DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON (2006), Samurai Bullets, Marvel Comics, Writer: Justin Gray Penciller: Khari Evans Cover Artist: Khari Evans

Sequential Sartorial: The Wardrobe of Colleen Wing

Sequential Sartorial! It’s gonna be a new thing! Talking about costume design in comics: GOOD costume design. This week: Colleen Wing, 2006. First things first: does anybody want my copy of Daughters of the Dragon, trade number one (“Samurai Bullets”)? Pay the postage and it’s yours. I don’t need it in my house; it’s a…

teen titans, donna troy, thong, DC, 2009

Sequential Sartorial: Why Does Fashion Matter In Comics?

Costuming is important in art. Clothing is more immediately communicative than body language, and art communicates. For example, Lana Del Rey’s video for her 2012 release “National Anthem.” It’s all Jackie & JFK pastiche. Towards the very end, there’s that last ride recreated, and Jackie/Lana has on the pink suit. WRONG. She wears goldenrod. Her hat…

Starfire, Koriand'r, George Perez, DC Comics

Starfire’s New Costume: A Reflection of Her History and Personality

If you haven’t heard the news about Starfire getting a much needed costume update—not to mention her own on-going series by powerhouse team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, of Harley Quinn fame, along with Emanuela Lupacchino—then buckle up because I’m going to break it down for you.

Babs and company shopping, Batgirl #36

Sequential Sartorial: Superhero Beat! Off the Rack, On the Highstreet

A lot of the recent conversations surrounding what could be considered fashion in comics has been in reference to superhero uniforms. Now, we know that everyone’s new uniforms are rad. But what’s even radder is that some of the components that make up these costumes, as well as our favourite heroes’ civilian clothes, are based…

Harley Quinn in Joker Writers Brian Azzarello Artists Lee Bermejo

Sequential Sartorial: Worst to Best Harley Quinn Outfits (DC Comics)

Harley Quinn has gone through a bit of an identity crisis throughout her years in DC. Since her animated debut, Harley has gone from the sidekick and girlfriend of Joker to her own full-on character, ranging from animated series to comics, video games, and a guest spot in the TV series Arrow–and now she’s on…

banner: detail from Vampirella After Klimt, Bill Sienkiewicz, pinup from Vampirella Quarterly, Spring 2007

Sequential Sartorial: Narrative Chaos! How to Redesign a Character

I promised to be positive in this series so here’s a new spin on that: a how-to, some advice, a template to run with. Why complain about weak redesigns if you don’t give suggestions on how to be better? But I’m poison-flavoured and sour, like my favourite drink, so let’s sneak in a little evil…

Emma Frost by John Byrne - Classic X-Men, Marvel Comics

Sequential Sartorial: Fetishists, Unlike Emma Frost, Understand Occasion

Welcome to the X-Men, where second-skin garmentry is commonplace—hope you survive the experience! Amongst the X-Men is a villain-turned-teacher (turned heroine, though never nice); her name is Emma Frost. For most of her history, she’s worn all-white, though recently she turned to all-black. But just as often as she’s been monochromatic, she’s been clothed in outfits…

Polyvore Challenge: Let’s Play Dress-up with Emma Frost

As Claire recently pointed out in this piece, Emma Frost’s wardrobe is in serious need of an update. Clearly, the White Queen still rocks white like few others, but the lingerie and lingerie-influenced outfits of her Hellfire days are long past her. She’s on the side of good now and a dedicated teacher of new…

Sequential Sartorial on Princess Crystal’s Redesign: Hair vs. Body

The Inhumans’ Princess Crystal’s weird hair thing is one of the most precious mysteries of comics; undaunted by science, unsullied by commonly touted explanations. It is—it simply is. Crystal’s hair does this thing, and we like it, and it is good. Here is a series of tweets on the subject: But I’ll tell you more…

Kate Bishop as Hawkeye

Fanart is a Giant Group Hug: An Interview with Fanartist Vylla

Here at WWAC, we love fanart. So when news reached us that some fanart of Kate Bishop had been mistaken by an actual Marvel artist as official Kate Bishop Hawkeye uniform, we had to know more. I reached out to the fanartist in question, the incredible Vylla, (Find her on social media here and her…

Vampirella Valentine's Special  cover by Ergün Gündüz

Vampirella In Design

Vampirella is being rebooted and recostumed again!  Dynamite has announced that they will be rebooting the comic for the second time in recent years, with a new creative team and another new direction. Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton (Knight and Squire, Saucer County) will be taking over the book and delivering a Vampirella for a…