First Look at Grant Gustin in the Flash Mask

Grant Gustin as the Flash - First Look

DC Comics has released this first look at Grant Gustin in the Flash mask for the TV series pilot, which begins filming any day now.

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.

What do you think? There’s a definite New 52 resemblance with the chin strap and visible seams (thankfully without the bright yellow piping). I find it interesting that they went with lightning bolts rather than wings for the earpieces (personally I prefer wings on Barry Allen and lightning bolts on Wally West, but that’s just me) and what appears to be a flat look on them…not unlike the movie version of another famous superhero with wings on his ears, Captain America. I wonder if it’s a fashion trend in costume designers, or if it’s one of those things that doesn’t quite translate from drawing to something that a person actually wears?


20 thoughts on “First Look at Grant Gustin in the Flash Mask

  1. TheFlash1990

    The ear pieces are terrible. Should look like how Ethan Van Sciver draws them. And what’s with that big bump on the neck? Is that supposed to be a collar? Can’t say I’m surprised, also not surprised that a chin strap is there. Well at least the front of the cowl is cut right, there’s no nose piece (which was probably the only problem with the old tv show suit in addition to the fake muscles), and the mask scallops on his cheeks, leaving his nose slightly exposed so that’s good. Color scheme isn’t bad but the image is very, very dark…thinking that’s for a reason. At least there’s no visors or goggles, thank God. Could be much worse but could also be much better, maybe they’ll improve it as the show goes along. I’ll wait until I see the full body shot before I pass final judgment though, but as of right now I hate the ear pieces and that bump on the collar.

    That said, looks more like The Flash than Arrow has looked like Green Arrow on the Arrow show at least…may not be saying much but….great?

  2. MisterNefarious

    So far I like it quite a bit. I’m glad the earpieces are there in at least some capacity.
    It looks like he’s got some sort of jacket or vest. Very curious to see the full costume

    But this early peek? I’m liking it

  3. Steven

    I like it so far. Can’t wait to see the full costume. I was alright with Grant Gustin’s performance as Barry Allen on Arrow and I can’t wait to see him on his own show.

  4. Kyer

    I’m going to echo TheFlash1990: dislike the ear pieces and the bump at the back of the neck.
    Then again I’m still not accepting of Gustin as Barry Allen. Even in this photo he looks to me like a perky 16-year old. Will watch the show at some point but likely will miss the opening two episodes without being heartbroken over it.

  5. KoderKev

    I don’t think any Instagram photo has gone around the world and back faster, which says a lot about both the show and Flash fans!

    So glad to see they got most of the cowl right, it gives me hope for the entire costume. The earpieces are a little funky, but I’ll live with them if the rest of the costume is cut right. Can’t wait for the show!


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