mary marvel costume


I spoke about the red and blue costume compared to the black and white one in this short little essay here, but I only just realised this fun little coincidence.

Mary Jane always liked the original costume (which had a lot of red in it) and Felicia always preferred the black costume (which coincidentally reflected her look more).

And its interesting because one theory is that the symbiote sort of created a costume the likes of which Peter always WISHED he’d had, or wanted to have. Under that thinking the black costume embodies what Peter wants to be like as Spider-Man. But the less stylish and less ‘bad ass’ red costume is actually a better reflection of the fun and goofy person he is in reality.

Taking that into account if you really wanted you could take a deeper reading of the two women’s preferences. You could maybe argue that that’s symbolic of how MJ liked Peter just as he always was/who he was deep down (cool but somewhat geeky and ultimately friendly, like the original costume) whereas Felicia was more in love with her IDEA of who Spider-Man was (a mysterious and potentially dangerous creature of the night, which is what the black costume better reflects).

You could even say Peter’s changing feelings for the black costume and his later preference for the old red one is symbolic of how his feelings for his older love interest MJ eventually won out over his feelings for his newer one Black Cat. I.e. he permanently switched to the red costume after he married Mary Jane.

…Or maybe it’s just a massive coincidence…

Then again…as fashion savvy as both ladies are surely they would’ve noticed how one costume better co-ordinates with their own looks than the other…


some more of loren’s mystery inc stuff, because i really need them to be friends. mostly revolving around velma.

brensey and i really think that daphne and velma working on cosplays together would be the coolest most perfect thing ever because combining geekery with fashion would be the perfect thing for them you dig? so here’s daphne finishing up velma’s mary marvel costume.

also in an episode of ‘scooby doo where are you’ i think it’s 'a gaggle of galloping ghosts’, we see that shaggy holds onto velma’s spare pair of glasses or something, idk, i havent actually seen that part. but its pretty nice of him. i reckon putting them on velma’s face would be an occasion where he would take absolute care.

maybe more to come? you guys like this right?