The casting news for CBS' Supergirl TV series have been coming both fast and furiously, but here's the big reveal — the first look at star Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, complete in her Supergirl uniform. And we are shocked to report that... well... she actually looks pretty great!
The costume is clean, simple, iconic — sure, the colors are a little darker than her comic counterpart, but that's just par for course in live-action superhero adaptations, DC and Marvel alike. I love how it's also just a straight-up costume, and not some bizarre "Kryptonian armor" or something.
The outfit was designed by Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for Arrow and The Flash, the other two DC superhero TV series being produced by Greg Berlanti. I've always liked Arrow and the Flash's outfits fine, but I think this is my favorite. Sometimes simplest is best! Now, if only someone at WB's DC superhero movie team would learn that lesson...