The Los Angeles Times first revealed SHIELD’s brand new outfit for Daisy Johnson aka Quake earlier today. Her wardrobe along with the clothing of some of the show’s characters in the upcoming third season will look a bit darker than what audiences are used to. Actress Chloe Bennet shared her thoughts about the costume and what it felt like like to try it on for the first time:
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 part the process in helping to design the outfit.
The person responsible for bringing the outfit to life is costume designer Ann Foley. When asked what message the costume conveys, Foley had definite ideas.
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.
For those unfamiliar with Quake, she is an Inhuman with the ability to move objects and generate massive amounts of force, so special considerations went into making the particular suit pictured above. Both Foley and Bennet were excited about the gauntlets Daisy will be wearing. “It’s only something that Daisy would have and is specific to her earthquake powers,” says Bennet. “It’s a practical part of the costume, cause when you put this on in real life, it’s not that practical. I always wondered why superheroes wear such tight outfits, cause they’re really tight and really limiting. It works onscreen though.”
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