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Guest Blogger: Zoe – Disney Day to Day

At EMP, we work with lots of talented bloggers covering all genres from alternative fashion and Rock & Metal to Harry Potter , Disney and superheroes . Now it would be selfish to keep these talents to ourselves and didn’t share them with our lovely readers so we’re going to start having guest bloggers featured on our blog!

Our first guest is a lover of all things Disney and is covering how she incorporates a little bit of Disney in her day to day life. Without further ado, lets kick off Zoe’s blog post!

 

I know I have been on a little break recently, due to university work and everything else crazy going on but I am back! (for the time being)

I thought that I would get back into blogging with a Disney  related post, so this is going to be all about how I incorporate Disney into my every day life. So let’s get stuck in!

As you might know, Disney is a huge part of mine and my families life. From the parks, to movies, merchandise and memories, Disney is where we find happiness.

I love to try to incorporate a little bit of Disney whether it’s a piece of jewellery , homeware , collectibles , clothing  or even a Disney tattoo!

 

 

Recently, I have really been into Mystery bags  and Funko POP!s . The first pick that I have to show you is this Disney Afternoons Mystery Box  from Funko which I absolutely love! As you might know, I am a big Ducktales, TaleSpin, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck fan so this was so perfect when I spotted it!

My patience did not last long enough and I had to open it straight away! To a really nice surprise, I had Gosalyn from Darkwing Duck and she is the cutest little thing!

 

 

The second item I have to show you is a glitter Funko Pop of one of my all time favourite Disney Princesses – Aurora!  How gorgeous is this? I love to dot Funko Pops around my flat whether it’s on my shelf with my other collectibles and knick knacks or to add some fun to my mantelpiece!

 

 

When it comes to clothing, I have recently grown a new obsession with patches . That’s right. I managed to come across the most amazing clothing patch from Loungefly of Stitch! I absolutely love Stitch as I character and he definitely will bring some fun to my wardrobe. I ironed him onto one of my favourite white and navy striped tees and he is perfect! I have already had so many people asking me where my t-shirt is from, but patches are so much better because you can make sure that he’s on something you are really comfortable wearing! There’s lots more Lilo & Stitch  tops and merch for you to check out too!

So let’s think outside of the home now, I travel back and forth to university for an hour at a time on the train. So when I have those pesky 6am wake up calls, this next item definitely comes in handy!

 

 

Loungefly have done it again. How absolutely gorgeous is this Tangled compact mirror ?! I am always in a rush for my trains in the morning, no matter what! So this mirror is forever in my bag, especially if I have only have half of my make up done at the time!

How do you all like to incorporate Disney into your every day lives? I would love to know! And don’t worry, there will be a lot more Disney posts coming up very shortly!

 

If you can’t get enough of Zoe’s writing (like us) – go and check out her blog! 

Fashion, Gifts, Movies, Special

How To Wear Disney Everyday

Disney jewellery is the perfect way to express your passion for Disney in a cute and subtle way. Whether you’re completely obsessed with everything Disney or just love one in particular film, there are pieces for every kind of fan.

Check out our latest YouTube video below and take a closer look at some of our favourite pieces:

Alice In Wonderland 

 

For Alice In Wonderland fans, we have some gorgeous pieces like this Tea Time Ear Stud. The chain detail is such a special embellishment and it just clips on to the side of your ear so no need for an extra piercing!

 

Your outfit is never complete without a time piece – make sure that you’re never late for a very important date with this  Alice Wristwatch.

 

 

Everyone has a little madness in them right? Express that madness with this adorable We’re All Mad Here Necklace.

 

 

Beauty and the Beast 

 

Beauty and the Beast has to be one of the most elegant Disney films there are – reflect that elegance with this Tree Necklace.

 

 

Of course the significance of roses in this classic film is legendary. Add this flower to any outfit with this Rose Choker and Roses and Tea Cups Ear Studs.

 

 

Perhaps one of the most beautiful rose pieces is this Rose Hair Chain. This will bring some serious glamour to your hairstyle!

 

 

Lilo & Stitch

 

The fact that Ohana means family makes this Ohana Necklace and Ohana Means Family Bracelet the cutest of all – perfect for any Lilo & Stitch lover!

