Hello, lovelies! 😀
Today I’m super excited to share the next installment in my series of DC Super Hero Girls reviews and tutorials! 😀 I hope y’all have been enjoying these…I know I have! Because if there’s one thing I love more than geeking out about dolls, it’s geeking out about dolls who are superheroes. 😉
I love all of the DC Super Hero Girls characters, but I was most excited to get the main three (Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl) all along…they’re just my favorite! 🙂 The three of them balance each other out–Diana is the leader, Barbara is the brains, and Kara is the super sweet “new girl”. 🙂
I really like Supergirl’s kind personality, and I can totally relate to her nervousness of being on Earth for the first time! Well, I mean, I can’t exactly relate to that (OR CAN I??? Dun-dun–dun! 😉 ) but I get nervous a lot, too. 🙂 As much as i love characters that promote confidence, I really like that Supergirl acts as a role model for girls to show that being nervous is okay…you just need help from your friends and family to get out of it! 🙂
I really like the signature DC Super Hero Girls boxes…they’re simple, streamlined, and cool looking!
If you’d like to see the backdrop of the box in more detail, I’d recommend, checking out my Batgirl review…to avoid being repetitive, I’m going to skip that for this review. 🙂
I love the art of Supergirl…she looks sweet, genuine, and capable! 🙂
Also, I love that her favorite class is “Adjusting to Earth for Aliens”! 🙂
Here is Supergirl as she comes out of the box…she also comes with an ID card, like the one I showed you in the Batgirl review, but of course with Supergirl’s picture on it.
Doll hair is always quite important to me, so let’s start with that. 🙂 So far, every DC Super Hero Girls doll I’ve bought has fantastic hair that is beautiful and easy to manage…Supergirl is no exception! 😀
Here you can see the hair before and after brushing…it’s a lovely combination of a couple of shades of blonde. It reminds me a bit of Ever After High Blondie Lockes’ hair, but I like the texture of Kara’s more. 🙂 (Also, I hope that you all don’t mind that I’m switching between calling her Supergirl and Kara…it just seems natural to me, since that’s her real name. 🙂 )
She also has some slight bangs over on the left side of her head…they were gelled down originally but after I brushed the hair they loosened nicely.
She also comes with a cute blue headband that I really like…it adds to her somewhat vintage schoolgirl look. 🙂
Supergirl also comes with a plastic cape…I have to say, I wasn’t sure about this initially, but the molded folds and gathers are actually really cool!
The hem details are pretty neat!
It sort of gives the illusion that she’s flying and there’s wind nearby…and I love this! 😀
Kara also wears a one-piece dress that looks like a top and skirt. The top is adorable…it has two different shades of blue and the cutest little white collar! 🙂 ❤ Her skirt is really nice, too, with sweet yellow ribbon details that dress up an otherwise simple style.
She also wears a yellow necklace with a blue crystal hidden under her collar. After I took these photos, I decided to snip the threads holding it on so that Supergirl could wear it with the extra dress I made her (which is coming very soon 🙂 ), and it works just as well with her original dress without the threads, too.
The “S” logo is also very well done…it has a subtle metallic sheen to it.
Supergirl also has wonderfully expressive hands–and each one sports a wristband/bracelet. As you’ll see in a bit, the combination of a fisted hand and a splayed hand allows her to create some very natural poses.
And now, for my favorite part of this doll, her shoes! 😀
Supergirl wears adorable red high-top sneakers with her “S” logo on each one, AND THEY HAVE SOCKS!
I wasn’t sure initially if these would be actual socks, or just tubes that don’t have feet, but I was thrilled to see that they are actual socks!
AHHH! SO CUTE! 😀 (Why do I love socks so much? 😛 )
Finally, on to Kara’s face. She has beautiful blue eyes and natural eye makeup. Her eyes themselves have a little highlight of light blue right under the pupil, and this gives her a bit more of a focused look than the other girls. On my particular doll, I like this effect, but I saw a couple in the store that had more or less light blue showing. I think it depends on your preference. 🙂
She also has slightly more downward angled eyebrows, and I think this gives her a bit of a worried look, sort of like on Monster High’s Rochelle Goyle. Personally, I like this variation…and I think it gives Supergirl a lovely dose of personality! 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, though–she still looks very happy, and I adore her red lipstick! 🙂
Here are some more shots of Supergirl/Kara…I love the combination of her expressive hands, her flowing cape, and her sweet face! 🙂
See? Her gripping hand is also great for leaning against walls! 🙂
Or knocking, I guess. 🙂
In my last DC Super Hero Girls post, I really enjoyed showing you all how I made my Wonder Woman doll’s cape…and I wanted to do the same with Supergirl! However, I didn’t want to get too fancy, so I ended up just hemming a red satin rectangle…thus, there isn’t a tutorial…but I hope you like it anyway! 🙂
I really like her original cape, of course, but I think a longer, fabric one is nice, too. 🙂
Oh, goodness…now I’m singing the song. 😉 GET YOUR CAPE ONNNNNN! 😀
In conclusion, I LOVE Supergirl. From a design standpoint, I really like her outfit. She is a very cute, modern, modest representation of Supergirl, and I like the sweet, genuine character she represents. From a doll standpoint, she’s beautiful, versatile, and could look lovely in any number of outfits!
Now my three musketeers are complete! 🙂 Also, here’s the new cape I made for Batgirl, too!
I think my house is going to be a lot safer from now on. 😉