Now I'm probably grasping at straws here, but this is the only connection I can make: I was looking at Shield Maiden Sherrilyn and noticing that they went out of thier way to remold Battle Ground Teela's loincloth.
Why bother making a new one when you've already got one? They don't mold new things unless they need to. Perhaps this loincloth looks a bit more...windblown?
I never noticed it was a new sculpt actually. Nice catch.
Really hope we get a Hawk at some point (although I always get confused about her relationship with Stratos) 200X is my favourite MOTU era honestly.