Superhero movies are all the rage these days. According to AMC Theaters, Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War were the two highest-grossing movies of 2018. So why not put on a superhero costume for your Halloween get-together?
For those hunting for the most popular superhero costume for their Halloween party, we’ve got you covered. We have put together a list of the most popular superhero costumes to help you choose the best one. Here they are.
Superman’s costume is one of the most popular hero costumes of all time. It is ingeniously modeled to match the garb that a circus strongman would wear. Initially, the primary color used for the costume was blue, which was the darkest shade used in traditional comic book coloring. The costume evoked a sense of wonder — something that wasn’t common in early comics.
The original Superman costume was designed by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Later, their original design was streamlined by other artists whose influence made the costume look a bit like spandex. The new design is the Superman look that we know and love today.
Superman’s costume has been a huge success and has influenced virtually every superhero costume that came after it. The costume has been an amazing testament to a character as popular as Superman, who has graced lots of different forms of media.
Wonder Woman is one of the toughest superheroes ever created. She’s a founding member of the Justice League, a warrior princess of the Amazons, and a demigoddess. On the island Themyscira, which is her original homeland, she’s Princess Diana. Outside her homeland, she has a pseudonym, and goes by the name Diana Prince.
The story goes that Wonder Woman was sculpted by her mother from clay and brought to life by Zeus. It is for this reason that she’s the supposed daughter of the god. Having been created around the time of World War II, Wonder Woman’s costume was intended to have a patriotic look.
Some of the elements that bring this look to her costume include a golden eagle on her chest, the signature five-pointed star symbol, a white belt, a crimson red suit, and a dark-blue star spangled skirt. Later adaptations altered Wonder Woman’s costume to have more of a “warrior” look to it, but, the iconic colors never changed.
In the 1950s, two guys named Joe Simon and Jack Kirby developed some comic book ideas, and one of them turned out to be the Fly for Archie Comics. When Kirby was asked by Stan Lee to work on a new spider-themed hero, he adapted some of the design ideas which he had previously used on the earlier spider hero.
Stan Lee wasn’t pleased by this Spider Man’s appearance and asked Steve Ditko to have a take at the design. Ditko omitted lots of details from Kirby’s design, and made some of his own additions, including adding web-shooters to his wrists. Ditko came up with the red and blue webbed costume, which was one of the most unique superhero looks ever.
Although it didn’t look very much like a spider, Stan Lee was pleased because it fit the character well. The basic costume design (with variations) has been retained for over 50 years.