Redesigning Kid Devil
I've had this on my mind since ONE YEAR LATER. DC'S ONE YEAR LATER was an opportunity to redesign many of the characters for the 21st century. Teen Titans is a property I always thought should seem fresh and modern. And most importantly, its characters should seem young and their 'looks' should reflect that.
That brings us to my first victim: Kid Devil a la Walko.
So here's my take on Kid Devil: Eddie Bloomberg went from this geeky kid to this cooler red devil version. And Eddie is still a bit of a geek inside, but I thought his exterior would be a contrast to that; After spending years in Los Angeles, I figured some of that fashion sense would rub off. So when you first SEE Eddie, he's s lightly scary biker-type guy... but inside, he's still the slightly insecure sidekick no one wanted.
So rather than the ripped black "Hulk" pants, I gave Kid Devil some more modern looking leather pants and kick-ass steel-toe boots. The casual white shirt contrasts his red skin. There's little accessories to keep the 'teen' vibe, like the studded belt, wrist cuff, earrings and necklace. It's a sort-of costume that is almost a regular outfit.
Also, half of Kid Devil's look is the fact he already looks inhuman. There's something about taking strange characters and putting them in 'regular' clothes that's interesting to me. I like those contrasts.
More to come...