Fashion between the panels: The Black Cat & Catwoman.

Fashion between the panels : Black Cat & Catwoman

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and welcome to my latest blog post , Fashion between the panels: The Blackcat & Catwoman. The reason that I decided to do a Fashion between the panels with these two characters is because they share so many similarities. Granted one is from the pages of Marvel comics ( Black Cat ) and the other is from the pages of Dc comics and has been around a lot longer (Catwoman ) their narratives are very similar almost one and the same. So by comparison I’m going to pull the fashion from between the panels for both of these iconic anti-heroes, and with that said let’s get started with…….

The Black Cat :

Much like Catwoman , The Black Cat Ware’s a black catsuit the difference is the white fur trim around the boots and the low cut collar . Other similarities that the the two characters share is they are both jewel thieves and truly most noticeable have a love hate on again off again relationship with a major iconic Super hero as well. When I see characters like this with so many similarities it’s like the comic book label decided they needed their own version of the same character that they could make work just like the original counterpart has for so many years.

Now that we have established all that let’s get back into the fashion , as I mentioned a little earlier , The Black Cat wears her own iconic version of a catsuit. With just a few differences from Catwoman , now to pull the fashion from this comic character that’s where you have to start . Unlike Catwoman her look doesn’t change or variate to much from the first time she appeared in the pages of Spider-Man.

Even though her look has not changed much over the years I still managed to put together two distinct on trend inspired looks that would still capture the fashionable likeness of this character.

Look number one captures the look perfectly, when putting this look together I wanted to , make sure that I even found a fashionable way to capture the fur that appears on the catsuit of The Black Cat . To do this I went with a leather jumpsuit and to go with it a leather jacket that is trimmed in a white Fur like material capturing the true essence and feel of The Black Cat . The next look is more of an inspired look , as in I still went with leather but to capture the look I stayed with the color scheme of black and white. This time I added in a biker jacket to switch up the look a little and went with more of a half boot as opposed to a thigh high boot to finish the look off for a slightly different feel appeal.

Now it’s time to get into our next iconic character…..

Catwoman :

Selena Kyle aka Catwoman was created many years before The Black Cat . She is truly the blue print of what become Marvel comics own version of the master jewel their anti-hero. Catwoman over the years has had an on again , off again love hate relationship with what is probably one of the most if not the most iconic superhero of all time The Bat of Gotham , the one and only Batman. The Catwoman character is a bit more diverse and well known than The Black Cat. Also interesting the look of the character has changed from time to time over the years as in the color of her catsuit and the accessories with it from the gloves down to the boots. So to capture the fashionable likeness of this iconic character I had to come with two looks that are distinctly different in color scheme and look . Over the years she has actually had more than two different looks but today I’m going to give you two inspired looks that are from her most iconic well known suits over the past few years.First the purple suit , the purple suit was accessorized with thigh high boots in grey and sometimes in a contrasting purple , the same for the gloves. To capture this inspired look I went with purple leather pants , a suede purple top , and stayed with purple gloves . The look is finished with a thigh high suede boot to capture the fashionable likeness of this character perfectly. The look had to be done in both suede and leather to perfectly capture the color scheme of this rendition of Catwoman.Now for the current look of Catwoman and the fashionable looks that I styled that are inspired from her current look. What you are about to see is the newer more now Salina Kyle with a short slick haircut and an more functional suit the biggest most noticeable difference is the completely monochromatic color scheme.For both inspired looks , I went with a leather jumpsuit in both cases to start the look off then branched out from there using different accessories to highlight and individualize each look , the second look is a little more theatrical yet fashionable as I put in the actual factual Catwoman head piece with the glasses , of course this is purely optional. Either way you look at it all three looks capture the true inspired fashionable likeness of Catwoman. Well there it is , once again we have reached the end of yet another blog post , The question is are you team The Black Cat or Catwoman , as always I LET YOU TELL IT. While you think about it , I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels : The Black Cat & Catwoman. That’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE….!!!

Fashion between the panels: The Joker…

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post : Fashion between the panels: The Joker. Just incase you are not to familiar with this particular on going blog series , Fashion between the panels is when I take the frames of a comic book or timeless scenes and characters from a movie and break it down from a fashion perspective. In other words I help you find the fashionable inspiration between the panels and build you a complete image and look based around the characters in the book or movie. Seeing as how The Joker is coming back to the big screen, you know it was time for an all new Fashion between the panels . This time not only am I going to give you the fashionable breakdown of the latest Joker movie , im going to show you how the previous Jokers from the silver screen and television , were also fashionably inspiring as well , starting with the original Joker from the iconic 60’s Batman and Robin show.

