If Kim Possible were a real person, would she only have to wear Banana Republic Club Banana clothes? After a look behind the scenes photos of the live action Powerpuff Girls The reboot set showed up on April 7th. Fans of the original Cartoon Network show proved that when translating cartoon outfits into IRL costumes, it is sometimes okay to deviate from the original design. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup traditionally dress in monochrome, matching A-line dresses with black belts, white socks and elegant black Mary Janes. The live action reboot costumes are downright accurate, but fans had a mojo yo-yo-level problem with the simplicity of the designs.
“If the Powerpuff Girls look like this, God knows what the professor and Mojo Jojo will look like.”
Like the square, uncomplicated structure of the animated outfits, the IRL costumes leave a lot of details to be desired. When it comes to showcasing the modern life of the Powerpuff Girls in their twenties, shouldn’t their outfits reflect our favorite 2021 fashion trends a little more? Two-piece skirt-top combinations, high-low dresses, flowing overalls, overalls, tapered pants, flared jeans and color-blocked cardigans – the possibilities are endless! We have no question that Blossom would look stunning in the viral strawberry dress. Plus, we’d love to see Bubbles in a robin blue jumpsuit with velvety hair ties to hold up her braids (and a matching manicure). And why isn’t Buttercup repping her true rebel self in an oversized green shirt dress with combat boots? We’d even welcome a couple of ’90s outfits in homage to the original show – matching velor tracksuits, right? Stylistically, it only makes sense to watch the girls who have become young adults play around with their fashion sense.
Of course, this is just the pilot, so it’s possible the cloakroom designers and stylists have more costume ideas up their sleeves, but Twitter users were quick to share their opinions online as soon as behind-the-scenes photos surfaced. “WHY DO THE CABINET DEPARTMENTS FOR LIVE PROMOTIONS NOT MAKE ME? First winx Club, now Powerpuff Girls [sic]”Wrote a Twitter user in a tweet that has been liked nearly 9,000 times since then.” The Powerpuff Girls series looks kind of cheap [sic]”Another user wrote alongside a crying emoji in a tweet that was liked 3,000 times.” If the Powerpuff Girls look like this, God knows what the professor and Mojo Jojo will look like, ”said another Twitter user.
The sea of negative comments was also flooded with examples of Halloween costumes and generally cute outfits that would be suitable for the modern Powerpuff Girls to rock on screen. If the Chemical X-infused superheroes can fight the crime in tights and Mary Janes, we feel like they can fight the crime in just about anything. So check out a few shoppable pieces that we think should belong to the Powerpuff Girls, and check out some other onscreen-style moments that we’re currently obsessed with.