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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #738
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Default Re: Ideas for the new costume in the Batman reboot

Originally Posted by The Guard View Post
The issue isn't that gray can't look good. They could absolutely come up with a black and gray, or even blue and gray look that works.

The issue is contextual...why would Batman, in any realistic sense, color coordinate himself like that in the real world? He's, first and foremost, supposed to be a frightening creature of the night, hence the change to all black.
Assuming that would even need to be explained (and I don't think it would)...I would say that gray is better for stealth, but black is better for intimidation.

The gray bodysuit/armor helps him blend into the shadows and will keep him from being seen from a distance.

The black (specifically the cape and cowl) is for when he has to get close to someone to intimidate them, for whatever reason. It helps sell the image of a terrifying demon better than gray.

Mix them together and you get the best of both worlds.

Now, if they move away from that, and go back to the swashbuckling, slightly less dark version of Batman, I think blue and black or gray would be more palatable.
I would love that.

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