Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat - Blonde Superheroes

This Halloween I decided to dress up a little more than I normally do. Being a fan of DC (Detective Comics.... they come out with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc) I wanted to be one of their superheroes. So what'd I come up with? Batgirl of course! At first I came up with a list of blonde DC superheroes, being a blonde myself:
-Mera (Aquaman's wife) is shown as a blonde sometimes but she's generally a redhead
-Barry Allen (The Flash)
-Alan Scott (Green Lantern
-Liberty Belle
-Jesse Quick
-Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
-Wondergirl (Cassandra Sandsmark)
-Power Girl
-Jill Pearlman (Star Sapphire)
-Green Arrow
-Black Canary
-Saturn Girl
-Johnny Quick
-Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire)
-Queen Hypolita (silver age)
-Element Lad
... But then I remembered Bat-Girl, not Batgirl haha confusing right? Well originally during the silver age there was Bat-Girl and Batwoman who were introduced to the graphic novel world because they were meant to be the love interests for Batman and Robin so people wouldn't believe that the two men were homosexuals. This original Bat-Girl, Bette Kane, was in fact a blonde. But the problem was her costume was more like Robin's costume because she was his "other half".... Well she eventually leaves Batman with Robin and they become Flamebird (Bette) and Nightwing (Robin, Dick Greyson).
Well now there's a new Batwoman out as well and she's a supposed decedent of the original Batwoman so I thought that Bette Kane might as well have her Bat-Girl descendant as well... So here I am in my now-a-days Bat-Girl costume.... I eventually want to change the bat symbol that I spray painted on myself and the utility belt to green so that way it's not confused with Barbara Gordon Batgirl who has the yellow symbol and belt... and I couldn't do Red because that's the new Batwoman's (Kate Kane) color.
Here's pictures of all of this so you understand... maybe... I know I'm a nerd...

Kathy Kane - Batwoman

Kate Kane- Batwoman

Bette Kane- Bat-Girl

Barbara Gordon- Batgirl

Not to be confused with Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl from the 1997 "Batman & Robin" movie

And last but not least here's me in my Halloween costume next to the photoshopped version of me more like Barbara Gordon's:

Correction 19 November 2009..... Just found out that there is a blonde Batgirl, Stephanie Brown. This is because she is during the time of Tim Drake as the Robin and I don't follow this time at all of Batman... But this Batgirl is lovely :) I love how her yellow symbol is paired with purple accents like on the back of the cape. And if you're curious she replaces Cassandra Cain as Batgirl after Cassandra is killed. And if you didn't notice it's Cassandra CAIN NOT KANE. But anyways here's a picture of the wonderful Stephanie as Batgirl.
--Gabrielle Jean Murphy