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If you already own the signature khaki coveralls and indispensable proton pack, you may want to complete the ensemble with a pair of hand-made, limited-edition Ghostbusters sneakers.
Unveiled this week at New York Comic Con by Australian company Nookiee, the officially licensed shoes come in a handful of styles for men and women: there are those inspired by the Ghostbuster suit, complete with “elbow pads” on the heels and “Stantz,” “Spengler,” “Venkman” or “Zeddemore” stitched on the side; the “no ghost” variety, in black or white; and “Gozer.”
If merely watching Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke over and over again isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved films, you can now drape yourself in them — or at least in clothing inspired by them.
Wizards of the West has introduced its Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Collection for men and women, featuring T-shirts, dress shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, leggings and swimsuits depicting characters from seven of the anime legend’s films: Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
If you’ve been in the market for Pokémon butts, then you’re in luck, because the Pokémon Company now has them in all shapes and sizes.
The newly released Hip Pop! Parade collection is all about the butts, with key chains, coffee mugs, cushions, magnets, bags, folders and more, all focusing on the derrieres of Pikachu, Piplup, Growlithe, Swablu, Buizel and Azumarill. There’s even Pikachu boxer shorts for men and women, so you can wear the pocket monster’s behind on yours.
Although the city of Townsville would seem more fitting, Cartoon Network and Moschino chose Milan as the venue to unveil their Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy Scott collaboration.
Yes, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup graced the runway Thursday during a Fashion Week event, as part of the Moschino Spring 2016 collection. The three pint-sized superheroes could be seen on leggings, a one-piece swimsuit, knitwear tops, a line of bags and more.
There are a lot of things you can do with 30 grand: Buy a car, whittle away at that college loan, take several European vacations, invest in a savings bond … You could do any of those, sure. Or you could blow it on this limited-edition Star Wars watch from Devon.
Inspired by Darth Vader and an Imperial TIE Fighter, the watch is made of stainless steel, with a black “diamond-like” carbon coating. Hand-constructed, it features TIE Fighter wings as part of the case, and silver screws designed to look like those on Vader’s helmet. What’s more, the crown is finished with the Galactic Empire logo.
Although Robert Valley’s stylish, retro animated Wonder Woman didn’t wear a jacket, if she did it would probably look a lot like this new addition to The Jacket Maker’s line of superhero-inspired apparel.
Nowhere near as flashy as the previously released Batgirl jacket — it comes with cape, gloves, belt and pouches — the $270 Wonder Woman jacket is more practical for everyday wear. Made from 100 percent leather, it features quilted viscose lining, a zipper closure and the Wonder Woman logo on the front.
Online apparel company WeLoveFine, which debuted a Spider-Gwen collection in May, has expanded with a Spider-Verse line of clothing for men and women inspired by Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, Silk and even more Spider-Gwen.
Available for preorder, the collection by Catherine Elhoffer includes a Spider-Woman moto jacket, based on Kris Anka’s redesign, Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen Dolman shrugs, a Silk open-front cardigan, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen knit sweaters for men and women, and a Spider-Gwen zip-up hoodie.
With these new “Bitch Planet” leggings from Bombsheller, you too can now express your non-compliance to the world. The leggings manufacturer has teamed up with Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Inc. in order to bring you the latest in comic book fashion.
The leggings feature a design by Valentine De Landro, who co-created the Image Comics series “Bitch Planet” with DeConnick. The symbol stands for “non-compliant,” which — in the not-so-distant future of “Bitch Planet’s” world — is a term applied to women who don’t comply with its societal standards for women. Non-compliant women are sent to an off-planet prison for offenses as simple as rejecting commonly accepted beauty practices.
In an effort to make these leggings available for every fan, DeConnick and Bombsheller are running a beta test for sizes up to 6XL. “When Kelly Sue DeConnick asked to work with us on a design that would be available through 6XL, we were thrilled to get the chance to put our prototypes to the test,” Bombsheller’s website reads. “Compared to the rest of the fashion industry, Bombsheller is non compliant. We believe you should wear what you want, not what you’re told. Get your girl gang together and celebrate spandex for all bodies.”
The announcement of the Adventure Time line of boots from Dr. Martens was made with much fanfare in February, but we nearly missed the stealthy addition of Marceline the Vampire Queen to the line.
Inspired by the 1,000-year-old guitar-playing vampire, the limited-edition design captures a different facial expression on each boot (mouth closed on the right, open wide on the left). Joining the previously released Jake and Finn designs, the Marceline boot is available for women, children and toddlers (prices range from $150 to $105).
If carbon freezing is suitable for transporting tibanna gas — or, say, a certain charming smuggler — over long distances, it should be good enough for hauling your textbooks from home to class.
This Previews-exclusive Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Plush Back Buddy (say that five times fast!) will either make you the envy of the campus or the target of the galaxy’s vilest bounty hunters. Whatever the case, it’s available for preorder for $39.99.
WeLoveFine knows what time it is, with a new collection of women’s and men’s clothing inspired by Adventure Time.
Designed by WeLoveFine’s Catherine Elhoffer, the brightly colored (and occasionally imaginatively patterned) pieces certainly wouldn’t be out of place in the Land of Ooo. They range from the expected, like the Jake Pocket Hoodie (you kind of have to, right?), to the bold, like the Lady Rainicorn Leggings.
While transforming into a human-killing (and eating!) naked giant may sound like fun, in Attack on Titan it involves “Titan’s power,” a self-conflicted wound — it’s a whole process that, frankly, seems exhausting, and gross. I mean, why bother with all of that when you can turn yourself into the Colossal Titan with the tug of a zipper?
“No Fear” used to be one of the most recognizable apparel brands, but a new venture between IDW Publishing and Fright-Rags bringing imagery from Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles’ “30 Days of Night” to a host of T-shirts may have some folks adopting a slightly modified motto: “No, fear.”
Entertainment Earth has expanded its line of DC Comics-themed chair capes — yep, capes for your chairs — with two new offerings: Wonder Woman and Batgirl. This adds two of DC’s most famous females superheroes to offerings that already included the previously released Batman and Superman (Silver Age) chair capes, and the Comic-Con International-exclusive Batman (blue cape) and Bizarro chair capes.
Whether you’re off to save the galaxy or simply heading to class (or, y’know, a convention), this Rocket Raccoon Backpack Buddy seems like the appropriate — and appropriately adorable — accessory.
Sold exclusively by ThinkGeek, the officially licensed backpack features plush head, arms, feet and tail, and a zipped compartment that measures 9.75 inches by 8 inches. Although it’s not intended to hold electronics, the website notes the backpack can fit an iPad2.