Artist/designer Nicola Scott just gave Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, and Red Sonja a major costume makeover for Dynamite’s upcoming female-led comic series headed up by Gail Simone.

As you can see, the big change is that these characters are actually wearing clothes. They also have weapons at the ready and look like they mean business. The designs are still far from being practical, but it’s clear that the emphasis will be more on ass-kicking and less on exposed skin.

After the break, check out the full redesign including quotes from Scott provided by Dynamite’s press release.

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If Tim Burton’s wild costume designs hit the runway, you would probably see something like this. Guillermo Meraz‘s illustrations perfectly blend characters like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Jack Skellington, Willie Wonka, and more into a posh fashion collection. This season is stripes, stripes, stripes—and it looks good.

Check out more designs after the break…

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Artist NoFlutter reimagined four fan favorite superheroines in adorable steampunk style and I’m just gushing all over these images. Power Girl, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl look amazing in their traditional colors fitted with bustle skirts, goggles, and corsets. I cannot wait to see a cosplay group take on these lovely ladies.

Check out the rest of the beauties after the break.

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In Japan, people used to carry items wrapped in elegant cloth that came in various colors and decorative patterns called “furoshiki.”

Inspired by that tradition, designer Masaya Hashimoto partnered with Italian footwear company Vibram to release Furoshiki Shoes. Much like the traditional cloths wrap around items, the shoes are designed to wrap around your feet and secure with a velcro patch. Vibram is calling it the first ever “wrapping sole.”

The wrap shoes come in a variety of colors and look like they would be comfortable. Kinda like those minimalist/barefoot shoes with a stylish twist. Check out more images and a video after the break.

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These new Disney-inspired swimsuit designs by Blue Bunni Cosplay are fantastic and they take into account that women come in all shapes and sizes.

As Bunni explains:

Some folks have wondered why the plus size models have more skin covered, and I just wanted to say that being a fluffy gal myself, I drew these as something I’d wear personally and I prefer more skin covered. It doesn’t matter which suit is on what model – it really all comes down to what your personal preference is regardless of what your body is shaped like. Once I get around to producing these, I will have both looks available in all sizes.

She’s also looking into bringing her designs to life, so if you want a swimsuit, you’ll want to follow her.

See more designs after the break.

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We all know that many female superheroes tend to wear costumes that are impractical at best. Artist Lord Ingvard is working on a series of revamped costumes that are functional but still feminine. He writes:

I love comics and superheroes as much as the next nerd, but the women’s costumes—sweet mother of Moses!—the COSTUMES. At the very least, highly impractical. And at worst, incredibly sexist. I mean, EXTREMELY so. Honestly, I don’t know why women haven’t been a lot more angry and vocal about this kind of thing over the years. Like “Ferguson riot” angry. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that expressing one’s sexuality is a natural, healthy thing, and certainly not something to be censured or shamed, but holly hammer of Thor, there’s a time and a place for everything!

That being said, I just had to take a shot at addressing the most obvious problems. Now, I am not by any means an experienced or accomplished character designer. I am not suggesting these costume re-designs are ideal, or even very good. My main goal was to at least TRY to approach the subject of female superheroes with the degree of logic, equality, and respect they—and their readers—deserve.

See examples after the break.

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Architect and fashion illustrator Shamekh Bluwi has come up with a unique way to combine his two skills into one. He creates paper cutouts of his dress designs leaving large blank spaces. He then holds them up to the real world and lets the city of Amman, Jordan complete the design.

See more examples after the break.

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Some Chameleon species are known for their ability to change color and blend in with their surroundings. However, the image above is not a chameleon.

In a startling twist, it’s actually two women wearing cleverly applied body paint.

Indeed, artist Johannes Stötter has made it look like two women are a single chameleon crawling along a branch. It took him four hours to design the piece and another six to apply the paint with the help of an assistant. It’s hard to see their individual bodies at all until they slowly separate and break the illusion.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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Things have changed a lot since the ’70s, and the costumes worn by Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are no exception. The original Sid and Marty Krofft series had the pair in red and yellow spandex with capes, but Grace Helbig and Hanna Hart get much better outfits in the upcoming Legendary webseries. This new costumes are fantastic!

See the original costumes for comparison after the break.

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An industrial design student at Philadelphia University named Jackson Gordon (no relation to the Gotham detective) recently built a Batman-style combat suit that might actually be able to protect you from a stabbing at the hands of Talia al Ghul.

It’s not bulletproof mind you, but it does offer protection from bats, machetes and fists. Originally, Gordon designed a cosplay version of the Batsuit that was purely for entertainment purposes, but he soon felt the need to design an actual suit, so he started making prototypes last September.

The suit weighs roughly 25 pounds (the helmet alone weights three pounds), and speaking with USA Today he notes:

“It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it,” he said. “If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless.”

Check out a video demo and another pic after the break…

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