 

 

Make your hairstyle more exotic with this delicate Loungefly – Hibiscus Flower Hairslide

 

 

The Lion King

The Lion King fans – what more could you have to worry about if your jewellery collection is complete with these Hakuna Matata Ear Studs and Hakuna Matata Necklace?

 

 

That wraps up our top favourite pieces of Disney jewellery but we have lots more Disney merch for you to check out! Comment below which piece of jewellery is your favourite.

 

Fashion, Movies

Star Wars is 40 – Here’s 40 of Our Coolest Pieces of Star Wars Merch!

A long time ago (well, exactly 40 years) in a continent far, far away (well, North America)…Star Wars was released! Yes, this cultural phenomenon is 40 years old today, and what better way to celebrate by looking at some of the coolest bits of Star Wars merch available to purchase from EMP.co.uk?

We all love a Star Wars t-shirt, sure – and you’ll find a few in the list below – but did you know that thanks to EMP you can pretty much stock your kitchen, cover your walls and adorn your surfaces entirely in Star Wars goodies?

Intrigued? Read on, my young padawan…

furry chewbacca snapback baseball cap

FURRY CHEWBACCA SNAPBACK BASEBALL CAP
On cold days, nothing’s gonna keep your head warm better than a cap made with Wookiee fur.

 

star wars retro gaming t shirt

SHOOT ‘EM UP T-SHIRT
Star Wars meets Space Invaders on this awesome retro gaming-inspired tee.

 

death star egg timer

DEATH STAR EGG TIMER
“Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this egg timer.”

 

HAN SOLO FROZEN IN CARBONITE DOOR POSTER
Stick this up in your home and you won’t need to tell your guests not to dump a valuable shipment of spice at the first sight of an Imperial freighter. They’ll just know.

 

BOBA FETT BATHROBE – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
Jetpack sadly not included.

DEATH STAR SUBLIMATION PRINT DRESS – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
The sublimation print on this EMP exclusive means the deep inky black of space will never fade.

 

ben kenobi funko pop figure

BEN KENOBI FUNKO POP! FIGURE
Because sometimes during those long days at your desk, you need a wise old sage to turn to for advice.

 

yoda welcome you are doormat

YODA “WELCOME YOU ARE” DOORMAT
Wipe your feet you must, and to take your shoes off in the hall do not forget!

lightsaber pizza cutter

LIGHTSABER PIZZA CUTTER
Because if you were a Jedi Knight, you know you’d use your lightsaber to perform everyday cooking tasks. Think of the time you’d save!

 

rogue one rebel military jacket

ROGUE ONE REBEL ALLIANCE MILITARY JACKET – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
As worn by Cassian Andor himself. Show you’re fighting the good fight.

 

cantina band on tour t shirt

CANTINA BAND ON TOUR T-SHIRT
Nerd alert: the band are really called Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes. But that shouldn’t stop you buying this tee, which is also available in plus size and as a hoodie.

 

 

stormtrooper decanter

STORMTROOPER HELMET DECANTER
How else do you think they were pouring drinks at that big party the end of Return of the Jedi? There were a lot of helmets hanging around.

 

darth vader biscuit tin with sound

DARTH VADER HELMET BISCUIT TIN (WITH SOUND)
I find your lack of Bourbons disturbing.

 

x-wing knife set

X-WING KNIFE SET
Planning a daring assault on some potatoes? Then this knife set is for you.

 

star wars retro logo t shirt

STAR WARS RETRO LOGO LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRT
This tee celebrates the 40th anniversary by casting that classic logo in some groovy ‘70s colours.

 

princess leia boushh funko pop

PRINCESS LEIA/BOUSHH FUNKO POP! FIGURE
Don’t worry, the thermal detonator isn’t live.

 

darth vader oven gloves

DARTH VADER OVEN GLOVES
Perfect for yielding your lightsaber pizza cutter with.

 

rogue one top trumps

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE TOP TRUMPS
If these were really true to the movie, whoever has the Death Star should just automatically win. Obviously, the good people at Top Trumps made it a bit more of a contest.

 

chewbacca reversible hoodie 1chewbacca reversible hoodie 2

CHEWBACCA REVERSIBLE HOODIE
Running errands during the day and cosplaying at night, without time to go home and change? Then this awesome hoodie is for you. Disclaimer: no Wookiees were harmed during the making of this hoodie.

