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:

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