In the comic industry, we are currently spoiled for choice
when it comes to female characters, artists and writers. We have seen
sidekicks like Harley Quinn blossom into strong, independent characters. Not only that, but teams such as the A-Force have proven time and time again that
the women of Marvel are not to be messed with.
It's been an uphill battle and left in its wake is a whole bunch of questionable costumes. We're about to jump into the world of boob windows, perma-wedgies and 'sexy' animal-based Halloween costumes.
course, it's difficult to win when it comes to female design. On the
one hand you will have people complaining of over-sexualisation, on the
other you have people complaining the character isn't 'sexy' enough.
not all the terrible costumes are down to an abundance of lady parts.
Plenty of characters suffer from another issue: a lack of effort when
it comes to costume design. This is doubly true of female superheroes, who are often reduced to eye candy or a boring one-piece outfit.