Been talking about research so much lately, figured I’d stick with the trend! Some of the historical precedent for Harley’s Victorian gymnast’s outfit in the circus poster- amazing what you can do in a corset and fitted bodice.
I designed Harley’s costume first, on a whim, but that initial sketch of her pose was probably an inch tall in one of my sketchbooks. THE POWER OF GOOD THUMBNAILS yesss
Some of the steampunk’d Portal designs I cleaned up for my panel at Steamcon yesterday!
I have lots of thoughts on how to effectively reinterpret a character through another cultural lens- steampunk, post-apocalyptic, superhero, what have you- but a lot of it revolves around maintaining a costume’s character, functionality, and aesthetic. I’m sure I can ramble on about that at some point when I’m not recovering from con crud. :)