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The Worst Adaptations of DC Comics Costumes  

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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. Unfortunately, a lot of that super doesn't translate so well to 3D, much less moving at 24 frames per second. We all know the design and illustrations that go into making up our favorite comic heroes represent real art. Likewise, the costume designers who construct tangible, wearable designs from their own imaginations is also an art, though these don't always mix.

Spandex wrinkles and crinkles and shows every burrito. Heels? Yeah, fighting in heels seems like a great idea. Capes? Ha. Right. Capes. These are those costumes that didn't turn out so hot, those that looked better in 2D, these are the worst adaptations of DC Comics costumes!

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Cyborg - Smallville
Cyborg - Smallville is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Adaptations of DC Comics Costumes
Photo:  Smallville/CW
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Slade Wilson - Smallville
Slade Wilson - Smallville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Adaptations of DC Comics Costumes
Photo:  Smallville/CW

No. Just... no. This was a complete waste. 

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Brainiac - Smallville
Brainiac - Smallville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Adaptations of DC Comics Costumes
Photo:  Smallville/CW

Brilliant, hulking, green-skinned, huge-headed, alien. Plain guy in a pink shirt.

Nailed it.

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The Flash - Smallville
The Flash - Smallville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Adaptations of DC Comics Costumes
Photo:  Smallville/CW

Are you super happy they decided to not go with this red jeaned, oversized hoodie-vest, matching-belt version of Flash in the new series? This is exactly what they went with in "Smallville."