Why Does the New Rita Repulsa Look So Much Like Susanne Bartsch?

Power Rangers is the latest franchise to come out shiny and new from Hollywood's reboot factory. The big screen adaptation of the ultimate '90s kid TV show hits theaters this weekend. Of course, one of the curious pleasures of any reboot, whether one actually sees it or not, is seeing how costume designers rework iconic characters' looks with a new edge and a blockbuster budget.

In most cases, the Power Rangers crew kept relatively true to the source material. But the biggest exception? Main villain Rita Repulsa. Originally played on the small screen by Japanese actress Machiko Soga, '90s Rita was styled as something of a granny witch with a helmet of gray, pigtailed hair meant to look like devil horns. Her go-to outfit was a voluminous brown dress with gold accents.

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