is there a male equivalent? the trench coat, for instance. i dunno. i was thinking about the objectification of the body-- i don't mind it. the gross guff between objectification between genders, & the reductive objectification of women so dominant in the media, that i mind, but don't take away my cat suits! the first "boy" thing that comes to mind is naked arnold in "terminator."
Silly, OS. Of course it's a necessity (for some of us anyway). If you're going braless you need a built-in way to lift & separate "the girls." You can't fight crime (or cause it) with them flopping all over the place!
Costume designers are even farther removed from reality than haute-couteur fashion designers. It would be nice if it weren't so easy to spot this sort of thing though.Of course, if you want originality, you might wind up with nipples on the bat-suit.
Is it just me or has there not been a new idea in movies since about 1999?
Ain't nothing wrong with that!
I'll be in my bunk.
Always find it funny to see these constricting, not-at-all practical outfits on people, as if they can just wear leather cat suits every day without sweating to death. But at least, in this case, there's a precedent.
And it all started with Emma Peel in The Avengers (http://blog.lulusvintage.com/2007/03/diana_rigg_as_e.html) It's a British thing!
It reminds me of the 'breast armor' thing found in most comics featuring women on the modern [and medieval] battlefield. In many games and comics [especially manga], you can see men in typical battle gear with genderless bulky field armor - but the women always have breast-armor: a full cup design built right into the chestplate...some of them even have *gasp* nipples.^_^
I am not sure if I find it a large detour from the original cartoon/comics character (Scarlett's outfit, on the other hand...).
It reminds me of the 'breast armor' thing found in most comics featuring women on the modern [and medieval] battlefield. In many games and comics [especially manga], you can see men in typical battle gear with genderless bulky field armor - but the women always have breast-armor: a full cup design built right into the chestplate...some of them even have *gasp* nipples.Reminds me of the armor that Hawkgirl wore in the JSA Black Reign story arc. Can't find a scan of it, but it was basically two steel bowls (or "cups") held together by leather straps. Course, Hawkman wasn't much better, with what amounts to a single steel shoulderpad that covered one half of his chest, shoulder and part of his arm.
I gotta be honest... my secret superhero self wears a black catsuit. So I gotta let it slide.
*snickers* A live-action GI Joe movie... ROTFLMAO.The casting is hilarious. Dwayne Johnson as Shipwreck? Pfft. Brendan Fraser as Gung Ho? *trying not to bust a gut* And Arnold Vosloo is Zartan, NOT Destro? WTF? Maybe IMDB has it wrong. They have to be wrong. It makes no sense to have who they have cast in these parts!*sigh* Oh well. It's not like anything original or intelligent ever gets made these days...
While Scarlett's outfit in the movie is admittedly a lot different than the books, it would appear more practical, at least to me.Plus the fact that I really enjoy Rachel Nichols ever since Season 5 of ALIAS doesn't hurt.I'm actually looking forward to this one, hoping it won't disappoint. (Memories of Street Fighter still haunt me)
Is that a bucke in an extremely uncomfortable looking place in that top pic? Because if that's a buckle... ouch.
You forgot Helena aka Huntress in Birds Of Prey. I think all four ladies shopped at the same place.
Ahhhh yes Birds of Prey. I'm STILL pissed at the WB for canceling that.
Well the Baroness was supposed to dress like that since inmemorial times so I guess she has a pass, but yeah the leather wearing badass chick has become really overused lately, the only exception I can think is in the Aeon Flux movie in which her costume seems to look a little more organic.