This Superman cosplay's meticulous attention to Jon Kent's costume (and his character) shows why Jon is becoming an essential DC icon.
This new Superman cosplay proves once and for all that Jon Kent has earned his place as a DC icon. Jon hasn't been around as long as other DC characters - especially his father, the original Superman - but this cosplay shows why Jon has become such an important character in such a short time.
Jon Kent first appeared at the 2015 Convergence event, and would go on to claim the title of Superboy, solving interstellar problems with his best friend Robin (Damian Wayne). Through a series of time-traveling misadventures, including being abducted by Earth-3's Ultraman, Jon grew into his late teens while spending time with the 31st Century Legion of Super Heroes. When Jon returned to his own time, when Clark left Earth to save the people of World at War, he took up his father's mantle of Superman. Jon earned the name "Superman" during the events of his solo series Superman: Son of Kal-El. From liberating the Camorra Nation from dictator Henry Bendix to coming out as bisexual, Jon Kent made Washington, D.C. history—and his journey has only just begun.
This cosplay by Instagram user leledraw portrays Jon at his most heroic: with his Power and (presumably) saving others. In a photo by Instagram user samuro.photography, leledraw's cosplay depicts Jon's Legion-era attire, complete with a red turtleneck, detailed stitching, and, of course, Jon's now-signature yellow belt. Each image showcases the cosplay in action, as leledraw appears to use Jon's kryptonian powers, from invulnerability to hyperspeed to flight. Most importantly, this cosplay and these photos capture Jon's cheerful spirit, holding his head high and even smiling to help those who need him.
Jon Kent Is an Uplifting Icon in New Cosplay
Superman has long stood for "truth, justice, and a better tomorrow," but Jon Kent is pushing those ideals to new heights, and this role-playing production understands that. In the caption of leledraw's Dec. 8 post, the cosplayer wrote: "I chose to play Jon Kent because I also like this version of Superman because he's becoming a symbol of diversity ?? I for that Proud. ?️?” Like other Jon Kent fans, leledraws know this new Superman is important, not just because of his relatively short history, but because of the future he represents.
Jon Kent has not been Superman for long, but he has become an important icon in the hearts of countless readers and Superman fans old and new. The cosplay's meticulous attention to Jon's costume and his character shows why Jon Kent is worthy of Superman and DC icon status.
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