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The Costumes thread

KeithKeith Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Graphic Violence
The newly redesigned Project Rooftop has got me thinking about costumes

There are some great costumes!
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And some poop costumes!
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Let's talk about our favorite and least favorite costumes and if you're an artist you can redesign some

I've got some design ideas but I'm terrible at figure drawing so I might just trace them onto existing pictures

Keith on
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  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    This is a good thread to end the day with.

    Nightwing's last costume is brilliant in its simplicity:

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    And that his back seemingly has a magnet to stick his billy clubs to. Practical, and dark enough yet a bit of color to make him look like a superhero. And I like how the blue runs all the way through to his fingers.


    And Impulse has a simple yet nice costume:

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    And here's a bad one, Jim Lee is for the most part good with redesigns but not this one:

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Probably my favorite Wonder Woman costume is found in the "Ends of the Earth" story arc, which is also the best of Simone's run on Wonder Woman. Specifically, I'm talking about the one on the left with the hood.

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    And here's one for the laughs. Electric Superman. The epitome of the 90s.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh and here's one more that I loved and wish that they would have kept around for a whole lot longer than they did. The Iron Spider suit.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Here's Superboy's current costume. I think it's terrible looking (but is drawn nicely here by Francis Manapul). Hey Conner, how was the concert?
    Spoiler:

    I don't think the black works for a Superman family member. You line up him, Superman, Supergirl, and Krytpo and he sticks out like a sore thumb. It's too casual looking. I also don't like him being so big and bulky these days. I think that's part of Geoff Johns' ploy to make him more like Superman (combined with gaining all of Superman's powers in like a day)

    Here's my redesign. I stuck with the t-shirt idea, but changed it up to be more Superman-looking and also since Kon likes to follow the style trends, I went with current t-shirt culture trends (big designs that cover the whole shirt). I also made it a ringer-tee to add in some yellow. The pants are actually "superhero" material, like Superman's, since making them darker jeans conflicts with the light-blue shirt and making them light-blue jeans makes it look like he's wearing a jean-shirt and he's not a middle-aged dad yet. Throw in some red sneakers. He's also slimmer!
    Spoiler:

    Traced over this picture (which I think is a pretty cool costume but doesn't fit the character anymore)
    Spoiler:

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Oh and here's one more that I loved and wish that they would have kept around for a whole lot longer than they did. The Iron Spider suit.

    http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0601/25/amazing529.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Van_Patrick#Scarlet_Spiders

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Keith, your Superboy costume looks like a masculine version of Supergirl's.

    Which isn't to say it's bad. I like the yellow trim. I just think Kon should be a little more distinct.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Keith, your Superboy costume looks like a masculine version of Supergirl's.

    Which is a feminine version of Superman's costume. Coincidence? Or uniformity?

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Kon needs an accessory of some sort. Something to add a bit more visual appeal to his outfit. Sadly, I don't have any suggestions for what sort of accessory he should wear.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Kon needs an accessory of some sort. Something to add a bit more visual appeal to his outfit. Sadly, I don't have any suggestions for what sort of accessory he should wear.

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    He should get a costume like this. Then him and Red Robin can be horribly dressed together.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Kon needs an accessory of some sort. Something to add a bit more visual appeal to his outfit. Sadly, I don't have any suggestions for what sort of accessory he should wear.

    Yeah, I was thinking that as well. Which is probably why he has the leather wristband in his current costume. Visually it makes sense, but seriously who wears those anymore?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Super-family can wear black when it is subtle, like when Superman had black on his emblem after Our Worlds at War:

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    Or like Supergirl's mom currently has (one of the best costumes made int he past 5 years):

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    But the real question is which Supergirl outfit of them all is the best?:

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    The answer is the one furthest to the right, rockin that headband like she was Tawny Kitaen.


    And finally for the night, Gravity has a good design that looks like something an aspiring teen hero would wear:

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Robos what is that image from? It appears to have very strong Spawn influences.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Robos what is that image from? It appears to have very strong Spawn influences.

    It's one of The Eradicator costumes.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It's the Eradicator, from Superman. It's drawn by Karl Kerschel there (from that Majestic mini series I think), and reflects the Byrne-style Kryptonian outfits. It's cool.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Texiken you're right. The Alura costume is really good.

