The Texas State Fair was fortunate enough to host what many would consider the ultimate opportunity to get up close and personal with the oldest comic book hero, Superman. The "Man of Steel" and Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour was housed inside the Centennial Building from September 27th through October 20th. The exhibit was a sight to take in for fans of the Last Son of Krypton who grew up watching him go up against Lex Luthor, giant computers, Richard Pryor, and General Zod on television and the big-screen.
Each costume was enclosed in a glass case and adorned with a plaque and poster with a picture of the actor and information on which movie it was from. The super hero's costumes from "Superman III," "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "Superman Returns," and "Man of Steel" were all on display. You could walk around each one and examine them front to back. It was interesting to see the kind of material they were made from and the patterns of each one.
The costumes for Jor-El and General Zod's female partner-in-crime, Faora, were also on display. These two outfits were the most complex and made of several different types of material. Many of the pieces that looked like Kevlar or hardened plastic of some type were actually pieces of what appeared to be sculpted foam of some kind.
Attending the "Man of Steel" and Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour was the perfect way to celebrate the creation of the first caped crusader. Christopher Reeve's outfit from "Superman III" was definitely the icing on the cake for me. It was a special honor and treat to gaze upon the costume of the man I grew up knowing and still identify as the real Superman.
Go here to see pictures of the "Man of Steel" and Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour.