The task I set for myself: redesign the Disney princesses as superheroes, drawing inspiration from super-fashions of around the same time their animated movies came out.
JASMINE: Well, if you had to be designed in the 90s, at least the leather-jacket over Spandex thing is preferable to what poor Belle got. Slightly. I slid the Jewel from the top of Jasmine's head down to her forehead to make it look like some sort of power focusing device, and generally tried to draw some influence from Jim Lee designs. She's ready to race off on the magic carpet headlong into danger.
Those extra random straps on the legs? I have no idea, but they really had them in the nineties... all the time.
FUN FACT: The above was drawn and written before DC Comics made a big splash with Lee designing a new Wonder Woman costume a few weeks ago. Guess what? He's still adding jackets with rolled-up sleeves on top of unnecessarily complicated super-hero costumes! I haven't picked up any of the issues with the costume in it, so I'm just going to assume the design is for a story about Wonder Woman traveling back in time to the mid-90s, because otherwise in 2010 they wouldn't really put something like this on the most iconic female superhero of all time, right? Right?
Tomorrow: The tantalizing Tiana!