This August, Barbara Gordon is set to leave Burnside behind and zipline across the rooftop of Gotham City once more -- in a brand new costume. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy has revealed his design of Batgirl's new costume, which is set to debut in Batgirl #27.
The new costume was revealed on Polygon, where Mairghread Scott, who will take over writing duties on the title as of issue #26, revealed the inspiration behind the new look. "This is supposed to be a version of the costume that she was working on when she still lived with her dad," the writer said. "That’s why it looks so much like her original Batgirl: Year One outfit."
Batgirl's new outfit was designed by Sean Gordon Murphy, the writer/artist behind the recently concluded Batman: White Knight limited series. It lets go of the more modern purple-and-yellow color blend the character wore during her Batgirl of Burnside days and brings it back to the more classic blue-and-yellow era of Batgirl, while still being more tactical and practical then the costumes of old.
Scott will take over the title alongside artists Paul Pelletier and Elena Casagrande in Batgirl #26, while Barbara's new costume will debut in issue #27, on sale Sept. 26.