So Fire Emblem Heroes came out

@whereismywizardhat​ submitted:

And I was about to complement the game’s female protag, Sharena on her design

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But then

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You have this awesome design that you decided to add hotpants to.

And then, the designers took a cue from Fate / Grand Order to really go there

clothing damage 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

(for reference: This is what her brother looks like in the same uniform)

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I feel like the designers assumed that if they gave her some sort of lacey panties they felt like they’d get in trouble – so they instead gave her white hotpants so tight there’s cameltoe…. ‘cause that’s better.

And destroyable armor should, of course, be destroyed.

– wincenworks

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

Time to spoil a seven year old game.  Let’s talk about Kiera Stokes from FEAR 2: Project Origin

This is Lt Stokes

She is the only woman on the Dark Signal squad, and while technically her body armor covers the same spaces as her male counterparts, the game feels the need to have her undershirt not cover her stomach.

Naturally, she gets gut shot by recurring antagonist Aristide.

Don’t make your female characters a Stokes.

Whenever things like this happen I always imagine the creators picking an outfit for the character, laughing about an obvious problem with it then congratulating themselves for being geniuses for showcasing the flaw in their character’s choices without ever considering who really made those choices.

I can’t help but notice that they also decided that Stokes was the only one who didn’t need elbow length sleeves or elbow pads… presumably they were concerned that someone might mistake her for having arms with the kind of tone that tends to accompany intensive combat training.

– wincenworks

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

Time to spoil a seven year old game.  Let’s talk about Kiera Stokes from FEAR 2: Project Origin

This is Lt Stokes

She is the only woman on the Dark Signal squad, and while technically her body armor covers the same spaces as her male counterparts, the game feels the need to have her undershirt not cover her stomach.

Naturally, she gets gut shot by recurring antagonist Aristide.

Don’t make your female characters a Stokes.

Whenever things like this happen I always imagine the creators picking an outfit for the character, laughing about an obvious problem with it then congratulating themselves for being geniuses for showcasing the flaw in their character’s choices without ever considering who really made those choices.

I can’t help but notice that they also decided that Stokes was the only one who didn’t need elbow length sleeves or elbow pads… presumably they were concerned that someone might mistake her for having arms with the kind of tone that tends to accompany intensive combat training.

– wincenworks

Legends of Tomorrow

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

After seeing the promotional picture for the Legends of Tomorrow version of the Justice Society of America, and specifically their version of Stargirl, I opted to do a five second redesign to make the look feel… well, more like something a superpowered woman in the 1940s would wear.

My Redesign

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The source

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It should be noted that Stargirl in the comics looks almost identical to the source photo, but she is also set in modern day, not 1941.

Look, I get that superhero costumes were based on the super tight outfits strongmen wore in order to show off their physique.  That does not mean when transplanting a female character to WWII you can bring her costume without baggage.

I have to say, I really like the redesign – it’s nice and conveys the spirit of the era without fussing about too much with the specifics or worrying about trying to pin down a particular moment in fashion.  

As for the official image.. there’s something about the super heroine costumes I just can’t put my finger on… something to do with history.  Something the show probably should have come across while doing some research on World War Two era fashions, life and technology…

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Seriously DC Comics, you should know better… not even Catwoman wore spandex in the 1940s and she was a femme fatale from word go!

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– wincenworks

Legends of Tomorrow

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

After seeing the promotional picture for the Legends of Tomorrow version of the Justice Society of America, and specifically their version of Stargirl, I opted to do a five second redesign to make the look feel… well, more like something a superpowered woman in the 1940s would wear.

My Redesign

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The source

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It should be noted that Stargirl in the comics looks almost identical to the source photo, but she is also set in modern day, not 1941.

Look, I get that superhero costumes were based on the super tight outfits strongmen wore in order to show off their physique.  That does not mean when transplanting a female character to WWII you can bring her costume without baggage.

I have to say, I really like the redesign – it’s nice and conveys the spirit of the era without fussing about too much with the specifics or worrying about trying to pin down a particular moment in fashion.  

As for the official image.. there’s something about the super heroine costumes I just can’t put my finger on… something to do with history.  Something the show probably should have come across while doing some research on World War Two era fashions, life and technology…

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Seriously DC Comics, you should know better… not even Catwoman wore spandex in the 1940s and she was a femme fatale from word go!

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– wincenworks

Ghost in the Shell

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

THE MARKETING

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THE LESS CREEPY MARKETING

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Oh boy does Ghost in the Shell look like it’s going to be the latest in comic book adaptations that misses the point at every level.  Aside from the obvious issues with white washing the protagonist and relocating from a fictional city to a real one (seriously, just make a new story) we now have, well their approach to whether or not to sexualize the protagonist.

The original 1995 anime movie adaptation made a few changes to the protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, she was shifted from being a young woman who performed frequent fan service and was very emotionally expressive to a sterner woman who might be in her forties with on brief periods of non-sexual nudity.  Unsurprisingly, given the tone and weight of the subject matter, it went over really well with audiences.

Based off the recent collection of images, the makers of the latest adaptation are trying to have their cake and eat it too.

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Which is ridiculous given that the original movie was massively successful in its own right, massively influential on media in Japan and the rest of the world without trying to rely on white “star power” or pandering.

This is what happens when a classic is repackaged by people are using outdated assumptions on what actually sells tickets.  The tyranny of Creepy Marketing Guy continues.

– wincenworks

Ghost in the Shell

@whereismywizardhat submitted:

THE MARKETING

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THE LESS CREEPY MARKETING

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Oh boy does Ghost in the Shell look like it’s going to be the latest in comic book adaptations that misses the point at every level.  Aside from the obvious issues with white washing the protagonist and relocating from a fictional city to a real one (seriously, just make a new story) we now have, well their approach to whether or not to sexualize the protagonist.

The original 1995 anime movie adaptation made a few changes to the protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, she was shifted from being a young woman who performed frequent fan service and was very emotionally expressive to a sterner woman who might be in her forties with on brief periods of non-sexual nudity.  Unsurprisingly, given the tone and weight of the subject matter, it went over really well with audiences.

Based off the recent collection of images, the makers of the latest adaptation are trying to have their cake and eat it too.

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Which is ridiculous given that the original movie was massively successful in its own right, massively influential on media in Japan and the rest of the world without trying to rely on white “star power” or pandering.

This is what happens when a classic is repackaged by people are using outdated assumptions on what actually sells tickets.  The tyranny of Creepy Marketing Guy continues.

– wincenworks