Twilight Ladies at Comic-Con

Posted on July 13, 2012

Comic Con, bitches! Where angry nerds in TARDIS and Wonder Woman costumes resent the starlets cluttering up the hallways! We’re torn. Tom is a nerd; Lorenzo is a fashionisto. Tom thinks the TARDIS-attired have a point; Lorenzo just loves another chance to look at famous people wearing expensive clothing. It’s the eternal struggle, darlings! And it’s not an issue we’re going to resolve ourselves, so we might as well rip the dresses.

Not the TARDIS dresses, of course. We’d never critique them.

Anyway, here are the Twilight chicks, appearing at the “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” panel during Comic-Con International 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center. None of them are dressed like Daenerys Targaryen or Batgirl, dammit.


Ashley Greene
Michael Kors dress and shoes

Pretty. Polished. Love the belt. Could’ve used some red patent leather thigh-high boots and a big-ass sword, though. Maybe some chain mail covering her sword arm. And a shield.


Kristen Stewart
Fluxus tee, BCBGMAXAZRIA skirt and Barbara Bui sneakers

Cute and perfectly Comic-Con-appropriate, if a little washed-out. Say what you will about the gal, she knows how to dress down. And believe it or not, that’s not a backhanded compliment. We suspect there’s a part of her that understands that tension between the Hollywood crowd and the nerdy crowd at Comic Con and this is her way of making sure she doesn’t look too much like a movie star for this event. Well done.

Could’ve used a cape, a ray gun, and possibly a tiara of some sort with blinking LED lights, however.


Nikki Reed
The lady + The sailor tee, Robert Rodriguez skirt and Tibi sandals

Honey, we’ve walked those halls during Comic-Con. The idea of ANYONE sporting a high-waisted leather skirt in that damp atmosphere is a little wince-inducing. It’s a cute outfit, though. But we sure hope she’s well-talcum’d in her lady area.

Also, it could’ve used big-ass metal arm gauntlets with guns mounted to them, an eye-patch, and perhaps a loin cloth or metal bustier to complete the look.


[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images]

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  • elleg929

    K-Stew’s hair is always hideous.  GET A BRUSH!

    • histrogeek

       I agree. K-Stew looks like she was attacked by an egg beater. At least she learned to smile.

    • Its the bedhead and sex before the red carpet hair.  That is what I think every time I see that hair. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle


      • elleg929

        OOOO…I also second her washing her hair before public appearances.

    • But didn’t you hear two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse when you saw the great big smile on her face?  I did!

    • I sympathize with her hair. It’s kind of what mine looks like. And she dressed so well for Comic Con, it’s like she actually knew what it was 🙂

  • StelledelMare

    As if I didn’t want to already, this post just made me really want to go make a TARDIS dress. Honestly K-Stew is the only one that looks con appropriate.

    • Frank_821

      last year during the local con circuit, there’s this gal who made the most faboo tardis dress. it was basically a female’s bobby’s uniform in a tardis motif. That’s the new rage since the dalek dresses are no passe. THis year at a local on I saw a girl in a pretty nifty Deathstar cocktail dress. got some fun pics

      • Dalek dresses are passe? Crap.

      • My 10 & 11-year old girls wanted to dress as Amy Pond and The 11th Doctor for GenCon this year, but quickly realized British attire + Hot August do not equal a fun con. At least I’ll have the chance to have Kristin Bauer Van Straten sign some Precious Fairy Vagina panties.

    • Sobaika

      I like the idea of a TARDIS dress! But if and when I go to Comic Con I know I will be dressed as Xena. Or maybe Gabrielle because her outfit was comfier.

      • TieDye64


  • While I /love/ this site. Love, love, love, love it, because you two are fabulous, funny and terrifically on point.

    I think this my be one of my favorite posts you’ve ever done.

    Get on it lady stars! Match your accessories to your situation! Rayguns or one of those adorable book clutches (preferably a fandom approved Harry Potter or maybe Ray Bradbury) would have been perfect.

  • I think I like your ideas for these outfits accessories, more than the outfits themselves, which overall, are rather blandly dull. Bring on the gauntlets, ray guns and led tiaras, Please!

    • I’m in Argentina so ComicCon is a little out of the way, but suddenly I’m feeling the need to walk around my house in my PJs and a led tiara.

      • I have always maintained that a more regular access to glamour would result in a far happier, and certainly more visually appealing world. So I’m saying’ go for it!

