Cia’s very first incarnation was part skyborne, so when I designed her I tried to have her hair be part feathers and part hair.  At the time, almost everyone was part something.  It could’ve been done, but I eventually decided it was totally unnecessary for her character.  When I redid her, she was basically the same, minus the feathers – although I did give her her feet back.  Her mechanical  fingers stayed though, since they’re a vital part of her backstory (that will probably never make it into the comic, but oh well).  I also slimmed down her braids, since the lack of feathers meant her hair was less fluffy.

She does still wear those pants frequently, but she wears skirts on occasion too.