 

ewok handbag

EWOK HANDBAG
Because who doesn’t want to carry an adorable Ewok around with them all day?

 

rogue one vader and death star pyjamas

ROGUE ONE DARTH VADER & DEATH STAR PYJAMAS – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
Trouble sleeping? Try having a Dark Lord of the Sith and the most powerful weapon in the galaxy looking after you.

 

bb8 teapot and cup

BB-8 TEAPOT AND CUP
Make sure you remove the map to Luke Skywalker’s location before you make tea in it, or the galaxy will never forgive you.

 

r2d2 c3po friends forever top

R2-D2 & C-3PO “BEST FRIENDS FOREVER” T-SHIRT – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
N’awww. Celebrate cinema’s greatest bromance with this top, exclusively available from EMP.

 

rebel floral jumpsuit

REBEL FLORAL JUMPSUIT – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
At first glance it looks like your regular floral jumpsuit – perfect for the coming summer months. Peer a little closer and there’s R2, 3PO, an X-Wing and more!

 

darth vader socks with cape

DARTH VADER SOCKS WITH CAPE
The cape plays a big part in making Vader as scary as he is; without it billowing behind him he wouldn’t have half the presence he does. Now when you take your shoes off you’ll strike fear into the hearts of your enemies – assuming that doesn’t happen already.

 

imperial fleet blueprint poster

IMPERIAL FLEET BLUEPRINT POSTER
See this on your wall every morning and you’ll have assimilated all the information you need to build an armada capable of conquering the galaxy in no time.

 

ig88 funko pop figure

IG-88 FUNKO POP! FIGURE
If you believe Boba Fett gets an unfair amount of coverage relative to the galaxy’s other bounty hunters, then show your support for this metal menace by picking up his Funko Pop!.

 

blurred stormtrooper t shirt

BLURRED STORMTROOPER T-SHIRT
Maybe this is intended to represent Finn’s feelings as his morality becomes blurred in the opening act of The Force Awakens. Maybe it’s just a cool design. Either way, great tee!

 

jyn erso jacket and scarf

ROGUE ONE JYN ERSO JACKET & SCARF – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
Whether you’re on temperate Lah’mu, tropical Scarif, scorching Jedha or stormy Eadu, this jacket (with integrated scarf and detachable hood) will keep you looking good and protected from the elements.

 

build and play star destroyer

REVELL BUILD & PLAY IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER
No need for glue or paint with this baby – just clip the parts together and within minutes, you’ve got a magnificent ship worthy of leading your fleet.

 

unmasked darth vader funko pop figure

UNMASKED DARTH VADER FUNKO POP! FIGURE
Relive Vader’s heartbreaking final moments with this Funko Pop! – just don’t burn him on a pyre afterwards. And no, he won’t reappear as Hayden Christensen.

 

metal earth r2d2 c3po

METAL EARTH R2-D2 & C-3PO MODEL SET
Challenging, yes, but who said building droids was easy?

 

jabba the hutt t shirt

JABBA THE HUTT T-SHIRT
Doe closest u’re likely tah get tah doe fun of Jabba’s bunko – also available che women! (Translation: the closest you’re likely to get to the fun of Jabba’s palace – also available for women!)

 

battling ships star wars wall tattoo

BATTLING SHIPS WALL TATTOOS
Stage a battle for galactic supremacy on your walls – just make sure you’ve cleared it with your mum/landlord first!

 

jedi knight bathrobe

JEDI KNIGHT BATHROBE
A great Jedi once said: “Dry not. Do, or do not. There is no dry.” We think Yoda will be eating his words once he’s slipped into this bathrobe – might be a bit big for him, mind…

 

star wars retro logo t shirt 2

VINTAGE STAR WARS LOGO T-SHIRT
Transport yourself right back to that glorious summer of ’77 with this tee.

 

stormtrooper cosplay hoodie with hood up

STORMTROOPER COSPLAY HOODIE – EXCLUSIVE TO EMP!
Keep the hood down when you’re off duty, but once you’re called into action, zip it up all the way and you’ve got yourself a helmet. Just be careful not to bang your head once it’s on – that’s been known to happen…

 

space battle heat change mug

SPACE BATTLE HEAT CHANGE MUG
Teabag goes in: lonely X-Wing drifting through space. Water goes in: SPACE CARNAGE.

