I remember being a kid, loving Jem and the Holograms, Batman, and Barbie, and alternating between various themed lunchboxes to show my devotion to my favourite shows and characters, and being proud to display them. I even had a She-Ra sword that I’d beg to bring to school with me to show off to my classmates. As I got older, there became more emphasis on displaying brands like Nike and Adidas, and less desire to wear ‘childish’ things. Thinking back on that transition, it now seems a bit strange (and a bit sad) that we choose to pay to brand ourselves rather than to at least show off something that we have a passion towards and to which we can relate. Luckily, there are some crafty folks who didn’t want to give up on those characters that inspired us as kids, but also wanted us to be able to incorporate it into our more mature (HA) persona. One such crafty folk is Gina, the artist, designer, seamstress, and brainchild of Super Sox.
Super Sox is the accumulation of passion for well-made products, and the love of cartoons, comicbook characters, superheroes, and anything else that might dip a toe into either niche. Add to that the diversity of wearability and you get highly-accurate costumes and well-designed everyday pieces. You can choose to go full on amazing cosplay, or get a two-in-one with cool hoodies that allow you to go from sporty to Nightcrawler in the blink of an eye, just by putting the hood piece up!
You don’t even need a phone booth!
Theses pieces are detailed with care; you can really tell that Gina put a lot of thought and effort into creating accurate looks to appease herself as well as fellow fans! The gallery is filled with custom orders, including the aforementioned hoodies and costumes, kids costumes, and even theatre pieces.
While Super Sox does a lot of custom work, they also have an online store featuring fun wearables, such as burger leggings (with an option to complete the look with a burger backpack), lemon hats, and, of course, a Link shield! There is also a wide range of sweet and adorable plushies that I just want to eat up!
I think it’s obvious that the ultimate superhero would wear all of these at once.
Of course, we can’t forget about the super ‘soxs’ that are the trademark and namesake of this crafty wonder-woman! From superheroes to supervillians, they’ve got every feet-ure covered.
These fun and unique stockings are cool enough to leave up all year long!
Although we can’t go back in time, to, like, totally 10 years ago when we were all kids, it’s nice to know that, thanks to crafters, artisans, and other imaginative people, we can once again experience the fun of exhibiting our cartoon allegiances in fun and new ways. Check out Super Sox’s website, facebook, blog, and store for updates, inspiration, and to feel like a kid again.