Note: One of the key aspects of costume design is to understand the character and to not get bogged down in detail, and artist Andy Trabbold just does that with his rendition of DC’s Firestorm. Gone are the puffy shirts of old or the busy nature of his current get-up,replaced by a cohesive and otherworldly take on DC’s nuclear man. I especially enjoy how Trabbold centered the chest emblem to make a more balanced design. – Chris A.
My first thoughts on redesigning Firestorm was to un-busy his costume. I pared it way down, reversing the colors and leaving the white out. I also wanted to re-imagine his chest symbol as built into his frame. He’s a walking reactor now, barely containing the energy inside of him. He’s a nuclear man after all- a total powerhouse, and I wanted him to portray that message in a simple, succinct way.