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19.3.16

#80sXmen - X-Men Re-Drawn in 80s Fashions


(Above: "X-MEN" by Rahzzah / Twitter @Rahzzah)
"#80sXmen started on Twitter because of Sir Jamie Mckelvie lamenting the incongruous uniform design for the new X-men: Apocalypse film. Seemed like a missed opportunity to really dig into the era for some fun, decade specific designs. They did pretty well with the 60s and 70s and the civilian attire in Apocalypse looks pretty good too. But those uniforms…hmmm. The original prompt for #80sXmen was to create 80s appropriate, film-ready uniforms for the X-men. " (Kevin Wada)

And an online sketch-meme was born. Started by San Francisco-based illustrator Kevin Wada (Who also did Cyclops seen above), the art-movement has since seen oodles of mutant fashion viewable on Twitter hashtagged #80sXmen - featured here is a sampling of retro-swishness that speaks to my 80s-loving-heart!

(Above-right: "Wolverine" by Rod Reis (@RodReis)

As well check out my #flashback80s blog-entry dedicated to illustrations of "Jubilee"!

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"Beast & Gambit" by Josh McKenzie (@amonns)

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"Colossus & Rogue" by Oskar (@raspbearyart)

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Above-left: "Dazzler" by Isaac Goodhart (@IsaacGoodhart)
Above-right: "Jubilee" by Elizabeth Beals (@ElizabethBeals)

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Above-left: "Gambit & Rogue" by Ludi Price
Above-right: "Magik" by Modjeska Hutchings (@ModjeskaH)

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The Shoulder-Pads Brigade!
Above-left: "Jean Grey" by Chris Buckley (@The_DrMouse)
Above-right: "Kitty Pryde" by Pamela Barrera (@Mylifeas_Pam)
Below-left: "Mystique" by MJ Erickson (@kreugan)
Below-right: "Emma Frost" by Babs Tarr (@babsdraws)
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Above-left: "Nightcrawler" by Ahmara Smith (@ASM_ARTS)
Above-right: "Nightcrawler" by Ethan M. Aldridge (@EthanMAldridge)

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Above-left: "Psylocke" by Miguel Mercado (@merkymerx)
Above-right: "Rogue" by Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie)

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Above-left: "Rogue" by Eric Chan (@ericamchan)
Above-right: "Rogue" by Romina Jones (@RominaJones)


Above-left: "Storm" by John K Snyder III
Above-right: Storm by Lauren Moran-Dameron (@laurenmoran)
Bottom-left: "Storm & Jubilee" by Sofia Dibuja (@soffiaEs)
Bottom-right: "Storm" by Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel)

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