First Look at Melissa Benoist in 'Supergirl' Costume

The former 'Glee' star embraces her vigilante alter ego and is ready to kick ass in a Colleen Atwood-designed costume.

AceShowbiz - How the new Supergirl will look like on the upcoming CBS pilot is revealed through two images. Melissa Benoist is seen wearing a dark-blue-and-red costume with a red cape and skirt. The famous "S" symbol is emblazoned on the chest and a pair of thigh-high boots completes the outfit.

The costume was designed by Colleen Atwood ("Alice in Wonderland", "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Chicago"). The three-time Oscar winner also designed costumes for The CW's DC Comics adaptations "The Flash" and "Arrow". "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," Atwood said.

"Supergirl" tells the story of Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El, who also lands on Earth after escaping Krypton. She's been hiding the powers she shares with Superman, but later decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Calista Flockhart stars as Kara's boss Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as Kara's love interest Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as her birth mother Alura Zor-El, Chyler Leigh as Kara's foster sister Alex Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Hensha, Jeremy Jordan as Toyman, and Farah Tahir as The Commander.

Dean Cain who played Superman on "Lois & Clark" and Helen Slater who took on the role of Kara in the 1984 film are cast in undisclosed roles. The two previously starred together on the renewed Superman series "Smallville" with Slater portraying Clark's Krypton mother Lara and Cain playing the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

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