The original idea for Vigilantes came to me after seeing the movie Kick-Ass. The film tells a story of Dave Lizewski, a nerdy high school kid who decides to become a superhero even though he has no training or even a meaningful reason to do so.
Watching the movie I was especially captivated by the character of Hit Girl, played by wonderful Chloe Moretz. Here’s a trailer of the movie showing this 10-year-old vigilante kicking some serious ass. I can’t help it, I just think it’s cool as hell.
Batgirl was of course my favorite and I adored everything about her: the revolving closet in her apartment, the tulle adorned moped (seriously, how cool is that thing!) and the purple outfit. Here’s a short clip of Batgirl (played by Yvonne Craig) getting ready for some camp style action. I’m afraid the quality of this snippet is as bad as the videotapes I used to watch, so try to bear.
Ok, that’s all for time being. I’ll be returning to this topic in Inspiration for Vigilantes Part II, with more insight how I ended up making a collection about an unlikely superhero team of a feminist, mistreated liger cat and a slightly wino, banana beer loving bat.
To be continued...