Total Nerd The Best Alternate Costumes in DC Comics  

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Almost as important as their powers is a superhero's costume. The clothes make the man and all that. Things to consider in outfitting your hero are: the ability to disguise it's heroes secret identity, translation of powers to costume, color schemes, team affiliation, (theoretical) practicality, and of course looking awesome.

Many of these heroes, in addition to being clad in some of the most iconic suits in the world, have had so many other, supplemental costumes. For example, you see the Batman costume or even a part of it, mask, chest, anything and it's instantly recognizable. Beyond that main outfit, the Frank Miller suit is almost just as well known. Sometimes an alternate suit can become a fan favorite, and be made canon too.

All of these variations have served their individual purposes throughout the years. These are the best alternate costumes of the DC Comics superheroes. The criteria for this list, each costume must have been worn one full issue or more with the intent of being an alternate outfit, slight color variations per artist don't count nor do transformations. Also, keep a look our for alternate costumes from DC Comic video games, like Injustice
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New 52 Red Hood


New 52 Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alternate Costumes in DC Comics
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Batman Beyond


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New 52 Shazam


New 52 Shazam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alternate Costumes in DC Comics
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Bart Allen Flash Suit


Bart Allen Flash Suit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alternate Costumes in DC Comics
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