"I remember back when Stephanie Brown was given the Robin costume for like two issues. I thought she got cheated. And even though she was later given the identity of Batgirl, I still would have liked to have seen her as Robin for just a little while longer."
Robin by Kevin Prieto (aka Nameless Enemy)
"I was honestly going more for the 'idea' of Robin," Kevin said, rather than portraying any one Robin in particular.
"In this redesign I tried tone down the spandex a lot, if not eliminate it altogether. I figured somebody that's mostly active at night might be better suited in attire than can blend in with other people that are out and about at night. Gotham reminds me of New York at night, so I took some fashion cues from the locals. The split-toed slip-ons --which people loved -- are there to tie him to his ninja-like nature. The body armor is self explanatory, and the simple utility belt is for what ever gadgets might come in handy."
"I've always liked the original Robin suit but figured that once Dick got to the age of around...15 or 16 he'd start to want to wear pants. So this is kind of a more grown up Dick Grayson suit that plays more upon the Robin Hood motif. For some reason I always picture him wielding a slingshot."
"Dick Grayson has the Bird as his symbol, which will later go on to his Nightwing costume. The symbol is connected to the cape, which has scallops like wings. The small gloves reflect his acrobatic background. Same for the little boots. The costume and cape are made of a lighter material then Batman's, so it doesn't hinder with Dick's speed and agility. I wanted to keep the classic colours of the Robin costume. All in all, when designing this I kept in mind that he was a circus acrobat, so his agility will be his greatest strength."
There's the first round of Robin redesigns! What do you all think? Hit up the comments below and let us know; your input helps us determine who will enter the voting round!
I'd like to thank everyone who submitted early for their hard work and patience, as some of these were sent in around the start of October. You guys are great!
We're still accepting submissions for the Robin contest. Check out the Submission Guidelines for details. They must be in by Noon on November 20; late submissions may (or may not) be posted, but will not be considered for the contest prize!
And don't forget to check out the Calendar for advance info on future contests. We'll start taking submissions for our December contest later this month!