What's it like to wear the Suit?

Everyone has probably dreamt of wearing that iconic S on their chest. Some may have even dared to wear the full suit for Halloween. If you're like our staff, you may wear the S on your chest almost every day because more than 75% of our t-shirts are Superman/Supergirl shirts. But when it comes to wearing one of the most recognized symbols in the world and taking that persona to the screen, only two women can stand tall in that category, Helen Slater and Melissa Benoist. Our favorite question to ask actors when the finally put on the suit for the first time is, what was it like? Well was able to catch up with the newest girl of steel and asked her that very question. Here's what Melissa had to say:

On wearing the suit for the first time:

I just had this injury so I had this eye patch on. It was kind of embarrassing, but the second I put it on, something shifts inside of me. It's kind of impossible not to feel strength and empowerment and positivity and hope. It really is pretty surreal

On seeing herself performing the Super feats for the first time:

I don't recognize myself when I see those scenes, It's kind of insane. The sheer scope of all of it, it's so epic that it's kind of mind-blowing to see it all put together.

On the possibility of Supergirl crossing over with The Flash or Arrow:

I hope so!

Our staff all talked about it, wearing the iconic S just sounds too scary to us. We of course want to be Superman or Supergirl, but maybe after loosing a few pounds. Would you ever wear it? What if you got powers with it? Could you really be as good as they are? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments section or visit the best fan forum on the net! Forum

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Eric is the primary author for He has been covering the Supergirl show since 2014, but been a fan for decades. "Hope, Help, and Compassion for All, El May Arah!"

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