Loki-Inspired Fashion

This outfit was inspired by the Avenger’s super villan and demi-god, Loki. I tried to capture the essence of Loki without creating a look that would be impossible to pull off in real life. What resulted was a dark, edgy but completely wearable outfit complete with trendy details (the neon bag, the sheer blouse, and the golden cuff, for instance).
This is the first villian who has inspired one of my outfit creations (check out some of my other popular superhero outfits, like Black Widow and Captain America ), and I love the result! Who should be my next villanous inspiration?

Loki Inspired Fashion

By Sarah, contributing writer. Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.
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Captain America Inspired Fashion

A patriotic outfit inspired by Marvel’s Captain America, 1940s fashion, and the good ol’ red, white, and blue. Happy July Fourth!

Captain American Inspired Fashion

By Sarah, contributing writer. Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

Once Upon a Time: Snow White

What’s so great about Once Upon a Time? Besides the fabulous strong female leads (the ladies are the ones who get stuff done in this series), the adorable fairy tale men, and the unique and ever-surprising  story line, the fashion in Once Upon a Time is hard to ignore. The Queen is most notable for her daring and dark ensembles, but for this wardrobe inspiration, I looked to Snow White. It’s no surprise that this princess’ look leans towards the feminine…but don’t forget she has her (many) kickass moments.

Snow White: Once Upon a Time

By Sarah, contributing writer. Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

How to Dress Like a (Female) Superhero: Rogue

I found it pretty challenging to put together a look based on Rogue. In both the movies and comics her outfits are more “superhero-y” than some of the other female heroes I’ve featured. I focused on creating an edgy look with pops of Rogue’s usual yellows and greens.

Lambskin Cycle Jacket, $124.94

Even her name is badass, so Rogue would definitely done this super cool leather jacket.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/IZOD-Womens-Lambskin-Cycle-Jacket/4122858/product.html

Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves, $17.99

These gloves are actually practical (if you have a motorcycle), but for those of us who don’t, I suggest pairing them with a simpler outfit, to avoid looking too tacky.

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Fingerless-Motorcycle-Leather-Gloves/3082634/product.html?cid=123620

Classic Trench in Black, $198

What a classy piece! It is certainly the easiest Rogue-inspired item to add to your wardrobe. It’s a simple way to add a touch of Rogue’s comic book look ( recall her telltale long, black jacket)

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=656191002&tid=braff2178999&ap=2&siteID=brafcid105

Ruched Knee High Boot in Black, $33.50

I don’t really suspect that Rogue would wear heels when she’s crime fighting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t.

http://urbanog.com/Qupid-Puffe-47-Ruched-Knee-High-Boot_109_14774.html

Jenna Jeans in Black, $23.60

These jeans are perfectly edgy without going over the top. I think how they are styled here, with neutral heels and classic skirt, really does them justice.

http://www.urbanog.com/Jenna-Jeans_133_18501.html

Double Face Eyelash Fringe Scarf in Green, $88

I’ve added this scarf in an effort to bring in some of Rogue’s bright green tones.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-double-face-eyelash-fringe-wrap/3197146?siteid=J84DHJLQkR4-swt2OQz0W2Rwhvr_awHK5Q&url=http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-double-face-eyelash-fringe-wrap/3197146?origin=category&cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1

Justin Rock n’ Roller Belt in Brown, $34

I love how versatile this belt is.  It looks great on Rogue when she’s wearing her green and yellow body suit, but I think it’d look just as good with a button down and jeans.

http://www.zappos.com/justin-rock-n-roller-brown?utm_source=shopstyle

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Isadora silk-blend lamé gown, $487.50

If Rogue were ever convinced to go to a fancy gala, I suspect she’d chose this golden gown. The piece is gorgeous thanks to the shimmery fabric and dones a very understated, but classy silhouette.

http://www.theoutnet.com/product/110404?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-EYnZgXZ2T7MbDRN2IJNe_g

Full Finish Lipstick in “No Competition” Color, $18

I don’t envision Rogue with bright red lips or over the top makeup. I think she’d appreciate this sophisticated pink.

