Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thoughts on Captain America's new costume in The Winter Soldier

(via Marvel.com)
I dig it. For those who don't know, the costume is based on the one Steve Rogers wore in the comics during a period where he wasn't Captain America. The change in costume makes sense, given that in The Winter Soldier, he's a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the costume he wore in The Avengers is a bit too flashy for espionage. Let's take a look at Hawkeye's costume from that movie as a comparison:

(via The Movie Blog)
Note the muted shade of purple. In the comics, it's brighter because Hawkeye wasn't a secret agent like he is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can you imagine either one of these guys trying to sneak around in their comic book costumes? They would be spotted quickly.

The other thing I like about Steve's new costume is that unlike most other superhero costumes in movies, it's not a rubber suit! Odin, I could write an entire post about my hate for rubberized costumes, and I might. Steve's Avengers and TWS costumes just look realistic. They're not molded to his body, they lack the sculpted musculature of standard superhero movie costumes, and they both don't look like they restrict movement. DC should take note of this for the next Batsuit.


  1. I'm a fool for high collars and the sliver highlights accentuate the broadness of his upper body.

    It's hella flattering.

    1. Remember to bring a bucket to catch all of that drool while watching the movie.