It's an ill wind

If your super power is generating powerful winds, you might want to rethink your costume concept to not include a skirt:


Also, underwear. I’m just sayin’.

26 Responses to It's an ill wind

  1. Patriot_Missile

    Cyclone was created by Mark Waid, Alex Ross, Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham… while wearing out the Pause button during ‘The Seven Year Itch”… because that’s how iconic superpeeps get super-peeped. At least she has more material than Vampirella.

  2. It also should not involve sneakers and barber-pole-striped stockings.

  3. what kind of wind is this, exactly, under her skirt…?

  4. Making a character with the ability to blow wind around without some part of their costume able to flutter around in the wind would seem a waste. Still, if you’re going to make that fluttery bit your skirt, it would seem wise not to let yourself get Paris Hilton-ed by the experience. You’re trying to be a role model, maintain some dignity.

  5. O_o
    While the first pic might me somewhat vaguely okay (In the sense that it’s dumb to have a skirt, but, well, dumb is dumb), it’s the second one that’s the real shocker to me. Effectively. No underwear. What were they thinking when they drew that?

  6. The costume looks like she’s just got up and picked up random stuff out of the laundry pile, which is fine, (it’s actually quite fun in a kooky sort of way) but there’s no need for the upskirting. Not even Marilyn Monroe went that far…

  7. While I agree that it’s not socially acceptable to go around in fluttery skirts and no underwear…. On a personal note, if, for some unknown reason, when I go out tomorrow, beautiful women want to flash me all day long, I won’t complain….. And yes, I DO have a thing for redheads. ;)

  8. It *is* possible to wear, say, shorts or opaque tights under a skirt. Little girls who enjoy both dresses and playground equipment have been doing so forever …

  9. William A. Peterson

    If it helps any, she IS related to Ma Hunkel, the original Red Tornado… You know, the one who wore the cookpot over her head? NOW, do you STILL think this is a poor fashion choice, *by comparison*? ;)

  10. I agree with the no skirt concept. I also hate the striped socks.

  11. I enjoy suggestibility and beyond as much as anyone, but there ARE a few places windburn would be worse . . .

  12. Her second superpower was apprently “magically” drawing the attention of every male and lesbian in the vicinity.

  13. Reader Kate:
    It also should not involve sneakers and barber-pole-striped stockings.

    This.

    Lime:
    It *is* possible to wear, say, shorts or opaque tights under a skirt. Little girls who enjoy both dresses and playground equipment have been doing so forever …

    True. In this case, though, it sure seems like they’re playing up the mystery. But I guess sex sells.

  14. Ok, Green with red and white stockings, and no undies (Bottoms it looks like she has bra straps showing in the first 1 and in white in the second)- Are you related to Santa Clause and a succubus?

    For the redesign:
    In the photo notice they have almost a full extra skirt up top?
    I am fine with that, but cut the bra straps out, toss the legging Thigh high “bitch boots” then cut the bottom skirt up the middle, and place a pair of spandex shorts under them!

  15. Hammerknight

    If passing wind was a true super power, then I could take on Superman hands down. But I can see how the skirt in the air and no underwear would distract someone that she was fighting.

  16. Judging by the look on her face, she’s blowing up her own skirt purely for her own enjoyment. Nothing wrong with that, but it is traditionally done in the privacy of one’s own home (or rapidly enough to beat 911 response times).

  17. And another thing: why is her costume green? Green is associated with the element earth. Anybody with air powers should be wearing blue and white.

  18. It’s Supergirl’s nemesis, Killer Queef!

  19. In addition to all the comments about the stupidity of the skirt and lack of garmets, isn’t Cyclone, like, 15? Eeeewww.

  20. I recall flipping through a trade with the first few issues of the 2006 JSA series, which had Cyclone’s first appearance. And I think she did actually put it together from bits of costume she found in her school’s drama room, and took her costume inspiration from the musical ‘Wicked’. I don’t think I read much further than that issue, so I don’t know if anyone told her that a skirt isn’t the most practical thing to have in your costume.

  21. Patriot_Missile

    Trekkie: I recall flipping through a trade with the first few issues of the 2006 JSA series, which had Cyclone’s first appearance. And I think she did actually put it together from bits of costume she found in her school’s drama room, and took her costume inspiration from the musical ‘Wicked’. I don’t think I read much further than that issue, so I don’t know if anyone told her that a skirt isn’t the most practical thing to have in your costume.

    Shoulda called herself “Wind-Wiatch” or “Minty Fresh Death”, then..! Okay, two freebie super-names for ya’ll. Hop to it before she toots.

  22. I think skirts in general are fine, especially since, as Lime pointed out, there are shorts, tights, and unitard types of solutions. Supergirl, for instance, flies in a miniskirt and it’s no problem because you know she’s wearing a onesie.

    I think for me the Cyclone issue is almost more how she’s posed than anything. It’s a deliberate sort of anime-style shy-girl-in-underwear reference that seems odd in an American super hero comic. Plus the expression, and most especially those socks.

  23. Hey wind up the skirt worked for Maryln Monroe!

  24. OH! I thought you guys were saying wind, but you were saying wind. Now I have to re-read all of the posts.

  25. Reader Kate:
    And another thing: why is her costume green? Green is associated with the element earth. Anybody with air powers should be wearing blue and white.

    so every earth character should be brown and/or green, every fire character should be red and/or orange, etc? You have an extremely limited costume concept. I’d hate to see the costumes you come up with.

    As for the outfit, those stockings really gotta go and someone please find this poor girl some underwear or shorts.

  26. Oh leave her alone, who doesn’t like a hot dumb red head who likes her skirt over her head LOL