Boy Wonder, I Love You.
So they just announced that Burt Ward will be at Big Apple Comic Con this year.
I wasn’t originally planning to drop by BACC this year, since it’s the weekend before NYCC, but I think that I may have to attend now.
Now, why is this relevant to Fashion Tips From Comic Strips? My interest in Batman/comics and fashion did partially originate from early exposure to the 60’s Batman TV show when I was a kid; to this day, the show continues to be a huge inspiration in my life, both aesthetically and fashionably. While I’ve always been in love with Dick Grayson/Robin, it was Burt Ward’s costume in particular that served as my major reference for redesigning the Robin costume into a mod 60’s Girl Wonder. Whenever any comic/cartoon character is portrayed via live-action, it’s easier to determine if their costume is actually feasible, in terms of creation and function. While many people brush off the Batman show as pure camp [which I won’t deny, but accept as a major part of its charm and appeal], seeing my favorite heroes and villains virtually lifted from comic pages was simply amazing. Their costumes were extravagant and outrageous, and yet, the citizens of Gotham simply didn’t mind; teenage girls swooned over Robin running around in his trunks and pixie boots, and students barely blinked an eye when Catwoman attended classes in her scintillating signature catsuit. Likewise, I absolutely adored the civilian fashion of that era - even the henchmen looked totally ginchy! Perhaps I’ll do a mini-feature of my favorite fashion moments from the show…
Anyway, this also means that on top of my NYCC plans, I’ll have to fix up my Robin costume, finally get over my heart flutters and meet the original Boy Wonder… and also tell Adam West that we’re birthday twins [give or take a few decades]. And let me know if any of you guys are planning to go :D
On a side note, Fashion Tips From Comic Strips has been stalling a bit, mostly due to the fact that I’m currently the process of moving to our newly relocated Wayne Manor at the end of the month. FTFCS will be back in full swing within the next week or so… so stay tuned - THE WORST IS YET TO COME!