‘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As you can see: the colors are darker; the emblems and logos are sleeker and sharper; and faux muscle padding has been replaced by leaner aerodynamic design (possibly reflective of modern runner sports tech).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. I can’t really tell If I enjoy the costume on him or the costume itself because of the angle he’s leaning/crouching.

    I’ll reserve judgement until I can get a better look at the costume.

  2. I think we need a more flattering angle, but looks good so far :)

  3. I really like it, I think his head is at a poor angle, but a good first look.
    I just hope while running he has the lightening trails off him, instead of a just a blur like 90′s Flash or Smallville.

  4. He’s in a weird pose, we need a better picture to showcase the suit

  5. Wow – such Daredevil…


  7. I wonder if he’ll be able to packed it into a ring.

  8. I put yes, my only sidebar is it better come out of his ring.

  9. I like it. It gives off a modern, yet ‘prototype’ feel (a bit like TASM costume). It definitely suits a Flash who is just starting out…

  10. I think the costume looks fine. The real question is what will it look like in motion. In fast motion.

    • They’ll probably start referring to him as the red-gold blur.

      • They could call him The Speedster or The Scarlet Speedster

  11. We’ll see. Need to see a full, regular, non-action shot. I don’t think I like the chest symbol though. The red on it looks out of place. I would’ve made it same color and a bit larger, or no ring and just a larger lightning bolt.

  12. From this angle of the pic it looks like he is not wearing yellow boots which one of the awesome parts of the flash costume.

  13. Also, the bolts at the ears do stick out a little.

    That wasn’t apparent from the original picture from the side.

  14. Yes, I cannot wait to see it when it comes out on CW ? THE FLASH sounds like an idea, and also It also needs to appear on the Big Screen also. Cause, everyone who are waiting to see a FLASH movie to be made. This is a lot different than Bart Allen who was played by Kyle Gallner from the SMALLVILLE series Episode “Run” & “Justice”.

  15. I agree with what was said above: too weird a pose/photo selection to judge it properly, but it looks good so far. Shipp’s Flash was too bulky indeed.

  16. A bit dark but it looks fantastic!

  17. Looks good. Just hope the special effects are good also.

  18. So Now we can confirm that FLASH will Show up on 20th Ep. of ‘ARROW’ which is titled ‘Seeing RED’

    • I think not… maybe the RED referring to Roy Harper…. Or another character from Suicide Squad…

      • Depends.

        The Flash pilot was meant to be episode 20 of Arrow but he proved popular enough to go ahead with his own show.

  19. Scientifically speaking, the mesh would be a point of extreme wind resistance at the speeds the Flash runs at, and unless it was a ‘special’ material, it would shred or at least wear very quickly.
    Just sayin’..

    • Depends on the design, doesn’t it? For example, golf balls have dimples, because they actually reduce drag. It has to do with avoiding airflow separation.

      • The mesh on a suit of clothing is not the same as the smooth dimples on a golf ball.

        It’s unlikely that a suit of leather or clothing, with it’s multiple rough surfaces, creases and angles, would build up a distinct laminar flow area. I wouldn’t think you’d get the separation that occurs in a laminar flow with clothing that has naturally turbulent flow, and the dimples on a golf ball are used to create a turbulent flow because the normal surface is so smooth that it builds up that laminar flow layer, leading to separation, and hence, drag.

        But I could be wrong, as I’m not a Speed Force expert.. :-)

        • The Flash has a special aura that protects him from the effects of air friction. Any cloth he wears is protected as well.

          • Well I guess he can wear as much damn mesh as he wants then, can’t he! lol

            • I once had a very hot-looking girlfriend years ago who I bought a fishnet-mesh swimsuit for, and believe me, she looked scorching in it!

          • That settles that. :D

        • I suspect that as “scientific” as they made him out to be on arrow, i’m sure we will get some explanation as to the functionality of it. i also hope we don’t get the suit immediately. i hope it’s a couple of episodes to build up to it.

  20. I wish it had more yellow in it (belt (ok you can’t really see it), wrists, boots). And why the red circle?

  21. Hopefully he puts on more runner muscle…

  22. even though i said i need to see more its definitely WAY better than i expected. i though he would just have a red hoody with a lighting bold. the quality does seem like movie quality as well but i chose the option i did because i aint too keen on the red. i would like to see it in action before my final answer.

  23. I 100% admit that what I’m about to write is some fan boy stupidity, but here it goes. I really like the costume. I hope that the story behind how he gets it or makes it is equally good. Maybe a gift from the “rock star physicist”? I hate when the elaborate costume just appears like in the Spiderman films. Where did he get that? Anyways, as far as the Flash costume goes, its very good. I would like to see a more substantial or beefy sole on the boot. He’s running that fast so he needs something that will hold up to the friction/heat. Like I said, fan boy stupidity but at least I’m aware of it.

    • Well, in The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter ordered several lycra athletic body suits worn by those who compete in the bobsled and luge events in the Winter Olympics online then stitched them together with a pair of sunglasses for the eyes of the mask.

  24. I like that it looks like it’s made of the same material from the Man of Steel costume. But damn, he’s got a huge head.

    • You sound like my old girl-friend, “Knock-Kneed Nellie”! (hee-hee!)

  25. I love it. It looks sleek and modern…even from that face-front, crouching angle The color looks good (I am fine with darker tones in current costuming, except for clearly child-centered productions). Gustin seems to have a great take on Barry. All in all with the casting announcements and these other elements so far, I am very excited for the coming of “The Flash”…

  26. I like it. But will The Flash still appear in the DC cinematic universe? I really want this show to succeed. I want all the DC projects to succeed. But I hope this show does not hinder The Flash from appearing in the cinematic universe.

    • I assumed that with the slightly different logo on Gustin’s Flash, the movie version will be more like The New 52 suit with a different actor playing Barry.

      • @Dazz. Yea I could see that since this show or Arrow is not tied to anything under David Goyer I believe. But the cinematic universe could go the Wally West route. The television Flash could use the Barry Allen character, while the movies use Wally West.

  27. The costume is clearly superior to that of Dawson Leery’s father, but the show is going to be terrible.

  28. Shouldn’t it be a Flash fact! Instead of a fun fact!