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Q: female "superhero" formalwear ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: female "superhero" formalwear
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: ynahteb-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 24 Aug 2004 16:11 PDT
Expires: 23 Sep 2004 16:11 PDT
Question ID: 392087
I'll be attending a "creative formal" party in early October and am
looking for suggestions for general dress design or accessories that
would reference a female comic book superhero or character.  Since I'm
not super familiar with the comic book world...

I'd love one to five suggestions of specific "characters" and
references to pictures would be great.  I guess characters whose
costumes might already look a little bit like formalwear would be
pretty good or maybe ones who've appeared in comics attending a formal
event.  I'm not sure.  Good or evil or "non-aligned?" is just fine.

In case it helps, I'm an in-shape but curvy female with long
brown/blonde hair.  Racy or shocking costume/character ideas are just
fine and might be preferred.

Thanks for any help you can give!
Subject: Re: female "superhero" formalwear
Answered By: snapanswer-ga on 25 Aug 2004 00:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I have included thirteen characters for you to consider in your search
for "superheroes" or even "supervillians" (and there are other good
ideas provided by reasearchers in the comments below).  I have put
them in order of preference, so that you can simply review the first
five, if that is all you want to look at.

For each character, I have have done a Google Image search, and linked
to some of the better examples.  I also include the link to the search
terms for each character, in case you want to find additional images.

At the bottom, I have included a list of the Top 20 Comic Book Movies
ranked by box office revenues, to give you a hint as to whether a
particular character will be easily recognizable by others at your

Some of these characters may not be what you are looking for, though I
tried to include a variety to give you different ideas.  Some are from
comics and cartoons, but are not heroes.  Some are heroes, but, from a
video game instead of comic book.

Finally, since Dick Tracy and The Mask are listed as Comic Book
movies, I will point out that Madonna and Cameron Diaz both wore
dresses in their movies... though, my guess was that these are not the
type of comic book characters you were looking for.

Elektra  (Dare Devil, Elektra [in production]) (Black or Red)
Jennifer Garner in red outfit and black outfit in QuickTime Preview

Google Image Search for Elektra

Firestar (Spider-Man and Friends, X-Men Comics)

Black Widow  (Black Widow) (Black)

Jean Gray / Phoenix (X-Men Comics and Movies)

Agent L (Elle) (Men In Black) (Black Skirt, Black Jacket, Black Tie)

Free Fall  (Gen 13 Comics) (Black Mini or Shorts, Leather Jacket, Purple Bangs)

Black Canary (Black) (Batgirl comic series)

Fantastic Four: Invisible Woman  (Comics and Cartoon)

Aeon Flux  (Black) (MTV Aeon Flux Cartoon Series, movie Planned)

Bliss (Gen 13 Comics)

Lara Croft  (Tomb Raider) (Mixed Color)

Aurora (Uncertain)

Baroness (GI Joe Villian)

MSN Groups:  ComicBookBabes  Comic Babes Archive

Comic Book Movies:  Top 20 Comic Book Movies of All Time

                               $ Millions
 1. Spider-man 2002              403.7 
 2. Spider-man 2 2004            365.4 
 3. Batman 1989                  251.1 
 4. Men In Black 1997            250.6 
 5. X2: X-Men United 2003        214.9 
 6. Men In Black 2 2002          190.4 
 7. Batman Forever 1995          184.0 
 8. Batman Returns 1992          162.8 
 9. X-Men 2000                   157.1 
10. Teenage Mutant Turtles 1990  135.2 
11. Superman 1978                134.2 
12. Hulk 2003                    132.1 
13. The Mask 1994                119.9 
14. Superman 2 1981              108.1 
15. Batman and Robin 1997        107.2 
16. Road to Perdition 2002       104.4 
17. Dick Tracy 1990              103.7 
18. Daredevil 2003               102.5 
19. Casper 1995                  100.3 
20. Blade 2 2002                  82.3 

Search Strategy:  Use Google Image Search to find images of female
"superheroes" and comic book characters.

Search Terms:  Provided with each character above.

I hope this information is useful and easy to understand.  If you have
any questions regarding the information provided, please do not
hesitate to post a clarification request.
ynahteb-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
That's great!  Thank-you very much.

Subject: Re: female "superhero" formalwear
From: pinkfreud-ga on 24 Aug 2004 16:19 PDT
How about the character "Poison Ivy," from "Batman?"
Subject: Re: female "superhero" formalwear
From: bobbie7-ga on 24 Aug 2004 16:23 PDT
Perhaps Jessica Rabbit?
Subject: Re: female "superhero" formalwear
From: cmiller-ga on 25 Aug 2004 04:01 PDT

The classiest of all. And since its formal.....She fits the bill.
Subject: Re: female "superhero" formalwear
From: snapanswer-ga on 25 Aug 2004 12:22 PDT
Thank you for the 5-star rating, and the tip!  I hope you have fun at
your event, and that your costume stuns everyone.

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