Jamie McKelvie

May 23 2013

That new costume

If you’ve read issue 5 of Young Avengers, you’ll know someone gets a new costume. I thought you might like to see the original design sketch and my thoughts that went into the design. Below the cut for minor spoilers.

So! Here’s Wiccan’s fancy new outfit. These are the notes I made:

- I wanted him to look a little more adult, a little more assured. I felt that he’s got a new sense of conviction at the end of #5 and I wanted the costume he creates to reflect that.

- That said, he is still a superhero fanboy, so there are elements to reflect that, especially the cape. I also put a hood on it, because sometimes I draw his eyes glowing blue when he does a particularly big bit of magic, and I thought it might be a cool visual to have those eyes glow in dark shadow if the hood was up.

- Because he magics the costume into existence, I thought that we don’t have to stick to the constraints of reality. So! The black areas of his costume kind of show a starfield, that moves and changes as he moves. It’s not printed material, it’s actually stars. I apologise to any cosplayers who now have to try to figure out how to represent that.

- Lastly, I kept the belt elements from his previous costume, to tie it in and maintain a sense of continuity.

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  1. kaplanwiccan reblogged this from mckelvie and added:
    “ I apologise to any cosplayers who now have to try to figure out how to represent that” he said. I kinda hate him...
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    I love how he actually apologizes to Cosplayers for the new design, cause of the moving starfield in the outfit.
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