Over on the UGO Forums, "thedoompixel" has a thread showing off some characters he's made. One in particular jumped out at me and I thought you might enjoy seeing what he's done:
One of the things I like about this character is the way he's made the "skin" component completely transparent, allowing the clothing items to take the weight of giving the figure form. I also like the clean and simple color palette, with just the eyes in a bold red against black and white. This is a really innovative design, an excellent example of "less is more". You don't have to load your character down with an item from every single component, sometimes (usually!) it's better to rely on a few simple choices to carry the narrative forward.
There are several other characters in that thread that are well worth your time, so head on over and take a gander when you get a chance.
Well done, thedoompixel!