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lysander-gustav submitted:

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/champion-rework-sejuani-winters-wrath

I wasn’t sure if this belongs here or on Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor, so I posted it to both.  The League of Legends developers decided to rework the costume of their character Sejuani into something with more coverage.  I’m rather pleasantly surprised.  Not sure if this counts as a re-draw, since it was the official folks that re-drew it.

The first image is the original design of Sejuani the Winter’s Wrath.  Note that she hales from a frozen northern tundra.

The second image is the official rework.

From the article, the reasoning behind the official re-design, for those interested:

Sejuani’s lightly-armored, skin-flaunting, fleshy apparel didn’t mesh with the idea of a dominating, ice warrior. Now heavily armored atop Bristle, this visual rework clearly conveys the core of our concept for the champion. She’s powerful, capable of conquering the Freljord and leading the Winter’s Claw to victory.

If we were going to make Sejuani look imposing, we needed make sure her fierce steed, Bristle, could keep up. Here we added bulk and power to his model, and updated the animation on Arctic Assault to show him tossing scattered foes into the air.

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    *Clapping loudly in appreciation for a pragmatically and ergonomically designed costume rather than a stupid design for...
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah FUCK I’d be so very happy if this becomes official in-game *u*
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