How much do I love Kris Anka’s new Spider-Woman design? So. Freaking. Much. I’ve been a fan of Jessica Drew since I first really got to know her in the New Avengers comics. Her old costume was well known and all but there’s something about the street level versatility of this jacket and glasses that just calls to me, y’know? Needless to say, it went on the ‘must cosplay’ list immediately.
Oh and also? If you’re not reading this book, you are doing yourself a disservice. Go pick it up already.
Thank you to Justin for doing a shoot with me at Awesome Con this year!
Photography: Rich and Strange Photography
Expect to see some upgrades to this costume in the future including some appropriately colored boots. (No glove changes though. I like being able to use my phone.)
We love a good design, and a clever undercover look that zips up for superhero style? We can definitely go there. Jessica Drew’s modern level up is pretty much perfect, and while a jacket that on point is going to take a special touch, here’s a little moto outfit inspo to tide us over in the meanwhile.
What’s a girl to do when she adores the hell out of Psylocke’s new costume but she’s terrible at sewing spandex? Redesign it as a dress obviously.
Look, this is basically my love letter to Uncanny X-Force. And also a giant fistbump to Sam Humphries and Kris Anka for writing a kickass book and designing a kickass costume respectively. (My bad for misleading you about why I wanted to know what the leg shapes looked like, Anka, my bad.) I adore the hell out of Betsy’s new costume and I adore the hell out of this crazy book. It was either this or keyboard smashing incoherently. I swear I’ll get around to make the actual costume one day. Promise!
Just pretend that there’s a bottle of expensive French champagne in these photos as I toast the book and my darling Betsy.
There were some slight changes made when translating the dress from my original sketch to real life (due in part to a difficult pattern and an epic battle with a zipper where the zipper won) but I am mostly happy with how it turned out although I’ll probably do a second pass at it/fix some small issues when I’m not angry at the zipper.
Psylocke Dress: Designed and Sewn by Yours Truly
Black Heels: Ralph Lauren
Butterfly Earrings: Local boutique
Bracelet: Nine West
Wait, did you just say that you’re not reading Uncanny X-Force? Get thee to Comixology or a comic book store right now!
In honour of Uncanny X-Force being relaunched today, we bring you a Psylocke and Spiral team-up! This is actually part of a What Are You Wearing miniseries we’re doing — Marvel NOW! is launching some books that we’re pretty darn psyched about, so we thought we’d honour their releases with outfits inspired by members of the team. (Check out our previous entry: Young Avengers!) As always, you’ll see our personal touches, i.e. Bria is a totally classy dame and Lin is just going to be this douchebag trainwreck. Enjoy.
Today: Uncanny X-Force by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney!
Bria: Let me count the ways in which this new Betsy costume thrilled me. The sounds of glee I made when I saw Kris Anka’s new design were numerous and also high pitched. My badass British Ninja finally has a costume that’s, y’know, suited for a ninja! It’s lovely and practical and I just want to hug it.
My fashionable interpretation, however, doesn’t go practical because hellooooo grey heels! I wanted to stick with the black and grey colour scheme and this Armani dress seems to have been waiting in my closet for such an occasion. From there, adding the purple headband and scarf as accents to mimic her hair and belt just seemed logical. What really made this work were the butterfly earrings I found in my jewelry box because BUTTERFLIES BY MY FACE just screams Psylocke like nothing else.
Lin: It says something when you have various buddies capslocking at you that not only has Spiral been added to the upcoming lineup of Uncanny X-Force, but that SHE STILL HAS FURRY BOOTS LOOK LOOK YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. Well, I definitely bat for TEAM NONE SECONDS when it comes to re: lady furry boots, so here I am, and here we are.
Inspo came from, well, “LA clubber drug dealer badass chick“? Can do. Studded thigh highs, punky belts, and X-harness accents, tap into her heavy metal armoury, while I took this outfit a little bit north with the furry hat to emulate white hair, and earmuffs-cum-headphones because this lady would drop a mean beat.
DJ SPIRAL. PLAY US OUT.