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Offline Podmark

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Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:00:44 AM »
There's a lot of talk about a Black Lightning TV show lately, so we'll do a Black Lightning costume this week:

This costume was the last he wore before the New 52.
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 04:47:52 AM »
4: I liked that costume a lot.  It's good, sleek, and definitely conveys his concept, but I think it's not quite perfect.  I'm not sure what it needs, but I think a tweak could make it fantastic.

Of course, it loses something without the detachable afro. ;)
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 04:04:43 PM »
I like it. Something seems off about the mask, but otherwise I like it.
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 05:25:20 PM »
I like this costume, but I don't like this artwork of it, if that makes sense. It's sleek, simple, and reflective of the character's history. I'm not a total fan of how it steals Wally's belt, but he's a fellow DC hero so I imagine they go to the same tailor.

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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 05:36:22 PM »
but I don't like this artwork of it

Finding good full body shots can be tricky  :unsure:
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 10:29:25 PM »
Oh no, I'm not blaming you on this one. I actually tried to get one myself when I was writing the post, but I gave up on it pretty quickly. But it was worth pointing out that the artwork, particularly on the mask, was not a proper representation of the costume compared to other artists who have also done the same design.

That said, I originally gave it a 5 in the poll, but in hindsight I may drop that to a 4. It's definitely a solid design, but it's by no means a perfect one.

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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 12:10:53 AM »
Interesting - Black Lightning's costume is so far universally liked. Pretty rare for Costume Ratings (I feel like it needs a catchier name).

I gave it a Like as well. It's a solid look, very streamlined.
The downside for me is it's really simple (I could probably skin it in an hour). It looks like it could use a little extra something to make a memorable.
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 02:42:11 AM »
It looks like it could use a little extra something to make a memorable.

Two words: Detachable. Afro.
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 06:13:04 AM »
Yeah, the shiny head is a little too much. When did bald become cool? I remember all these things to keep from losing your hair...

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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 07:09:18 AM »
Yeah, the shiny head is a little too much. When did bald become cool? I remember all these things to keep from losing your hair...
Jean-Luc Picard and Stone Cold Steve Austin?
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 07:01:22 PM »
I thought about Picard when I wrote that, but he is one of the few. Kind of like Yul Brynner.

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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 11:52:47 PM »
Two words: Bruce Willis.
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Re: Costume Rating 114 - Black Lightning
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 02:55:40 AM »
Vin Diesel too (hey, Vinnie seems to have played a little D&D from what he said on James Corden the other night).