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Craft foam and elastic!
Have you ever cosplayed zatanna? Would you?
I’ve only put together a closet cosplay of her (on accident) and I coordinated an outfit inspired by her (on purpose) a couple years ago. I would love to cosplay Zee one of these days though!
Hey! Have to say, I love your blog! Besides that, I was wondering if you knew anywhere to buy/had seen any comic book related iPhone cases (that don’t cost my soul?) Thanks a lot!
I’m not sure what your budget is for an iPhone case, but I usually get my cases for pretty cheap on eBay. Your local comic shop may also carry some cool DC/Marvel cases as well.
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Hi, can you tell me where i could find a batman bra? ive been wanting one for so long
Call your local comic shop and ask if they will be selling the DC/Marvel iPhone Chara Covers :)
comicspopetc asked you:
Heyo fashion tip, comic strip. Do you know anywhere where they sell geeky snapback caps? Thanks,
I’ve spotted some comic snapbacks at Lids occasionally, and Mishka NYC currently has some sick Harvey Comics snapbacks.
Will you take me a comic con with you??
If you can shrink yourself to fit in my purse, then sure!
Would you sell any of your costumes? :)
One day, perhaps~ I don’t think my costumes are constructed well enough to be sold for much, to be honest :-/
Who takes the pictures of you at the comic book store?
Betty, do you have any other major fan interests outside of comics?
Many, but currently, I’m all about Gravity Falls, Lord of the Rings, Phoenix Wright, Disney stuff, and One Direction (ha ha ha).
you should be a super villain and you have a ‘fashion gun’ that fixes fashion victims
Yes, I fully approve of this plan.
However, wouldn’t that make me a superhero? :)
Favourites! Fashion designer, superhero, comics company, and colour c:
Favorite fashion designer: Luella Bartley, Jeremy Scott, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite comics publisher: I’m a DC girl at heart, though I’ve been reading a fair amount of Marvel and Image lately.
Favorite color: It really depends on my mood and on the context!
Have you ever designed a cosplay costume from scratch? Like, created your own character and dressed as that? I know that’s sort of not the point of cosplaying, but I think it’d be neat if it was a more common thing.
I’ve never cosplayed a character that I’ve created and designed myself, however I do have a few design ideas for an original Betty Felon superhero costume that I would love to fully conceptualize and create at some point. At previous conventions, I’ve encountered a handful of cosplayers who dress up as their own original characters. It’s a great way to expand your costume choices outside of preexisting characters, as well as guaranteeing that no one else will be cosplaying the same character.
Where did you find those amazing Booster Gold and Blue Beetle pins and in general, where do you find cool comic related accessories? I can never find anything like that unless someone direct links me to the store
I commissioned the Skeets and BB scarab brooches from an artist who works with laser-cut acrylic artwork; you can probably commission something similar via Etsy Alchemy Requests. As for comic-related accessories, check out the artist alley at conventions, craft fairs, comic shops, Etsy, eBay, and pop culture retail stores like Newbury Comics and Hot Topic.
monicamorrell asked you:
Anything Starling/Birds of Prey, inspired?
Nothing at the moment, though I’ll keep an eye out for any Starling-inspired fashion. For now, you can find posts related to some of the other members of Birds of Prey located in the Style Index :)
Anonymous said: You actually can post your own junk on the Tumblr tags. My friend said you can do it when someone you are following reblogs your original post. Busted!
Just because a hack/trick exists, doesn’t mean that I’ve utilized it, let alone even knew that it existed :-/ But there you go, fellow tag coordinators - use it responsibly (if at all).
Since I doubt that I can convince you otherwise (and since you really seem to care about the integrity of the Tumblr tags system), I’ll make you a deal:
thetwonicorn said: Hey! I love so many of the outfits that get featured here, they're so sharp. I'm curious, though; does this blog feature the occasional menswear version of comic strip themed outfits? I would love to see an inspirational look book of ways that I can be superhero-chic hahaha.
While my menswear posts aren’t nearly as frequent as I’d prefer, they can be found under my menswear tag :) Likewise, a fair amount of the t-shirts featured on FTFCS are available in both men’s and women’s sizes, and many of the accessories that I’ve posted are unisex.
I’m trying my best to expand my content to better suit my followers, so if any of you have any links, redesigns, outfits, etc, that is more aligned with menswear fashion, feel free to shoot me over a message or email me at: fashiontipsfromcomicstrips [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks, in advance :D
chr1sgraves-deactivated20140824 said: I hope this is not too personal but who is your favorite Ninja Turtle? I awlays identified with Raph cuz he's so cranky. -anonymousss :P
And my favorite non-Turtle? Casey Jones <3
P.S. OMG WHO IS THIS?!?!? <___<
Anonymous said: We all know that you are posting your own crap on #Comics. Knock it off and quit abusing your damn power.
I’ve already addressed this kind of inquiry previously, but I assume that this is probably the same anon, so I hope I can further clarify how the tags system works.
As a tag coordinator, I actually cannot tag my own posts. For every post on my dashboard, there is a star icon (to the left of the heart/like icon) that allows me to select the post to be featured under the #Comics tag, as seen below on LuluBonanza's post:
Please note how on my own post (below LuluBonanza’s), there is no star icon, as Tumblr restricts me from selecting my own posts for the #Comics tag.
Likewise, while the star icon is still available to click even after a post has previously been selected for the #Comics tag (as seen on MingDoyle's post below), I still cannot select any of my own posts (including my personal Tumblr) for the #Comics tag:
I hope that clears things up a bit. I apologize if you are unhappy with the content that appears in the featured #Comics tag, but since I cannot control who is actually selecting my posts, perhaps you can bring up the issue with Tumblr.
ssjtimotay said: I am a swimmer, and need to one up my current speedo, I got really excited because I thought the undies were speedos, but any idea where I can find a superhero speedo?
I’m not aware of any licensed superhero swimwear, but I wrote a post earlier this year on Splish swimwear’s selection of superhero-inspired swimwear, which includes speedos inspired by Captain America and Aquaman. This, and other swimwear-related posts, can be found under my swimwear tag (which can be easily accessed in my Style Index).
Note for all readers: Feel free to peruse my STYLE INDEX (which can be located at the top of the left sidebar on my main page, under Navigation) - you can browse Fashion Tips by topic, character, comic series, and article of clothing :)
Anonymous said: Do you know of any Batman pajama pants out there (for men)? I'm desperately trying to find some, but all I can find are for little boys or have the entire justice league, not just Batman. I can find pictures of some, but not actually for sale =[
I believe that I spotted a pair of fleece Batman pajama pants in the men’s section of Target a couple weeks ago! Wal-mart & Target usually have a pretty decent selection of nerdy pajama pants. You may want to try eBay as well, which currently has a few listings for Batman pajama/lounge pants.
Hope that helps!
**EDIT** Kmart currently has Batman pajama pants in men’s sizes S-XL for $16.99, and they’re currently 30% off. (Thanks for the heads up, ifuckinglovebatman!)