Monthly Archives: July 2008

Mr. Justice

I have a new favorite superhero. Or, maybe I should say antihero. His name is Mr. Justice. He’s flawed, starved for attention and refreshingly likeable. His partner, Powerful Girl, is his voice of reason. Together, the “super” duo set out each day to perform what they consider a good deed for humankind, like raising awareness for rabbit adoption.

I can’t let go of my infatuation with Dr. Horrible and Capt. Hammer…but I’ve carved out a special place in my heart for the quirky Mr. Justice (and not just because of his costume). Take a look at this video and you’ll see why.

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More Comic-Con Photos

Comic-Con Costumes

An estimated 10,000 people wore costumes at Comic-Con last weekend. Lots of great photos are showing up online. just published a gallery with dozens of excellent photos.

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Wow, everybody looks great! Be sure to visit to view the entire gallery.

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Not-So-Super Villain


You know how they say that life is stranger than fiction? Maybe that’s because sometimes life tries to mimic fiction but it doesn’t go so well.

This past weekend, Spencer Taylor, 20, of Three Rivers, Mich, tried to steal posters and other items related to the new Batman movie from a cinema lobby while dressed up as the Joker.

Unfortunately Spencer, who was wearing a purple suit, green wig and face paint in the style of the Dark Knight’s nemesis, is no criminal mastermind. He was detained by the theater employees until police arrived.

Now our young not-so-super villain may face larceny and malicious destruction of property charges.

Look’s like the joke is…on this joker.

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How to make a Dr. Horrible Costume

Dr. Horrible

We’ve been blogging quite a bit about Dr. Horrible, the supervillain musical that’s taken the Internet by storm.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at making a Dr. Horrible costume.

Lab Coat

Dr. Horrible Dr. Horrible wears a white lab coat. You can find a basic lab coat at any costume shop, but if you want to be picky you’ll need a coat that buttons on the side, not down in front. Look for the “Howie” style coat.

Here are some places that sell this type of lab coat:

EDIT 9/28/09: Irongate Gallery is selling a custom lab coat that is perfect for around $100. Includes the caduceus sewn in. They also have gloves and silver goggles. CLICK HERE

Edit 11/05/08: Shadow Dale Creations now also offers an authentic Dr. Horrible lab coat for $200. Available in white or red. CLICK HERE

A couple other places to try:

Edit 9/28/10:

Helpful commenter Shelley pointed out this seller on Ebay. 96bellyacres is selling custom Dr. Horrible lab coats for approx. $80.00.

Ships from the USA.

Dr. Horrible

Logo on Pocket

The Dr. Horrible logo is a caduceus, which is a winged herald’s staff entwined by two serpents in the form of a double helix.

The serpents are green and the staff is red.


Dr. Horrible GogglesUPDATE (10-21-09) – Be sure to check out our latest post that shows the goggles in high detail.
The evil doctor wears a pair of silver welding goggles. The best pair I’ve seen is available from Irongate Gallery.

Similar goggles may be available at the following stores, but you might want to paint them silver:

White Gloves

Dr. Horrible CostumeDr. Horrible wears a pair of white work gloves. Some people have found that fencing gloves work, too. You can try these stores:

White Boots

Dr. Horrible CostumeComplete your outfit with a pair of white boots, and you’re all set. They can be found at the following stores:


This recent Comic-Con attendee came pretty close:

Dr. Horrible Costume


I hope we see a bunch of Dr. Horrible costumes this Halloween. Be sure to practice your evil laugh!

If you haven’t seen Dr. Horrible yet, head on over to or purchase the show directly from iTunes.


The Costumes of Comic-Con


It’s that joyous time of year again — Comic-Con! And thousands of people in costumes flock to the big event in San Diego. All the great costumes… it’s brings a tear to my eye. has a good article and photo slideshow of this year’s costumes. Looks like so much fun!



Well I hope everyone has a fun and safe Comic-Con. I know it’s sold out, and I’m so jealous for the people who get to go.

To view all of these great photos, head on over to’s entire photo gallery.

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Wolfpack Elite Costumes

Wolfpack Elite

Have you heard of the Wolfpack Elite? When it comes to costumes, conventions and cosplay, these guys are the best of the best. When they say Elite, they aren’t joking.

Wolfpack EliteThey are well known for throwing big costume parties at every major comic/sci fi convention in America, “because there’s nothing like throwing back a few shots with Batman on one side and a storm trooper on the other.”

Heh, I like the sound of that!

You can literally spend countless hours on their website, browsing through the photo gallery and forum. The forum is especially helpful for sharing ideas and costume-making tips, and just talking about costumes in general.

The members of Wolfpack Elite seem to be a very fun, welcoming group of people. If you love costumes, you should head on over there and say hello:

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Fashion and the Superhero


You love superheroes, and you love fashion. But other people don’t share your appreciation and they laugh when you wear your Batman cape to the grocery store.


Apparently, those people haven’t been to the Superhero Fashion Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Running through September 1st, The Superhero Fashion Exhibit aims to explore the symbolic and metaphoric associations between fashion and the superhero.

Some of the exhibits are for pure, fantastical enjoyment while others offer practical variations of super hero costumes in high performance sports or fashion wear. Hey, you can even buy a hot pink and green Batman-esque scarf at the gift shop, for $35.00, that’s classy enough to wear to work!


So let people laugh at your every day Batman attire…bet you won’t see their clothes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Marvel to Host Costume Fashion Show at Comic-Con

Marvel hosts Costume Fashion Show

Going to Comic-Con? Marvel Comics will be teaming up with costume vendor Disguise to hold the first ever Superhero Costume Fashion Show at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Fashion Show begins in the Marvel Booth (Booth #2429) Friday at 2:00 and will be followed by a photo-op with the models.

Marvel to Host Costume Fashion Show

According to the press release:

This is no cosplay; these are seriously fierce costumes worn by incredible models, strutting their stuff down the catwalk, for the debut of the sexiest line of costumes ever created and inspired by Marvel super heroes.

Dressing up as a super heroine in the past would have meant spandex and tights. No more! Disguise has tossed this old and unflattering cartoonish concept and instead made fashionable, wearable and fun costumes that not only fit great but look fabulous. These costumes are inspired by some of the hottest and most iconic heroes to grace the pages of Marvel, and this will be your first chance to see them live as they make their Comic-Con debut!

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This looks awesome! I’m pretty sad I won’t be going to Comic-Con this year.

For a special preview of the costumes, CLICK HERE.

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