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New 52 Supergirl by LeapingLeigh New 52 Supergirl by LeapingLeigh
It has always been my dream to be Supergirl. When I was little I had a Supergirl pj set, cape and all. My dad would pick me up over his head and let me fly. Now that I've honed my skills enough, I finally felt I could do the costume justice. I picked this new version to make because I wanted to be a little unique but still be recognized as the character. I also feel very comfortable being in leotards since I teach dance for a living.
The hardest part about this costume, was creating all the additional seems. I tried different ways of doing that and finally resorted to fancy top stitching. The leo was made from a combo of 3 patterns. I wonderundered all the symbols and sewed them onto the leo. The chest symbol is not the typical s because its not a typical s in the comics. I had a couple people say something about that while I was wearing the costume in person, so I wanted to clarify that it is costume accurate and I'm not just making up symbols. The cape is made of bottomweight satin. I draped test fabric on a mannequin to make a pattern for it and went from there. The closure is just a whopper popper and I used yellow bias tape to outline the while thing. The boots were difficult to figure out. There are a ton of visible seems so I decided to make them in 2 parts. First I made a knee brace out of neoprene and reenforced the hole, then covered it with spandex. Then my friend Jay covered my boots for me using our friend Jewel's tutorial [link]
The shoot was done here in MD with my friend [link]. It was difficult to find places that the cops or security guards wouldn't kick us out of. We finally settled on Goucher College and Loch Raven Reservoir. This shot is at the Dam and looks amazing!
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sithlord1082 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
this is so awesome :D very good job and like @kustomKomiKs said you really do her well! :D really look the part :D *shouts* more more more
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Pariston-Hill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Cute photo
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KustomKomiks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Wonderful job! You really do the character justice.
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Cosplay-Cosmos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous cosplay! Your costume is perfect!!!
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
That would be DAM not DAMN. Great cosplay
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LeapingLeigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artist
opps, fixed thanks
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Super! What else can I say.
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azrayl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Can you elaborate a little more on the top seams you did for the pattern? I'm kinda curious cause I'm trying to do something similar with 'new 52' superman costume.
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LeapingLeigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artist
basically after I sewed the leo I put it on and had someone mark it with chalk where I wanted the lines to be and then put a decorative stitch where the chalk lines were. Was super easy and looked a lot better than trying to piece together all that spandex.
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Until now, the best New 52 SuperGirl costume I ever seen! Truly beautiful!
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SevySeven Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This is ace, and it's not even the best pic!
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kellydewinter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Wonderful costume ! , Love the look. I'm also from MD, and do photo shoots for local Cosplayers. If you ever want to do a photoshoot , let me know. I'm looking to expand my portfolio and would love to do a trade for photos sometime.
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gmanbob Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Beautiful work!
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:iconleapingleigh:
LeapingLeigh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Yay, thank you everyone for all the nice comments!
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lousciousfoxx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
amazing work! really really like the new 52 supergirl look :) you pull it off really well! xx
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runswitharmour Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
well now I have a new fav supergirl
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JokerHarley2345 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well You make a great Supergirl, Hands down! I like the new 52 look, and I wish I could have seen this at a Convention. Wonder Job!
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LeapingLeigh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, I should be wearing it to Otakon and Baltimore Comic Con
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fullmetalmeister00 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!
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Vaughanp Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Lontananza...
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VoiceofSupergirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Beautiful costume. You did a great job, and very accurate to the comic. Kara would be proud. :)
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Sarge395 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Would like to see the boots.
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:iconleapingleigh:
LeapingLeigh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Artist
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AlisaKiss Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Looks great!
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Supergirl AND Dazzler. A woman of GREAT taste. ;)
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RngrThorne Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Wow, great job.
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Project-Superwoman Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Great look and great work on the costume! In particular I think you've gotten the cape/neck area as close to production quality as anyone has so far. I also think it’s great you didn’t short cut on the seams.
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