The Official Aquaman costume thread!

Discussion in 'Aquaman' started by John-An, Feb 22, 2015.

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What do you think of Aquamoa's costume?

  1. Love it! Snippets of one of his comic look combined with a grounded look.

  2. I expected something more classic

  3. I need to see it in motion to judge it.

  4. Don't like it. It's nothing as I would want for the character.

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  1. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    Welcome to the official Aquaman suit thread. With the official image released by Zack Snyder, whats your opinion on the costume?

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    supposedly the image without the filter, made by a fan.

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    This is a great analysis made by Screen-Rant
    But if you have some analysis on the suit, as the little but important details, please share them.
     
  2. Boy Scout Registered

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    I don't like it at all, but I don't hate it. I want to eventually see a more traditional looking outfit.
     
  3. Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    I love the look! I like Peter David's run of Aquaman so this is perfect to me. So far Aquaman is shaping to be the DCCU character I'm going to enjoy the most.
     
  4. titansupes Registered

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    I'm okay with the look. Slightly disappointed... but only because it's almost EXACTLY (seriously) what I expected when the words "Snyder/Momoa Aquaman" were first put together. Like, it's insane. I was hoping the'd surprise me with the gold shirt and a neater look.

    That said, I think the unfiltered version looks a darn sight better. I hope it's got nice colour like that (the movie as a whole).
     
  5. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    Like others have expressed. Somewhat disappointed, but I don't outright hate it. I'm not by any means a big fan of Aquaman, but I would have hoped they would have constructed a look that had more in common with the comics rather than the odd reference here and there that you'd have to point out to people. It's a messy look with a lot going on and doesn't really speak to the more clean cut look of the character from the comics (who even with a beard never looked that messy).

    If they were to change anything for his solo movie (not that they necessarily will). I would maybe clean his hair up a bit and give him a scale armour shirt. In my opinion would go a long way towards cleaning up his look.

    Also I've seen people elsewhere raise the point that as Aquaman he looks like he does in other similar roles he's had. I kinda agree. It doesn't look a world away from what he has done before.
     
  6. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    I don't care for it. Never really cared for that look for the character. But, this was totally expected based on what Snyder and Momoa said plus the general impression all involved have given for the film universe they're creating.

    I'm probably one of the few who doesn't want the tattoos to glow. Save that for Kaldur, who has more simple ones.
     
  7. KillerWolf Possibly partially drunk

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    I'll just drop my thoughts on the costume here too, as this is the actual place to do so. :woot:

    I can't really vote, as none of the answers above fit my sentiment toward this costume.

    I'm rather underwhelmed by it. I expected and hoped for prevailingly "90's Aquaman" look that this certainly is, but I find this to be too plain, primitive and barbaric.

    I would prefer them trying to combine the 90's look with the chain-mail (I believe short-sleeved chain-mail would work) or at least make him wear something more, but I think I'd even accept this look (though tattoos are definitely excessive) if they've made the design of those pieces of armor more interesting and otherwordly. There are no interesting Atlantean motifs and ornaments on manica and bracers, nothing to depict the unique culture of such a strange underwater civilization.

    Basically, it is a retiarius gladiator with Polynesian tattoos, and I find this design to be somewhat lazy and plain.
     
  8. Astro13Zombie Registered

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    I love it!
    The triangle shapes on his armor and in his tattoos work well as a visual replacement for the scalemail shirt.

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    I wouldn't have cared if they left the blonde hair out completely but I appreciate that they added hints of it.
     
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  9. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    What if his bracelets do this?

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  10. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    Does the "A" buckle with the two rivets resembles to this?

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  11. godisawesome Registered

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    Love the **** out of it. And I'm not going to lie; a large part of its appeal to me, as someone born in 1990, is that it's my generation's Aquaman, and not a return of the overall Silver Age resurgence that has some rather mean spirited champions on forums and more than a few people who I tend to think are blinded by nostalgia keep "harping" on.

    However, I will argue in a more objective manner that the design draws from the far more unique and striking 1990s design, and that the implementation of islander tattos and designs are an exciting addition to the character. I sometimes feel the 1990s get a bad rap for DC fans when I think it objectively did more good than harm to their mythos. I think that there is a certain intrinsic value towards making Aquaman look less like a classic superhero and spandex design. I know it's offset by the timeless appeal some fans see, but I just don't see anything overly unique to his classic orange and green suit. It's largely a blond Superman minus a cape and with different colors.

    I will agree that the design is compensation for the perceived flaws of the character thanks to Superfriends. But I think that's a necessary facet of the character now; every modern incarnation of the character is going to have to address it. The visual cues of the bare-chested, bearded look are just visual short hand for the expositionary refutal of the jokes in modern comics. Both are pretty obnoxious; classic fans looking at the barbaric look wonder what happened to their favorite character and why he looks so aggressive and grungy, while modern fans looking at the new comics wonder why they have to pause a story to have som idiot reminded that Aquaman's a badass.

    That's the trade off; all the fans know he's dangerous. Some just prefer it be displayed visually and never brought up again, whereas others would prefer it be integrated into the story and mocked.
     
  12. Loden Greatstorm THE BATMAN

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    I just hope some green will be featured in the costume.
     
  13. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    There's green. the pic has filter.
     
  14. Loden Greatstorm THE BATMAN

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    You think his pants will be green? I sure hope so :ilv:
     
  15. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    Haven't you seen the pics from fan that took out the filter? It's not 100% sure but there are green on the pants.
     
  16. harryoscop Registered

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    It's growing on me, but I can't help but feel slightly underwhelmed.
    I never really cared for the 90s Aquaman look.
    I wish they would have adapted the new 52 costume, but oh well.
    Need to see it in action for further judgment.
     
  17. Loden Greatstorm THE BATMAN

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    No I have not.
     
  18. Fincher Coming Undone

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    As someone who doesn't read the comics, I like the released picture, and that's largely the sort of thing I envisioned after Momoa was cast. On the other hand, the supposed unfiltered image is too..day-glo, too busy with the colors. So "I need to see it in motion to judge it" most closely fits where I stand, because I need to see it in color to judge it.
     
  19. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    Aquamoa's look inspired this?

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    Aquaman #42.
     
  20. Boom I got nothin'

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    I'm fine with it, though I'd have been curious to see Wilkinson and Snyder take on the orange/green costume.

    Still, after Momoa was announced, I expected a design like this.
     
  21. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    Maybe when he joins the Justice League he has an update?

    No doubt every hero will have updates, minor could be, but for merchandise that's a given.
     
  22. WBwins Registered

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    Like many I expected Snyder to go with barbarian look but I hoped I was wrong.I wasn't.

    So I'm disappointed,Aquaman looks way tooo wild and barbaric.And I don't buy that they couldn't make some thing closer to the classic.I think it was just bias against the classic.

    the messiness of Aquamans look is the reason I am not a Fan.The design could still work if it was tidied up like below.
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  23. Spock Registered

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    Do you really believe this is going to be his final superhero outfit? I could see some major updates for the JL film.
     
  24. KillerWolf Possibly partially drunk

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    Is this really worthy of separate thread? You could have asked this question in any of Aquaman's thread, like many people did before.

    To answer it shortly - some people believe he'll get something closer to the "classic" suit, I personally find it possible, though I'd much prefer something in the middle than the full bodysuit.
     
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  25. John-An Wonder Fingers!

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    ^^ :funny: Really does it have too much difference :whatever:

    In other news... this is Aquaman's new costume... Would you like to see something like this for JL?

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