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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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Zedrick775 Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are Stunning! Costume is really cool. :D
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:iconvolnixshin:
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 Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking good!
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shadowpuppet-studios Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done.
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:iconshulkie:
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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:iconmoyashisoba:

goooooooood job!!!\(。・ω・。)/

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:iconpangzixiong:
太喜欢这个角色了
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:iconnorthwarden:
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:
Lol, yes, I was at Comic Con last year :)
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