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The #80sXmen Hashtag on Twitter Is Full of Amazing Fanart of X-Men in 80s Clothes

The ever-brilliant Kevin Wada has kicked off a bit of a trend on Twitter. He wanted to see people’s renditions of “80s-appropriate X-men costume designs suitable for film.” So, after being inspired by fellow writer/artist Jamie McKelvie’s Twitter suggestion, he coined the #80sXmen hashtag, which has seen some of the most fabulous fan renditions of the X-Men in 80s fashion. It’s an absolute treat to scroll through and see all the amazing art folks have shared on Twitter.

For example, check out this stunning Jubilee from Trungles.

Or perhaps you prefer Paul Reinwand’s take on the superhero.

Or how about this Freddie Mercury-esque Colossus from Allen Holt.

Who wouldn’t like a Cyclops McFly mashup? This one from Pedro Gomez is just straight up rad.

You should definitely cruise the #80sXmen hashtag for more sweet art from some excellent artists.

Which one’s your fave?

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.