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What Superheroines Would Look Like In Comfy Pants

Why Not Do It With Some Style?

Previously, we put forth a challenge to our readers to illustrate what Batman would look like fighting in stilettos to juxtapose the norm that is superheroines constantly being drawn wearing (or actresses forced to perform in) high heels to fight crime. One of our readers, Joanna (@super_widget) talked about how superheroes are constantly being drawn by fans outside their usual costumes, i.e. steampunk, Rule 63, etc. But it was when she wrote the phrase, “female super heroes in comfy pants” that we knew we had our next challenge. We left it pretty open this time, they didn’t have to be fighting, just wearing any sort of comfortable trousers. Above is Sarah Levine’s (@morphmaker) illustration of Batwoman Kate Kane in not just comfy pants but her famous pink bunny slippers. Hit the jump for seven more fantastic images! 

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Sophie (MeloncholyWise) depicted not one but TWO Batgirls in comfy pants!

Logan Riley (@TheLitBandit) took on the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde, aka, Shadowcat, with Lockheed.

Another Kate Kane, this one by Michelle Six (@TheTiniestRant)

And I saved my favorite for last. Here’s Wonder Woman in star-spangled sweats illustrated by Elaine Snowden (@elainesnowden)

Thank you SO much to everyone who participated and again, sorry I couldn’t include all of the submissions but I loved what you did! Now if we can just get their costumes in the comics to look a little more comfortable from time to time…

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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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