Well, the Supergirl meme is bringing in a lot of new traffic to the blog, so, I thought I'd double-dip and present some of the sketches I made on my way to the design I eventually chose. Most of these were drawn during airplane rides to and from Toronto.
1 I was trying to go for a dancer's look with this costume, but it's way too... um, skintight.
2 Too Fifties cheerleader, right?
3 My attempt at the skirt-and-tights solution that a lot of other people have worked with more successfully. Also, Streaky and the Kryptonian bracelet make their appearance.
4 An attempt at more of a schoolgirl approach. I like this design, but I thought it entailed too much revision of the Supergirl concept.
On the facing page, you can see the first thoughts towards the costume I eventually went with.
5 is a little more of the ganglier, fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Supergirl.
And 6 is the costume I took to finish.