Note: P:R Regular Maris Wicks returns today with an epic runway line-up putting DC’s Arthur Curry in six sets of Aquaman duds. Drawing inspiration from David Bowie to The Life Aquatic, Wicks really immersed herself in the character to come out with these six unique looks. According to the artist, she aimed to do “era-themed approaches” to Aquaman, incorporating pop-culture influence from each era. – Chris A.
Aquaman #1: Probably obvious, but this is basically a Aquaman-themed David Bowie Ziggy Stardust (early 1970s). Here’s a link to a pic and article: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2012/02/ziggy_stardust.php
Aquaman #2: Going for a 1930s Rocketeer-esque look. Being aerodynamic translates to being hydrodynamic, right?
Aquaman #3: This would not necessarily be an action outfit, but more along the lines of Atlantian formal-wear. No synthetic fabrics, just all natural kelp (hey, it breathes nicely). I was think waaaaaay old for era, maybe classic Greek.
Aquaman #4: A big jump ahead to 1965: this one is essentially a more modest version of Sean Connery’s wetsuit in Thunderball. You can thank me later for NOT doing a Zardoz-inspired costume.
Aquaman #5: Ok, it’s missing the beanie, but I was thinking of The Life Aquatic’s Team Zissou for this one (sorry, no Glock).
Aqauman #6: Perhaps the most practical, this outfit would be made from the same material as the U.S. Olympic swimteam’s suits. The material reduces drag, and was developed with shark skin in mind (sharks are covered in teeny tiny scale-like structures called dermal denticles which help to make them hydrodynamic). More here:http://www.squidoo.com/fastskin-shark-skin-swimsuit