19 comments on “P:R Redesign: Rose McClain’s Starfire!
  1. …uh, is that a “crotch jewel”? Between that and her, uh…stance, I can’t see anything but that area. In the words of Andy Dufresne – how can you be so obtuse?

  2. I love everything about this, but I could do without the jewels on the feet, crotch, and shoulders. I think just having one on the neck portion of this outfit would work just fine. And I love the hair.

    Perhaps altering the back near the buttocks would be something to do? It looks like it’d be rather uncomfortable.

    But overall, I’m really digging the ancient alien/warrior/nobility vibe this gives off. It screams “Starfire”.

  3. I love this design because it a) not only shows less skin and makes more sense as an actual, wearable costume, it’s b) still painfully sexy. Really, really great stuff.

  4. Perfect idea. Djinn Princess.

    I’d still fiddle with the abdomen a bit, make the billowy leggings into trousers, simplifying the art and making her even MORE a Jasmine.

  5. It being Starfire, I have no issue with “revealing,” but “revealing, and also is going to fall off as soon as she breaks the pose” is the usual Starfire look. This is much better, except for the potential wedgie in the back there.

  6. Aside from the unfortunate crotch jewel and the weird Aladdin genie pants that don’t fit the character or her back-story whatsoever, it looks pretty good. The collar and the connected shoulder pads/armbands are an awesome idea.

  7. The armored portion is fine (although not a huge departure from previously established designs), but the leggings and the torso wrap seem superfluous. They don’t really integrate well visually with the rest of the design, they don’t seem to serve any practical purpose, and I don’t think they fit the character esp. well. They come cross as either a self-conscious attempt at modesty or an unneeded design flourish.

  8. This has kind of an Egyptian feel to it. The elements fit together nicely with the body suit having kind of a platted almost scarab type armor feel to it and the genie pants reinforcing that almost Egyptian look, but the pants are really throwing it off for me.

    I like and appreciate the effort but it just doesn’t feel right to me, but again just my opinion, just cant get past the billowy leggings. Armor wise there are some neat concepts like the piece going all the way down the spine, reminds me of motorcycle armor I use to have.

  9. Bare feet may work in a throne room with painfully polished marble floors or fluffy carpets but take a walk down a dusty grimy road and you’ll end up looking like a hobo. Also transparent genie pants isn’t what comes to my mind when i think about alien combat gear. I agree with th jewels on the netherregion and feet being too much. The rest is good and the artwork itself is very well done, particular the hair and energy effects.

  10. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m beginning to think we’re all getting way too focused on crotch-critique. Seriously, if I hear the phrase “crotch arrow” one more time, I’m gonna… well, I’m probably gonna just sip my coffee and shake my head. Sorry, I’m not really that melodramatic.

    The point is, it’s lost all meaning. Are designers supposed to ignore the crotch area completely? I mean, the human torso, when physically built to the excessive degree that most heroes require, is essentially a giant crotch arrow. Unless we give everybody loincloths or Pentecostal skirts, it’s where the torso naturally terminates. There’s no getting around that.

    Anyway, mini-rant over. I like everything about this costume. Except my inner Edwardian critic can’t believe that she’s wearing ankle-jewels. The scandal!

  11. DannyIndeed: Maybe it’s just me, but I’m beginning to think we’re all getting way too focused on crotch-critique. Seriously, if I hear the phrase “crotch arrow” one more time, I’m gonna… well, I’m probably gonna just sip my coffee and shake my head. Sorry, I’m not really that melodramatic.
    The point is, it’s lost all meaning. Are designers supposed to ignore the crotch area completely? I mean, the human torso, when physically built to the excessive degree that most heroes require, is essentially a giant crotch arrow. Unless we give everybody loincloths or Pentecostal skirts, it’s where the torso naturally terminates. There’s no getting around that.
    Anyway, mini-rant over. I like everything about this costume. Except my inner Edwardian critic can’t believe that she’s wearing ankle-jewels. The scandal!

    This.

  12. @Jenny Islander: The flaw in that theory is: If they only wear clothes for “ornamental” purposes, then why does the majority of her outfit consist of articulated armor plates that are strategically positioned to cover vulnerable body areas (heart, torso, throat, spine)? That suggest more than simply an ornamental purpose for their body coverings.

    @DannyIndeed: The problem with your argument is that it doesn’t really address the actual point of the critic, which is the inclusion of design elements that specifically, and seemingly without actual purpose, draw attention to the area. There’s nothing inherent in the design of the human body itself that gives inherent justification to, essentially, putting a big blinking light on a character’s crotch. The one doesn’t lead inexorably to the other.

  13. Yeah, Tamaraneans aren’t invulnerable like Superman, so actually going into a fight with armor is a good idea, since bullets don’t get reflected off their skin and all that good stuff. They’re much stronger than the average human, sure, but if this is supposed to be battle-armor, the proper equivalent would be a chainmail bikini, which I think most everybody knows would do pretty much nothing in a fight.

  14. What about the ones on her forehead, shoulders or her neck? This outfit BLEEDS Kor’i without being an excuse to draw porn. I love it

  15. My new favorite design for Starfire. Like this one a lot. I don’t get the problem with the crotch jewel. If anything just move it up slightly to make it like a belt buckle.

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