Cartoon Fashion Guide
Cartoon fashions

Fashion sets:
Jerrica/Jem and the Holograms | The Misfits | The Stingers | Jerrica/Jem and Jem/Rio

Other fashionable features:
Hairstyles | Makeup

Glamour and Glitter, Fashion and Fame!

As the above phrase suggests, one of the major themes of the Jem series was fashion. Three noticable characters were fashion designers, Shana, Regine and Danielle Du Vosin, and there were even entire episodes dedicated to fashion: "In Stitches", "Rock Fashion Book", "Straight From The Heart", or costumes: "Trick Or Techrat" and "Mardi Gras".

Infact I can't think of a cartoon that had a larger wardrobe of unique outfits than Jem. A big reason for that was of course the effort put into the Jem doll line clothing, which Hasbro wanted to showcase in the cartoon. But on top of that, there were alot of fashions created exclusively for the cartoon.

Debra L. Pugh designed the fashions and model designs on the show. Carleigh Hoff designed several of the Hasbro doll fashions, many of which were featured in the cartoon. Will Meugniot designed atleast some of the fashions, and perhaps Barb Raush and Romeo Tanghal, who inked the model cels, designed some aswell.

This guide features most of the fashions that appeared on the show, and several that you have probably never seen, nor will see, anywhere else. It won't just show a picture of the fashions, but more, because half of the fashion is afterall the backside of it, and even piece by piece of most accessories (coming).

It will cover the characters: Jem, Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Raya, Rio, Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer, Jetta, Clash, Eric, Techrat, Danse, Video, Riot, Rapture, Minx, Regine, Astral, Howard Sands, Danielle, Lindsey Pierce, Anthony Julian, Zipper, Craig, Jeff and Sean. That's 29 characters. And perhaps later even books/comics specific fashions, and more characters and other noticable fashion designs of background characters will be added later.

Over 900 fashions, going for 1000.






























This is what the guide will contain once it's done:

  • Fashions: Each fashion is pictured (original model design, cartoon capture, or drawing), displayed in order of appearance, according to episode production numbers. Sometimes a fashion was changed later (sometimes because of a blooper), in which case you'll see the alternate version in the notes or featured as it's own fashion if the changes were big or repeated. Fashions that were designed for an episode but never appeared, are placed after all the other fashions from that episode (unless I know where it was supposed to appear). Some of the fashions did not get specific numbers, because they were only to appear for a very quick scene in a music video, and on the contrary some things that weren't actual fashions got their own numbers, like when a blanket was wrapped on over a fashion.

  • Names: Most of these fashions were named (letters and numbers) by Sunbow, for example "JR-16" means "Jerrica" and fashion number 16. Some were released in the doll line and were named (phrase or song title) by Hasbro. If no name is available, I might name some of them in smaller text. Fashions created for the first five episodes and re-used in the Starbright episodes, got new numbers, so they might appear with two different numbers.

  • Episode: First the episode it was designed for or appeared in first, and then a list of all episodes they appeared in.

  • Details: List of every piece the fashion consists of, clothing, shoes, jewelries, accessories (even if not commonly associated with the fashion), the entire fashion from behind, and close-up on certain parts of the fashions. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a piece is attached to the outfit though, or separate. And some pieces only appeared in some episodes. There are some amazing jewelry designs that seem to have been spent alot of time on for many fashions. But also many times, fashions worked very well without jewelries, and were left alone with either just colored pearl earrings or nothing.

  • Other versions: Cartoon variation, and other interpretations like the dolls, doll fashions, doll box artwork, comics, books. In those cases where a doll line version is available, the cartoon version was based on it, except for the commemorative Integrity Toys line which based some fashions on the cartoon designs. Some fashions would look different at times, like when seen from a distance in the cartoon since all the details and patterns on the fabrics weren't drawn. And some of the fashions that were based on Hasbro's doll line, were simplified to animate easier.

  • Notes: Here you'll find all kinds of notes from the story in the cartoon. Whether there's a certain story in the cartoon about the fashion, like who designed it, or it broke. In what situations the fashion is usually worn. When it says a fashion is a "FlipSide" fashion, it means there's a similar version for Jerrica in the doll line.

    Although this series has a very large amount of fashions for each of the main characters, it's not always consistant. Sometimes a fashion that seems created for a special occasion like a party, is later worn as a daily outfit. And sometimes a fashion is ruined or stolen, but still shows up again. Also, Jem and the Holograms didn't mind wearing a very old fashion for a new music video. A few fashions were switched around for different characters even.

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