[ Image: A photo of Katie McGrath as Morgana from the TV series Merlin. A pale skinned woman with her dark hair in a plait, she wears an exceptionally fine chainmail shirt beneath a pair of metal bracers and a scalemail corset. Posed against a tree, she holds a sword above her head. ]
[ Image: An asian woman with brown eyes and long black hair. She wears red and gold samurai armour, and is dramatically drawing her katana in the middle of pitched battle. ]
Adam Schumpert - Shiba Tsukimi
There was some discussion on actually showing her injury in this set, but instead we decided we wanted her looking strong and a worthy opponent. Notice her swords blade with its fire pattern. We did try to get her gracefully aged up a bit from her prior Celestial appearance but obviously not to her current age in Emperor. The detail and color in her clothing and armor are easy some of my favorite work from Adam.
First Look at “Warrior Wonder Woman”
I can’t believe the stars aligned and I finished this costume in time to debut at SOFA 2012 in Bogota, Colombia.
Inspired by an original design artist Tess Fowler and I collaborated on, the concept draws from several iterations of Wonder Woman throughout the years, peppered with original elements. While I adore Linda Carter’s version of Wonder Woman (“In your satin tights, fighting for your rights!”), I’ve always preferred the first lady of comics as a warrior. An Amazon. A total BAMF. We’ll debut the full illustration at a later date!
I’ll also put together extensive build notes and credits soon, but a huge shout out goes to Thomas Ignatius, who’s been my leatherworking mentor over the last few months. I constructed all of the costume (armor, props, skirt, belt, and so on) aside from the corset. Having never made one this complex, Tom and I knocked out the corset over a very long day, with me playing assistant. His incredible skill with leather shines through in the shape and fit of it. Perfect. I then took the corset home detailed it with the eagle crest, rivets, and dirt/blood.
Also, a side thank you to God Save the Queen Fashions, who inspired me to try my hand at leather working!
Hope you like the photos! More to come later tonight
Photo by OnLivo
I think wow just about covers it. Incredibly impressive detail on the costume.
[ Image: A picture of the celtic queen Boudica, a pale skin woman with long red hair strie a horse as her army closes with a Roman legion. She wears a chainmail tunic that allows her many blue tattoos to be seen. There is a sword at her him, a large round shield on her arm and a spear in her hand. ]
Boudica,Celtic warrior queen. Boudica is a completely overlooked figure in history. She is hardly mentioned in any Roman history class, save for a brief note on the ‘Boadicea Revolt’, and she was nearly forgotten and lost to time until very recently. The spelling of her name is variable, from the Roman ‘Boadicea’ to various Celtic forms such as ‘Bodika’. Her story is tragic, defiant, and brilliant. Take a few minutes to look her up, or go to your local library and pick up a book on her and the Icenii tribe. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Dude, I remember watching a documentary about her. She’s a freakin’ badass.
There’s a statue of her in a chariot in London. Because she was awesome.
[ Image: A photo of a pale skinned woman with brown hair, in a forest location. She’s dressed in plate armour. Her left hand rests on the handle of the sword at her waist, while in her right she carries a spear. ]
[ Description: A brightly coloured painting of a young dark skinned girl standing atop a rocky outcrop, dressed in scale male, a blue tabbard and a pink cape that matches her pink and white shield. She holds a sword aloft in her right hand as her long black hair flies on the wind. ]
“This is a painting I did for my little cousin who will soon be going through a bone marrow transplant. I hope that every time she looks at it she will feel brave and strong.”
OH MY GOODNESS
First of all whoever this cousin is, I wish her all the luck in the world. Second of all, OH MY GOSH CAN I HAVE THIS STORY.
[ Description: A gif set of Mila Jovocich from one of the later Resident Evil films displaying an ungody amount of swag while interacting with the camera, including casually finger twirling a sawed-off shot gun. ]
[ Description: A colour image of a barbarian woman with pale skin decorated with tattoos that match her long red hair. She wears only a pair of leather boots, armoured loincloth, a pair of bracers and a shoulder guard. She strides towards the viewer, a sword strapped on her back and a large axe in her hands. ]
[ Image: A dark grey background blending into the miasma surrounding a silhouetted outspur of rock. A pale skinned woman stand atop of it, legs braced. She wears a leather harness of some sort, its details obscured by shadow by you can see enough to know that her arms are bare and protected by elbow-length gauntlets that accompany the armour plate covering her right shoulder. Beneath a long kilt of metal-studded animal hide she wears a pair of long boots, while her features are hidden by the face-plate of her horned helmet. She has a naked sword in each hand — one long and one short — while coiling up around her from the bottom of the page is the tip of what appears to be a dragon’s tail. ]
Oooh, the first submission graces the blog!
Regal Warrior Princess by zuestoves
[ A full length colour painting of DC Comics character Wonder Woman wearing a heavily redesigned outfit. She has incredibly long black hair, worn half loose and half in a single braid that reaches almost to her knees. The tiara has been replaced by a golden armoured headband with Spartan style cheek guards that gives a very subtle mantis-like aspect to the item. The crimson bodice is there, but refashioned into a heavily ribbed leather armour chest plate worn over a flowing white tabbard slit all the way up to her hips with its long sleeves tucked into her silver bracers. The golden WW logo is now worn as something halfway between a necklace and a gorget. The patterned plates protecting her knees and upper arms are also gold, as are the ones decorating the bottom of her bodice. Two brown leather belts criss-cross her waist; one carries the scabbard for the sword she holds out before herself in her right hand, blade down, while the second has the end of her lasso, held out to her left, tied to it. Instead of bare legs, she has on a pair of plain black leather pants and matching calf-length boots that lace all the way up the front. There is a bold expresion on her face. ]