This is it -- the final batch of submissions for the Girls Gone Geek and Superhero of the Month Starfire redesign contest! Check them out:
|Lee Chen Fang|
"I liked her original color scheme and so I kept that, along with her big hair and decided to go with a more concealing, darker with a bit of alien-rock-crystal-thrown-in type armor."
"A sexually liberated, golden-skinned, humanoid alien princess who descends from a feline-like race, has the power to convert ultraviolet radiation into energy for flight, and the ability to fire beams of energy... in need of a hairdo? Challenge accepted!"
"I wanted to make her have an ultra-modern vibe, with a dash of sweet charm and allure."
"Starfire, to me, is a strong, feisty character who is in complete control who, at the same time, has a certain innocence and purity about her. Bottom line, you do not want to mess with her. I played it safe with colour scheme here, and referenced design elements that have been seen in previous colour schemes, as I wanted this to be familiar as the Starfire we know and love. I decided to give her a strong build, as this is how I have always seen her -- a strong and graceful supermodel. The tiara is to tie into her royal heritage, and I wanted to make the focal point of the costume be the star, tying back to her name, and playing a little with her physicality, as she is not afraid to show some skin, but at the same time, this should not define the character."
"I have trouble with Starfire in the comics because I just don't know what keeps her clothes together. However, I like the attitude and wanna see where it is going. I designed Starfire to have a sexy, smart, and powerful look. Her hair would be better at an average length; instead of a contrail, her hair would wavy and flowing and when she moves, flies, or wind picks up, it would make it seem her hair is on fire."
"I'm extremely fond of Perez's design, so I wanted to keep Kori's hair poofy and enormous, and her armor revealing. Tamaraneans need sunlight to recharge themselves, so it makes sense for Starfire to expose as much skin as possible without her costume being utterly impractical and sleazy. I chose not to emphasize the regal aspect of her character because I think it would have aged her; I'd much rather keep Starfire looking young and carefree."
"Following the general ideas from her past outfits, I've tried to create one that shows her skin but
it's not that much revealing. This outfit is a mix between a girl's boxing outfit and the characteristic parts of what I think a Tamaran outfit should look like. I had shorten her hair also for practical reasons and put her a see-through clothes because it creates the illusion that she is more covered."
|Calamity Jon Morris|
I started by writing down some keywords for the character, to focus the redesign: alien warrior princess, sun worshipper, paradise world, and then a couple notes about her backstory. The gauntlets and leggings have some doodly-oodly patterns on them, but are meant to be fancy alien plated armor, so expect this Starfire to get in close with knees and elbows during a fight as often as she’d used her (ahem) 'starbolts' (In the comic, she had been trained in close combat as a warrior, the laser beams were a later addition, yet she rarely gets in close to fight. I’d like to see that change). Part of the ‘sun-worshipper’ and ‘paradise planet’ things come out in her bare feet and luxurious locks. I thought she’d probably have slightly more ornate hair, braided and pinned back from the face. Usually, her ‘special effects’ are focused on her hair - it creates a sort of luminous ‘chemtrail’ when she flies, so I expanded it in such a way that her hair glows warmly AND I expanded that to her skin, too, so rather than just being an orangey color, it’s actually glowing much like the hair."
I set this post to publish at 6:00, and didn't get to check my email from 5:30 until the deadline. A couple more squeaked in, so here they are! -- A
I had an extension request (you can do that, you know!), which I was happy to fill since several people found out about this contest a bit late in the game. Here's the final entry in our Starfire contest!
What do you all think? There's some killer stuff in here, as there has been throughout this contest. Lend your thoughts to the comments below, and check out all of the Starfire redesigns we've received by clicking here.
Stay tuned: a new contest announcement will be made shortly, and we'll reveal the winner of this month's contest on February 29!