Done doing these so here they all are in one place! Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines.

Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way.  Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.

NOT the point of this: some moral code I’m trying to push on you

Sorry if there was a character you wanted me to do that I didn’t get to!

I cannot believe how natural and right Psylocke and Elektra look!  This is so neat!

Sorry, I had to bold and italic the really important point here and something I think people keep forgetting.

Does anyone remember when the first superhero comics came out? It was at a time decades before lycra/spandex was invented and even longer before it was available for the masses. Why is this important? Because we have an assumption that superhero costumes are made from this. No. The invention of lycra/spandex made it easier to recreate the look but the original intent was not for these costumes to be sexualised, that happened later, for men and women. They were meant to look different from the everyday and to show movement of limbs in an otherwise difficult medium. And the easiest way to do this was to make them look painted on. 

If anything they look like acrobat/circus performer costumes which were designed to show the movement of a performer which a lot of regular clothing would hide.

I appreciate the above interpretations on their own merit.

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