One of the most iconic superhero costumes of all time, the Superman costume has different properties according to the universe.
Originally just the normal Kryptonian cloth that infant Kal-El was swaddled with during his flight to Earth, Superman's costume becomes just as invulnerable as he himself is, if not actually more so, under the radiation of a yellow sun. Under Earth's yellow sun, Superman's suit cannot be torn, staind, cut, or burned. Superman's costume was created for him by Martha Kent. When young Clark began to display his powers as a baby, the Kents concluded that their clothing bill was going to go up at a horrendous rate if something wasn't done. When a fire occurred at the Kent's attic, only the discarded set of blankets made with Kryptonian fabric did not burn. After tests, the couple realized that the fabric was invulnerable. Unraveling the blankets, Martha knited a special playsuit for the little Clark. After years, the fabric was continuosly unraveled and re-knited to fit current measures of the Kryptonian. The seat belt from the Kryptonian Rocket was eventually turned into his belt; The upholstery of the compartment became his boots. Superman can wrap a person or item in his cape, protecting from friction, cold, heat and rigors of the space, with enough air to travel interplanetary distances. The cape will block even radio frequencies. The Super Uniform is very stretchable. It will lose his properties under a red sun.
Superman's costume was made by Martha Kent from ordinary Terran fabric. Superman's body is charged with a bio-electric "aura" that acts as an invisible "force field" radiating within a few millimeters from his skin. Of this way, very tight clothes becomes almost invulnerable in contact with Superman's aura. The same doesn't happens with his cape, which will rip constantly.
During New 52 era, Superman's costume was actually a Kryptonian battle-armor that keys in on DNA of Kryptonians. In case of half-breeds like Kon-El, amplifying his physical powers while dampening the powers he received from non-Kryptnoian powers like tactile telekinesis.
Following Superman: Reborn that merged histories of both New Earth and Prime Earth Superman, he was shown to have worn the battle-armor for a while during his career, later adopting a cloth costume with a belt. Later, he went back to his original costume with tights.
- Appearances of Superman's Costume
- Item Gallery: Superman's Costume
- Images featuring Superman's Costume
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