Note: Project: Rooftop is built on the idea of good super-hero costume design — and sometimes we find something a little outside the norm but is amazing: and this is one of them. Artist Katrina Navarro has been taking the design and style of her favorite super-heroes and translating it into wardrobe choices any of us could wear. The selection below sticks to DC, but she promises more Marvel-themed attire in the future. Sweet! – Chris A.
Here’s what Katrina had to say about these designs:
As you can tell, I love comics and superheroes. At the same time I also love fashion.
I thought wouldn’t it be great if I could go out dressed up like a Superhero but in a not so obvious way where people would ask me: Why are you wearing a cape? What’s the the mask? …Etc. Yes I could simply go out wearing a T-shirt with Batman’s symbol. Don’t get me wrong, I love my superhero tees but why not extend it even further?
I soon started drawing up fashion sketches based off specific Superheroes and Villains with keeping things in mind: Clothes that a person can find in their closet or easily at a store with some to no alterations. When I have trouble finding a type of clothing that could work, I often scour magazines and online clothing stores for items.
I draw these sketches for fun of course, but I also draw these to share with people who also have a love for comics and fashion. The Superhero inspi sketches are for people to refer to just in case they want to closet cosplay as their favorite Superhero for the day. You don’t even have to totally replicate the clothing in the designs. It can simply be referenced, altered, switched, or whatever they like. That’s why I try to mention optional clothing that could also work in case someone doesn’t want to wear a skirt or heels. Most the sketches I draw up are for women. I am a girl after all, it’s a lot easier for me to come up with girl-like fashion sketches haha. But lately I’ve been getting request for guy fashion sketches which I am also more than happy to draw up.
Also, being a comic lover myself, I know how many others feel about them. My other friends would say reading comics are for nerds.
Yeah, so what if comics are for nerds? Nerds are awesome and can be fashionable too you know. It’s fun being fashionably nerdy.