There is little more important to a superhero's identity than their costume. Suits, masks and capes can represent a hero's origins, powers and what they stand for. Superhero costumes are also critically important for brand awareness and public relations purposes, so it's important to have a good one. In the universe of Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles, the supers enlist the services of Edna Mode for their costume needs. When the Parr family finally returns for The Incredibles 2 this summer, the legendary fashion designer will again be on hand to provide fashionable and functional attire. With a new movie comes a new suit, and you can get a glimpse of Elastigirl's new supersuit in the fun Edna Mode tribute video below.
What a fun bit of marketing on Disney's part. Edna Mode was one of the standout characters in the beloved original film, and this is a great way to reintroduce the eccentric designer to audiences. This YouTube tribute video also introduces us to a new suit Elastigirl, a.k.a. Helen Parr, will be donning in Incredibles 2. Instead of her usual red and black costume, it looks like Elastigirl will be trying out a different look, one that she describes as 'dark and angsty'. The new suit is accented with red, but is mostly shades of silver, black and grey. But this suit was apparently not an Edna Mode original; it is actually from another designer, and Edna Mode looks none too happy about it. At least it doesn't have a cape. It will be interesting to see why Elastigirl gets a supersuit from another designer, a story point that will likely provide some hilarious outrage from Edna Mode.
Elastigirl getting a new suit that is 'dark and angsty' is a fun little detail, but it also goes deeper than that. The Incredibles did offer some meta commentary on superhero tropes, and this could certainly be categorized as such. Taking a dark and gritty approach has certainly been the tendency among some studios when adapting comic book properties and this has been reflected in dark, neutral costumes that eschew the brightly colored outfits of the comics. It is funny to see The Incredibles touching on this, as films like Marvel's are actually becoming more colorful and comic-booky.
It is cool to see Elastigirl getting a new costume since we always like to see our superheroes upgrade their costumes from film to film. I imagine in this film, the new costume may be a part of her becoming the main super in the family fighting villainy, as Mr. Incredible will be taking on the bulk of the family duties, like staying at home to raise an increasingly powerful Jack-Jack. Incredibles 2 picks up right where the first film left off on June 15. Check out our guide to see all the upcoming Pixar movies, and for all the latest on superhero fashion week, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.