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Fashion Icons in Comic Books

Welcome to Super-FlyDay!

WTF is this, you ask? Didn't ask? Well too bad, let me tell you anyway. On Fridays, allow me send you into the weekend with a grab bag of goodies -- link round ups, features, gag posts, guest posts, guest gag posts... anything goes!


This Super-FlyDay, I'm handing the reins over to my friend Muffins: comic book geek, brother from another mother, comic book geek -- oh wait I already said that... So this is a little out of my usual range of blog topics, but it's always nice to shake things up a bit! I told him to write about what he knows, but do it in the context of fashion, and do not list anyone with spandex. This is what happened. 

Caution: There's a lot of cussing.

Read on!


Fashion Icons in Comic Books
By: Muffins


What do I know about Fashion? Absolutely nothing. What do I know about comics? A lot... Like too much. It is embarrassing how much I know about comics. I am going to take what I know about comics and try to apply it to fashion with what I know. Which as I previously mentioned, is nothing.

Princess Diana of Themyscria

Princess Diana of Themyscria aka Wonder Woman is generally seen wearing her typical outfit -- a breast plate with a tiara and boots. The most important accessory of this outfit is her bracelets which allow her to deflect bullets. I don’t think you can get bracelets like those at any mall near you. They truly are iconic. Not only does this badass wear it well, she drives a freaking invisible jet. Now the jet is driven because she sometimes doesn’t have the ability to flight, but it is possible that she drives that to show off her outfit. Also, there are several times in the comics we see Diana wearing a sort of more traditional Greek style outfit. This is often shown in her origin stories.




Shredder


Motherfucking Shredder, baby! How can we have a list about comic fashion and not include him? I don’t know, but I’m sure there's someone out there way more qualified for this who can tell me 1000 reasons why he shouldn’t be on this list. Let's take a look at what Shredder wears. Dude has a sick ass metal helmet, a red cape, some sort of gi. A gi if you don’t know, is what people who practice karate wear. Boots with shin guards that have blades coming out the side as well as bracers that do the same. To top it all off, he has some gnarly claws. Shout-out to Bebop and Rocksteady. Tonight we dine on turtle soup.




Jackie Estacado

After Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon finished their masterpiece, Preacher, Ennis went on to write The Darkness. No, not the band that believes in a thing called love, The Darkness in short is about Jackie Estacado -- dude who controls demons. There is a lot more to it, but I’m not here to talk to you about that. Jackie as seen here, with The Darkness is wearing a pretty cool-ass suit. While a lot of people wear suits like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark, Jackie kills people in it like an gangster, and that's because Jackie is Mafia. I thought that was cool and wanted to share it with you while subtly plugging Preacher. Also this dude rips people in half, how the hell does that suit never get bloody? Probably has good cleaners.



I was gonna write about M.O.D.O.K but I don’t know, dudes a floating head similar to Krang from TMNT. Google those and be disgusted by them and me for thinking they are fashionable.

Joker
Batman has a lot of villains, and most recognizable of all of the villains is the Joker. In Suicide Squad, dude looked like a chode. Normally, the Joker looks like a demented clown in a purple suit, nothing special about that. In The Killing Joke, which I recommend you read as it is considered an important graphic novel in both the comic book world and academia, he has a new outfit. In The Killing Joke, Joker shows up to Barbara Gordon’s house with a Hawaiian shirt on, with a purple hat and a camera. He also has a gun and shoots and paralyzes her, who happens to be Batgirl. However, Joker didn’t realize that Barbara Gordon is also Batgirl, and this enrages Batman. The moral of this story is Hawaiian shirts, they make you do some fucked up shit. Don’t wear them unless you want to be labeled as a goonoloid. Even if you go to Hawaii just fucking don’t.

Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet


When I think of comics and fashion, there is one thing that keeps coming to my mind, and that is the Infinity Gauntlet. While Thanos was the original to posses the fashionable glove, we are just going to talk about the glove. The Infinity Gauntlet is fashioned with six gem stones, called the infinity gems. There is a green, orange, purple, blue yellow and red one -- each does something different. When combined, they pretty much make the user a god. Thanos in the original series snaps his fingers with it and kills 50 percent of all living things in the entire Marvel Universe. Not only does it look cool, but it's fucking strong.


Ms. Marvel, Nova, and Squirrel Girl.




Honorable mentions for good fashion: Snot Girl, any symbiote victim like Venom and Carnage.(THAT'S NOT SPANDEX, ANGEL, THAT'S AN ALIEN PARASITE!) I would like to also shout out the current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, she is a Muslim American rocking a cool costume. Also Squirrel Girl. She has a special place in my heart because she looks like a dork.






So... that was a thing.
Thank you Muffins, for being the first guest poster on my blog I guess.
Happy Easter, everyone!
2 comments on "Fashion Icons in Comic Books"
  1. OH MY GOD. My husband would love this post! He is the geekiest of the comic book geeks that I know.. and to somehow connect that to fashion..? Hahaha perfect. Flawless post, as usual. I just love reading your stuff.. you are so original and super inspiring. And your friend is hilarious! :D

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    1. Ahahahha glad you enjoyed it!! I read it when he first sent it to me and was like... "Is this... TOO geeky?? Should I post this...????"

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