After releasing the synopsis for the first episode of season three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled Laws of Nature, Marvel and ABC have released a first look at Daisy Johnson’s new costume for the upcoming season and it’s pretty great!
Along with the reveal of Chloe Bennet‘s Quake costume, LA Times was also able to speak with costume designer Ann Foley about the design, as well as how she went about bringing to life the famous gauntlets the character sports in the comics.
“It’s about strength. She feels very empowered in it…. That’s what was important to me, that she felt empowered to me,” said Foley. “I wanted to stay true to some of the designs I saw in the comics. In the style lines, I wanted to pay a little bit of a tribute to her tactical ability from last season, but we also incorporated the Quake symbol into her gauntlets and on the back of her suit.”
Quake’s Inhuman powers (yes she’s an Inhuman) give her the ability to move objects and generate massive amounts of force, so special considerations for her particular suit had to be made. Foley and Bennet were particularly excited about a pair of gauntlets that Daisy will be wearing. In both the comics and the series Quake has vibrational powers; the gauntlets serve many purposes in relation to her control over those powers, as well as being aesthetic.
“It’s only something that Daisy would have and is specific to her earthquake powers,” says Bennet. “It’s a practical part of [the costume], cause when you put this on in real life, it’s not that practical! I always wondered why superheroes wear such tight outfits, cause they’re really tight and really limiting. It works onscreen, though.”
This is easily my favorite costume adaption on S.H.I.E.L.D. – it’s practical, it fits the characters, and it fits the show.
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three will premiere on ABC on September 29th, 2015.
Source: LA Times.