SOD.200 — Invisible Woman

Sue Storm has always sort of been an afterthought in terms of costume design, an unfortunate (and possibly unavoidable) byproduct of being only 25% of the vote on an otherwise male team. I can imagine the design meetings as one session of her getting overruled after another. “Sue, come on, you’re invisible most of the time, who cares if you look like you’re in an awkwardly tailored set of man’s pajamas?!”

Anyway, I took a stab at a makeover for her. I added some technical goodies, figuring she’d need a good way to stay in touch with the team while she’s scouting out the enemy formations. And while she’s back there she might as well take some readings, shoot some guards, etc.

(Invisible Woman is © Marvel Comics, Inc.)

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

13 Responses to SOD.200 — Invisible Woman

  1. A good look for her… except the blue lipstick… I like the techy arm thing.
    It did always seem like she could be a little more efficient while invisible.

  2. MartianBlue

    I like the outfit, especially the way the 4 forms into the pants, and the general design of the pants. The dark blue undershirt seems a bit strange to me, although I do like how you tied it to the belt. Also I have to agree with Baize about the lipstick.

    As far as what I would change about the pieces I find strange, I honestly haven’t a clue.

    Good job overall though

  3. Me, Myself & I

    Definately a more femanine outfit than her traditional garb.

  4. Danny Beaty

    I think it would look better without the dark blue part, make it sexier. Everything else looks good.

  5. mmm… Sorry, Jeff, I still support the classic.

  6. MartianBlue

    I do have suggestions now that I’ve thought about it.

    Costume 1.
    -Finish fleshing out number 4
    -Connect neckline into white suit, coloring it white
    -Split arms into two tone, upper/outer half white, connecting to suit, lower/inside half blue.
    -gloves mid wrist white, connecting to white strip on arms(kinda like spiderman, but just the arms, not the whole suit)

    Costume 2.
    -Connect the neckline with the 4 changing the dark blue to light blue.
    then either
    -Color arms skin color, and give white gloves or not.
    or
    -Connect arms to suit, coloring them white, with or without white gloves

    As I said before I like your overall design, this is just some personal preferences, I may have went with, if I had done it.

  7. MartianBlue

    Quick question, do you mind when we critique your sketches?
    Seeing as how it’s more personal preference, and nothing actually wrong with the drawing. Or do you enjoy the feedback?

    I personally like the feedback on my stuff, because it makes me go, hmmm… I never thought of that. And usually even if I don’t like the idea as a whole, I take bits and pieces from it, and try working them in one way or another.

  8. Absolutely, love to have good critiques, that’s part of the reason I put them up there.

  9. Good work Jeff. Before I clicked the link I half expected to see a blank page ;)

    On a re-redesign I’d love to see you do MartianBlue’s Costume 1. Also, not a fan of the blue lipstick. Otherwise a very good start and definitely better then her usual garb.

  10. Ditch the gun. She can project robot smashing force bolts/rods/balls whatever. Why would she need a gun? I’d probably incorporate the belt stuff into a compartment set, or ditch it entirely she isn’t Batman! The rest of her looks fine but for the blue lipstick. The belt and its stuff is so incongruous as to be distracting.

  11. EVERYONE needs a gun, it’s 2010!

    I am sad you all do not like the blue lipstick. It was the first bit I did and I loved it. Oh well.

  12. Hey Jeff, the first costume is interesting, a woman needs a change of clothes, but its not “Definitive”, not gonna become THE look for Sue, IMHO.
    The dark blue isn’t working for me, and not sure about the top of the 4 missing. I like the wrist gadget and her belt and buckle, but would go for some identicle belt pouches, something less gadget identifiable and more generic and uniform.
    I like the pants side stripes and her boots too.

    Costume 2, she looks like a cop. Very official, Not a bad look on her, and if Reed has a thing about women in uniform as some guys do, she might have just enriched her love life … although I guess the hand cuffs would be useless on a guy who can stretch any part of his body to any dimensions. LOL

    I like the 3rd as well. but once again, none are Definitive looks, heck Sue might not HAVE a definitive look.
    I think, if it was me, I would bring the 4 down, keeping it off center, beside her navel, down to her pants. I think I would switch the arm band color for the wrist color. I like the side bag, reminds me of a purse, making it very street casual and feminine, but for a uniformed “uniform” I think I would balance it on the other hip with another same style pouch. I do think the blue lips are called for with this ourfit. This is possibly her nightclub patrol look. LOL

  13. I like the blue lipstick. Knew a girl who wore blue, sometimes black or purple, lipstick. Going to keep it PG from here.

    And I agree on all three designs, no need for accessories. To me, everything is done through the wristband. As for a gun, the Invisible Woman is telekinetic.