Total Nerd The Best Marvel Costume Adaptations Ever  

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Comic books thrive on bright colors, exciting action, and awesome costumes. You can tell a lot about a hero or a villain by their super garb.

We know the design and illustrations that go into making up our favorite comic heroes is an art form. Likewise, the costume designers who construct tangible, wearable designs from their own imaginations is also an art.

These people have to somehow make men in tights believable. We have to be okay with some dude swinging around in blue and red tights covered in spiderwebs. We have to believe in a star spangled hero from the past carrying a big patriotic shield.

These are those artists who create magic with their hands and sewing machines – these are the best Marvel costume adaptation and great costumes from Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows.

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Deadpool - Deadpool


Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marvel Costume Adaptations Ever
Photo:  Deadpool
After the debacle of Wade Wilson's appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the solo Deadpool movie set out to stick to the spirit of Marvel's most irreverent psychopath. Not only did Deadpool break the fourth wall and crack wise just as Wade Wilson should, but he also sported a surprisingly comics-accurate costume, complete with expressive digital eye action.

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Iron Man - The Avengers, Iron Man Et Al


Iron Man - The Avengers, Iron ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marvel Costume Adaptations Ever
Photo:  Iron Man 3
Every iteration of the Iron Man armor is not only incredibly cool but somehow incredibly believable. We all totally bought a flying, laser shooting, human-piloted suit of armor for four, going on five movies now. All beautiful pieces of costuming.
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Doctor Strange - Doctor Strange


Doctor Strange - Doctor Strang... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Marvel Costume Adaptations Ever
Photo: Marvel Comics

The costume department of Doctor Strange worked extremely hard to get the details right on the costume. The cloak alone, in its final version, took five full days to fabricate. Read more about the process here.

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Star-Lord - Guardians of the Galaxy


Star-Lord - Guardians of the G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marvel Costume Adaptations Ever
Photo:  Guardians of the Galaxy
One of those rare "took the idea of the character and threw a lot away" situations that actually worked out. Star-Lord has had sooo many looks over the years, none ever being consistent. So they took the energy of the character, the feel of the universe they were creating, added the important elements, and made an icon.