Comic characters often go through many versions of costumes over their lives. Whether it’s a change in style, change of artist, or just change in character, it happens a lot. For comic book movies, the desire to create a unique look sometimes goes over the need for nostalgia and trueness to the comics.
For Deadpool, one of the breakout characters for many was Negasonic Teenage Warhead, who showed that even the X-Men have goths. But as costume designer Joshua Shaw revealed, she almost didn’t look that way at all. You can see some of her preliminary costume, and look, art above, and check the rest of it out here.
“It turns out I was going overboard with the goth look for NTW and Tim wanted us to do a pass of her in a suit close to what Josh Middleton designed for his New Mutant covers.Then the costume department would put together something over the suit to give her the goth look. I’ve learned over the years that some directors care about the source material, and you can guess which ones don’t. Fun Fact: Tim goes to the comic store just about every week and leaves with a PILE of comics!”