Comic-Con was the place to be this weekend! Stars gathered at the San Diego Convention Center for a weekend filled with celebrities discussing and previewing their action, sci-fi, and adventure projects, and, of course mingling with the their die-hard fans. X-Men: Days of Future Past co-stars Anna Paquin (in McQ Alexander McQueen), Jennifer Lawrence (in Alexander McQueen), and Halle Berry were all smiles as they arrived to discuss the upcoming installment; Comic-Con first-timer Sandra Bullock (in Roland Mouret) made her debut at the preview of her new film Gravity, in which she plays an astronaut lost in space; and Emily Blunt (in Wes Gordon) and Tom Cruise met up on the carpet before manning the booth for their film Edge of Tomorrow, out next summer. Click the photo above to see more the panels, debuts and star arrivals from the convention!
Comic-Con came to an end over the weekend, and if you dyed your hair to match your costume, you may be stuck with a vivid hue that doesn’t exactly translate into the corporate world — unless you’re Katy Perry, of course. Luckily, most Crayola hues fade quickly because of the large amount of color molecules used in the dye. Also, shampoos like Head and Shoulders ($9; drugstore.com) and Pert Plus ($4; drugstore.com) work wonders at removing unwanted tones. If your hair is heavily-stained, a peroxide shampoo bath may be your best bet. “When hair gets stained, the color goes into the cuticle and becomes hard to remove,” said Joel Warren of Warren-Tricomi Salons. “At the salon, we put low-volume peroxide in a gentle shampoo and soak the hair until the stain comes out.” No time to book an appointment before tomorrow’s big meeting? You can also try the same process at home. “Just buy a bottle of 20 volume peroxide, and add it to shampoo,” Warren added. “Keep checking every five minutes, wash out, then reapply if necessary.” Your hair color should fade significantly. But if you’re still dealing with unwanted rosy tints in your highlights, pull your hair into a top knot for the time being, and work with your colorist to nurse your strands back to their original shade.
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Comic-Con is known for attracting the most dedicated, fearless fans who dress up in costume. But among the Superwomans and Spider-Mans and Katniss Everdeens at this year’s event, there were also designer pieces by Versace, Proenza Schouler, Wes Gordon, and more trudging through San Diego’s Convention Center. Stars left their done-up, straight-laced ensembles at home and opted for playful styles, embracing prints and midriff looks with complete abandon to promote their new sci-fi, fantasy and action flicks. One trend we spotted: Micro shorts as seen on Nina Dobrev (in Sachin + Babi), Lily Collins (in Paper London) and Elizabeth Olsen (in Balenciaga), who styled them with mixed prints, trapeze tops and cropped tanks. Click to see more memorable fashion moments.
Comic-Con International 2013 kicked off in San Diego this week! So far, it started out strong. Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield talked about Ender’s Game; Divergent’s Shailene Woodley and Theo James—the stars of the most talked-about YA novel-to-movie of 2014—came out to amp up the buzz; and X-Files fans went wild (us included) over the reunion of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprised their roles for the appearance on TV Guide’s panel celebrating the show’s 20th anniversary, entering the darkened stage wielding flashlights. “The show was so flexible and could incorporate so many ideas that we could do it forever,” Duchovny told the crowd. If only! Click to take an inside look at the convention now. The panels, debuts, and star arrivals will continue throughout the weekend, so come back to InStyle.com on Monday to get the full recap of who wore what and why.
Jenna Ushkowitz knows how to get into the spirit! The Glee star chose a color-blocked Blaque Label design to attend Entertainment Weekly’s Comic Con bash at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday night, a look inspired by the graphic heroes she was in town to celebrate. “It felt like Marvel comics,” she said of her outfit, which she paired with Jerome C. Rousseau toffee-hued sandals. “I felt like a superhero.” Comparatively, she comes close—she’s got a mix of green like The Incredible Hulk, rich royal blue Captain America, and a golden clutch inspired by the yellow of Wolverine. Powerful! Shop the two-tone look for $136 at boutiquetoyou.com.
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— Carita Rizzo
While Comic Con 2012 may be over, the hairstyles we spotted at the San Diego Convention Center are sticking with us! From Kate Beckinsale‘s structured waves, to Nina Dobrev‘s sleek strands, and Kerry Washington‘s retro ponytail, we put together our ten favorite ‘dos from this weekend. Click through our gallery to see each style now, and why they topped our list.
The True Blood panel at Comic Con was major eye candy! Star Anna Paquin squished in between Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgård to chat about the show, as well as show off her growing baby bump (she’s expecting twins with real-life husband and co-star Stephen Moyer) in a gray patterned two-piece. In celebration of another Anna win—because with that role, how is she not?!—we’re taking a look back at her Hollywood transformation, from an 11-year old Oscar-winner to Sookie Stackhouse and beyond. See Anna’s many looks through the years by clicking through the gallery.
Comic-Con was in full swing in San Diego this weekend, and fantasy fans never looked so good! Ginnifer Goowdwin went monochromatic in a crimson Valentino design and Christian Louboutin pumps to promote Once Upon a Time, while Lea Michele joined a Glee discussion panel in a Stella & Jamie skirt suit paired with Nicholas Kirkwood heels. “It was so amazing to see all of our amazing fans! Love you guys so much!” Michele tweeted. Click through to see all the stars at Comic-Con 2012.