How your Avengers-inspired fashion choices can benefit charity

The popularity of the Avengers collection has caused the website to temporarily shut down.

 

Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published Apr 23, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:11 am CDT

Since the fall, Australia-based fashion retailer Living Dead Clothing has been releasing Marvel-inspired collections including dresses, leggings, and more designs featuring heroes like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man. With the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron drawing closer, Living Dead Clothing this month revealed a new line taking inspiration from the film—which resulted in so many orders the company has temporarily closed its website!

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The collection includes options for women and, in a new move for the brand, also items for men. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and other familiar faces and graphics from the film are featured on a range of swimsuits, skirts, and more. It is fairly large collection with a lot of options for fans; it’s especially nice to see some new options made available to guys in a slightly different style from the usual T-shirts for men

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However, since the line’s release the small company has been overwhelmed with orders and on Wednesday had to close down the website in order to deal with the volume and maintain quality, according to a statement on Facebook by the company’s founder, Wade Lange.

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Living Dead Clothing’s PR manager Taryn Watt confirmed to the Daily Dot that the overwhelming number of orders were due to the success of the Age of Ultron line. Watt said the website will be up and running again by Monday. 

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If you purchase an item when the line returns, you’ll also be helping out a worthy cause. According to a statement, 20 percent of all profits from the collection will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“We organized for Captain America and Iron Man cosplayers to visit the hospital to put a smile on the faces of the brave kids in the Lady Cilento Hospital a few weeks ago and now we want to continue the work they do with a donation of profits from the collection. It’s just my way of bringing the superheroes good work to life,” Lange said in the statement.       

While you might not be able to get your hands on the items right now, you can get a look at some of what will be available again starting Monday below and see more items on Living Dead Clothing’s Facebook page!

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

Photo courtesy Living Dead Clothing

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2015, 2:19 pm CDT