is? 
    (exceptions being Michelle, Laurie and Emily) 

    • mjude

      EXACTLY!  hello what part of comic dont you understand?

  • Since the celebrities are too careful about their appearances to dress up (Adam Savage excluded), wouldn’t it be great to see T&L review some of the best cosplay outfits. “And here’s an assortment of Weeping Angels-note the attention to detail in the 3rd, and marvelous use of highlighting and lowlighting painting techniques to create a realistic stone effect”. 
    “Leia in a Jaba’s slave ensemble-‘of course’ “

    • SapphoPoet

      Not sure where I saw this (maybe on FB) but last year someone posted a “how-to” instructions for how a Dr. Who fan made her weeping angel costume. It was amazing. 

      • MilaXX

         Probably on tumblr. The nerd faction is strong there. A jeweler made a Tardis inspired wedding band that was so absolutely gorgeous were I getting married I would actually consider it.

    •  I’d love to see a cosplay outfits of note roundup!

      • As a cosplayer, I’d be terrified of ending up on here 😡

  • I wish YNB would not dress all the time like she is trying to hide her body.  It makes me haz a sad.

    • lamamu

       Even if she’d just tucked in her shirt, the outfit would have been 10x better. But, oh, that skirt looks like shiny polyester of the 70’s variety.

  • AthenaJ

    I’m sorry, but Vanessa looks like she just escaped from Arkham Asylum.

    • julnyes

       which makes it the picture perfect outfit for a comic convention 🙂

  • Meh. Michelle Rodriquez looks good, except for the shoes. 

  • mhleta

    Agree on all except Danai. Looks like she took a camisole and tried to stretch it to be a dress. Squishing her boobs in a not altogether desirable way. Love the color on her, though, and she does have goddess bod. 

  • I dunno=- i thought the green dress with the cut-out and pencil skirt looked great, and while pencil seem more for the office than the con, it’s very old school comic book heroine(in a good way). Lois Lane or She-Hulk would rock the hell out of that look. (though i think She-Hulk would opt for another color).

  • One of these is too fabulous to be included with the rest! Danai Gurira gave me hope for the rest of the post, hope that waned, waned…

  • Sianoa Smit-McPhee’s dress is H&M (I have the same one with polka dots), so I have to applaud just because she’s wearing something affordable and still looking pretty cute.  She also looks so much like her brother it’s a little frightening.

  • I think Vanessa’s pants are what’s making the shoes look so weird.

  • littlemissstrange

    Seems like all the Breaking Bad chicks are in green. THEY BE ROLLIN IN METH AND MONEY YO

  • GillianHolroyd

    Nearly every woman in these Comic Con posts seems to be totally flummoxed as to appropriate attire for the event. They are either too glam, too prissy, or too TGIF Happy Hour. Michelle Rodriguez seems to be the only one who knows why she’s there.

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Someone needs to cut up Holden’s tanning booth passcard.

  • They’re only visible boob-level up on the panels, so I understand the pajama pants on Emilia. Wish I’d been able to make it to the Game of Thrones panel.

  • MilaXX

    Danai is shutting it down.Loving her!  Sianoa needs some cuff and a cap to make those boots & tights work.

  • agentilities

    Danai Gurira, my African sister, I hail thee

  • What, Nikki Reed’s outfit is loveeeeeeeeeeee, what are you guys smoking?

  • Scarlet39

    I thought Laurie Holden was Blu Cantrell

  • Rand Ortega

    Still don’t know who Danai Guirra is, but as my gramma used to say, “That’s hotter than a nickel whistle!”

    • MilaXX

       new cast member The Walking Dead

  • jmorino08

    Tragic Pants might be the name of my new band…

  • M_E_S

    RE: the tights and boots.  It is freaking FREEZING inside the convention center.  I ended up wearing a sweatshirt/jacket for most of the panels, and my friends cosplaying in skirts were not pleased with the temperature inside some of those rooms.

  • In my experience (possibly very dated, yes), people wander around geeky conventions in PJs, costumes, or whatever all the time.  Dressing to the nines for a con event is creepy.


    They all look awful.

  • Huh? Sarah Wayne Callies pencil skirt (which fits her) is not okay, while Naya Rivera’s (which is a size too small & shows off far too much of her crotch) is fine?  Also, you seem to have missed that Naya’s outfit is designed to match the Comic Con logo, not because it makes sense colorwise. That’s never cute.

  • Lois Lane wears pencil skirts 😉

  • Danai’s dress is an almost WERQ or an oversized grandma’s swimsuit.  Kiler bod to rock it though.  

  • Vanessa Williams wants to cut the photog.

  • guest2visits

    Danai is beautiful; but that dress is a little bathing suit-y to me.

  • emoxic

    having been at the convention this year, it was chillier outside that expected, but the convention hall still had the AC on max so it was actually cold inside. the tights/boots would have been welcomed. (my friend who are usually never cold were cold)

  • onyxkatze

    Sad pants are for sad girls, Khaleesi. It is known.

    (still <3 her)

  • TieDye64

    Danai Gurira looks amazing! Everybody else needs to go home. Why would you wear a formal (anything) dress or gown to Comic-Con? I don’t get it. Oh, and M. Rodriguez definitely got it right.

  • bellafigura1

    Rachel Boston’s dress, pretty?  I’m gonna forgive that because it is so damn hot, but that gown is painfully ugly and way too long and a terrible color. I’m irrational because it looks exactly like my 1979 bridesmaid’s get-up from my cousin’s wedding, and I still hurt.

  • Kristy Evans

    Damn, Danai Gurira is banging. She’s like a mint chocolate DREAM. And if only Naya had worn a printed tee or tank and her hair down, it would have been perfection.

  • If Sarah Wayne Callies’ dress was red, it might almost be a Caprica 6 reference. Almost.