Here is the first look at what Melissa Benoist will be wearing when she appears as the title character in CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL pilot. It’s clearly a version of the fighting togs worn by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.
And I think that’s the point: DC Comics/Warner Bros want to establish a brand, and so they have to have a consistent look. If Supergirl’s uniform were all bright and cheery, that would conflict with the established grim-and-gritty feel of Superman’s look. Let’s just hope that Kara Zoe-El doesn’t go around casually breaking necks whenever it’s convenient, like her cousin.
This costume, based off the work of Man of Steel‘s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson — was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also created the looks for ARROW and THE FLASH on CBS’ sister network, The CW.
Could there be other creative collaborations in the future (assuming the SUPERGIRL pilot gets picked up)?