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Offline Podmark

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Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:24:00 PM »
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Re: Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 06:31:09 AM »
I had to go with a "Meh" on this one. I get the intended concept and functionality of the design, but the color balance just doesn't work for me. It's definitely a '70's design, but without the lasting power of the other X-Men Costumes that were introduced at the time.

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Re: Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 02:43:58 PM »
Another "meh" here.  It's got potential, but it doesn't hold up as well as the other X-Men costumes of the era.  The arm-cape things are an interesting idea, but since it's implied that they're stretchy, the straight lines they create in a relaxed mode mess with the line of the costume itself. 

I think the upper part could be helped if they widened the yellow to extend farther down the shoulder, while shortening the lower point to the lower ribcage and then add a yellow belt. 
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Re: Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 06:22:04 PM »
TBf, much like Sunfire, this design was for a one off baddie for the original X-Men, rather than being designed for the second Genesis team.

I gave it a meh as well... I like the green more than the generic blue/yellow that all the X-Men wore for awhile, but there are just too many meh elements here.

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Re: Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
I went with a mild dislike.
It's a really simple costume, reminds of Nightcrawler's in a way. The yellow and black wings make me think of traffic signal. Not a fan of the bit of bare chest either.
I kinda think of this as a potential prototype for a better costume. I'm not sure that better costume actually exists though.
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Re: Costume Rating 122: Banshee
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 07:41:59 PM »
Pod, it might've been a prototype for what Siyrn would wear during her X-Force time. She def wore it a whole lot better.
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