Really occurs to me how much cooler the costume reveal would be if we hadn't previewed them on DA.
Whatever, let's talk about the costume; I'd love to say I took credit for it, but this was all Martin's, and a lot of the touches can really show that off. In particular the two flag-shoulder-things that show off Sareena's Hispanic roots. Totally not something I would've thought of. The costume came about from Martin sketching up an outline which I tried to put into motion. I did try and make it a bit more magical-girl-ish myself, I think I might've exaggerated the skirt or added the poofy sleeves or something, but that's about it. I think the hood was an addition after the costume was drawn for the first time to help hide her identity and give it kind of a "witch" vibe.
The thing over her mouth was really, really last second since we figured she'd need something a little extra to hide her face. In the scripts Martin suggested making her wear the Day mask included in the box, but I was afraid that would clash with the rest of the look, so he suggested the scarf-mouth thing instead.
Of course we see more of the sand stuff. ^^ We love the tone effects so much we went nuts with that. Uhh... We'll talk some more about that in about two weeks.
I actually noted in the scripts that while the Day thing'd make sense, it'd probably look goofy. So instead the idea is that she's using the skirt she was wearing for that - if you check the shade of purple matches that as opposed to matching that of the rest of the costume.
But yeah, I do sort of wish to a degree we hadn't shown those off early, but at least with the hood and the mask it is still a new look, and I have to imagine we have readers who don't check the DA page. Or the cast page since it's also there.
Also, Ana has some sort of great power. We'll come back to that subject toward the end of the chapter. Looking forward to getting into everything to come there.
Also really eager to do more with the fight scene coming up. It's probably one of the most dynamic ones any of our comics have had so far and hopefully everyone will enjoy it.
Saving people and fighting evil while wearing a costume is Starchild and the kid's job, so Ada has magic or powers of her own, very interesting, this is going to be an epic fight.
Yeah, we're both really happy with how this fight's been coming out so far, hopefully you will be too.