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!