The first image has been released of Brandon Routh in his A.T.O.M. suit for the Arrow series, and… yeah, not good.
Overall I think Arrow and The Flash have done great jobs with their costumes, and the A.T.O.M. suit pictured above isn’t a bad costume, it just doesn’t fir the comics version of the character in any way.
There is no doubt this costume would have looked horrible on TV, I’m not even going to try to say it wouldn’t. And, yes, they kept the atomic symbol on his forehead, kudos to that. But this costume for the show, while nice is just… no. It looks like a prototype for RoboCop more than it does the Atom.
I love Arrow, I’m going to totally watch this, but I do think the show has had its first mis-step with a costume. Maybe it will look different in motion, but as a still photo, not so much.