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Old 02-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #738
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Default Re: Ideas for the new costume in the Batman reboot

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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.
Exactly.

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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.


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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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