‘Titans’ has revealed two new behind the scenes photos that show the visual evolution of Starfire and Raven. Many have complained about the fact that Robin (Brenton Thwaites) seems to be the only member of the team that has an actual costume, never mind the fact that he’s the only one that starts out as an actual superhero. As Anna Diop, who portrays Starfire, the solar-powered alien princess, previously stated, “Our story takes its time… It’s an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone’s always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It’s a ride, and it’s a fun one.”
Indeed, in the first few episodes, Raven (Teagan Croft), Starfire and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) are seen wearing street clothes that pay homage to their appearances in the comics and cartoons– Raven’s black hoodie, which comes to a point in the front; Starfire’s metallic purple minidress; and Beast Boy’s red and white leather track jacket. But once they unite as the Titans, expect them to don attire that is a bit more suited for crime fighting.
It’s a tiny, far away picture, but here Diop is shown wearing a full-body purple costume. The detailing is not clear, but this is clearly a step closer to what one would truly consider a superhero uniform. Unlike the typical Starfire outfits, which are notoriously skimpy, Diop appears fully concealed from the neck down. From the neck up, breathe a sigh of relief as obviously the large disco curls are gone, replaced with straighter hair, which resembles that from the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoons.
Raven has replaced her thicker hoodie with a gauzy cloak and hood. She also has the jewel on her forehead that the comic book and cartoon versions sport. The rest of her outfit continues to look like street clothes, although she has a leather pouch on her belt… perhaps to carry mystical artifacts?
No telling when the characters will adopt their new costumes. There are 12 episodes of ‘Titans’ in the first season, and only one has been released so far. ‘Titans’ is exclusively available in the U.S. via DC Universe, with a new episode released each Friday. DC Universe has already ordered a second season.