WFL Uniform Contest: Southern California Sun Entries
The World Football League uniform contest on Uni Watch
is underway. This is a look at the concepts submitted for the Southern California Sun franchise.
The Southern California Sun were a popular team. They received the most entries.
Helmet Logo -2 interpretations- Football forms an eclipse ...or suns rays peeking out around the football as it rises.
- California=flashy, so I kept the colors unchanged, focus on the
unique Magenta color, some UCLA type striping to shoulders, multiple
color numbers with modern font. Added black to the color scheme to
contrast a bit.
WFL patch to rt chest.
California Sun: Original uniform colors deemed "too 70's" by the early
90's so team adopts the colors of Los Angeles city flag in 1993. By
2014 the uniforms are heavily inspired by elements of the flag. Magenta
and orange throwbacks first appear in 2008; magenta changed to hot pink
in early 2010's to cash in on the popularity of neon colors and also
promote breast cancer awareness.
California - It turns out that both the players and the fans didn't
really care much for the team's original magenta jerseys. The color was
scrapped and replaced with yellow in 1980. The number font was changed
Southern California Sun: I kept the color schemes near the same while
breaking up the uniform options. They could still go color on color but
it today's day and age they would probably go with Color Top/White Pants
at home and the opposite on the road. The stripes on the helmet and
sleeves are meant to emulate a California sunset. The only thing that
really pops is the orange and magenta tones but I think that's all you
need for a uniform like this.
Southern California Sun adopted white pants as a uniform option in the
mid-90s. The uniform stripes represent rays of the sun. I have included
Dante Marsh's player card from this year with the set.
working assumption is they would've eventually dropped the 'Southern'
part of the name (I have nothing against the south, honestly) and I
agonized over the color scheme which I just wanted to ditch entirely,
but decided to just subdue the orange so the magenta and the tangerine
wouldn't be so damned angry...
many years of being without a football team, Los Angeles finally has
their wish come true! The Sun change ownership again and are relocated
to Los Angeles to play at any of the many proposed football stadiums
(probably Farmers Field next to Staples Center). They become the Los
Angeles Sun and go through a complete overhaul. New colors (Maroon and
Burnt Orange). New logo (inspired by the original look) and most notably
a new uniform. The uniform relies heavily on what they would call a
Sunburst Gradient on the shoulders and pant striping. They would also
introduce an all black uniform titled "Midnight Solar Flare". The
All-Black alternate would be covered in glowing reflective material on
the orange numerals, shoulder gradients, and pant striping that would
light up under the stadium lights for night games.
California Sun comeback as the Southern California Sunset. A simple
palm tree and setting sun logo accompany a color pallet that is easier
on the eyes than the magenta and orange of yester-year.
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