Thursday, August 26, 2010

Well that's just Super.

When I started doing con costuming, there was one thing I knew for sure: There was no way in hell I would ever end up doing a Supergirl costume.

At first glance, Supergirl was everything I disliked about Superman. Truth, justice, and the American Way, Mom, apple pie, and boy scouts, and any other opinions bedamned. Then she morphed into a teenage trollop with the unfortunate habit of fighting the Good Guys whenever they suggested she take a little responsibility along with those massive powers, or, alternatively, randomly turning evil with a little provocation.

But in the end, just as All-Star Superman had done for Supes, Wednesday Comics showed me that there could potentially be more to poor, maligned Kara Zor-El than short skirts and a bad party girl attitude. And that something more, specifically? Weapons grade quantities of cute. It certainly wasn't hurt by being written by the current Powergirl team, but as a take on the character I had never seen before, it really changed my mind about her.

This is all a long story to explain why this happened tonight:


This is closer to the DC Animated Universe version, but considering my limited funds this year, it was the easiest way to do it.

Naturally, a Super Pet will be making an appearance:


So that concludes our lesson in "never say never", because there's always some unbearable cute out there to trip you up!
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