Sew up your own DC Bombshells costumes with these Simplicity pattrns

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To be an elite level cosplayer you’ve got to have the skills: sewing, gluing and probably welding. For those who are handy with a needle, Simplicity Patterns just made it a bit easier with a series of DC Bombshell patterns. Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Super Girl are all available in the charming retro styles of […]

Superhero fashion watch: Kate Beaton on Dagger’s “tit windows”

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Whether it’s a boob window or a tit window, female superheroes have a very particular fashion sense. It’s one that http://www.comicsbeat.com/when-the-top-heavy-must-wear-white/n noted on twitter the other day. That ink goes to a NSFW Storify, so I’ll link you on her webpage, and a few of the SFW Cloak and Dagger comics. I had a lot […]

Fashion watch: what to wear after you’ve lost the World Series

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I’ve refrained from commenting too much on the Mets recreating Brunnhilde’s Immolation scene just in time for the World Series, but then I ran across a report on how the day after, on Monday, they went to Citi Field for Locker Clean Out Day, and there were definitely some fashion Do’s and Don’ts. We’ll go […]

NYCC ’15: Cosplay Fabrics Announces New Line at Jo-Ann’s

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     As cosplay flies from niche to mainstream, so too goes the market for the material used to create it. Quality cosplay is a combination of craft and components – even the most ingenious designer and tailor can find themselves frustrated by poor quality material. One sign of the demand for good cosplay goods: […]

On the scene: New Yorker Cartoonists and mediaites gather at Ann Tenna book party

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Not too many comics or graphic novel make Page Six, the NY Posts’s venerable gossip page, but the book party the other night for Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s new graphic novel Ann Tenna (Knopf) did just that! It was also written up on the WSJ society page – an actual event! The hubbub was about Marchetto’s […]

Bitch Planet leggings now available —and in larger sizes

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Bitch Planet—the comic by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLeandro that launched “Noncompliant” meme has expanded to a line of leggings from Bombsheller. DeConnick collaborated with the fashion line to make them available in sizes up to 6XL, part of a move to make pop culture fashions open to more consumers. As Bombshelter posted: If […]

SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team

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At SDCC ’15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.