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Steampunk Sailor Jupiter Designs by Nijuuni Steampunk Sailor Jupiter Designs by Nijuuni
HI GUYS so i’m doing something for my modelling/character design class, where we take an existing character and redesign it in any way we want. However, the design must STILL stay true to the character, and if possible tell a story about the character in time (so for her coming out of a battle, this would include scratches and nicks on her outfit and skin, roughed/bloody areas on metal, etc).

Current things I’m set on:

*Her gloves that basically generates electricity on her palm like iron man, powered by little energy caps that glow blue (with replacement caps on her belt), padded/studded knuckle area for hand to hand combat
*gold circlet/tiara carved to look like leaves
*pants/no skirt

I wanted to do a steampunk sailor jupiter, because she’s my favourite of the sailor scouts. I wanted to reflect her tomboyishness under her “pretty soldier” title, her powers with electricity, her ability at martial arts/hand to hand combat, and i also wanted to incorporate her ability at cooking. I haven’t thought of a way to do that yet, though. for now, i’d like you to something for me; it MAY be a bit hard because they’re sketches and there’s my ugly writing all over the place (good luck reading that lol) but

*tell me which outfit you like the best, numbers 1 - 5 (left to right)
*tell me which outfit screams “sailor Jupiter” the most to you, and why (or if they do’nt say sailor jupiter at all to you, let me know why too.)
*advice on how to improve the outfit(s) you chose and how to incorporate more of her in the outfit
*any ideas on what to do to show her love/ability to cook

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Demyxsnumber1fan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist
All of my yes. This is beautiful!
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pointblankdesign Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I love all of these, especially 1,2 and 4.
Would it be okay if I did a cosplay based off of these at some point as long as I quoted you as inspiration?
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops. Forgot to say, just as a personal aside, all of these steampunk redesigns are interesting and ambitious in their own way. And participating in an intelligent discussion on art like this just makes my week, so thank you, and please keep up the great work. :)
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even sans the traditional bow my eye was immediately drawn to number 4. I think because of the prominence the green is given on her top and boots. Then there's the nice details with the belts at her waist (stylish yet practical for utility). The gold accents work well with the green but at the same time aren't overpowering (something I felt it did with numbers 1 and 5).

For suggestions: I think adding the red bow to number 4 and losing the gold details on the knee guards would work, as that way there's not as much going on so the remaining details can stand out more.
Saekochan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
These are awesome. I'd love to see you do the other Senshi this way.
Arimus79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
First off, all of these are very creative and a good rendition of Jupiter in a Steampunk world. :) It's difficult for me to zero in one outfit particular that I like above the others, but I'll try. I'll start off with individual elements though.

*Boots! I love the two different styles of boots you've come up with.  Although the shorter ones from #3 are more accurate to the original character design, I like the higher cuffed version better, especially with the steampunk theme.
*Color scheam: Once again, all of them are good and work in their own ways, but what seems the best fusion between Jupiter and steampunk to me is the 5th one. It showcases her predominant color (and I like turning the pink to a darker rose in general, it really works,) and the cream/gold accent color works well for the theme.  The 4th one also strikes me as a good color combination, as brown is closely associated with steampunk. 

*Coattails vs. none: I prefer having the longish coattails as opposed to not.  It gives her a bit of a pirate look and I think improves the overall outfit.

*Leg accessories: I like the leg strappings you have on 1, 2, and 4.  The one on 5 isn't bad, but I think it looks a little more general pirate-ish instead of necessarily being steampunk.

*Blouse:  I just love the blouse from #4.  I keep being drawn back to it. I sort of wish there was a way to incorporate it into one of the other designs. Trouble is I like it being green, but that would make the lower part need to be brown as a contrast, but I like the green as the long coattails too! Though actually, I bet the style would look good in that cream/gold color you have in #5.

Okay, so, bear with me here. You did ask if we thought different outfit combinations would work any better, so here's my idea for which parts would combine best for the best outfit.:
*Boots from 1, 2, 4, and 5.
*Blouse style from 4 but in the cream/gold color from 5. (Keeping the bows in the dark rose color.)
*Upper cincher-thing from 4 but in green with gold stripes, like in 2.
*Flowing into the coattails from 2, keeping rose ruffle and bow in back.
*Pants of cream/gold color from 5.
*Leg strapping from 1, 2, and 4.
*Gloves from 3, 4, and 5. (Without extra rod thing.)
*Leaf circlet from 1 and 2.
*Keep pouches wherever you can.

Sorry if that's a bit much. I grew up designing costumes for plays with my Mom, and we got used to mixing and matching different costume ideas to get what we needed and liked. 

Regardless, ALL of the ideas you came up with were very good, and I hope you got/get a good grade on the project.
aromantictradgedy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love #2. But I'd take out the rod. The color scheme seams similar to her original fuku.
For the love of god, you should do the rest of the senshi. These are great!
SqueakyMcBeal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Jupiter!! Awesome X 5!
Malfey Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because pirates make the world go round >u>
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