Superhero of the Month's May redesign challenge; X-23 [link]
X-23 is a character I'm only vaguely and mainly visualy aware, and although one must admit that the "leather and lace" costume combination suits her very well and is a hard one to beat, defining her as "sexy" alone makes a very poor description of the character. A lonely teen shut to herself, in search of belonging, somewhat reminiscent of Wolverine's early days with the X-Men. Sexy indeed, but also secretive, silent, serious, severe... these were some of the words that came to mind as the costume re-design was coming along. 'X' marks both the costume and the zippers, indicating her affiliations. In a way, zippers also reflect her attitude; shut firmly but with intent to open. One last detail --the lack of any special shoes indicating her third claws; if I had adamantium claws popping out of my feet, I'd avoid advertising it, keeping an ace up my sleeve so to speak --a claw up my toes perhaps?