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Stars and Stripes by Rose0fMay Stars and Stripes 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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:iconrfk11756:
rfk11756 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
good work!
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:iconzedrick775:
Zedrick775 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are Stunning! Costume is really cool. :D
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Volnixshin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Interesting backstory
its weird, though, because you don't need to be a marvel character for the East Coast Avengers
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CreativeStorm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking good!
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shadowpuppet-studios Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done.
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guyverknight84 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
yummy
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
First of all, I salute your grandpa for wanting to live a better life for his family here and successfully making the journey :salute:.
With this gorgeous costume and your perfect portrayal of the character American Dream, you honor him and HIS american dream.
I love the realism in your outfit and the details are gorgeous. To say make a beautiful American Dream character is an understatement. You naturally fit the character's personna and :iconcaptainamericaplz: would love it too :love:
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013

goooooooood job!!!\(。・ω・。)/

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:iconpangzixiong:
PANGZIXIONG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
太喜欢这个角色了
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Northwarden Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Aha! I saw you (I think) at San Diego last year, and didn't realize it was another character. Great costume! :D

BVV
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Lol, yes, I was at Comic Con last year :)
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:iconnorthwarden:
Northwarden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Going again this year? :)
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Not this year, too many other things happening at the same time. Had to pick and choose! Next year, though.
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:iconkeyofligh88:
keyofligh88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Writer
I want this costume so much. I am Shannon's biggest fan!
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Eshettar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
The American flag has never looked more stunning than it does on your dynamite figure! Baboooom!
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:iconrichpartist:
Richpartist Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY lovely woman
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Amazingly beautiful(/∇\*)。o○♡
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:iconkevmann:
kevmann Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect costume and you got the right spirit for the character.
Good work.
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:iconpigsofdoom:
pigsofdoom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You look fantastic!
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:iconmfleury75:
mfleury75 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Favorite...
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lulukohime Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
great job on the costume :) I enjoyed reading your story too. guess you really are the American Dream XD
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Those gauntlets are awesome. :)
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kamau123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Great job.
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:iconmangamad:
Mangamad Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O,O!<
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Hellsing-Order Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THERE'S MISS AMERICA!!!! :worship:
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masimage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Photographer
You look awesome.
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alesaenz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Mighty avenging portrait!!! ;)
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Jaebird88 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
American Dream is one of two things that I miss about fun comic books. The other is Spider-Girl (May "Mayday" Parker) =)
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DrMuttonchops Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work as usual! :wow: You look gorgeous and capture the role extremely well!!! :la:
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Amy-Senpaii Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are so beautiful
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:iconcrimsondenizen:
CrimsonDenizen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you tons :P
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Zaxmon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Who did your shield?
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