DC Comics & Marvel iPhone Chara-Covers, $28 each, available on Fab
Fab is currently having a sale on the much anticipated DC & Marvel iPhone Chara-Covers right now, which were previewed at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The Chara-Covers will be in stores early Spring 2013, but grab one on sale from now till Wednesday (January 16th)!
ComicsAlliance’s New Custom Batman Converse: ‘Arkham City’ Sneakers! [link]
As part of its DC Comics x Converse’s Fall/Winter collection, shoemaker Converse launched itsnewest Design Your Own DC Comics Chuck Taylor All Star shoes campaign this week, featuring artwork from the Batman: Arkham City video game. Similar to the previous Design Your Own DC Comics Sneakers process, this feature allows the customer to design their own shoes by offering a selection of customizable parameters, including innovative digitally-printed canvas, rubber soles, lining, and even a personalized heel strip.
Converse invited me to demo the new “Design Your Own Arkham City Chuck Taylor All Stars” during New York Comic Con last month, and after the meticulous process of customizing every detail, I ended up with a great pair of kicks featuring the Arkham City incarnations of Batman and Catwoman.
Check out my review of Converse’s customizable Arkham City sneakers on ComicsAlliance!
Lazy Oaf x Batman Collection Channels ’90s Batmania [link]
British creative label Lazy Oaf launched a Batman-inspired apparel collection for both men and women, just in time to celebrate the success of The Dark Knight Rises. Known for their bright, pop culture-infused graphics inspired by fast food and Disney, the East London-based design team’s take on Batman channels the fun, kitschy side of the Dark Knight. From cropped baseball tees to logo-splattered dresses, the Lazy Oaf x Batman collection is actually quite reminiscent of the material we saw in Batmania craze of the early ’90s that followed the popularity of Tim Burton’s first Batman film.
Some of the items are currently sold out, however Lazy Oaf will be restocking the collection within the next couple of weeks. Fortunately, this gives me enough time to scrounge up some of my leftover SDCC pocket change to pick up a few items for myself!
Check out the entire Lazy Oaf x Batman collection on ComicsAlliance!
Check out this adorable outfit that I spotted on style-arena!
First and foremost, I absolutely adore that Wonder Woman t-shirt dress, but alas, we don’t have any Primarks in the US (blerg!). As for outfit coordination, I love how she took a simple, casual approach to coordinating this statement dress, providing appropriate accents with accessories in muted tones of red/white/blue. Personally, I would’ve swapped out the footless sheer tights for regular sheer tights, but otherwise, this is a great example of how to effortlessly put together a cute ensemble with one of your resized comic shirts.
Worn by: Midori Ishihara
DC Comics x Psycho Bunny scarf [circa 2010, DC Comics’ 75th Anniversary]
I present to you: my new favorite scarf, featuring some of my favorite white people in the DCU.
Wonder Woman dress, by Sonia Rykiel.
For colette’s DC Comics 75th Anniversary Collection [circa 2010]
Not a day goes by where I don’t daydream about this dress. I love how Rykiel redesigned Wondy’s classic costume into a beautiful slip dress (complete with a gold belt and sheer, lacy stars) without looking tacky or costume-y.
I watched The Dark Knight Rises prologue and all I got were these
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 :)
RedBubble’s New York Comic Con Design Challenge!
RedBubble, one of my favorite t-shirt sites, is holding a design contest for New York Comic Con in October! The winning design will feature an original comic-inspired superhero or villain created by the designer, and will be available on a limited edition exclusive RedBubble t-shirt at NYCC!
“Fancy having your own design featured at New York Comic Con? Of course you do, so you need to get your concentration hat on and read these words:
Your task is to create your very own, highly original, comic book character. Superhero or villain. Splendidly powerful, embarrassingly weak, or just quite good at chess. Give them skills you’ve always wanted or defects you’ve always dreaded. Give them a snappy name and stick them on a t-shirt.
What would your character wear? What’s their calling card, weaponry or gadgetry? What’s their story? What are they fighting for or against? It’s up to you to answer these questions.
We’ll then whip the winning design into a limited edition, official RedBubble/NYCC 2011 t-shirt to be featured, praised, discussed and given to hundreds of adoring comic fans in New York this October.”
Good luck, everyone - I can’t wait to see the entries for this contest!
Here’s what I did to a poor innocent t-shirt today, instead of studying.
I must confess I got the idea from this amazing illustration by Annie Wu.
Well, see, what’s awkward about this is that I can’t even pretend I’m not creeping on Tumblr. But I digress…
You beat me to it! I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make that shirt work in the real world. You’ve definitely improved it; your version is executed beautifully. I love it.
Taking a cue from Annie Wu’s infamous punk redesign of the Justice League (as previously featured on FTFCS), Kiss Lee modified a black t-shirt into a stellar Batman top that we all now covet. Gorgeous work, Kiss!