Check Out The Newly Revealed Supergirl Costume

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Check Out The Newly Revealed Supergirl Costume

CBS has just revealed Melissa Benoist's Supergirl costume, combining the iconic cape and skirt with a slight Man of Steel twist.

We've already come a fair distance from last year's announcement that CBS would produce Supergirl: Not only is the pilot beginning production, we finally have a glimpse of Melissa Benoist in her costume. Created by Arrow and The Flash costume designer Colleen Atwood, the style mixes the original cape, skirt, and boots combo with a slightly modernized Man of Steel aesthetic - and by and large it works.

"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," Atwood said in a statement.

Supergirl will follow the adventures of Kara Danvers - whose Kryptonian name is Kara Zor-El - who has long hidden the powers shared by her famous cousin Superman. But when she turns 24, Kara decides it's time to accept her family heritage and embrace her powers, along with a costume, while still finding balance for a normal life.

How exactly Kara will use her powers - let alone what her relationship with Superman will be like - remains to be seen. Helen Slater and Dean Cain, who played Supergirl and Superman in other film and TV projects, have also been cast for the pilot and will probably fill some family role. But regardless, Benoist certainly looks the part, with the only tangible change being the lack of yellow in her S symbol. In fact, even with the darker colors it's closer to the sourcer material than Superman's costume in Man of Steel.

Here's hoping Supergirl ends being another solid DC television entry alongside Arrow and The Flash. As it stands, CBS has no plans to share universes with other DC Comics adaptations.

Source: TV Line

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Looks okay. The second one feels way too photoshopped (compare the head and hands), but it's okay.

I really like it actually. Makes me wish even harder that DC would just integrate these shows into their cinematic universe.

rosac:
I really like it actually. Makes me wish even harder that DC would just integrate these shows into their cinematic universe.

they want to possibly put supergirl inside of the Arrow/Flash Verse which is really starting to grow

Is The Flash considered successful? I watched it a few times because Flash was the best character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, but the live action show bored me to goddamn tears. I've yet to see Arrow but if people are saying the Flash is a of the standard, I may give Supergirl a miss.

Not bad at all, I like it. Very artificial looking picture though, I kind of would have liked to see how it looks with more light hitting it.

I don't really like the kind of lighting the photographer went for to be honest. Nor the background pattern of choice. Doesn't do much at all to bring out the costume. Aside from the suggestion of more gold rimmed clothing accessories this outfit looks okay.

ShenCS:
Is The Flash considered successful? I watched it a few times because Flash was the best character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, but the live action show bored me to goddamn tears. I've yet to see Arrow but if people are saying the Flash is a of the standard, I may give Supergirl a miss.

Well it isn't doing poorly (here in Canada it's the second most watched show on Tuesday at 8pm after NCIS) since it's a CW original series that wasn't cancelled after the midseason finale.

What I want to know is if it's going to be in the same universe as the CW series. That was a massive missed opportunity on DC's part to not have its series and movies in the same canon.

Zontar:

ShenCS:
Is The Flash considered successful? I watched it a few times because Flash was the best character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, but the live action show bored me to goddamn tears. I've yet to see Arrow but if people are saying the Flash is a of the standard, I may give Supergirl a miss.

Well it isn't doing poorly (here in Canada it's the second most watched show on Tuesday at 8pm after NCIS) since it's a CW original series that wasn't cancelled after the midseason finale.

What I want to know is if it's going to be in the same universe as the CW series. That was a massive missed opportunity on DC's part to not have its series and movies in the same canon.

Its TV series universe is going to be broader than its movie-verse. A 3rd animated show called Vixen is set to take place in it with rumors of an Atom and Firestorm spinoff as well.

We all know that the reviewers have already prepared to say that it's much better than the movie, and we all know they'll be right.

It's a nice costume, and she wears it well. The leggings also keep it from being too cheesecake, but I look at it and I think "Supergirl".

Mission accomplished, CBS costume designer.

