FANDOM FASHIONS: Torchy Brown
Torchy Brown Fandom Fashions
Torchy Brown is the spunky, optimistic, it girl that was a mainstay in African American newspapers from 1937-1956. She was created by Jackie Ormes, the first African American cartoonist. At this time, the adventures of Torchy had her seeking romance. She also traveled the world. Did I mention that she also confronted racial injustice and social wrongs. It should be noted that this was in the 30s, 40s, and 50s!
The comics sometimes included “Torchy Togs”. These were paper doll cut-outs that included various fashionable outfits for Torchy. Black children were able to have a strong, independent female character that represented them week after week. Of course this meant that Torchy didn’t play when it came to her outfits. Black pin-up inspiration for days!
Check out these Torchy Brown inspired fandom fashions below:
For more information on Torchy and her creator, Jackie Ormes, check out Mrs. Ormes biography on her site: https://www.jackieormes.com Happy Women’s History Month! Do you have a character or fandom you’d like to see a fandom fashion set for? Let me know in the comments below!
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