Superman Returns - Super-Budget Overruns?
In the interview costume designer Louise Mingenbach tells Permeire that they
avoided the armored suits that have recently been in vogue and designed a classic costume inspired by the Joe Shuster–drawn Superman from the ’30s, with high-tech upgrades.
The blue sections are made of a stretchy fabric called Milliskin, which fits over a padded muscle suit that acts like a girdle. The insignia on Superman’s chest is a molded latex relief (not a silk screen) composed of thousands of tiny “S” shields, which were laser-cut into the emblem. The red trunks have what Bronson calls “a patented package flattener” and Mingenbach terms “a little quiet cup,” to keep protuberances down to a minimum and everything PG. And for the occasional bathroom break, Mingenbach adds, “it also has a little zipper.”
Acording to the article they had more than 60 of these "high-tech" supersuits made. Although the article did not say how much each of the supersuits cost, costume designer Dan Bronson did say that ruining one “is similar to running a Carrera off a cliff.”
Ouch... and I'm not just talking about the package flattener.
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