Looks nice, in no small measure because Melissa is wearing it.

That's Supergirl.
Got the costume right, now lets see what they can do with the show.

ShenCS:
Is The Flash considered successful?

It gets good numbers and critics generally like it. I find it to be probably the most lighthearted and fun of all the superhero shows currently on. Arrow doesn't seem willing to ever let the city he's protecting ever actually get any better, which makes the whole endeavor seem kind of pointless. Gotham isn't bad when they do gritty crime/police drama and sucks whenever they do "Hey, look, this is gonna be Batman in 15 years!"

Flash isn't without it's flaws, but if I had to drop down to only one superhero show, it would easily be Flash.

The costume could be made to be a little brighter. Not the blue from the comics, but a shade or two lighter than Almost Navy blue it looks to be.

Nice boots. But Enji Night will always be Supergirl to me.

I'm getting sick of this darkly lit, subdued stuff from DC's live action; they might as well make it all black and white. The costume could use a little trim, too; it's kind of boring (especially with how over-designed so many other recent designs have been).

That said, it's serviceable. It's closer to classic territory and I've always preferred the cape, skirt, and boots combo. Thank god they didn't try to go with the new 52 look: I hate that costume.

Looks very...underwhelming. Like something you'd buy in a Halloween store, but then try to pass off as a cosplay you made yourself at a Con. Then you run into someone else with the exact same outfit and they call you on your bullshit.

Um, Kara Danvers?

Is this some shot at Marvel and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. Are they trying to do a copyright war piss thing.

Am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous that Warner Bros has their own television network, they own DC.. and yet they are licensing their own characters to other networks when they have two of the best DC shows ever on television. It's just madness to me that they could establish a full universe far better than any movies they have made in the last 5 years by simply putting them all on the same network. It would only make sense that the Flash, Supergirl, and the Atom could all crossover with ease.

OT: I think it looks a lot like the Man of Steel constume... which is only OK at best. But still pictures don't ever do anything justice. It will only either look good or bad in action, so I always find these pictures useless.

ShenCS:
Is The Flash considered successful? I watched it a few times because Flash was the best character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, but the live action show bored me to goddamn tears. I've yet to see Arrow but if people are saying the Flash is a of the standard, I may give Supergirl a miss.

It depends on what you consider successful. Critics like it a lot, the show is well received by fans and it does some of the best storytelling I have seen in a show related to comics. I personally love the show. It's exciting, it's well written and most importantly, it's not afraid of it's source material (its biggest strength).

Costume looks good.

Aww, leggings. :(

In all seriousness, the leggings are fine, but the color on them is kind of odd. It should be contrasting, like white or proper dark black instead of nearly the same color as the boots and skirt.

All in all... 9/10?

It's not washed-out enough. How am I supposed to believe this is grounded in reality if the color scheme isn't desaturated?

Eh, it's alright. Supergirls outfit isn't the most difficult outfit to hash up, so no songs of praise for the costume department from me. Unsurprisingly, it's dark and muted, much like everything else DC pushes out in their mess of a live action universe. Ditch the leggings, it makes the legs look odd, the skin colour breaks up the lower half and is much better than the boring burgandy mess you've got going on. Compared to say this....

Now, I'm not a big fan of the design of the new 52 Supergirl and that whole....crotch thing, I much prefer the skirt, but that is a considerably more striking picture of Supergirl and actually has some vibrancy to it.

So what do we have? Supergirl Universe, Flash & Arrow(*cough* we couldn't afford the rights to Batman at the time*cough*) Universe, Gotham Universe and Movie Universe. Well done DC, after your animated renaissance that was the DCAU, you sure know how to pull a Bonfire of the Vanities. This DC boy is still sad to say that Marvel have you in the dust.

PirateRose:
Um, Kara Danvers?

Is this some shot at Marvel and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. Are they trying to do a copyright war piss thing.

