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[artwork by Babs Tarr; colors by Jordan Gibson]

The crossover event between comics and fashion.

WHAT TO EXPECT :
Heroic haute messes.
Cat burglar couture.
Sass in masks.
Clothes combat.
Sidekicks in sweet kicks.
Model turns and spinning transformations.

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BETTY FELON

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I'm also the resident Superheroic Sartorialist at ComicsAlliance.

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28 August 14
bettyfelon:

calicocomics:

SKELLY x SEIBEI: i’m thrilled to have teamed up with SEIBEI on these new tees (and tanks!) featuring BON-BON from OPERATION MARGARINE telling it like it is.
i’ll have a limited number of these babies at SPX this year: here’s all the info. tees & tanks will be for sale online in the very near future.
BON-BON LIVES

Y E S ♡

A t-shirt featuring my favorite panel from Katie Skelly’s Operation Margarine is a must-have for F/W 2014 ♡

bettyfelon:

calicocomics:

SKELLY x SEIBEI: i’m thrilled to have teamed up with SEIBEI on these new tees (and tanks!) featuring BON-BON from OPERATION MARGARINE telling it like it is.

i’ll have a limited number of these babies at SPX this year: here’s all the info. tees & tanks will be for sale online in the very near future.

BON-BON LIVES

Y E S ♡

A t-shirt featuring my favorite panel from Katie Skelly’s Operation Margarine is a must-have for F/W 2014 ♡

Reblogged: bettyfelon

15 August 14
bettyfelon:

LAST-MINUTE TEENAGE TITAN JUSTICE LEAGUE BABIES at Boston Comic Con

L to R: Joe as Superboy, Jordan as Robin, Betty as Wonder Girl, & Maris as Batgirl ☆

I have a bunch of photos that I still need to edit from Boston Comic Con, but here’s what my friends and I wore on the last day of the con ☆

bettyfelon:

LAST-MINUTE TEENAGE TITAN JUSTICE LEAGUE BABIES at Boston Comic Con

L to R: Joe as Superboy, Jordan as Robin, Betty as Wonder Girl, & Maris as Batgirl ☆

I have a bunch of photos that I still need to edit from Boston Comic Con, but here’s what my friends and I wore on the last day of the con ☆

Reblogged: bettyfelon

14 August 14
comicsalliance:

BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK): BOSTON COMIC CON 2014 EDITION
Compiled by Betty Felon
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at Boston Comic Con, and we were there to check out the show as well as capture some of the stellar cosplay on display.
SEE OUR COSPLAY PHOTOS FROM BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

Check out all of the amazing cosplayers I ran into at Boston Comic Con! ☆

comicsalliance:

BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK): BOSTON COMIC CON 2014 EDITION

Compiled by Betty Felon

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at Boston Comic Con, and we were there to check out the show as well as capture some of the stellar cosplay on display.

SEE OUR COSPLAY PHOTOS FROM BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

Check out all of the amazing cosplayers I ran into at Boston Comic Con! ☆

Reblogged: comicsalliance

4 August 14
comicsalliance:

COMICS ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLE: GAL GADOT’S WONDER WOMAN COSTUME FOR ‘BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE’
By Betty Felon
One of the most discussed news items from last month’s Comic-Con International was the first look at Wonder Woman as she will appear in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new DC Entertainment film by Zack Snyder. Played by Gal Gadot, this will be the first cinematic appearance of William Moulton Marston’s Amazonian princess and feminist icon in her nearly 75-year history, and naturally fans have had a lot to say about the portrait debuted in San Diego. In reaction to the image, members of the ComicsAlliance staff assembled to discuss and critique Gadot’s costume, depictions of super-women on film, and the current state of superheroine fashion in general.
Today’s participants include CA’s superheroic sartorialist Betty Felon; clinical psychologist and Arkham Sessions co-host Dr. Andrea Letamendi; comic book editor Janelle Asselin; journalist Juliet Kahn; comics writer/artist Kate Leth; and blogger/vlogger Angelina L.B. aka ALB, who makes her CA debut in this in-depth analysis. Join us for our roundtable discussion on Wonder Woman’s newest live-action steez, high heels, and the balance between practicality/realism and style in superheroine costume design.
READ MORE

Hey, I held a roundtable discussion about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume with some of my favorite colleagues - check it out ☆

comicsalliance:

COMICS ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLE: GAL GADOT’S WONDER WOMAN COSTUME FOR ‘BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE’

By Betty Felon

One of the most discussed news items from last month’s Comic-Con International was the first look at Wonder Woman as she will appear in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new DC Entertainment film by Zack Snyder. Played by Gal Gadot, this will be the first cinematic appearance of William Moulton Marston’s Amazonian princess and feminist icon in her nearly 75-year history, and naturally fans have had a lot to say about the portrait debuted in San Diego. In reaction to the image, members of the ComicsAlliance staff assembled to discuss and critique Gadot’s costume, depictions of super-women on film, and the current state of superheroine fashion in general.

Today’s participants include CA’s superheroic sartorialist Betty Felon; clinical psychologist and Arkham Sessions co-host Dr. Andrea Letamendi; comic book editor Janelle Asselin; journalist Juliet Kahn; comics writer/artist Kate Leth; and blogger/vlogger Angelina L.B. aka ALB, who makes her CA debut in this in-depth analysis. Join us for our roundtable discussion on Wonder Woman’s newest live-action steez, high heels, and the balance between practicality/realism and style in superheroine costume design.

