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Editor's Note: T.Branch didn't leave any thoughts on his redesign.
Editor's Note: Spidophile didn't leave any thoughts on her redesign.
Raven already has a really cool design in the comics so this was really challenging to make my design look original but at the same time stay true to the spirit of the character. I wanted a calmer and more serene character design for my take on Raven. Being raised by a spiritual race it made sense to me to have a very plain costume which is modest and humble, but still practical for working, praying and studying around the Temple of Azarath. As Raven was kept hidden from the outside world, I tried to reflect this in her costume by adding the veil over her face and by covering as much of her skin as possible, as if even her costume itself is trying to shield her from outside influences (or keep her powers locked inside, you decide). I kept the cape to add a touch of elegance (as magic users in comics always seem to have fantastic fashion sense) and stuck to the blue and the gold of her traditional costume, but the little touches of red also hint at her demonic origins.
The redesign I have made for Raven is almost full-body for protection, as she lacks physical powers as such (eg: does not have tough skin like fellow Titan Starfire or Superboy) but has the two off-the-shoulder sleeves so it isn't all business. As many will agree, the costumes usually designed for superheroines are usually on the skimpy side, which only brings forth the complaints of leaving vulnerable areas bare. I have made sure this is not the case with Raven, but tried to keep it elegant and attractive all the same without showing too much skin.What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out the Official Contest Announcement for details on this month's challenge! See you again soon!