Thursday, 5 April 2012

Project: Rooftop costume redesign: BLACK TOM

The ever-so-cool and criminally underrated Black Tom, done for Project : Rooftop

If Banshee is the King Arthur of my story, his cousin is our Merlin. His powers always had an Earth-based nature that to me linked him perfectly to Celtic spirituality, and that is exactly what I tried to reflect in his costume: part Druid, part hermit, part hobo, since his newfound mysticism leaves little or no interest in his wardrobe. The idea is that he probably once had a superhero outfit but stopped caring and now wears a monk-like robe plus whatever he can find over it. He always carries around an Irish Shillelagh, a fighting stick, and wears on his chest the Celtic rune for the Earth.

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