Project: Rooftop

Sometimes I stumble upon links which make me absurdly happy. Case in point: Project: Rooftop, which unites both pro and fan artists around the huge drawing board that is the history of superhero costume design. My favourite so far is the tribute to Stephanie Brown, AKA Spoiler, AKA Robin. Stephanie got a raw deal from Detective Comics, which they have recently tried to repay. But whatever you might think about the wisdom (or lack thereof) of DC writers, you can’t argue with the sincere affection expressed by designs like this:

Historically, costume design has little to do with reality. They’re too heavy, stiff, revealing, bright, or just plain unflattering. But this? This I would totally cosplay.

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