Malmey Studios is working on what might be the ultimate Aquaman costume, with the look and feel of a movie-quality outfit. Jeremey and Mallie from the studio are making a design that incorporates what they like from a number of classic and new designs:
"First off we Like the scaled shirt of “Classic and current AquaMan and wanted to keep that, We also wanted to bring the Scales down into the legs but not to much, we don’t want him looking like a Merman. You will notice the Left arm is not scaled, we wanted it to have Armor on that arm as I think we will also do a gauntlet on this same arm. We added a tribal type Shark to the Left armor just to give it that royal Atlantis feel. The Scales will run down the Right arm as we like the idea of the skin being covered. You will also notice we went this an armor rather than an organic look. I’m a huge fan of the New 52 and like the look of the armor, I feel it brings a little more mortality to the situation. Even If I could talk to sharks i would not do in in my PJ’s. I also Kept the Brief look, I’m not sure why, I guess it’s the super friends fan in me. I’m also keeping the classic colors Orange, Green and Gold."
I agree on keeping the armor-parts in...shark-teeth and harpoons are pretty sharp (though one would imagine Aquaman with his fish-telepathy could talk his way out of an encounter with the former!)
The full costume will be debuted soon on the Malmey Studios blog, though there's a lot of tantalizing bits of design-work and sneak-peeks to check out!