More than likely you’ve probably never taken the time to realize that when you really look at The Joker he is in actuality very stylish and his color scheme is really on point. In this case even in the 60’s if you take a good look , you see a well tailored suit with gloves to match. The question is how does that or would that translate into a look that you could actually pull off and feel like you are over the top up on your style game.

I took the original Joker’s look and broke it down three ways. First and foremost keeping the original color inspiration and combination, of green and purple. I broke the look down to three frames just to give you every detail of the look. The look is styled keeping the feel of the actual iconic 60’s character. I made sure to keep the signature purple gloves and the vest , but to make the vest pop , I went with a high quality tweed for the vest or waist coat.

For many years Cesar Romero aside from the comic books , was the first and original picture that came to mind when you think or thought The Joker. That is until about the late 80’s or early 90’s when Batman was about to be reintroduced to audiences on the big screen. Then came Jack Nicholson’s rendition of the The Joker and suddenly the character had a whole new face that would be remembered for years to come. Nicholson’s Joker had an all new yet still comicbook acurate look , however this rendition of the character had an iconic wide brim hat.

To capture or style this look , I started the look with the wide brim hat. But instead of making it purple , the look is styled with a black version and matched it with the all new Saint Laurent dress boot. Of course I had to keep the signature purple suit , but this time no vest and I went with the orange shirt to capture the true essence of the Jack Nicholson Joker with the signature hat.

For many years Nicholson’s Joker seemed irreplaceable , that is until the character was being introduced again in the second installment of the newly rebooted Batman franchise . Enter Heath Ledger as the psychotic clown , just when you thought no one could top Nicholson’s or Romero’s version of the character . Ledger did just that , he added an all new look and even fresher take on The Joker ,

Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker, was more on the casual cool side but still fashionable none the less. To capture this look I went with a purple car coat , velvet pants , and to top the look off a green tweed vest and and a multi colored spread collar dress , to capture this stylishly inspired Joker look.

From there came Jarret Leto’s take on The Joker. In my opinion was kind of a lateral move on the character, neither forward or backwards, but still a different take on The Joker. This version was seen in The Suicide Squad movie. Leto’s Joker , was kind of like a modern gangster influenced by hiphop. But once again if you really looked at the characters style , the look was fashion forward.

I really tweaked this look a bit , in my opinion this total look would have made the short appearance of Leto’s Joker even more memorable. I captured the look and built the image based around his signature duster style coat , from there went with a pair of Ralph Lauren pants to expand on the look with a purple cap toe shoe and spread collar casual dress shirt , creating a look that screams Style and Joker.

Well The Joker is back, with a new movie soon to be released and a new actor taking over the mantle of the clown. Joaquin Phoenix is set and ready to hit you with his rendition of the iconic comic villain. He’s got another all new look but from what I can see this maybe able to compete with Ledger’s version of the villain. But notice the new Joker still has a fashion forward tailored look. Now let’s style you like the new Joker.

The new Joker has a total makeover, no longer with the purple and green. The new color combination is burgundy/red with a mustard colored waistcoat and a touch of green in the shirt. Well to style and capture this look , I went with a velvet suit in a deep wine or burgundy color. Added in the mustard wool waistcoat, I gav you two shirt options, for a more subtle look, the white spread collar shirt. For a more bold look traded in the green shirt for a raised print blue spread collar shirt. Topping the look off with a double monk strap dress boot. Once again capturing the fashionable essence of the new Joker.

So there it is , we once again have reached the fashionable end of the line for my latest blog post , time flies when your having fun , after all ( Why so serious ?? ) . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels: The Joker. That’s it for now , so until the next time… Im Gone…!!!

Fashion between the panels : Batman Hush…

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. Welcome to my latest blog post : Fashion between the panels : Batman/Hush. That’s right for this new blog post , im taking you to Gotham City. Incase you didn’t know , I am as much of a comic head as I am a fashion head and sometimes I infuse the two interest for the ultimate comic/fashion head mashup. I often find fashionable inspiration in the pages of my favorite comicbooks, then creating new looks based on the characters. The latest story arc that has captured my attention, came out a little while ago , and is soon to have a full length cartoon movie. The story in question is Batman Hush.

This epic Batman tale includes some of the most interesting heroes and villains that Batman has to offer ,

all being used to pull off one epic tail and plot in Gotham City , so what I am going to do is create new fashionable looks based around the various characters found in this story , and the first character that we will start with is Robin.

Batman’s assistant and ward, the Robin in this story is a third generation Robin , basically the third Robin in the Batman story arc , in this case that would be Tim Drake.

To capture the look or fashionable likeness of Robin , you want to create a cleverly done streetwear look , playing up the colors of the costume he wears and using that to capture the feel and fashionable flava that Robin would have if he walked past you in the street. The next character that we are going to take a look at from the story is

The Huntress , now once again in creating a fashionable look to capture the likeness and feel of The Huntress , I had to float between a highend look with a sexy street feel appeal.

