Kirsten Dunst actually wore that Rodarte Star Wars dress to the Met Gala

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Tweet There is only one night of the year to challenge the Oscars as the fashion highlight of the year, and it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ annual Costume Institute Gala, this year celebrating designer Charles James and Vogue icon Anna Wintour. (You may recall many moons ago the theme was superheroes!) Everyone who is […]

Kate Willaert’s amazing inforgraphic shows the evolution of Spider-Man’s costume

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Hopefully by now you’ve all seen the debut of new contributor Kate Willaert’s column “By Its Cover” which looks at the best of the week’s cover designs—I’ve been wanting to add more craft-focused pieces to the Beat and this really fits the bill.

Ashley Eckstein launches geek couture fashion design contest for Comic-Con

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TweetSpeaking of Comic-Con, Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe, the Star Wars themed clothing line, has announced a “geek couture” contest for designers at this year’s show. Eckstein showed up at a Pi Day party wearing a Darth Vader Dress and her website provided some sketches to inspire potential designers, such as the Transformers Windblade outfit […]

Lebron shows what it is really like to wear a superhero mask

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Tweet I don’t even watch basketball, but while passing TVs of late I noticed some guy playing basketball who seemed to be wearing a sinister mask that made him look like Doctor Doom’s henchman. Turns out it’s Lebron James, who broke his nose a few weeks ago and has been wearing a protective device since […]

Avenger actress admits that superhero costume isn’t for her

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Tweet Elizabeth Olsen is a lovely, normal young woman, but she isn’t a superhero or a fitness model, and she’s nixed the idea of wearing the Scarlet Witch costume for the next Avengers movie. My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe […]

Wear this: High End Designer Rodarte Goes Star Wars at Fashion Week

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Tweet Rodarte is a fashion line designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy—the clothing is often cerebral (and ethereal; I treasure my ochre spider web sweater from the Target collab) and the sisters are known to be SF fans. And their fashion show today from NYC FashionWeek just proved thatas it featured evening gowns adorned […]

Uniqlo did Moomin and Tezuka

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Tweet Speaking of One Piece, my wardrobe is full (a little too full, I think) of One Piece merch from the Japanese retailer Uniqlo, which has a growing number of outlets here in the US. Uniqlo does great lines of clothing based on various cartoony things, and they had one for Tove Jansson’s Moomin , […]

Katsuhiro Otomo, Nobrow, and Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons collaborate

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Tweet As a comics fan, it’s always nice to see the medium get wider recognition from other fields, although perhaps not as surprising in the past few years of pop culture dominance, thanks in large part to blockbusting comic film adaptations. But there’s Marvel and DC influencing ‘wham!’ sweatshirts from Topshop, and then there’s the […]

Skin care now a thing for superheroes

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Tweet Which superhero has the best grooming habits? You may never have considered this, but a couple of ad agencies for skincare have recently teamed up with superheroes to present the idea of male grooming as a manly, bench-pressing activity. And who’s to say it isn’t practical? After a long day in exercising in anything […]

Fashion corner; new t-shirts by Cypress, Suburbia, Adventure Time

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TweetDo you need more t-shirts? That is a trick question. People rarely need more t-shirts, but if you want new t-shirts here are some attractive ones. Out of Step Arts is offering new t-shirts by Toby Cypress and Liz Suburbia: …and We Love Fine has a bunch of new Adventure Time shirts. So after all […]

Shocker: superheroes are doing the Harlem Shake

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What is the Harlem Shake? It involves gathering your friends in a messy room and jigging about merrily while wearing costumes and/or masks. Good old fashioned fun, really. Although the Harlem Shake is a real dance going back a decade or more and performed in Harlem, the new dance is for those too uncoordinated to do it Gangnam Style.

You know what I can’t stand? Bitches in those skimpy costumes.

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Amiright or amiright?

31 Days of Halloween: Make your own Lego Superhero Costumes

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Tweet Better than just Legos. Better than just superheroes. SUPERHERO LEGO HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, as constructed by one family. You will need to go to Lowe’s for a lot of supplies, but the results are convincing.

Video or it didn’t happen: more footage of real life anime girl Anastasiya Shpagina

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Tweet The doubters came out for yesterday’s story on the Russian girl who makes herself look like a real-life anime character. Some in the comments called for video. So here it is. And more pictures that give you more of a handle on how she does it. Answer: maybe it’s Maybelline! There are several videos […]

Wonder Woman smokes and looks sultry in Trouble Magazine

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Sultry photos of a loungey Wonder Woman accompany Julie Ditrich’s story on Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, with an emphasis on Marston’s pre-50 Shades interest in bondage, domination and having more than one wife—all interests which seeped into the pages of WONDER WOMAN.

If it's Power Girl this must be Dragon*Con (and PAX)

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Labor Day Weekend is a circled on the calendar of free-spirits of all shapes and species, as WorldCon, Burning Man, Dragon*Con and PAX are all on the schedule — no matter what you like to dress up as, there’s definitely a place to parade around and search for someone else dressed up for the ultimate fantasy.