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100 Haute Heroine-Inspired Finds

From Fairy Tale Fashion to Comicbook Captures

— June 11, 2012 — Pop Culture
There have been heroine-inspired finds and tropes for centuries, but with advances in communication and broadcasting, most notably, the Internet, as well as the popularization of comicbooks and superhero films, super-heroines and fairy tale princesses have become a ubiquitous theme.

In the 1940s, Wonder Woman made her debut appearance in a Marvel comicbook. A century and half ago, Lewis Caroll wrote Alice in Wonderland -- a story about a little girl who is thrust into a surreal and troubled world. Go back even further, to 15th century France, and one will inevitably encounter the story of Joan of Arc, the peasant-girl turned patriotic warrior and posthumous saint.

Flash forward to the second decade of the 21st century and such characters are inspiring everything from fashion to pop art. This is seen on both a purely aesthetic level -- Wonder Woman is easy on the eyes -- and in a deeper, thematic sense.
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Heroic Shooters
Heroic Shooters
The DC Comics Shot Glasses are for Nerds Who Know How to Have a Good Time
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99
Sleek Crime-Fighter Fashion
Sleek Crime-Fighter Fashion
The Liz Black Superheroine Chic Collection is Powerful
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98
Superhero Teen Lit Parodies
Superhero Teen Lit Parodies
The Pulp Cover Prints by Tony Fleecs Comments on Pop Culture
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97
Classic Characters in Modern Couture
Classic Characters in Modern Couture
Przemek Sobocki's Fantasy Fashion
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96
Tomb Raider Streets
Tomb Raider Streets
The Lara Croft Street in England Unlocks the Lara Croft Nude Code
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95
Hot Fairy Tale Heroines
Hot Fairy Tale Heroines
The Edgy New ‘Snow White and the Huntsman' Promotion Photos
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94
Heroine Couture Captures
Heroine Couture Captures
The Joanna d'Arc Editorial by Dawid Klepadlo is Edgy and Bold
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93
Dynamic Crosshatched Drawings
Dynamic Crosshatched Drawings
Andreas Preis Paints Using Criss-Crossed Imagery
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92
Super Couture
Super Couture
Wonder Woman Inspires Diane von Furstenberg
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91
Wigged Heroine Photography
Wigged Heroine Photography
The Alex Prager ‘Week End' Exhibition is Retro
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90
Cat-Like Claws
Cat-Like Claws
Nail Quills by Mike Pocock is Reminiscent of Felines
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89
Moonlit Ad Campaigns
Moonlit Ad Campaigns
The Dangerously Beautiful Hermes Fall '10 Campaign
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88
Female Fighters
Female Fighters
Gladiators on Sky One
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87
Female Fighter Renderings
Female Fighter Renderings
Vanessa Tam Breaths New Life into Sailor Moon Characters
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86
Sultry Celebrity Superheros
Sultry Celebrity Superheros
The Pop Star Power Rangers are Smoking Hot
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85
Glamorized Anime Illustrations
Glamorized Anime Illustrations
Abraham Cruz Transforms Sailor Moon Into a Glamazon Queen
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84
Celebrity Super Fashion
Celebrity Super Fashion
Superheroes at the Met Gala
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83
Kitty Collages
Kitty Collages
Art Director Lys Creates Cat-Inspired Collage Illustrations
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82
Elderly Fairytale Heroines
Elderly Fairytale Heroines
Sabugosa Ad Illustrates That Children's Books Last Forever
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81
Retro Hero Photography
Retro Hero Photography
Johanna Brinckman's Diana Prince Photo Series is Inspired by Wonder Woman
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80
Clownish Superhero Fashion
Clownish Superhero Fashion
The Romance Was Born SS12/13 Collection is Colorfully Clashing
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79
Pop Sensation Superheroes
Pop Sensation Superheroes
Merlito Photoshops Pop Princesses Into the Avengers and Super Villains
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78
Sexy Superhero Covers
Sexy Superhero Covers
Kate Moss in Interview Magazine, September 2008
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77
Pop Icon Combos
Pop Icon Combos
'Audrey Hepburn Catwoman' Art by Adam Hughes Combines Two Iconic Figures
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76
Superhero Footwear
Superhero Footwear
Kathryn Amberleight Wonder Woman Shoes
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75
Superhero Sport Illustrations
Superhero Sport Illustrations
Artist Maris Wicks Makes Athletes Out of Cartoon Heroes
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74
Steampunk Female Superheroes
Steampunk Female Superheroes
Michael Dooney Adds His Twist on the Traditional Superhero
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73
Superhero Dating Sites
Superhero Dating Sites
Super Harmony Plays Cupid For the Super Human Race
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72
Superhero Fashion Catalogues
Superhero Fashion Catalogues
Diane von Furstenberg's 'Wonder Woman'
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71
