So among about a billion other things revealed about the CW's burgeoning DC TV universe, the outfit for Robbie Amell's Firestorm was on display at the Television Critics Association event this weekend, and, uh... well, let's just say it was not what I was expecting.
Mainly because it appears to be a hoodie with some shit glued on the front.
Given that Arrow, the Flash and the Atom's costumes all look pretty good, I fully admit I was expecting something a bit more... impressive for Firestorm, who recently debuted on The Flash. I mean, this doesn't even look like a special hoodie. The man can basically set himself on fire; does this thing have some kind of flame retardant powers? And what's with the circle-and-dots doohickey? I know it's a nod to Firestorm's comics costume, but it's over the zipper. Is it part of the material? Does it detach in some way? And if it does, then what the hell is it there for at all?
Look, I know this is a weird thing to quibble about when discussing a character who can engulf himself in flames, but that's actually a pretty normal thing in the DC universe. But as far as I know, zippers work the same way in the DC universe as they do here. So yeah, only one of these two things is challenging my sense of disbelief.
[Via Comic Book Resources]