Thursday, October 19, 2017

75 Years Of Sexy Wonder Woman Costumes (And Saving The Planet)

Since Wonder Woman’s comic book debut in the 1940’s, her costume has never stopped being super sexy. From her first get-up in 1941; a bustier and star spangled panties, to her mini dress and blue tights in 1971, to her current superhero Amazonian look, she still rules the planet, kicks ass, and always looks hot. Wonder Woman pulled in over $100 million at the box office during its opening weekend. Why? Two words: girl power.

William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, was a Psychologist who explained that the character was intended “to set up a standard of strong, free, courageous womanhood; and to combat the idea that women are inferior to men.” After her comic book debut in 1941, in 1942 Wonder Woman was allowed to join the “Justice League”, an all male group of superheroes.

Wonder Woman in 1942.

According to The LA Times, “A syndicated Wonder Woman newspaper comic strip debuted in 1944. During this time Marston hired his student, Joye Hummel, as an assistant to help him write Wonder Woman comic-book scripts between 1944-77. All of the stories remained credited to “Charles Moulton.”

In 1952, “in response to allegations of “indecent” themes and concerns about how comic books contributed to juvenile delinquency,” the Comics Magazine Association of America created a Comics Code Authority for publishers to police their own content. The industry’s self-censorship, in addition to Marston’s death, saw Wonder Woman stories change to being less vocal in her feminism and more focused on her romances with Steve Trevor, Merman and Birdman.”

In 1956, the “Golden Age of comics began and Wonder Woman acquired new superhero powers, including flight. In 1972, Wonder Woman reclaimed her feminist roots when Gloria Steinem decided to place the superhero (in costume) on the cover of the very first issue of Ms. Magazine.  This spotlight helped put the character on a path to reclaim her powers (and her costume). Wonder Woman was also featured on the cover of the magazine’s 35th and 40th anniversary issues.

The first “Wonder Woman” television movie actually starred Cathy Lee Crosby as Diana Prince, but the series never materialized.

Lynda Carter made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in the made-for-TV film “The New Original Wonder Woman.” The film led to the TV series, which premiered on April 21, 1976.

Wonder Woman returned to the animated TV world in “Justice League,” which was part of the DC Animated Universe that launched with 1992’s “Batman: The Animated Series.” Justice League” focused on the team consisting of Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern.

According to entertainment reporter Tracy Brown, “In 2013 Gal Gadot debuted as Wonder Woman in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film grossed over $873 million worldwide. Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins attended the U.N. when Wonder Woman was declared honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls at a ceremony held at the U.N. headquarters in New York.”

In June, “Wonder Woman” hit theaters, becoming the first female-led film in the modern superhero movie renaissance. The movie grossed over $100 million in the U.S. and $100 million overseas. In the first weekend.

Yandy.com, who specializes in sexy costumes, sexy lingerie, and sexy “lingerie costumes,” has created a line of sexy Wonder Woman wear from full-on cosplay costumes to a Wonder Woman inspired pajama romper. We’re buying the the retro number with red cape for our next superhero roleplaying session in the boudoir. Plus, if we order it now, we’re good to go months ahead of Halloween, when we can kick some more ass.

“Take down the forces of evil in this Warrior Princess costume,” Yandy says about their “high neck romper with a gold paneled neckline, red cups, blue bottom with white stars and a cheeky cut back, matching gold headband, and  gold rope.”$39.95. And the white go-go boots. We want. Only $47.95.

Wonder Woman  in 1971.

The Glamorous Wonderlady Costume features a red sequin cropped corset with underwire cups, clear spaghetti straps to hold up the girls, blue star studded leggings, gold wrist cuffs with red stars, headband, and gold lasso for rounding up troublemakers. $63.95.

Today’s Amazonian inspired “Warrior Woman” costume.

“Save the day in this four-piece, Deluxe Vintage Warrior Woman costume featuring a burgundy corset with sweetheart neckline, gold studded trim, lace-up back, blue wet look panel skirt with gold studded band, gold rope, star detail, matching booty shorts and gold studded head band.” $95.95. Boots and wrist cuffs also available at Yandy.

