The new Batwoman is suited up!
The CW and Warner Bros. TV just released the first look at the new batsuit on Batwoman, worn by its new star Javicia Leslie, and we are so ready for it to be January.
New Batwoman Ryan Wilder (Leslie) will first wear Kate Kane’s (Ruby Rose) suit in episode two, and then her redesigned version will make its debut in episode three to make it clear that a new hero has arrived in Gotham.
Leslie and showrunner Caroline Dries promised during DC FanDome that the suit would be redesigned for the first Black Batwoman, particularly in terms of the silhouette. That’s clear from Ryan’s incredible bat-wig, which is a big change from Kate’s red mane.
The new suit was designed by Batwoman costume designer Maya Mani and created by Ocean Drive Leather. The wig was created by Janice Workman and the makeup styled by Cory Roberts.
Leslie clearly loves the suit.
“I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman—it’s her style, her swag, and her moment!” she said. “It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya. I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”