Veteran Designers Discuss How Superhero Costumes Are Made

By the time superhero flicks became the box office smash hits they are today audiences had come to expect more from the costuming department than a simple spandex getup, and thus the updated supersuit was born.

Fawnia Soo Hoo of Fashionista spoke with veteran designer Alexandra Byrne, who created the super new looks you see in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers, and Oscar nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson, who created the updated styles seen in Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman, about what goes in to designing today's supersuit.

They were all too happy to discuss the process at length- from conceptual and research stages to materials they've used in the suit's construction and why to how many people it takes to get Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit (apparently it's a six handed operation).

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