Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. In honor of the many fans who’ve displayed excellence in the mastery of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Kinetix Releases a ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ T-Shirt Collection [link]
With the release of The Dark Knight Rises this summer, LA-based design company KINETIX has come out with a collection of T-shirts designed in collaboration with the Warner Bros. Exclusively sold on kitson, the T-shirt collection features imagery of Catwoman and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, as well as classic Batman logos and DC Comics art (including Dustin Nguyen’s artwork for Heart of Hush).
Check out the KINETIX x The Dark Knight Rises collection (and my criticisms regarding the Catwoman/Social Climber top, seen above) on ComicsAlliance!
Cat Ear Visor Sunglasses, by Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow [S/S 2009]
Back when I first spotted these in 2009, I wasn’t too crazy about the frame/lens shape of these sunglasses; however, I did love how the cat ears were subtle without being too reminiscent of your stereotypical otaku. All in all, definitely a cute and clever alternative of wearing your sunglasses indoors, especially from the collaborative efforts of Jeremy Scott (who channeled DC Comics in his Fall 2011 collection) and Linda Farrow (who designed these domino mask sunglasses).
Fast forward to Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume in The Dark Knight Rises:
The visor on her high-tech goggles reportedly emulates the shape of cat ears when the goggles are worn as a headband. I wonder if the costume designer on the set of TDKR happened to take a cue from Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow’s eyewear design…
I watched The Dark Knight Rises prologue and all I got were these lousyAWESOME t-shirts.
The prologue itself was exciting, though Bane was a tad bit incoherent, which will hopefully be fixed in the final audio edit next year. Otherwise, the cluster of preview shots from TDKR at the end of the prologue definitely sent chills down my spine. What did you guys think of the prologue?
BONUS: They also gave out free t-shirts at the prologue screenings! The shirts were available in two designs: LEGEND/Batman and END/Bane. I initially received the Bane shirt upon arrival, however the ladies at the theater also made sure to give me a Batman shirt on the way out :)