Last month, comic artist Jamie McKelvie had this to say about the costume designs for the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse:
Then fellow comic artist Kevin Wada had the idea to draw '80s-appropriate costumes.
And thus the #80sXmen hashtag was born.
Although Wada and McKelvie were originally discussing cinematic designs, like this popped-collar Cyclops...
...and high-topped Rogue...
...the hashtag soon took on a life of its own.
Inspired by the fashion (those shoulder pads!)...
...and films of the '80s.
Artists were eager to say, err, draw anything.
Especially crop tops.
SO. MANY. CROP. TOPS.
Some X-Men fit right in with the '80s theme...
...while others, like, totally got a makeover.
Ever wanted to see Rogue as the Material Girl?
Or Mystique in a John Hughes film?
Or find out if Wolverine's a fan of Frankie Goes to Hollywood?
There's Storm as Janet Jackson...
Is there anything better than a skankin' Hank McCoy?
Except maybe this perfect Iceman/Vanilla Ice mash-up?
In conclusion, '80s fashion and the X-Men go together like, well, Colossus and Kitty Pryde...in crop tops.
There are WAY too many illustrations to include in this post, so indulge yourself in some retro fashion by checking out the #80sXmen hashtag!