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It’s somewhat difficult to get excited by news that somebody other than you has seen Steve Rogers’ costume from The First Avenger: Captain America, but with filming set to begin at the end of this month and official photos likely a while away from release, we’ll take what we can get for the time being. Apparently, Mike Sampson at JoBlo was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the star-spangled uniform, and while he can’t share the photo with readers quite yet, he’s more than happy to discuss the particulars.
The first thing I noticed is that the trademark wings that flank the side of Cap’s hood are gone. In fact the “hood” is gone entirely. In its place is a more traditional M1 Army helmet though this helmet does come over the eyes to give Cap a traditional “domino mask” look. Still present is the white “A” in the middle of the hat (nothing fancy, this is the traditional font), though like the rest of the costume, the blue of the helmet is much more muted than the blue in the comic costume. A thick black strap comes down over the ears and connects under the chin. …
On his chest still lies the white star though it’s not as prominent as the comic version. The costume is still split horizontally through the middle with blue on top and red and white stripes on the bottom. But instead of stripes, it’s actually just a white base with two red utility straps acting as stripes. These straps affix to a metal loop at the midpoint of the chest and a black strap extends up to the shoulders from that point.
Additionally, Sampson notes that the suit’s fabric is more akin to the leather of the X-Men costumes than the scaled look of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man costume. As a whole, the suit is described as having “a practical WWII military look to it with some of the obvious Captain America flourishes that we would expect.” Overall, Sampson said he was “pretty impressed” with the design, and has hinted that three fan art submissions are actually rather close to nailing the official design.
It’s probably best to hold out judgment until we’ve seen the actual thing for ourselves, but assuming that Sampson’s description is accurate, how does the Cap costume sound to you?