Representin’ California Gurls
Thanks, Kevin Coppa! You’re a man of your word.
Oh Bryan, if you only knew the crunch time we we’re in to make you this puppet ;w;
this is an actual costume from the last airbender film. they are indeed well made, and its too bad the film cannot say the same thing…
i digress… kevin coppa acquired this costume in order to pull off this specific gag cosplay. i love it!
notice his cardboard sign :)
YAY! And an appa in the background YIPYIP
So, about this.
These costumes are phenomenal. I think Iron Bunny needed a modesty patch or something down low because that was… it was riding high for the Sunday floor, but the quality of these costumes was insane. Extra special props to Coulson Bunny because OH MY GOD. COULSON BUNNY.
That said. I have an issue with this.
These women were on the Marvel mainstage on Sunday for probably twenty minutes being photographed. Why. Other than the obvious answer, why? Look, if I had the legs to pull off a playboy bunny costume, I probably would have by now. I think it’s iconic and sexy and fun. I don’t even protest choosing to do a group costume of this nature, although I generally speaking abhor ‘sexy’ Superhero derived costumes. I give these props for creativity and construction (though definitely a missed opportunity not having white bunny ears coming out of the Cap helmet), but at the end of the day, I would rather have seen straight up genderswapped non-hyper-sexualized versions of these heroes. Alas. But none of this was why I got fucking annoyed and disheartened by the amount of time and attention these women were give on the Marvel booth stage on Sunday.
The reason I ended up being scowly about this particular set of costumers is that there was, at the stage at the same time, a very small girl. Maybe four years old. She was adorable beyond measure, with her mom and dad, and she was dressed as her hero- Captain America.
Not Miss America. Not American Dream. Not a skirted version of Captain America. Captain America. Helmet-mask, tunic, pants, boots. Her hair was pigtailed to allow for the mask straps. She was dressed as Captain America and she stood and watched these tall beautiful barbie looking women get fawned over and lauded with praise and attention at Comic Con for being dressed as playboy bunnies. For dressing not just as sexy heroes, but in the livery of heroes being applied to a uniform that was intended to evoke a sense of sexual availability and commodification. I’m not about to say the women above are what’s wrong with Comic Con or anything ridiculous like that, but I am going to say that it’s a problem when little girls go someplace to celebrate their heroes and get shown that women are only celebrated for being sexy.
I was obsessed with Catwoman when I was 7. BtAS was my jam. Dressed as her for halloween several years in a row. Covered HEAD TO TOE in black and grey. If my dad had taken me to Comic Con to look for Catwoman ANYTHING, he would have found precisely two items on the floor that did not feature her with her costume unzipped nonsensically to her navel: Mattel’s DC Villains Polly Pocket, and Mezco Toyz’s SDCC exclusive Catwoman keychain. That’s it. I know, because I looked.
I’m all for feeling sexy and having fun and being stylish and whatever, but it just… This shit drives me crazy. That we spend so much time telling little girls they have to look like this or dress like this to matter. It’s bad enough the rest of society is bombarding them- us- with airbrushed, altered pictures of girls that aren’t real to make us feel bad about our skin and our hair and our teeth and our size and giving us nothing but stories that tell us we need men to make our lives important. When it comes to comics, and by extension comic con, creating worlds where girls can fly and lift cars and punch super villains and have stories that don’t rely on men and where they can literally look like anything because they’re drawings on a page it just… it just really sucks that they don’t. That they’re not. And that they learn that lesson on Sunday morning at Comic-Con, as much as anywhere else.
lololol so much buttmad. That little girl had fun up on stage and I got to hold her! <3 Sorry buddy I get your point but Comic Con isn’t known for it’s modesty and plus that was Nikki Six’s little girl! I’m pretty sure she sees worse on a regular basis~plus she was in the arms of Captain America, no harm could come! ;D
and now I am a mermaid. Click through for commission info.
I MADE THIS
Check out the bodice and neckline on this vintage 1970s Gunne Sax dress.
It’s so beautiful I want to have babies with it.
I copped from a fabulous local vintage store that used to be called American Vintage. but it seems like they changed their name to Memo’s Vintage. They’re extremely well organized and the prices are fair for actual vintage items. I like to take Burando Mommy here because she was built for the 50s.
I normally pass on vintage because it always seems like I’m stuck between a 22” waist and a 40” bust, but I found this jewel last week. I’ve never heard of Gunne Sax before, but they’re a fascinating old company, flourishing through the trends of space and time by keeping themselves current. They specialized in formal to semi-formal wear, and the modern day brand, Jessica Mcclintock, does taffeta and satin prom dresses.
So basically I own someone’s 70s prom dress, but it’s the perfect summer dress now!Wally is absolutely fascinated.
Gunne Sax takes absolutely no prisoners. To wear their vintage dresses you’d better be 5’ 6” with a 32” bust and 26” waist. I am short by an inch, so an inch had to be shaved and hemmed off.
That’s pretty much what I do on the weekends, orz. I could probably benefit from more fashionable bedsheets.
I love you Tina