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3 minutes ago, biostem said:

 

I'm also pretty sure that she has a bottom under the skirt, and not just panties or anything - kind of like how cheerleaders or ice skaters may have a visible skirt on their outfit, but have a practical bottom/skorts under it...

Indeed. I follow a few female musical artists who typically wear dresses or skirts on stage, and you bet they're all wearing shorts under them. After all, they're elevated above their audience, and they don't want to be providing a peep show when they stand at the front of the stage.

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Yeah I am not a fan of constraints on costume creativity - in fact, I would argue that a costume is as important to a super hero (or villain) design as is their powers and backstory. It matters to me - and I blame that entirely on my parents giving me comic books as a child 😁

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That reminds me of a couple of scenes, like when (live TV show) Supergirl was trying out new uniforms and found out why Superman had a cape: to provide stability in flight and make it easier to corner (after she ran in to a berm after failing a tight turn check).  It also reminds me of Hero Academia where they announce their costumes, but then later on look at adding items to their costume to improve their powers like boomy-hands Bakugo having grenade styled gloves that are reservoirs for his explosive sweat or Midoriya adding boot reinforcements for kicking and gloves to amplify his finger air shooting.

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To show you what I think of (most) of those criticisms of superhero costuming (and hopefully get this thread back on track),  I'm posting my fire/ice blaster Grill N. Chill in his classic golden age costume:  bright colors, fold-down boots, cape, exposed skin, and even things not mentioned like bold chest logo that is practically a bullseye for enemies to use, ridiculously big belt and ridiculously small identity-hiding mask.  (Missing the overshorts though.)  And that criticism of day-glow colors?  Check out these power auras!  Bad boys, pray you never see them in a darkened warehouse.

 

Glorious.

 

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On 5/4/2021 at 5:39 AM, Virtual Green said:

Decided to recreate and update the main outfit of my australian adventurer, Groundbreak (Earth/Earth Dom), to better fit his mystical origins (his powers come from his belt and gauntlets)!

I also tried to come up with an endgame, more "comic book"-y costume.

 

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Thank you for the inspiration! This is on my Stone/Stone Tanker!

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Hey, everyone. I'm a longtime player of COH, both on live and on homecoming (Virtue/Everlasting represent!). Here's a costume that I fell in love with that one of my RP collaborators uses:
 

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If you like that, then I've got something exciting to share with you. I've always loved superheroes and comics, and the roleplaying in COH inspired me to finally start creating stories inspired from the fun I've had with you all. 

So here's the beginning of a new comic book series: The Adventures of Omega Girl

 

 

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You may have seen Omega Girl (played by my collaborator) in-game. Now, you can follow her adventures in Angel City as she fights the forces of JACKAL and anything else that threatens the innocent. This graceful paragon of justice fights the forces of evil with strength and courage, a beacon of hope who offers a better way to the future, even for the villains she faces. 

Buy a print of PDF copy on Indyplanet today! More issues to follow this year!

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Check out The Adventures of Omega Girl on Indyplanet for classic superhero action!

http://www.indyplanet.com/the-adventures-of-omega-girl-1

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23 minutes ago, Twitless said:

Hey, everyone. I'm a longtime player of COH, both on live and on homecoming (Virtue/Everlasting represent!). Here's a costume that I fell in love with that one of my RP collaborators uses:
 

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If you like that, then I've got something exciting to share with you. I've always loved superheroes and comics, and the roleplaying in COH inspired me to finally start creating stories inspired from the fun I've had with you all. 

So here's the beginning of a new comic book series: The Adventures of Omega Girl

 

 

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You may have seen Omega Girl (played by my collaborator) in-game. Now, you can follow her adventures in Angel City as she fights the forces of JACKAL and anything else that threatens the innocent. This graceful paragon of justice fights the forces of evil with strength and courage, a beacon of hope who offers a better way to the future, even for the villains she faces. 

Buy a print of PDF copy on Indyplanet today! More issues to follow this year!

 

   I know I haven't been on much (due to work an all), but that is a great look @Twitless; well done. 😁 However I just gotta ask... how was that comic book cover made? What program was used? During live a friend of mine created a comic book (cover) of T'rel, my lvl 50 Dm/Inv Scrapper, but I long since forgotten how he did it. So any info you could provide would be most appreciated, not only by myself, but others here I am sure too. Thanks (and again, good job!)...

 

Peace...

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28 minutes ago, BjorJlen said:

 

   I know I haven't been on much (due to work an all), but that is a great look @Twitless; well done. 😁 However I just gotta ask... how was that comic book cover made? What program was used? During live a friend of mine created a comic book (cover) of T'rel, my lvl 50 Dm/Inv Scrapper, but I long since forgotten how he did it. So any info you could provide would be most appreciated, not only by myself, but others here I am sure too. Thanks (and again, good job!)...

 

Peace...

Thank you for the question! The artist for my comic, Brian, is pretty old school, so he draws and inks on paper. The logos were designed by a graphic design buddy of mine, and I assembled everything together (with a little help) using Adobe Illustrator. 

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Check out The Adventures of Omega Girl on Indyplanet for classic superhero action!

http://www.indyplanet.com/the-adventures-of-omega-girl-1

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An attempt at a witch costume, and my third attempt at making a rainbow powers themed character.  Hopefully i'll keep going with this one.

