Costume contest in time for Halloween
The thing about superhero costumes is, you can get away with a lot of cheating. Costumes appear to stay attached by magic (particularly to areas featuring naughty bits), usually contain no wrinkles or folds, pretty much be painted on what would otherwise be nude bodies, because the characters wearing them aren’t real people who actually move and have bodies which feature internal organs and such.
It’s much trickier designing a streamlined, stylish superhero outfit to be worn by a living, breathing human being in motion.
But the folks at the superhero fashion site Project Rooftop have announced their second annual costume contest, entitled Fights, Flights and Tights. All you have to do, say editors Dean Trippe and Chris Arrant, "is wow us with a cool, original costume that redesigns a classic superhero or villain. Take some photos and send them to us along with your name, age, and website (if any) by October 21st, 2007." Winning entries will, as always, be featured on the site, with the grand priize being an original sketch of the winning design drawn by Trippe.
Presumably, Trippe and Arrant are counting on entrants not violating the spirit of the contest via photo manipulation programs.