Bombshell Supergirl Costume Commission

  • Last fall, a customer commission Johnny and I to make a costume based on the DC Bombshells Supergirl figure.  The WWII nose art inspired version of Supergirl features a bustier style corset with gold trim and lace panels, flowing skater skirt, silk scarf, and custom matching fingerless gloves.  I patterned and sewed each piece from scratch to fit the wearer's measurements and Johnny hand tooled, shaped, and painted the leather waist cincher with "S" insignia.
  • The full costume all together: silk and lace bustier corset, leather waist cincher, silk skirt, scarf, and gloves.
  • The front of the custom bustier.  This piece is supported with built in bra cups and spiral steel boning at the seams.
  • The swirl design on the statue was replicated with a beaded/embroidered lace overlay at the back and side panels.
  • The lacing and piping was all custom made to match the cup trim fabric.
  • Bias cut silk with a lace overlay for the gloves, with hand finished fingers, and elastic at the cuffs for a snug but flexible fit.