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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.

STAY TUNED – THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

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BETTY FELON

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I'm also the resident Superheroic Sartorialist at ComicsAlliance.

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18 May 13

catt1333 said: Do you have a pinterest? 8D

Here’s a link to my Pinterest: Betty Felon

I even have a board specifically for Fashion Tips From Comic Strips :)

6 September 12
So about a month ago, I finally sat down and figured out how to use Pinterest.
Feel free to follow me: Betty Felon !

So about a month ago, I finally sat down and figured out how to use Pinterest.

Feel free to follow me: Betty Felon !

7 October 11

Anonymous said: Quit putting the same damn post on #Comics over and over. We see it already!

Unfortunately, I actually can’t control which of my own content gets featured in the #Comics tag, as we can’t feature our own posts. :-/

9 June 11
Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to Melissa of The Sartorial Nerd, who inquired about superhero makeovers, the evolution of my personal style, and being a feminist within the realms of fashion and comics. Here’s a quick exerpt from the interview:

The Sartorial Nerd: Is there any comic character whose costume you would redesign? What changes would you make?Betty Felon:  One of my biggest fashion gripes is Huntress’ current costume. I’m not a fan of the belly hole at all; bare midriffs just come across as fairly dated, regardless if you’re a superhero or a supermodel. I’m more partial to the full bodysuit worn in Huntress: Year One and the costume that Helena Wayne (the Huntress of Earth-2) wore, both of which provided coverage and were more flattering than the current costume. I think that the black and white cross motif on her cropped top could translate better as a full leotard or even as a bodycon mini-dress.

For the rest of the interview, click on the photo above or  head on over to The Sartorial Nerd. Enjoy :D

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to Melissa of The Sartorial Nerd, who inquired about superhero makeovers, the evolution of my personal style, and being a feminist within the realms of fashion and comics. Here’s a quick exerpt from the interview:

The Sartorial Nerd: Is there any comic character whose costume you would redesign? What changes would you make?

Betty Felon:  One of my biggest fashion gripes is Huntress’ current costume. I’m not a fan of the belly hole at all; bare midriffs just come across as fairly dated, regardless if you’re a superhero or a supermodel. I’m more partial to the full bodysuit worn in Huntress: Year One and the costume that Helena Wayne (the Huntress of Earth-2) wore, both of which provided coverage and were more flattering than the current costume. I think that the black and white cross motif on her cropped top could translate better as a full leotard or even as a bodycon mini-dress.

For the rest of the interview, click on the photo above or head on over to The Sartorial Nerd. Enjoy :D

13 April 11
HOLY SUBSCRIPTION, BATMAN - OVER 4,000 FOLLOWERS?!
This calls for a celebration - I’ll be posting a proper introduction [as well as my MoCCA recap and a contest (!!)] later tonight!
But for now, thank you so much for taking the time to check out Fashion Tips From Comic Strips - you guys are too awesome :)
STAY TUNED - THE WORST BEST IS YET TO COME!

HOLY SUBSCRIPTION, BATMAN - OVER 4,000 FOLLOWERS?!

This calls for a celebration - I’ll be posting a proper introduction [as well as my MoCCA recap and a contest (!!)] later tonight!

But for now, thank you so much for taking the time to check out Fashion Tips From Comic Strips - you guys are too awesome :)

STAY TUNED - THE WORST BEST IS YET TO COME!

19 January 11
Holy heartthrob, Batman - Worn Fashion Journal is totes crushing on me ♡
I recently sat down for an interview with Worn Fashion Journal, where they inquired about Fashion Tips From Comic Strips, costumes, dress codes, and everything in between. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

