Hydra-tastic!

Apparently Hydra is going to play a significant villain role in the upcoming “Captain America” movie, but I hope they hire a new costume designer rather than going with this:

On the one hand, I’m glad they clearly feel confident, confident, dry and secure.

On the other hand, suspenders that look like overalls almost never make a good fashion statement. At least, they certainly don’t inspire fear, unless you’re on a canoe trip in the Appalachians with Ned Beatty*. And if actual overall suspenders look dorky, how much worse are fake ones that are just stitched into your blouse? Let’s call them faux-veralls, because this is my blog and you can’t stop me. And maybe they’re tunics and not blouses but let’s face it, no faux-verall-wearing lady-boy in a blouse is going to make me stop saying it.

Which is why this is not only a bad super-villain costume but a blight on the fashion world overall. Clearly, this is a mission for Captain America … hey wait, maybe they should use this design in the movie after all!

(Image and characters ©Marvel Comics, Inc.)

* “Dueling Banjos” totally came up in iTunes as I was typing this. Karma, baby!

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

10 Responses to Hydra-tastic!

  1. …that you even *have* “Dueling Banjos” in your iTunes is rather disturbing. Or revealing. Whatever.

  2. Hey man, banjos are cool, Steve Martin said so. And Steve Martin is a genius. I know that because I saw some banjo-playing guy say so.

  3. Perhaps it could be a new Character Contest, design a new Hydra (or other criminal/terrorist organization) uniform?

  4. I don’t know… ever since I saw the movie Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (starring David Hasselhoff!), I’ve been nonplussed about Hydra as an agency. Anyone who mindlessly follows a cackler seems like they wouldn’t have the presence of mind to be a real threat.

  5. I think there was a pic of two black-clad motorcycle baddies from the film, but I couldn’t tell if they were Nazis or HYDRA goons.

  6. @kingmonkey Please disregard any and all Marvel movies from the 90’s but especially any movie with the Hoff. The real Strucker never “cackled.”

    Don’t forget, Jeff, that Ned Beatty was in the awful 90’s version of Captain America. Deliverance music and Hydra from that era seems appropriate. There was a time, when I was a kid, that Hydra was tough. Things change.

    Costumes always sucked, though.

  7. Watson Bradshaw

    Red-Rum-18 (5) they seem to be Hydra as the steampunked bikes they are on have Hydra Logo’s. Unless they are just supplying weapons to those damn dirty Nazi’s!

  8. William A. Peterson

    Hey, that Uniform is a (*cough!*) Classic!
    “Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra!
    Cut off one head, and two more shall take it’s place!”
    And, Hydra is *also* responsible for the Wonderful (*cough*) outfits worn by the Beekeepers of A.I.M.! :D

  9. Y-M-C…*damn it*

  10. Yo, Mister JH, peeps, Hydra looks like Cobra!!

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/106829-captain-america-costume-photographed

    How could you not know about this site?