We've all cycled through the old photo albums and cringed at what we thought was high fashion at the time. JNCO jeans, jellies, and high-waisted pants are all fashion hallmarks of the 1990s that we wouldn't be caught dead wearing today! Lucky for us, superheroes are no exception! Ranker Comics has gathered up twenty of the absolute worst things that superheroes of the '90s wore!
Maybe it's because comic book fashion was looking to reinvent itself. Maybe it's because a more modern age required a more realistic fashion. Hell, maybe it's just because comic book artists aren't fashion designers! Regardless of the reason, the 1990s saw a massive influx of terrible superhero costumes that were squashed by the end of the century.
Part of them go hand and hand with the comics boom - like bell bottoms go with disco. Yet with some, you can see the germs of ideas from artists trying to make superhero costumes look more modern and less like spandex one-pieces. I mean, it makes sense that someone like Daredevil or Batman would wear some armor, right? And, sure, the Punisher is definitely the kind of guy that wears a trench coat all the time!
So strap on way too many guns and don your shiny bikini, Ranker Comics is taking you back to the '90s! The music was grunge, the coffee was Starbucks, and the fashion was awful enough to make you want to hide in the Batcave forever! Sorry, '90s Dark Knight! Vote up the worst '90s superhero costumes that make even the good guys look really bad.