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How did Martha Kent modify the Kryptonian blanket that became Superman's costume?

From my comment on this question/answer Why wasn't Superman naked when he was lifting Luthor's artificial continent? Supposedly the blanket is made of a super strong fabric, which is why it ...
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Why do fantasy writers depict pointy hats as the headgear of choice for Witches and Wizards?

They don't always wear a hat, but when they do, it's pointy. Why do fantasy writers depict pointy hats as the headgear of choice for Witches and Wizards?
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Why did Jonathan and Martha Kent attach a Cape to Superman's costume?

Due to baby Kal-El's super powers, Earth clothes didn't last long on him. So, Martha Kent used Kryptonian blankets to make a costume for him. If you can see the second image of the attached answer, ...
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Why are Batman’s cape and cowl blue?

I understand that the bat logo on his chest is like a sigil, I understand that the yellow oval is to draw gunfire to the chest which is the only bullet proof part of his costume, I understand the ...
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Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's "panties"?

In Epic Rap Battles of History: Wonder Woman vs Stevie Wonder, Stevie Wonder (played by T-Pain) concludes his first verse with I'm the ceremony master blaster with the bars And I got more Grammies ...
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Is Adm. Holdo's hair dyed?

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo prominently sports purple hair. Is this her natural hair color? Natural extensions in the answer depending on the correct answer: Is she wholly human and humans in the ...
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Who put on costumes first, Batman or his enemies?

In the Batman stories, we have several characters in costume, such as Batman himself, as well as the Joker, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, just to name a few. Who put on costumes first? Are the Joker ...
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What is the out-of-universe origin of the Rebel crest?

The Rebel crest was first seen in the Star Wars universe in the 1977 film Star Wars (A New Hope), at the very least it was on the rebel helmets. It has become part of Star Wars lore and has, in-...
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What do The Flash's earpiece emblems do?

What did the Flash's costume emblem earpieces do to help the Flash Family while they ran? Were they more than BLING?
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Why is Lando wearing Han's clothes?

Every time I watch the 2nd family Guy Star Wars parody I keep forgetting to ask this but recently I saw it again. Near the end at the point where Lando and Chewie break off from the Rebel Fleet ...
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How do people carry things in Star Trek TNG?

In cast interviews, I remember a montage of everyone saying "pockets". The uniforms don't have them. On away missions, I think Crusher put her tricorder "away" on occasion, and other than someone who ...
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Are comics shifting away from revealing costumes for women?

In the back pages of (the new) Captain Marvel #1 there is an interesting write-up about the decision-making process behind her new costume compared to her older one, including how it was a product "of ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

It is well known by most people with even a cursory knowledge of Star Trek that in the TOS era: Gold uniforms are worn by the command division. Red uniforms are worn by operations, engineering, and ...
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Which world-renowned fictional hero was the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?

It had to start somewhere. Which world-renowned fictional hero is credited as being the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?
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What are the human cultures depicted in the Valerian opening montage?

Relating to this video: and this question: Why this year in Valerian?, @Valorum provided this answer which explains the context and thinking In particular, In short, ...
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Were the TNG-era uniforms re-created or reused? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Redemption" we observe with uniforms from the TNG and Nemesis era. Were these uniforms re-created or reused? Related: Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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