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I nearly gave this silly lady a pass.

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See, she’s a non-fighting villianess, which usually I’ll give a little more leeway too since they don’t have to worry quite as much about movement and stuff, but she needs to touch people for her powers to work. Which means she needs to get close to some hardcore asskickers.  Which means the heels are a bad idea, especially if you’re trying to get close when your buddies are tearing the building apart around you. Flats, or at least wedges really, give your poor ankles some love.  Also, how is the veil staying on? I think that is the spookiest part, there’s no attachment points and yet, despite getting kicked in the head, it stays on! I dunno, some thought did go into the costume, and it’s drawn to be made from more than just skintight spandex or generic cloth, but it’s still a black and red oh so spooky goth barmaid hybrid and I have to roll my eyes because it’s just so expected in a lot of ways. And for skin activated powers, certainly has a lot of exposed skin, leading to a risk of accidental exposure. Oh hey in related news I have a pair of gloves from lululemon and there’s a little flip-up flap on the thumbs so you can expose your thumbtip to work touchscreen stuff with making the rest of your hand cold! Maybe a little subtle for comic book evil people or Rogue, but it’d be pretty funny to see in action.  

Kudos to March for giving Canary some Chun-Li quality thighs there, and tread on the soles of her boots. That kick would actually hurt it looks like. And they have matching fishnets!

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Traits associated with Supergirl turning evil:

  • glowing eyes when not using heat vision
  • costume turns black, and becomes even skimpier than regular version
  • macking on Batman
  • fiery dramatic entrance
  • crotch completely disappears
  • stating the obvious
  • eyestrain in readers from rolling them so hard

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Yeah I know, talk about low hanging fruit, sheesh, but man, it’s Dark Supergirl I gotta post something!  This is like the most blatantly obvious example of turning evil makes you more sexual and uninhibitied and alllll the creepy gender roles that go with that idea.  But I guess her costume getting tinier could be evil since she’s still underage and it’d make everyone else feel all awkward and skeeved out because her skirt is going to fall down at any second and either she’s not wearing underwear or it’s ultra tiny too so that’s kind of evil maybe. And smooching Batman is also evil in that “your buddy’s cousin who’s young enough to be your daughter just tried to make out with you and you are not cool with that” kind of way. I can’t really blame Mark Bagley for any of this because it is the standard Dark Supergirl costume, but man is it dumb.

I do like the sleeves and the general idea of the black and silver with the red cape and at least she’s not wearing heels, but still, I don’t think she has turned dark and evil so much as turned inappropriate. Which is much milder, but even more uncomfortable for those around her

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The second one for today!

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A rule of thumb: when you are doing serious reporter work about serious stories involving environmental damage and EPA standards and all that depressing jazz, do not spice it up by dressing as Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series. It won’t help.

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Actually on a second look, Lara is wearing more clothes, she has an undershirt. And guns, which aren’t clothes, but hey at least they’re useful when things need shooting. I never found her clothes all that appropriate for running around the jungle, but the plot was find tombs, and raid them so I think it gets a pass, or is at least easier to deal with than Lois reportering in those clothes. And they were fun games to play and I got to be a girl and run around and shoot things and in the mid 90s that was amazing all by itself, to hell with the clothes. Anyways, I digress.

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Seriously this is not appropriate clothing for someone to wear while working on a story! I like the idea of the ponytail, but the dangly earrings negate any practicality of your hair being out of your way and the canteen is cute sized but would be incredibly annoying to carry if it bounces around that much. It’s like a sexy hiker costume like you’d find at Halloween, instead of actual hiking clothes. Or reporting clothes. She doesn’t even have any reporting gear and she’s apparently interviewing people and getting the story and all that jazz. In short shorts.  At least her thong isn’t hiked up, I would be completely incoherent by this point if she did. Bleaugh. Allan Goldman, pleasepleaseplease consider the context of this comic book. If she’s reporting on a story about lost tombs that need to be raided fine. But she isn’t, so she would wear something maybe just a smidge more tasteful when writing a story about factory contaminants destroying the groundwater supply. Like a shirt that reaches the top of her shorts.

