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Trenchcoats and Superheroics

Editor’s Note: This post is from the original Genderplayful Community Blog, back when we were also a marketplace.
a child dressed as Wonder Woman mid-jump, reaching for the sky

We’re all toting super powers.
Some of us just reach higher with them.

In a flurry of black leather capes and jumpsuits, the superhero summer of 2012 is sadly over. Reading through The Fashion Harbinger’s rundown of the Avengers costumes, I was pleasantly surprised to realise that superheroes can be very reasonably dressed, especially compared to some of the more outrageous costumes that comics have inflicted on the world.

One staple of the superhero wardrobe is the trenchcoat ensemble. Trenchcoats hang comfortably on the frame of the body, don’t connote any particular expression of gender, and yet can be tweaked across styles to fit any sartorial preferences and gender presentations.

“Tintin in DC” by oinonio

Plus, they look badass.

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