  • Lori

    I know I’m risking the wrath of (a certain segment of) the internet with this, but this is the last one right? When the pole dance tour is over for this version of “Twilight: Too Many Colons” it’s done, right?  I feel like the Twilight tour has been going on for half my life and I’m more than ready for a break from these people.

    Cute clothes though.

    • Sobaika

      Yeah, this is the last movie. But I fear their insane press juggernaut will make Andrew & Emma seem positively low-key.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      yes, THANK GOD, this is the last one. i’m going to start preparing now for the onslaught of k-stew pics we’ll have to look at and for the screaming teens and their scary moms who will be EVERYWHERE if i try to go to the movies while that crap is in theaters…

    • Anathema_Device

      Well, you’ll have to suffer throught the US release, the European release, the Japanese release, and so on. THEN the stars have to show up at every supermarket opening happening any where near the release of the film. Then there will be a DVD release parties in multiple cities.

      Not sure whether the big names are required to show up for the opening of Twilight on Ice, but definitely for the crappy musical someone will make of this down the line…

      • formerlyAnon

         Your prophetic vision is . . . horrifying. (I think it was “Twilight on Ice” that did me in!)

    • MilaXX

       Yes, but then Hunger Games will take it’s place. There’s 3 more of those to come.

      • Sobaika

        In a semi-related topic, I hate the idea of making two parts to the finale of all these franchises. Some genuinely necessitate it and the books provide a natural midpoint (Harry Potter) while I can’t imagine the need to do it for either Breaking Dawn or Mockingjay. I guess it’s all about the $$$

        • RebeccaKW

           Exactly.  If they managed to do 1 Lord of the Rings movie per book.  I’m pretty sure Twilight could have.

          • MidArmJewel

            But the Hobbit is in 2 parts  … (ducks & runs)

          • twocee

             That annoys me.  I understand that Jackson threw a lot of story from other books into it in order to flesh out back stories, but I can’t believe it justifies 2 full length movies.

          • RebeccaKW

             Same here.  Now he’s on this bandwagon of stretching one book out as far as it can go.

          • RebeccaKW

             I’m with twocee.  I don’t know if it was Jackson’s idea to make 2 movies or the studio’s.  But.  Causing nerd rage.

        • Allyson Wells

          I know what you mean. Granted it’s been a while since I read Breaking Dawn, I hardly remember what happens in the second half. Mockingjay could easily be one movie. But, like you said, they’ll take any opportunity to make more money, and who can blame them for that!

          • NC_Meg

            I agree, Mockingjay should be one movie. I really don’t know HOW it could be two. That book isn’t that long.

        • MilaXX

          I think it’s definitely for the money.

    • Maggie_Mae

      Well, there’s the “50 Shades of Grey” series–porn for women with a side of S&M.  A great success–& originally Twilight FanFiction.  I’ve read some samples of the prose style on the ‘net & the books reek.  Also, there’s much better Erotica For Women out there.  (Heck, there’s better FanFiction out there!)

      Of course, there will be movie.  Perhaps more than one!

      • formerlyAnon

         “OF COURSE” more than one.

      •  I will not read it.  I’m sorry but there’s something too upsetting about most of its fans.  Neither fans of erotica or BDSM or books in general from what glimpses I’ve had of them… Besides, a friend told me it was the most mainstream version of kink ever, so I really can’t see the point.

      • Your comment about the dire prose drove me to check it out for myself.  Especially after folks lined up to talk to the writer and tell her how she changed their sex life etc and you are so so so right.  The writing.  Is awful.  Holy crap TERRIBLE really.  I’m still gonna finish reading it because I cannot abide by not following through.  Such extraordinary self-loathing and lines like, “Suck me, baby” are beyond revolting and will make the task difficult. But whatever.  If people can watch the upcoming project runway then I can read the literary equivalent of dog vomit.  Ok, maybe that’s harsh.  The literary equivalent of canned chocolate frosting.  It looks like shit but it’s still edible.

  • call_me_schmeg

    k-stew’s “acting” bothers me much more than her “fashion.” i support a gal who’s all, f you, i’m wearing what i like so suck it.

  • MK03

    Does this mean they will all disappear soon?? Please, oh please…

  • jilly_d

    I’m afraid of getting beat up by a bunch of nerds, but I have to ask: WTF is TARDIS?  *runs away*

    • Sobaika

      Time Machine from Dr. Who. They look like an old-school London pay phone thing.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      It’s the time machine that Dr. Who travels in! Looks like a phone booth on the outside.

