CBS and Warner Bros. TV have released the first images of Supergirl star Melissa Benoist as the super heroine. Gone are the bleach-blond locks and the skimpy, midriff-baring cheerleader outfit from the Supergirl comics.

SUPERGIRL First-Look Image (Full-Body)

supermanThe more conservative mesh garb in muted colors is very similar to what Henry Cavill wears in the Warner Bros. Supeman movies — maybe DC and the studio are eying a potential crossover of the cousins in matching outfits?

The network also is going for consistency, with the Supergirl costume created by the same designer who did the costumes for the two CW/WBTV DC superhero series, The Flash and Arrow: three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs Of A Geisha and Chicago). “In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” she said.

supergirlWritten by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg based on the DC Comics characters and directed by Glen Winter, Supergirl — from WBTV and Berlanti Prods.  — centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she always was meant to be.