Last year The CW added yet another DC Comics superhero to their television ranks in the form of 'Black Lightning', played by Cress Williams and created by Tony Isabella. In his TV incarnation 'Jefferson Pierce' is a High School principal who has retired from the crime-fighting scene in the fictional city of Freeland, until his daughters are threatened by a local gang and he suits up as the electrically-powered vigilante again to save them and protect his community from the crime, corruption and conspiracies threatening it.
Laura Jean Shannon was Costume Designer on the black superhero series, with Assistant Costume Designer Sarah Mgeni, Costume Supervisor Michelle Margolis and Costume Coordinator Jenny Davis, with the super-suit built by Creative Character Engineering.
I love how you can see the Tron-like circuitry in the costume's fabric and there's something about the two lightning blots on the front of the suit that reminds me of the iconic comic book version of 'Black Bolt' from the Inhumans.
Fans of the DC Universe can also check out all these other DC Comics superhero costumes from the big and small screen.
Plus stay tuned in the coming days for more science fiction and fantasy wardrobes on display at this TV exhibition, including costumes from Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Westworld and more besides.
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