If you were a superhero, what would your costume look like? First and foremost, a domino mask is mandatory, as are bow-shaped Batarangs, since I wear bows with almost every one of my outfits. The rest of my dream costume would include a long-sleeved leotard, matching tights, patent combat boots, a streamlined utility belt, and an optional cape that falls mid-thigh. As for the color palette, I think that I’d stick with a more retro colourway — light aqua body, cherry red cape and mask, and lemon yellow accents.
Do you think there is a difference between costume and fashion? I think it really depends on the role that fashion plays in your life. In a general sense, there really is no essential difference between costume and fashion when you recognize both as a means of visual identity. While costumes often seem a bit audacious and inappropriate in normal settings, you really have to consider the significance of a costume to a superhero or supervillain, serving as an iconic identifier; even after years of redesigns, most characters can be identified simply by their synonymous symbol, theme, or style. Similarly, civilian characters also have a symbol in the form of a signature look, which allows us to identify Lois Lane by her impeccable sense of business-casual or Jim Gordon by his browline glasses within even the most intricately dense splash page. In relation to the fashion world, I think that virtually everyone has a signature style or item that they wear that personalizes their daily ensembles.
However, I think that the similarities between costume and fashion are actually more apparent when heroes and villains assume their civilian identities. As civilians, they wear “normal” inconspicuous outfits to blend in with their surroundings, not unlike how less-than-super individuals will abide by a dress code at work or this season’s popular-yet-overdone fashion trends on a daily basis, usually for the primary purpose of fitting in. Their civilian wear in turn serves as their Average Man and Normal Woman costumes, giving them the power to hide their actual powers and identities.

For the rest of the interview (including my life-long relationship with comics and fashion, my list of the top ten best dressed in comics, and whether I prefer Betty or Veronica), click on the photo above or head on over HERE. Enjoy :D

Holy heartthrob, Batman - Worn Fashion Journal is totes crushing on me ♡

I recently sat down for an interview with Worn Fashion Journal, where they inquired about Fashion Tips From Comic Strips, costumes, dress codes, and everything in between. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

If you were a superhero, what would your costume look like?
First and foremost, a domino mask is mandatory, as are bow-shaped Batarangs, since I wear bows with almost every one of my outfits. The rest of my dream costume would include a long-sleeved leotard, matching tights, patent combat boots, a streamlined utility belt, and an optional cape that falls mid-thigh. As for the color palette, I think that I’d stick with a more retro colourway — light aqua body, cherry red cape and mask, and lemon yellow accents.

Do you think there is a difference between costume and fashion?
I think it really depends on the role that fashion plays in your life. In a general sense, there really is no essential difference between costume and fashion when you recognize both as a means of visual identity. While costumes often seem a bit audacious and inappropriate in normal settings, you really have to consider the significance of a costume to a superhero or supervillain, serving as an iconic identifier; even after years of redesigns, most characters can be identified simply by their synonymous symbol, theme, or style. Similarly, civilian characters also have a symbol in the form of a signature look, which allows us to identify Lois Lane by her impeccable sense of business-casual or Jim Gordon by his browline glasses within even the most intricately dense splash page. In relation to the fashion world, I think that virtually everyone has a signature style or item that they wear that personalizes their daily ensembles.

However, I think that the similarities between costume and fashion are actually more apparent when heroes and villains assume their civilian identities. As civilians, they wear “normal” inconspicuous outfits to blend in with their surroundings, not unlike how less-than-super individuals will abide by a dress code at work or this season’s popular-yet-overdone fashion trends on a daily basis, usually for the primary purpose of fitting in. Their civilian wear in turn serves as their Average Man and Normal Woman costumes, giving them the power to hide their actual powers and identities.

For the rest of the interview (including my life-long relationship with comics and fashion, my list of the top ten best dressed in comics, and whether I prefer Betty or Veronica), click on the photo above or head on over HERE. Enjoy :D

9 January 11

New Year’s Resolutions

Since I was working on my own personal resolutions, I figured that I’d make a separate list of resolutions for Fashion Tips From Comic Strips for 2011!

