In Honor Of Edna Mode, My Favorite Marvel/Disney/Pixar Super-Hero Uniforms.
Today, Disney and Pixar released a video profile of the legendary and iconic fashion designer to the super-hero community - Edna Mode!
In celebration of her tribute video, I thought I'd tell you my favorite (I'm not going to even limit it to five) Marvel/Disney/Pixar super-hero uniforms!
Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
While Captain America's standard uniform will always be classic, there is something about his Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform as featured in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It is more subdued, but it is also very sleek. It feels fresh and clean. I like the lack of red on his uniform, but it is still prevalent on his shield to give ensure his all American look.
Thor as designed by Olivier Copiel
There is something about the way Olivier Copiel added chainmail to Thor's arms and legs that make Thor look so majestic. With all due respect to Jack Kirby's amazing original uniform, its Copiel's design that sticks in my mind and is the quintessential Thor uniform to me. And, with apologies to Edna Mode, Thor's uniform would be nothing without his cape.
Spider-Man as designed by Steve Ditko
I have to go with the original Spider-Man design by the legendary Steve Ditko. The thing that made this uniform the most special were the web wings under his arms. It was wonderful seeing a tribute to these wings in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Also, the size of the spider on Spidey's costume has often changed in size and length, but I prefer the smaller spider on the front and the red spider on the back.
Go-Go Tomago from Big Hero 6
Of the Big Hero 6, I think Go-Go Tomago had the coolest uniform. I like the sleek look and the brightness of it. But it's the speed discs that really make this uniform awesome. She can use them either to propel her, as a weapon or a shield.
Elastigirl's original uniform from The Incredibles
With all due respect to Edna Mode, I didn't think it necessary to redesign Elastigirl's uniform because the original design was great. It looked retro and fun. The white uniform with the red accessories worked very well together. But most of all, this gave her her own identity aside from being Mr. Incredible's wife. I'm glad to see that they will be bringing an updated version to The Incredibles 2. Although, from what I've seen, I still like the original.
Storm as designed by Dave Cockrum
I absolutely love Storm's original uniform as designed for Giant Size X-Men #1. Yes, on a level, it is a little leather bikini with boots, but that cape is so iconic (again, apologies to Edna Mode). I love how it connects to her wrists to give her a wing like feel. And I love a character with a crown, especially in her white hair. She looks so majestic. Storm was, after all, seen as a goddess.
Dazzler as designed by John Romita, Jr.
Dazzler first being developed as a live action movie starring Bo Derek. The concept that she would be a roller disco musical diva with super powers. So, she looks the part and, even though it is so dated, I love it. They recently redesigned her uniform to fit the times as a modern music artist, but it's just not Dazzler to me. She could still have her original look and embrace the retro.
Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange
The uniform Doctor Strange uses in his movie is fairly faithful to the comic book, except for missing his leopard spotted gloves (which he did wear in the post-credit scene and looked weird). But I think the movie version just looks amazing. If I could pull it off, I would want to wear it. It looks comfortable, yet is functional for a sorcerer. But, of course, the Cloak of Levitation with a personality of it's makes this uniform the coolest.
Thor as designed by Russell Dauterman
You're asking...wait. Didn't you already talk about Thor? This time I'm talking about Jane Foster as Thor. Her design is reminiscent of Thor, but her uniform looked more like armor. There is a tribute on her belt to the discs Thor Odinson wears on his chest. But the helmet with the mask is what makes the uniform both amazing and enigmatic.
Black Panther in Black Panther
The Black Panther uniform from the movie is faithful to the comic book version, but it looks more technologically inclined. I think it looks just beautiful (good job, Shuri!). The silver accents help make what is otherwise an all black uniform more interesting, especially in the facial plate. While being more technological, the traditional necklace exemplifies the Afrofuturism Wakanda is known for.