Project: Rooftop Announces “Storm: All-Weather Wear” Redesign Contest

Marvel’s Weather Witch Comes In For A Fashion Makeover at P:R With Guest Judges Brian Wood & Kris Anka

Project: Rooftop is proud to announce that the legendary comics character Storm will be the next in their line of redesign contests. Originally created back in 1975 by Lein Wein and Dave Cockrum, Storm is best known as an X-Man but has also spent time as a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and even the Hellfire Club; along the way she’s become one of Marvel’s top heroines and one of comics most iconic heroes. For the Storm: All-Weather Wear redesign contest, Project: Rooftop is asking artists to  submit their own renditions of the hero to be spotlighted on Project: Rooftop’s website and be reviewed by the P:R staff as well as comics writer Brian Wood (X-Men, Star Wars, Conan The Barbarian) and cover artist Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Force).

“As a writer, I often dream of having the artist’s job of designing or re-designing a character’s costume, because that’s one of the coolest, most visible, and most challenging things you can add to the legacy of a character,” says Wood. “So I look forward to judging the Project: Rooftop entries this time around, and with equal parts envy and admiration.”

Anka, who has been featured on numerous occasions at Project: Rooftop and has won several previous redesign contests, recently redesigned Storm for the Uncanny X-Force title.

“Storm has the distinction of both being a street level woman, but with the personality and stature of a goddess. She is both a role model for her teammates, but is as flawed and human as the rest of them,” Anka explains. “A successful Storm costume has to embrace all these facets of her character, or at the very least, be aware of them as they will inform all your decisions towards her.”

Entries for Storm: All-Weather Wear should aim to create a new take on the hero that stays true to the character’s concept and history and only revise their costume, as if your design was in the running to be used in current continuity. All entries must be received by September 13, 2013 at 5pm Eastern Time. As usual, check our guidelines, and save your submission as a .jpg, .,png or .gif with your full name as the file name. Send your submission as an attachment to projectrooftop@gmail.comwith the subject line being “Entry for Storm: All-Weather Wear,” and make sure to include your name and website in the body of the e-mail.

Thanks to Kris Anka for designing the banner for this contest.

19 comments to “Project: Rooftop Announces “Storm: All-Weather Wear” Redesign Contest”
  1. Wow, what a contest. I really have no idea what to do but hopefully I’ll be able to turn in something. Looking forward to this.

  2. Man, this one has a lot of potential. I’ll be happily entering something, but I’m almost more excited to see what everyone else comes up with.

  3. as if your design was in the running to be used in current continuity

    Just out of curiosity, for those of us old-time X-men fans who lost track of the current continuity several crossover events ago: what is up with Storm these days? Is Storm still Queen of Wakanda? Is she still bouncing back and forth between super-teams, or the Uncanny X-Force her only gig?

  4. Cheers, Chris (I actually stopped by WikiPedia before I asked and it wasn’t entirely clear there). So it would be a good idea for a current costume to utilize the X-theme, then; and I’m guessing it should also hint at her current status as Wakandan royalty.

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