Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) is an American who sets up as an opium kingpin in Tibet after the Great War when a holy man abducts him and offers him the chance to become a force for good. He accepts, returning to New York living alternately as a millionaire playboy and The Shadow, an anonymous vigilante who terrorizes criminals. As you might guess, The Shadow was the main inspiration for Batman.
In Dick Tracy, lounge singer Breathless Mahoney kept her performances fresh with an array of form fitting dresses. No dummy to the world of crime, this platinum blonde was rarely without red lips or flashy bracelets. Except of course when she was dressing up as The Blank.
Dick Tracy’s wardrobe is pretty simple in comparison to other hard-hitting superheroes. Although he does manage to stand out among other detectives with his bright yellow trench coat and matching hat. Without these token pieces you may end up looking like you just got home from work.
Overly anxious and a lightweight when it comes to drinking, Roger Rabbit is the way to go if you’re into dressing like a cartoon rabbit. Not only do you get to pretend you have a bombshell wife but you also have an excuse to wear red overalls. Plus you can pretend your social anxiety is part of your character. Don’t forget to stutter!
Jessica Rabbit’s sultry style translates well into the real world. A red sequined dress paired with long purple gloves is likely to make a few jaws drop. Top the look off with red lipstick and people may even let you get away with marrying a rabbit. Then again, this isn’t Toontown.