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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  Student 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>
fire-tiger99 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
They are so detailed *__* and beautiful...
michele-bellx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Sailor Jupiter is my favorite too! Yay! I love that you're making her steampunk!

I like 4 and 5 the best... maybe because they don't seem as girly as the other 3? Hard to say why. It's probably just because they have the right colors and outfit to be most appealing to me.

How did you do on the project?
PookElucy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really love the one on the far right! ^^
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
:meow:Ooh, steampunk Sailor Scouts! Neat!
Kimmuryiel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I like number 5 the best :) (can't quite come up with a "why" though)
Kimmuryiel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
(I'll decide on costume later, but I'm also not a Steam Punk aficionado) I'm not sure there's much you could do that would scream "cooking" that wouldn't seem tacky, if you notice, in Sailor Moon, they don't have anyway they show off her cooking skill in her outfits
NansJns Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like 2 the best; it just seems the most "Jupiter".  No ideas how to improve it, and as for her cooking skill - hm, I suppose she could have a small dicing knife in a sheath on her leg.  Useful for cooking or fighting emergencies! :)
konekoanni Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Tie for me between the fourth and fifth versions, they're both amazing.
dragongirl43096 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
#5 seems like the best to me
Amuchia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#5 is my favourite c:
elegantgeisha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy moly macarena
Riku-Uzumaki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the fifth one the best. Seems to fit Jupiter more!
chiyokins Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
+ My fav is #5, but I'd prefer it with the white pants and blouse from #2
+ I think #3 is the most Sailor Jupiter to me, because of the shoe and tights combination with the whole of the outfit.
+ I just love all these designs, to be perfectly honest. lol.
+ You could say that she keeps spices in one of the pouches on her belt? Or that if she spies an herb plant while she's in uniform, she'll tuck away a clipping of it in her pouch?
yumesenpai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*# 3- 4 is my fav =D
*# 3 would screams more ''Sailor Jupitor '' to me ... not sure why, must be because of the little overskirt you kept on her, but is not to ''flashy''
* the bow on outfit # 4 makes me think of christmas ( with the green to it ...) but it might just be me, cause were having this topic since friday @.@
* humm on #3 I like her .... brown...thingy...on her belt @.@(sorry pretty poor english hahah ^^; ) well .. it could be to put in some snack she made ^^ ;
RiGthedeathchild Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I really like 5 ^^
Ladyfirefly Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Definitely like #5 the best.
caressa-tea Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like number bottom half of 2 and the top half of 5. Lighting from gloves seems more plausible. Umm, I guess you could say I think this is Jupiter because even though she has a "tomboyish" personality, she was secretly pretty feminine (i.e. cute lunch boxes, pretty earrings, etc.) :) Also, what if she traveled with cookware and spices? Lol, that's all I can think of when it comes to cooking. Unless she's gonna wear an apron.
WizardsHaveMoreFun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love number 2!
CooperGal24 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the colors of the first one, the white shirt from the second, the belt design and color of the third, the knee protectors in the fourth and the overall design of the fifth, I also like the boot designs! ^^
Skeith990 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
number 4 best suit Sailor jupiter though I'm rusty on her characteristic, but if I recall she was a tomboyish personality, she relies upon her physical strength, but due to her unusual heigh (she shorter then she should be due to personality). So 4 best tells audience of who she is, which to me a petit tomboy
HatakeHinata Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Needs more Tesla coils XD
HatakeHinata Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
PS!! First and Last ones are my favs!!!!! So wonderful!
Zyea Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ffffff I love 1, 4, and 5 kdhfaioer
but I think 1 and 4 really scream sailor jupitor the most. I'm really loving the green puffy shirt in 4 but I think 1 might scream Jupitor/ seem most like her.
maybe find a way to combine them? I know it'd be irritating to do but ;;^;; maybe with colors? I liked how long the coat was on the front of her pants in 4, so maybe add something there in 1 to compensate? I think that's what was really throwing me off! I liked how it was longer in the front, but I really love the back with the bow, too ;;^;; Maybe make the pants the same color as the ones in 5 could help, too! c:
As for the cooking part, Ihavenoclueimsorry ;c unless you give her like little earrings with cherries on them maybe?
katebrezzy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
The fifth one is my favorite, and also the one that screams "Sailor Jupiter" to me the most (she's my favorite too!). I'd go with her usual ankle boots rather than the knee-length ones though, like you drew in the third design. I just feel like the fifth one is the best combo of tomboy/girly and has a really good color balance with that yellow. I really love that bow/skirt thing, too.
SandFireMagic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I think I like the second one with the contrasting colors and the blouse/vest combo. Because she's still very feminine, even if she's the most tomboyish of the girls.
KazenoShun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
My favorite design would have to be #2, which also is the out that screams "sailor Jupiter" at me, the others don't seem to have quite as many pointers to her original outfit. The few things I would add to the outfit itself would be to take the boots from design #3 and use those instead, as well as perhaps loosing the gold stripes on her coat. I have to agree with ~TheSketchADoodle (comment below me) and say that the rod just seems a bit off, but I don't think you should get rid of it altogether. Maybe you could change it into a ladle instead.
TheSketchADoodle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i personally like design 2 the best. its sticks with the original colour pallet the most and it truly does scream "Sailor Jupiter". my one little tidbit of advice is to lose the rod and use the electric glove thing, its more practical in battle and its a better over all design :3
hope this helps.
Nebulamon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like #5.
anim3admir3r Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the first design more. But instead of stripes keep it a solid black shirt. And put the stripes on the green vest like you have in the second design. I don't know about the rod idea, I'm just not feeling it. o_O But I love the glove idea. maybe instead of an electric rod. Do like in the original design and keep the little antenna(?) that comes out of her tiara. Not sure how that would figure into battle, but it seems like it would make a dramatic looking drawing. :D I'm not sure to incorporate cooking into her design. Or how to make it more sailor Jupiterish. But all of the outfits seem "jazzed" up, but her hair seems a little plain. But maybe that's just me....
ShadowDragonn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I really wish I had more time to comment but I don't. So I'l keep it short and simple :)

