The website Insider today posted an extensive story about the time and difficulty it took to create the new Supergirl suit for the upcoming season.
According to the article, after asking for years to ditch the character’s signature red skirt and tights for a more sophisticated and modern outfit, Benoist collaborated on a redesign.
Four designs, approximately, were tested before the version that made it to the screen, and the process itself took the better part of four months, from concept art to approval.
According to costume designer Victoria Auth:
“We did samples where we wanted to kind of pull the red of her skirt into it,” Auth said. “So we experimented with some red piping, some red flashes on the hips, that kind of thing. She started to look a little bit like a band leader, so we backed off of that and went with more of the gold accents.”
For more, and the full article, head on over to Insider.