For those of you looking for a little bit of styling inspiration, comic creator/artist Chris Graves recently sketched up a quick lookbook featuring eight adorable superhero-inspired outfits.
"I was pretty dronkxorz a few nights ago but it helped my productivity a bit. So I roughed out some ideas for outfits with Betty in mind. But really, everybody should dress more superhero-themed.
I think the Nightwing and Madman dresses are my fave. Also the Damian Robin =D”
- Chris Graves
I adore all of these so much that I felt compelled to comment on every single ensemble.
Classic Robin: I really love the use of a sweater in this ensemble; it reminds me a lot of the sweaters that Dick Grayson used to wear early on (as seen on Burt Ward in the ‘60’s Batman series). I think I personally would’ve opted for layering the sweater over a yellow peter pan collared shirt instead of wearing the yellow scarf, to complete the retro ensemble.
Nightwing: Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to make a Nightwing bodycon dress exactly like this for years now. After seeing Chris’ rendition, I think it’s time.
Batman: I like how this matches the classic Robin coordinate perfectly. Since a fair portion of my wardrobe is comprised of black and greys, I’m surprised that I don’t own this outfit already. On a side note, I really need to track down a Batman sweater.
Damian Wayne/Robin: I love the use of the hooded scarf for the Damian Wayne Robin ensemble - you could also use a circle scarf (like this one from American Apparel) for a similar makeshift hood.
Stephanie Brown/Batgirl: This coordinate only reminds me of how I’m in dire need of more
purple eggplant-colored items in my wardrobe, especially in regards to how stellar eggplant and yellow look together.
Huntress: I really love this design as a bodycon dress (note: phew, no belly hole!). I think I would’ve opted to go without the utility belt, since it interferes with the bold design of the dress itself.
Miss Martian: I feel like this would be a cute civilian disguise for M’gann. So cute.
Madman: My favorite of the bunch. I’ve been wanting a Madman shirt forever to create a similar ensemble, but this is just perfection. The tights (in a gorgeous shade of Frank Einstein blue) look so crisp against the white dress and black boots. Okay, that’s it - I’m making this ensemble ASAP (complete with a yo-yo-shaped purse!).
Conclusively, Chris Graves is the ginchiest - I can’t wait to see more of your redesigns :D