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Old 05-30-17, 03:04 PM   #1
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Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by Ladies

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So it's designed by ladies, or one particular lady? I don't get why many of the female superheroes are redesigned with different body types, and made to look less attractive in the face as well.

One of the worst.


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I agree with getting rid of Powergirl's boob window but losing the cape because it's impractical? Why not remove that from Superman as well?

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Old 05-30-17, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

How does that redesign give Psylocke any more breast support than her normal costume?
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Old 05-30-17, 04:23 PM   #3
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Some of the costumes have already been revamped in the past couple years to be more functional & less gratuitous, so it's not as big of a statement as it could be. And the fact that the new costumes aren't particularly good doesn't help.
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Old 05-30-17, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Weird that the Spider Woman costume keeps the crotch arrow, especially since she already has a revamped costume that looks a lot better (and she was pregnant in it).

See the original post here, which also started a 12 page discussion about body shaming:

http://community.comicbookresources....s-of-ourselves

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Old 05-30-17, 06:31 PM   #5
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

No offense to the artist, but I'm not a fan of the art of all the redesigns at all, even if i get the point that's trying to be made.
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Old 05-30-17, 07:44 PM   #6
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Most of those remind me of 70s and early 80s Superhero cartoons style.
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Old 05-30-17, 09:10 PM   #7
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Huntress had a much less gratuitous costume in the 90s before Jim Lee revamped her with the horrible hot pants look.

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Old 05-30-17, 10:46 PM   #8
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

Huntress's original, post-Crisis costume was cool. The Jim Lee redesign was unnecessary, and his reasoning for it was pretty weak too.


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Some of the costumes have already been revamped in the past couple years to be more functional & less gratuitous, so it's not as big of a statement as it could be. And the fact that the new costumes aren't particularly good doesn't help.
It turns out this is an old article, from 2013.

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See the original post here, which also started a 12 page discussion about body shaming:

http://community.comicbookresources....s-of-ourselves
That's a pretty good discussion. You can't please everyone. One segment of the community says female superhero costumes that are revealing are sexist. When Marvel and DC cover them up, another segment says that it's body shaming.

I think it's funny how some people tend to speak as if they're representative of the entire minority group they belong to, like the author of this article seems to imply by titling it "redesigned by ladies" but really it's redesigned by one lady. I remember one argument for females not being into comic books is because women characters are drawn to appeal to fanboy fantasies, and the comic book stores themselves are off putting to females because of all the fan service merchandise. And yet, the sexy female superhero costumes sell pretty well for Halloween.
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

wow. The designs are crappy and the artwork is shitty. These bitches can't draw.
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Old 06-01-17, 02:35 PM   #10
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

This is also how Hollywood ends up butchering superhero costumes. People unfamiliar with the genre as it has been shown for over 70 years come in with redesigns that pay virtually no homage to earlier examples.

Lots of cool superhero costumes have been designed and tweaked by female cosplayers, but they have a genuine interest and respect for conventions of the genre like capes.
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Old 06-01-17, 04:12 PM   #11
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Re: Lady Superhero costumes redesigned by ladies

? I feel like the cinematic universes, especially Marvel, have done a good job with the costumes. The DC ones are not as colorful as I would have liked but otherwise those seem perfectly fine. What designs are you talking about?

Ok I'll give you Iron Fist. He's a character in a mobile game I play and his best version is that wretched Netflix version. And Nova.
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Old 06-01-17, 04:26 PM   #12
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I'd say that "Hollywood" has gotten superhero costumes right more then they've gotten it wrong, and even moreso since the popularity of the MCU took off.
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Old 06-01-17, 09:54 PM   #13
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These are just awful. It's like listening to Kanye West trying to critique Mozart.

My favorite part is how she's always going on about how the clothes aren't practical. First of all, not all male superhero oufits are practical looking or comfortable looking around tbe crotch. They're comic books. Get the Hell over it lady!

Secondly, why does she think fabrics in the comic book world work the same? Marvel, for example, is chock full of unstable molecules that can show abs without choking you while keeping breasts in place better than a sports bra. Do a little research lady!

Also, all the talk of body types and issues with female characters are so much one-sided feminazi talk. How many of us men are built like the male superheros? I know I'm built more like Mole Man. Does this take away my enjoyment of reading comics? Hell no. Do I want them to redesign Captain America to be built like me. Hell no!

Get a life lady and get over it.
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