'Justice League' Costume Designer Defends Amazonian Armor

Many fans were critical of Amazons' costumes in Justice League, and the costume designer has some thoughts to share in the costumes defense.

In Wonder Woman the Amazons were more armored than their Justice League counterparts, opting for costumes that showed off more skin. That was a choice by the director ultimately, and as costume designer Michael Wilkinson revealed, it was a choice that served two purposes.

"For the majority of screen time in 'Justice League,' the Amazons appear in 2017: one hundred years after the events of the 'Wonder Woman' film," Wilkinson told Fashionista. "We wanted to show the passage time by having a slight development in their armor, so some of the lines and details are different."

Modern lines and such aren't really the issues that some fans had though. That came from showing more skin as compared to the costumes in Wonder Woman. Wilkinson describes that as part of Snyder's vision, aiming to show the passage in time between eras, specifically in regards to the flashback scene earlier in the film.

"Zack wanted a more primal feel, so we harkened back to a time where armor was more primitive, metal was less developed, and the Amazons had a more tribal feel." The actors (and real life athletes, in some cases) playing the Amazons in "Justice League" also went through super-intense training, as they did for "WW." "It was inspiring to see the pride the actors had in their strength and fighting skills, and an honor to showcase them on the big screen," Wilkinson said.

Wilkinson isn't the only one to defend the costumes. Amazon actress Brook Ence also came to their defense. "The girls on set, we never thought of (the new costumes) as a sexy version," Ence said. "It felt a little more glamorous, if anything, because we had bigger, beautiful hair, which I loved."

"I’m an athlete first, right? (Usually,) I can’t wear anything without someone commenting about my (muscular) body," Ence said. "So for me, it was actually really cool to be able to show it and not immediately feel masculine, but still very feminine."

You can judge the costumes for yourself, as Justice League is in theaters now.