Dramatic Heroine Photography
Dramatic Heroine Photography
Danielle Yagodich Captures Elusive Moments
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70
Comic Book Coifs
Comic Book Coifs
The Kristy Kaurova 'How To Spend It' Magazine Editorial Saves the Day
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69
Modern Superhero Makeovers
Modern Superhero Makeovers
See Adrianne Palicki in the New Wonder Woman Costume
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Alabaster Skin Photography
Alabaster Skin Photography
Andrew & Lili's 'Porcelaine' Features Impeccably Pale Skin
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67
Defeated Heroine Photography
Defeated Heroine Photography
Melanie Jane's 'Beyond Wonderland' Shows Another Side of Alice
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66
Woman Warrior Editorials
Woman Warrior Editorials
The Marie Schmidt Step Ahead Shoot is Artful and Edgy
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65
Elegantly Vampy Editorials
Elegantly Vampy Editorials
Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong 'Glamorous Life' Stars Patrycja Gardyga
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64
Comic Book Nuptials
Comic Book Nuptials
Batman and Wonder Woman Tie the Knot in a Superhero Wedding
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Superhero Makeup
Superhero Makeup
Supermodels at the Met Ball
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Gender-Switched Superheroes
Gender-Switched Superheroes
The Gender Bent Justice League Fights Stereotypes
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61
Superhero Lingerie Sneak Peeks
Superhero Lingerie Sneak Peeks
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Trailer is Hero-Themed
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60
Superhero Swimsuits
Superhero Swimsuits
This Wonder Woman Beachwear Will Give You Superhuman Strength
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59
Senior Superheroes
Senior Superheroes
Aging Comics by Donald Soffritti
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58
Stylish Superhero Fashion
Stylish Superhero Fashion
The Sylvio Giardina AW11 Collection Seems Made for the Future
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57
Cashing in on Palin Fever
Cashing in on Palin Fever
Sarah Palin Posters
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56
Skintight Superhero Ensembles
Skintight Superhero Ensembles
These Marvel Pajama Sets Will Definitely Keep You Up at Night
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55
Adolescent Superheroine Art
Adolescent Superheroine Art
Karioks Depicts Marvel & DC Comics Characters in Their Teen Years
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54
Un-Fantasy Photoshoots
Un-Fantasy Photoshoots
'Super Not So Super' Makes Superheroes Look Ordinary
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53
Desert Superhero Fashion
Desert Superhero Fashion
Cat Power in V Magazine
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Faking Fictional Heroines
Faking Fictional Heroines
Megan Fox "Wonder Woman" Hoax
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51
Adult Star Comics
Adult Star Comics
Jenna Jameson is a Superhero in “The Shadow Hunter”
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50
Faceless Crime-Fighters
Faceless Crime-Fighters
'Minimal Superheros' Collection by Peter Magdy Mangoline is Identity-Wiped
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49
Fantasy Heroine Illustrations
Fantasy Heroine Illustrations
The Charlie Bowater Artistrations are Decadent Visions
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48
Freaky Fairytale Digi-Art
Freaky Fairytale Digi-Art
The 'Alice in Wonderland'-Inspired Work of Natalie Shau
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Colorless Comic Book Portraits
Colorless Comic Book Portraits
Gary Martin Strips Vibrant Superheroes Down to Bare Essentials
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Superhero Fashion Advice
Superhero Fashion Advice
'What Not to Wear: Superheroes & Villains' is an Insightful Critique
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Steam Punk Lasses
Steam Punk Lasses
Tea Girls by Brian Kesinger Combines Clock Work Fantasy with Elegant Composure
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44
Scandalous Superheroines
Scandalous Superheroines
DC Direct Releases New 'Women of DC' Line of Sculptures
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Badass Superhero Barbies
Badass Superhero Barbies
Black Canary Barbie
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Couture Superheroes
Couture Superheroes
Kevin Sinclair Reinvents Fierce Femmes With Marvel Girl Editorial in Vestal
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41
Superhero Makeovers
Superhero Makeovers
Ame-Comi Figures are a New Take on Comic Book Heroes
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40
Suggestively Silly Superheroes
Suggestively Silly Superheroes
Bobby Rubio Draws Hilarious Renditions of Comic Book Heroes
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39
Vixenified Super Heroine Pinups
Vixenified Super Heroine Pinups
Don Monroe Captures the Tantalizing Appeal of Crime Fighting
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38
Splattered Superheroine Pin-Ups
Splattered Superheroine Pin-Ups
Lora Zombie Depicts Female Avengers as Sultry Models
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Glamorization of Video Game Characters
Glamorization of Video Game Characters
10 Hot Gaming Characters
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Dark Knight Sequels
Dark Knight Sequels
Angelina Jolie as Catwoman
