About

Welcome to the superhero fashion site.

The Pitch.

Project: Rooftop is where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains we’ve grown up with. This site is intended to promote the idea of superhero costume redesigning as a skill, specific to superhero media. We also aim to foster continued interest for these amazing characters and spotlight up-and-coming creators.

All characters are copyrights and trademarks of the respective publishers and creators. All of the designs here were created not for profit. This site is used solely for artistic enjoyment.

History.

This site was inspired by a lot of different things, including the  Draw Batgirl meme, AdHouse BooksProject Superior, the television program Project Runway, the videogame tribute site Lifemeter, the superhero fashion designer Edna Mode in The Incredibles, and the growing number of indie comics artists in online communities, where superhero redesigns have become something of a trend.

In the superhero market, character redesigns by superstar artists like Bruce Timm and Alex Ross have shown readers just how versatile classic superhero iconography can be. Many characters, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Green Lantern, and Supergirl, have had numerous costume changes, but have managed to retain their visual identity. Redesigning classic superhero costumes has become a unique artform, combining design skills, color theory, theatrical costuming, and fashion sense.

In February 2006, comics creator Dean Trippe and comics journalist Chris Arrant started this site as a way to showcase this artform in tribute to classic superheroes, and as a catalyst to improve costume design in the industry.