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Old 06-20-2016, 04:54 PM   #26
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I thought what was dumb about the movie costume was that it SEEMED like it was obviously supposed to be essentially "painted on", based on every character except Hal, but for some reason they took what WOULD be a "painted on" suit on Abin Sur (who, if you recall DID have anatomy which resembled naked musculature, striations and all) and put the VERY SAME suit on Hal, despite the fact that his body does not have that texture at all. That might have made SOME sense if it had been a physical suit, but as a construct that seemed, in every other case, to just follow the exact contours of the subject's body, it made none.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:22 PM   #27
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I thought what was dumb about the movie costume was that it SEEMED like it was obviously supposed to be essentially "painted on", based on every character except Hal, but for some reason they took what WOULD be a "painted on" suit on Abin Sur (who, if you recall DID have anatomy which resembled naked musculature, striations and all) and put the VERY SAME suit on Hal, despite the fact that his body does not have that texture at all. That might have made SOME sense if it had been a physical suit, but as a construct that seemed, in every other case, to just follow the exact contours of the subject's body, it made none.
I am not sure I follow. I believe Abin Sur's suit did not resemble Hal's? Also, while the lines of Abin Sur's suit seem to somewhat resemble the texture of his skin, the texture is considerably different.

Although it is certainly worth noting that Sinestro's suit seemed less focused on anatomy and more focused on personality, which certainly fits him. Unless he just had a very warped musculature. So clearly his suit was not designed to reflect his anatomy. Whether that was his own decision on customisation or just the Ring somehow making the decision for him is unknown, I suppose.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:28 PM   #28
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Huh, y'know, you're right. I never looked at them side by side before. I just remembered that Abin's skin had the muscle fiber texture, and so did his suit, and that Hal's also had what looked like a muscle fiber texture (and not anything like his actual skin), and conflated them in my mind, even though they do look somewhat distinct.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:02 PM   #29
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Huh, y'know, you're right. I never looked at them side by side before. I just remembered that Abin's skin had the muscle fiber texture, and so did his suit, and that Hal's also had what looked like a muscle fiber texture (and not anything like his actual skin), and conflated them in my mind, even though they do look somewhat distinct.
Fear not. Indeed, Abin's looks more like a stylish marble-looking texture, whereas Hal's is... something. I too certainly thought it was an attempt at a muscle-like design, but does not seem to conform correctly to human muscle fiber shapes.

For DC Universe Online, the developers actually had a similar idea for Saint Walker's costume, and I personally feel the result is far superior. Ultimately though, they settled on something more simplistic.
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I will probably enlist a great deal of hate for this, but I personally loved the design of the 2011 suit. Believe it or not, I also legitimately like the fact that it was CGI. But I will explain...

The suit is meant to be made of energy. Having it 100% CGI gives it a very unearthly feel and makes it stand out from your usual superhero costume. It solidifies the fact that GL is a space-based superhero with a suit generated from energy projected from a ring created by aliens. I also loved the smoky green glow effects.

As for the design, I personally am happy to see the absence of the white gloves. As a suit made of energy, it makes sense that the suit is purely green, with areas of very dark green to resemble black to break it up slightly. I also liked the lining texture, as the suit's designer said she wanted it to look aerodynamic and to show off human anatomy. I personally love the idea that each Lantern's uniform is designed to show off their physiology, as it allows their species to stand out among the Corps.

However, as for what I would personally go for:

It would be tight like a second-skin, confirming to and outlining every bodily muscle and detail (except for certain obvious attributes). So mostly the classic tights there. The costume's design needs to show off the wearer's physiology, as I mentioned earlier.

No lining on the costume like the film. The green would be smooth, but it would have a noticeable wavy texture as energy seems to flow through it like gentle water. Imagine a texture like wood that seems to flow and sway. Waves of brighter energy would also emanate out from the emblem. However, the whole thing would have a slight shine to it.

I would have green gloves as the film did. As for whether or not the green would stop at the waist or descend downward between the legs like the classic leotard design I am unsure. (Thoughts? I actually kind of like the classic design as it covered the torso completely, which makes it seem like each different colour completely covers a different body part, which I kind of like.)

The black is simply a much darker green.

The whole thing glows with crackles and arcs of green energy. The green parts would also emit light themselves, so everywhere he goes would be slightly illuminated by the green glow of his costume.

The white around the logo would just be very brightly glowing green instead.

As for how I would make it in a movie, the costume would be full-body black tights, and the green would be added via CG. I believe that would keep it grounded while still giving it the unearthly alien effect I liked in the original.
The concept of the film suit is good, on paper it sounds great. It's just that it was executed appallingly. Maybe if it was made ten or twenty years later it'd have been pulled off...
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The concept of the film suit is good, on paper it sounds great. It's just that it was executed appallingly. Maybe if it was made ten or twenty years later it'd have been pulled off...
Then I certainly hope they go that route with the 2020 film.
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Then I certainly hope they go that route with the 2020 film.
Maybe. I think they're gonna want to distance themselves though. I reckon they should try for something at least somewhat different. Someone here said they should try for an almost futuristic spacesuit look, I reckon that'd be a great route to take.
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I was mostly ok with the movie suit. I get that they wanted the rippling energy veins as a way so show Hal's intensity since he's a "point and shoot" hero. The only thing that actually bugged me about the suit was the mask-shape and how you could see his toes like he was wearing socks as opposed to the suit having padding on the feet.
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