First Look At New CW Flash Costume

The CW has released a poster showing the new Flash costume we’ll be seeing in the series’ fifth season. The most notable change is the lack of a chinstrap, though there are other differences too; the fabric doesn’t look the same, and it has a new texture. And Barry’s looking a lot more world-weary here than he has in seasons past, which is interesting.

I didn’t like the chinstrap when the show debuted, but the funny thing is that now the costume looks weird to me without it. I’ll probably get used to it eventually, however.

What do other viewers think of the new costume? Are you liking Barry’s new cowl and other outfit details, or are they not to your taste? Share your thoughts here!


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Lia is a Canadian fan of the Flashes and the Rogues. She's particularly interested in memorabilia of the Rogues and Reverse Flashes, collecting art, and memorizing a whole lot of pointless trivia. She may be the world's only diehard fan of the Top due to a love of hopeless causes, and she runs a fan blog on Tumblr, known as gorogues or The Rogues Kick Ass.

5 thoughts on “First Look At New CW Flash Costume


    They’re deliberately trying to withhold a full view of the new belt, suggesting they know the previous belt was stupid, and they’re apprehensive about foisting further stupidity on the audience with an updated version of the same, stupid, belt.

    1. Lia Post author

      Yeah, maybe. It’s possible it wasn’t completely finished by the time this promo pic was taken, but I guess we’ll see in the coming weeks.

  2. Kelson

    Same here on the chin strap – I didn’t like it to start with, but it looks like something’s missing now. Though it might be partly the angle, because we can’t see any of the side of the mask below eye level, so it ends up looking like a helmet.

    1. Lia Post author

      Could be the angle, yeah. But maybe it’s just something we need to get accustomed to, because that’s what the TV Flash aesthetics have always been like so it seems weird without it, even if we didn’t like it. I think I want to see it in action to truly judge how it looks, because many of these poster images look a bit unnatural to me anyway.

  3. Josh

    It looks like Barry has a skateboard helmet with a cowl designed to match the aesthetic of the costume. Huge front portion of the helmet to protect the frontal lobe and face from impact. The chinstrap did not bother me but now that it’s gone, the Flash looks like the Fastest Dork Alive. He almost looks like one of the sewer mutants from Futurama.
    Seeing it in action on the show will be the true test. I agree that still promo images sometimes look unnatural due to Photoshop manipulation. It’s kind of like seeing a still image of anyone speaking—it looks bizarre, like the speaker is contorting their face. But in motion, uninterrupted, it looks fine.


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