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2166096&productId=xlsImpprod820390&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=1040shollywoodglamour2011&categoryId=cat80058

By Sarah Spoto, Contributing Writer.

 Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

Noir Comics Fashion Style Guide

By Sarah Spoto, Contributing Writer

The theme for this genre-inspired fashion guide is Noir. Think Dick Tracey, V for Vendetta, and Sin City. For this selection, I’ve focused on creating a dark, sexy, and dramatic look. The whole look is anchored by a classic staple: the simple trench. Edgy, no?

Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

Dress Like a (Female) Superhero: Mystique

By Sarah Spoto, Contributing Writer

If you’ve only watched the earlier X-Men movies, Mystique may not seem like a hero, but in First Class she proves that villainy (and heroism) are not black and white.  Plus, I absolutely adore her style in the movie. Retro has been quite popular lately in the fashion world, and Mystique’s (aka Raven’s) contemporary spin on a 1960s look is perfectly relevant and charming.  Be warned, this post is strictly First Class Mystique inspired.  If you are looking for the blue Mystique-inspired look, check back in a few weeks!

Anthropologie Precious Metals Cardigan, $78

This sweet, delicate cardigan more or less portrays the feeling of Raven’s part good girl, part sexy, confident hero look.

Anthropologie Easton Garden Scarf, $58

This scarf is a fresh spin on Raven’s silk scarves from the movie.

Ralph Lauren Traveler Bag, $295

A sophisticated and utterly practical bag. I could picture Raven strolling through London with this one.

Lands’ End Canvas Softest Turtle Neck Sweater in Oatmeal Heather, $19.99

I actually own this sweater, and it is ridiculously soft. Plus, a turtleneck is mandatory if you are going for a late 1960s look. The Oatmeal Heather color gives it a nice contemporary spin (not all turtlenecks need to be black!).

Talbots Ama Patent Leather Almond Toe Pump in Peacock Green, $139

Patent leather pumps are a no-brainer staple for any professional woman, but I particularly like the color of these pumps. It does harken a bit to Mystique’s natural color, doesn’t it?

Lands’ End Luxe Wool Insulated Pea Coat in Garnet, $169.50

I couldn’t get Raven’s adorable grey pea coat out of my head (remember when she’s walking arm-and-arm with Charles through the rain?). This Lands’ End version is an affordable option. Unfortunately, unlike Raven, we can’t get James McAvoy for an accessory.

Etsy  Rozzie Long Turquoise Pendant Necklace

Pendant necklaces are certainly in style right now, and I love how this particular necklace harkens back to Raven’s gold pendant. Raven sports relatively low-key accessories in the movie,  and of the few, her pendant necklace is probably the best.

Urban Outfitters Wink  Metallic Open-Back Sweater Dress,  $99.99

The high neck on this sweater is reminiscent of Raven’s turtleneck dresses, and the back gives it a sexy touch.

Selection of sweater dresses:

There were so many Urban Outfitters sweater dresses I could have chosen from for this look. If you want Raven’s style, chose the best dress for your shape from this selection.

Leighton’s Doorman Umbrella, $31.95

So we can all pretend we are in London when it’s raining.

J.Crew Lilabeth Dress is Silk Taffeta in Caspian Blue, $295.00

How could I not help but put a blue dress in the mix? This may be the best way to get Mystique’s look…without paining yourself blue.

Whose look do you want to see next?

Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

Manga Style Fashion Guide

By Sarah Spoto, Contributing Writer

I’m not going to tell you how to dress “bohemian” or “feminine” or how to get that perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day. You have fashion magazines for that, and this is a comic book blog—a comic book blog for women, which means I’ve put together a guide to reinvent your wardrobe with comic genre-inspired pieces. And since I am a big fan of Japanese fashion, I’ve chosen manga as the first genre.

In case you don’t know, manga is the Japanese word for comics but has come to mean (for us English-speakers) a comic produced in Japan. Manga’s art has a unique style, just like Japanese fashion. In terms of manga fashion, a school uniform is probably the most common outfit you’ll see any character wearing.  The second most common outfit is sailor. My picks are collected from the always-trendy selections of Akira and Asos.

What genre would you like to see next? Noir? Horror? Superhero? 

Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.