‘The Flash’ Full Costume Revealed – Do You Approve?

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DC Comics and Warner Bros. have enjoyed some success bringing their library of superhero characters to TV screens. Smallville told the story of Superman’s younger years for no less than 10 seasons, while Arrow is enjoying a spirited (and fan-approved) run at the current time. Things will get a bit riskier, however, when The CW attempts to launch a new Flash TV series this year, starring Grant Gustin (Glee) as Barry Allen/The Flash.

After seeing the actor own the role during his Arrow season 2 debut, and getting a teasing glimpse of Gustin in the new Flash costume (from the neck up), we now have a full look at the Scarlet Speedster’s full costume.

Check it out below – CLICK the IMAGES for Hi-res versions:

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The first point of comparison we must make is between what is seen above and the Flash costume worn by actor John Wesley Shipp in the ’9os Flash TV series. (Fun fact: Shipp has been cast in an yet-to-be-announced role in the 2014 Flash pilot.)

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As you can see: the colors are darker; the emblems and logos are sleeker and sharper; and faux muscle padding has been replaced by leaner aerodynamic design (possibly reflective of modern runner sports tech). Even though many fans still remember the Shipp costume with warm feelings of nostalgia, seeing the older and modern versions so close together inevitably leaves one with the felling that improvements have indeed been made over time.

More to the point: Gustin’s overall body type looks like a more believable version of a superhero whose power is based in running; he looks like a better vision of who The Flash is. His costume also has that mix of leather and mesh that makes it at home with with the more modern costume design of, say,  Zack Snyder’s Superman, continuing a sort of stylistic harmony arguably first inspired by Nolan’s more grounded and real-world take on Batman.

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Gustin as Barry Allen in ‘Arrow’

It’s a important to remember that this is a touched-up promo photo (and therefore can only be trusted so far), but even from this early juncture it wouldn’t be hard – theoretically – to see this version of the Flash fitting into a Justice League group shot alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman. There are plenty of reasons why that maybe won’t happen (ever) – but it’s a good sign for the Flash TV show that this costume would be acceptable and fitting on cinematic level, let alone a television level.

But enough of our breakdown – what do YOU think about this new Flash costume?

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The Flash is expected to air on The CW in the fall of 2014.

Source: The CW

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  1. red is not good enough, a shiny merune or light red ,or the colour on stark`s costume

  2. Good Day,

    Please inform me as to when the “new” / latest release of the Flash movie would be released.



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  4. OMG they just gave the flash a members only jacket . R u kidding me this show will flop. This costume is unexceptable doesn’t even fit him right and what up with the color needs to be more red it looks more like daredevil.this just ruined one of my favorite superheroes of all time. Thank you very much CW!

    • If you look at Arrow, he’s also more dark green than the green he has in the comics and cartoons. The Darker colors work better in a live action series. Even Iron Man’s colors are a tad darker than that they are in the comics.

    • Im just wondering… After almost a season of the show has your opinion changed?

  5. Wow author of the article, may as well sleep. with gustin. I persoanlly like the 1990 verson of the flash, as being seen in many versons the flash’s appearance in terms of muscle and body changes,look at justice league flash point…the flash was big,i really hate the new costume,the darker coloring in the suits design to that way to show off better on cam and once all the screening processes and mods have been made in the final print im sure it’ll look decent,just dont like how their depending on the dark tone to push this, shipp had the better suit,color was once point and i wish they had another season

  6. OMG! What is this? Glee version of The Flash? FAILED!

  7. Enough of the post “grim and gritty”, evil Superman III look. A more slender physique in line with the original Carmine Infantino look is good, but nothing says running in comfort like leather?! And yes, it does look like a retailored version of Ben Affleck’s DAREDEVIL suit–why can’t they use modern track suit material? The texture on John Wesley Shipp’s costume was wicked cool. The only common ground I approve is the late great Dave Stevens’ genius tweak to the maroon boots. Lighten up, tailors–the heroes don’t hafta always look like they just climbed out of a tar pit. And see the John Collora or Bat in the Sun versions for Batmen that look leagues better than any previous or forthcoming studio live action translations that fail in epic fashion by comparison. And put Supes’ trunks back on!

  8. Saw the leaked pilot of The Flash, absolutely phenomenal! The CW is finally getting the DC universe to a truely exceptional level. Great job, looking forward to the series premier!

  9. After seeing the first complete episode a few days ago, I can tell you that the costume doesn’t only work but the whole show works. I can see why it didn’t take the “uppers” long to green light the full season.
    Its a great show.

  10. There shouldn’t be any wrinkles in the “suit” at all. i saw the promotions on t.v. and just laughed at the whole pretense of this incarnation of the “superhero”.Someone didn’t do all their homework on this one.

  11. Horrible costume…the one from the 90′s is so much better. “More realistic”?? Come on…

  12. What is the song that the guy sings
    just before Barry Allen comes out of a coma

  13. An idea for costume
    I knew from the Big Bang theory TV show when he went to the Grand Canyon and back the soup flashed on and off in a impulse

  14. An idea for A costume:
    that came from the Big Bang theory TV show
    when he went go to the Grand Canyon
    Should Flash as in A impulse
    with in a blink of the eye