|Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2015) - Quake (Chloe Bennet)|
On the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Actress Chloe Bennet plays Skye (also known as Daisy Johnson) who acquired superpowers in the last two seasons. After learning how to control her powers last year she's finally ready to become a super-powered agent and has a new costume. LA Times revealed the new costume and artist Phillip Boutte Jr shared some of the concept art on his Instagram account.
Phillip Boutte Jr. is a professional costume concept illustrator who's worked on Hollywood projects like Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2013), Man of Steel (2013) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
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It has the same beauty and style of the other outfits like Mockingbird and Agent May's dress. The costume is based around Quake's powers that give her the ability to "move objects and generate massive amounts of force" and this is the main thing she struggled with on the show. So, the gauntlets have a special importance to her. In the comics she had little control of her powers until she started using the "Control Gloves" to give her pinpoint accuracy.
Here's what the finished costume looks like and it's incredibly close to the original design.
Bennet said, "It was really, really fun to put it on. With the inner geek in me -- and growing up with six brothers -- I was never really interested in being the princess. I was more into being someone who kicked ... and was a superhero. So, that was a dream come true. It was cool to be a part of the process in helping to design the outfit." Costume designer Ann Foley agreed saying, "It's about strength. She feels very empowered in it.... That's what was important to me, that she felt empowered to me. 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."
The costume is all black which fits in with the tone of the next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "I think you're definitely going to see a change in their costumes in Season 3," Foley said, "At the end of season one with the fall of SHIELD, you see a shift in the costumes -- we went a little darker. Then by the time we pick up with the team in Season 2, everyone had definitely grown up and you saw a shift in the way that they were dressing. Everyone just had to grow up. With the events at the end of Season 2 now, you're going to see another shift, and the costumes will reflect a shift for everybody."
I reached out to Phillip and here's what he said about working on the show:
"One of the key things that Ann tells me every time we start a new character is that she wants to be true to the source material while at the same time staying true to the show and the universe that has been established there.
"The first thing we started to do, as soon as Daisy acquired powers, was to start looking at what she wears in the comics. From there, we knew that her gauntlets, and their shape, was going to have to be a key element in the overall design. Ann had the brilliant idea of incorporating the iconic shape on her gauntlets into the back of the costume as well and it ended up honestly being my favorite part of the costume! I also love that the gauntlets in silver pop away from the costume making them stand out while looking functional to controlling her powers. She looks tactical and still a part of the team but she has a little something extra and that mix is perfect for the show."
Here's what Quake looks like in the comics
See more of Phillip Boutte Jr.'s amazing work at http://phillipbouttejr.carbonmade.com and learn more about Ann Foley's brilliant career on her IMDb page.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Phillip Boutte Jr.'s work or Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D what do you think of Quake's new costume?
Official Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series Synopsis
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet). Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge
Created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Cinematography by David Boyd
Series airdate: September 24, 2013
Official Website: http://www.agentsofshield.com
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