The first photos of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl from the CBS pilot have been released and she is looking classicly fabulous! It seems the CBS and WB showrunners Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg are going with a more original Kara Zor-El look from her first comic book appearances in Action Comics featuring Superman.
In this new look Kara is showing off far less skin with her boots going above her knees and is wearing matching stockings underneath. Certainly isn’t sporting the bare midriff Kara has often appeared with in recent comics made most famously by the late Michael Turner and his eye catching artwork.
This new costume, which is designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, had this to say about her own Kara Zor-El design:
“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,”
Atwood, has also designed the costumes for The Flash and Arrow.