The Flash Season 5 Gives Official Look At Barry’s New Costume
As some of you may have seen, over the last week or so, there has been some controversy over Barry’s new suit in the upcoming 5th Season of ‘The Flash‘ after a photo leaked of it online. The CW has now released the official pic, and it looks pretty good to us!
If you’ve watched the trailer for the next season you will know the new suit comes from Jessica Parker Kennedy’s character, Nora, who finally introduces the famous Flash Ring used to store a compressed version of the suit in the comics.
For those of you that haven’t been following this story, someone leaked a badly taken photo of Grant Gustin getting fitted up for the new outfit last week. This led to various online trolls body-shaming Grant about his weight in the photo. Probably the same people who have forced the – openly gay since she was 12 – actress Ruby Rose off Twitter for not being gay enough to play Batwoman… This led to Grant releasing a statement on Instagram, commenting “So here’s the thing about this bullshit photo leak. It’s a cool suit. That’s a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted. Some things need work and they will be worked on. We’ll get there, As far as the body shaming. That’s what pisses me off. Not even just for my sake. I’ve had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin. I’ve had my own journey of accepting it. But there’s a double standard where it’s ok to talk shit about a dudes body.”
Now the official photo has come out along with a better “behind the scenes” photo from Grant himself, which you can see below:
As you can probably see, the most noticeable difference is the lack of a chin strap on the helmet/hood of the suit. It’s also rather more fabric and less leather than it’s previous iteration. Overall, we think they’ve done a really good job with it. This isn’t the first time the suit has changed. There has been a noticeable evolution of the costume from season 1 to season 4. Check out the side-by-side below.