Sunday, May 10, 2009

Challenge 2 Entries

The Bradlo


John Constantine. A punk rocker in his youth, Constantine was a chain smoker who eventually contracted lung cancer. He is known for fighting supernatural creatures with a sarcastic humour. His usual attire consists of a black or blue suit, shirt and tie, and a brown trench coat.

In my enterpretation I chose to incorporate both the usual attire of the character, as well as his punk rock history. I tried to make the accessories represent the supernatural in style as well as colour. Purple is the colour of mystery and the supernatural.


went back to the old dress and changed the sunglasses pick (even though it they were so awesome) to another pic because this girl looks more like captain america with the blonde hair and all american looks while still being uber sexy.

The Guerlain Super Aqua Body Serum represents the Super Soldier Serum that transformed a sickly fine arts student (illustration to be exact hence the colored pencils), Steven Rogers, into one of the oldest and most recognizable comic book heroes in America, Captain America.
Springing forth during World War II, Captain America was a symbol of liberty and freedom. The comic was a political stance against the Nazi's and the Axis of Power.
The main challenge I had with this set was making an outfit using red, white and blue without it looking costumey and cheesy. It was a must to use those colors because come on you can't have Captain AMERICA without the red, white, and blue.
I noticed that in many pictures his top has a scale like texture. I tried to mimic this through a scalloped lace top. The wing earrings represent the wings that stick out of the sides of his mask at his head. The shoe is a modified open toe heel version of his boots. Still kind of has that same top flap as the original. The belt accent represents Captain America's only weapon, his disc shaped shield. The coin purse is an American flag, of course. It is solid metal representing the bullet proofness of the his shield.
The quotes: The one on the polaroid reminds me of the fact that Captain America considered himself to be a soldier of the people. He became the strongest/perfect human specimen and dedicated his life serving the American people. The other quote at the very bottom is an actual quote from Captain America, Vol 4. #7
[if you actual read my explanation type Captain America, Vol 4. #7]

The Fashion Freak

This week the theme was superheroes, comic book characters, I guess. Anyways, I got V(from V for Vendetta.) It was interesting making this set. I did some research on Wikipedia. The song choice is because according to Wiki, V introduces himself in one of the comics with the line
"Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste" from Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones. V seems like a very mysterious character, and he almost never takes off his make. He is very, very smart. A genius in fact. He had some weird experiments done on him which made him V. His name isn't even V, he was kept in cell V at a concentration camp.

Anyways, if V were a woman, he would probably still wear all black. With the occasional touch of red. With loads of leather, and still be mysterious. The quote I uploaded from is a quote V says in the comic book. I really hope this is better then my entry last week. And I really hope it doesn't show up blank.


Warren Worthington III, from centerport, Long Island, New York. College student. Feminine outfit represents him.


The belt represents the belt he wears.
The tank and jeans represent when he's not in costume as Logan.
The tank if Alexander Wang. Alexander Wang is Canadian if I'm not mistaken, and Wolverine was born in Alberta, Canada.
The shoes are totally wolverine. I mean, look!
The gloves represent his in costume.
I like this bag a lot.
The glasses resembles the part on his head where it like sticks out..idk what that's called.
The rings, which go outside of the gloves, represent his claws. Because they're both pointy.
The karate stars represents Japan, where he had his son and lived there. He also did martial arts.


Ozymandias was well known as the smartest person in the world. He runs his own company, so he does have to look professional when he's not wearing the good old tights.


what would aquaman look like if he was a woman?(in his free time)
my "aqua woman" lives near the beach somewhere in Australia. she loves to surf. she is also an animal lover. she has no magic powers but everybody likes her because she is very friendly and outgoing. if her friends needs help she is always there for them. she works as a vet and takes care for sick animals.



