Avengers Week: Pepper Potts

Hey world, I saw THE AVENGERS last night. You can read my spoiler-filled fashion geek thoughts about it (but mostly what they wear) over here at Fantastic Fangirls. I went into this week without a hero planned for Friday; I decided I’d pick after I saw the film, though I knew going in I’d be limited by the main people I hadn’t done yet (Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury) all wearing the same basic look. Then I saw the movie and lightning struck (aside: I’d love to do Loki sometime but he doesn’t have a pull-from-my-closet look).

Pepper’s my favourite. And the opposite of a Loki — I am probably supposed to look like Pepper at the office.

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Avengers Week: Captain America

When I first heard about the years long film build up to The Avengers I was the most scared of a Captain America film. If it didn’t take place predominantly in the 40s I wanted no part. Cap is woken up by the Avengers, he’s never in the future without them. That’s a little detail that matters to me. But they made the movie I wanted to see.

This is the outfit I will be wearing to see The Avengers at midnight tonight. It’s a bit more ostentatious than the rest of my week.

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Avengers Week: Thor

I’m a little sad that Thor’s Day is not on Thorsday (Thursday) but since it is Wednesday — sharing day in our first grade — Aeris got away with bringing her helm and hammer to school. Thor remains her favourite superhero (for over a year now).

There is an observatory behind me, somewhat obscured by the gloomy New England May day, but I find it appropriate enough to point out. I didn’t really “get” Thor until I saw the film but it ended up my favourite of the post-Iron Man Marvel films. That movie is magical, like stars.

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Avengers Week: Iron Man

For day two of Avengers Week I am dressed as IRON MAN. And so is the rest of my family. My husband is wearing a glow-in-the-dark arc reactor t-shirt under his button down, my older daughter is wearing a red-and-gold Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith t-shirt from Hollywood Studios because I said “If Iron Man was a girl, and she designed a t-shirt for the Rock N Roller Coaster, it would be that.” when she bought it, and my younger daughter is wearing yellow, red, and a crystal. If I can get them to pose, I’ll update with pics. For now, Here’s me:

The red sundress is from Old Navy and it was paired with a (different) gold belt when I saw it on the mannequin so while this is something I already own, it was purchased with RTW Superhero in mind.

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Avengers Week: Hulk

Princess Week has ended, though we intend to go back to watch the rest of the Princess (and animated Disney) films when we are done with: AVENGERS WEEK! That’s right, as I am sure you know Marvel’s blockbuster The Avengers — or as my daughter Aeris calls it All the Superheroes — opens wide in the U.S. this Friday. To get ready we, like many fans, are watching the lead-up films, and I, like a few fans, am dressing “in the style of” the Avengers each day this week. For Monday, THE INCREDIBLE HULK:

I’m not much of a Hulk fan. “I’m really big and smash stuff” is pretty much my least favourite powerset (see also: Juggernaut, The Thing, etc.) and while I appreciate the tragedy of Bruce Banner, I don’t connect to him. But, Hulk’s an original Avenger so he gets a look.

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Incredible Casting

There’s been a lot of speculation about who should take on the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk for The Avengers now that Edward Norton is out. It is no secret that I don’t like The Incredible Hulk. “Hulk Smash” stuff bores me to tears and the tragedy side gets tired — especially when Bruce Banner is seen as one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe and he can’t solve the ONE problem he has been working on for as long as we have known him. I like Edward Norton, I thought he did a good job with a character I really have to force myself to care about. I’ve been thinking on it, is there ANYONE who I would be excited to watch as Bruce Banner? Joshua Jackson or Leonardo DiCaprio? Not really, either’d be miscast. Sam Rockwell? Maybe, but they wouldn’t recast him. Well. Probably. Anyway, the answer is probably not. So, I will put forth the most ridiculous and yet brilliant suggestion:

Look, if anyone in Hollywood can make Bruce Banner my most favourite character, it’s Helen Mirren. The woman is magic (speaking of, this is from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice premier which I am choosing to take as suggestion she’ll be back for National Treasure 3) (and, hey, she’s almost wearing Diana’s new jacket). I would be first in line to watch Helen Hulk out.

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