One of the common complaints against recent incarnations of Supergirl is her costume.
It’s one of many, to be frank,very valid concerns. Bare in mind, she’s sixteen. Is it kiddie porn? Not really. But it is absurd and I think part of what keeps a lot of female heroes from being taken seriously.
Now, I realize that the newer outfit of the past couple years is inspired by the animated version of Supergirl from the Animated Superman series.
In comparison, that is a modest outfit. Supergirl seems more Paris Hilton than Maid of Steel, and I realize that in the DC universe, most alien women, by default, are sexual exhibitionists. But I think this keeps people from taking Supergirl that seriously. She’s the cheesecake version of Superman right now.
I’ve toyed around and tried to come up with an outfit that feels more right. She is Supergirl, Superman’s cousin, so it felt wrong to lose the Superman theme. What I opted for was getting rid of the skirt. The main reason is, it seems silly for a girl who flies to have a skirt…especially a short one. I also tried to emphasize a look of youth and strength with this one. I hope people like it. It’s simple, I know.
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