15ALAINA HUFFMAN ON SMALLVILLE
Alaina Huffman dons the fishnets and leather in Black Canary’s first live-action appearance on Smallville. Yes, the fishnets make it past the pages of comics, serving as her only means of protection for her lower-half, save for a pair of leather shorts and black heels. The look is stylish,
sure, but calling it impractical is an understatement. Interestingly, this is not the only modern interpretation of Black Canary to feature the fishnets. Thus far, though, it is the sole live-action iteration that has her donning the Golden Age-era feature.
Huffman’s Smallville costume also consists of a black and gold leather jacket. It’s fitting and looks great on screen. Instead of a domino mask disguising her facial features, black paint covers the area around her eyes. All in all, the design is fine. However, it is one example of style getting in the way of functionality.