The clothes make the Avenger

The EW Avengers pics were everywhere within seconds of their appearance online, and loads of fun to analyze. But this one is my favourite:

The Avengers 2

First of all, the whole thing looks like what you would find at a high end SPIRIT HALLOWEEN store circa the second week in September, which is perfect because they are costumes that are also costumes and there is just something so delicious about the meta-meta.

But when we break it down it gets even better:

  • Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor are colorful; Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Fury favor black with dark accents; Hulk has purple shorts
  • Iron Man, Captain America and Hawkeye have hard padded shoulders; Black Widow and Fury have soft padded shoulders; Thor has bare shoulders and Hulk has purple shorts
  • Hulk has purple shorts! So cheeky.
  • Captain America has that crazy cute Avengers insignia on his shoulder, do we think anyone else has one somewhere we can’t see in this picture?
  • Does Fury have two identical outfits or is one Hawkeye’s because he has two outfits? Because I can TOTALLY see Clint requesting two (or more?) hangers-ful of Avengers provided superhero clothes.
  • I am in love with Thor’s cape. Also Thor.
  • Hawkeye’s shoulder protector looks like something I wore when I roller bladed which just makes me like it more.
  • Black Widow’s piping makes me happy .
  • Seriously does Hawkeye have more hangers/clothes? I want this to be true. Hawkeye ALSO had the most amazing look in the living room pic:

Avengers in the Living Room

Like, Rhodey and Tony are vying for Most Stylish (Rhodey wins by virtue of being Rhodey) and Steve is so Steve in his super simple American Blue Button Down but I LOVE Clint’s “Yes, I’m wearing plaid and leather and I can’t sit like a normal human being because obviously I am the superhero Avenger Hawkeye!” How can anyone not LOVE it? He is probably my least favourite MCU Avenger and yet I am SO DOWN WITH THIS it has incited capslock.

So yeah, I would be really pleased and not at all surprised if Clint had more than one super suit and that will be my personal headcanon until proven otherwise.


The Winter Soldier Red Carpet Rundown

Captain America: The Winter Soldier had its red carpet premiere in Los Angeles last night and the stars were shining (no stripes though).

Emily Van Camp at the Captain America 2 red carpet premiere

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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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Ready-To-Wear: Captain America and Bucky

Unless you live under a rock (or at Hogwarts, maybe) you know that the film Captain America: The First Avenger comes out in theaters this Friday. So there is no better time (except maybe Independence Day. Or Flag Day. Or Memorial or Veteran’s Day. Other than those no better time!) to try dressing like Captain America. Or if you are me, like Bucky.

Okay, pause. First we must discuss this amazing panel. To paraphrase National Treasure, people don’t talk like that anymore! Not even in comics. Oh, this made me giggle. A lot. Now, let’s get fashionable.

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Captain America’s Mighty Suspenders

Okay, you’ve all seen the images:

I like this one best. It’s exciting! He’s coming to save the day! He’s flying! Or, well, you know, falling with style. But here’s a better view of the costume:

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Wear the Flag

Two characters. One male, one female. One Marvel, one DC. One over 80 years old, one over 800 years old. One all-American, one a Greek immigrant — both famous for wearing the American flag.

Captain America and Wonder Woman are star-spangled icons.

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