New superheroine cosplay set featuring Virginia and Jessica as hipster alt versions of Barbara Gordon and Stephanie Brown Batgirl, respectively. Kind-of inspired by the character designs for the stillborn Gotham High animated series. Artistic license taken here (they never actually showed Babs in costume, afaik), which is not a concept embraced by some aspie-literalist cosplayers, so harsh wave shields are up.
Feel free to disagree, but if i were going to run around rooftops, dispensing krav maga on criming thugs, psychos, and post-humans, i’d do it in American Apparel. Thought i was clever coming up with the design, but then i saw some chick wearing the exact same thing at the God Speed You! Black Emperor show, the other night. FFFffffffff.
Do kinda like the Stephanie Brown Batgirl, even if she’s infinitely less-than her predecessor, Cassandra Cain. Also, backing away from Steph’s War Games death was ultimate weak sauce, as Leslie Thompkins made one of the great Machiavellian plays in comics, and it cast Batman in a flawed and less than heroic light. Which he should be; it makes him infinitely more interesting </beating now 5 years dead horse.>
So where is Cassie? The azn supra-assassin Batgirl has long been one of my favorite characters, and is definitely on the t0-do list in the next month or so. Did i mention we may have super secret special guest star shooting with us? I hope not, as it’s a secret.
Just watched like 5 episodes in a row of Young Justice, prior to posting this, finally catching up on the series. Miss Martian is now also very much on the need-to-shoot-asap list. Hoping we get some iteration of Batgirl on there, at some point, as the Robin character is a bit unchill…especially in comparison to the darker/meaner/doper Superboy.
Fingers crossed someone besides me likes this, as i’ve got another, sort-of similarly themed take on a classic super-heroine costume coming up.
Thanks Jessica and Virginia for playing dress-up.