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Old 02-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #41
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Default Re: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's the Superman Costume Thread! - Part 2

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Right. That said, there is definitely a certain logic that can be found behind Superman's costume. He does a lot of dangerous things on a fairly regular basis. He needs an outfit that can withstand all that. However, that doesn't dictate the actual design of the outfit. He could just as easily make an outfit out of kevlar or fashion a T-Shirt and jeans out of his baby blankets.
Precisely. If one comes up with compelling logic for the costume, then you're more capable to make changes that everyone can agree are cool because there's a reason for them besides the entirely subjective, "it just looks good."

The question is, what's the most compelling reason one can invent for why Superman wears a costume? Personally, all the ideas that writers have come up with to fill this gap have been lackluster imo.

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