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31 August 13
danceraday:

Beat on the brat.

Beat on the brat Bat.
Black Canary, Zatanna, Wonder Woman, & Catwoman get a slight Ramones makeover. Into it.

danceraday:

Beat on the brat.

Beat on the brat Bat.

Black Canary, Zatanna, Wonder Woman, & Catwoman get a slight Ramones makeover. Into it.

Reblogged: danceraday

27 August 13
comicsalliance:

THE FISHNETS BRIGADE: DINI & QUINONES’ ‘BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA’ GRAPHIC NOVEL CONFIRMED FOR MAY 2014 
By Andy Khouri
Promised for years but continually delayed, Black Canary/Zatanna will finally become a reality when it goes on sale in May of next year. Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones, the 94-page original graphic novel finds the fan-favorite DC Comics heroines in their more traditional looks and teaming up to bring down a new threat who puts both of their fantastic abilities to the test.
SEE PAGES AT COMICS ALLIANCE.

In case you were wondering, fishnets will be all the rage in 2014.

comicsalliance:

THE FISHNETS BRIGADE: DINI & QUINONES’ ‘BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA’ GRAPHIC NOVEL CONFIRMED FOR MAY 2014 

By Andy Khouri

Promised for years but continually delayed, Black Canary/Zatanna will finally become a reality when it goes on sale in May of next year. Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones, the 94-page original graphic novel finds the fan-favorite DC Comics heroines in their more traditional looks and teaming up to bring down a new threat who puts both of their fantastic abilities to the test.

SEE PAGES AT COMICS ALLIANCE.

In case you were wondering, fishnets will be all the rage in 2014.

Reblogged: comicsalliance

18 May 12
NOTE: Guh, it’s been a while since I’ve photographed a comic-inspired ensemble, but here’s one from a couple years ago :)
Zatanna ☆[link]
05.19.10 - ANNATAZ
black sequined bow: handmade/Betty Felonbowtie necklace: handmadewhite bunny brooch: handmadetuxedo cocktail dress: h&m [$5 on sale!]black tailcoat blazer: forever 21black swiss dotted tights: h&mblack patent heels: forever 21Zatanna #1: New England Comics

Photo credits: Benn Robbins

NOTE: Guh, it’s been a while since I’ve photographed a comic-inspired ensemble, but here’s one from a couple years ago :)

Zatanna [link]

05.19.10 - ANNATAZ

black sequined bow: handmade/Betty Felon
bowtie necklace: handmade
white bunny brooch: handmade
tuxedo cocktail dress: h&m [$5 on sale!]
black tailcoat blazer: forever 21
black swiss dotted tights: h&m
black patent heels: forever 21
Zatanna #1: New England Comics

Photo credits: Benn Robbins

8 February 12
Zatanna, by sojinnn.
One of my biggest gripes regarding civilian wear in most modern comics is how out-dated most of the outfits are, especially on the teenage heroes. That said, I really love how sojinnn styled a teenage, Young Justice-era Zee; this ensemble manages to look casual, yet stylishly put-together. Although I’m usually a fan of audacious costume-inspired civilian ensembles, I can’t help but feel compelled by the subdued feel of this character redesign, with just a hint of Zatanna’s usual magician attire via that adorable card suit skirt.

Zatanna, by sojinnn.

One of my biggest gripes regarding civilian wear in most modern comics is how out-dated most of the outfits are, especially on the teenage heroes. That said, I really love how sojinnn styled a teenage, Young Justice-era Zee; this ensemble manages to look casual, yet stylishly put-together. Although I’m usually a fan of audacious costume-inspired civilian ensembles, I can’t help but feel compelled by the subdued feel of this character redesign, with just a hint of Zatanna’s usual magician attire via that adorable card suit skirt.

Reblogged: zen-crossbows-deactivated201210

8 June 11
In light of the various redesigns happening within the DCU reboot in September, Gail Simone not only summons the curse of culottes upon DC’s heroines, but demands depictions of Batman in the aforementioned clothing article.
Tweet your sketches of Batman in culotttes @GailSimone on Twitter, follow the #batmaninculottes tag, and let the hilarity ensue (as the case usually does when culottes are involved).
In related news, now that I’m back from my extended weekend out of town, I will be critiquing the continuously-growing batch of costume redesigns accompanying DC’s reboot. Stay tuned!

In light of the various redesigns happening within the DCU reboot in September, Gail Simone not only summons the curse of culottes upon DC’s heroines, but demands depictions of Batman in the aforementioned clothing article.

Tweet your sketches of Batman in culotttes @GailSimone on Twitter, follow the #batmaninculottes tag, and let the hilarity ensue (as the case usually does when culottes are involved).

In related news, now that I’m back from my extended weekend out of town, I will be critiquing the continuously-growing batch of costume redesigns accompanying DC’s reboot. Stay tuned!

