DC’s Power Girl Comes To Life In Perfect Cosplay
DC Comics superheroine Power Girl comes to life in a jaw-dropping new cosplay.
Cosplayer Olivia Marie shared a photo of her Power Girl costume on Twitter (her account is @hairsprayhippie), complete with the hero’s white costume, blue gloves and a red cape. The character was created by Gerry Conway and Ric Estrada in 1976, first appearing in All-Star Comics #58. Hailing from Earth-2, Power Girl aka Kara Zor-L has become a fan-favorite character over the years and has been cosplayed numerous times, despite appearing in a few adapted mediums outside of the comics.
What Power Girl comics did she appear in?
girl of power, the character’s longest-running solo series, ran between 2009 and 2011, with various writers and artists on the show, including Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and others. After his solo series ended with 27 issues, Palmiotti and Conner incorporated the hero into their harley quinn ongoing series published during the New 52 era of DC Comics. One arc in the series gave Power Girl amnesia and placed her in the custody of Harley, who convinces the hero that the two are a crime-fighting duo until she regains her memories, a dynamic explored later in the Harley Quinn and Power Girl miniseries.
In more recent comics, Power Girl appears in Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 alongside the Justice Society of America, a super team of which she is a core member. Although his appearance is brief, the issue apparently makes the Justice Society a stand-in for the Justice League, given that the latter team was killed by Pariah and his Dark Army in Justice League #75, “The Death of the Justice League.” Whether Power Girl will play a prominent role in the event remains to be seen, though she did play one in the recent One Star Squadron miniseries, although the title is set outside of DC’s main continuity.
Power Girl Isn’t As Fit As Supergirl
Aside from DC Comics, Power Girl has only been directly adapted a few times, appearing as a prominent character in film. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) and as a DLC skin for Supergirl in the Injustice 2 video game. Supergirl, on the other hand, has been adapted many times, appearing in both animation and live-action. Actress Melissa Benoist starred as Kara Zor-El in all six seasons of The CW super girl show, with actress Laura Vandervoort portraying the character in the Smallville TV shows. There was also a super girl film released in 1984, with actor Helen Slater in the role of the hero.
As for Marie, she has also acted as Supergirl and Harley Quinn in the past, which is also displayed on her Twitter. In addition to Twitter, she is active on Instagram and TikTok under the same handle for both platforms (@hairsprayhippiecosplay).