    • It’s the phone booth Dr Who travels in. And not knowing, while not getting you
       beat up by nerds, will totally get you hooted at.

      • MilaXX

        Police Box, not phone booth.

        FYI- TARDIS stands for Time and relative dimensions in space. (Time Machine)

        • My daughter corrects me on that all the time. (The Police Phone Box, not the time travel part)

    • twocee

       TARDIS is Doctor Who’s ship (for lack of a better word).

    • rivula

      It’s a Doctor Who reference.

    • Reneesance

      argh and now I feel compelled to nerd out.  It’s a Police Box not a phone booth.  Phone booths were red, police boxes were bigger and blue, although they did have a phone on the outside so you could call the cops for the criminal you had locked insided.  *deep breath*  Okay now I feel better 😉

      • Frank_821

        Technically you weren’t nerding out. You were correcting some historical/cultural information of British society  :p

      • theblondette

         It’s a police phone box. For back when no one had mobile phones and if you wanted to radio HQ you did it from your car, not your person. 🙂 So it IS a phone box, just not for the public, which is why the Doctor uses it (I assume) – back when Doctor Who started, the police phone box would be both innocuous but not something the general public would try to use – perfect for a TARDIS!

        • Maggie_Mae

          Thank you for calling him “the Doctor.”  The show is named “Doctor Who” but we’ve never learned his name–just his title. 

          (For any Who Virgins in the US: the modern series (beginning with Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor) is streaming on Netflix.  Plus bits of the vintage series, if you become addicted.)

          • twocee

             I highly highly highly recommend streaming the modern series if you haven’t seen it and you like sci-fi AT ALL (or just good but campy TV in general).  It took me about 3 episodes to really get into it, but by the end of Season 1, I was hooked.

        •  Is that what a Police Box is?  I knew what a TARDIS was but not an actual Police Box…

    • nel.mcdonald

      It’s not a phone booth, it’s a police box. London phone booths are quite iconically red and the Tardis is blue…

    • guest2visits

      I was about to google it myself; being too afraid to ask.

    • Logo Girl

      Don’t worry – I didn’t know either. And I consider myself a nerd. I just skipped the Dr. Who thing. 

    • TieDye64

      Certainly no reason to run away. Some of us are more nerdy than others, and I see others have answered your WTF question. Don’t feel bad, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago (thanks to this site) that I found out WTF a TARDIS was. Baby steps, hah!

  • I think I know who is making which part of the comments for each starlet…

  • RzYoung

    I love that leather skirt and stripy top combo, especially with those sandals.

    • Snailstsichr

       I’d like it even better if she was sporting an eye patch!

  • rivula

    Tardis dresses!  I want to see the Tardis dresses!

    • Aurumgirl

       The Tardis dresses are the only reason I’d go at all!

    • sweetestsith

       Search flickr, tons of stuff will come up! Some good, some hilarious. 😉

      • twocee

         You’ve just killed the rest of my day 🙂

  • Lilak

    Where did Nikki Reed’s body go?  And why does she now look like the (OK, hot) mom of a couple of teenagers?

  • Anathema_Device

    You guys are awesome. When I read your accessory suggestions, I translated them into Comic Book Guy’s voice from the Simpsons.

    You really should do a Best of Comic Con costume post. Not a snarky post, but truly the best put-together and most creative costumes.

    •  Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please let this happen!

      • TieDye64

        Yes, PLEASE!

  • Squarah

    That lock of hair hanging in front of Nikki Reed’s face looks pretty silly. That look works best when the strand is about chin length or shorter.

    • Ceur

      Yes, I really want to reach through the computer screen and tuck it behind her ears, it distracted me from noticing anything else with her outfit.

  • Aurumgirl

    Love the Ashley Greene and the Nikki Reed.  Sure, it’s not “con appropriate”–but these ladies are movie stars at a convention, not comic book characters.  Good idea to keep the distinction clear if they want to work at anything else in their lifetimes.  Kristin Stewart will always have a career in showbusiness (you’re either someone’s kid in the business, or you’re unemployed, as they say) so she doesn’t have to think about it.  What you see here is her persona, and she knows it and trades on it.  It’s a cute little outfit and the boots make her legs look less than great, but it’s what she’s about.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Man, that Michael Kors fits her like a glove. Hair is puppy-dog heavy though.

    • MilaXX

       FYI- TARDIS stands for Time and relative dimensions in space. (Time Machine)

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Ugh, Twilight and everything related to it. Especially in Comic Con.

