Better costumes: Comics or movies?

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Do you think better costumes are featured in the X-Men comics (Ultimate, Uncanny, New--whatever) or movies? And I know what works in the comics doesn't always work on film. But personally, I feel the movie versions of Juggernaut, Magneto, and Phoenix look much, much better than these characters do in the comics.
 
I think it depends on the medium.

The films' outfits look great on film, but come across as really weak and bland hand-drawn.

The colorful outfits look great on the comicbook page, but would end up silly-looking on film.
 
Cyclops said:
I think it depends on the medium.

The films' outfits look great on film, but come across as really weak and bland hand-drawn.

The colorful outfits look great on the comicbook page, but would end up silly-looking on film.


I agree. Although, I feel the silver and dark brown of Juggernaut's movie outfit look really neat—very eye-catching. I think his helmet looks great, too, as do his gloves, boots, and armbands. Those pieces of metal armor found throughout his partially-leather outfit, are a nice touch. He's got some awesome metal knuckles on his gloves! Movie Magneto and the X-Men (with their black leather outfits), though, you're right, wouldn't work as well in the comics—too plain-looking. But I really like how movie Phoenix is dressed. She looks great in that long red Victorian-style dress; very classy and mysterious. I'm reminded of Hellfire Club Dark Phoenix (from the 90's cartoon).
 
The comics with a leaning towards the Unlimited costumes and the Batsuits from the movies .

Remember, the yellow and blue uniforms were potrayed and drawn as body armor during the Lee, Portacio run. The movie uniforms are terrible--for god's sake people their leather motorcycle outfits. Jesus!!!.........
Hello!?! Logan's bell bottoms!!WTF!! Spend some money Fox!!
 
Can anyone post some pics of the X-Men costumes from the X-Men movie DVD concept art gallery? That one of a masked Wolverine, where he's standing up, wearing an orange and blue outfit (reminiscent of his classic outfit) is pretty cool.
 
I've always felt the Ultimate costumes have the best of both worlds. looks realistic enough, but comic booky enough.
 
Cyclops said:
I think it depends on the medium.

The films' outfits look great on film, but come across as really weak and bland hand-drawn.

The colorful outfits look great on the comicbook page, but would end up silly-looking on film.
Agreed.:up:
Although I would like to see them get back to some semblance of a team uniform in the comics.
 
ICXCNIKA said:
That one of a masked Wolverine, where he's standing up, wearing an orange and blue outfit (reminiscent of his classic outfit) is pretty cool.
Never saw that one, but the color scheme sounds horribly wrong.
 
JackBauer said:
I've always felt the Ultimate costumes have the best of both worlds. looks realistic enough, but comic booky enough.
For the most part, yes, but the ladies' outfits need some work, IMO.:xmen:
 
JackBauer said:
I've always felt the Ultimate costumes have the best of both worlds. looks realistic enough, but comic booky enough.

The Ultimate costumes are awesome-looking! A variation of those would be pretty cool. Secret War Wolverine looks great, too. His Astonishing X-Men outfit in leather looks really tough! Gabrielle Dell'Otto is a great artist!
 
Why Does It Only Look Like Leather In Astonishing?
 
Chris Wallace said:
Why Does It Only Look Like Leather In Astonishing?

No, I mean, in Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine's new yellow and blue outfit is clearly made of spandex, but when Gabrielle Dell'Otto paints Wolverine in this outfit, like in the recent Secret War series, for example, Dell'Otto's version of this outfit looks much more like leather, or rubber, than spandex. Which I think is a great touch, and may even look good on film. It's the same cool outfit, only made of a stronger, more movie-appropriate material. Here's the suit, from the cover of Secret War #2:
secretwar2.jpg
 
Comics - but they might look cheap on film
 
ICXCNIKA said:
No, I mean, in Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine's new yellow and blue outfit is clearly made of spandex, but when Gabrielle Dell'Otto paints Wolverine in this outfit, like in the recent Secret War series, for example, Dell'Otto's version of this outfit looks much more like leather, or rubber, than spandex. Which I think is a great touch, and may even look good on film. It's the same cool outfit, only made of a stronger, more movie-appropriate material. Here's the suit, from the cover of Secret War #2:
secretwar2.jpg
I know what suit you mean. But in Astonishing it looks like leather to me & when anyone else draws it it's clearly spandex.
The best thing about his current suit is that they got rid of the shorts.:wolverine
 
Comic book costumes would not transition well on the big screen and the same is for the leather suits in the comics. I like the leather suits but I think the suits should have been more personalised and distinct.
 
thegameq said:
The comics with a leaning towards the Unlimited costumes and the Batsuits from the movies .

Remember, the yellow and blue uniforms were potrayed and drawn as body armor during the Lee, Portacio run. The movie uniforms are terrible--for god's sake people their leather motorcycle outfits. Jesus!!!.........
Hello!?! Logan's bell bottoms!!WTF!! Spend some money Fox!!

I agree. I don't even consider those black leather outfits x-men uniforms. They look too matrixy and they look more like black civilian clothes made of leather. Especially the men's outfits. Ditto about Logan looking gay in those bellbottom pants he wears outside his boots.:o

I think the uniforms in Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men would work on screen. All of them except Emma wear gold and navy blue uniforms that don't even look like their made of spandex. I really don't have a problem with comic outfits and costumes being used on screen as long as they look professionally made.
 
Chris Wallace said:
I know what suit you mean. But in Astonishing it looks like leather to me & when anyone else draws it it's clearly spandex.
The best thing about his current suit is that they got rid of the shorts.:wolverine

I agree about the shorts. Although, the shorts do give him a little more security; they hold things in place better, if you know what I mean.:O Awesome outfit, though; it's been working really well.
 
masterj said:
Comic book costumes would not transition well on the big screen and the same is for the leather suits in the comics. I like the leather suits but I think the suits should have been more personalised and distinct.

Absolutely! I hope that in future X-Men films, the suits will at least be made of dark blue leather, with yellow trim.
 
Cyclops said:
I think it depends on the medium.

The films' outfits look great on film, but come across as really weak and bland hand-drawn.

The colorful outfits look great on the comicbook page, but would end up silly-looking on film.
Couldn't have said it better myself. :up:
 
I still think the leather outfits should be used, but they should be dark blue with yellow trim, and maybe not so bulky.
 
Chris Wallace said:
Why Does It Only Look Like Leather In Astonishing?

It doesn't look like leather to me at all under Cassaday's pencils - it looks like actual fabric rather than designs painted onto the naked human body.
 
ICXCNIKA said:
I still think the leather outfits should be used, but they should be dark blue with yellow trim, and maybe not so bulky.
Unlikely.
 
Dress Them In Blue Now & They'll Look Like The Fantastic 4. And Since About 8 People Besides Me Liked That Movie, You Don't Want That.
 

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