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    Batpeople of Burnside. #batgirl #batgirlofburnside #deantrippe #sdcc

    Batpeople of Burnside. #batgirl #batgirlofburnside #deantrippe #sdcc

    — 1 month ago with 106 notes
    #sdcc  #batgirl  #deantrippe  #batgirlofburnside 
    projectrooftop:

Yes, Rooftop Readers, the time has come to go back to the beginning.
February 28th will mark Project: Rooftop’s eighth anniversary. Following the absolutely insane response to the Draw Batgirl Meme in 2006, sparked by a blog post from the incredible Andi Watson, and fueled by original Batgirl redesigns by me and my friend Jamie Dee Galey, I pulled together some of my comics pals to create a venue to share, discuss, and celebrate the very specific art of redesigning superhero costumes. Here, we have tried to promote the idea that superhero costume redesigns require a particular set of skills and and demand thoughtful consideration. We found allies. We made an impact.
Since our inception, many of our artists have become top names in the superhero redesign game. Many of them were well on their way to superstar status (or had already achieved it), but here at Project: Rooftop, we’re proud to claim as contributors Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Kris Anka, Annie Wu, Stuart Immonen, Jamie McKelvie, and so many others who have made significant impacts in the world of mainstream superhero costuming and design. Superhero costume redesigns have become more frequent, more discussed, and more regularly credited, during our eight year tenure as the self-appointed high priests of superhero fashion.
Looking back on the original Draw Batgirl Meme, followed quickly by Draw Supergirl, Draw Green Lantern, Draw Superboy, and others that never had quite the zeitgeist, lightning-in-a-bottle nature of their predecessor, it’s easy to see why Batgirl attracted so many more designers. In modern continuity, the Batgirl most of us know, Barbara Gordon, was the first character to appropriate the iconography of Batman for herself, making it her own, without permission or apology. Like Batman, Batgirl is a hero without superpowers, but hardly without power. Her crimefighting skills and determined will are forces that defeat fictional villains and inspire real readers.
But there have been many Batgirls, of course. Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff’s original Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, was the sidekick of the first Batwoman. Cassandra Cain took up the mantle in an Alex Maleev designed costume in 1999, and became a fan favorite in the hands of her co-creators, Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott. In 2009, former Spoiler and Robin, Stephanie Brown, threw on a Lee Garbett designed cape as the Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle created character took on her third costumed alias.
And there have been so many others, in various other worlds and short stories, and that’s not even taking all the Batwomen into account. Basically, to create a Batgirl, you need a girl and you need a bat-symbol. The thousand-plus permutations seen in just the first week of Draw Batgirl attested to that. For this contest, we are allowing ALL CONCEPTS. No restrictions. Redesign any of the previous Batgirls or create your own! Girl + Bat = Batgirl. The top entries will be judged and featured here on the site.
As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in .jpg, .png, or .gif format to projectrooftop@gmail.com.
PLEASE FORMAT THE FILE NAME AS “artist-name-character.format” as this will save me a ton of time renaming your files.
And for eight years of making Project: Rooftop one of the most well regarded outlets for awesome art and whopping levels of talent, I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to our co-founder Chris Arrant and our contributors Vito Delsante, Joel Priddy, Jon Morris, Rachel Eddidin, Jessica Plummer, and Glen Weldon. Thank you all so very much.
Thanks also to every designer out there who has sent us their art, linked to our events, and visited our little art party over the years. It’s an honor for all of us to offer this space. I love comics and superheroes, and of everything I’ve done in my career to promote the medium and genre that literally saved my life, Project: Rooftop is one of the things I’m most proud of helping create.
And that’s enough self-back-patting to last us a couple more years. You’ve got one month. Get drawing! -Dean
Entries for Batgirl Begins Again must be received by February 28th, 2014.
Contest logo designed by Paul Milligan and Dean Trippe.

BATGIRL REDESIGN CONTEST AT PROJECT: ROOFTOP!

    projectrooftop:

    Yes, Rooftop Readers, the time has come to go back to the beginning.

    February 28th will mark Project: Rooftop’s eighth anniversary. Following the absolutely insane response to the Draw Batgirl Meme in 2006, sparked by a blog post from the incredible Andi Watson, and fueled by original Batgirl redesigns by me and my friend Jamie Dee Galey, I pulled together some of my comics pals to create a venue to share, discuss, and celebrate the very specific art of redesigning superhero costumes. Here, we have tried to promote the idea that superhero costume redesigns require a particular set of skills and and demand thoughtful consideration. We found allies. We made an impact.

    Since our inception, many of our artists have become top names in the superhero redesign game. Many of them were well on their way to superstar status (or had already achieved it), but here at Project: Rooftop, we’re proud to claim as contributors Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Kris Anka, Annie Wu, Stuart Immonen, Jamie McKelvie, and so many others who have made significant impacts in the world of mainstream superhero costuming and design. Superhero costume redesigns have become more frequent, more discussed, and more regularly credited, during our eight year tenure as the self-appointed high priests of superhero fashion.

    Looking back on the original Draw Batgirl Meme, followed quickly by Draw Supergirl, Draw Green Lantern, Draw Superboy, and others that never had quite the zeitgeist, lightning-in-a-bottle nature of their predecessor, it’s easy to see why Batgirl attracted so many more designers. In modern continuity, the Batgirl most of us know, Barbara Gordon, was the first character to appropriate the iconography of Batman for herself, making it her own, without permission or apology. Like Batman, Batgirl is a hero without superpowers, but hardly without power. Her crimefighting skills and determined will are forces that defeat fictional villains and inspire real readers.

