"What can change the nature of a man?"
I find it more of a complement to the character that he doesn't need much of a change, compared to someone
like Hawk-Eye who needed a drastic overall for his push.
Artist like Joe Mad, Chris Bachalo, and Humberto Ramos have made me absolutely love the classic Gambit costume - neon pink including. Between the pink eyes and the pink powers, the neon pink torso just adds flare to the black tights and brown trenchcoat. With that said, I still really like his X-Treme costume - so I'm cool with both. I generally don't like the "head sock" thing, but the artists I listed have made it look good.
Practicality is boring, and I'm assuming that many fans read comics to escape to a world that isn't restricted by the same rules and laws of "practicality" that this world is bound by. I definitely agree that a costume should reflect a character's personality and niche - but I would hate to see a costume's aesthetic limited due to issues of practicality. I'm not saying that a costume should be overtly obnoxious and flamboyant - only that practicality should not be the deciding factor.
meh his costume is essentially the trench coat/duster that's the one consistent element of his costume. Everything else is constantly changing
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