Currently working on more details of the design. Trying to sort out the color theme. Really want to push the idea of super hero and make a costume with quite a distinct color theme. One of the biggest things about this character is that she does not do much of the fighting at all. She gets help from animals and is able to control them with the use of her "third eye".
As she will be dealing with hawks and birds it is important that she has some protection from the claws. The clothing needs to be practical. I want her to be able to quickly pull the scarf over her head and turn it inside out to create a cloak/cape situation. This allows her to quickly change the way she looks without much effort. This is also the reason for choosing the glasses and scarf over the mouth (also helps in dust storms). It is hard not going all out and adding armor and big shoulder pads... Need to keep it simple and practical.
Let me know what you think. This is still a work in progress and will probably change quite a bit still!