Flash TV Costume at Comic-Con

DC seems to be saving their comic book Flash news for Friday’s “New DC Universe – Justice For all” panel, and their TV news after Saturday night’s giant WB TV block featuring Arrow, Flash, Gotham, Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen.

But an exhibit on the convention floor has generated a lot of online discussion. Check out this tweet by @FlashTVNews:

It’s part of a display featuring costumes from Arrow and The Flash, including the Reverse-Flash Costume, Captain Cold’s jacket, Jay Garrick’s helmet and more.

The fact that the circle around the Flash emblem is white, rather than red, has a lot of people speculating that the costume is getting a redesign in Season Two. That’s certainly possible…but it’s also possible that they just put up the version of the Future Flash costume that we saw in the time travel section of the Season One finale.

For what it’s worth, the merchandise and promotional material — including Legends of Tomorrow posters, and a booth wall featuring leads from Arrow, Flash, iZombie, Gotham, Supergirl, Lucifer and Legends of Tomorrow — all feature the red circle we saw throughout Season One.

https://twitter.com/seriescoops/status/619087421972594688/photo/1

What do you think? Would you like to see the TV show switch to a white symbol for season two, or do you like the distinct look for the character?

Update: At Saturday’s press conference Grant Gustin confirmed that the costume is changing: “That’s a thing, yeah, I shot in the suit on my first or second day of filming in the red emblem. But, yeah, I will be in that suit pretty soon.”

3 thoughts on “Flash TV Costume at Comic-Con

  1. Lia

    There also appear to be changes to the Reverse Flash costume — or at least there’s a second one there that’s different. I don’t know if that’s a rejected costume design, or maybe one that OG Eobard was originally wearing in the past (to be honest, I didn’t notice if his original one was different). Or maybe that’s what a Reverse Flash will be wearing in second season.

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  2. Kelson Post author

    Interesting. There was a time I would’ve been all over the details, but they’re just not registering with me. What are the differences?

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    1. Lia

      The second costume has a bit of a V-neck which leaves some of the throat slightly exposed. The chin strap is quite different, and the entire cowl looks more like leather than the moulded rubber of the original headpiece. They’re kind of subtle differences, but I think I prefer them (especially the cowl), at least when the costume’s on a mannequin. We’ll see how they look on actual human if one of the actors does indeed wear it this season.

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