Supergirl’s New Costume

SupergirlMelissa Benoist is Kara Zor-El in the Supergirl pilot now in production for CBS. DC Comics has released the first image of the actress in her costume, designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood.

Considering how many years Supergirl wore a sky blue costume, I’m temped to draw in the current meme where people are debating when the ancients first distinguished blue from black. Seems on Krypton they still can’t.

Supporting players in the new series are Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), and Faran Tahir (The Commander). TV’s former Superman Dean Cain and former movie Supergirl Helen Slater are slated to appear in as yet unspecified roles.

4 thoughts on “Supergirl’s New Costume

  1. Does the shirt part of the costume look black to you? I can’t be sure in this light but I was kind of assuming it was navy blue. This seems consistent (to me) with (what I thought was) a general move to make superhero worlds darker, more gritty and somber.

  2. Navy blue or some other dark blue. I agree with the rest of your comment as well.

  3. In keeping with the darker tone of Supergirl’s costume, I only wonder how they restrained themselves enough not to add a couple of rings through her eyebrow. Maybe someone pointed out that her mighty eyebrows could not be pierced?

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