The main storyline of the last two seasons of Marvel's [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](tag:722469) has been all about Skye's continuing journey to discover her origins as she transitions from Skye, anarchist human hacker, to Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake, Inhuman and badass S.H.I.E.L.D. agent - and soon to be Secret Warrior.
Over the break, actress Chloe Bennett has been keeping us updated with the changes she's making to get herself into the role of Daisy Johnson. It started with a modified haircut from the one Daisy rocks in the comics.
And now comes our first look at her Quake costume via LA Times, also inspired by the costume from the comics.
Costume designer Ann Foley explained that she wanted a definite nod to the comic books while giving it a new twist for the live action version:
It's about strength. She feels very empowered in it. That's what was important to me, that she felt empowered to me. I wanted to stay true to some of the designs I saw in the comics. In the style lines, I wanted to pay a little bit of a tribute to her tactical ability from last season, but we also incorporated the Quake symbol into her gauntlets and on the back of her suit.
Marvel's costume design is something that's been underrated since the inception of the MCU. While fans obsess over Tony Stark's next Mark suit or Cap's upgrades, they don't always notice the flawless continuity that exists from movie to movie, and from big to small screen. Put this costume of Daisy Johnson's - and Adrienne Palicki's Mockingbird costume - next to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow costume and they look like they belong together. Each one is unique enough to each S.H.I.E.L.D. agent so that fans automatically know whose costume it is when they're looking at them, but the style and design have a common theme so that they all look like a team from the same organization. That takes more creativity and planning than most realize.
I'm excited to see Daisy Johnson's costume in action when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 29th.