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X-Men - Storm, Movie Costume by Femmes-Fatales X-Men - Storm, Movie Costume by Femmes-Fatales
Continuing on with more non-canon looks for Storm, here we have the costume from the X-Men film trilogy.

Played by Oscar winner Halle Berry, Storm is a long-time member of the X-Men in the film franchise. She's considerate and caring but is a passionate proponent for mutant rights. While she's normally soft-spoken, when she's threatened Storm becomes a fearsome and relentless warrior in battle. She's shown to have close friendships with Jean Grey and Beast as well as a growing kinship with Wolverine. In the later two films, she's also presented as a mentor for the younger mutants. Unfortunately, little else is known of Storm and she isn't given any major narratives. It's always been one of the glaring errors of the X-Men film franchise -- rather than focusing on the X-Men's two greatest leaders (Cyclops and Storm) it became a franchise almost entirely focused around Wolverine (who, let's face it, is best in a supporting capacity). Still, we have Halle Berry to thank for Storm being given what she was given. We know she pushed hard to have the producers and directors exhibit more of Storm's powers and give her a little more screentime.

In the film franchise, the X-Men wore matching costumes which were intended to be more realistic and covert. I was never all that crazy about the leather costumes but as I've gotten older I can appreciate them more especially after seeing how much structuring went into them. Halle's was fitted perfectly to her flawless figure and was structured to emphasize her curves. She was given a silver ribbing. Storm also had a cape. In the first film, unfortunately, it looked like a garbage bag. In each film, Storm was depicted with a different hairstyle. In the first, she had a plain long hairstyle with odd jagged bangs. In the second, she had a flipped hairstyle that curled above her shoulders (as depicted here). In the third, she wore a very short hairstyle that was layered and given grey lowlights. Unfortunately, these costumes were ultimately very impractical and were very constricting. Ah well.

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CreativeStorm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your texts with your art. Gives more insight into how you feel about a certain look or costume.
I love how you made her X2 costume look. 

I was not a fan of Halle Berry of Storm, although i love her as an actrice. 
But in X2 her hair looked flowy and cute and i like how they showed her sensitive side.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I always try to write a little something to go along with my art. I'm glad you like how I've been able to draw Storm here. It's not easy translating real life costuming to 2D art.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome
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mpz28427 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
cool :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Very cool work with these pics.
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SpecialWeaponsDalek Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I've always thought that the movie costumes just looked rather generic. It's nice that they still added small distinguishing aspects to some of the costumes, like Storm's cape or the 'wedges' on Wolverine's, but part of what I like about the X-Men is that they each have a very distinct look and costume. The movie costumes just seem to blend together. All the same, though, after seeing some of the more radical costume changes Storm's had, the way you've drawn this one makes it look like something she'd wear in the comics (but probably in an alternate universe, or a short storyline or something). A very nice drawing.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The X-Men haven't always worn different costumes. At times they've worn matching costumes to signify unity and bring each other closer together so they may operate as a cohesive unit. When they re-banded after the X-Men went through the Siege Perilous, they wore matching squad costumes so they could work once more as a team rather than a group of individuals. I've always been on the fence about how I like them costumed. Since they're a team, I do like the idea of their costumes being cohesive since it looks good seeing similar elements together but I do like the idea of them all at least having "personality" to their looks.
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SpecialWeaponsDalek Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
True. I guess what I'm trying to say is that even when they're wearing very similar costumes, they're still easily distinguishable from each other. For example, way back with the first version of the team, each of them still had something different about their look or some kind of distinct variation on the uniform, like Beast not wearing boots or gloves, Cyclops's visor or Iceman looking like a fuzzy snowman. They were wearing the same uniforms, but each made the costume look different. I guess my gripe with the movie costumes is that the black leather jackets with little extra colour just look a bit plain and most of them don't seem to stand out from each other as much as the other looks the X-Men have had. That being said, you do have a good point that they should have a cohesive look, though- they should be recognisable as a team, but still look distinct.

Sorry if I rambled on a bit, but there's nothing wrong with discussion about superhero costumes, right? :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First season? Lol. But yes, their original looks when the X-Men first started out had unique elements to them and that's something I agree with for team looks. I like the idea of a cohesive look for a team but each costume reflecting the personality of its wearer. Also, it's worth mentioning that Iceman's original costume was booty-shorts. :P In terms of the films, it's easy to see that the designers did what they feel was best for adapting to the screen. X-Men was really the film that broke the superhero film franchise wide open and was responsible for the term "superhero film" since prior to that only Batman and Superman had had successful films but it was exclusive to those characters. As such, X-Men was a bit of an experiment and they weren't as willing to stay closer to the comics out of the perception that audiences might not embrace that. They went for more realism instead. As you can see, that's changed and we're getting more colourful costumes on-screen as witnessed in The Avengers and X-Men: First Class.

Rambling is totally fine BTW. I do it all the time.
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