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hey thats not an Ewok
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I like!
On one hand, it’s an incredible reworking of a classic costume. On the other hand, it’s not an ewok! ::pout::
In all realism, I know doing the ewoks ever day HAS to end eventually, but how about extending the sweet joy by doing it once a week instead? Will give us plenty of time to give you ideas for the next character to torture… I mean, reinvent.
You must have done it wrong his underwear isn’t showing!
Just kidding I this one.
@Oquies: Amazingly enough, the flash never had “outside-underwear syndrome” in any of his incarnations, golden age, silver age, kid or otherwise.
@Jeff: Overall I like it… However, for me, there’s a few too many of those stripes, and I’m not sure about that yellow patch on top of the shoes… But, on the other hand, he looks more serious than Wally ever did, and that’s a good thing.
Neat looking costume update. I especially like the shoulder pads. It has more of a protective armor look to it, like the Christian Bale Batman costumes. Nicely done!
Finally, something besides ewoks.
With the line down the center of his face, he appears to be a robot of some kind with a molded face. Overall the look is more menacing. It feels like the head is missing something, but I don’t know what.
For me, the weakest part is the shoes. I know shoes in that style exist, but they look strange. Maybe if the stripe wasn’t yellow so it didn’t draw your eye to the top of his feet?
This feels (to me) like an alterna-Flash from another dimension, possibly an evil or more truly vigilante Flash than the canon one.
Not done with the Ewoks yet, just taking a little break. Also, they take a long time to do, and I’m behind on the SODs, so I might be doing some quicker stuff for a bit till I catch up.
The face part I thought was maybe like a clear plastic covering, so you’d still see his mouth for personality and character, but he wouldn’t get bugs in his teeth.
There probably are too many stripy bits. And I’m not sure about the shoes either.
Missing the wings from the mask. Otherwise, I like this. It has functionality and minimalism. One of my Champions characters was a French-Canadian version of Flash: “Rapide.” By day, he worked as an EMT. At night, he used his super-speed to fight crime and respond to other emergencies.
He also wore a costume of reflective tape patterned after an ambulance. I used the costume to buy some Disadvantages. He was easier to see, so he was easier to target and couldn’t use stealth or the element of surprise.
Which annoyed the heck out of the detectives and street-fighters in my group. But, hey, they weren’t the one that the bad guys were shooting at!
Overall, I like this a great deal. Although, if he’s going to have some protection on his shoulders, shouldn’t he also have some on the knees and elbows, and possibly the hands?
I thought about adding more padding elsewhere x-stacy, definitely. But then he started looking awfully bulky and not very sleek or fast, you know?
I feel like the eyes need some kind of re-treatment. They look dark and small. I feel like he’d have tunnel vision– which is not a thing you want when running at X times the speed of sound.
They’re sunglasses like a bicyclist or jogger would wear. They see fine.
It just occurred to me what’s bugging me about this, including the glasses — he looks like a swimmer in one of those new body suits. Which probably isn’t bad, given that they’re specifically designed to reduce drag, a helpful thing in a super fast runner. But I think if I indeed had something to break the line of the head it would help.
I like it, my only problem is with the shoes. I would have gone with smaller horazontal stripes rather than one big verticle one.
Hmm for some reason, this looks like one of the costumes you’d be making fun of. 🙂
-Jeff Hebert said:
“It just occurred to me what’s bugging me about this, including the glasses — he looks like a swimmer in one of those new body suits. Which probably isn’t bad, given that they’re specifically designed to reduce drag, a helpful thing in a super fast runner. But I think if I indeed had something to break the line of the head it would help.”
I remember a Wizard Magazine article from a while back, maybe 2002 or 03. It was during the time that Marvel’s Ultimate line was really starting to take off, and was crazy popular. So, Wizard hired Draxhall Studios to make “Ultimate DC” pics. I remember the “Ultimate Flash” design they came up with used a similar concept with glasses on the mask, but the made the temple pieces of the glasses in a lightning bolt design. To me, it worked, since that part of the design took the place of the ear-wings in the normal flash design. If you want, I might be able to track the pic down for you, Jeff.