Movies about amateur superheroes are all the rage these days, whether it’s Kick-Ass or Super or several indie imitators. And the genre will get a full workup this summer with the release of Kick-Ass 2, which looks at the consequences when hordes of average citizens decide they, too, want to dress up in goofy outfits and patrol the mean streets in search of heads to bang.
This raises an obvious dilemma: what are all these wannabe crimefighters going to wear?
Lascivious, the UK fashion lingerie brand, is quick off the mark (as usual) with a futuristic new look that will be this season’s must-have for all the aspiring Supergirls and Wonder Women out there.
Lascivious teamed up with directional leatherwear artist Tamzin Lillywhite (right) to create this fabulous leather-and-mesh ensemble that works as underwear, outerwear or superhero costume, depending on your needs.
It combines retro 90s styling with fashion-forward attitude and just a touch of bondage chic for the fetishist in you.
The range includes a bustier bra in gunmetal leather with bold saddlestitched seams, a high-waisted knicker, a choker collar, a studded shoulder harness and — here’s the best part — leather wrist cuffs embossed with the collaborators’ logos. After all, you’re going to need a way to restrain all those criminals you catch.
Prices range from £225 for either the bra or knicker to £65 for the cuffs. The entire five-piece ensemble will set you back £895.
Each order is hand-made to customer specfications, so allow about 10 days’ extra time for fabrication. But don’t worry: the bad boys will still be there when you’re ready to suit up.