Have you ever wondered what Cat Woman would look like if she were an artsy young purrson trying to make it in the big city, or what Wonder Woman would look like if she shopped at Urban Outfitters? Conversely, have you wondered what you, a stylish young lady, would look like if you were secretly a superhero? Illustrator Elizabeth Beals did, so she drew a bunch of female superheroes from DC Comics as fashion-forward urbanites. (I refuse to put the word “hipster” in the body of a post.) But unlike most things with “hipster” in the name, it doesn’t seem borne out of some haterade-chugging desire to mock the creative class so much as something she did because makeovers are fun. Enjoy these drawings with a clear conscience that they are not part of the problem. And if one of them really catches your fancy, you can buy it in print form.
Drawings: Elizabeth Beals