Everyone wants to be a superhero. To be able to fly high in the sky or to be able to reach distant places in a jiffy to prevent crime are the figment of fantasies of many across the world. But it is not just the powers we want to inherit; we also wish to look like the superheroes. The purpose could be as simple as to look cool or to be intimidating enough to put fear in hearts of the criminals. There have been numerous comic superheroes that we’ve liked and appreciated since childhood for the fashion statements they made. Here is, thus, a list of top 10 fashion statement of comic superheroes.
10. The Hulk’s colour, ripped clothes:
Green was never as acceptable for a skin colour until The Incredible Hulk went smashing around town. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and published by Marvel Comics, the Hulk is a humoungous, green creature with biceps the size of truck tires. The Hulk, when angered, transforms from a normal human into this superhero, who usually wears only ripped, purple shorts and is at times seen wearing a torn labcoat.
9. Wolverine’s hair:
A superhero with wolf-like senses, Wolverine is a comic character of the Marvel Comics universe. Apart from his enhanced mutation, Wolverine is known for his unique hairstyle and sideburns. The costume he wears is a lovely brown-and-tan with two blue shoulder pads and gloves which have holes to allow claws to come out when needed. But it is still his hairstyle that many of his fans like to copy.
8. Captain America’s costume:
Another fictional superhero from Marvel Comics, Captain America is a character created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The superhero wears a costume which bears red, white, and blue colors of the American flag. He wears a mask with openings for the eyes, nose and mouth. On the forehead of the mask Captain America has a large ‘A’, and the upper body is covered in lightweight and bulletproof scale armor. The costume features a large star on the chest. In short the Cap’ wears a stylized version of the American flag.
7. The mask of Spider-man:
Created by the duo of writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, Spider-man is, again, a Marvel Comics superhero. The Spider-man’s fashion statement is his colorful skintight costume, which includes his mask. It is the mask which is the most significant part of the costume for the simple reason because it is fully covers every part of Peter Parker’s face. The style is also one of the most copied across the comic world with many later superheroes and villains shown to wear identical or closely similar full-face masks.
6. Wonder Woman’s accessories:
Wonder Woman is a fictional superheroine created by William Moulton Marston for comic books published by DC Comics. The world’s most renowned female superhero, Wonder Woman has been through various avatars over time. Her costume which comprises of a breastplate, bracelets and her signature star symbol is something that has been a fashion statement for her fans. The unique part about her style is that it is the simplest of all superheroines and many superheroes.
5. Vigilante-style of Punisher:
A fictional antihero, Punisher appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Punisher was created by the greats like Gerry Conway, John Romita, Sr., Ross Andru, and Stan Lee. Punisher is actually a tortured soul who’s been wronged and seeks revenge. Punisher made a fashion statement with his tight full body costume with a skull featured on the chest. The coolest thing about Punisher is that he doesn’t wear a mask and isn’t worried about concealing his identity.
4. Sheena’s leopard skin dress:
Sheena, known as the Queen of the Jungle is a fictional superheroine in comic books published by Fiction House. Sheena was the first erotically-charged female character that was brought into the public domain in an era of conservative family values. Her attire, which became a fashion statement for many, was nothing but a leopard skin loincloth and bra – a perfect camouflage in the jungle. The cheapest of all styles, perhaps.
3. Batman’s emblem:
Batman, the fictional comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, made a fashion statement by familiarizing us with what a bat would be if it were to transform into a human. Batman’s costume with imagery of a bat to frighten criminals was much liked by all Batman fans alike. The stylized bat emblem on the chest of the Batman’s costume is something people still like tattooing on their bodies. It is also the second-most identifiable emblem of all superheroes.
2. Iron Man suit:
Created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, Iron Man is a Marvel Comics fictional superhero. Iron Man’s costume is a powered armor suit. The suit is an exoskeleton which is integrated with technological devices to help the superhero fight crime. Iron Man suit has inspired many DIYers around the world, who have created many replicas of the suit themselves.
1. Superman’s ‘underwear outside’ style:
Considered as American cultural icon and perhaps the first real comic book superhero, Superman is a fictional comic character who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by the American-Canadian duo of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman had a vast cultural impact even though many criticized the superhero’s attire, which saw him wearing an underwear on the outside of the costume. Superman has a very tight outfit, predominantly blue in colour, with a long red cape and a large ‘S’ emblem on the chest. The emblem is the most recognizable of all superheroes.