We're 100% in the mouth of the Comic-Con 2012 monster right now (which, in case you were wondering, is equal parts awesomely terrifying and cuddly, glittery anime eyes the size of our fists). We're nose hairs-deep in all things illustrated and fantastic and (chiefly) the resurgence of so many superheros from our childhood! From Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series to the Power Rangers' 20th birthday right down to Voltron's triumphant return to Comic-Con - it's all VERY exciting. In honor of all our animated nostalgia (and because, guys, retro graphics are reeeeeeally big right now), we're serving up some sweet inspired swag so that you, too, can wear your love for Comic-Con on your sleeve (or snapback). Enjoy!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a total childhood staple for any '90s kid. From the animated TV series to the live action movie, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo were the leading
men turtles of our staff's lives for more than a few years. Thus, we FUH-LIPPED at first sight of this TMNT crewneck sweater ($39.99). Looking to keep things a bit more subtle? Opt for this Splinter t-shirt ($19.99) which pays homage to the sensei/adoptive father without outright screaming, "COWABUNGA, DUDES! Want some pizza??!" Looking for a Turtle staple that won't yield dirty looks if you wear it every day? Then, this turtle-green snapback ($14.99) is probably up your alley.
Johnny (left) hard at work on one of Katy Perry's dresses.
Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
We. Love. Johnny. Wujek. The man behind Katy Perry's on and off stage ensembles never ceases to wow us with his whimsical sartorial creations-from the spinning peppermint bra to the light up Met Ball gown. With an upcoming television debut as an America's Next Top Model creative consultant, and a major movie now in theaters (which, as you know, we LOVED), Wujek shows no signs of slowing any part of his career down. Did we mention his "Call Me Maybe" cover alongside his celebrity gal pal? Right. Killin' it. We all know the Johnny Wujek creation story by now: Katy bounced over to him at a party, asked him which team he was playing for, "mine or his," indicating a male friend, Wujek said, "his," and a beautiful partnership was born. She asked to borrow a dress, he clothed a budding pop star, she fought for him when she got famous...the rest is history. So, who is the man behind the glitter and the whipped cream-shooting bra? We already showed you his favorite things, now it's time to hear a little more from the man himself.
Hailee Steinfeld on the set of "Can A Song Save Your Life?"
Photo: Getty Images
In the world of pop culture fashion, it takes a LOT for us to do a double-take these days (after all, meat dresses, teddy bear shoes, and bright blue hair are kind of the norm... ). But even so, we had to check twice yesterday to make sure that it really was Hailee Steinfeld looking all art school-grunge on the set of her new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? We're used to seeing the actress in her fair share of high-fashion getups, but for her newest role, as a young New York student named Violet, she's traded Miu Miu for crop tops, hot pants, and sky high wedge booties. We love the downtown mishmash of her leopard rainbow tank, super short gray shorts, and layered jewelry. To complete the outfit, she's topped it all off with dark eye makeup, a denim backpack, and, something we've never seen before on the smiley 15-year-old... a scowl.
Justin Bieber arriving in Japan and the movie poster for "The Goonies."
Photo: Getty Images/Warner Bros.
Justin Bieber was barely an afterthought when The Goonies hit theaters in 1985 (to be fair, so was I), but that's clearly not stopping him from offering up a sartorial homage to the cult classic film. Okay, so we don't actually know if the EXTREME likeness Bieber's latest outfit bears to Brand's illustrated ensemble on the OG Goonies poster was a pointed, let alone conscious, decision, but we also don't know that it wasn't! *twiddles fingers maniacally* Granted, Justin has the right to wear a bandana tied around his head without getting a bajillion trillion questions about it, but stirring the pot is way more fun than an appreciative (read: zzzzzzz) head nod.
Katy Perry shut down Hollywood Boulevard in this show-stopping, cinematic look.
Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into a concert venue yesterday, as Katy Perry blocked off the avenue and took to the stage before the premiere of her new 3D concert documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me. Decked out in an at-the-movies-themed bustier-strategically placed film reels and all-and a thematically matching popcorn skirt, Perry performed songs spanning her career, from her first single "I Kissed A Girl" all the way up to "Wide Awake." Of course, no Katy performance would be complete without at least one costume change of some kind, and Perry delivered by slipping out of her skirt to reveal a pair of high-waisted, candy bar print hotpants. While this transformation has nothing on the eight costume changes Katy completes during her performance of "Hot N Cold" in the concert doc, it's definitely something.
Katy Perry's Dolce & Gabbana has elements of both graceful old hollywood and playful rockabilly.
