We’re all familiar with the cigar smoking, ole teddy bear of a mutant, Wolverine, right?
Logan (or James Howlett, whatever you prefer) first showed up in comics in 1974 and possesses several powers, most notably his adamantium laced skeleton and his regenerative healing factor. Somewhat of a brooding loner, he is normally found on staff at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, mentoring a young mutant lady, or deployed on missions for one of the many teams he is on. Assuming he’s one of your favorite characters, there are times you might search your closet longingly, as today might just feel like a “Wolverine day,” but alas, you don’t have any clothes to properly emulate his attire. Never fear, that’s where this post came from!
I chose to pull together two of Wolverine’s outfits, the first being a more movie based, casual one and the second drawing influence from his iconic yellow and brown spandex uniform. I did not particularly care for the blue and yellow, mainly because it was hard as hell to find things that looked cute and that I would genuinely wear, so with that in mind, let’s begin.
For the casual outfit, I chose a pair of ripped jeans (most of us have a pair of these in our closets anyway) from American Eagle Outfitters and paired it with a plain white top from H&M. As far as the leather jacket goes, this particular one isn’t available from Forever21 anymore, but a quick eBay search shows you can get a decent faux leather one for under $30. I might be in the minority of ladies who DON’T have a pair of cowboy boots on hand, so these cute boots might be worth picking up from Forever21. Lastly, I had to find a bag to tie it all together and I went with a Southwestern style, again drawing from the movies. This particular bag is kinda pricey from Mission Del Rey, so I’m almost 100% sure you can find a better, cheaper bag elsewhere.
I was at a complete loss at where to even begin for the dressier Wolverine outfit, until I found this freaking gorgeous dress on ModCloth. As I started looking at shoes and things like that, I felt that brown wasn’t working quite right with the overall feel, so I opted for a berry/maroon tone instead and that helped out LOADS. Any pair of flats would work, but I liked these dainty ones from eBay. Pair with a similar toned belt which you can probably find cheap at a local thrift store (or again, on eBay) and I chose a black purse (noob tip: I try to match the fabric of my belt/purse to my shoes!) from Forever21 to finish my look.
Lastly, the jewelry accessories I felt could go with both outfits to help tie it together as a Wolverine themed outfit, so the ring and earrings I found on Etsy for both under $10. I also opted in for a super awesome Wolverine cuff, properly decoupaged with actual panels from comics.
Well, there you have it, our first Clothes Inspired by Superheroes in a LONG TIME. Deadrabbit92 should have a Cyclops inspired one coming up in the near future, so stay tuned, and be sure to check out our other installments! As always, I’d appreciate your thoughts about my labor, so leave them below or tweet them!