i especially love street knights and marvel ladies. it's important to note that i'm very defensive about hank pym.
i don't care for moon knight; you've been tricked.
from left to right: Hanfu (female), Hanfu (female; most popular style during Tang dynasty), Qipao (female), Changshan (male), Hanfu (male), Tangzhuang (male)
UHM if anyone don’t mind me sharing a bit!
A lot of people reckon that the qipao/cheongsam is the traditional costume of China, but this is not the case. The qipao (and the very familiar braided hair on the male) was (forcibly) introduced by the Manchus who set up China’s last dynasty, the Qing dynasty and is therefore not only fairly recent when compared to the long Chinese history, but it is also a Manchu ethnic costume and is not representative of the Chinese—be them Han Chinese or the other 54 ethnic groups of China.
Since the pre-Shang dynasty era, the Hanfu has been the choice of wear for most Chinese (Han Chinese—therefore the name, Hanfu: “Han Clothing”) and while it has gone through many changes across the dynasties, its basic shape was unchanged and until the Qing dynasty, dominated Chinese fashion. But calling the Hanfu a traditional Chinese costume, too, is not appropriate because it is a Han Chinese costume and is not representative of the other 55 ethnic groups of China.