Character Design Contest ♯44- That’s All History

This week, I would like you to create a historical character from any point in human history. You can do any time between the Stone Age to World War 2 (preferably no later than WW2 please), anywhere in the world, Renaissance Italy, Ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, Medieval England or Civil War America, just so long as the character fits the time. No steampunk unfortunately, as that didn’t actually happen, but you’ve got nearly all of human history to play with so surely you can come up with ideas.

One little change this week, my fellow moderator and serial contest winner; djuby shall be guest judging for me this week. I’m sure he will be looking very closely at your costume designs, so make sure they’re good.

As per usual, there are no entry limits, the contest will close at 12am Sunday (blog time). Please read the rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

21 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯44- That’s All History

  1. @Matthew Le Hunte- You need to upload your characters to an external site like photobucket or deviantart before posting them, because it doesn’t work if you post a link to the image encoder.

  2. Lapu-Lapu was a ruler of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted the Spanish colonization. He was also responsible for the death of Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He is now regarded, retroactively, as the first Filipino hero.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/prswirve/2013/10/Lapu_lapu.png

  3. Huh. Well, here’s a medieval slavic nobleman, inspired by a Boris Olshansky painting.

    http://i.minus.com/ibriehOSq0cAZB.png

  4. Italian Tales

    When her two sons and her husband was killed by the soldiers of the King, Genevieve Delacroix became one of the French Revolution’s symbol: La Liberté.
    In 1830 her cousin Eugene painted her in the famous picture “Liberty leading the people”.

    http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p655/italiantales/LaLiberte_zpsc4c156be.jpg

  5. I’ve loved the history of media for a very long time. Especially Rod Serling, a guy who depicted many odd things happening to people, explaining in his way how regular people are.
    I’ve always had this fantasy of palling around with him at a Halloween party, but, of course, that could never have happened. Our masks going as each other wouldn’t have fit. I’m not old enough to have ever met him.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/2013hm/HerrD-SerlingAndMe_zps0f11f635.png

    Still, fun to imagine!

  6. Italian Tales

    THE ITALIAN BUGLER alias John Martin alias Giovanni Martino.
    He sounded the charge for Garibaldi’s troops during Italian Indipendence War 3-
    Emigrated in America was one of survivors at Little Big Horn.

    http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p655/italiantales/italianbugler_zps0e74528b.jpg

  7. This concept is a holdover from the PD Re-brand contest that I hadn’t fully fleshed out at the time. From the Old West, I give you my take on Lady Luck, who is also the Seven O’Clock character in my Clockwork team.
    Name: Brenda Suerte
    Alias: Timedrop23-Lady Luck
    Powers: Expert marksmanship, power over probability, can sense a person’s potential (threat level, special powers, etc.) by looking at them.
    Bio: The clover birthmark over Brenda’s left eye is not a genetic abnormality, but a symbol of her destiny. Given up for adoption by her Irish parents, who knew the legend and tragedy of those who bear the clover, Brenda was raised in a Spanish convent. The nuns called her “Suerte,” the Spanish word for luck, because of the birthmark and her fantastic ability to sense and avoid impending danger.
    When she came of age, Brenda chose to leave the convent and travel the world, eventually making her way (chance of all chances) onto a shipping vessel populated by Irish immigrants looking for a new start in the American West. Brenda began working as a burlesque dancer, honing her skills as a markswoman in her off hours as a way to defend herself from the more rowdy clientele. Her innate ability to manipulate probability lent an uncanny accuracy to her shooting, and the newly dubbed “Lady Luck” left the burlesque life for a career as a touring sharpshooter.
    But life was not all work and play for Lady Luck. Her superior gunfighting skills made her an easy and frequent target for corrupt railroad tycoon Robbie Boyle, who lived up to his name by boiling the skin off of any who stood in the way of his illegal enterprises, and was ultimately killed in battle by Lady Luck.
    In her clashes with Boyle and his lackeys, Lady Luck often found herself teaming up with a bandage-clad vigilante named High Noon (although we know the spelling to be quite a bit different).
    When a long-deceased Boyle inexplicably rears his head in modern day America, the on-and-off duo are approached by a time-traveling Frank Hallows (the Pharaoh’s son) with an offer to join Clockwork.

  8. Matthew Le Hunte

    http://sta.sh/0seylgr9gn7

    my Egyptian character (again)

  9. Matthew Le Hunte

    http://sta.sh/021lt7fw9h13

    my Roman character (again)

  10. Bella & Big Top: Turn of the (20th) Century Circus Performers

  11. The Atomic Punk:
    Bella & Big Top: Turn of the (20th) Century Circus Performers

    Link does not work

  12. Book-smuggler (really existed people who between1886-1906 smuggled illegal books into Russian empire)
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/meniukas/2013/10/Meniukas-Book-smuggler-1.png

  13. djuby: Link does not work

    Thanks, my laptop is being buggy (Chrome keeps crashing).

    Here we go:

    http://freethespam.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/atomicpunk-bellaandbigtop.png

  14. “I may be no better, but at least I am different.”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  15. Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. Me and djuby are going to discuss the top 5 and the results will be up later.