I have the worst crush on Stasha Dean right now.
I really dig westerns, so when I heard about Re-Western, a project to genderswap some of the most iconic roles in the Western genre, I got super excited.
I recalled a comment that I read on TMS a little while back, to paraphrase it went a little bit like this: ‘Gender swapping is lazy, make your own characters!’ To me this misses the point, gender swapping characters can be a very powerful message about gender stereotyping.
You know this Hawkeye would never call Black Widow anything less than perfect.
This entire Rule 63 lineup of the Avengers is just straight up fantastic. Agnes, an 18 year old artist from Europe, originally posted the photos on Tumblr. Not only are they fantastically done, but the casting for each character fits so well.
*make grabby hands*
It began simply, when Ming Doyle posted this fabulous depiction of Sigourney Weaver as Bruce Wayne. But if you're going to give Tumblr an art prompt (draw DC comics characters as played by famous movie stars of a different gender), you better be prepared to give it a glass of milk to go with it. I mean... for the art explosion that happens next.
Who would win in a fight, punk Spock or punk Green Lantern?
Seeing flapper Batman and Superman in Geek Girl Headquarters was a highlight of my
We all float down here, Bruce!
To tide you over between now and tonight's baby Batman premiere, here are some promotional pics from Gotham's upcoming third episode "The Balloonman." Hit the jump!
She's going to be king of the pirates!
SO MANY WINTER SOLDIERS.
Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con wrapped up yesterday, and I was on hand to witness the good, the bad, and the uncomfortable. The good: Cosplay! Here’s some of the best I saw over the weekend, featuring: A few of the many, many, many Winter Soldiers/Bucky Barneses! Game of Thrones! A pitch-perfect Nick Fury and Melinda May! And more.
We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty
You keep any and all pretty floral bonnets away from those rocking victory rolls, cosplayer Lil’Pistol (Lily Es)
, because they are amazing
. Hit the jump for one more pic.
Today in Awesome
Did you get to the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo this weekend? Well, neither did we. Fortunately, the internet has provided all the C2E2 cosplay that we could ever want to look at. So let's look at it!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Hey, I call it like I see it. But I'm also biased, because I really enjoy an old-fashioned clothing aesthetic, as opposed to other
old-fashioned things like fewer rights for women and penicillin not having been invented. But I'm getting sidetracked. This cosplay group, photographed by Justin Davidson
(more pics at the link), is amazing
. I'm giving up on cosplay, because I don't think I can improve on that Red Skull.
million dollar lady
Or, if we're being even fancier, haute couture
, hon hon hon. Fashion design student Sasha
(aka Sashii or Sashiiko) has illustrated this stunning series of Disney characters—some princesses, some (occasionally genderswapped) villains, sadly no Gus Gus from Cinderella
—wearing stunning outfits that I'm going to go ahead and guess none of our readers could afford. Unless any of our readers are millionaires, in which case we'd love
to have a second David Tennant
cardboard standee in the office. Or the actual David Tennant. He does appearances, right?
; thanks to tipster Rose-Heather!)
Things to Do With Your Kids
Or, as Tumblr artist dc9spot
named it, Beau and the Beast
. Check out some additional sketches behind the jump. Then, if you've been infected with the genderswapped Disney bug, might I humbly suggest you give this post
Pretty Pretty Princess
, a collection of Disney princess screencaps seamlessly edited to look like teenage men rather than teenage women has become quite popular on Tumblr this week, probably because of the site's fascination with gender politics. Okay, it's also a good deal because of Male!Esmerelda, I'm guessing. I mean look at that guy. Judging by some similar hairstyles, I'd guess that Miyuli was inspired by that post to create some full character sketches
of folks like Ariel, Megara, and all four leads of Frozen
as genderbent versions of themselves.