The secrets behind 7 famous superhero suits

From Wonder Woman to Daredevil, superheroes would not be nearly as cool without their iconic supersuits.

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Wonder Woman's armor is imbued with certain special powers to protect from a variety of powerful attacks. Wonder Woman's armor is imbued with certain special powers to protect from a variety of powerful attacks. (Photo: Wonder Woman)

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Wonder Woman

When Wonder Woman, played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, returns later this year in both her solo film and the ensemble "Justice League," be sure to look closely at the red of her armor. According to American costume designer Michael Wilkinson, the dramatic red hue is reflective of Wonder Woman's oft-troubled, 5,000-year history.

"We did a slight tweaking of the color too, we've enriched the red a little bit. We always talk about centuries of congealed blood from her victims on the dress, so we really went for that really rich blood red on the dress," he said.

While the suit might look impressive, it wasn't exactly the easiest costume to slip into. According to Gadot, who currently lives in Tel Aviv with her family, the initial experience was a bit constrictive.

"I was so happy and so grateful for being there and doing this role that I didn’t say anything about the fact it was so tight," she told Jimmy Kimmel. "I literally could not breathe."

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