The CW has released the first images of Javicia Leslie as Batwoman in her new Batsuit. Javicia replaced Ruby Rose as the title character.
Initially, Ryan Wilder wears Kate Kane’s suit at the beginning of Season Two As Ryan grows into her newfound role as Batwoman, she redesigns the suit. In the third episode, Ryan reveals the new Batsuit.
The redisgned suit was conceptualized by Maya Mani and created by Ocean Drive Leather. The wig was created by Janice Workman and makup styled by Cory Roberts.
Executive Producer Caroline Dries said:“Ryan’s journey starts from a place of ‘What can this Batsuit do for me?’ But it’s not long before she realizes the power of its symbol and what it can do for everyone else in Gotham City.As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her physically and figuratively. This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed ‘powerful.’ Maya Mani sent me her drawings and I loved it. The wig was something we never perfected in season one, and Janice Workman crushed it with this new take. Javicia and I saw various prototypes of styles and red ombres, and at one point we were trading our own iPad-doodled versions. Janice translated that into what we are looking at now. When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.”
She said the wig was something they never perfected in season one.
Dries, Workman and Leslie saw various prototypes of the wig through until the finished design. Dries says: “When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.”
How is this Batwoman Batsuit different?
- A new cowl featuring natural, curly hair with red streaks, red gauntlets over the forearms, and shorter boots.
- A redesign with new materials, featuring laser etching to create more visual depth and a stronger silhouette.