 

Prisma Witch - Radiation/Regen Sentinel.  A young girl who was fascinated by magical girl style cartoons and aspired to be one herself.  Thanks to MAGI and her local library, learning magic in Paragon City isn't difficult.  So with some study, she learned how to project beams of light as a form of attack as well as some defensive healing magic.

 

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Also I had been playing Touhou Luna Nights the other day (great game, play it even if you don't care for Touhou), largely unfamiliar with Touhou in general, and Marissa's design as well as her color attacks in that game inspired me.  An older outfit not pictured takes a lot of inspiration from hers.  The current outfit borrows a bit more from the Cabal in Croatoa, but keeps my old color scheme.  I was a bit disappointed that the tattered looking skirts the Cabal wear aren't an option.

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Well, I have reached a milestone! Three new characters bring me to a total of 100!

 

#98: Funbot 5000 (Rad Melee/Electric Armor brute) - punching bad guys is FUN!

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#99: Philantropic Odin (War Mace/Ice Armor brute) - to get the reference, check out the song "Valhallelujah" by Nanowar of Steel on YouTube.

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And finally, #100: Seratus (Street Justice/Energy Aura stalker) - "Seratus" is Indonesian for 100.

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My latest experiment : Commander Kaiju (Energy/Bio Brute), a Japanese soldier who merged with a giant, radioactive lizard, and gained energy powers and the ability to switch between "forms" (a la Jeckyll and Hyde). He very soon became of Japan's most efficient protectors.

 

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3 hours ago, Virtual Green said:

My latest experiment : Commander Kaiju (Energy/Bio Brute), a Japanese soldier who merged with a giant, radioactive lizard, and gained energy powers and the ability to switch between "forms" (a la Jeckyll and Hyde). He very soon became of Japan's most efficient protectors.

 

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Oh yeah, I saw Commander Kaiju on the discord some time ago. He's so freaking cool looking, man. Let me ask, are you able to make alts that are so wildly different from each other? A smaller human with a larger beast? Because that's awesome if so. Can you give them different stances and slightly different abilities?

 

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The character below is my villain, Baron Bloodskull. I wanted to make a dude who could show up on the Venture Brothers, like that's the sort of feel I was going for. He accomplishes most things by giving orders to his zombie butlers.

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And this is my 'hero' character, The Crimson Ghost.

 

(Well, 'Crimson Ghost' was taken. So this character is 'The Other Crimson Ghost'.)

 

The Skulls terrorized him and his family when he was younger, and it consumed his life until years later he could enact his vengeance upon them. He fights everyone, of course. But he wages war on the Skulls.

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1 hour ago, LikeRacerX said:

Oh yeah, I saw Commander Kaiju on the discord some time ago. He's so freaking cool looking, man. Let me ask, are you able to make alts that are so wildly different from each other? A smaller human with a larger beast? Because that's awesome if so. Can you give them different stances and slightly different abilities?

 

 

Thanks, man, glad you like him!

 

You can actually have costumes with different body types by going to an Icon or Facemaker store and talk to the "Cosmetic Surgeon". That allows you to make a costume with a Huge or Female bodytype, even if your character started with a Male one.

That way, you can make size-changing characters (or even sex-changing!) a thing without having to resort to making multiple toons. 😉

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Mars Ronin:

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Mars Ronin (Gold/Silver Age):
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Branewave:
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Claws for closeup pose:
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Spiked collar is the only thing that hides the small gap between the mask and neck. Kind of reads as a "mind control" type collar so I'm ok with it.


Incidentally my two of my favorite villain designs are Batman Beyond Shriek and Spellbinder. . .

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On 1/1/2021 at 12:06 PM, Player2 said:

Nice color scheme...  which has inspired me to make another bee-themed character, this time a teen hero:

 

Blaster Bee

Dual Pistols / Temporal Manipulation Blaster

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Blaster Bee is back, and her street-level gear has gotten a more Silver Age style superhero costume.

 

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2 hours ago, Yellowjacket said:

Mars Ronin:

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Man this is a bitchin' look! I may be stealing parts of it later lol

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I primarily play on Everlasting, but you may occasionally find me on Indom. 🙂

Indom: Kincatic - Beast/Kin MM; Tyger Darkstorm - Dark/Storm Corr; Botanical Pathogen - Plant/Poison Troller

Everlasting: Helen Wails - Thermal/Sonic Def; Trixie Traxx - Crab Spider; Illiana the Shroud - Fire/Dark Troller; Lola Huntress - Night Widow; Frosty Forest - Ice/Nature Corr

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5 hours ago, Player2 said:

 

Blaster Bee is back, and her street-level gear has gotten a more Silver Age style superhero costume.

 

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Whornet is a public defender by day, prosecuting human traffickers. By night she rescues youth at risk of exploitation. 

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Hi guys, been away for a while, but i have returned with new alts, as seems to happen... 😄

 

A new robot of course, 'The Perforator' DP/MC Blaster. He has a bit of an attitute, and he perforates!

 

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And a new English themed hero, 'Albion Hawk', KM/INV Scrapper. Both are a lot of fun so far.

 

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Cheers for looking, and be safe.

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