While I'm starting to bat around ideas from "The Last Turanga", here is an early developmentaly sketch that I shared with Kaspired. I had two different directions that I could go as far as fashions on Leela's planet: for the Indian-type sari, as we see here, or for a more english medieval look (sort of like a Xena episode, as I told Mike). What I liked about this was how I could put her family crest and family colors on a sash that went over her shoulders. And we also see the ubiquitous sharan-jii spear - after I experimented with a broomstick, I determined that it would need to be at least 5 feet (about 155 cm) long to be really effective as a weapon. With what little I know of medieval weapons, I quickly figured out that it could be swung around to bop someone in the head with the weighted end (there has to have been one of these before...there is no way that I could have thought this up - I need to research this more). Anyway, I never did settle on an official outfit, but I really like something like the sari with the sash.
The other picture here sat in my sketchpad for a week...I got bored at my daughter's work picnic and began to doodle (an Indiana fall hayride - woo hoo!). Here we see Leela and her daughter Sara at some sort of a sharan-jii competition on Cyclon...Sara is already proudly wearing her family colors...
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