“Fantastic Four: Fashion Forward” Honorable Mentions!

Note: In the end, only so many people could win awards but we wanted to take time out to honor the other top contenders. These are the honorable mentions for Project: Rooftop’s Fantastic Four: Fashion Forward Redesign Contest. Congratulations to all! – Chris A.

Alex Mitchell

Brad Serum & Georgel McAwesome

Braden Lamb

Brodie H. Brockie

Bryan Vieira

Daniel Heard

David Karrow

Erik Johnson

Evan Bryce

Frank Stone

Gavin Guidry

Jarett Fajardo

Jarrod Prince

Jeremy Vinar

Jiang Yifan

Josh Thompson

Julien Hirt

Lee Gaston

Marlène Blanchette

Michael Scott

Mick Bouschor

Mr. Walters

Nicolas Zamudio

Paul Cunha

Ray Wu

Rohan Carter

Russell Dauterman

Tony Aros

Valmor Pedretti Jr.

Warren Newsom

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23 comments on ““Fantastic Four: Fashion Forward” Honorable Mentions!
  1. Although seeing all the costume redesigns for the FF has been great, I think my favorite part of this contest has been seeing all of the reinterpretations of The Thing.

  2. Paul Cunha… wow, how was that not a runner up? Awesome design. It’s actually my favorite out of all of the entries (including mine!).

    Also nice work by Evan Bryce and Brad Serum & Georgel McAwesome

  3. That Russell Dauterman piece is amazing. It’s not really a ‘costume’ or ‘uniform’ but it’s my favorite piece submitted to this challenge by far.

  4. Alex Mitchell
    I especially dig Sue’s look here. Really read explorer to me. I’d kind of like to see them all in the same jacket/boots.

    Brad Serum & Georgel McAwesome
    Not very team-y, but good drawings and Thing looks badass. The tilted “F4″ logo is always gonna look inappropriate though.

    Braden Lamb
    Dig the logo work.

    Brodie H. Brockie
    Nice, strikes me as a fun 1950′s version of the team.

    Bryan Vieira
    I really like how the logo is incorporated into the costume.

    Daniel Heard
    I love this. I think losing the hexagons on the shirt would be an improvement though. Leave em for the forearms and belt maybe.

    David Karrow
    More futuristic take, I think I like the belt work on Johnny best.

    Erik Johnson
    One of my favorites among all the entries! Dig the Johnny Quest vibe I get from it.

    Evan Bryce
    Cool science experiment gone wrong looks. Would really like to see two sets of designs here for a more team based look. One based on Reed/Johnny’s look. Another with Things look continued to all four.

    Frank Stone
    Badass drawing. Feels like mirror-universe version of the team, what with the purple giving them a villainous feeling.

    Gavin Guidry
    Not the most out there take, but a solid take on the four.

    Jarett Fajardo
    Especially like Sue here.

    Jarrod Prince
    Like the idea of the chestplates. Dig the art-style.

    Jeremy Vinar
    Very cool. Love the personality in this. And Thing’s knees are awesome.

    Jiang Yifan
    This’d make a killer Fantastic Four 2099.

    Josh Thompson
    A tiny bit too busy for me, otherwise this would be great. Love the Thing’s face.

    Julien Hirt
    Reminds me a lot of the winning entry. I like that Reed gave himself the #1 shirt.

    Lee Gaston
    Cool look. Another one that reminds me of a more villainous take on the team.

    Marlène Blanchette
    Love this drawing and the story it tells. Also cool looks for them all.

    Michael Scott
    Dig the idea behind the inverted back.

    Mick Bouschor
    Really like this. Maybe a little busy. Perhaps drop the extended “4″ line armband. This version of The Thing is too awesome for those boots as well.

    Mr. Walters
    If the Venture Brother’s didn’t already have a F4 stand-in this would be it. Great art-style, especially for this team.

    Nicolas Zamudio
    Awesome drawing. Maybe Thing’s throwing it off, but doesn’t scream team at me.

