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This Superhero Fan Made Her Own Comic Book Dress

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Last week we brought you a collection of superhero fashion. They included some Avengers-inspired sketches, a comic strip dress, and some high-fashion Kirby-like designs but one of our readers created her own dress that’s almost like a combination of the three. Read on for some details on her creation she put together especially for Free Comic Book Day, including where she found that fabulous print! 

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Leah, aka Ms. Cleaver, writes on her blog, “My comic love was rooted in the 90′s X-Men cartoon, but really got it’s start in college, when I would drive my friend James to new comic book day every week. In return for transport, I could read all the comics he brought back, and from then on I was hooked.”

“I wanted to kick up the nerdiness a notch and picked this ‘Girl Power print from Camelot Cottons, which features Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and my personal favorite, Batgirl,” she wrote. She gave us this link to the fabric, although it’s currently out of stock.

She continued, “The dress is cobbled together from two patterns, the waistband and bodice are from Colette Patterns Parfait, and the skirt and pockets from McCalls 4826.” She says it took one whole day to put it together and that it’s now one of her “favorite things ever.”

And here she is at her local FCBD! Thanks for sharing your work with us, Ms. Cleaver! You can see more on her blog.

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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