It’s been a marvelous past couple of years for comic to screen adaptations. From the totally awesome Jessica Jones series on Netflix, to the upcoming Suicide Squad, which will be in theaters this August, this trend is definitely gaining momentum. This month, Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, hit the theaters. Though I admittedly haven’t seen the movie yet (officially added it to my to do list), it’s easy to tell from the trailer alone that the costuming in this adaptation is top-notch.
Joe Kucharski over at Tyranny of Style did a great interview with Russ Shinkle, the genius behind the movie’s Antihero Suit. We’ve included an excerpt below but recommend heading here to read it in full.
Tyranny of Style: Can you talk to us about the process of initially translating comic book artwork and a studio’s concept art into a design that is appropriate to be worn by a real-life actor?
Russ Shinkle: “For me, it’s all about proportions. Typically comic book art is fairly over the top in terms of physique so it is a balance between reality and the source material. When approaching these types of characters I try to focus on the silhouette first before I even think about details. Size, shape and the flow of the design. If you don’t start there it’s easy to get lost in the details.”
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