Gentleman’s Cape Cont’d…

DSC_1961DSC_1991DSC_1957DSC_1966Taking full advantage of Propstore’s kind permission to examine their original Superman costume in detail gave us the opportunity to inspect the most minute details.

For anybody yet to have seen/spent time with any original prop or costume you may be surprised just how primitive and thrown together they are in reality.  For example above is a few macro shots of the Superman costume revealing the stitched in cape padding and poppers at the shoulders, the slits made to accommodate the flying harness, the spray-paint job on the belt buckle and the stitched in supports for the \/ notch in the boot.  On film under studio lighting, none of these details would be visible and the suit would appear pristine, such is the magic of Hollywood…

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