The black trench is to be worn open over the tank, with the purple belt worn over the tank and jeans. Boots are worn under the jeans. Both the necklaces are worn at the same time. My inspiration was from the Punisher's black, skulls and trenchcoat outfit, but I added some color as well. :)


Nite Owl II invested his wealth in a variety of superhero paraphernalia, most notably including his "owl ship," the Archimedes, an airship replete with flamethrowers, missiles, and all the toys. Nite Owl II successfully teamed up with Rorschach (Walter Kovacs) in the 1960s to take on organized crime. Dreiberg mastered in aeronautics and zoology at Harvard, contributing scholarly articles to ornithological journals after his retirement in 1977.

In 1985, he returned to vigilantism along with his future wife Silk Sprectre II (Laurie Juspeczyk), breaking Rorschach out of prison in an attempt to stop Ozymandias' scheme to "save the world from itself." After this incident, he and Silk Spectre II took up the identities of Sam and Sandra Hollis, continuing their vigilante activities anew as undisclosed costume heroes.

Dreiberg/Nite Owl II is the quintessential romantic. He is somewhat self-conscious and diffident, clearly liberal, and sensitively intellectual in his everyday dealings. He may over-think before acting and has an apparent fetish for superheroics and all its gadgets and trappings. He is most effective when he is in costume, shedding his inhibitions with passionate enthusiasm that is rather surprisingly schoolboyish in nature."

So basically he is a really RAD superhero. He seems like the Jekyll and Hyde of the superhero world. Amanda made a book reference? WHOA.

anyways; I added a hardcore (ish?) outfit. and thick glasses to represent himself. Since he's smart and well-mannered. Everything else is heavy like the bracelets and shoes. And the sides of the jeans. I also added an owl necklace. I didn't want to be too cheesy with the owls. But I dunno. I'm just glad I made it on time and yeah.


Some explanations, eh?:
Cyclops was the hero assigned to me. What would he wear in his off-time if he was a chick? Anyway, the triangle bracelet I threw in was for his uncanny sense of trigonometry. The airplane's there because he's an expert pilot. I would've put aviator goggles, but that wouldn't make so much sense with the L'incognito sunglasses by Martin Margiela, right? Cyclops is also a master strategist and tactitian, so I put in a chess piece. He's also a master martial artist, and has a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and judo, so that's why there's a black belt.
I originally set this outfit up with black/grey/red, but after pestering my brother about Cyclops and whatnot, I changed the scheme to black/brown/blue. The hearts represent the heartbreaks/mending/love by Jean Grey, and I guess you can say that she is Scott Summers' (Cyclops) kryptonite. [:


Green Arrow aka Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen was a billionaire and a former mayor of Star City. He was a superb archer who used trick arrows to fight crime. The arrows ranged from explosive arrows to Kryptonite arrows. He was a rather insignificant hero until he lost his fortune and took on a Robin Hood type of persona. He became a streetwise hero who crusaded for the poor and disadvantaged. In later years he has had a very gritty, jaded feel to him which is a major contrast from the person he started out as. Also, he eventually teamed up with Green Lantern and they became a crime-fighting duo. His association to Green Lantern lead to him fighting alongside the Justice League. [I'm not sure if he ever became part of the Justice League though.]

So I'll just give a short explanation of some of the things in the set and why they are there. Well, obviously I couldn't have a Green Arrow outfit without something green so I felt that the jumpsuit was pretty perfect for his character. The arrow earrings and arrow necklace are, obviously, representative of his love of archery. The hat is a. really cute and b. necessary because Green Arrow cannot shoot his arrows without it. I read one comic book in which Green Arrow's opponent removed his hat and he shot terribly. Basically, he uses his hat to sense the direction of the wind and blah, blah, blah lol. I included the text, "You can't buy happiness- steal it" because it goes along with his Robin Hood-esque character. Ya know, steal from the rich and give to the poor and all that fun stuff. Finally, I included the sunglasses because Green Arrow always has a mask over his eyes to shield his identity so the sunnies act in the same manner as his mask. Everything else was just.. idk-- cute?


The Hulk is cast as the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner. The Hulk appears shortly after Banner is accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented. Subsequently, Banner will involuntarily transform into the Hulk, depicted as a giant, raging, humanoid monster, leading to extreme complications in Banner's life. Lee said the Hulk's creation was inspired by a combination of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein.[3]


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