Calvin Klein’s New Underwear Ads Are Sexy Without Trying

Filmed in black and white with Coppola’s lovely, natural aesthetic, the ads feature “real” girls with real bodies rolling around in their undies, along with the celebrities.

Rashida Jones tells the self-deprecating story of how she and a friend drove to a movie set in the English country side to “stalk” a British movie star. (She left her number on his trailer but he never called.) And we love the eternally beautiful and fabulous 73-year-old Lauren Hutton who appears in an open shirt and bra. She confesses to getting picked up by a guy with “beautiful blue eyes” in a pick-up truck in Manhattan, telling him she’ll only accept the ride “for one block.”

The fashion house says Hutton was hand-picked for the campaign by Coppola, who said she was inspired by “The old Avedon commercials with Andie MacDowell, the ’90s images of Kate Moss … I feel like those images made a big impression on me in my formative years.”

Why Couples Who Dress Together Stay Together

Couples who dress together stay together. 

A Japanese couple in their 60’s, married for 37 years, wear matching outfits. Every day. Unlike a lot of couples who can’t even get their guy to ditch the baseball cap he’s worn for 20 years, this couple has it going on.

With more than 395,000 followers in only 92 posts, the couple (“Bon” and “Pon”) became an instant hit on Instagram with their numbers meteorically climbing everyday.

The happy couple looks like they are having fun with it, keeping it casual, and inspiring us all. They have taken the matching sweater pic for the Christmas card to a new level.

Someone (we’re not sure who) has been snapping arty photos of them in front of fun backgrounds like art installations and art galleries, fashion windows, and locations with architectural or textured backgrounds. Some of the photos look like travel shots meet staged fashion photo. Whoever took the shots has an art gallery show all ready to go.

Relationship-wise, we like their “couple project”, something they did together for fun with a tangible result. Followers post comments like #relationshipgoals or “I want to be like them!” The couple pushes their look with hashtags like #whitehair, #greyhair, and #over60. What ever happened to those Gap ads? I’m sure someone has offered them a reality TV show by now.

Since the official honeymoon phase only lasts about a year, studies have shown that couples who do things together (non-sexual things) are happier. In one study, couples who tried “new and exciting” things together reported “higher satisfaction rates” with the relationship. “Exciting” activities (such as staging photo shoots in public places), as opposed to “pleasant” ones (like doing the crossword puzzle together) proved that a couple’s “self-expansion model” of “sharing stimulating activities” will bring a couple closer. Researchers found that “shared activities” and “causal direction” will “reduce boredom and enhance marital satisfaction.”

The couple holding hands. Their body language indicates that they are close and respect each other.

Nice product placement. Toyota should pay them for this. Or put them in an ad. Or maybe Toyota is behind this all.

People can’t get enough of this homey pair, as their Instagram followers increase substantially every day. We’d love to know who the photographer behind the photos are. And who the mystery couple is.

To get some matchy matchy fashion tips, follow the cute couple here on Instagram. We wish them 37 more happy years of matching outfits.

Photo credit: BONPON511/Instagram

Ikea Offers “Retail Therapy” For Relationships

In a fun, new marketing campaign, Ikea offers retail therapy for every couple’s relationship problems. “IKEA is where life happens,” says the furniture and home products mega company. With each product offered, they have replaced the real product’s name and renamed it “to the relationship problem you just googled.”

Their “Hemnes Daybed” for example, with three drawers and two mattresses ($507.00), was renamed “My partner snores.” Ikea says it’s “All to make life at home easier for you. Because life evolves every day and everything, yes everything, can get better.”

The “He doesn’t text back” 3-port USB charger goes for $9.99 and the “He can’t say he loves me” writing/magnetic board is $19.99. Then there’s the “dating three at once” problem solved by a “triple wireless charger for $69.99.

The “He steals the covers” comforter is $39.99, the “Why can’t men open up?” corkscrew is $1.99, the “I ate too many meatballs bike is $499.00, the “My partner annoys me” double desk with screen in-between is $1,276.00. The “Tell girlfriend I’m sorry” drawing paper solves relationship dramas for only $4.99.

And finally, the cute “How to have a happy relationship” ash veneer bed frame for $489.00 will put you in the right frame of mind for anything.

If he can’t say it, maybe he can write it.

