Kaldath’s Corner: Spider-Gwen

This edition of Kaldath's Corner is going to be sort of a reverse of the old Bad Super Costume series we used to run.

Yep instead of a bad costume I want to talk about a costume that I like, well mostly like. Now I don't know much about this version of Spider-woman other then she comes from a universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter. Luckily I am not here to discuss the character, but instead I am focusing on the characters visual design!

Of all the Spider-based costumes in the Marvel universe if you asked me my favorite my  response would have been the Black/Venom suit, however no more. I have to say that this costume is by far and way my favorite Spider suit of all time! I love the black and white color combination, I like the patterning of the suit and I love the nod towards the original Spidey suit on the arms and inside the hood! The only think I don't like about this design is the Aqua-blue slippers and webbing color. This costume which is great in my opinion would be raised to a whole new level of greatness by turning all that Aqua into white or even black!

In conclusion I have to say that Spider-Gwen is a character I want to see in action one day, either on tv or in the theaters. I don't care if it be live action or animated, this is a characters DESIGN that just rocks!!

What do all of you think ? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Kaldath

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8 Responses to Kaldath’s Corner: Spider-Gwen

  1. I love this costume. It’s really striking. I will agree the “slippers” don’t work, but the blue webbing adds an interesting neon touch to the costume. But my personal favourite bits about this costume have to be the hood, which serves absolutely no sensible purpose and is purely there to look cool (which I approve of) and the eye-shadow style outline for the eyes, which is a very original and unconventional way of marking out the eyes on a full face mask.

  2. I agree spider-Gwen looks great, but the slippers are odd.

  3. I like it! It’s a very clean costume different from other “spider women” that have come before. The aqua blue accents give the character a uniqueness and a certain “lightness” to her.

    @ JR – I think the hood has purpose. The character with no hood has long hair and wouldn’t be very streamlined under a full head mask. Yes, I know, this is the comics and anything can happen, but I think some designers go for realism to make the image more authentic. Also the hood’s silhouette creates the impression of long hair which gives the character a more feminine look.

    Cheers!

  4. @ jr ~ the hood could be there to kinda say, “Hey I am young!” ,
    which could be cool.(if it’s true!)
    The slippers- dude recolor with either the white, the blue(webbing), or the purple (eyeshadow)… No sub them with kicks!

  5. Meh, the costume is only OK, so far as I’m concerned.

    This costume wouldn’t inspire readers who weren’t already fans to start buying comics, which was what the original Spider-Man costume did. The spider design on the costume is so stylized that it’s more of an assumption on the viewers’ part (gained through context and association in the Marvel U), as opposed to something clearly visible in the costume. Like the shiny black/white/blue costume of Bucky-Cap, I think this costume is just another ho-hum attempt to make a contemporary version of a classic costume, with the gender-bender twist that “creative directors” at Disney-Marvel love so much.

    That’s my opinion, in any case. ;-]

  6. Hoods CAN be very useful. I can sometimes get away with pushing the ‘I brought my own bag’ button at the grocery store when I show the cashier I’m bagging the item I picked in my hood.

  7. @darkvatican

    Actually, this costume DID inspire me to check out modern Marvel comics again. 🙂 I quickly got bored and stopped reading again, but I have a higher opinion of the character just because of the costume. But that’s just me; I don’t know about other people.

  8. I agree that the hoodie is useless but cool and somehow conveys feminine hair. I also think her “slippers” should be colored either white, or be in the webbing pattern to enforce the spider aspect.