 

second death star mousemat

SECOND DEATH STAR MOUSEMAT
“Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational mousemat!”

 

sith lord coat

SITH LORD COAT
Stroll to work with the power of the dark side behind you with this awesome coat – the pockets are deep enough for your lightsaber, and there are even hidden pockets inside the lapel so you need never lose those precious Death Star plans again.

The forty products listed here are just the tip of the sand dune. There’s enough in our Star Wars merchandise section to fill a starship, so check it out today!

Fashion

8(ish) Easy Cosplay Ideas Available from EMP

Comic Cons are happening up and down the country this summer – and that means cosplay! Have you got your costume ready yet?

If you’ve ever been to an event like Comic Con, you’ll know the surreal feeling of walking around surrounded by a menagerie of characters from movies, TV, comic books and gaming, all represented by fans in stunning detail. The commitment of these uber-fans is to be lauded – fair play, guys – but what if you want to jump on board the Comic Con cosplay vibe train with minimal effort involved? Or you’re keen to join in the fun but can’t pick a character? Or you’re worried your efforts are going to look like a dodgy Blue Peter make? Don’t worry – as Europe’s #1 retailer for officially-licensed entertainment merchandise, we’re here to help!

ASSASSIN’S CREED – ASSASSIN COSPLAY OUTFIT

Assassin’s Creed is one of my favourite video games; in my dreams I’m climbing around London like Evie Frye (the view from St. Paul’s sure is something else!). If, like me, you’re fan of the saga and you want to bring some honour Assassin-style to your Comic Con, you can put together an authentic outfit in just a few clicks.

Make yourself instantly recognisable in an EMP-exclusive Assassin’s Creed wrap coat (A) or a Lancaster loop scarf (C) on top of a black top and jeans. Then add the crucial details – grab a black (D) or silver Assassins insignia necklace (B) and either this imitation leather Assassin’s Creed wrist armour (E) or a silver (F) or black Assassins crest bracelet (G) to complete the look – or check out our Assassin’s Creed merchandise section to add more!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA – LINK COSPLAY OUTFIT (FEMALE)

Maybe thanks to Breath of the Wild’s storming success, you want to show your love for this legendary (pun intended) franchise with a Link costume? We’ve got all you need.

So how can you get the Link look? Start with the top half: either combine a Legend of Zelda Link t-shirt (B) or dress (C) with this Link replica hat (A) or grab this super-detailed women’s Link cosplay hoodie (H). Now, grab the replica Hylia shield (D) and Master Sword (E) to ensure you can easily repel any evildoers at your convention, accessorise with a belt pouch (G), vambrance bracelet (F) and Hyrule Triforce necklace (I) and you’re good to go and save the princess!

Guys: there’s plenty of Zelda cosplay options for you too! Check out our The Legend of Zelda merchandise page.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – JACK & SALLY COUPLE’S COSPLAY OUTFITS

 

Summer may be approaching, but there’s never a bad time for some The Nightmare Before Christmas cosplay!

EMP have made it super-easy for any couples who are budding TNBC cosplayers. Guys: grab this Jack Skellington morphsuit (B), and ladies, pick up the EMP-exclusive Sally cosplay dress (C), and – uh, that’s it!

Of course, there’s plenty more available from our Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise selection – the girls can become Jack with this Jack Skellington cosplay dress (A) and Jack hat (D), which both go beautifully with this Jack and Sally handbag (E).

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – BELLE AND BEAST COUPLE’S COSPLAY OUTFITS

I, like little girls worldwide, always dreamed of dressing up as Belle one day – and the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie ensures that a whole new generation will do the same! Thanks to EMP, that doesn’t have to be a dream any more – and what’s more, you can have your own Beast too!

Our Beauty and the Beast merchandise section has tons of EMP exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else – so your Belle and Beast outfits are sure to turn heads. Choose either Belle’s ball gown (B) or Belle’s everyday ruffle dress (C) – the former should be complemented by this Disney Couture Beauty and the Beast tree necklace (A), while the latter’s outfit will be completed by a Disney Couture rose choker (E) and Belle hair bow (D) – and, of course, a stack of library books. Guys – become the Beast for a day with this stunning embroidered Beast blazer (F). You’ll be the most beautiful couple at the convention – assuming you get a post-transformation Beast, of course!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – ALICE, QUEEN OF HEARTS, RED QUEEN, CHESHIRE CAT AND MAD HATTER COSPLAY OUTFITS

The wacky world of Alice in Wonderland is ripe for cosplay inspiration – and with more than 100 products in stock, our Alice in Wonderland merchandise section has plenty to help you put the perfect outfit together.

