By Sydney Bucksbaum and Alyssa Smith
November 27, 2019 at 02:46 PM EST

“Pants!” With just one word, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) packed so much joy and surprise into her reaction upon seeing her season 5 costume upgrade on Supergirl. After spending four seasons fighting crime in a skirt and tights, it was about time that our girl of steel got a much more sensible butt-kicking suit.

But did you know that all of Supergirl’s supersuits have been inspired by — and in some cases, ripped from — the pages of comic books? In Entertainment Weekly’s Ultimate Guide to the Arrowverse special edition issue, we walk you through every iteration of Supergirl’s costumes on The CW series so far and how they’ve been lifted right from her comic source material roots. But wait, there’s more!

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Now fans can assemble their own Supergirl suit with EW’s paper doll kit. Simply print up the images below, cut along the dotted lines, and mix and match all of Kara’s hairstyles, accessories, tops, bottoms, and shoes to create your own version of Supergirl.

From Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) first design of a crop top and short shorts — “I wouldn’t even wear it to the beach,” Kara said — that was inspired from Supergirl’s 1970s hot pants look to the more badass red Dr. Martens boots inspired by Kara Kent/Kara In-Ze to her new pants that have been used all throughout her comic book history, and even outfits from her journalist alter ego, there’s truly a look for everything.

Supergirl paper doll
Credit: Brown Bird Design for EW
Supergirl paper doll
Credit: Brown Bird Design for EW

In anticipation of December’s epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, EW is here to walk you through it all with our Ultimate Guide to the Arrowverse special edition issue, which covers Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning. Jump in the Waverider and take a trip through time-stream to explore how super-producer Greg Berlanti and company built this unexpected and unplanned shared universe — from the inception of Arrow, the series that lit the spark, to the ambitious five-hour extravaganza coming this winter, and every stop along the way. So run (Barry, run) to your nearest newsstand to purchase it, or buy it online now.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off with Supergirl on Sunday, Dec. 8, followed by Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9, and The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10. After the winter hiatus, the crossover will resume Jan. 14, with Arrow at 8 p.m., and conclude with Legends of Tomorrow at 9 p.m. Plus, for expert analysis, interviews, and scene breakdowns, watch EW’s official “Crisis” after-show, Crisis: Aftermath, hosted by Kevin Smith and airing immediately after Supergirl (Dec. 8) and The Flash (Dec. 10).

Pick up your copy of EW’s Ultimate Guide to the Arrowverse on newsstands now, or buy it online.

The Ultimate Guide to the Arrowverse
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