READ MORE

Hey, I held a roundtable discussion about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume with some of my favorite colleagues - check it out

Reblogged: comicsalliance

24 July 14
bettyfelon:


07.23.14 outfit : batman day
batman bow: Betty Felonpeter pan collar peplum top: forever 21batman skirt: forever 21black & gold flats: h&mcat eye glasses: derek cardigan (via Coastal)batman charm bracelets: vintage
Related: Look at this cute thing that Zambi drew~♡


please excuse the dusty mirror selfies, but here’s my bat-outfit that i wore on batman day~

bettyfelon:

07.23.14 outfit : batman day

batman bow: Betty Felon
peter pan collar peplum top:
forever 21
batman skirt:
forever 21
black & gold flats: h&m
cat eye glasses: derek cardigan (via Coastal)
batman charm bracelets: vintage

Related: Look at this cute thing that Zambi drew~♡

please excuse the dusty mirror selfies, but here’s my bat-outfit that i wore on batman day~

Reblogged: bettyfelon

23 July 14
Everyday is Batman Day.
Batman charm bracelets: vintage

Everyday is Batman Day.

Batman charm bracelets: vintage

21 July 14

The Batgirl Design Process

batgirlofburnside:

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The new Batgirl design has been often credited to Cameron Stewart OR Babs Tarr but rarely to the both of them. The design process was in fact a collaboration with both artists contributing to the final design. 

Cameron: When DC first approached me about taking over Batgirl as writer/artist, my very first question was “can I redesign the costume?”  I knew that my approach to Batgirl would be very different from the armoured-up New 52 look. The costume is the brand, and it needed to immediately reflect the tone and goals of my new storyline and approach.

Intending to do a contemporary take on the iconic Yvonne Craig costume from the 60’s tv series, and using Darwyn Cooke’s revision of Catwoman and Jamie McKelvie's redesign of Captain Marvel as my compass, I wanted to make a costume that was modern, stylish, practical, feminine and sexy without being sexually exploitive, and the kind of thing that a 21-year old girl would want to wear - both in the comic and in real life. I also decided that it would be fun to make it something that could be assembled from real-life items of clothing (something that actually fits into the storyline). Diving into street fashion blogs, I took note of several of recurring styles and shapes and how they could be adapted into a superhero look. 

Eventually I settled on a leather jacket/leggings combo with a pair of yellow lace-up boots in place of the traditional stiletto heels. After experimenting with some full-head-and-neck cowls I decided it felt more appropriate left unattached to the body, which led me to solve the problem of the cape - looking at jackets with snaps led me to come up with the idea of a removable cape fastened at the shoulders. 

When Babs was confirmed as the main artist on the book, I sent her the design I’d made, and she had some suggestions.

Babs: Cameron had such a cute design when I got it! Her boots were pure brilliance and I loved her cape and snaps! It just needed some cool details - that’s where I came in!

Now if you know my work you know I draw my fair share of leather jackets and Barbara’s just needed hers punched up just a little bit! I loved the hip lines that Cameron had, and knowing the structure of ladies’ leather jackets I knew there needed to be seams on the front for her chest. This helped it look a little more sleek and fitted! 
There is also a lot of nice symmetry going on in the jacket I tried to keep in mind with my additions - the angle of the bat symbol wing should reflect the angle of the cape and that same angle flipped upside-down is echoed in the center seams in the jacket. Flip up again and you’ve got the angle of the front zippers I added.
 
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The snaps/cape placement was great, exactly where many leather jackets put seams (see below). I imagine, wherever Barbara found this jacket, the seams were already there for the placement of the cape and she just added snaps right overtop. 
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I added front pocket zippers so that Babs could have some extra pockets, sure, but mostly to bump up the badass factor, breaking up those lines/seams of her jacket - little details to add interest. Zippers on cuffs of the sleeves echo the zippers in the front and also a standard leather jacket detail. 
The collar needed a little love as well! I added a leather strap that snaps over to add a little nice detail.
The belt Cameron had at first was pretty standard. Nothing I haven’t already seen. I wanted to something interesting with it and I saw it as a chance to add a little more sexiness to the costume. So far the costume was pretty devoid of anything too too sexy so I wanted to add just a little bit of it. I thought “What if I made that big pouch on the left side a thigh strap?” That’s sexy AND functional. Now that big pouch wasn’t gonna bounce around all over the place while she was running around kicking ass! 
I also tried to make those pouches less boxy to soften the shapes — more like soft yellow leather. Details in the belt, like the rings attached the straps and the snaps on the belt are just adding interest and echoing the cool hardware in the jacket. 
I finally added some snaps to her gloves, echoing the original snaps on the collar and belt. 
And thats it! I thought about adding some moto lines to the pants, but I decided to leave them be.
The final, incorporated design:
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Reblogged: batgirlofburnside

19 July 14
Aw yiss. #BatgirlOfSomerville

Aw yiss. #BatgirlOfSomerville

13 July 14
cameron-stewart:

Fan-arting my own character in my own way. Personal work, 2014

Can this be a real t-shirt that I can wear?

cameron-stewart:

Fan-arting my own character in my own way. Personal work, 2014

Can this be a real t-shirt that I can wear?

Reblogged: cameron-stewart

11 July 14

bettyfelon:

I still have a massive HeroesCon recap blog post in the works, but considering the comics news today, I wanted to share this amazing commission that Babs Tarr drew for me at HeroesCon

Since Babs was so busy at the con all weekend, I just handed her my sketchbook on Saturday and asked for a commission of Jem, but only if she wasn’t too bombarded with work. When I stopped by her table on Sunday, she surprised me with an illustration of me as Batgirl/Batmangirl and I almost started tearing up on the spot. Thank you so much, Babs - I really can’t wait to see you work your magic on the new Batgirl series this fall.

P.S. Also, thank you, Jordan, for coloring me in

Reblogged: bettyfelon

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh