Tag: Comic Book fashion

Streamline Superheroes

k150_24heel iconMy love of vintage style and comic books finally crossed paths at the “Streamline Superheros” event at the Egyptian Theatre. With a lecture by film history writer Ann Marie Kelly, I learned how the origin of characters such as Superman began in the optimism of the between-the-wars era of the 1930s and how Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” inspired Gotham City. I also discovered why Superman wears his underwear on the outside – to model the strong men of the circus, and why he wears a cape – to show fast motion in the two-dimensional drawings.

Comic Books and Art Deco Lecture

For the event, I worked in a little superhero style of my own with a 1950’s-era vintage dress and purse matched with my comic-book socks and hair clip and had fun running into friends from the Art Deco Society who are always dressed to impress. I especially loved my friend Celeste’s dress, which featured gold bullet stud details and belt buckle!

Comic Book Fashion

Comic Book Fashion

Following the lecture, we were treated to shorts of 1940s Superman cartoons and the film, “Flash Gordon: Rocketship” from 1936 – with its endearing, early-era special effects that gave us all a good laugh.

To get the comic book look, there are lots of accessories available, especially from the creative folks on Etsy, where I got my hair clip. I put together a Polyvore collection of other comic book-inspired pieces. Check the links below to shop*.

Comic Book Hair Clip

Comic Book Socks

Comic Book Fashion

Comic Book Dress*

Comic Book Shoes

Comic Book Purse

Comic Book Necklace

Be sure to check out more cool events to get dressed up for at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!

Be your own fashion superhero!

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Get the Look: Comic Book Fashion

k150_23SZDheel iconThe movie , “Thor: The Dark World” is coming out next weekend and I for one am super excited to see one of my favorite superheroes grace the big screen once again. With all the comic book based films coming out (thank you Marvel and DC Comics!), what’s more fun to get in the spirit than to dress with a little comic POW! WHAM! BANG! These comic book accessories are both fun and fashionable and perfect for a night at the movies or hitting your local comic book store or convention to add to your collection.

Click the images to purchase each item.


ThorEarrings ThorCuff
MarvelBag WonderWomanBag
SupermanLeggings BatmanSocks

Tie one on with The Avengers with a bright scarf worn on the neck or as a headband. (As mentioned in my October Favorites Video: youtu.be/-IY-sGwPWQ8.) Thor hammer lightening bolt earrings* and cuff bracelet* are what you need this month to celebrate Thor’s return to the big screen. The Marvel Flight Bag* or Wonder Woman Hobo Bag* will hold all the essentials you need to conquer the world, while chilly nights call for Superman leggings* or Batman over the knees socks*.

Now go get ’em!


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