I love love LOVE these designs! You're amazing and these came out really well! You did a nice blend of Jupiter and Steampunk.
Of the outfits, I like the second one the best {but maybe with blue on the belt like in the third one?} and a close second is number Four without the red bows on the top half/shirt. I love the color scheme and look of the Second one the best! Fits Jupiter the most, to me. The Fourth one is the second runner but I feel like the red bows on her shirt are distracting and don't fit right there. Everything else I love!

I love her boots {both styles}, leaf tiara, belt and magenta back bows against the dark green corset/vest! And the idea for her gloves is lovely! Good luck with your project! :D
rainbowXwolfii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
i really like outfit 4. it doesnt have many (if any) frills and lacks taht huge bow, which make it seem more boyish to me. it also doesnt show the skin of her chest!
BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I love this,  wish I knew about steampunk but this is amazing and Ihope we can see the others in action as well! :D Let me see... I can see her a lot in all your designs, they all have the color scheme of her original uniform, and they almost all have the classic bow in the small of her back as well. #3is nice but I feel it does't show enough of her signature color. #2 It has the green but the red seems to bemore dominating. To me #4 and #5 are my favorite; #4 seems more her ersoanlity as a fighter ready to strike, even if it doesn't have the traditional bow in the back it still suits her. #5 is nice but it seems more like a formal uniform. So to be honest #4 seems the best choice ^^ And I would say keep the leaf circlet on her, simple but it's still a part of her and one o her attacks.


Sorry for my misspelling, I don't feel too great. again I really love ur stuff ^^

gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Artist
2 and 3 keep the "sailor scout" uniform (at least in my mind) the strongest while still giving all the Steampunky-ness its shine! I love the "skirt" design the most on 2.
gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Artist
I've fallen in love with 2 and 3! :D 
HeroMiles Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
#3 is sleeker 
Baconette Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like 5 but with the boots from 3
ThePAGrandGorgeChick Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think 4 and 5 are the best ones. I love the shoes by the way, what's a girl gotta do to get boots like that!?
Chyanime Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like the second and the last one <3
lLollux Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
#4 is defiantly my favorite, I think it ties into her tomboyishness, and green shirt looks rlly good too
SkyAsimaru Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Incredible! :D Why do I suddenly think SM would be infinitely better with a Steampunk spinoff because of your designs? Wow!
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