I was inspired by the French Gothic architecture of the Notre Dame and wanted to play this against modern alternative Gothic. My design started with a halo as seen in many Gothic depictions of religious figures. I then wanted to capture the vaulted ceilings of the cathedral which lead to my inclusion of the crown. From there, it seemed only natural to fill the crown with stained glass windows. I used the Rose Window as inspiration for the shape but ended up needing to create my own simplified design. An updo would allow for clean lines and a more regal presence.
Results: You can see how I did here. In short, I didn't win the round, but I didn't lose either! The round definitely set the bar for the rest of the competition. Check out the other contestants too.