|Jennie Whitwood's Huntress & Black Canary, Lady Blackhawk & Oracle|
Editor's Note: While one image, Jennie's entry is being considered as two separate submissions: Huntress & Black Canary as one, and Lady Blackhawk & Oracle as the other.
|Edgar Binuya's Huntress & Power Girl|
"I really played it safe here and kept the designs traditional and recognizable. I brainstormed for awhile but ended up with designs that, I think, would actually see print. Huntress sports a hood and protective goggles that also provide a wide variety of visual enhancements. Power Girl's ornamentation is a play on the Kryptonian symbol for the letter 'P'."
|Alex Melchor's Huntress & Lady Blackhawk|
"I wanted to give Huntress a more urban warrior look; replacing the cumbersome cape with a heavy, padded hoodie that also looks like a Crusader tabard on purpose, to highlight her Catholic roots as well as her fight against crime. Gone are the hand-crossbows, which are a rather lousy weapon for a close-range combatant as they still take two hands to load and have little stopping power. Instead, I gave her an actual crossbow for long range attacks, and for a close ranged weapon, I gave her a wrist-mounted slingshot. She keeps trick pellets in small canisters in her belt, which includes metal for near-lethal force, flashbangs, rubber, smoke, etc.
"Lady Blackhawk's costume always kind of bugged, so here I have her wearing the outfit of an actual WWII bomber pilot, but customized for her teasing and playful personality. She doesn't need much protection as she doesn't engage in physical combat as much as other Birds, so she's free to show as much skin as she likes."
|Mario Daniel's Big Barda & Huntress|
"Huntress: I've aligned her more with the Bat Family in her look. The 'Naughty Nun' thing I never cared for. So this Huntress is more TDK, utilitarian and sleek. She wears armor that protects the vital organs while allowing flexibility. The cape is more a tunic and scalloped in the Bat style. Gauntlets with the distinctive scalloped spikes and no more pouches' Huntress uses a magnetic waist and thigh belt, ala TDK. Her mask is the only hold over from her original design, but with a tweak. It's protective eyewear instead of an actual mask. Overall I hope it conveys a sense of wanting and receiving true acceptance in the Bat-family while being her own hero.
"Barda: I've tried to combine her two most iconic costumes: the wacky Kirby New Gods armor -- specifically the helmet -- and the groovy "Bikini" look. Essentially, it's a lightly armored swimsuit. Barda could do with a bit for sexiness while keeping the warrior feel."
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