I really love Storm... and it's no secret!
Though she may be little more than a flying thunderstorm prop these days in comic books, back in the early-'90s Ororo Munroe AKA Storm was the fierce leader of the X-Men's Gold strike team. Though she was ready to give up her life as an X-Man to marry Forge, Storm re-evaluated her life and convictions when Forge receded his proposal becoming more dedicated to Xavier's dream than ever. She took it upon herself to help Bishop adjust to the 20th century and continued to protect the very people who sought to harm her. In one particular instance, Storm prevented the rubble from an exploded building from harming a group of humans who wanted her dead. That's my girl Storm, always being a hero even when she has every right not to be.
Though the Jim Lee-tweaked Outback costume was initially used as Storm's costume during the early-'90s and served as the basis for her look on the '90s cartoon, Storm quickly changed her look when John Romita Jr. came on as penciller for Uncanny X-Men. Though the dated shoulder pads stayed, Romita Jr. gave Storm a more contemporary look by giving her a sash, pointed boots and even accessorized her hair with some beads. I've definitely always been a fan of the alterations he made to the costume. It helps that he drew Storm so well. I wanted to capture that particular look for Storm within my own style and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I also opted for lighter shades for her costume as well if only to cater to those people who don't realize that Storm's costume was actually supposed to be black or silver.
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