Most of the dresses worn by the women in attendance at the Utopian Foundation Gala are based on images I found searching for such things online. I knew I wanted Amanda‘s dress, however, to be different. At first, I considered not even putting her in a dress, maybe going with a pantsuit or something like that instead. But I wanted something to contrast from her usual “tomboy” look, maybe something that might get the somewhat more traditional Luis to notice her. So I sketched this, probably during a lull at Long Beach Comic Con:

I was shooting for a “punk rock princess” look, and for the most part, that’s what made it to the comic:

Utopian Foundation excerpt