'Titans' Season 2 sees vastly improved costumes including Deathstroke's armor and Aqualad's colors complementing Wonder Girl

Every show is a collaborative project and each department plays a vital role in creating the final product that arrives on our screens. The costume department for 'Titans' has certainly outdone themselves and we can't wait to see more of their work on the show.


                            'Titans' Season 2 sees vastly improved costumes including Deathstroke's armor and Aqualad's colors complementing Wonder Girl

DC Universe's 'Titans' has really improved in all facets in the second season and the costume department is not an exception. The show's costume team has managed to make season 2's character designs more or less accurate to the comics while also making some stunning improvements.

In the first season, the characters were still finding their feet and their looks mirrored that fact. Except for Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), the other lead characters mostly just wore casual clothing instead of elaborate suits.

Plus, a lot of the fans didn't quite like the hairstyles of the characters that, while eye-catching, did look a bit ridiculous. Season 2 has fixed most of those issues, including the hair thing, and with more superheroes coming in we've also gotten to see a lot more cool suits on the show. 

Three characters whose designs are especially noteworthy this season are Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Esai Morales). Rachel's new and improved look that was first revealed in trailers has made her more similar to her comic book counterpart, not to mention it's a lot more aesthetically pleasing than the feral street urchin thing she had going for her in season 1. 

Drew Van Acker's Aqualad suit was another impressive sight. The suit was quite beautifully designed with flowing lines that fit Garth's whole water theme, not to mention its color palette complements that of the suit Conor Leslie wore as Donna Troy/Wonder Girl.

Not only did the designers create a suit that really looked like something an aquatic hero might wear, they also managed to symbolically reference Garth's relationship with Donna through the color choices.

Drew Van Acker as Aqualad (L) and Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl (R) in Titans (DC Universe/YouTube)

The best suit of all so far has to be the one worn by Deathstroke. The suit uses the detailing on the mask to reinforce the character's menacing aura and its chainmail-like texture gives it the appearance of actual body armor. The outfit really complements Morales' performance and enhances the character's formidable presence, all while making him appear a lot more realistic than in other portrayals.

With more of the season yet to come, there's going to be a lot more suits on the way including one Brenton Thwaites is going to be wearing when he takes on the identity of Nightwing. We got a look at the suit some time ago thanks to some behind the scenes footage that leaked online and Thwaites himself described it quite favorably in an interview with ComicBook

"It's easier to move in, it's more flexible, it's more imposing, and I think that adds to the kind of the feeling that I have when I put it on, which transforms to my character, which is assuming his confidence, and leadership, and strengths. It feels imposing, and that's all I could ask for from a suit," Thwaites said.

Every show is a collaborative project and each department plays a vital role in creating the final product that arrives on our screens. The costume department for 'Titans' has certainly outdone themselves and we can't wait to see more of their work on the show.

'Titans' airs every Friday exclusively on DC Universe. The show's next episode will be arriving on the service October 11.

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