My knowledge of cartoon strips is pretty limited, so when a friend posted about having a Marvel vs. DC themed party, I had to take the time to do some googling and reading up.
It’s especially hard coming up with a costume for a party like this when you’re starting to look like a blimp and all the female characters seem to wear tight fitting, low clevage outfits.
After a bit of research, I did manage to come up with some costume options:
- Rouge from Marvel’s Xmen, who dressed in a black cloak at times and only had to touch someone to kill them
- A female version of the Flash, from DC comics
- Supergirl (okay so this one also doesn’t exist either but coming up with female, appropriate characters is difficult!)
- Mary Jane from Spiderman, another Marvel comic strip
So which one did I go for? None of them.
As it so happens, Big W was having a very appropriate father’s day sale on some DC comic-related clothing, including a white t-shirt exhiting a number of characters from DC comics. Yes, this was probably the lazy option but I also considered it the cheaper option when compared to spending the time and effort to create one of the above characters. I think I’ll team it with a pair of black leggings and a black cape for the night.