How To Make A DIY Sex-Attracting Fragrance

Olfactory senses play a significant part in our sexual stimulation. Whether we’re aware of it or not, smells send important chemical messages to potential mates. Tests show that Lavender ranked highly among both men and women, but the scent of licorice earned the most positive erotic response from females while pumpkin (more accurately, the spices we associate with pumpkin) was #1 among men. How appropriate that the holiday season is upon us. It’s one that often hosts scents of spiced pumpkin and other tasty foods, so naturally, it should be one that inspires people to get a little closer. Fun fact: most babies are conceived in December! Coincidence?

If you’re in the mood to entice your romantic interest and heat things up indoors while things get cooler outdoors, you may want to consider creating the ideal scent for your room or for yourself. The steps below are simple, so if you have even the slightest talent for DIY projects, the following is definitely worth trying.

For body:

To make your own irresistible scent, you’ll need a carrier oil, such as jojoba, almond, grapeseed, avocado or sesame oil. These are all easily accessible oils that are lightweight and safely absorb into your skin.

You will also need 100% pure essential oils. FYI, licorice is a difficult smell to come by, but fennel and anise have a licorice smell. Below are suggested oils for you to select from and create your own holiday spice mixture.

In a 10ml roller bottle or perfume jar, mix 10 – 14 drops of each of your favorite smells. You’ll probably want to keep this below 24 drops in total and if you want a particular scent to be stronger, make that number of drops greater than the other scents (EX: 14 drops lead scent, 8 drops secondary scent or 10, 8, 6 of a combo of 3 oils). Fill the rest of the bottle with your preferred carrier oil, close and shake. Apply to hot spots on your body like the back of your neck, wrists or insides of your elbows when you’re ready to seduce.

For home:

  • Decorative jar
  • Reed diffuser sticks
  • Essential oils (Ex: cedarwood, lime, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, pine, orange, anise, ginger)

To create your own diffuser, blend 1/4 cup of hot water with ¼ cup of vodka…yes, vodka. Then, ad no more than 25 drops of whichever combination of essential oils you chose to blend to create your ideal scent. Mix it up, then carefully pour it in into a decorative jar. Dip a handful of diffuser sticks in the jar, then take your stick out, turn them upside down, place them back in the jar and let them stay in that way. The subtle scent that this ads to your home will help set the right mood for your time with you company.

Enjoy!

Sexy Halloween Costumes For Men

For men who are wondering what to wear this Halloween, we have one word for you: sexy. Women have known this for years; it’s the one day of the year we get to dress like a slut without someone calling us a slut.

Forget the giant dice or spooky skeleton costume; Halloween is the one holiday of the year that people report getting laid more than any other, so wear something sexy.

There are many ways you can go with this, such as dressing in uniform, which is sexy to both women and gay men. Fireman, policeman, or anything military gets us hot. (“Sargent Dick” reporting for duty.)

Even better, you can use the costume later for role-playing cosplay, where he gets to “arrest” you for being so damn sexy.

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Women and gay men say one of their top fantasies is a man in uniform, so go for it on Halloween.

A man in a Scottish Kilt does it for us too. It encourages us to flirt and ask what’s under the kilt, and ask if you are wearing any undies.

A gay friend tells me he gets flirted with the most when he dresses up like a woman, while straight women like men who look super masculine. I called up Ricky’s Halloween in NYC and asked what their most popular men’s costumes were. “Superheroes,” they reported. They also said they sold out all costumes that had a giant penis attached to it.

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This costume could be sexy, depending on who is wearing it.

Covergirl Announces First Coverboy

Covergirl Cosmetics has announced it’s first coverboy, 17-year-old beauty vlogger James Charles. He joined covergirl beauty Katy Perry for a recent shoot to promote the company’s “So Lashy!” mascara campaign that airs later this month.

In a statement Covergirl said, “All of our CoverGirls are role models and boundary-breakers, fearlessly expressing themselves, standing up for what they believe, and redefining what it means to be beautiful. James Charles is no exception.”

