Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Barbastella is my homage to the 1960s and 70s characters Vampirella, Barbarella and Satana. Her origins are also steeped in the myth of Perseus and Medusa. Barbastella is Latin for "starbeard" and is a type of bat that has faint starlike whiskers on its lower lip. Right now I'm just finishing the writing stage and this is only the first of many costume designs. It's posted here in case some joker comes up with the idea that he thought of her first!