When superhero costumes get too revealing or impractical it’s often joked that they look like they were designed by 14-year-old boys, but it looks like the situation could be drastically improved by outsourcing superhero costume design to 8-year-old girls.
For Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You, artist Alex Law has been illustrating superheroes based on the costumes superhero-loving little girls have made for themselves, and the results are amazing.
“Kids are more impressionable than you,” Law writes, “but kids can also be less restricted by cultural gender norms than you. Kids are more creative than you, and they’re better at making superheroes than you.”
One of the most striking things about Law’s project is that it doesn’t really seem to take a lot to improve on existing comic book costumes, like with these little girls dressed as Power Girl and Huntress.
“One of the main reasons I like these girlsâ€™ costumes is because of how simple they are,” Law writes. “Often times when artists want to re-design female superheroes to be less sex-objecty they end up changing a bunch of unnecessary stuff. It doesnâ€™t have to be like that, just get rid of Power Girlâ€™s tit window and give Huntress a full leotard. Itâ€™s easy!”
One of the major lessons to take away from Law’s project is that it is always OK to add a tutu, because tutus are bad ass.
When little girls design superhero costumes, we all win. And that little girl is winning at everything.
Check out more of Law’s re-designed superheroes at Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You.
Images: Alex Law/Eyeburst.net