Thursday, February 8, 2018

Four and a half Golden Age female superheroes in modest costumes

The most famous female superhero of the Golden Age of comics, Wonder Woman, shows a bit of skin. Perhaps the next most famous, the Phantom Lady, shows even more. But just as costumes for men ranged from Namor's speedos to Batman's almost full-concealment, so did those for women.

The Woman In Red could be the superhero for any very conservative religion:


Nelvana was fully covered and had a skirt for a little extra modesty:


Miss America took the same approach:



Liberty Belle rocked jodhpurs:


And the Black Orchid started off modestly:


Though she tended to lose clothes as she fought:


Related: Power Girl vs. the Slut-shamers of Skiffydom: on cosplay and feminist pulchriphobia: