It has now been more than ten years since Marvel began their more than successful movie multiverse with the 2008 Iron Man. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds are going bonkers for titles like Spider-Man and The Avengers.
We don’t blame them. The movies are so fun that it’s impossible to make yourself a cinema elitist and brush them off. Our article aims to offer you some superhero costume ideas for Halloween parties and casual cosplay fun.
Who Is Trending Nowadays?
The world of comics and superheroes isn’t new exactly. The first awe-inspiring tales of heroes with superpowers are almost a hundred years old now. Their being here for so long means that there are practically thousands, if not more, characters for people to enjoy. So choosing your superhero outfit can get a bit tricky.
You see, you don’t want to look like some underground or anonymous character. Why? Well, no one will know who you are, and you might end up disappointed. Therefore, we suggest you pick one of the more popular heroes like Black Panther, Captain America, or even a villainess like Harley Quinn.
Of course, you can always make your Halloween costume look like your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Maybe you can even go out as Tony Stark, with just some fine-looking suit and a goatee beard. You know, spice things up a bit. There’s no need to look like everyone else, and finding a smart solution like this will make you look way more interesting when it comes to trick-or-treating with kids or friends.
Consider Choosing One That Has the Same Body Type
Sure enough, we don’t like body-shaming people. It couldn’t be more evident since we’re talking about adults wearing superhero costumes in a positive way. However, we’d like to point out how it’s not a bad idea to consider whether you’ll look decent enough in the costume of your favorite superhero.
Sometimes, your body type isn’t the best for, let’s say, Captain America’s costume. If that’s the case with you, maybe you should look around for some other character. As we’ve said, there’s no real shortage of heroes and villains to choose from when opting for a costume.
On the other hand, we don’t suggest you avoid costumes of heroes who are of the opposite gender. Moreover, we think it can look pretty cool if you’re a girl and you choose to make yourself look like some male character. If that doesn’t sound right to you, the number of cool characters on both sides of the gender spectrum is so vast that you’re bound to find the right one for you.
Nevertheless, be sure to take pictures of yourself in the mirror to have a realistic view of your whole body. This way, you’ll be in a much better position to choose what costume will fit you the best. If you don’t have a big enough mirror, ask some of your friends or family members to photograph you.
Consider Your Budget
Superpowers don’t come cheap. Just like most characters have a price to pay when gaining their abilities, you have to cash out some hard-earned money if you want to look impressive in front of others. Hence, it’s crucial to consider your budget.
If you’re not going to a competition, or you don’t care what others at the comic con think about your costume, there’s plenty of relatively cheap ideas online. After all, you can make your suit if you put time and effort into it.
Consider Delivery Timelines
Making your costume is a lengthy and rough process. It can sometimes take months, so you need to prepare yourself for lots of trial and error. If you choose to do so, you’ll probably end up ordering parts online.
But, hey, online shopping can sometimes take ages, and your order might arrive late. Therefore, we suggest you make a list of the parts you already have and the ones you’ll need to look for online. If you’re planning for a scheduled event, be sure to start on time.
The times are changing. Not so long ago, superheroes and comics, in general, were not so popular in the mainstream and were considered nerdy. However, with box office hits like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Marvel’s multiverse movies, it seems like there are a rare few who don’t enjoy them now. It’s no wonder since they’re great fun.
This notion is what makes superhero suits perfect for all sorts of gatherings and events. From comic conventions to Halloween parties, you’ll make yourself stand out in no time. Still, if you’re looking to do so, it’s key to make sure you choose a character that suits your body, is in your budget, and isn’t too complicated to make if you don’t decide to buy a premade one.
Remember — with a great costume comes great responsibility.