Melissa Benoist just revealed Supergirl's new costume for Season 5. The girl of steel will be sporting a brand new super suit. Kara Zor-El has ditched her short skirt for pants. The new look also features a revised gold belt, hand guards that extend to her knuckles, and a fresh hairdo sporting bangs.
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According to a piece on the new Supergirl costume over at Entertainment Weekly, Benoist has been rooting for the change since the beginning, saying “We’ve been talking about pants since season 1 … Every time a writer from the show has come up, and it’s freezing cold in Vancouver, I’m like, ‘Guys, please can I not wear tights?’ I love [Kara’s old costume]. I haven’t changed it because it so works, and I think it is very Kara. I’ve always felt that — until recently, I’m like, ‘Something’s gotta give.’” Queller agreed, saying “A lot of us were passionate about getting Supergirl into pants and out of the short skirt, and we felt like that would be a powerful move, and Melissa is really excited about it … So we just had to find the right moment to design the suit and in between seasons gave us a chance. But this is something we’ve been thinking about for a while.”
Benoist pointed out how the change is more practical because it gives her more range of motion, not to mention it speaks to how Kara has grown up.
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“I just think it’s more adult,” Bensoist said. “Part of my goal in this whole series for whenever the show ends, I just want there to be a very clear arc for this character that she evolved as a woman and found her femininity and her adulthood, just a self-discovery.”
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