The teen alt make-up artist is self taught and is a senior in high school. He rose to fame on YouTube by creating videos teaching both men and women how to do their makeup. But his internet “breakthrough” happened when his “fierce” high school yearbook photo went viral. He is know for his wild and fun make-up, such as blue lips with blue glitter under the eyes. “I truly hope that this shows that anyone and everyone can wear makeup,”he says.

The new coverboy will follow in the footsteps of models such as Christie Brinkley and Cybill Shepherd who were covergirls in the late 1960’s.

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James Charles’ high school yearbook photo. He hated his other year’s photos, so the photographer let him style his own. And a coverboy was born!

Sexy Halloween Costumes Have Gone To The Dogs

Every year Halloween costumes for women get sluttier and sluttier. That’s because “Slut-O-Ween” is the one night women can walk around in a slutty outfit without being slut shamed.

But this Halloween, costumes have gone to the dogs. This year dogs just wanna have fun and dress up for Halloween in sexy doggie style. The “Marilyn Monroe” costume complete with canine cleavage was sold out months in advance from Halloweencostumes. It was sold as a dog costume or with a matching outfit for the dog owner.

Since costumes stores tell us that most of their ready-made doggie costumes are already sold out, you can always make your own. Like this DIY’er guy did: just get a child’s wig and a pair of undies and your dog is ready for the Halloween Parade, like the massive, creative, and fun one in NYC’s Greenwich Village. He’ll probably get more attention than you will. There’s also the annual Tompkin’s Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 22nd in NYC that is the “largest dog costume parade in the world.” Where else can you see sexy bulldogs doing runway?

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The “Naughty Maid” outfit from Spoiled Rotten Doggies comes with a matching French Maid outfit for your “naughty” doggie.

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Here’ the “sexy schoolgirl dog” which will cause other dogs to want to sniff under her pleated skirt.

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And the fetishy female (or transdog) cop is doggone sexy.pretty-officer-chihuahua-pet-costume

Lingerie For Guys? Yes!

Do real men wear lacy lingerie? Apparently so. A new lingerie brand for dudes takes gender specific undies and disrupts what men’s underwear has traditionally looked like. Menagerie says they have introduced “A new era of male intimate wear that combines masculine styling with fabrics traditionally reserved for the most elegant ladies’ wear. The line was “created to revolutionize how men feel about intimate apparel” and it “intends to change the way men think about their underwear.”

The underwear includes boxer briefs that look like black lacy Spanx with a codpiece, and a corset waist trainer for guys who who want to maintain their guyish figures. For anyone judging, the lacy boxers are sold out!

The company’s name was inspired by the definition of the word “menagerie,” which means “a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition,” or “a strange or diverse collection of people or things.”

The silk boxer shorts are something anyone of any gender would find sexy. And their black silk kimono robe is luxuriously sexy and looks like fun to roll around in. We also like their black “sock garter belts” that look vintagey and slightly fetishy.

 

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Garter belts for guys.

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A “Playguy” bunny!

Hollywood Hair Stylist Makes A Rainbow Statement

Hair stylist Guy Tang creates some of the most beautiful, colorful hair we’ve seen. Whether you want to go green, blue, or purple, this Hollywood “hair activist” will give you luxurious, sexy locks. Between his gorgeous colors and beautiful hair extensions, you will have “hairgasms.”

As part of his activism, he does “unicorn” rainbow hair that celebrates gay pride. He achieves his glamorous look by first bleaching the hair white, then adding intense color. Regarding his prices, “I consult with the client and tell them beforehand how much it will cost,” he says, because sometimes it can be $500-$1,000 and can takes hours.” His prices start at $300, but if you want to attempt the look yourself, his YouTube videos get millions of views and have made him a YouTube star.

Another secret in his arsenal is Olaplex, which keeps the color you just paid celebrity prices for from fading. Tang’s celebrity clients include Kylie Jenner, her sisters, Jennifer Lopez, and Cameron Diaz.

And if you’ve ever wondered how the Kardashians and other celebrities suddenly “grow” sexy, long locks in one day, Tang has created a line of hair extensions called Bellami Balayage by Guy Tang. For about $250.00 you too have have super sexy star quality hair.

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Rainbow tresses celebrate gay pride.

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Guy Tang’s dreamy rainbow hair.

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Guy Tang hiding behind his green mermaid hair.

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Bluetiful.