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 […]
Yesterday at New York Comic Con, actress and Her Universe geek fashion entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein announced the launch of Her Universe Press, a publishing line for “new and aspiring female writers to have their voices heard and to see their work professionally published.” Jeff Trexler
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: […]
A Disney fan creates a stylish form of cosplay which doesn’t run afoul of Disney’s parks rules! Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool […]
Pantone, best known among designers for their standardized color matching system, has announced the top ten colors for men’s and women’s fashion for Spring 2016! The list: Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m […]
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—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 […]
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.
If you’re into cosplay, Saturday night is made for fighting the lines to get into the annual masquerade contest. Here are a few backstage pics from the show, along with a few other shots. Jeff Trexler
We give you the low-down on the best of Marvel news from their NYCC: Special Edition panel. Secret Wars, Lando, new Iron Man and more.