    I also really like the short-lived Superwoman costume. I guess Superwoman is done now?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    No, she's still around. She came back somehow.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    She was mostly in the Supergirl comic and I don't collect that one so I missed the whole arc that she was in.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The Protector's costume is awful. Could be improved by getting rid of the mask though.

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  • AegofAegof Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I like to think that Superboy took off the leather at the urgings of his girlfriend.

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    Spoiler:

    I'm providing ambience.
  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Haha, I was gonna make a post about Wonder Girl

    She's never had a good costume (Cassie, anyway). This one is her best and it's not even good

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
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    I like how every single Thunderbolts redesign was a huge improvement. It's a shame we don't get to see the Meteorite costume anymore, and that Citizen V is now some guy who never does anything.

  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    My god.

    That's what Songbird used to look like?

  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Scooter wrote: »
    My god.

    That's what Songbird used to look like?

    I wonder what came first to her, the horrible costume or name.

    Spoiler:
  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Do all comic mediums count?

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    It's the worst of the 90's, LIVE!

    Also obligatory
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Let's start with the obvious shall we?

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    Oh yes, this costume is fucking ace.

    And so is this one. Quasar never had the best costumes but lately they've got a whole lot better.

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    And now for Jean Grey in the best costume she ever wore. Simplistic, striking and elegant.

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  • SaphSaph Registered User
    edited March 2010
  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The Batman costume where it is the black bat symbol on his chest without the yellow oval, I've always liked that costume better.

    And here is Citizen V's costume:

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    But the most important character, USAgent has a good standard uniform:

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    But I liked his New Invaders uniform the best:

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    Also worth mentioning is Union Jack has a cool practical costume as well.

    And then, USAgent's terrible no good costumes, hidden behind spoilers because of the shame:
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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I like the bottom-most one. He looks like the kind of hero who exclusively beats up hippies.

  • D.T.D.T. Registered User
    edited March 2010
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    What is up with her ankles?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I like the bottom-most one. He looks Judge Dredd.

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    D.T. wrote: »
    What is up with her ankles?

    Just bad art.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Solar wrote: »
    Let's start with the obvious shall we?

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    Oh yes, this costume is fucking ace.

    Eh, I never cared much for the one-piece neck and cape section. I preferred the 'S' pins on the cape, personally.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Despite the 90's highlighting some of the worst in art and costumes, like so:

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    or duh:

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    there were a lot of good ones as well, like Connor Hawke:

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    The best Batman ever:

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    When Nightcrawler shaved his head:

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    And the Ray:

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Connor Hawke dresses like a ninja turtle.

    You can't unsee it.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    you're a ninja turtle, Robos! The worst one of them all, Leonardo.

    You can't even be the robot ninja turtle, I won't allow it.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Really a lot of cosmic costumes that are nice.

    Starlord
    Spoiler:

    Take the classic Thanos and tone the purple down a few shades

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    we can't talk about the 90's without mentioning Magog, right?
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Weaver wrote: »
    Really a lot of cosmic costumes that are nice.

    I agree. They tend to either have a great star-type effect like Quasar which makes them look really elegant and futuristic, or their cool military type uniforms such as what the Guardians wear a lot of the time. New Adam Warlock is another example of a costume which looks great and supports the character. Sure hope he comes back after or during the Thanos thing, I thought his powers, his philosophical musings and his presence in the cosmic scene was great and cut all too short (I started with Annihilation, you see, so to me his re-emergence was the first time I'd seen him).

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Surprising no one, I'm a huge fan of Beetle and Booster's costumes.

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    On Beetle's, I really like the use of large, bold black lines that ring his gloves, shorts, and boots, and create his symbol. I also like how said symbol extends all the way around his body, with the beetle legs protruding down his chest, back, and shoulders. Though unlike in Wieringo's version, I prefer the logo to be squared off at the legs and mandibles, rather than rounded or pointy. I just think it's more striking. But overall, the costume's just very simple and clean, which I think is what most superhero costumes need to be.

    Ditto for Booster. The use of two basic colors, gold and blue (or gold and black sometimes), and his minimal accessories make it a pretty swell costume. Also, fuck the haters, because I love that collar.

    I may also be in the minority, but I love Guy Gardner's old costume.

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    Only Guy would put his giant "G" logo on both his boots and his leather jacket. However, Guy has been plagued by some truly awful costumes. Case in point?

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    Oh, 90's.

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