The worst superhero costumes of all time started as somebody's grand idea for a superhero costume change, then went horribly wrong. In the wake of Wonder Woman getting yet another massive costume change, we look back on the worst attempts at "updating" classic super hero costumes for modern audiences.
What are the worst superhero costumes ever? From slutty superhero costumes (and specifically slutty Wonder Woman costumes), to poor choices of color and fit, there are sadly a great number of bad superhero costumes to choose from when seeking the most ridiculous superhero outfits of all time. Here are the top ten fashion misfires in comic book history.These could have been the coolest superhero costumes ever, but people had to get a little greedy. Why can't anybody just leave well enough alone?
Mod Wonder Woman
In the late 60’s, Wonder Woman’s comic sales were in the toilet (in other words, they were selling about twice as good as the #1 selling comic book does today). DC decided to do something drastic. They took everything that made Wonder Woman, well…Wonder Woman, away.
Gone were her powers, her lasso, her bracelets, her magical island, her supporting cast, and her iconic costume. Instead it was replaced with a simple white jumpsuit, and some karate moves. Because she was like a super spy now, or something.While it wasn't ugly per se, it was worse…. It was generic. It lost anything that connected it to her iconic representation. In modern terms, it was an epic fail (although, she did look pretty cool fighting Catwoman in that outfit). By the early 70’s, the classic Diana Prince was back due to popular demand.
"Hey, lets take the world’s most famous superhero, strip him of everything that makes him an iconic, recognizable symbol around the globe, and instead put him in a light blue and white one piece. And no cape either. Oh, and we’ll give him lame electric powers that are barely worthy of a second string Spider-Man villain like Electro. Any objections?"
Not sure what the hell DC was smoking that day, but if there is one superhero costume you don't f*ck with, it is the Big Red S. This stupid outfit lasted for a whole year, meaning that someone's first (and last?).
Of course, we all knew Classic Supes would be back eventually, but why prolong the inevitable for so long?
And with something so lame as this? We may never know why, but Electric Blue Superman's lameness shoots him to the top of this list.Random, bonus additional reading: Tim Gunn Critiques Comic Book Superhero Costumes Throughout The Ages
Slutty Invisible Woman
Sue Storm is not only a mother figure to the Fantastic Four, but also a mother in the literal sense to two small children.
So this mid 90’s concoction, with Susan showing her cleavage through a cut out number 4 on her chest, belly exposed, isn't just cheap, it's sad.
What if little Franklin sees you in this, Sue?This outfit is only suitable for The Real Housewives of the Baxter Building.
Good Guy Magneto
Back in the 80’s, Magneto decided to try being a good guy for awhile, and joined his long time enemies, the X-Men. To show his shift from bad guy to good guy, he got himself a new set of threads. He really should have left well enough alone.
Now, the X-Men characters are known for changing costumes every five minutes (Storm has had 15 costumes, Cyclops and Jean Grey have had like 10 each as well). Each time they switch costumes, though, they tend to keep one identifiable piece of their look (Cyclops’ visor, Storm’s cape, etc). But with Magneto, they decided to ditch his iconic helmet, and instead give him a purple one piece with a giant lavender "M" on it. Oh, and he is wearing purple opera gloves over his otherwise uncovered, muscled arms. I don’t wanna say it looked really gay, but...it looked really gay.Fortunately, good/gay Magneto did not last long, and by the end of the 80’s we got our Kirby helmeted, lovable racist sociopath back in his classic outfit.