If I had an 80s theme song it would be Cindy Lauper's "Girls just wanna have fun" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtelwOgscM
After googling Cindy Lauper images I started roughing out different concepts until I found one that amused me.
That one was sketched when I got trapped in a programming lecture (I have no idea what mewtex is).
Then I tried to make her fluffier and more of an 80s cartoon (Gem has been truly inspirational).
Then on Halloween when my team got together and jammed on the game, I did a quick sheet to model off of.
Then I did threw out a quick model of her for engine proof (2-3 hours on this I think).
She is about 1200 tris. I saw some game models by Joshua Jones (another junior) and was inspired to sharpen my edge flow. More to come on her.