This season on The Flash, Caitlin Snow has finally gone full Killer Frost and with that exciting new villainous persona comes a brand new costume.
In an interview with TVLine, Danielle Panabaker spoke a bit about her character’s killer new look. While the Earth-Two version of Killer Frost that we first met in Season 2 wore leather pants and a jacket, Panabaker says, “so this is pretty different with the skirts and stuff.”
“This is our post-Flashpoint Caitlin Snow with powers, who’s become evil and turned into Killer Frost,” she says, adding that she “benefited from two-and-a-half years of watching other people have super suits.”
This informed the costume design based on both her needs as an actress and the character’s look from the comics:
“In the research that I did about Killer Frost, she always wore boots, which was something that I was really pulling for. And I know some of our producers really loved this long cape version [of the character], which is great and feels very villainous. I love the sleeves on it because a lot of Killer Frost’s action is with her hands, and hopefully the light will really catch all the different details on that.”
The actress also spoke a bit about next week’s episode, “I Know Who You Are” (an episode that Jesse L. Martin teased will see a character’s death):
“It’s a real test of Killer Frost’s abilities, and her devotion — how badly she wants to be a part of the dark side as they all sort of duke it out.”
Finally, Panabaker spoke about how much she’s been looking forward to playing this version of Caitlin Snow:
“Obviously, I was hired to play the very sweet scientist, but I’ve been super-excited about playing Killer Frost ever since I signed onto the show. It’s something that I really wanted. It’s a great way for people to see that this cast is capable of pulling off multiple characters.”
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