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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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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked movie Storm , in each film she progressed in personality and in powers. In the first one she wasn't shown too much but when she was she often kept to herself, as far as powers go we got to see her use a little lighting on Saber tooth , we got to see her use the wind to levitate Wolverine in the air but my favorite was when she herself flew up from the elevator and used the wind against Toad.I remember always replaying her scenes because I thought she was so beautiful and I liked her powers ( when I was younger I even how a toy of movie Storm).

In the second film we got to know Storm a little better due to her conversation with Nightcrawler , she expressed her Anger as helping her get by which I can relate with. Overall she seemed more confident while still reserved and I liked that she and Jean were good friends. While for me her powers weren't the main focus I did like that she could create tornadoes and her expression when she used her powers was cool. 

Despite the third film not being the best I thought Storm was , it took me a little while to get used to her layered hairstyle but I think it suits her personality very well. Speaking of personality she has a whole lot of it in this move , she showed her fierceness , she showed her happiness a little bit , and her sadness as well. I think that they did weaken her a little in this movie especially since she was able to make huge tornadoes in the second film but it was cool to see her rise up in the air and use a small tornado to knock down her enemy's , then later on  we get to see her pretty much flying in the final battle. What stood out to me though  was that they were finally introducing her combat skill, I liked it and wish it wouldn't have taken so long especially since she was boring in the second one ( my opinion of course). Storms costume was the best costume in this film like I know it's been pretty much the same  but in the third one she had it more relaxed , and I'm pretty sure she had the cape connected to her wrists as well. 

Now onto the actual art, I think you captured Storm from the second movie perfectly and because of your style it automatically looks comic book ready. Anyway keep up the good work and thanks for these , it really helps a lot.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, you have got to start reading the comics... If only so you don't get harpooned for liking the movie version of Storm. ;)
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at all the costumes you have from the comics and by reading the description I think you're right. But because I'm stuck with movie and cartoon versions of Storm I am going to make due and enjoy it anyway regardless of what others think or say ;) .
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would hate to be in your position and stuck with poorly written adaptations as my only source for these things. Like you have no idea how crappy the adaptations are in comparison to the comics. It's like night and day.
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't hate it my position though , I've read some comments on Youtube about how she isn't displaying her full power ( when in my opinion she could destroy the whole area) and if she's really as powerful as everyone says she is then I don't know how much I would like her. Don't get me wrong, it's not because she's a women and she shouldn't have that much power it's just that if she did then why can't she defeat all her enemy's ? How can she control all that power but get distracted by a person she loves , like it just doesn't make sense to me. I feel like the movies and cartoons help take a confusing character and make her more understandable. Now on the flip side , what the movies and cartoons don't show is how much she goes through which in turn makes her a stronger person than I thought she was. Because I'm starting to learn more about Comic Storm and because I've seen movie Storm I just like to appreciate both. 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One, not every enemy can be defeated with the elements. There are those who are immune and there are battles that are not fought on the mortal, Earthly plane.

Two, when Storm uses her powers it affects the environment. She can't just use it however she wants because there are consequences. If she creates a hurricane in New York to stop a bad guy, it could potentially cause a drought and kill hundreds of people somewhere else in the world. This is a woman who is tied into the very elements that surround us and that is not to be taken lightly. The '90s cartoon touches on this, linking her emotions to the weather and showing that she needs to control them so she doesn't drown the world if she gets mad.

Three, Storm is more than her powers. She spent most of the '80s without them and that was arguably the most well-written she has ever been.

Now, what the adaptations also do wrong is marginalize the character and make her nothing more than a weather witch. The animated series is the only adaptation thus far to give her a backstory and that gives her the spotlight. The problem is she's not shown to be very relatable. The other adaptations treat her poorly. The anime portrays her as being weak, Evolution has her as a one-note mentor and the films only show glimpses of her having a personality. We're it not for Halle Berry winning an Oscar, she would not have had the clout to insist Storm have more of a presence in the original trilogy.
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked how the movie spaces out her development , and I liked how she looked for the most part so I don't see a problem with it. It's a person's interpretation of a character like how you redesign them except they also " redesign" their personality a little bit. There is no right or wrong , as you proved when you changed Black Canary into a Dark women or when you change peoples backstory. 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What development? You have to squint to see it. You also keep going back to appearance. You can't keep falling back on the superficial and using flimsy analysis to back up your arguments. As someone who studied English literature in university, I'd definitely recommend reading more novels to gain a greater understanding of character development. That way, you won't be so distracted by physical appearance and will be able to grasp character voice better. If you're old enough, anything by Stephen King is a good bet. Gillian Flynn also writes complex characters, but you're likely way too young for her work. Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series is probably more appropriate and is more well-written than books by her contemporaries.
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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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mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
cool :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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