Psylocke's costume - time for a change?

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#1 Posted by jcbart (341 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you guys think about her famous swimsuit? I personally believe that it was great in the 90's, but now it seems very dated and not in tune with her current character. I really hoped that Remender would have changed it to a stealth/battle suit (keeping in tone with the X-Force outfits), but that has yet to happen. In my opinion, if he wants her to be taken seriously as a character by non-Psylocke fans, please take her out of the thong. 
Also, what with her being a close combat fighter, you'd think she'd tie her hair up? Someone has had to have given it a tug at some point.

#2 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed, she's been in that costume for way too long. The hair would make more sense in an ponytail but i can let it slide due to the comic world likes to do impractical things choice wise. I'd like too see a stealth suit of some kind

#3 Posted by The Stegman (20786 posts) - - Show Bio
 
 
 
 
I like her just the way she is... ;)
#4 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2509 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman: There is something to be said for consistency, huh? ;)
#5 Posted by iLLituracy (13522 posts) - - Show Bio

No. She's a comic book character and she has boobs...she's supposed to be scantily clad even if it doesn't make sense.

#6 Posted by The Stegman (20786 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shadow_Thief:  
 

@The Stegman: There is something to be said for consistency, huh? ;)

got that right, if it ain't broke, and believe me, it ain't, then don't fix it
#7 Posted by Dernman (14025 posts) - - Show Bio
CHANGE CHANGE
#8 Posted by MrUnknown (1700 posts) - - Show Bio

HELL NO!

#9 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@EnSabahNurX:  I would like to see a stealth suit as well.
 @The Stegman: I like her the way she is too, but it would be nice to see a different costume. Everyone else has several.
#10 Posted by Thunderscream (1789 posts) - - Show Bio

They've changed her costume before and it just never really took. Remember the head-band with the scarf look? Then they tried something new when she was with the Exiles, but it was generic and lame. The "swimsuit" with leg and arm wraps is iconic and that's totally in right now. ;)

#11 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

If anyone here can draw I think it would be cool to see some concept sketches for this thread.

#12 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio

She looks like a stealthy assassin, which seems edgy enough.

#13 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: I'd like to see something leather.
#14 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio

@Larkin1388: In that case, something along the lines of Ultimate Pyro with an overcoat. And robot hands.

#15 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: I don't recall Ult. Pyros costume.
#16 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio

@Larkin1388: It's something like this, only less maternity leave.

#17 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: I was thinking more along the lines of leather pants and a sports bra type top.
#18 Posted by Thunderscream (1789 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: why on earth would she need robot hands? i like the idea of her wearing red, but she's got no use for a mask or a coat and especially not clunky metal gloves :P
#19 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio

@Thunderscream: I said robot hands, not metal gloves. The overcoat provides warmth and style.

#20 Posted by Thunderscream (1789 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe: whatever, Psylocke with robot hands makes absolutely no sense
#21 Posted by dangerapple (37 posts) - - Show Bio

ya i agree unless they got chopped of like hellion

#22 Posted by telepathic666 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

why did they change her out of her exile's costume? i thought i was good and should have carried over...stupid artist

#23 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

My theory is that Marvel simply won't allow the change

#24 Posted by dangerapple (37 posts) - - Show Bio
@telepathic666: i also liked the costume
#25 Posted by ImperiousRix (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think there's anything particularly dated about Psylocke's suit.  It's not overly flashy in terms of colors, and doesn't have any needless/superfluous attachments.  

I'm usually one for not over-objectifying female comic characters, but Psylocke is one that's never bothered me.  She's a ninja/martial artist/acrobat type character, and thus wears an outfit that reflects those skills without being too revealing.  Hell, the bottom portion of it is the only thing that's really all that revealing, and that usually depends on the artist drawing her whether she's covered up back there or not.

