Captain America Costume Glimpsed

Mike Sampson over at JoBlo has caught a glimpse of the “Captain America” costume to be used in the upcoming Joe Johnston-directed film adaptation.

Johnston himself previously mentioned that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will wear two different costumes in the film. The first, designed by the Army for his initial USO appearances, is the flashy nod to the original design which Rogers himself hates. The second is the redesigned battle-ready version that serves as the primary costume for the film which is the one Mike saw.

First up there’s no hood or wings on his head, rather a “more traditional M1 Army helmet though this helmet does come over the eyes to give Cap a traditional “domino mask” look. Still present is the white “A” in the middle of the hat… the blue of the helmet is much more muted than the blue in the comic costume. A thick black strap comes down over the ears and connects under the chin.”

The chest isn’t spandex but “more of a leather fabric, like something you’d see on one of the ‘X-Men'”. Design wise a less prominent white star is there, while “the costume is still split horizontally through the middle with blue on top and red and white stripes on the bottom. But instead of stripes, it’s actually just a white base with two red utility straps acting as stripes. These straps affix to a metal loop at the midpoint of the chest and a black strap extends up to the shoulders from that point. His shoulders have pads over them that extend down to about mid-bicep and are attached via a brown strap under the arm. The sleeves are white with a fairly standard brown glove.”

The bottom half is blue pants, brown utility boots and an “old school utility belt… made up of brown pockets with a silver buckle.” The shield hews closely to the classic design of red/white/red rings with the white star in a blue circle at the middle.