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I would really like Damian's current costume, if not for all of the green. Really, it's hard to take someone seriously when they're dressed in christmas colors. I mean really, green boots with red laces? Is he supposed to be an elf?

The cape is kinda reminiscent of Ra's al Ghul's, even though if you take the original Dick Grayson Robin cape and pop the collar, that's pretty much what it would look like. So it's kind of a nod to both, I guess. The sword is another nod to D's grampa, but of course, he wouldn't use that as a killing weapon...right? ;P
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
You know this reminds me of the costume Damian wears in that alternate future story where he is Batman, in that story he has a standard Batman costume but with a trench coat instead of a cape and the collar and "skirt" here remind me of that. 
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Y'know, other people have told me that, but I never read that arc. If it fits with a canon look, though, then all the better!
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elmsi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I would imagine him using the sword like Leonardo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who seems to be able to fight with two katanas without making his enemies bleed. I think all of the Robins should have their own costume. 
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Robin for Captain Leatherwings?
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Very stylish, though I'm not sure that red and yellow are any less festive without the green, it's certainly a visually striking outfit.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you!  As a general rule, I just don't like red and green touching in a costume.  The saturation of the colors is just too similar to work together comfortably.  At any rate, two colors is usually enough to make a memorable costume.  Adding a third tends to make it messy.
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MikeAlanF Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
GREAT!!!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RollieFingaz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hot. Very nice work.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This costume design would make more sense since his batsuit bears resemblance.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Y'know, I actually didn't realize that until I drew this and people started commenting on the similarity! I guess it's the extra Ra's Al Ghul influence.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Speaking of Ra's Al Ghul, I was also thinking that the Batman of Earth Two would
have accepted Ra's Al Ghul's offer in becoming the leader of his organization.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That would be an interesting take. We've seen what it looks like when Superman takes on a frightening leadership position (the new Injustice game, Red Son, ect), but we rarely see Batman go off the reservation in that way.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My idea would be that he uses the League of Assassins in
a format similar to Batman Incorporated, but is based on
this concept [link]
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ra's al Robin? I like it! Very creative.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I thought the look fit ;)
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Given his temperament, very fitting. lol
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MysterMDD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice redesign.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
And the sword doesn't make him hurt his chances of looking tougher than a department store elf reject.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha!
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this one. The costume is dark and royal with a hint of mysticism; it really makes him visually different from the other Robins before him.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Yeah, I definitely took more visual cues from Ra's Al Ghul than his current costume does.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Great idea, considering his backstory. (Take notes DC.)
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fushigi-no-kuni-oujo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, he's gorgeous <3 :iconilavplz:
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's a little pretty boy, ain't he ;P
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fushigi-no-kuni-oujo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, but still, love him X3
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WarriorCatGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Really awesome!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Well done with the royal prince style for Damian. I don't think such looks usually work for some heroes and side-kicks but you helped Damian really pull it off.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I agree; Damian is definitely a unique anomaly among superhero characters. You can get away with things with him that you can't normally get away with, just because of the nature of the character.
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome, my dear. That's true, and it helps that Damian comes from a royalty type background so this sort of look will work for him.
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PDInk Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something tells me Bats wouldn't let him carry a blade on duty but i like it non the less. Great job
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Y'know, I actually did struggle with letting him carry the blade, for that very reason. I figure as long as he doesn't kill or maim anyone with it, Bats might let it slide. Probably not, though ;P
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PDInk Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but like i said awesome either way
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BMFInc Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the criminal would take Damian seriously when he's in this costume. Nice Job!!!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He looks a little more intimidating, right? Thanks!
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BMFInc Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep...suit with his dark characteristic. This costume remind me of Damian when he become Batman but without the cape.
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TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Excellent redesign, I don't like Damian's current costume either, it's just too messy, and to think that from all Robins he was the one in need of a redesign, but he was the only one kept untouched by the relaunch!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, messy! Exactly! I mean, it would be a nice look, but the colors are just all over the place!
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TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I already liked when they removed the green from Tim Drake's costume, and the original Red Robin look is one of my favorite Robins suits ever.
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La-Nina-Feliz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This could be easily the nest costum for Damian... you know, when he hit puverty and all that
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, I did draw him a little older than he is in the comics. Purely accidental. Maybe I'll take another stab at making him look younger.
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La-Nina-Feliz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually like a lot this vercion, but hey! If you want to keep drawing Damian I cant complain XD
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rostridge Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
He looks tough!! Great job!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Toughest ten year old around! :D Thanks!
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silirilana Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his hair here, and I definitely prefer your design, and though I don't really have anything against his shoes, these ones do make for better intimidation. Did I already say I love his hair? ^w^;;
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