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    Apr 6, 2016

    This Is What The X-Men Would Look Like As '80s Icons

    Wolverine in a crop top. 'Nuff said.

    Last month, comic artist Jamie McKelvie had this to say about the costume designs for the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse:

    I'm talking about the new movie. Isn't it set in the 80s?

    Then fellow comic artist Kevin Wada had the idea to draw '80s-appropriate costumes.

    Omg I'm suddenly really excited. Can we do this? Do I have the influence to get y'all to contribute?

    And thus the #80sXmen hashtag was born.

    Tag your image #80sXmen - nice and short. Let's see some awesome 80s X-men costume designs suitable for the cinemas.

    Although Wada and McKelvie were originally discussing cinematic designs, like this popped-collar Cyclops...

    #80sXmen Preppy, polo shirt inspired Cyclops. Description at the link. https://t.co/R9NEMlSYB0

    ...and high-topped Rogue...

    Alright @kevinwada inspired me so I warmed up with an 80s-inspired Rogue.

    ...the hashtag soon took on a life of its own.

    I could not resist... some much love in #80sXmen hastag!

    Inspired by the fashion (those shoulder pads!)...

    ok, kinda obsessed w #80sXmen cc: @kevinwada <3

    ...the music...

    Dazzler as Prince Charming for Fashion In Action Kickstarter by John K Snyder III #80sXmen https://t.co/7TzURG5zto

    ...and films of the '80s.

    Artists were eager to say, err, draw anything.

    Yo! @kevinwada "Come outside, Rogue!" #80sXMen #XMen #XMenApocalypse @XMenMovies @channingtatum @GambitMovie

    Especially crop tops.

    Kurt "Flashloose" Wagner for @kevinwada's #80sXmen & #mansmutmondays

    SO. MANY. CROP. TOPS.

    couldn't decide to make crop tops for Beast or Gambit, so i did both for @kevinwada's #80sXmen!!

    *sweats nervously*

    TOTALLY over my crop top obsession *sweats nervously* #80sXmen

    Some X-Men fit right in with the '80s theme...

    ...while others, like, totally got a makeover.

    80s Emma Frost for @kevinwada #80sXmen tag!!! ;)

    Ever wanted to see Rogue as the Material Girl?

    #80sXmen I hear? How about a Rogue-Madonna? :D @kevinwada #madonna #XMen

    Or Mystique in a John Hughes film?

    #Mystique with the 80's style. A little late hehe but here is my #80sXmen @kevinwada

    Or find out if Wolverine's a fan of Frankie Goes to Hollywood?

    couldn't resist doing a quick 80s wolverine #80sxmen

    There's Storm as Janet Jackson...

    put some bells n whistles on my warmup sketch from this morning, Ororo as Janet <3 #80sXmen

    ...and Michael.

    LOL @McKelvie @thatartzygirl @kevinwada ok I did it I drew Storm a la Michael Jackson circa 1982 ⚡️ #80sXmen

    Is there anything better than a skankin' Hank McCoy?

    Quick evening sketch to join in the #80sXmen party. @kevinwada

    Except maybe this perfect Iceman/Vanilla Ice mash-up?

    Go ninja, go ninja, go! Stop, X-Men time. #80sXmen #iceman @kevinwada https://t.co/y8vpIY6a6h

    In conclusion, '80s fashion and the X-Men go together like, well, Colossus and Kitty Pryde...in crop tops.

    i took a little break to doodle something for @kevinwada 's #80sXmen because i could not resist

    There are WAY too many illustrations to include in this post, so indulge yourself in some retro fashion by checking out the #80sXmen hashtag!