I'm struggling to locate a comic panel in which a teen girl in casual clothes is being offered her choice of superhero costumes by an older teen girl. She's appalled by the first choice (some sort of skin-tight leather outfit with incredibly high-cut legs and a very revealing neckline, kinda like Psylocke's) which she clearly feels is overly sexualised.

She says something like "I am not wearing THAT in public!". Later on the page she settles on a more modest costume.

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    @ToddWilcox - No, I have a very distinct memory of it being a comic. The female protagonist was either looking at the offending suit on a screen or holding it up. – Valorum Jan 12 '18 at 22:57
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    When first seeing this on HNQ, I expected it to be from parenting.se. – CodesInChaos Jan 13 '18 at 21:20
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    It might be worth adding a note in the question (or a mod note) that some images in answers may not be safe for work. (They're totally appropriate to the question/answer, I don't think they should be censored in any way, but a head's up about what's "below the fold" might be useful to some folks.) – 1006a Jan 14 '18 at 2:21
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    @1006a - I think it should be entirely clear from the title of the question that the answers may be NSFW (PG-13). – Valorum Jan 14 '18 at 2:24
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    @KevinMilner - I've just had a look and this isn't it. Also, she might be grumpy about her outfit being quite revealing but her "pre-superhero" outfit is hardly what you'd wear to Sunday School. – Valorum Jan 26 '18 at 21:09

I think you're thinking of Starlight from The Boys

Starlight and costume suggestions (click to enlarge)

Revised costume

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    No, this isn't it. She was getting her very first costume, I think, not changing an existing one. Very similar feel to it though. – Valorum Jan 12 '18 at 17:09
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    and I distinctly recall she refused the costume rather than accepting it – Valorum Jan 12 '18 at 17:09
  • Ah well, it was worth a try. :) – FuzzyBoots Jan 12 '18 at 17:10
  • Definitely worth a try and worthy of an upvote, just not the right one. – Valorum Jan 12 '18 at 17:11
  • @FuzzyBoots maybe try posting the bit later in the comic where they try to get her to wear the even newer costume and change her backstory to something more edgy. – Broklynite Jan 26 '18 at 20:39

Firestar did this. She was taken out of her normal outfit and given a revealing costume that she kinda freaks out about.

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    This is Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (full panel here). It's close enough that I suspect that it's referencing the scene that I'm thinking of. – Valorum Jan 26 '18 at 18:12

Not likely to be what you are thinking off, but the pornographic webcomic Curvy has "Costume Designer Man" design an outfit for "Slurve" that she does not appreciate.


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  • Not what I was thinking of. This was in colour. Still worthy of an upvote though. – Valorum Jan 12 '18 at 22:56
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    I've added a warning that this webcomic has a lot of pornographic content. Keep in mind that Stackexchange is generally considered a "work-safe" network. – Philipp Jan 13 '18 at 11:26
  • I don't remember that last panel being that explicit... I don't know if it was changed, or if I just misread the panel as her having a sheer shirt on rather than being topless. – FuzzyBoots Mar 12 at 14:55
  • @FuzzyBoots - She's not topless, that's merely a shirt that shows the outline of her nipples. – Valorum Mar 12 at 20:11
  • @Valorum: Oh, that's good to know. Just looking at it now, I was convinced she was entirely topless now. Guilty thinking from glancing at the answer at work. :-P – FuzzyBoots Mar 12 at 20:17

Just to run down the list, could it be where Illuminia offers a slingshot bikini to Val, aka Sidekick Girl, in this comic?

Illumnia offers a slingshot bikini costume to Val, aka Sidekick Girl

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    No. Definitely an example of the same trope, but the one I'm remembering was a professionally drawn comic with perspective and art colouring. – Valorum Jan 13 '18 at 9:49

Could it be the costume tryout montage from the comic We Can Never Go Home?

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  • OP specified it was probably from the 1990s. We Can Never Go Home was released in 2015. That is a significant (and unlikly) difference. – amflare Jan 26 '18 at 17:38
  • Unfortunately this isn't it. Quite a similar feel to it though... – Valorum Jan 26 '18 at 17:40

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