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Pregnant  Video Game Heroines
Pregnant Video Game Heroines
Fable 2 for Xbox 360
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34
Superhero Stance Fashion Ads
Superhero Stance Fashion Ads
The Fausto Puglisi Fall 2012 Campaign is Vibrantly Vivacious
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Revamped Iconic Cartoons
Revamped Iconic Cartoons
The Steampunk Disney Princesses Series Reimagines Classic Characters
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Pop Culture Vixen Paintings
Pop Culture Vixen Paintings
Siya Oum Depicts Fan Favorites as Seductive Pin-Ups
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Futuristic Superhero Style
Futuristic Superhero Style
Isabeli Fontana Fights Crime for L'Officiel Brazil
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Vengeful Disney Vixens
Vengeful Disney Vixens
DeviantArt Artist JoshWMC 'Princesses as Fighting Warriors' are Remixed
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Crime-Prone Princess Pictorials
Crime-Prone Princess Pictorials
Cat Londers Transforms Batman's Foes into Disney Heroines
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Tattooed Laptop Stickers
Tattooed Laptop Stickers
The Goth Princess Decal by Stickerman Prettifies your MacBook
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Superheroes Stripped
Superheroes Stripped
Claudia Schiffer Covers German Vogue
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Romantic Retro Superhero Renderings
Romantic Retro Superhero Renderings
Des Taylor Depicts Comic Protagonists in Sentimental Scenes
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Warrior Women Pin-Ups
Warrior Women Pin-Ups
Daniel Vendrell Oduber Paints Seductive Female Fighters
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Superhero Fashion
Superhero Fashion
Fantasy Exhibit at the Met
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Twisted Alice Illustrations
Twisted Alice Illustrations
Steph Stamb Puts His Spin on the Wonderland Heroine
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Creepy Heroine Photography
Creepy Heroine Photography
Matt Hoyle's 'Fairy Tales' Takes a Realistic Approach to Classic Storie
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Curvaceous Comic Book Babes
Curvaceous Comic Book Babes
J. Scott Campbell Draws Racy Female Heroines
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Naughty Cosplay
Naughty Cosplay
'ExoticSeamstress' Specializes in Superhero Wear
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Latex-Clad Superheroines
Latex-Clad Superheroines
Bizarre Magazine's Comic Book Editorial Is Comic Book Sexy
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Shapely Female Superhero Portraits
Shapely Female Superhero Portraits
Marcio Takara Draws Lady Crime Fighters with Impossible Curves
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Life-Size Anime
Life-Size Anime
Japanese Doll Obsession
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Whimsical Wonderland Editorials
Whimsical Wonderland Editorials
The Yifat Vernchik Alice in Wonderland Series is Dreamlike
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Catwoman Supermodels
Catwoman Supermodels
Doutzen Kroes Looks Hot in Numero Tokyo May 2010
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Revealing Gory Graphic Art
Revealing Gory Graphic Art
These Mike Debalfo Works Would Be at Home in a Playboy Magazine
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Superheroic Eye Shadows
Superheroic Eye Shadows
Makeup Artist Jangsara Celebrates The Avengers with Alluring Looks
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Strong Sultry Superheroines (UPDATE)
Strong Sultry Superheroines (UPDATE)
Stanley Lau Digitally Paints Famous DC Comics Females
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Naughty Fairytales
Naughty Fairytales
Melissa's Modern Heroine Photography
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Anime-Style Superheroes
Anime-Style Superheroes
Santi Casas Illustrates Western Comics with Eastern Aesthetics
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Overweight Heroine Illustrations
Overweight Heroine Illustrations
'Obese Disney Princesses' Merges Fantasy with Reality
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Off-Duty Princess Art
Off-Duty Princess Art
The Zenescope Takes a Look at Cartoons Behind the Scenes
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Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Artist Ricken Illustrates American Superheroes in a Japanese Style
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Dark Fairytale Heroines
Dark Fairytale Heroines
Disney 'Twisted Princess' Series from Artist Jeffrey Thomas
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5
Hipster Princess Depictions
Hipster Princess Depictions
The DeviantART User Viria13 'Fashion Princesses' are Rad Recreations
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Sensual Cartoon Heroines
Sensual Cartoon Heroines
These Sin City Disney Princess Posters Show Good Girls Gone Bad
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Couture Disney Characters
Couture Disney Characters
The Vogue Princesses Series Brings High Fashion to Classic Beauties
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Fairy-Tale Heroine Photography
Fairy-Tale Heroine Photography
The Ryan Astamendi Disney Princess Series is Eerily Accurate
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Fairytale Heroine Pin-Ups
Fairytale Heroine Pin-Ups
J. Scott Campbell 'Disney Princess' Series Gives Disney Divas a Makeover
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