These Are The Droids You Are Looking For: BB8 Fascinator Review

FashionEarsta’s first perfect score goest to this adorable vintage fascinator from the Queen of Dapper Day fashion!

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I have a confession, one that I am not sure how it will sit with all of our dear FashionEarstas: I am not a Star Wars expert. I am not even a Star Wars novice! There is no better demonstration of this than our most recent 2 Minute Quiz, which was all about Jedi accessories. Let’s just say that I didn’t ace that quiz!

I tried, ok!

At one time (in a galaxy long ago) I was very well versed in the Star Wars universe; however, over time I lost my dedication and now there is so much content out there that it’s too overwhelming to even try to regain my nerd status. But if there is one group of characters that can lure me back to the Star Wars fandom, it’s Droids.

Droid Fashion

I can hear the record scratch: “Wait, what in the galaxy is she talking about?” Well, Droids have different aesthetics: they have outer shells that make them visually or non visually appealing. Here are some of my suggestions for droid-inspired outfits and accessories!


I fell in love with C-3PO and R2D2 during the very first Star Wars movies. They were always the characters I looked out for, kind of like the family dog that you don’t want to get hurt in a horror movie!

While I personally adore the shiny clean lines of 3PO, I would worry about all the buffing it would take to stay that pristine!

Wouldn’t a pair of 3PO inspired cuffs look amazing paired with a taupe Fit-and-Flare dress!?


R2’s colors are really what do it for me. There are already several skirts and dresses that are made in R2’s likeness, and his simple color combination make for very easy DisneyBounding!

Black, Silver and Blue is probably my favorite color combination. I love it so much that my favorite pair of designer shoes are in this color scheme!


D-O (from The Rise of Skywalker) is a loveable, unclassified Droid made from spare droid parts. This adorable little droid built a strong relationship with the newer stars of the Star Wars Universe: Rey, Finn and BB8.

D-O is super organic, as he should be. He makes me think of the earthy fashions of the 1960s. I could totally see Janis Joplin rocking this droid’s color schemes and tone. Bell-bottom jeans and bell-sleeved shirts or prairie dresses is what I think of when I envision D-O’s color combinations.


Then there is BB8, the embodiment of friendship and trust. This little droid stole the hearts of Star Wars fans and introduced the next generation of droids to a new generation of children.

BB8 is almost dog-like in his actions. Unlike his predecessors C3PO and R2, who were brought to life by human actors, BB8 is 100% puppeteered by a dynamic duo that are actually on screen when BB8 is. You just can’t see them because of their green mocap suits!

BB8 is painted a playful black and white with orange details. This little droid’s simple yet elegant colors makes this droid really stand out. I am drawn to the colors because they are so versatile and give me a modern-day vintage vibe.

Some love the concept of having droids integrated into everyday life such as the Star Wars Droids are. What this group of people does not understand is that we already have these Droids in our lives just maybe not as physical. Alexa and Siri are the first I think of, they are R2 and C-3PO rolled into one, although I do love the anxiety ridden antidotal thought process of 3PO and you just can’t get that with Siri! Some love the thought of a BB8 for companionship, something that some AI’s attempt to do through apps, who remembers the virtual pets in the 90’s Tamagotchi!?! Others, such as myself, look at the visual and sometimes, thanks to Disney Bounding and Dapper Days, we draw creative prowess from the Fashion demonstrated through these lovable little creatures.

Get yourself a BB8 Fascinator here


What We Loved

Ear Shape/Size: 

Excellent. When ordering this custom headpiece, you are asked to choose from a round or tear-drop shape. I preferred this perfect tear-drop shape!

Unique Theme/Style: 

Excellent! Subtle and unique, this fascinator is perfect for Dapper Days!


Excellent! This has a nice sturdy clip so that once it is in place on your head it will stay put!


Excellent!  Its beautiful triple-layered bow does not flip or flop.

Pricing: $$

Turnaround Time: 

Great. Received within 2 weeks. I want to make note here of the communication between Amber and myself. She was an EXCELLENT communicator and made the whole experience amazing!


Excellent. The clip was a a wonderful surprise and will do a great job keeping the fascinator in place.


Excellent. There is not a dot of glue showing on this lovely piece. I would also like to point out the gorgeous lace edging that covers the bottom of the piece.


Excellent. Nice, sturdy box with another smaller bakery box inside of it that had the fascinator wrapped in tissue paper. Amber added so many free gifts that I was blown away!


Excellent. Amber used upscale cotton fabrics, eyelet lace, corded trims, satin ribbons, mix rhinestones and Russian veiling! Absolutely stunning!

Who would love these? 
DisneyBounders looking for a unique and fun character as well as anyone looking for a fun Dapper Day outfit! If you attend Dapper Day at Disneyland you might just run into shopowner @AmberArden, who is the queen of Dapper Disney looks!

What Needs Work – Nothing!

Exploration Droid BD-1

Where should future FashionEarstas be seen in these ears? 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland or Disney World: it’s a no-brainer!

Credit: Disney Parks

Overall Score: (5.0/5.0)

Once in a while, FashionEarstas, we run into a pair of ears that are 100% fabulous! I’m happy to report that this is one of them!

Get yourself a BB8 Facinator here!

I hope that you found this review helpful! I’d love to hear what you think of this review, BB8 Facinator, Amber Arden or just other magical things you have to share in the comments! Make sure you check us out on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, chances are you will see these ears in action!  

Pixie Dust and Glamour!  




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