Here's an awesome collection of custom made victorian era style action figures for The Justice League. These were created by Sillof, who also brought us the Samurai Star Wars figures, and Medeival Star Wars Figures.
This collection that you see here is called Gaslight Justice League, and it was inspired by the comic book, Gotham by Gaslight by Mike Mignola and Brian Augustyn. Here's a note from the artist regarding his design choices,
I attempted to re-design the famous members of the Justice League in the Victorian Era. I went for a darker look and tried to give them the right period feel, but also attempted to keep the feel of the original character.
Here is the entire group shot of my Victorian redesigned Legion of Doom.
He is designed to have a bit of a military look. I used a muted color palette. I wanted the chest flap to be like the classic diamond logo. I finished it off with the hand stitched looking logo in a Victorian style font, a trademark of this line.
Although the line was designed to go with the original DC Direct Batman figure, I knew fairly early on that I was going to at least modify the existing Batman (head, symbol, belt, paint) to have a more cohesive look with the rest of the line.
I went for the pilot look, thinking that the helmet, goggles, and leather jacket would give him protection from the elements at high speeds. I also went for a tough looking pair of military boots for durability. I his red outfit I used a special burnishing technique to get the look of dirty leather.
Not a ton of work here. The base figure of the Amazonia Wonder Woman by DC Direct was too perfect not use. But, I reworked the blouse, added the dress, belt, lasso, and sculpted a new eagle logo to match the hand stitched look of the other logos.
What stood out to me in GL's original costume were the colors. I applied the color scheme to a Victorian era gentleman's suit. I added to the Victorian era lantern. I used the green goggles to look like the mask and protect his eyes from the bright light of the lantern.
The original idea I had for her was the mechanical wings. The figure was going to be Hawkman, but I changed it to Hawkgirl in order to have another girl in the line up for balance.
This was a challenge. His classic look is a mostly naked green Martian running around in a blue Speedo, pirate boots, and a bandoleer - quite the ensemble. The Manhunter name, made me think of Sherlock Holmes, and I liked the idea of a Martian in a Victorian suit. I used the classic colors to keep the right feel.
Here is my redesign of Bizarro in a Victorian style. It is a companion piece to my Gaslight Justice League.
Here is the Gaslight Joker, I was inspired by an image of a a joker playing card from a deck of cards from the late 1800's.
Here is my redesign of Sinestro in a Victorian style. It is a companion piece to my Gaslight Justice League.
I really liked the idea of Aquaman as a deep sea diver, but rather then a helmet full of air, I gave him a helmet full of water. I tried to keep the original color scheme.
Here is my redesign of Black Manta in a Victorian style. It is a companion piece to my Gaslight Justice League.
Here is my redesign of Captain Cold in a Victorian style. It is a companion piece to my Gaslight Justice League.
Here is my redesign of Gorilla Grodd in a Victorian style. It is a companion piece to my Gaslight Justice League.