#26 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix said:
She's a ninja/martial artist/acrobat type character, and thus wears an outfit that reflects those skills without being too revealing.  Hell, the bottom portion of it is the only thing that's really all that revealing, and that usually depends on the artist drawing her whether she's covered up back there or not.
I agree. I like Psylocke's current costume. I like the colours, stripe motifs on her arms and legs, and the general design of it. It reflects who she is as a character, and makes her distinguishable from other characters. I also agree that the thong bottom is the only silly thing about the costume, but only when it exposes so much of her behind that it's just looks ridiculous. It looks fine and tastefully sexy when it's crawn like its cut low enough. Generally speaking, the costume lands safely on the sexy side of the sexy/silly dictonomy I usually apply to the costume designs of female comic characters.
#27 Edited by dangerapple (37 posts) - - Show Bio

but then agen i like the one one the old side of uncanny x men 509 cause i thought the art made it look good

#28 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14027 posts) - - Show Bio

If it isnt broke dont fix it

#29 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio
@lazystudent: Exactly.
#30 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

Although it would be exciting to see a new costume, I will always love her ninja suit

#31 Posted by Invisible_Witch (310 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she look good in this 

#32 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol as long as they don't do the Armor Psylocke thing again I'm game. Then again does it matter? In 10 years she'l where the swimsuit again all the Marvel characters are wearing their old costumes or ones modled off of them.
#33 Posted by dangerapple (37 posts) - - Show Bio
@Invisible_Witch said:
I think she look good in this 
ya that one looks good
#34 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2310 posts) - - Show Bio
Age of X: Psylocke  

Just make it darker and i think it would be a cool look Also ditch the scarf
Earth-295: The Age of Apocalypse
#35 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

In issues #14 & 15 of UXF Psylocke wears a costume that seems to be a modified version of her swimsuit. I personally like it a lot. Having her bands connected is far more practical and gives her more coverage as well and the overall aesthetic is still the same as her usual get-up.

#36 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps: Remender confirmed on Twitter that that is Psylocke's new costume! Jerome Opeña also said he was asked to design something similar to Betsy’s classic uniform. He said that he still might tweak it a bit in upcoming issues, but it will stay pretty close to how it was seen in issues #14 and #15.

I really like it!

#37 Posted by daak1212 (7852 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer her ass out, but I guess the swimsuit peice thing will just have to suffice as usual

#38 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the new costume! It stays true to her classic look, yet it's been modified to cover her just enough to give her credibility. It looks like it's made for kicking ass instead of exposing ass.

#39 Posted by pixelized (62881 posts) - - Show Bio

So much purple, she looks like a loon. I don't love it nor hate it.

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#40 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio

Realistically, are guys attracted to girls who wear painful looking swimsuits all the time? Seriously, that thing has got to be smelly after wearing it for 20 years, it's disappointing that a former fashion model is STILL wearing that thing. The purple theme I can live with, but at least give the beautiful young woman something she can be proud to be seen in.

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#41 Posted by unicornpuncher (417 posts) - - Show Bio

AOA and AOX costumes looked great.

#42 Posted by Lifeguard85 (392 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like she gets a new costume in Uncanny X-Force permanently now. Its similar to her old one, but finally updated!

#43 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

@pixelized said:

So much purple, she looks like a loon. I don't love it nor hate it.

It's not really purple, it's black. Just the colorist trying to indicate the sheen of the material by reflecting the pink light of the room.

#44 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

ironically we had a Psylocke costume contest for artists running for 4 days before this discussion got started and no one managed to ever link it up here.

You cats are slackin.

There was some most excellent ideas thrown in there. :)

#45 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: Hehe I thought about it, but as soon as I remembered it was over and done with. Really great designs overall though, I agree. :]

#46 Posted by Tazirai (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like the new look will be permanent. Good I'm kinda sick of he Thong-kini. Maybe now her "fap' fans will find something else to like about her other than her being a half nekkid ninja, they "fap" to.

#47 Posted by Invisible_Witch (310 posts) - - Show Bio

I as well,like the new outifit...

#48 Posted by Ouija (362 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked these two and miss them

#49 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ouija: you went for the two where she shows off her belly lol!

#50 Posted by Outside_85 (7120 posts) - - Show Bio

Could go for a full ninja costume...but that kinda takes away the individualism that makes it easy to spot her when dancing around with all the other ninja's.
Other than that, I tend to favour the AoA version.

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