    Paul Cunha
    Very cool casual wear look. Would love to see these guys’ adventures.

    Ray Wu
    Another of my favorites. Nice mix of the new and old looks.

    Rohan Carter
    Nice utilitarian look.

    Russell Dauterman
    Great drawing. Lots of personality.

    Tony Aros
    Like the idea behind the chest piece.

    Valmor Pedretti Jr.
    Mr. Fantastic’s “1″ looks a lot like a 4, so it took me a second to get what was going on with the “2″ on Sue. Cool idea though.

    Warren Newsom
    Nice drawing. Dig the subtle invisibiliy on Sue.

    That took forever. Kudos to the judges, it’s tough to find something to say about all of these. If anyone wants to see my unfinished/unsubmitted ideas for this content (that I really regret not entering) visit my tumblr (click my name). Also did a quick sketch of Reed and Sue from Alejandro’s winning design.

    Bring on the next contest.

  5. While featuring a lot of nice designs with cool concepts – this contest (much like the Superman redesign) shows that it is pretty difficult to improve on a simple, classic design.

  6. Wow!! These are all amazing!! Alex Mitchel, yours is my favorite, by far! It’s definitely “fashion forward,” yet it’s not impractical or overly busy. I could definitely see this in an FF comic. Frank Stone, and Ray Wu, your entries are two of my favs also! If anyone wants to check out mine, feel free to check out my deviatart ((click on my name)) :)

  7. Some really great designs here.
    The competition was so stiff, no wonder I didn’t make the cut :)

    Standouts here for me :

    Jeremy Vinar – there’s a charm to these designs I can’t really explain. I especially love the Bill Nye vibe that Reed has going on.

    Mr. Walters – everything about this works for me. It’s different. And it’s a book I would read.

    Paul Cunha – great art style and the minimal elements in the design really sell it for me.

    Ray Wu – A look I can can see working in current continuity.

    Congratulations to all.

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Now that I have a little more time to stop and look at these: Mr. Walters, your designs are fantastic (no pun intended)! They’re very fun costumes tat would translate well to lots of different mediums (film, comics, animation). And while I like all of these designs, this is the only one that really made me want to read a comic starring *this* version of the FF.

    And since it didn’t seem to go through last time, anybody who is interested, feel free to check out my entry for this contest here: http://drwcomics.deviantart.com/gallery/38988782
    I’m really impressed by these designs overall, I can definitely see why I didn’t make the cut above any of these guys; bravo to all!

  9. Love Paul Cunha’s a lot, its kind of a throw back to the first couple issues of the book where they didn’t have costumes. Alex Mitchell’s has a great retro feel to it.

  10. Although my favorite entry won the contest, I think that some of the runner-ups are much more exciting than the honorable mentions. All in all, the quality and the imagination displayed here is amazing and humbling.

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  12. so many of these r fantastic!!! some of these deserved to be runner ups. much better redesigns than wut was posted previously.

  13. I was definitely not expecting to see my piece after scrolling through so many awesome entries, but I’m very surprised and humbled that it was included. Amazing work by everyone!

  14. Brownie points go to Mr. Walters for re-imagining Ben Grimm as a real Thing since most stick to the orange rock man look. Same with Karrow and having Johnny be different from his usual interpretations

    Daniel Heard has one of the more imaginative designs with the high tech hexagonal design. However, my Dave has to be Alex Mitchell and his serial adventurer inspired outfits. I love outfits like that. The practicality and the silhouette just hit a certain button for me

  15. Really like a lot of these, tis a shame some of these didn’t make it to runners up, especially. like “ThingFan” says above, some of these Thing redesigns are so much fun to look at- Mr Walters’ is brilliant even if it isn’t recognisable.

    My personal favourites are: Paul Cunha-mainly his style, it is beautiful to behold- Marlène Blanchette and Russell Dauterman’s which is just too damn cool for its own good.

    I quite like Daniel Heard’s too but the logo reminds me too much of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros’ symbol.

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