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Following in the footsteps of the Captain by Rose0fMay Following in the footsteps of the Captain by Rose0fMay
Due to my volunteer work with the Avengers Initiative (as Supergirl), I was asked to submit a Marvel character costume for membership with West Coast Avengers. Originally, I had two other characters of interest, but ultimately neither of them felt right, and I prolonged applying, wondering if I was going to find a Marvel lady who resonated with me as well as Supergirl does.

This is (basically) how the conversation went down:
WCA: "Rose, you need a Marvel character to be officially brought into our group."
Me: "K."
WCA: "Shield agents are very easy to put together for the sake of the initial application."
Me: "Mreh."
WCA: "Captain America could always use USO girls. How about you do one of the USO girls?"
Me: "I'd rather be Captain America."
WCA: "In that case, let me introduce you to American Dream."

So. I picked up her comics and I truly loved her, her story, and her history. So I said "yes, Dream, I'll strap myself into a unitard for you."

On a more personal level, my grandparents came to the USA during WW2 from Russia. They didn't like to talk about what happened during the war, and were grateful to have have gotten over here at all. Most of my earliest memories are of my grandpa. Though I mourn the loss of our eastern European culture due to his adamant insistence on assimilation, I know that ultimately, my life was improved because of him. He'd be hella proud of this today. This one's for you, gramps.

FEELS GOOD.

American Dream~ Me!
Photography~ TBrindisi Photography
Special thanks to Ed, Jessica, and Sean for your contributions as well!
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BlushAlert Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
Fantastic!!
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ComisarCojocaru Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Super-sexy!!!
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Zukospapa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Great shot
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!! great shot,and nice girl!!
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Everything is fantastic but what I like the most .... the boots.
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alesaenz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
You are following the footsteps of the Captain...and I am following you! ;)
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NovemberCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
You're too cool, McKayla. :D
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DrMuttonchops Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic job as usual! You always get the characters dead on! :D
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U1trawoman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice ....assets :)
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It is with words you used that one can share wisdom, that we can hope to evolve beyond the horrors, tragedies and/or times our ancestors went through. And it is ironic that your character was such an iconic figure to begin with, one that retains so much virtues, and that you would talk about the lack of high heels to take her seriously (though in this day and age of superheroes, I have to agree with you).

The new Supergirl costume is quite a bit more "serious" on that note, but it's a nice change to see you don another outfit, and a Marvel one at that, and you pose "marvel"-ously well in it, so that also earns points in the right direction.

All in all, it's always nice to see someone modeling such a sexy and beautiful character, who also speaks from her heart and tells it like it feels, while finding an almost universal vibe to her speech. (I hope I make sense)
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