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Women of Marvel Legends Featured

Hasbro’s announcement of the upcoming Marvel Legends females in various assortments at SDCC this year had me going through my boxes of new and old Marvel Legends to see how the female has developed over the years. From the first female, Elektra in Series 4, to the latest, Medusa in…

What a great retrospective! I remember all of these iterations of sculpts, and am so glad that Hasbro seems to finally landed on a solid and proportional sculpt for their female action figures.

Now, if only they would make MORE female characters! Let’s dispel the myth that female toys don’t sell!

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comicsalliance:

REVIVAL, REINVENTION, RESURRECTION: THE POWER OF GREAT SUPERHERO COSTUME DESIGN
By Andrew Wheeler
We live in a time of awesome superhero costumes in comics. The rise and rise of cosplay culture, the emergence of comic artists with a savvy understanding of fashion, and the slow diversification that’s making heroes palatable to a broader audience, have all contributed to a costuming culture with more to offer than capes and pants.
Superhero costumes have always been an asset to the industry, because iconography helps establish character and create a brand. But the value of costumes in reaching audiences and reinventing characters seems to be recognized now as never before, leading to the rise of artist-designers like Jamie McKelvie and Kris Anka, who don’t even need to be on a particular book in order to be called in to make-over the characters. This is a great leap forward in understanding just what a good costume can do — and the special skills required to do it.
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comicsalliance:

REVIVAL, REINVENTION, RESURRECTION: THE POWER OF GREAT SUPERHERO COSTUME DESIGN

By Andrew Wheeler

We live in a time of awesome superhero costumes in comics. The rise and rise of cosplay culture, the emergence of comic artists with a savvy understanding of fashion, and the slow diversification that’s making heroes palatable to a broader audience, have all contributed to a costuming culture with more to offer than capes and pants.

Superhero costumes have always been an asset to the industry, because iconography helps establish character and create a brand. But the value of costumes in reaching audiences and reinventing characters seems to be recognized now as never before, leading to the rise of artist-designers like Jamie McKelvie and Kris Anka, who don’t even need to be on a particular book in order to be called in to make-over the characters. This is a great leap forward in understanding just what a good costume can do — and the special skills required to do it.

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This was a colab I did with my buddy Zelu, where he painted up a bunch of faces on some ladies I made. I still have a handful of these to finish up, but this is the latest in the series that I’m nearly finished with, Zatanna! 

I cannot thank Zelu enough for the amazing paint job he did on her face. 

Remember to stop by the store to check out all the awesome castings and original figures kits, and start planning out your next great custom!

GeekVariety Customs Store, customize your way!

This is such a great Zatanna custom! Love it, solid work.