1 June 11
Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Reputation, by Cliff Chiang.
Known for his remixes of comics and album cover art, Cliff Chiang created this stunning Runaways-inspired piece starring Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Zatanna, and Batgirl. I would absolutely kill to see DC’s finest perform “Cherry Bomb.” HELLO WORLD, I’M YOUR WONDER GIRL!
What Cliff had to say about this piece:

Inspired by a late-night viewing of The Runaways, and partly an exercise to see if I could make star-spangled pants and Wonder Woman go together. The idea started with Wonder Woman  (I briefly entertained using an Ian Curtis Batman) but the idea of an all-girl rock band with Black Canary, Zatanna and Batgirl seemed too good to pass up.

Wonder Woman (as Joan Jett): This is one of the few instances where the star-spangled pants actually work; the dark-washed skinny pants look more wearable than the blue star-studded jeggings. The rest of the outfit is the perfect casual rock translation of Wonder Woman’s outfit without appearing too costume-y. Finally, I love how the golden lasso is her amp cord - it reminds me of how Annie Wu transformed Wondy’s lasso into a golden microphone in her Malcolm McLaren Justice League redesign.
Black Canary (as Cherie Currie): Since Currie’s stage-wear often consisted of teddies, bustiers, big black boots and fishnets, it’s just fitting that Dinah would rock the mic with her Canary Cry.
Zatanna (as one of The Runaways many bassists): OLLEH HSALS! It figures that one of the greatest guitarists of all time must’ve been dabbling in magic.
Batgirl (as Sandy West): I love how her KISS-esque makeup acts as her Bat-mask, allowing Barbara’s signature red locks to pump up the volume now that it’s not trapped in a cowl. Also, I bet Nightwing would be totes jealz of that silver collar!
Side note: I propose that all of the DC reboots in September consist of Cliff Chiang restyling all of my favorite superheroes as all of my favorite bands. Get on it, DC Comics.
Check out my full fashion critique on ComicsAlliance!

Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Reputation, by Cliff Chiang.

Known for his remixes of comics and album cover art, Cliff Chiang created this stunning Runaways-inspired piece starring Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Zatanna, and Batgirl. I would absolutely kill to see DC’s finest perform “Cherry Bomb.” HELLO WORLD, I’M YOUR WONDER GIRL!

What Cliff had to say about this piece:

Inspired by a late-night viewing of The Runaways, and partly an exercise to see if I could make star-spangled pants and Wonder Woman go together. The idea started with Wonder Woman  (I briefly entertained using an Ian Curtis Batman) but the idea of an all-girl rock band with Black Canary, Zatanna and Batgirl seemed too good to pass up.

Wonder Woman (as Joan Jett): This is one of the few instances where the star-spangled pants actually work; the dark-washed skinny pants look more wearable than the blue star-studded jeggings. The rest of the outfit is the perfect casual rock translation of Wonder Woman’s outfit without appearing too costume-y. Finally, I love how the golden lasso is her amp cord - it reminds me of how Annie Wu transformed Wondy’s lasso into a golden microphone in her Malcolm McLaren Justice League redesign.

Black Canary (as Cherie Currie): Since Currie’s stage-wear often consisted of teddies, bustiers, big black boots and fishnets, it’s just fitting that Dinah would rock the mic with her Canary Cry.

Zatanna (as one of The Runaways many bassists): OLLEH HSALS! It figures that one of the greatest guitarists of all time must’ve been dabbling in magic.

Batgirl (as Sandy West): I love how her KISS-esque makeup acts as her Bat-mask, allowing Barbara’s signature red locks to pump up the volume now that it’s not trapped in a cowl. Also, I bet Nightwing would be totes jealz of that silver collar!

Side note: I propose that all of the DC reboots in September consist of Cliff Chiang restyling all of my favorite superheroes as all of my favorite bands. Get on it, DC Comics.

Check out my full fashion critique on ComicsAlliance!

4 April 11
Featured comic guest Darwyn Cooke created this amazing t-shirt for the upcoming Boston Comic Con. I can’t wait to grab one of these at the end of the month!
EDIT: According to @BostonComicCon, DC Comics refused licensing for the production of these shirts. What a shame - I would’ve loved a shirt and/or a poster of this artwork, especially since it reps my hometown, my love for Darwyn Cooke, and my life-long allegiance to DC Comics.
Boston Comic Con (link)April 30th (Saturday) - May 1st (Sunday)@ Hynes Convention Center (Boston)
Who else is going? :D

Featured comic guest Darwyn Cooke created this amazing t-shirt for the upcoming Boston Comic Con. I can’t wait to grab one of these at the end of the month!

