This is the red Nin-Geisha (ninja geisha), an MOC created from spare parts during an experiment to create some kind of smaller structured female MOC. I had minimal choices for the project, and wanted to make unique looking feet, so I played with some odd parts and got what now looks kind of like a set of traditional Japanese sandals; hence the idea of a ninja geisha came to be.
My options for a mask were near to nothing, the only spare I had was a silver mask of light, so I used it, and did what I could to match the color scheme as best I could.
She ended up being quite tall for a female character because of the shoes, but I worked with it, and added a set of wing launchers to her back, in order to balance out the fact that she was almost too small in shoulder width. The wing launcher serves as a glider for when she jumps from buildings and needs to soar quietly to another roof. On the glider is a holder for two grappling weapons that aid this ninja in hanging from roof sides, and spinning in circles to clear a path when she's surrounded. When not in use her weapons appear as decorative tassels. Her basic weapon is a spear, traditional and multipurpose for fighting, or fishing.
This character doesn't yet have a name (I've considered calling her Ninkei *nin key*) , but for now I only have a concept history which formed in my head after I made her shoes. By day she's a geisha (at some point I may dress her to look the part); and by night she's a ninja.
She lives in a simple town, and is rather quiet, her mentality somewhat dark and slightly vengeful. I might make her a character in the LoL series, just haven't settled on where or when yet.
Ninkei prefers to stay quiet, unless she's performing during geisha hours at a tea house in her town. Her back history (still concept) is that a Makuta or maybe a Jusha gang lord killed the man she loved; ever since then she's been determined to find out which gang lord it was, and assassinate him.
Ninkei doesn't fully abide by the code of Toa, though she is of the same species. Her mentality is that those who have wronged and killed more than one should share the same fate.
During her day job, Ninkei performs as a geisha for extra money, and uses this job as a cover for spying on Makuta/Jusha gang lords who visit now and then for lunch, tea, and sometimes dinner. Her determination to find the gang lord that killed her love never weakens, and she only has one lead to go by, the knowledge of what tattoo symbol the lord she's looking for has on his neck. During her day job she always tries to get as close as she can to gang members, in order to get a glance at their neck; to see if they are her target.
Sometimes Ninkei hears gang members speak of assassinating certain people in her town, and she won't stand for it. When night falls and it's necessary, Ninkei becomes what the locals call "The Red Ninja"; a spirit protector of the land, and justice keeper of right. Most don't even suspect the red ninja to be female, and in legend many speak of her as being male. Ninkei takes this folk lore to her advantage; seeing people believe the red ninja is male, better clouds her cover as a geisha spying on gang lords. Who would suspect a tea server to be a skilled fighter and legendary protector of the land, supposedly a man, no mere female singer/dancer.
Her story may become more complex, and one day Ninkei may get her revenge; but for now, enjoy the MOC! ^_^