My name is Pat Loika.
I'm a writer, illustrator and podcaster based out of San Diego, CA. I also dabble in photography and way too many other activities to list.
This is where I do my personal blogging, with random thoughts, nonsense, art and photos.
This post was pointed out to me earlier today, and while it was a great entry/interview with Kris Anka about costume design, scrolling further down and reading comments was nothing short of infuriating.
It’s depressing to think that a very vocal minority of the audience think a certain way about characters and costumes. The new Psylocke design has become a point of contention.
The character is a telepathic ninja. Her previous outfit is a fucking bikini, and while it looked cool for a time, it just looked ridiculous if you think of the context behind the character, but yes, complete eye candy.
Anka redesigned her and gave her something akin to a catsuit, which works perfectly for the character. And you know what? It’s STILL sexy. Also? She looks like a complete bad ass.
Sexy isn’t defined by how much skin is exposed. It’s about how the character acts and how a character carries their look.