Working with a color scheme that goes very well together and that will capture the eye , with that being said. The color scheme is black and purple.

Then there was Superman , for this comicbook series Kal-el plays a very pivotal role , infact the book that has him on the cover is one of the more expensive to get your hands on. But how can his fashionable likeness be captured ?

To capture the fashionable likeness of Superman for this story , I went with more of a casual Friday , A more grown up luxury streetwear look , where the look keeps once again and always true to the feel of Superman, with a running theme of the color palette to capture the classic look , keeping it red and blue.

In this story, it really expands on the complicated, love hate then really love again relationship that is Batman and Catwoman , setting the theme for many more great and interesting storylines to come in the near future,

but when it comes to capturing the fashionable likeness of Catwoman, you want to keep the look sleek and trendy , a little monochromatic even.

The best way to do that was by you guessed it , using a catsuit and in this case a leather suit in black with accessories of the same color. I only separated the look with a contrasting color shoe and gloves.

Intro Nightwing , this storyline has every major Batman villain or hero in it that is one of the factors of why this is such a great story and why there is a full length feature film coming , so capturing Nightwing’s fashionable likeness ?

When you look at Nightwing, what comes to mind is the martial arts suit that was worn in the movie Kill Bill or even further back, the classic Bruce Lee martial arts suit.

The best way to capture this look is by taking it back to a classic streetwear look , that has been relaunched and reintroduced for right now , but with a more tailored fit , that would be the Puma track suit.

It gives you the look and feel of the suit that Nightwing currently wears and is most known for.

Poison Ivey , as it is always said no one can resist the power and influence of Poison Ivey and her mind control, this was really shown in this story arc when she gained control over Superman , but what about capturing her fashionable likeness ?

In order to do this you have to make use of floral prints and various shades of green to contrast with the the floral prints, you even want the jewelry accents to highlight the floral prints.

The Joker and Harley Quinn, almost no Batman story arc is complete without these two some how being woven into the plot , and this story did not fall short of The Joker or Harley.

There are so many different ways that Harley has been captured in the comicbooks , but one thing always remains consistent with her and that’s the black and red color scheme she always has.

This particular version of Harley gives you more of a rockstar style , but still has the common theme of black and red which what I used to capture what would be her fashionable likeness.

When it comes to capturing the fashionable likeness of The Joker , it’s all about the details , you have to look closely to realize that if The Joker did exist although crazy , he actually has a sense of fashion.

From his use of purple and green to the suit that he is wearing, and there are so many different ways to capture his look ,

as long as you maintain true to the color scheme , in this case The look is a little more on the side of what I call sneaker casual, where you combine a dressy casual look and finish it with sneakers.

Then for this look , im giving you true full on Joker , a more dressed up feel appeal , that is still keeping within the color theme of The Jokers look.

There are so many favorite characters in this storyline, that are intertwined with the this arc , I guess that’s why it took so many books to finish this Batman saga ,

and just when you think it’s almost over there’s more. When you look at The Riddler, his color schemes are very similar to The Joker , especially when he’s wearing the green suit , and not the onsie you would see yrs ago. Basically capturing his look is also very close to creating The Joker look.

As in the color scheme is pretty much the same as well as the tailored suit,

in this case, to capture the look , I went with a two button single breasted lightweight green suit , with a white waist coat and pastel tie. Most definitely a spring/summer look, and brought the look together with a pastel pocket square, it’s probably one of my favorite looks that I’ve put together.

Then there is the villain that is the basis for this whole story , the one that makes this series of books , such a collector’s item , it’s also his first appearance. The one that I am speaking of is Hush.

Capturing his look would be or is pretty interesting, the look would have to be dressy casual with a mixture of streetwear and a dressier style at the same time.

Probably over the yrs , easily one of Batman’s most formidable opponents and most definitely one of the best storylines worthy of a movie.

For this look once again, I didn’t change it much , I just added a different grade of trench coat to define the look more , capturing the fashionable likeness of Hush.

We have finally reached The Batman , probably through the years one of the greatest superheroes whom just happens to be human has no super powers ,and much like in this story finds a way to come out on top , as for capturing his fashionable likeness, well lets see.

When it comes to creating a fashionable likeness for Batman, you can go one of two ways , you can capture a streetwear look as above that gives you the look and feel of The Dark knight, or you can capture a look that fits his disguise Bruce Wayne.

This look would be a more distinguished, dressier look that would seperate the two personalities,

From the crime fighter to the billionaire socialite. Basically giving you versatility of style, as can be seen in the formal wear look , that I put together above. Giving you both The Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Just like that , we have reached the end of another blog post. This has been Fashion between the panels, and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time… IM GONE…!!!