Emma Frost (aka The White Dominatrix) has for whatever reason become one of the top five pinup characters in all of comics. Unfortunately that’s put her in the line of fire for some of the most overly-sexualized costume designs the fevered brains of artists could conjure. I won’t go into them all, but I will focus on this unfortunate approach:
You have to start with the ridiculous gravity-defying side-boob bra. One assumes she keeps it up either through dedicated TK or really strong double-sided tape, either of which exhibits a truly epic level of dedication to … well, exhibitionism, I suppose. Unless that thing is made of stiff plastic and hides a virtual scaffold of underwires, she’s going to bounce out of it the first time the Blackbird hits turbulence.
What really gets me, though, is the X-Diaper, now featuring gratuitous crotch bulging. Not only is it unflattering and not only does it share the same gravity-defying power as the top, but the all-the-way-down zipper hits an all new low. Literally. This is a piece of clothing designed by someone who has never actually worn pants. Or had lady parts. Can you imagine actually zipping this thing up? Any fashion accessory that requires a hand mirror under your butt to put on is a fashion accessory that has failed.
The topper (again, literally) is that dickey she’s wearing. Seriously, if your costume involves the word “dickey”, you’ve lost before you’ve started. I know they were going for the “stylish slut” look here, but between the diapers and the mid-century failed tuxedo shirt underlining, what they actually got was “Old Folks’ Home Escapee”.
(Image and character © Marvel Comics.)