The Scarlet Speedster. At last.
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have our first look at the full costume Grant Gustin will be wearing in the pilot for the CW series The Flash. At the end of February, a side profile of The Flash's cowl was released, revealing stylish lightning bolts instead of the traditional Mercury wings.
According to the article, the costume was designed by Colleen Atwood, the designer that also created the Arrow costume for Stephen Amell and won Academy Awards for Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland.
Remarked Flash pilot director and executive producer David Nutter, "I hope the fans who treasure the character are as excited as we are by what costume designer Colleen Atwood has achieved with this latest version of The Flash’s iconic suit."
Although Gustin is crouched in a starting position, we can see the color is more wine-colored than traditional red, with considerably more detail than John Wesley Shipp's costume from the 1990-91 television series. The suit also differs quite a bit from the current New 52 version of Barry Allen's Flash costume, including the lack of lightning bolt armbands decorating the gloves and red boots (again!) instead of gold. Thankfully, the chest emblem is there, although missing a white background, and there appears to be a nod to original Flash Jay Garrick's costume with lightning bolts running down the sides of the legs.
The pilot will be an origin story, following up on events from Arrow, which introduced Gustin as Barry Allen and depicted the lightning strike in Barry's lab which gives him his powers of super-speed. Filming is currently taking place in Vancouver.
The full costume as shown can be seen below...
*** UPDATE AS OF 3/12/14 ***
And here's a great shot of the entire costume from yesterday's filming...