Note: Artist Yuko Ota has given us a familiar 80s era Storm and given her clothes to match her hair color. Want to know about her friend? See below for her comments – Chris A.
Yuko explains her design (and the interesting creature next to her) by saying:
So in Pokémon Black/White, there’s this little electric zebra called Blitzle. I caught one, named her Ororo, the nerdy cogs started turning, and then this happened. Pokémon-inspired 80’s Storm costume. Yup. The costume definitely isn’t meant to be practical by any means, it’s just meant to take some visual cues from the pokémon.