Amount:

Costumes?

24 Sep 2006 21:21 #6885 by Doctor Robo
Costumes? was created by Doctor Robo
I'm surprise no one has mentioned this yet (and forgive me if you have), but aren't costumes and clothing a big part of the superheroine fantasy?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Doctor Robo
  • Doctor Robo's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
More
25 Sep 2006 14:10 #6887 by YAGS
Replied by YAGS on topic Costumes?

I'm surprise no one has mentioned this yet (and forgive me if you have), but aren't costumes and clothing a big part of the superheroine fantasy?

For those who think of it as a superheroine fantasy, yes. Some people are into the very comic book style superheroines, complete with flashy costumes. For some of us, though, it's just about powerful women, regardless of what they're wearing. Although sexy outfits are always a plus. :)

Obvious examples of this type of thing are any powerful woman without a flashy costume, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Bionic Woman, possibly the new series Heroes (if there's any good superwoman material), and the movie Eve of Destruction (where the ubergirl is the "villain", not the heroine).

Many of the contributing writers here, myself included, follow science fiction/fantasy themes to write about powerful women, without limiting ourselves to the "superhero" genre. On the other hand, there's always plenty of Supergirl fan fiction. So it depends on each person's individual tastes.

YAGS

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
25 Sep 2006 14:38 #6889 by Doctor Robo
Replied by Doctor Robo on topic Costumes?

For those who think of it as a superheroine fantasy, yes. Some people are into the very comic book style superheroines, complete with flashy costumes. For some of us, though, it's just about powerful women, regardless of what they're wearing. Although sexy outfits are always a plus.


Thanks for the clarification, YAGS. I guess that when I read the title "SuperWomenMania" I automatically assumed that it meant the 'flashy' heroines that we come to expect from comic books, like Wonder Woman or Supergirl. It didn't occur to me that other strong female characters might also be included. Buffy and the Bionic Woman are two great examples. I'm sure Xena would be another, no? At any rate, thanks for opening my eyes.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Doctor Robo
  • Doctor Robo's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
More
26 Sep 2006 01:59 #6894 by JKap
Replied by JKap on topic Costumes?
Personally, I'm all about the visuals... and the costume is key. The only thing better than staring at the super-taut physique of an invincible young superwoman is when said physique is swathed in an eye-popping, ultra-thin, skin-tight shiny spandex/nylon bodysuit. Thong bottoms, bared abs, and keyhole cutouts for cleavage get extra points. :wink:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Sep 2006 13:48 #6896 by Doctor Robo
Replied by Doctor Robo on topic Costumes?

Personally, I'm all about the visuals... and the costume is key. The only thing better than staring at the super-taut physique of an invincible young superwoman is when said physique is swathed in an eye-popping, ultra-thin, skin-tight shiny spandex/nylon bodysuit. Thong bottoms, bared abs, and keyhole cutouts for cleavage get extra points. :wink:


You mean someone like say... Power Girl?

This image is hidden for guests.
Please log in or register to see it.



She's without a doubt one of my all-time favorites. :wink:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Doctor Robo
  • Doctor Robo's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
More
30 Oct 2006 04:25 #7159 by superheroinebabes
Replied by superheroinebabes on topic Costumes?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • superheroinebabes
  • superheroinebabes's Avatar
  • Offline
  • SWM - Senior
  • SWM - Senior
More
  • superheroinebabes
  • superheroinebabes's Avatar
  • Offline
  • SWM - Senior
  • SWM - Senior
More
01 Nov 2006 22:28 #7208 by Bully_pup
Replied by Bully_pup on topic Costumes?
OH YEAH! I'd like to see more of those convention Powergirl pics!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bully_pup
  • Bully_pup's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Uberposter of Distinction
  • Uberposter of Distinction
More
01 Nov 2006 23:20 #7211 by Grayface
Replied by Grayface on topic Costumes?

I'm surprise no one has mentioned this yet (and forgive me if you have), but aren't costumes and clothing a big part of the superheroine fantasy?


Basically I'm gonna agree with what Yags said. The reason I havent comented on this is becuease well Yags said what I'm want to say only better than how I'm gonna say it, but what the hell.

I personally could care less about a costume. I don't mind a sexy outfit, but it's not necessary for me.

Costumes aren't a big thing to me, also on a related note the transformations, changing from street clothing to super costume, and secret identity's don't do anything what so ever for me. In fact It's something I don't really identify with.

I guess I'm not here for the traditional “superheroine fantasy.” If I had to lable my fantasy I'd lable it a power fantasy.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Nov 2006 00:26 #7215 by yohashuan
Replied by yohashuan on topic Costumes?
And as a counterpoint... I think the sexy-costume/dual-identity/alter-ego/power-up thing is my biggest draw to this genre. I don't necessarily need to see an ubergirl decimating a tank in vivid detail if I already know she's capable. As long as there are good, character driven, suspense-filled elements to the storyline - coupled with good ol fashioned superheroines (costumes & all) - then I'm stoked. There's always enough 'action' in these stories.

