The New Flash Suit Looks Like This In Real Life

March 11th, 2014 // 55 Comments

After releasing a photo of the mask last month, DC Comics officially unveiled the new costume for The CW The Flash show starring Grant Gustin. And while the promotional image actually looked kind of badass, it’s now pretty obvious that was a preemptive strike against today’s set photos which look.. not as badass. In fact, they look like Ben Affleck‘s Daredevil‘s gay little brother Speedy who’s a real hit down at the senior center. Didja forget your prunes? Hold on to your knickers, Speedy’s on the job!

Photos: FameFlynet, Pacific Coast News


  1. Looks like they just updated the “Captain Freedom” costume from “Hill Street Blues”in 1981:

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    what??? its the same as daredevils

    • shyartist

      God, that is an awful costume. Not that Flash has a great costume to begin with. They re trying so hard to mimic the Marvel standard…and it’s such a bad interpretation. Why can’t DC come up with its own style? That costume is not built for a speedy superhero. It grabs at the legs in all the wrong places. Bad color, bad design. Bad character.

  3. Speedy is a real DC character and the sidekick of Green Arrow. He’s already on the show and played by Colton Haynes! I suspect they’ll be adding some CGI to this.

    • It took 30 minutes for someone to point out Green Arrow has a sidekick named Speedy? You’re slipping, Internet. SLIPPING.

      • I was at work. If you’ve watched the Young Justice series, I prefer when he started calling himself Red Arrow.

      • Johnny Barbells

        …ya’ know, i tried watching young justice when it first premiered, because it looks so dope, but i just could’nt get into the writing which is obviously aimed at a teen/pre-teen audience …oh, and, i took the “speedy” comment for the joke that it was, did’nt think it needed clarification… (on a tangent: i’m still lamenting the death of “batman, the brave and the bold” — by the way: i’m typing all of this from a strip-club while my girl is on stage, so, it all balances out)

      • You should’ve kept watching. It’s the best DC series since Justice League and it just as good as Justice League imo.

        It’s off the air now, but it ran for two seasons. Watch it. I bet you’ll like it.

      • Johnny Barbells

        JL & JLU are the gold standard in my opinion (along with samurai jack and venture brothers), so, you’ve set the bar about as high as it can go… i’m skeptical, but i’ll give it a look see…

      • Go in with an open mind.

      • JLU is almost the gold star, its amazing yes, but not quite as good as batman: tas. The darker feel of Batman just makes it seem more complex; although I loved that JLU had season story arcs and think that was the only thing missing from Batman. On another note, do watch young justice; it indeed kicks ass and is better than JLU in my mind.

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    Good lord, that’s awful. It would’ve been better if they dusted off the suited from the old series starring John Wesley Shipp.

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    It needs more muscle. The Flash is a speedster but he also very muscular. This looks like a homemade Flash costume.

  6. anonymous

    What an embarrassing looking hero costume. That just sucks.

  7. Meh. Will wait to see it in motion with added CGI and proper lighting.

    Till then…excelsior!

  8. Johnny Barbells

    …why are they are trying to kill my childhood? why?

  9. Don’t fuck this up, DC. Flash deserves more respect than this. You know if this bombs, your chances of making Justice League movie is fucked, right? There’s no Justice League with some member of the Flash dynasty in it.

      • Aww, I’m sorry. Actual sorry not false sarcasm sorry, but a Justice Movie was fucked to begin with. They’d have to have a metric shit ton of heavy lifting in the movie proper to set up Green Lantern, Aquaman, Cyborg (I’m guessing they’d go with him since new 52 and they have a whiter then wonder bread cast at this point) and possibly Wonder Woman.

        The only short cut they could take is force Green Lantern movie from a few years back into continuity, but I have no idea why they would do that. Ryan Reyonalds career is in a persistent vegitative state and niche wise has been replaced by Chris Pratt as funny action star that guys want to go out to drink with and Wives/Girlfriends wants to do perverse things too.

      • If only DC was smart enough to put the time and care into their franchise movies like Marvel did. Release a stand-alone movie for the major members of the JL like Marvel did for the Avengers, they would’ve had a good shot at that movie.

        But no, they only care about Batman and Superman. So that’s they have now. Idiots.

  10. Could be worse, Ben Affleck could be inside the suit.

    • Inner Retard

      Don’t remind me. I still have Vietnam-like flashbacks from when I first heard he’ll be Batman.

  11. Inner Retard

    Reminds me of the Wonder Woman series reboot debacle. Designing a ridiculous costume to divert attention away from a terrible story didn’t work there either.

  12. There may be CG involved whenever he is in the suit, I doubt he will be spending more than 5-10% of screen-time in it

  13. I really don’t see what the probelm is. Superhero costumes often look bad in on set pictures, and this is among those that look the least bad.

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    I’ve seen better outfits at comic conventions made by drunken fans and dateless man-children who still live with their parents.

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    Look out you rapscallions! The Crimson Dandy is going to kick you in the pantaloons!

  16. MZ MIZRY

    trick or treat!

  17. I think I’m rooting for Professor Zoom now.

  18. This looks horrible and stupid and I hate it!!!!

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    The Superhero Costume Rep Talks with Flash: “Uh, I see you’ve chosen our basic package. If you’d prefer to look a little more *ahem* heroic, might I recommend our enhanced codpiece?”

  20. Probably always a bad sign when anyone on The Big Bang Theory looks more believable in costume.

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    Scoff if you want, but it has to fit in his ring. There is only so much padding he can carry.

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    Maybe this isn’t Flash. Maybe this some new character, like Stroll or Jog.

    • coljack

      That was supposed to be “Maybe this is some new character…” I wasn’t trying to be the new “Dis how…”

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    I think it’s great. It’s nice to see the media rally around another kid with cancer pretending to fight crime.

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    Now before we start, my safe word is “Speed Force.”

  26. And yet even with this costume not looking great the show will still kick the living shit of the trainwreck that is SHIELD.

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    Phil Harmonica
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    Looks like one of Kanye’s leather jogging suits that Prada shot down. It’s true, he is a creative genius.

  28. Piper

    I need to call my mother more. I had no idea she was STILL making Halloween costumes.

  29. j/k

    Fast and brown makes me think of diarrhea.

  30. M.S.

    Poor Grant Gustin. He wants to be famous so badly, but I don’t think this is going to be the thing that does it for him. Maybe next time.

  31. renotastic

    Looks like a bad con costume. What, are they gonna fix it in post?!

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    You mean a live action tv show about a comic book character created in the 40s who possesses the sole power of “he go reel fast” might look silly?

    Shocked. Truly shocked.

  33. Jenn

    It’s got a weird, ill-fitting condom look about it. Pro Tip to the Nerdgins, coming in a Flash isn’t something you actually want to happen.

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    So the “flash” part happens when his twig legs rub together at high speed, right?

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    Stan Lee
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    please tell me this is a joke. that is horrible.

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