Posted in actual clothing, hurray for context, poor planning, sofreakingtacky, tagged Catwoman, Dress, Guillem March, march, Seline Kyle, Tacky, Trashy on October 24, 2011|
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Good on Guillem March for drawing the most impressively trashy dress ever. I am actually legitimately impressed and it’s a little bit confusing for me. Catwoman is at a party and trying to get attention from notorious ladies man Bruce Wayne and apparently found the most ridiculous dress ever. It’s like a cross between Jennifer Lopez’s infamous green dress (look it up if your’e too young to remember), and some seriously skimpy club wear. If we’re supposed to have a character going balls out (wrong metaphor I guess) sexy/trashy/attention grabbing, this is certainly a way to do it.
I think I’m so amazed because I could actually see this being sold somewhere, like, it’s an actual dress with draping and detailing and all that. Not sold anywhere tasteful, but sold. And she has accessories and actual footwear with some kind of styling rather than generic stilettos. I don’t particularly like the style, and I think the inker forgot to add the bottom of the shoes under her feet but at least it’s something. And the belt reminds me of her whip which I hope is intentional. Really my biggest problem is that I can’t imagine Catwoman wearing an outfit she can’t wear at more than a careful walking speed, unless she put a couple rolls of heavy duty double sided tape to work keeping her girls in place.
It also helps that as soon as she starts to do actual sneaky Catwoman stuff she changes into costume and her costume is actually done all the way, which is depressingly unusual, but nice to see. This may be a controversial book, and March is probably on it largely for his skill at drawing sexy ladies, but I think most issues people have are the writing and not the art.
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I nearly gave this silly lady a pass.
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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