    But there have been many Batgirls, of course. Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff’s original Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, was the sidekick of the first Batwoman. Cassandra Cain took up the mantle in an Alex Maleev designed costume in 1999, and became a fan favorite in the hands of her co-creators, Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott. In 2009, former Spoiler and Robin, Stephanie Brown, threw on a Lee Garbett designed cape as the Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle created character took on her third costumed alias.

    And there have been so many others, in various other worlds and short stories, and that’s not even taking all the Batwomen into account. Basically, to create a Batgirl, you need a girl and you need a bat-symbol. The thousand-plus permutations seen in just the first week of Draw Batgirl attested to that. For this contest, we are allowing ALL CONCEPTS. No restrictions. Redesign any of the previous Batgirls or create your own! Girl + Bat = Batgirl. The top entries will be judged and featured here on the site.

    As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in .jpg, .png, or .gif format to projectrooftop@gmail.com.

    PLEASE FORMAT THE FILE NAME AS “artist-name-character.format” as this will save me a ton of time renaming your files.

    And for eight years of making Project: Rooftop one of the most well regarded outlets for awesome art and whopping levels of talent, I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to our co-founder Chris Arrant and our contributors Vito Delsante, Joel Priddy, Jon Morris, Rachel Eddidin, Jessica Plummer, and Glen Weldon. Thank you all so very much.

    Thanks also to every designer out there who has sent us their art, linked to our events, and visited our little art party over the years. It’s an honor for all of us to offer this space. I love comics and superheroes, and of everything I’ve done in my career to promote the medium and genre that literally saved my life, Project: Rooftop is one of the things I’m most proud of helping create.

    And that’s enough self-back-patting to last us a couple more years. You’ve got one month. Get drawing! -Dean

    Entries for Batgirl Begins Again must be received by February 28th, 2014.

    Contest logo designed by Paul Milligan and Dean Trippe.

    BATGIRL REDESIGN CONTEST AT PROJECT: ROOFTOP!

    — 7 months ago with 537 notes
    #project rooftop  #dean trippe  #batgirl  #comics  #bat-family  #redesign  #contest  #superheroes 

    this is the best thing i’ve ever seen on ebay.

    — 1 year ago with 4559 notes
    #ebay  #batgirl  #60s batman  #omg  #holy moley  #the cute  #my heart 
    malpertuis:

“I will say this, though: I had very strong feelings about how I wanted to present this Batgirl, from her attitude to her body type to her costumed silhouette to the way her posture shifts when she lets her guard down. It’s a lot of what, I suppose, I would have liked to see in characters (and sometimes be) when I was a teen. I don’t know how much of that thoughtfulness successfully bleeds from my mind and into the final product, but I hope you feel it when you see her in action alongside Babs.” (via ANNIE WU: DO IT WELL.)

^ annie wu. right person for the right damn job.

    malpertuis:

    “I will say this, though: I had very strong feelings about how I wanted to present this Batgirl, from her attitude to her body type to her costumed silhouette to the way her posture shifts when she lets her guard down. It’s a lot of what, I suppose, I would have liked to see in characters (and sometimes be) when I was a teen. I don’t know how much of that thoughtfulness successfully bleeds from my mind and into the final product, but I hope you feel it when you see her in action alongside Babs.” (via ANNIE WU: DO IT WELL.)

    ^ annie wu. right person for the right damn job.

    — 1 year ago with 1811 notes
    #annie wu  #batgirl  #batman beyond  #comics 
    knightess-rouge:

Merry Christmas, my dears!This was a rather spontaneous idea. Janet wanted to do a little photo story and we spontaneously decided to give it a try for Christmas. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to work more on it.., but we’re still happy with it. It’s inspired by Batgirl Year One. <3 I know it’s not really a costume, but.. I hope you understand what it meant to me. <3I decided to upload it today, because it’s Christmas Eve and here in Germany we exchange presents on Christmas Eve and spend time with our most close ones. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful time with your beloved ones. I am so grateful for the wonderful year I had. My beloved ones are fine and I am able to celebrate another Christmas with them. Thank you to everyone who made my year so special. I had a wonderful time and I am extremely happy about having so many outstanding memories of this year.I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

    knightess-rouge:

    Merry Christmas, my dears!

    This was a rather spontaneous idea. Janet wanted to do a little photo story and we spontaneously decided to give it a try for Christmas. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to work more on it.., but we’re still happy with it. It’s inspired by Batgirl Year One. <3 I know it’s not really a costume, but.. I hope you understand what it meant to me. <3


    I decided to upload it today, because it’s Christmas Eve and here in Germany we exchange presents on Christmas Eve and spend time with our most close ones. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful time with your beloved ones. I am so grateful for the wonderful year I had. My beloved ones are fine and I am able to celebrate another Christmas with them. Thank you to everyone who made my year so special. I had a wonderful time and I am extremely happy about having so many outstanding memories of this year.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

    — 1 year ago with 59 notes
    #barbara gordon  #batgirl  #dick grayson  #robin  #dc comics  #cosplay  #costume  #babs gordon