Artist of the Month- Molly VirelloSunday April 1, 2018
POWerful Costumes: The Evolution of the Super Suit
When you think superheroes, certain images come to mind: Superman’s red and yellow "S" (or is it the Kryptonian symbol of Hope?); Wonder Woman’s red, white, and blue outfit (or is it battle skirt and armor?); and Batman’s black armor and cape (or is it grey and yellow spandex?).
Each character represents something—hope, truth, or justice—which their costumes are meant to express through bright, dramatic colors. But, as these characters change, so do their costumes.
The looks that define these characters now is often quite different than how they were first envisioned.
In honor of the growing multiverse of superheroes, this exhibit shows how some of our favorite superhero costumes have evolved through the years.
to go to the The Southington Library