The ComicsAlliance Collection: Cool Stuff We (And You) Got This Week
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By Betty Felon
After the success of their previous Star Wars collections, Australian fashion brand Black Milk Clothing has launched their first comics-inspired collection with a number of likened Batman items. Taking a cue from the popularity of their limited Harley Quinn-inspired leggings, Black Milk Clothing designed a collection in collaboration with DC Comics and Warner Bros. that combines their signature spandex apparel with Gotham’s Finest — artists, that is, with clothing designed around images created by fan favorites including Jock, Brian Bolland, Terry Dodson, Neal Adams and Andy Kubert. The Black Milk Clothing x Batman collection combines comics, cosplay, and style with a trompe-l’oeil Batman swimsuit (detachable cape included), a Stephanie Brown-inspired bodysuit, a Killing Joke bomber jacket and more.
By Chris Sims
One of the more unfortunate side effects of living in modern society is that we’re expected to wear pants whenever we’re in public. Seriously, they want you to do that every time you leave the house, even though that is clearly an unrealistic proposition for a society that has already perfected pajama technology. It’s an undeniable hassle, but this month, Mattel released something that helps make it a little more awesome: a recreation of the classic Batman ‘66 utility belt, complete with a folding Batarang.
It’s the latest entry in the tidal wave of merchandise that’s been hitting shelves in the truly wonderfulBatman TV series revival that we’ve been seeing over the past few months, and unless you’re willing to get creative with your “Surf’s Up” Batman action figure, it’s the first one you can actually wear. Check out a video of the belt in action below!
By Bethany Fong
Following the popularity of the Archie Comics x MAC Cosmetics collaboration earlier this year, fashion designer Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Archie Comics to create a high-end capsule collection of shoes and accessories featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica and other members of the Riverdale gang.
By Bethany Fong
Just in time for Fall/Winter vigilantism, Forever 21 has launched the Bats and Cats Collection of apparel, accessories and cosmetics, featuring the iconic motifs of Batman and Catwoman. After the success of previous licensed collections showcasing the designs of Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Minnie Mouse, the Bats and Cats line is the first comic-centric collection that Forever 21 has released. Although Forever 21 has occasionally carried DC and Marvel apparel (primarily graphic tees), this collection features a wider variety of merchandise, including Bat-emblem leggings, Catwoman sweaters, and purses covered in gold bat-shaped studs, and more.
Last night I was talking to Kyle Starks about high waisted pants and it got me thinking about fashion. I was also thinking about Storm. When Project:Rooftop was doing their Storm redesign contest I was thinking of entering but wound up not having the time. When I was trying to come up with one for the contest though a lot of people said that I should do something with mohawk/punk Storm. I’ve been thinking about that, and don’t get me wrong, it’s a good look on her but it doesn’t say rebellious or cool anymore. Shit, I’ve got a mohawk. CHRIS SIMS has a mohawk. ‘Nuff said. I also thought it was it was interesting because the punk look was introduced to her in 1983, but punk is a 70’s subculture so even then she was behind the times. Anyway, this is my modern slightly-behind-the-times Storm. She just missed the 80’s revivals but she looks good doing it so who cares.
P.S. What’s the deal with Storm’s usual hair? It’s not even relaxed. It’s just caucasian hair (I wrote white at first and realized that could be confusing). It’s just not African hair at all. And seeing as how her mom is African and her dad is African American I don’t see how that works.