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We’ve just got a hold of the first official image of Barry Allen’s Flash costume for the CW‘s Arrow spinoff The Flash starring Grant Gustin. The suit was designed by the very talented Colleen Atwood, a three-time Academy Award winning costume designer. Let’s compare it to the 1990’s Flash suit worn by John Wesley Shipp.

Here ya go:

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It looks like leather to me. You can see Gustin’s smirking there. I bet he is just having a fan-boy moment looking at himself in the suit. Here’s the suit that Shipp wore for comparison:

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Hopefully we’ll get a full body shot soon. but the Flashes head-piece is the centerpiece of the costume. I like how Atwood has done the nose this time around. By not trying to cover the whole nose we don’t have that pointy nose piece. There seems to be a seam going from the nose to the back of the head. most likely there will be two of those, one on each side.

It’s hard to tell is the lightning symbol sticks out at all on the side of his head. It’s an interesting choice and change from the standard Flash costume.

What do you think about it?

Here’s the official press release for the picture:

THE FLASH FIRST IMAGE REVEALED AS PRODUCTION

BEGINS ON

NEW PILOT FOR THE CW FROM WARNER BROS. TELEVISION,

BASED UPON CHARACTERS PUBLISHED BY DC COMICS

Costume Designed by Three-Time Academy Award® Winner Colleen Atwood

Please find attached the first image from The CW’s new pilot THE FLASH, from Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters published by DC Comics

  •  THE FLASH stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash
  • The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for ARROW and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.
  • Production begins on THE FLASH pilot next week

Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive, in THE FLASH.

THE FLASH pilot is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter (all of Arrow). Nutter is directing from a script by Berlanti & Kreisberg & DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and is based upon characters published by DC Comics.

Via: Warner BrothersRobert Pietranton

Category: Comics, TV

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