The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction

The Superhero Costume Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction Costume defines the superhero disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego The often garish garb expresses a hero s otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of

  • Title: The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction
  • Author: Barbara Brownie Danny Graydon
  • ISBN: 9781472595904
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego The often garish garb expresses a hero s otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice.This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and dCostume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego The often garish garb expresses a hero s otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice.This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role Using examples across various media comic books, film, and television with case studies including The X Men, Watchmen, real life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre.A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.

    One thought on “The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction”

    1. I thought this was ultimately interesting and well-cited. There are a few things I wish would have happened, or have gone in more detail, but for such a short work you can't have everything. I wish more would have been discussed with gender roles and costumes, the expectations and realities, historical context, etc. But that's ok, that sounds like a whole volume of it's own. <3

    2. I enjoyed this book immensely. Drawing on real life superheroes, movements, and comics, it discusses what makes the superhero' costume. Great read for anyone interested in the subject.

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