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Captain America: The First Avenger Costume Designs

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 | Posted by Fernando Caire

There can be no greater challenge than making  a costume from a comic book work in a film. Spider-man and Iron Man had it fairly easy, but I do not think anything would be more difficult than making Captain America not look silly in real life. I have felt very pessimistic they could pull it off. Based of of these designs released today my worries, and those of my fellow fans, can be laid to rest.

I love the retro feel of the costume. The colors are not too bright, but not too dark. It seems functional instead of flashy yet it retains the original Captain America look from the comics. I feel relieved and cannot wait to see the actual costume in action. Plus I think we can all agree it is much better than the 1990 version:

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  • aross

    Sorry, Dude – but that still looks ridiculous. They need to hit an Army supply or surplus and develop a truly ‘realistic’ version of the outfit – same with the shield which would seem to serve as a giant bullseye for enemies; bright insignia like that would only serve to give away your position – the producers can always have Cap’s costume torn up somehow and drape himself in an American flag ala Alex Ross’ “Earth X” version;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Earthx.jpg

  • Fernando Caire

    we also get some thor costume art here:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/biohazardx03/thor.jpg

    but frankly not as impressive…and instead makes me all kinds of worried for that film :P

  • Fernando Caire

    well captain america even admits to being a walking target, but at the same time he stands as a symbol for the country. When he gets that shield and busts a nazi’s face with it, they know it’s america kicking their ass :P Plus the shield does protect him, especially later when tony stark remakes the thing with antimantium i believe.

    and as awesome as using the american flag as a toga may be, it may look a little silly in a film :P

  • http://www.alphonso-art.com Fonz van der Linden

    When it comes to Kick Ass Costume design, I go for the Designs of Aridiel. Look what he did with Batman’s costume in ZBrush: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=087085

  • CHICKS702

    I like the design but I would go with a more militant look. The colors are still to comic’e. I would go with the Extreme Digital, MirageFlage, Multicam & Flectarn patterns to keep to date with the essence of his natural background.

  • Fernando Caire

    well at least they didn’t make it all leather and black. That seems to be the easy way out now and days.

  • Gary

    Looks really phony. No realism. And that stupid A on his head needs to go! who would do that? it’s just dumb. The Star on the chest is cool, but the shield, if it’s going to be a target needs to have a more “I dare you to try and hit me” feel.

  • pope

    its wrong, is Captain Nort america, or Captain United States of america.

  • cooper

    If it’s a captain america movie he should wear a the captain america costume. Otherwise you are making another movie. Let the high paid writers and director/producers figure out how to make it work with the original costume and story. Cap Am in 1940 was meant to be the ultimate US weapon, striking terror into the hearts of the enemy by his appearance and fighting power. He was to the 1940s what the A-Bomb was to the Japanese–pure terror and destruction.

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