Thanks to the upcoming CBS-TV Supergirl series, I’ve been doing a little bit of research into the various suits that the Maid Of Might has worn in her more-than-50-year history.  Some were good, some were almost supernaturally bad, but most featured some sort of skirt, a prospect that seems daunting for a flying hero.  Odds are, Kara’s skirt was a nod to the one worn by Mary Marvel a dozen years earlier (though Mary’s was noticeably longer) and has become iconic enough that the 2011 Supergirl costume redesign was criticized for lacking a skirt (among other larger issues), leading to today’s a-line query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) sometimes kind of likes the silhouette of a super-dress, but also sees the obvious logistical issues, asking: Superheroes flying in a skirt – Yes or Heck No?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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5 Comments

  1. Alisha
    June 29, 2015 at 11:41 am — Reply

    Being the naughty person I am, I say yes.

    You should have seen a few of my CoX characters I made and how I tinted their undergarments a different color from the main costume colors just so they would be more noticeable.

    I know, I know, I’m terrible.

    • Armaan
      June 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm — Reply

      We want links.
      Terrible, terrible links.

      • Alisha
        June 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm — Reply

        The sad thing is, if I ever find the CD I had screenshots saved on, I could actually provide them.

        Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), these were just a few alts I made for the heck of it. MOST of my characters were more modest or at least less skimpy, but I couldn’t resist making a few characters like stereotypical naughty schoolgirls, catgirls and other stuff just for fun.

  2. June 29, 2015 at 11:45 am — Reply

    I say yes. Strange that I’ve never thought it before, but I guess its not a problem to me.

  3. Armaan
    June 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    Flying? Yes.
    Hovering dramatically? Heck no.
    I mean, it’s not like she can’t fly at superspeed or anything..

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