X-Men: Days of Future Fabulous Fashion

I have a confession to make. I might be more excited to see X-Men: Days of Future Past than Captain America: Winter Soldier or The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Don’t misunderstand, I am poised to LOVE DESPERATELY both of those films even if they are disappointments. While Days of Future Past seems poised to be a train wreck of epic proportions: there’s time travel, killer robots, congressional hearings, and at least 50,000 characters, some new to screen, others returning, some are the same character played by two different actors in two different time periods and/or timelines and others are the same character as in another franchise played by two different actors and they might share the same name (maybe?) and parts of the same history (maybe not?) but nothing that happens in this movie has anything to do with what happens in that movie. Because that is not confusing at all.

And even though there have already been entire magazines devoted to this film and even though I have read the entire comic book story arc I have NO IDEA what this movie is about. Except:

The Seventies

Fabulous fashion.

Again, don’t misunderstand: the costumes are like to be just as much of a hot mess as everything else. But! They are also delicious. Look at those belt buckles. Look at that paisley. Look at that leather. Look at Xavier’s completely amazing loafers. Look at them!

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Ready-to-Wear Superhero: X-23 (Back-to-School Series)

X-23 basically only wears clothes that would break the dress code at your average respectable high school.

But her look is made up of realistic and available clothing and can be toned down without losing her edge.

Laura Kinney (X-23)

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Ready-to-Wear Superhero: Shadowcat (Back-to-School Series)

Kitty Pryde was introduced to the X-Men in 1980 as a school girl and while she’s now an adult member of the team, she retains a youthful outlook and fills the kid sister role to more than one X.

Shadowcat in uniform, with Lockheed the purple dragon.

While the yellow-and-blue X-jumpsuit is not unique to Shadowcat, it is her most iconic look. And it’s not difficult to add a few touches to make it clearly Kitty.

Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat)

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January Jones, Betty Draper, and Emma Frost

January Jones is fascinating.

January played a sociopath, Kim Brody, on an episode of Law and Order (“Quit Claim”). She was a beautiful, calculating, manipulative ingenue whose visible emotions ranged from raising an eyebrow to pursing a lip. She was always a step ahead of the game. She played each moment with straight confidence born in the knowledge that she always got away with everything. She was an ice queen who hated everyone because they didn’t love her. This episode played on TNT a couple weeks ago and when my brother asked “who’s that?” I answered:

Emma Frost.

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Uniform / Controversy

As costume controversy has swirled around recent redesigns and movie revelations, I’ve said a few time that if it were up to me and realism all superheroes would wear uniforms, like the military. And I’d like to clarify that a little. I would hope it is very clear that I L-O-V-E-LOVE superhero and comic book fashion. This blog should be proof of that, right? So what am I talking about calling for “uniforms”, right?

I wants this jacket!

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