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Storm Final Costume Design by popsyturvee Storm Final Costume Design by popsyturvee
This is a design that I did in 2006 (2,000 years ago) for the X-Men leader, Storm. I wanted to make a rendered version of my initial sketch [link] just to see her in full color. But then (again), I ended up doing a full artwork. I got carried away (everytime!). So fast forward 2010, I decide to unearth her from my old files from a burned cd, made some changes, and reveal her for the world to see.

I guess out of frustration has what led me to creating my own design. Back in 2004 Marvel did X-Men "Reload". Bringing the X Teams back to costumes, after years of them wearing mostly black. Most of the members got new designs...except for some few members. One of the members was Storm who had a recycled costume from way back. I got a little upset that my poor Stormy didn't get a new one! It's not my least favorite, it's not a bad costume in anyway...but I just think it lacks something.

One of her best looks, and her most recognizable look, was the Jim Lee era white costume made even more popular by the animated series in 1993. Her look was current at that time. She looked really cool! So I wanted to bring back her coolness. I want to bring back the attitude. I wanted to create something that made her stand out from the rest of the team (after all, she's the leader).

I combined the old and the new. I wanted to go the John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men style of costume design. Minimal, contempory, effective. Her classic colors black and gold has always been a good color choice for her, so I decided to go for that. I combined looks from 1975 Uncanny X-Men, the Jim Lee era and the X-Treme X-Men era. I wanted her to be current again! A contemporary, minimal look. The material that I imagined for the suit is similar to what the Fantastic Four is wearing in the movies. I gave her sharp shoulders made of leather (which is the current addition to the design). The 80s is basically back in fashion. The difference is that, now it's architectural. It has structure. I really love Phil Jimenez's take on Storm. Seen on the pages of New X-Men 132 (2002). The cape was very dramatic. She looks regal. Absolutely stunning! So I made the cape a similar style. Now the 'stand out' in her look is her gold corset. Not the usual corset that just hugs the waist. This one is a 'mid-hip corset'. The lightning bolt design is similar to her X-Men: The End costume. I decided not to give her the head dress. I think she looks more modern without it.

So there you go. A slick, minimal, contemporary look for Storm.

I talk too much. Sorry. :D
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lighteningstorms Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Nice design but the character looks too much like beyonce. 
MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I like the corset and her wristbands :) Reminds me of this design…
rkainne Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
JustNivi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Did you ever actually make the costume!? If not, do you mind if someone does and gives you creative/designers credit? It's gotta be the most amazingly done Storm I've seen in ages!
popsyturvee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I apologize for the super late response. I have neglected my deviant account due to work.

Yes I designed the costume. It would be proper to be given credit of my work. Thank you for your positive response.
CrusaderK Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
I wasn't too sure about the corset and was on the fence about it but I have to admit that the lightning bolt motif is an excellent design choice! I would love to see the book use this design instead of the illogical monstrosity Ororo's been forced to wear for the past few years.
popsyturvee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
How I wish. Her look needs to be current again. A look that would be used for a decade and would define an era...but that seems to be not the direction that Marvel is taking.
Coilekxais Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This costume for her is amazing! great work!
popsyturvee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks so much!
keytavious Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
awsome work
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