I find the truly good bits come in the descriptions of the girl's looks, outfits, and interactions with other people... not so much in just the wanton destruction for wanton destruction's sake. Therefore, the whole "undercover costumed superheroine gracefully moving through the world of mortals" thing is more about their secretive nature coupled with the hidden sexuality and power for me. The costume is a great visual representation of that.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Nov 2006 02:55 #7220 by Random321
Replied by Random321 on topic Costumes?
You're both right. :D I used to be all about costumes ~ now I've 'matured' and can go with or without so long as the story and powers are good.

That said a "tranformation" and alter ego is still one of the best things and kind of requires a costume of some sort.

Project Super Woman
SFX Laden Video Shorts and Digital Comics Featuring Super Heroines
www.projectsuperwoman.com
projectsuperwoman.tumblr.com/
www.youtube.com/user/Random321us

Home of Mindy Marvel, Domina, E-Girl, Bionica, Power Play, Amp, Superheroines & Super Villains.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Random321
  • Random321's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Uberposter
  • Uberposter
  • Project Super Woman
More
02 Nov 2006 03:55 #7222 by Sarge395
Replied by Sarge395 on topic Costumes?
A costume further seperates the heroine or villainess from everyone else. Sure the powers do that but you know right away that she is special when wearing some sexy costume. Skimpy or purely sexy clothing is fine with me as well. Who else could pull off a sexy costume but a super woman that could turn you into ashes if you snickered.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Sarge395
  • Sarge395's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Uberposter of Distinction
  • Uberposter of Distinction
More
02 Nov 2006 04:07 #7225 by YAGS
Replied by YAGS on topic Costumes?
And the moral of the story is that we all have different tastes. If we didn't, life would be boring. :)

YAGS

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Nov 2006 06:15 #7229 by yohashuan
Replied by yohashuan on topic Costumes?
...and also that we need to see more cuties dressed in the Powergirl get up.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Nov 2006 12:10 #7232 by Doctor Robo
Replied by Doctor Robo on topic Costumes?

...and also that we need to see more cuties dressed in the Powergirl get up.


You can't go wrong with the 'magical cleavage window'!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Doctor Robo
  • Doctor Robo's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
More
02 Nov 2006 15:14 #7237 by jdrock24
Replied by jdrock24 on topic Costumes?

Personally, I'm all about the visuals... and the costume is key. The only thing better than staring at the super-taut physique of an invincible young superwoman is when said physique is swathed in an eye-popping, ultra-thin, skin-tight shiny spandex/nylon bodysuit. Thong bottoms, bared abs, and keyhole cutouts for cleavage get extra points. :wink:


I could not have said it better myself. I've always liked my superheroines in sexy costumes. The sexier the better!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
04 Nov 2006 19:36 #7257 by superheroinebabes
Replied by superheroinebabes on topic Costumes?
I have a TON of powergirl pics as well as other comicon sexy superheroines. I'll try to post if I get time.

Sadly, the costumes do it for me. However the babe has to be HOT or the costume is meaningless. I suppose it's a combo package then for me. Beautiful face, rockin bod in skin tight lycra spandex leotard, unitard, pantyhose, cape, maks, and boots

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • superheroinebabes
  • superheroinebabes's Avatar
  • Offline
  • SWM - Senior
  • SWM - Senior
More
15 Jan 2007 05:55 #7924 by smashed
Replied by smashed on topic Costumes?

You're both right. :D I used to be all about costumes ~ now I've 'matured' and can go with or without so long as the story and powers are good.

That said a "tranformation" and alter ego is still one of the best things and kind of requires a costume of some sort.



I have the same case with Random, it used to be costumes and appearance for me, but now, it's more about superpower abilities and wickedness in action.

I think it’s because of the influence of great writers we have here! :wink:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
04 Nov 2007 21:29 #10758 by Dave_a_tronic
Replied by Dave_a_tronic on topic Costumes?
For me it's always been about 2 things - a girls ability to fly, and a nice big cape to fly in. Especially if it's Satin or just shiny like the Steele's use.

I can't get enough of that. Superstrength is awesome to, but a girl, hovering over you with her satin cape just billowing slightly, perhaps touching some of your bare skin. the thought over just looking up at her absolutely stunningly beautiful, perfect body floating above you with a dirty, powerful and knowing smile on her face is just perfect for me.

Magic.

Gotta love some Knee High boots, too :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
04 Nov 2007 21:55 #10759 by Spulo
Replied by Spulo on topic Costumes?
Me too...a supergirl in a cape is just that little bit more super.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
Time to create page: 0.131 seconds