Saturday, December 31, 2011

Belated Look @ Fantastic NYC Holiday Windows - Bergdorf, Macy's, Saks & Barney's

While Macy's Animated Steampunk Wonderland Windows are fabulous have been featured prominently on the web my personal favorites are the Bergdorf Goodman windows. They do also show a nod to the Steampunk or Neo-Victorian aesthetic. Featuring Glamorous Women and Suited Beasts posing for vintage portraits as well as some windows overstuffed with fascinating specimens & curiosities.

The full curio windows also remind of Graeme Base's illustrations in Animalia.

Here's a nice look at the fanciful Macy's windows. See some more great detail photos here.

Saks Fifth Avenue also snuck some Steam-inspired gears into their windows.

And Lady Gaga's Workshop @ Barney's featured some very cool Deco Futuristic displays.

Most images via Refinery 29 which features a review of even more NYC windows here.

Ashleigh Verrier's Modern Alice Animated Fairytale Look Book - Spring 2012

Ashleigh Verrier's designs for spring are sweet and girly but with a bit of edge - creating a modern 
Alice in Wonderland vibe perfectly complemented by a darkly charming fairytale animated GIF look book.
Full look book here. Via Nylon

Friday, December 30, 2011

Erica Durance Wears One of the Failed Wonder Woman Pilot Costumes on "Harry's Law" Episode

What do you do when you have a lot of Wonder Woman costumes made for a series that doesn't get picked up? If you're David E. Kelly you find a way to use at least one on your current show - Harry's Law!

Here are the first photos of Erica Durance's upcoming guest spot as a woman who believes she's DC's iconic Amazon Princess. Kelly trying to say only someone crazy would wear this costume? 

Durance was Smallville's Lois Lane, adding geek cred to the casting, and she looks fantastic. 
The costume still looks cheap but that makes sense now in the context of the show's story. 
 It's not the first time she's worn an ersatz Wonder Woman costume - Lois donned this 
version (bellow) in the Comic-Con inspired episode of Smallville.
I always thought this was great way to update the costume,  giving it a more Warrior Princess feel, 
and was really surprised the failed pilot didn't take this approach.

 Images via GT & CO

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Batgirl & Supergirl's Christmas Costume Caper

Mike Maihack gives us Episode #3 of their costumed adventures for the holidays.

Happy Holidays!! (X-Mas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, & Anti-Life)

Seasons Greeting Marvel Style by Michael Cho

Epic Fantasy Badass Santas - Yeah...You Better Watch Out!

Epic Sword Santa
Gregory Manchess
Illustration for a Ken Scholes short story @

Epic Helm Santa
Marcelo Braga
Epic Candy Canes Santa

Nightmare Before Christmas Santa Jack & Zero Papercraft

I was thrilled to find these awesome papercraft PDFs @Disney

Download Large 3D Jack figure PDF here.

Download Zero Ornament PDF here.

There's also a standard Jack here and Sally's here too!

Night Of The Claws - Tintin/NBX Mash-Up from Mr. Hipp

Friday, December 23, 2011

X-Mas with the Transformers - "A Gift for Megatron" & A Nice Hot Cup of Eggnog-a-tron

Vintage Marvel Comics
Virtual Holiday card from the Transformers game developers

Fun animation featuring the Hasbro Kre-O block system Transformers

X-Mas Papercrafts Retro Style @ Paper Toy & Disney Family

Need some last minute decorations? 
Here are some DIY printable figures and sources. 
These are just few of my faves with a bit of Retro Appeal.

 Search the Noel tag @ Paper Toy for more styles, PDFs, and links to artists.

And get PDFs for these nostalgic styles and more @ Disney Family Fun