Karen and Charles Kent (yes Kent!) have a thing for Superman—Smallville in particular. The couple’s wedding was inspired by the long running series about Clark Kent, with the event actually taking place at Hatley Castle in British Columbia. You may recognize it as the Lex Luthor mansion from the series. It’s also been featured in the X-Men films and on Arrow. It’s the superhero/villain estate of choice.
Their wedding featured red, blue, and yellow colors in the classiest way possible, and the groom donned a Superman cape for parts of the event. They even explored Smallville filming locations during their honeymoon.
As you’ll see in the pictures and video after the break, it’s a nerdy dream wedding done right.
Photographer Sacha Goldberger recently took part in a photo exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. He created positively stunning portraits of comic book superheroes and villains, Star Wars, and Disney characters as they would appear in 16th century art. He spent two years creating his Super Flemish series (inspired by Flemish paintings) and worked with a team of twelve people to get the makeup, hair, and special effects just right. Five costume designers made the outfits for the characters in the series including: Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Hulk, and many more.
The photos have been retouched, but even without that, this series is absolutely magical. The art looks like paintings rather than photographs. Plus, the likenesses to actors like Christopher Reeve and Lynda Carter (an effect created with makeup and lighting) is uncanny at times.
Check out more of Goldberger’s amazing images after the break.
I’ve seen several creative wheelchair costumes, but this Superman one is exceptional. The hero flies over the roofs of Metropolis and keeps the city safe while rolling along, and I bet this kid really did feel like a superhero while in the costume.
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Female geek friendly apparel has come such a long way that it almost hurts my neck from whiplash when I see something this…bad.
The Superman version first came to my attention thanks to a tweet by fellow Fashionably Geek contributor Alan Kistler (thank you Alan!) which cut pretty much to the heart of why they were so…icky. Apparently, Wonder Woman is a thing to win and girls can only grow up to be Batman’s wife. Amazingly, someone at DC approved these designs.
It’s a bummer because there are a lot of licensed tees out there that empower women to BE the superhero instead of belonging to one.
In this day and age, it’s too bad that these these regressions still happen. However, I content myself with the knowledge that, overall, things are better than they used to be and that we’re making strides all the time.
(via The Mary Sue)
DC Comics goes steampunk with these new ThinkGeek exclusive t-shirt designs. Currently, they have The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow and Superman. Could Batman be far behind?
They’re available in unisex sizes XS to 3XL. From what I can tell, people are already hoping for a ladies cut on that Wonder Woman tee.
See more designs after the break.
Whether you’re planning on trekking across Hyrule, hell-bent on lassoing some baddies or even if you’re thinking of popping Red Skull in his gnarly red jaw, you’re going to need a tote bag. It’s the best way to haul all your necessary gear (e.g. Lasso of Truth, sword, adamantium shield, etc.). Thankfully, Sylin’ Online carries tote bags for all those diehard Zelda fans, as well as Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman fans too.
Check out the other tote bags after the break…
Warm weather and sunshine are here, which means you’re probably getting ready to head to the beach to take advantage of some much needed relaxing on the sand. If you’re wondering how you can best express your geeky side while enjoying your day out, we have some (many) suggestions!
With a little research you can find a bathing suit inspired by almost any fandom. Whether anime or video games are your passion, you have options when it comes to swimwear. Not only that, but there are a number of fun beach accessories inspired by pop culture that you can bring along too! Why not go all the way and let your geekiness shine in every aspect of your beach experience?
Discover some great stylish, beach gear inspired by a range of fandoms after the break!
Just because your car has a cape doesn’t mean you can fly fast enough to escape law enforcement. The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) in the United Kingdom recently pulled over a car with a red cape on England’s M42 freeway. The driver and passenger were both dressed like Superman and got busted because they didn’t have insurance. CMPG took to Twitter with the above photo to say, “Even Superman needs insurance! We don’t work for Lex Luthor but we had to remove Superman’s wheels from the road.”
See the original tweet after the break.
Superheroes often spend their days surrounded by people who need their help. While it’s a worthy cause, it’s going to wear them down. A photomanipulation series by Benoit Lapray showcases what heroes might do in their off hours. The collection of images features cosplayers dressed as Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America, and Spider-Man out in the wild enjoying nature and peace and quiet. They’ve earned it.
See more of the series after the break.