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Batgirl #17, Pere Perez

First of two today!

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It really is humiliating. Which is awesome.

Because this blog is about bad clothes, I absolutely have to post this. Because this is a terrible outfit. It’s ridiculous, ugly and infantilizing, and all the better for it. Doing undercover work with Batgirl when you’re being a total brat is not always a good idea,  and Perez definitely put some thought into making this outfit this completely terrible. Which I think is completely awesome. Especically because not only is the ever-angrypants Damian wearing a hat with a goofy face and a happy shirt, but the child trained from birth by the League of Assassins to be a killer fighting machine is wearing velcro sneakers.

velcro

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oh my god I think something terrible has happened!!

High waisted shirts? Really low rise pants? A thong sticking out over the really low rise pants? This isn’t 2011 at all, it’s 2001!!! NOOOOOOOOO that means I’m in high school again and Britney Spears is ridiculously popular and so is Limp Bizkit and this is so horrible!  Or wait, WAIT, false alarm it’s just that Marcos Marz hasn’t realized low pants and a high thong hasn’t been cool for a freaking decade. Seriously, it hasn’t and comic book artists are for some reason the last hold out on realizing it is incredibly outdated. Like, nearly as outdated as extraneous pouches and gigantic guns and names with Blood/Blud/Blyude/whatever are for comic books. It really needs to stop. Oh and that shoulder armour isn’t going to do squat, because who the hell aims for the shoulders? Scandal is just lucky that jumping through the air renders you completely impervious to being shot. Once she lands she’s in real trouble. And not just with the fashion police.

And I totally appreciate the comments, everyone who’s been leaving them, I’m super glad to see I’m not the only one who notices this stuff.

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Arisia sweetie, you’re wearing a tiny skirt, so no matter how angrily you’re turning to fly away from someone keep your legs down.

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Seriously I don’t think Guy cares how mad you are right now. This isn’t really Pasarin’s fault though, Arisia has a poorly thought out costume, especially for someone who flies around with other people all the time. She’d have to bring up the rear of every group she flies in or else uh I am having trouble articulating a joke, but it definitely involves people flying behind her and her rear. Or else the rest of the corps will be seeing her rear? I dunno. As for the strapless, backless, supportless top I’m just going to assume she’s always diverting a tiny amount of ring energy to keeping it up. With some double sided tape emergeny backup for when Green Lanterns invariably have their rings drained of energy so as to be rendered powerless. At least her collarbones will stay warm with her little neckpiece though. Which is also being held on with ring power/copious amount of tape.

Maybe I’m being unfair, they have glue specifically for gluing your clothes on. Maybe she’s doing that instead of draining her ring to keep herself decent.

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This is from a ways back, but it’s a a quiet week for comics this week, and this was an terrible dress, and I still can’t get over how bad it is.

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It is infuriating because it is absolutely the tackiest dress in the world. In fact, it’s too tacky for this world, those adult/sexy club stores that sell the short dresses with all the revealing cutouts would roll their eyes at the outfit. Low cut, short skirt, cutouts, fishnets AND thigh high boots, with heels! I don’t care about the context, that is super tacky, and you will not be seducing rich people, you will be scaring them off because you’re wearing something so exposing and so over the top that the cast of Jersey Shore wouldn’t wear it.  She’s wearing fishnets, AND THIGH HIGH BOOTS COME ON PEOPLE. If I’m remembering right, she was sent to kill a dude, and she is damn lucky she didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction getting in the way of attempted murder. So bad Manuel Garcia, you do not have to make everything everywhere revealing on a dress for it to be sexy. After a point (cutouts) it just looks really dumb.

 Oh and a really boring necklace. Woo.

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