First Look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

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From Deadline:

CBS and Warner Bros. TV have released the first images of Supergirl star Melissa Benoist as the super heroine. Gone are the bleach blonde locks and the skimpy, midriff-baring cheerleader outfit from the Supergirl comics.

The more conservative mesh garb in muted colors is very similar to what Henry Cavill wears in the Warner Bros. Supeman movies — maybe DC and the studio are eying a potential crossover of the cousins in matching outfits?

The CW also is going for consistency, with the Supergirl costume created by the same designer who also did the costumes for the other two CW/WBTV DC superhero series, The Flash and Arrow: three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs Of A Geisha and Chicago). “In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” she said.

Written by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg based on the DC Comics characters and directed by Glen Winter, Supergirl — from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Prods.  — centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she always was meant to be.

Commentary: I really like this costume a lot. She looks beautiful without being ridiculous sexualized.  I have liked Greg Berlanti's take on Flash and Green Arrow (not to mention Firestorm and Atom), so I will definitely check this show out.  I agree with Deadline, this does seem like a deliberate attempt to match how Superman looked in Man of Steel, which makes a lot of sense. 

Source: Deadline