  • Scheduled content:
    I’d liked to get in the routine of having scheduled weekly themes and features, such as focusing on fanart/fan-redesigns, cosplay features, fashion show coverage, shopping guides, and isolating the inevitable Bat-related spam to just one day of the week.
  • More tutorials/D.I.Y.:
    I’d love to feature more tutorials this year, preferably at least one a month. Likewise, I plan on making more appearances on Comics Alliance this coming year, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!
  • Diverse content:
    I’d love to feature more men’s fashion, more characters of color, a larger variety of styles and body types, more characters outside of the DCU, etc.
  • Interviews/profiles:
    I’ve been considering conducting a scheduled series of interviews with comic fans/artists/writers and their thoughts about fashion and comics. Thoughts?
  • New and improved index/layout:
    While I’m pretty happy with the current layout, I’d like to eventually create a layout and index that are both easier to navigate through and easier to update and customize.
    Until then, feel free to utilize the practically invisible search bar, conveniently located at the end of the phallic info arrow :)
  • More interaction:
    One of my biggest Tumblr griefs is that I’m still getting the hang of effectively communicating and conversing with other Tumblr users through this interface. As I mentioned earlier, I activated DISQUS on my Tumblr, which allows for longer comments on individual blog entries that I can directly reply to. I usually tend to correspond with most of my friends through their ask boxes or outside of Tumblr, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line (or contact me on Twitter) anytime to introduce yourselves. Likewise, I’ll be sure to drop by ComicChat more frequently this year :D
    And finally, I plan to hold a contest very soon, so stay tuned!
  • AW YEAH BOSTON TUMBLR MEETUP!
    Since I get a fair amount of messages from fellow Boston Tumblrettes, I’d love to organize a Tumblr meetup for comic fans local in the Boston area sometime soon. Perhaps I can team-up with a couple of you to help create a fun event - I’m looking at you, powergirl, awyeahlife, & LuluBonanza!

Holy New Year’s Eve, Batman - I think I have my work cut out for me! As always, I’m always open to suggestions and feedback for FTFCS, so don’t be shy! And finalement, happy New Year everyone :D

22 December 10
AW YEAH MILESTONES!
At some point over this past week, I had passed the 1,000 followers mark and didn’t even realize it until just now! I want to thank all of you for making me feel so welcome on Tumblr; over these past 5 months, I’ve truly had a blast sharing my love for comics and fashion, befriending some of the ginchiest people on Tumblr, and even reconnecting with some old friends. Thank you so much for the recommendations and more importantly, for just tuning in to Fashion Tips From Comic Strips ♥
I also wanted to take the time to note some site changes that I’ve made over the past few weeks. I’ve added an About page for new visitors, along with an Events page, which lists all of the future conventions and comic-related events that I will be attending in 2011.  I’ve also created a proper Index, where you can easily access posts sorted by topic, character, series, clothing, and publisher. Finally, I’ve installed Disqus on my Tumblr interface, which will allow for commenting on individual posts. Feel free to give me any feedback on the site changes :D

AW YEAH MILESTONES!

At some point over this past week, I had passed the 1,000 followers mark and didn’t even realize it until just now! I want to thank all of you for making me feel so welcome on Tumblr; over these past 5 months, I’ve truly had a blast sharing my love for comics and fashion, befriending some of the ginchiest people on Tumblr, and even reconnecting with some old friends. Thank you so much for the recommendations and more importantly, for just tuning in to Fashion Tips From Comic Strips ♥

I also wanted to take the time to note some site changes that I’ve made over the past few weeks. I’ve added an About page for new visitors, along with an Events page, which lists all of the future conventions and comic-related events that I will be attending in 2011. I’ve also created a proper Index, where you can easily access posts sorted by topic, character, series, clothing, and publisher. Finally, I’ve installed Disqus on my Tumblr interface, which will allow for commenting on individual posts. Feel free to give me any feedback on the site changes :D

16 November 10
AW YEAH TUMBLR MAKEOVER!
Until I actually have more time to sift through every Tumblr theme [and/or code one to my liking], I’ve made a couple of changes on Fashion Tips From Comic Strips. I still need to tweak the HTML a little bit more, so that FTFCS will be  easier to navigate [i.e. add an index/tags page, more streamlined viewing, etc], but until then, I hope you guys dig the new look :D

AW YEAH TUMBLR MAKEOVER!

Until I actually have more time to sift through every Tumblr theme [and/or code one to my liking], I’ve made a couple of changes on Fashion Tips From Comic Strips. I still need to tweak the HTML a little bit more, so that FTFCS will be easier to navigate [i.e. add an index/tags page, more streamlined viewing, etc], but until then, I hope you guys dig the new look :D

2 August 10
Ladies, get ready for your close-ups…She Looks Like The Wednesday Comics [Fashion Tips from Comic Strips] has officially moved to Tumblr!
[Batman (TV series), 1966]

Ladies, get ready for your close-ups…
She Looks Like The Wednesday Comics [Fashion Tips from Comic Strips] has officially moved to Tumblr!

[Batman (TV series), 1966]

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh