Last edited by Godlike13; 02-11-2013 at 04:52 AM.
The two most armored members of the family are Batman and Batgirl.
They're also the two members who have suffered a broken spine.
It would be dumb of Barb to go out there in spandex.
I LOVE the armored suit. I think it looks really cool in the artwork plus it makes sense functionally to have armor, especially as much as she gets stabbed and shot. No one wants a scarred up heroine. I wish more ground pounding human heroes had that kind of detail in their suit.
I liked the purple cape. One, it was more feminine and 'girly' than yellow. Also, purple would be more useful for hiding in the shadows than yellow.
I dont mind some of the armor lines, but as with many of the rebooted costumes, it's just too busy. That has to be difficult for artists to get all the lines in correctly and maintain any kind of a regular schedule on the books. Wonder Woman's is another costume that has just way too many lines. Tone down of the lines and it would be fine.
Not all who wander are lost....
Busy is cool though. It makes the costume more realistic to me. I like the Arkham games costume because it has lines and fasteners visible and you at times see the underlying kevlar but it doesn't go to the extreme of being like the Nolan costume. If they remove her armor, just go ahead and add a boob window.
Batgirl's costume I think has the right balance to it. If I changed anything, I would keep her hair in the cowl since it identifies her, is a hazard, and serves no purpose.
So put her in a head to toe all black xenomorph exoskeleton? After all, that would be way more practical and realistic, yes? Yeah, I can see the majority of little girls in the world wanting to buy THAT Barbie in droves, NOT. Comics aren't always about realism, if one goes too far one loses what makes comics fun and special. Also, as I said before, if a female property has NO attractive appeal at ALL in her look, then most of the general public simply won't be interested in the comic or any merch, and DC & the WB WANT THOSE MERCH DOLLARS.
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Batgirl, Day Men, Inhumanity, JLB, Letter 44, Rocket Girl, SM/WW, Swamp Thing, Ultimates, Ult. Spider-Man
Legenderry, Tomb Raider
Comics have changed from the 1960's. High heels and spandex aren't going to cut it for a non-powered street character when all the other characters are in armor. It would make her look ridiculous and come off a bit sexist. Shockingly enough, she can still be attractive and sexy in a fully bodysuit and armor. Also, yes, looks matter-- but they shouldn't be the only selling point for a comic or a character unless that's their schtick.
I'm not 100% in love with the design or anything and it is a little busy so some tweaks would be good, (and I'm especially not a fan of the gauntlets) but the armor makes sense for the character, especially as someone who was shot.
I love fun in comics, but I think fun has more to do with the story, than if the character is wearing armor.
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