- Posted by Johanna on August 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm
- Category: Archie Comics
Robot 6 had a short article about the video embedded below. It’s a comparison of singer Katy Perry’s many costumes with similar outfits worn by Katy Keene, a model character created by Bill Woggon and first published by Archie Comics in 1945.
Of course, because the internet, it’s phrased as asking whether Perry is “ripping off” or “copying” Keene. Well, no. While the comparisons are quite amusing, it isn’t much of a stretch for a female performer to dress up as a catwoman or a bride or a mermaid or a jungle girl (or much imagination from artists to wrap a character in a flag or have her straddle a rocket).
Some of the comparisons are quite stretched and demonstrate simple fashion trends — for example, everyone in the 80s had a big red jacket and in the 50s, a big crinoline skirt. And no matter what we do, leopard print keeps coming back. Still, I found it fun to see the costumes. (Also, the video maker doesn’t know his right from his left.)