The Supergirl suit is an ensemble worn by Kara Danvers during her exploits as the superhero, Supergirl.
After saving a plane from crashing, Kara decided that she wished to become a superhero like her cousin. She later revealed her identity to Winn Schott and he helped make a suit for her. He had a number of versions made, but Kara eventually settled on one with the House of El's coat of arms emblazoned on the chest. Initially it used no cape, but after realizing it aided with aerodynamics, Winn added one. However, everything they attempted was simply ripped to shreds. Finally, though, after revealing that he knew her identity, James Olsen presented Kara with a present: Kal-El's blanket from when he arrived on Earth, to use as a cape, as it wouldn't fray.
First Suit Edit
When Winn decided to help Kara become a superhero he began making her a line of suits, the first suit was a tank top with splits at the hips and short shorts with a golden strap around it and a red headband, the suit was discarded after Kara said that she would not be "flying around" in it.
Second Suit Edit
A second suit was made for Kara after she refused to wear her first suit, this suit was a lot more appropriate for her to wear, it consisted of a blue shirt with red stitching and a red skirt along with small red shoes, a cape was later added to the suit after Kara kept on crashing into nearby objects.
Third Suit Edit
The third and current suit that is used by Kara is almost the same design as her second suit but it has the "S" logo on the chest and tights have been added to the suit along with over the knee red boots.
- "Welcome to Earth-2" (vision)
DC's Legends of TomorrowEdit
- The original version of what would be the archetype for Supergirl's costume (albeit not Kara Zor-El's) was first featured in Superman vol. 1, #123 (1958) and was created by artist Dick Sprang. When Kara Zor-El debuted as Supergirl in Action Comics #252 (May, 1959), the outfit was slightly modified by artist Al Plastino, by changing the color of the skirt from red to blue. Although she has had several different costumes in the comics through the years, the original look has been the basis for most of them. Kara's costume on the show is also considered to be based on the original one.
- Designer Colleen Atwood "urbanized" the classic Supergirl look as a reference to the "street-style action hero of today".
- When Kara walks against the bullets in the pilot episode, she is seen using red Dr. Martens and socks, resembling the red shoelace boots used by Linda Danvers/Supergirl.
- Kara's first failed costume attempt combines elements from several outfits, worn previously by the character in her appearances in the comics and other media. The red "hot-pants"/shorts were part of her outfit, that debuted in Supergirl vol. 1, #1 (1972), while her red headband was first seen in screen tests of the live-action Supergirl film (1984), that were not part of the final production version, before being included to her comic book costume in Supergirl vol. 2, #17 (1984). The first of Supergirl's costumes to include a bare midriff look was first seen in Superman: The Animated Series' episode, "Little Girl Lost" (1998), later being incorporated into the comic books in Supergirl vol. 4, #51 (2000) and in a newer version in Superman/Batman vol. 1, #13 (2004).
- Along with many other elements from the TV series, the suit was incorporated into the 2016 comic book title Supergirl, as suggested by artist Cameron Stewart.