Robin, by Ming Doyle [tumblr]
I love how badass Stephanie looks here. The partial cowl, dark cape, the swatches of dark olive green, and those haunting boots really set a grim atmosphere around the character, drawing a greater semblance to the Huntress or Batwoman rather than Robin or Batgirl. This appears to be one of the few redesigns that is comprised of a full body suit, rather than a skirt, dress, or shorts, which really works for this style. The torso of Steph’s suit features a sweatheart bodice trimmed with the slightest bit of yellow over the classic laces of the Robin suit, almost resembling the bodysuit that Kathy Kane wore as Batwoman of Earth-2.
While I tend to favor cute Robin redesigns that resemble the classic costume, I think what I love so much about this particular costume is that it actually creates a serious air around the legacy of the character and the basic costume design. This isn’t just some girl who thought that it’d be fun to run around as Batman’s sidekick - this is a woman who will fight alongside Batman as his partner and equal.
Side note: if anyone can point me in the direction of a similar pair of boots that I can purchase, I’d be forever grateful.
Check out Project Rooftop’s review of this and other Stephanie Brown redesigns HERE.