DC superladies don sweaters for cold-weather crimefighting

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Don't superheroes ever get cold? I suppose that spandex might be specially formulated to regulate temperature, but that still doesn't help with bare-armed superwomen who fly the frigid skies or run through the chilly streets fighting (or committing) crime. These ladies from the DC Universe decide to bundle up instead with some nice cozy sweaters.

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Artist Hanie Mohd gave these heroines and villains their cool-weather looks, and I must day, they look so comfortable in cotton and wool. And Mohd made them fashion-forward as well — I'd live in that Wonder Woman pullover. Maybe DC could rotate a few knits into the costume rotation, at least during the winter storylines?

Mohd's designs have also inspired some sweet super sweater cosplay, perfect for those winter conventions. She also sells prints of her sweatered superfolk at her Etsy store.

DC Girls in Sweaters [Hanie Mohd via The Mary Sue]

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DISCUSSION

Willravel
Willravel

It's nice to see the characters in more practical garb. It's easy to become desensitized to the skin-tight, revealing, impractical costumes female superheroes wear, so when something like this comes along, the character can actually take center stage instead of the chest or the ass. It makes them easier to identify with and connect with. I wish more female comic book superheroes were given such a treatment.

BTW, io9, I'd really love to see some articles about feminism in science-fiction/geek culture. Maybe you can talk about both the problems, sexism and such, and the victories against bigotry. SciFi has been seen as being male-dominated for so long and, as a dude who values having people of any gender or sex in the fan base, I would like to see the fact that there are a ton of girl/women science fiction geeks would be a great way to celebrate everyone who shares our love.