Since 1933, comic books have provided more than just weekly entertainment. In addition to being considered an art-form and leisurely reading material, comic books have existed for almost a century as a means for escapism from the harsh realities of the real-world. It continues to baffle me how we manage to survive without super-human strength and flying capability. That being said, it’s no wonder that children and adults alike admire these characters even if they do wear tights and sport a cape.
Whether you’re an aspiring villainess, or a superhero-in-training, looking up to our favorite comic book characters as an inspiration for fashion is no different than looking to our favorite celebrities. Given the recent release of The Avengers, as well as the success that has resulted from other famous DC and Marvel super-movies, a plethora of different fashion interpretations have surfaced.
Featured below are 15 fashion looks created with Polyvore, modeled after our favorite DC and Marvel regulars. Geek can be chic. Own it.
Perfect for keeping your identity as a super-nerd under wraps.
Batman has Gotham wrapped around his finger (literally), but without the aid of trusted sidekick Robin, both Gotham and Batman’s psyche would be in ruins.
Anyone would get caught up in your web with these two looks.
Rated one of the sexiest women in comics, it’s no wonder this outfit is a knockout.
Not even Batman can resist her charms, and in this outfit I doubt anyone else would either.
Much like his original costume, there’s no mistaking the American patriotism in this getup.
Who wouldn’t want to emulate a genius playboy billionaire philanthropist?
Purchase with caution – Clothing may tear with rapid growth.
This outfit is certainly one way to get your claws into a current prospect.
Possibly the greatest villain of all time, this list wouldn’t be complete without a Joker ensemble.
It doesn’t take a mind-reader to figure out anyone in this outfit is bound to get attention.
I definitely give this outfit the green-light.
Riddle me this, What has neither flesh, bone, nor nail yet has four fingers and a thumb? Hint: It’s featured in this very outfit (and it’s an original riddle by The Riddler himself!)
Though there’s a lot of cleavage featured in this dress, you can probably get away with it without looking too flashy.
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