EDIT: According to @BostonComicCon, DC Comics refused licensing for the production of these shirts. What a shame - I would’ve loved a shirt and/or a poster of this artwork, especially since it reps my hometown, my love for Darwyn Cooke, and my life-long allegiance to DC Comics.

  • Boston Comic Con (link)
    April 30th (Saturday) - May 1st (Sunday)
    @ Hynes Convention Center (Boston)

Who else is going? :D

4 January 11
comiccharm:

-Flakes has been creating some wonderful Secret Six and other DC character inspired fashion looks.  (You should check them our they’re awesome!)  Last night while in a hypnotic trance from hours of re-building my website I decided to have a tinker with Looklet myself.
I bring you Batgirl (Stephanie Brown), Supergirl, Batwoman (Kate Kane), Powergirl, Black Canary and Zatanna.  (I couldn’t resist giving Peej a boob window and I think it looks awesome.)  I love fashion and I love comics and I hope when I become a full-time comic penciller that I can use some of that to make my characters interesting.  You guys have seen me rant about this before I’m sick of reading comics and every character, even the women are wearing the same plain coloured shirt and generic pants combo.  There is so much variety artists would be playing around with!  People use their clothes as extension of themselves, it’s there way of showing off who they are using fabric and accessories.  By taking the time on a character’s outfit even out of costume in a comic you’re helping show who they see themselves as without words.
I can see Looklet becoming a fun and useful resource for myself in the future when I need to be inspired.

I haven’t played around with this yet, but this already looks more fun than Polyvore. I’d love to see any of your superhero/-villain inspired Looklet sets, so feel free to send them over - I’d love to compile my favorites into a post by the end of the week :)

comiccharm:

-Flakes has been creating some wonderful Secret Six and other DC character inspired fashion looks.  (You should check them our they’re awesome!)  Last night while in a hypnotic trance from hours of re-building my website I decided to have a tinker with Looklet myself.

I bring you Batgirl (Stephanie Brown), Supergirl, Batwoman (Kate Kane), Powergirl, Black Canary and Zatanna.  (I couldn’t resist giving Peej a boob window and I think it looks awesome.)  I love fashion and I love comics and I hope when I become a full-time comic penciller that I can use some of that to make my characters interesting.  You guys have seen me rant about this before I’m sick of reading comics and every character, even the women are wearing the same plain coloured shirt and generic pants combo.  There is so much variety artists would be playing around with!  People use their clothes as extension of themselves, it’s there way of showing off who they are using fabric and accessories.  By taking the time on a character’s outfit even out of costume in a comic you’re helping show who they see themselves as without words.

I can see Looklet becoming a fun and useful resource for myself in the future when I need to be inspired.

I haven’t played around with this yet, but this already looks more fun than Polyvore. I’d love to see any of your superhero/-villain inspired Looklet sets, so feel free to send them over - I’d love to compile my favorites into a post by the end of the week :)

Reblogged: comiccharm

10 December 10
Close-up of Zatanna’s Z-earrings.
These have been on my to-do list forever. I think I’ll finally get around to making myself a pair this weekend… GNITFARC SREWOP OG!
[Booster Gold #24]

Close-up of Zatanna’s Z-earrings.

These have been on my to-do list forever. I think I’ll finally get around to making myself a pair this weekend… GNITFARC SREWOP OG!

[Booster Gold #24]

Posted: 1:02 PM
Zatanna’s variant costume Booster Gold #24.[Set in an alternate future where Booster Gold failed to prevent Deathstroke from killing Dick Grayson and the Teen Titans.]
While I’m not particularly crazy about this costume, I do like how it combines features of both of her most popular costumes; the white blocking and her Z earrings are heavily reminiscent of her Satellite-Era costume back in the 80’s, while her hairstyle and fishnets are pulled directly from her signature magician ensemble. In terms of costume design, I do love how streamlined this costume is in comparison to her past looks, however, I think that the presence of a tailcoat and/or cape is rather crucial to complete Zatanna’s overall look.
[Booster Gold #24]
P.S. Happy belated birthday, Zatanna/Jasmine!!! ♥

Zatanna’s variant costume Booster Gold #24.
[Set in an alternate future where Booster Gold failed to prevent Deathstroke from killing Dick Grayson and the Teen Titans.]

While I’m not particularly crazy about this costume, I do like how it combines features of both of her most popular costumes; the white blocking and her Z earrings are heavily reminiscent of her Satellite-Era costume back in the 80’s, while her hairstyle and fishnets are pulled directly from her signature magician ensemble. In terms of costume design, I do love how streamlined this costume is in comparison to her past looks, however, I think that the presence of a tailcoat and/or cape is rather crucial to complete Zatanna’s overall look.

[Booster Gold #24]

P.S. Happy belated birthday, Zatanna/Jasmine!!! ♥

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh