Dawn is the goddess of birth and rebirth. While her appearance depends on who is viewing her, she is generally depicted as a young, red-haired woman with three "tears" running from her left eye (and two running from her right eye, which is usually hidden by her long hair); during the witch hunt witches were discovered to only cry from their left eyes. She also has a rose on one wrist and a chain on the other. The rose represents Hell, and although it has beauty, it only pricks and hurts a person; the chain represents Heaven because a person can only go so far before they are stopped short by its restrictions. Dawn is the guardian of all the witches on Earth, and the goddess to whom they pray
The Femme Fatales line from Diamond Select Toys is, in my eyes a blending of comic book and cartoon. Of course the title will tell you that these are all female based statues but looking at them, and yes I have plenty they really do look like cartoon characters. Like evil Jessica Rabbit’s if you will. Now I don’t mean they all look alike. They just have a really bright animated look about them. This one in question is Dawn. Although not as well-known as say a Harley Quinn Dawn is beloved by comic collectors. She has had countless shirts, statues, and posters made of her likeness.
Let’s look at her face. The first thing you will notice is her trademark tear drops underneath her eye. Her eyes as you can see are painted blue with heavy accents of black surrounding them. Notice the deep long eyebrow as well. Her face is slightly shaded but with more of an accent on a blush. Her lips are done in a darker red, yet still puffed out slightly. The hair is perfect. Painted and sculpted but not in a realistic manor, no this is done as an animated look. A blend of red and orange as to not take anything away from her lips. It looks great.
The body features a different outfit for Dawn. I’m used to seeing her in green. In this one she is wearing an open stomach evening gown. The shading is done to give is an almost sheen look. The color, although black looks great with the white collar and orange red necktie that hands down past her chest. As you can tell it’s made to give her an hourglass look like you seen in most animation. It’s elegant yet cartoony at the same time. It fits this line of statues perfectly.
The back is simple. Not too much detail just the shiny back of the gown, with of course the hourglass rear end. I do like the addition of the orange red and gold bracelets. They match the hair and bring color to the piece. You can see her hands are sculpted like a cartoon wearing white gloves. She holding a lighting circle weapon of some sort. I looks really nice. Bright and shiny with white and blue bolts. As this is the only blue used in the statue it really stands out. It also makes for a great accessory as opposed to just having her stand in a seductive pose. It’s a comic character so it need a weapon or accessory of some sort, and this one works great
The base is simple as can be. A circle, nothing more nothing less. Painted with that same shade of orange and red making it almost a part of the piece. The one great thing is the slit in the dress that exposes her leggings, which are a dull red as well as her shoes, which are also a dark red. The mixture of the shoes, legging, and colors around the top of the base look fantastic. It’s small as to not take away from Dawn yet with just enough color to make it noticeable.
Overall I really dig this piece. I always thought Dawn was a great drawing and by combining her drawing and mixing it with an animated look really make this stand out. I have mine next to one of my Harley Quinn’s which is also from the Femme Fatales line. It looks cool and belongs on your shelf.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars