Character: Supergirl | Kara Zor-el
Series: Supergirl | DC Comics
Debut: Mississippi Comic Con 2015
Supergirl is my favorite DC lady! Her classic design is so cute, yet tasteful. I wanted a fitness inspiration & crafting outlet after having a baby, and this costume seemed like a good challenge while still being simple enough to balance with my mom duties. I chose Des Taylor’s artwork for reference.
This was the first time I exclusively worked with spandex/lycra for an entire costume. I used milliskin matte fabrics and the Green Pepper ice skating pattern for the suit. For the cape, I used an online circle skirt calculator to get the measurements needed for my pattern on that. The belt is just 2″ wide elastic covered in fabric, and it snaps onto the costume. The House of El crest was traced from a printed vector onto heat & bond, and top stitched. I used the wrong kind of fusible web to attach it to the suit, so it had to be sewn at the corners. Boot covers were patterned and need a few upgrades for next wear. Wig is a Matilda from Arda.