There are several suitable dresses for Alices, but my personal favourite is the EMP-exclusive Alice Through the Looking Glass blue dress (A), which is perfect to match with these cute “curiouser and curiouser” earrings (G).

There are a couple of options if you have a dark side and want to become Alice’s tormentor: the Queen of Hearts classic dress with attached cloth crown (B) or the amazingly detailed Through the Looking Glass Red Queen dress (C).

Complete the outfit with the “Off With Their Heads” earrings from this Alice in Wonderland earrings set (F).

Looking for something more fun? How about this Cheshire Cat onesie (D)? Or what about the Mad Hatter’s hat (E)? In the end we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.

ANIME COSPLAY COSTUMES

Something from the world of anime more up your alley? Be a modern Sailor Moon by combining this adorable pink Sailor Moon varsity jacket (A) with the replica Moon Stick (B), add some manga-inspired make-up and copy Bunny’s hairstyle and you’re good to go!

What about joining Goku in the constant fight to protect Earth and the universe from the bad guys? Simply pick up this Dragon Ball Z Turtle School and Kaio insignia t-shirt (C) or this black and orange Turtle School tee (E). Girls, grab a Kame dress (D) similarly inspired by Goku’s training gear.

Love One Piece? Become King of the Pirates! Get Luffy’s straw hat (G) and wear it with a red t-shirt, or even better, with the One Piece Straw Hat Crew varsity jacket (F).

MARVEL COSPLAY – WOLVERINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN, DEADPOOL AND IRON MAN COSTUMES AND OUTFITS

Fancy yourself as one of the X-Men? Prove it with this Wolverine cosplay hoodie (A) or the Wolverine chest t-shirt (B).

Or are you more of an anti-hero type? Combine this Deadpool costume t-shirt (C) and Deadpool beanie (D), make sure you’re never too far from some chimichanga and you’re basically the “Merc with a Mouth” himself!

A Captain America-inspired outfit is easy to create thanks to the Captain America costume t-shirt (E) and the cork shield logo cap (F) (for the guys) or the Captain America sprayed logo t-shirt (G) with shield hairslide (H) (for the girls).

If your Spidey sense is tingling for a Spider-Man outfit, no problem, the Spider-Man logo hoodie (I) and 3D Spider-Man cap with mesh eyes (L) should do the trick. But remember, with great power comes great responsibility!

Or if you fancy inhabiting the skin of a genius superhero billionaire philanthropist playboy (and don’t we all?) this Iron Man zip-up hoodie (M) is all you need to become Tony Stark himself.

There’s plenty more Marvel-inspired clothing in our Marvel Comics merchandise section – or perhaps you want to switch sides and cosplay as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or Harley Quinn? Check out our DC Comics merchandise section!

STAR WARS COSPLAY OUTFITS – R2-D2, STORMTROOPER, YODA, CHEWBACCA AND EWOK OUTFITS

We’re stocking some incredible EMP exclusives in our Star Wars merchandise section, including hoodies that leave you a zip away from being being R2-D2 (A), a Stormtrooper (B), Yoda (C) or an Ewok (E)!

Or how about transforming into everybody’s favourite Wookiee with this Chewbacca onesie (G)? Staying in character all day will be easy; respond to anything with a WUUAAAAAHHHHHH and you’re set!

If you just want to jazz up an everyday outfit with a few Star Wars-themed items to make you feel 100% Comic Con ready, no problem – we’ve got hundreds of Star Wars accessories, including this Yoda beanie (D), an adorable Ewok handbag (F) this Chewbecca furry cap (H) and more!

What are you cosplaying as at an upcoming Comic Con? Which Comic Cons and other conventions are you heading to this summer? Let us know – and if you’re heading to the MCM London Comic Con (May 26-28), come say hi to the EMP crew! Our interactive stand will be at booth 4732 in the North Hall – we’ll be meeting customers, handing out catalogues and freebies, selling some of our hottest merch, and more – see you there!

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