To design the Space X spacesuit, Musk hired famed Hollywood costume designer Jose Fernandez, who has created movie costumes for the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman, Wolverine, Spiderman and X-Men, to name a few.
When SpaceX first reached out, Fernandez didn’t know what SpaceX was and thought it was a film, he says, according to an interview with Bleep last year.
“I worked with [Musk] for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight,” Fernandez says. “He wanted it to look stylish. It had to be practical but also needed to look great. It’s pretty bad a–.
“He kept saying, ‘Anyone looks better in a tux, no matter what size or shape they are,’ and when people put this space suit on, he wants them to look better than they did without it, like a tux. You look heroic in it. It’s an iconic thing to be a part of.”