    Now, if Catwoman gets a movie or Black Widow, we can definitely talk then.

    •  Catwoman had a movie.  Let’s not ask for a repeat of that horror, ‘kay?

  • MilaXX

    KStew’s skirt looks a size too small. Otherwise the ladies did okay.

    • Deb_Lynn

      agreed, it’s making her upper arms look surprisingly large compared to the rest of her body. And we all know she’s not a ‘large’ build. Maybe a slightly longer sleeve would’ve helped? Or roll the sleeves up?

  • Kristen Stewart is not just smiling, she’s BEAMING??? Is the world gonna end? Is this a sure sign of the apocalypse???

    • theblondette

       Maybe we’re finally seeing her at a place she finds fun! *examines KStew for secret stashes of Trek memorabilia* It’s cute.

      • How about: “this is my LAST one, goodbye Twilight mania!!”

  • K-Stew is the only one who dressed appropriately for the event, even if it does look a tad sloppy- so…kudos?

  • formerlyAnon

    I am absolutely ENCHANTED by the Comic Con-appropriate styling suggestions.

    If only it were so . . .

    P.s. Everybody is fine, Ms. Stewart most appropriate, really dislike the long leather skirt but that’s a personal problem, I think.

  • guest2visits

    All three were perfect in their own way; except…  I really hate the padded high tops on Kristen. It’s like I can hear the squish of
    persperation (mom says boys sweat, girls perspire) whatever, mom.
    And I even though the sandals do go with Ashley’s dress – I don’t care for them very much.

  • Can’t. Stop. Irrational. Kristen Stewart. Hatred. 

  • SapphoPoet

    They all look cute and appropriate. And K-Stew smiled!

  • I was so shocked by the smile I completely overlooked K-stew’s hair

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    it would be so awesome if they had dressed in full starwars cosplay for their panel.

  • unbornfawn

    The Tardis attired are right!

  • PinkLemon

    didn’t comic con just happen a few months ago…??

  • bluefish

    Love all of your add-on suggestions to the ladies and will be trying them out myself in my little neighborhood.

  • once again, kristen stewart for the win!  she always picks clothes that are age and venue appropriate, conform to her specific style while looking like comfortable choices, and accent her cute bod.

  • They look cute. Sexy and approachable but clearly not booth babes.

  • Just so you know … if I ever get famous and go to Comic Con for a panel, I will dress up in a costume. And you, Tom & Lorenzo, are invited to critique my outfit.

    Since I will probably never be famous, it’s a moot point, really, but there you go. 

  • elzatelzabelz

    I get that Comic Con is different, but Kristen Stewart looks like she’s a bored teen at a mall circa 1991. Hate it.

  • All of them should have accessorized with the free foam Dalek hats BBC America was handing out.  Then they’d blend right in.

  • Anne Lucchesi

    Best. Fashion. Commentary. Ever.

  • TieDye64

    Effing LOVE the commentary guys. Power to the nerds! Also, where the hell is Daenerys Targaryen when you need her?

  • CMS

    Particularly impressed the way by they’ve colour coded themselves against the super-busy ComicCon backdrop.

  • Mexxoo

    I get what you’re saying, but here’s the thing – When actors are doing panels for their specific movie/tv/webthing/whatever, IF they dress up, fans want to see them dressed up as their character in that thing.  We go to those panels to freak out over their characters as much as the actors themselves.  If the woman who plays Catelyn Stark showed up to the Game of Thrones panel dressed as, say, Wonder Woman, it just wouldn’t be right.  HOWEVER, if the same actress showed up at a NON-GoT panel, we’d LOVE for her to dress like Wonder Woman.

    You’re right about the long, high leather skirt, though.  Even if all she’s going to do is sign autographs, Nikki Read most likely had to be cut out of that skirt (but, yeah, it probably had a zipper that went the whole length of it…)

  • Kristen wins by a landslide. That look is adorable and perfectly suited for her and it would look stupid on 99% of women. Ashley Greene has the wrong shoes. 

  • Way to go, Kristen! You’re right, she looks effortlessly cool, like she might geek out over her own movies. That’s a lot of ground to cover for a t-shirt, mini-skirt and black sneaks.

  • Srw27

    If they HAD dressed like Daenerys, it would’ve been so completely awesome!!!

  • Helen Martin

    This post just reinforces why I love you guys SO MUCH! Sigh, I miss con.