How ‘Supergirl’s’ Costume Designer Sets Kara’s Wardrobe Apart From Her Superhero Suit

The entrance of Supergirl’s red-and-blue superhero fit was exciting, sure, though what about Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) bland wardrobe? Turns out sauce Supergirl in her daily life is indeed many some-more formidable that conceptualizing a fit with a cape.

Supergirl‘s dress engineer Kiersten Ronning creates each demeanour on a uncover besides Kara’s superhero fit (which she helped Oscar leader Colleen Atwood design), either it’s a DEO uniform, Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) latest bureau clothes or an visitor suit. But her biggest plea so distant is determining how she could compute Kara’s habit from her superhero dress to make them dual totally opposite characters.

In a end, it all came down to a classical Clark Kent trope: give her eyeglasses and make her dress quirky to equivocate anyone guessing Kara’s tip identity.

“It’s unequivocally tough to emporium for Kara,” Ronning tells THR. “We try to do a small Clark Kent-ish thing there. It’s not things that’s sole in stores. It’s not what’s in conform right now so that’s what’s hard, perplexing to make it lovable and still interest to everyone, though during a same time, it’s a small bit quirky.”

Ronning explains that Kara’s day-to-day habit is some-more fluent of who she is as a person, in comparison to her superhero suit.

“I feel like there’s a small something about her that’s off and not tellurian though she’s perplexing to fit in,” Ronning says. “But we still wish her to be lovable and all that. So we try to keep her bright. we unequivocally roughly never use black on her. There’s a lot of black in a DEO and we’re perplexing to keep that whole CatCo universe really splendid and happy and fun.”

And while Ronning reveals a many formidable dress to make so distant has been a Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) visitor suit, she’s enjoyed educating herself on all a comic book characters she’s had to pattern for a show.

“Some of these underlying comic book characters are so fun to work on,” Ronning says. “Not flourishing adult myself meaningful a lot about comic books, it’s been a lot of fun to learn about them and learn about their characteristics and perplexing to stay loyal to that while also putting the possess spin on it for this show.”

Supergirl front Mondays during 8 p.m. on CBS.