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Trouble on the Horizon

By LeapingLeigh
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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 bottom weight 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 re-enforced the hole, then covered it with spandex. Then my friend Jay covered my boots for me using our friend Jewel's tutorial [link] This shoot was done on March 27th 2013 at the Graffiti Warehouse with [link]
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1/200 second
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Date Taken
Mar 30, 2013, 11:19:40 AM
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deviant3356's avatar
Nice pic! You make a great super girl!  How strong are you? :)
nx20's avatar
It looks amazing! I especially love the cap and boot covers!
mfleury75's avatar
Fantastic! Of all the changes DC 52 brought us the past few months, I think SG was one of the best. The approach to her story was new and I think it has potential . However, sales dictates what's going to hit the newsstands the following week. What the future holds?
runepusher64's avatar
hmm. you sure fit in as supergirl