Possibly, but possibly not. Supergirl predates Carol Danvers by 7 years(technically 11 if you count the Gender-bent versions of Superboy that predate Supergirl...comics are wierd.)where her secret identity was Linda Lee Danvers, and of course her Kryptonian name is Kara Zor-El, so it's a mash up of that. I don't believe she was ever known as such in the comics though, so it could be a "clever" attempt at a pissing competition.

Am I the only one who thinks that her costume looks like average cosplay? There's nothing really interesting about it. I like the Arrow and Flash costumes because they were great re imaginings of the comics' costumes. Supergirl's looks like it was pulled straight from the comics, except with more contrast and less detail.

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008Zulu:
The costume could be made to be a little brighter. Not the blue from the comics, but a shade or two lighter than Almost Navy blue it looks to be.

I think that's my only real issue with the costume as well, just make it a shade or two lighter and it would be perfect. I like the leggings to be honest. :D

Overall I like it. The colours are in the MoS hues, which is good. The subtle yellow is also good. Only bit I have issue with is the skirt which I feel is a bit too retro. Would have prefered something along the lines of Feora's krytonian outfit from MoS, where there's no need for a skirt but oozes otherworldly/feminine still.

This is the 21st century, so they should have just given her pants/leggins combo, but in blue instead of the classic red.

ShenCS:
Is The Flash considered successful? I watched it a few times because Flash was the best character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, but the live action show bored me to goddamn tears. I've yet to see Arrow but if people are saying the Flash is a of the standard, I may give Supergirl a miss.

For the channel that it is airing on? It's wildly successful.

Bob_McMillan:
Am I the only one who thinks that her costume looks like average cosplay? There's nothing really interesting about it. I like the Arrow and Flash costumes because they were great re imaginings of the comics' costumes. Supergirl's looks like it was pulled straight from the comics, except with more contrast and less detail.

You're not alone. It just seems meh! maybe it will look better in motion? But right now? I still remember how well Helen Slater and the costume they used for her sold the role from the first promo pics. (yes yes awful movie, but she was otherwise well cast, one of only 2 good things in the movie, the other being Jerry Goldsmiths music). Hell even the girl they had playing Supergirl in Smallville sold it from the first promo pics. These shots are leaving me flat. Too dark costume with very conflicting styling (thigh high boots, leggings and a skirt? She looks like an ice capades refugee). As you say 90% of cosplayers do a variety of interpretations of the character and the costume much much better. And when cosplayers are doing it so much better, fire your wardrobe department.

As far as casting? I don't know this actress. She might be wonderful. But once again in terms of selling the part, this looks like a cutsey promo pic from one of those lawyer shows. Ally McBeal dressed as Supergirl.

I really can't take anyone in that fists-on-hips pose seriously. It brings this to mind.

There is no way to say that without being disrespectful, so I'm just gonna say it:

I don't like her as Super Girl. She has a serious case of fat face. I bet she's nice and smart and all that and might even play the role amazingly, but that doesn't change that she doesn't look like Super Girl to me.

I don't like the boots or the pantyhose either. The whole costume is way too dark. The thing about Super Girl is that she was always a light and fun character, but this looks like she's ready to join the Justice League of the depressed and angry. I know she's supposed to match Superman's appearance from Man of Steel, but I didn't like that either. The movie was so terrible that I had to make myself not abord it twice.

I don't like the direction DC is going in at all. I blame Batman.

Costume looks really good. Now I just need to find a way to forget the old Super Girl movie and I'll be all set to add this to my weekly routine of watching Arrow and the Flash.

meh looks ok, lacks personality

I'm happy they designed this with the mentality she's a teenager and not a stripper. It looks good and has a nice feel to it, my only real issue is that it's a bit dreary and that I would have filled the shield with the yellow, but yeah, looks fine. The actress looks a little ill though, has that sort of glow to her face. Besides that, I'm now just hoping it's more Agent Carter than the failed Wonder Woman Pilot

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