Sep 28th 2011 By: Bethany Fong
I'm a total sucker for mod fashon
, especially when mixed with a healthy dose of comic books, so I kind of freaked out when I came across this Mod Marvel cosplay group
. These talented ladies gave some of Marvel's finest a mod makeover at last month's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, creating some incredibly cute and wearable looks! Check them out after the cut.
I love how Lilacwire deflated Rogue's signature '80s hairstyle into a cute, flipped hairdo with a touch of Rogue's white streak. The great thing about almost all of the classic X-Men costume designs is that many of them consist of heavy color-blocking, which actually permits them to easily translate into a mod ensemble (such as the dress worn by Ultimate Kitty Pryde), as seen in the yellow and green in this dress.
Because of X-Men: First Class, I can't help but think of Emma Frost as a '60s mod ice queen now, so a mod ensemble inspired by Emma Frost seems quite natural. I really love Makoto's wrist gloves and the chunky platformed ankle boots . If only I could read her mind to find out where she got them!
I'm quite impressed that Dahlia was able to transform and simplify one of the most '80s/'90s-styled X-Men into this incredibly chic shift dress that would even make Twiggy jealous of Jubilee's groovy mutation.
First of all, I love how Ren wore thick, bold cat-eyed glasses in place of Ms. Marvel's mask, and a thick red belt in place of Ms. Marvel's sash belt. I've always believed that knee-high/over-the-knee boots complement shorter hems (note: take a look at the boots that Ms. Marvel usually wears with her leotard), so I'm thrilled to see that reflected here as well; Ren's knee-high boots perfectly complement the flirty hem of her dress.