So this is a compilation of my genderbent versions of Marvel Earth-199999 (Marvel Movie-verse) based on the outfits worn in the new "The Avengers" movie. The comparative heights are based off of those given for the characters in the movie-verse, except I exchanged Hawkeye's and Black Widow's because of their relationship (and there's no way a male Black Widow is going to be 5 foot 4 inches).
Nikita Fury: I kept her bald, because I feel that's one of the most iconic looks Samuel L. Jackson has brought to this version of Fury. Other than that, I kept the outfit pretty similar. I suspect that there would also be some epic skirts in Nikita's wardrobe, but for the most part, I see her in pants.
Claudette "Claude" Barton (Hawkeye): Along with Nikita, probably the least change happened here in translation from male to female garment. She, along with Captain America, are my favourites of the lot. I got a bit of slack for opening up the front of her shirt, but honestly, I doubt she'd be fully zipped up, it's sorta an uncomfortable thing to have the girls trapped that way. I found the bow that was modded for the movie and that's what's in the picture because I couldn't find good enough angled shots for all the cosmetic surgery they did to the bow for the movie.
Sasha Romanoff (Bro Widow): I dislike drawing guys. Now that that's out in the open, there wasn't a lot of translation needed for a her to him outfit either. It was more thinking of what he would look like if he's supposed to be the male equivalent of a Black Widow. I figured he'd be more suave, slightly effeminate. Roguish good looks with curlier hair than what we see Natasha in the movie with, but hair cut in such a way that it could be slicked back into the good ol' boy look that makes him presentable/professional/classy.
Bernadette Banner (The Hulk): There was a small bit of anger over the way I depicted Bernadette, Tony, and Stephanie...mainly for my refusal to put them in skirts. I'm of the opinion that Bernadette, by the time the movie comes around, would have stopped caring about unnecessary parts of grooming (like shaving her legs), but would have the common sense to know the social stigma attached to showing bare bear legs and covered them up. In addition, in her situation at the beginning of the movie, I suspect that she would have also come to the conclusion that pants do a better job of protecting her legs from bites and stings from insects. I wanted her to feel a bit mousey, for lack of a better word. She's shy and reserved, and wants nothing more than to sink into obscurity.
Torny (Thor): Torny was the first of the set to be conceived and finished. I wanted to make sure to keep the proportions true to the way Thor is, and that is to say, that she'd be a big girl. Not fat. Not chubby. Just big. Imposing. I added the red swath of fabric as a comprise for the cape, and to add a little more colour and feminine feel. It must have been a nightmare sorting out costumes for scenes since Thor alone has at least three or four (at the very least) different configurations of costumes. I picked a still from when they're on the flying submarine to base it off of, so there was no belt and the bracers were more bracelets for that portion of the movie (and there was no cape).
Stephanie Rogers (Captain America): Stephanie is the most changed of them all, which, I suspect, I don't really need to point out. I spent a lot of time thinking on how to change the costuming for a female hero before coming up with what we see now. The fact of the matter is, Captain America was not just created as a super soldier. He was created as the best PR ploy ever. He was created to win the hearts of the US over and to strike fear into the Nazi hearts. He was blond hair and blue eyed and good looking. Partially because it screwed with the way the Nazis viewed the perfect Aryan nation, but probably more so because it fit into a very distinct stereotype for what a hero was. In the 40s, the story of good and evil was very white and black. Literally. Tall, dark, and handsome meant mysterious, not wholesome. The quintessential sign of the good guy was literally the golden boy (or girl) image: either pale or "healthily" tanned skin, blonde hair, and light eyes. While I made an internal argument with myself as to how a female Captain America would never exist in our timeline because of the stigma of the day, I went ahead with what I think would appeal as both a marketing ploy and as function wear (with the added leeway of "The Avengers" movie stating that they'd fixed up the outfit to make it a bit more modern). I figured I'd go with something lightly pinupy, victory curls, no helmet. I picked pants because, after all, she is a soldier, and it's pain to have to drag yourself through the forest in high heels and a short tight skirt.
Antoinette "Tony" Stark (Iron (WO)man): I always have to psych myself up to draw armour. This was no exception. Translating details from a male body to a female one were...interesting. I didn't want to have it cupped to her bosom, because, while I firmly believe that this Tony would use her feminine wiles to get a lot of things her way (much in the same way that male!Tony gets a lot of things on his boyish good looks and charm), she wouldn't want her boobs metallically moulded into forms, and it wouldn't be practically anyways. So my biggest fight with her was making the armour feminine enough, without it being totally absurd (and no taking too much femininity away as to make it look like a man with a woman's head). I also am of the strong opinion that this Tony would live in heels...because somehow a woman in the right pair of heels is ever so much more convincing and powerful looking than the same woman in flats. Tony would work stereotypes to her advantage so that she could get ahead in a male dominated world.
Lucia (Loki): Lucia...is Loki. There isn't a lot of changes, just a lot of reshaping to fit what I think a female form of Loki would look like (if Loki was born biologically a woman. I am a firm believer that shapeshift fem!Loki is curvier than all get out and oozing with sex appeal). This meant changing out pants for leggings, retailoring the ending of the overshirt/skirt, extending the scale mail, and messing ever so slightly with the way the neckline of the shirt/dress worked and how the jacket acted.
The Genderbent series:Bro WidowNick FuryHulk: Bruce BannerLokiThorIron (WO)manHawkeyeCaptain AmericaCompilation Height Chart
As is almost always the case, this was created in Adobe Illustrator CS4. No rasters applied anywhere, all patterns were hand drawn in and the picture is entirely scalable (as prescribed by the fact that it's entirely vector). Just my handy dandy brush, pen, and opacity tools used.