The new SUPERMAN costume... thoughts?

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it's apparently not on youtube, but remember the SNL sketch where The Rock is Clark Kent and his costume is poking out from under his clothes everywhere? Not that any Superman could realistically hide their cape.

Lol. Forgot about that sketch.

As far as the cape. I handwave it for Reeve and Routh, given how they lean into the comic book side. For any other, more realistic interpretation, he should have his cape stached in his briefcase or something.

Anytime I see Superman Cape Stashing discussion, I have to poke my head in to mention how back in 2005 I dressed as Supergirl for Halloween at my office and managed to fit my entire costume underneath a business suit, including the cape (and "boots," I cheated by using those stretch fabric stockings that look like superhero boots). Granted, a Supergirl cape will have less fabric, but my technique was to carefully and tightly roll the bottom of the cape upwards until it reached my waist, then tuck the tube around my waist beneath my trousers along with my blouse hem (of course, part of the trick was taking into account that my pants size would need to accommodate that extra bit of bulk at the waistline, but that wasn't an issue for wider-leg business trousers; it didn't look disproportionate or too baggy). When I "stripped," the cape just unrolled, no problem.

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:p;)
 
Anytime I see Superman Cape Stashing discussion, I have to poke my head in to mention how back in 2005 I dressed as Supergirl for Halloween at my office and managed to fit my entire costume underneath a business suit, including the cape (and "boots," I cheated by using those stretch fabric stockings that look like superhero boots). Granted, a Supergirl cape will have less fabric, but my technique was to carefully and tightly roll the bottom of the cape upwards until it reached my waist, then tuck the tube around my waist beneath my trousers along with my blouse hem (of course, part of the trick was taking into account that my pants size would need to accommodate that extra bit of bulk at the waistline, but that wasn't an issue for wider-leg business trousers; it didn't look disproportionate or too baggy). When I "stripped," the cape just unrolled, no problem.

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:p;)
When I was a kid, I always assumed that is how Clark, Kara and Ralph from Greatest American Hero did it, but when I grew up I assumed that would be physically not possible due to the bulk of the cape. Glad you proved me wrong!
 
Anytime I see Superman Cape Stashing discussion, I have to poke my head in to mention how back in 2005 I dressed as Supergirl for Halloween at my office and managed to fit my entire costume underneath a business suit, including the cape (and "boots," I cheated by using those stretch fabric stockings that look like superhero boots). Granted, a Supergirl cape will have less fabric, but my technique was to carefully and tightly roll the bottom of the cape upwards until it reached my waist, then tuck the tube around my waist beneath my trousers along with my blouse hem (of course, part of the trick was taking into account that my pants size would need to accommodate that extra bit of bulk at the waistline, but that wasn't an issue for wider-leg business trousers; it didn't look disproportionate or too baggy). When I "stripped," the cape just unrolled, no problem.

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:p;)

So you're Supergirl.

I KNEW IT!

Mike in Accounting said something about it and NO ONE believed him.

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I’m liking the suit. We’re looking at a dirty, battle worn version. Let me see him standing up in a clean version.

Don’t mind the texture, I don’t NEED 1930’s nostalgia to be assuaged that it’s REALLY Superman.

Have you read Amazing Comics? Superman was going after wife beaters and bank robbers. Not that they shouldn’t be brought to justice, but the police are there for those crimes.
 
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The reason I liked this MOS suit, was because, for me, it seemed alien, out of this world, which is what it's supposed to be in that movie (not made by his earthly mother). The new suit, like others say, reminds me of what you would expect Batman to wear, someone using technology here on earth to make a suit that protects them.

I grew up watching the Reeves Superman, loved it, but I don't think a "right off the comic book page" style fits the genre anymore..........but neither does this new design IMO. Looks like something you would find in an upscale, pretentious outdoorsy store where people want to look like they're about to go on a mountain adventure but never actually leave the asphalt. Kinda like these bafoons who have lifted trucks, oversized wheels, and enough lights to look like a search party, but never go off-roading.
 
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