Posts in the Costume Guides Category

X-Men Throwback: The Superheroes Then & Now

So we're just a few weeks away from X-Men: Apocalypse hitting the theaters. The second sequel to the X-Men First Class series, which was introduced in 2011, will mark the ninth overall installment in the X-Men films. It's safe to say that we are eagerly anticpating finding out just what will happen to the X-Men when the movie finally drops. Will Apocalypse and his four horseman destroy the fledgling X-Men and rule the world? Or will Professor Charles Xavier and Raven be able to lead their ragtag band of mutants to once again save the world from doom??

We can't wait to find out, but in the interim, we've just having a ton of fun geeking out on everything X related. We were blown away when Empire magazine featured 9 collectible Apocalypse covers in their May 2016 issue, so we decided to assemble the cover collage that highlights the new costume looks and then recreate the design using artwork from our own stacks of vintage comics. With art that shows what the iconic characters looked like in titles such as The Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, and X-Factor, you can use these interactive slider images to make an in-depth comparision of what each character looks like in 2016 compared to how they appeared in vintage...

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Captain America Costumes: Evolution of a Super Soldier

Captain America has worn an incredible number of costumes since the character debuted 75 years ago. These costumes typically alternated between patriotic suits and more modern military uniforms, with some notable exceptions. Of course, his appearance was ultimately in the hands of the artists and writers who worked on the Captain America and The Avengers comic book titles, often for extended periods of time. These included Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema, and Mark Gruenwald, among others. In this infographic, we show how Captain America’s costume has evolved in comics, television, and film. We primarily consider the main universe or continuity, though we do briefly look at The Ultimates alternate universe because of its influences on later...

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Halfway to Halloween blog post

Why does Halloween only come once a year? It seems like a real bummer that the main holiday dedicated to dressing up like crazy characters only comes just once every 365 days. Sure, it turns October into the best month of the year, but what about those other months that want to be a part of the fun? What about April? It's spring time, the flowers are in bloom, new Game of Thrones episodes are on, and superheroes are fighting each other. If that's not deserving of a little bit of costumed fun, then what is? Well, April's in luck, which means you're in luck. Coincidentally, this spring time month is Halfway to Halloween! That makes it the perfect opportunity to treat yourself by dressing up in a Batman costume, or getting the party started in a Puppy Monkey Baby costume. There's a lot that's been going on this year, so let's take a look at all the things happening to find some inspiration for the many costume looks you can go with on this glorious holiday.

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Sexy Costumes Header

It's no secret that us ladies like to dress a little scandalously from time to time. It's exciting when an occasion calls for us to pull out our flashy fishnet stockings and sky-high stiletto heels. Sure, we love wearing our sweatpants, too, but there's nothing like getting dressed to the nines and venturing out for a lavish evening with friends. Make a sexy costume your go-to wardrobe staple the next time an appropriate event arises. If your friend is throwing a murder mystery party, wear a flirtatious flapper costume. What about a masquerade ball? Pull out your most seductive mask! Attending Oktoberfest? Well, you better start hunting for your most provocative pair of lederhosen! The theme of the party makes no difference, because you'll find the perfect racy ensemble for any event. Just peruse our sexy costumes for women to find one that's right for you!

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Prom Suits and Tuxedos Guide

Usually, the half of the date who wears a tuxedo to a formal event knows that they might not look as exciting as the person wearing a glitzy, glam party dress. However, folks, it's 2016, and that kind of sad fact is just no longer true! For those of you who want to inject a little personality into your black-tie attire, rest assured that you have quite a few options to choose from. From bright orange to camouflage to the American flag, you're sure to find something that suits you!

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Batman Costume Evolution Header

For more than 75 years, Batman has been one of the most iconic characters, not only in comic books, but in all of pop culture. The caped crusader of Gotham City is a favorite to many generations of fans and, with the re-launch of DC Comics’ cinematic universe, will remain in the spotlight for years to come. One of the most identifiable features of the Batman is the bat symbol that’s prominently displayed on his uniform. While we’ve gone over the evolution of the bat symbol over the years, the Dark Knight’s costume has undergone several other changes, as well. Here’s a brief evolution of Batman’s costume over the decades.

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