Laura Kinney goes out with a bang with the final batch of X-23 redesigns! All I can say is "wow!"
Joy Christian Juyo
"I went straight to the source for inspiration on X-23: Wolverine. I employed the claw motiff all the way through her costume, and added the tight skirt with the hood; it creates more mystery than the traditional face mask or paint.
"My favorite part is the legging design/boots, in which was inspired from the classic wolverine costume, with the horns or claw stuff at the edge."
"I wanted to get away from the goth hooker look and pay tribute to her old man Logan's classic drifter look."
Editor's Note: Ross sent in a sketch accompanying his X-23 redesign that can be viewed here.
"I'm not too familiar with X-23 but from what I've read she's supposed to be a female clone of Wolverine, so my interpretation was to take those words quite literally. I imagined what Logan would look like if a female version existed, and here's what came out. I wanted to convey her attitude and style more than what her costume would look like, so she's wearing biker-type clothing mixed with some rocker chick stuff. I based her primarily on Mila Kunis."
Edson "Edo" Obando
"My idea was to show X-23 as a secretive, runaway-type. She has natural sex appeal, but after all that has happened to her she is very closed off. She has left the X-Men currently to find her own way, and I felt she should have her own look, but still give a nod to her team. Her cloak is feminine, but hides her features when she feels like hiding herself from her surroundings, or for secretive missions. Her gloves are red and show off her most dangerous assets: her claws."
“X-23’s been a military experiment, a prostitute, worn a Feral-themed costume, one that Wolverine himself had worn briefly, street clothes, club clothes, but she's never really worn a costume signifying her relationship with the X-Men. She seems to love Lip Service-looking clothes (a brand I am very familiar with), so I kept with some of the shiny latexiness of her street/club clothes but gave it a more X feel. Some fun little accents: military-pointed shoulders, a key hole shirt, and an off-set zipper for her pants. Now she's part of the team. She doesn't need much protection due to her regenerative power, but I did put it where it counts: knees, leg tendons -- places hat would take a bit more to regenerate than a flesh wound. My favorite thing is the X gloves: when she extends her claws, they make the ends of the X's! I gave her a hair cut so no one is grabbing her by it, but still made sure she had a girly flare.”
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