Fashion is fickle.
As a kid, one of my favorite features was when readers would send in their ideas for a new costume for Robin. (You can click here to read all about it. Really, go ahead, you’ll love it!)
What I didn’t realize at the time was that Supergirl was also a fashion plate — only she used to change outfits every issue or so. In my mind, she perpetually looked like she did as a Mego figure:
Anyway, Supergirl’s ever-changing wardrobe was a Thing and DC Comics has decided to have some fun with it. Starting with this month’s issue, out 2/14, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau is producing a series of variant covers that pay tribute to those often off-the-wall designs, beginning with that classic Bronze Age outfit:
But why should we let Artgerm have all the fun?
Here, then, are 13 COVERS celebrating Supergirl’s closet. Keep in mind, she actually had more versions than you see here — and a lot of these saw slight alterations from issue to issue, with variations in footwear, gloves, and so forth. (Click here for a cool, fairly comprehensive rundown I found. By the way, I’m choosing to ignore the versions of Supergirl that appeared before Kara arrived.)
So settle in, channel your inner Tim Gunn and dig these:
Yeah, there are 14 covers there. I make the rules, I break the rules. Cover images and credits from the fashionable Grand Comics Database.