After wowing the crowd out on the boulevard, Katy took a more traditional, albeit still totally glam, route on the red, or wait, excuse me, pink, carpet. Wearing a strapless, bright red cocktail length gown and matching red pumps, Katy looked every bit the silver screen darling posing with friends and family. We love the dress, with its luxuriously draped sweetheart bodice and peek-a-boo black crinoline for a little bit of rockabilly flair, but the real wow factor comes in the close up. The Dolce & Gabbana masterpiece isn't your typical summer silk, no: it's velvet. While it's an unlikely choice for a summer premiere and Katy was probably close to sweltering in the LA desert heat, we loved the pure, unabashed glamor of the look. It's Katy's party, and she'll wear velvet in the summer if she wants to (also props to Johnny Wujek, most fearless stylist ever, as always). We would be remiss if we didn't also mention Katy's beyond bonkers nail game, featuring 3D glasses, another film reel, and popcorn, painted over ruby slipper glitter. The mani matched Katy's iced out birthday cake slice clutch, well, sweetly, and really sent her ultra-luxe look over the top.
Katy Perry and Johnny Wujek: Besties.
The bond between a pop star and her stylist is a special one. Through thick and thin, wardrobe malfunctions and red carpet victories, they are a team, bonded together by double sided tape and sequins. Perhaps one of the most dynamic star/stylist duos is that of Katy Perry and Johnny Wujek. We caught up with Johnny just last week to talk about some of his favorite things, and now Katy herself is making her own introduction to the man behind the neon and candy canes in a new clip from her Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D concert film. We know we don't even have to tell you how excited we are for the movie, and a large part of our excitement is getting to go behind the scenes in Katy's dressing room to see just HOW those light up, spinning, gleaming costumes are rigged together. The man is a genius, we tell you, a genius. Watch the clip after the jump!
Robert Pattinson wearing a Gucci suit in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
Photo: Getty Images
In case you didn't already know, Robert Pattinson loves Gucci. He's been sporting their suits in real life AND on the big screen (see: Cosmopolis) for as long as we can remember, but in the most recent edition of British GQ, we found out juuuuust how far his love affair with Gucci goes (Spoiler alert: It's far). He told the mag he has Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini's number basically on speed dial. "The amount of times I've been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute—it's crazy," he said. "But also all this stuff is custom-made. You can do quite crazy things [with color] if you have incredibly classic, really well-made suits. I guess I've been quite boring for a while. I used to be more interesting with them. Now I always just request things two days before: 'Can you send 25 suits?' I don't even know what I want to wear!" I'm sorry, did he say TWENTY. FIVE. suits? Yep.
What do you think of Andre's Jimi Hendrix?.
Ok, so Andre Benjamin, a.k.a. Outkast's Andre 3000, already had a bit of a resemblance to rock legend Jimi Hendrix, even before being cast in the upcoming biopic of the singer's life, All is By My Side. That said, the latest photos from the set show a pretty awesome portrayal. Biopics are always hard, because when they get too close it's kind of creepy, but not close enough and it's the worst. The film, which is shooting in Dublin, Ireland, focuses on the singer and guitarist's life right around the time his career really took off, in the mid-1960's, while recording Are You Experienced? in London. In the photos, Andre is wearing quintessential psychedelic duds- a patterned shirt, patterned vest, and plum corduroys, entirely mismatched but remaining in the same colorway.
Katy Perry's 3D film extravaganza Part Of Me hits theaters this Fourth of July weekend (July 5 to be exact), so as is customary for Miss Perry (she can never get enough of a theme), she and her team put together an appropriately festive promotional poster. There are two versions of the flyer (and you can vote for your favorite on Twitter!), but on both versions of this movie teaser, Katy wears head-to-toe Wildfox Couture - a slouchy "Born on the 4th of July" cropped sweater and pink-and-white printed "Bright Star" rodeo shorts. Set against a night sky of exploding fireworks, Katy looks sweet and summer-ready in this star spangled outfit.
Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgington look dapper in their suits on the set of 'The Great Gatsby".
In the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan) can be heard calling Leonardo DiCaprio's Gatsby, "the man in the cool, beautiful shirts." As she says this, the camera focuses on a number of classic men's button downs raining from the upper balcony of what looks like a library. Well it turns out, those shirts are going to be made by none other than the legendary menswear brand Brooks Brothers. The company is the "official men's clothier of the film," WWD reports, and will create over 500 outfits for the flick, with the help of costume designer Catherine Martin. Not that we doubt the designer could have done it on her own--Martin has designed the duds for all of Luhrmann's films, including Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.