16 comments to “P:R Invitational: Zatanna by Jemma Salume”
  1. I really like the floaty bangles and giant bow!

    Not so keen on the ‘Z’s’ or the socks and sandals combo, don’t think Zatanna would do those, but everything else is really great!

  2. I like Jemma’s tendency to go one more step then needed in her designs. It takes it somewhat too far from the original yet she always keeps all the themes inherent to the character. I especially like the high waist, knee high,tight pants that somehow remind me of Zantana costume without resembling it whatsoever.

  3. I like it a lot, possibly the most radical departure from the original outfit, but it works for the character. Reminiscent of that one Psylocke costume. Only good.

  4. Looking at the big group shot at the bottom, it’s really jarring to see all these designs back to back. In regular DC comics, I guess you don’t really realize how uniform or “compatible” the official design are. Seeing all these new design mock-ups close together like that really makes it apparent how wildly divergent they all are.

  5. Absolutely charming! I’m not absolutely convinced by the giant tie (looks more like a shoelace to me), but the rest of the ensemble is very well-balanced.
    @DRM: What exactly do you mean by “mock-up”?
    “a mockup, or mock-up, is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes. A mockup is called a prototype if it provides at least part of the functionality of a system and enables testing of a design.” from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockup
    These are finished designs, not just something stirred up to try out. The term, unless in a derogatory sense, does not apply to character designs at all. Maybe to design sketches, but not to finished works of art.
    That aside: yes, a jam is actually MEANT to show a diversity of styles, be it in music or in graphic art.

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