Superhero fancy dress costumes are always a popular look for men and women. Let’s take a look at the most popular superhero costumes on the market and help you pick the perfect outfit to make a splash at any fancy dress party.
When you think about superhero fancy dress you always have a wide range to pick from that goes from very well known, but perhaps over done, to less well known but still fun. We’re going to walk through from all from the well known to the quirky.
Superman Fancy Dress
A superman costume is easy to pick up online. Everybody knows the classic blue and red outfit with the superman logo on the front. You can have a lot of fun with the Clark Kent fancy dress aspect of this as well though. For instance, you can dress up in the office nerd Clark Kent style and then rip off your shirt to reveal the superhero underneath.
Wolverine Fancy Dress
Wolverine is always a popular fancy dress costume for men. The blue and yellow costume features large diamantine retractable spikes coming out the fists and a suitably superhero-esque hood.
You could even make this in to a more Hugh Jackman fancy dress version by going for the Wolverine in civies fancy dress look. You’ll just need a checked shirt, leather jacket, big side burns and elvis hair. Some people like to plan ahead for this look and grow their facial hair to create the necessary beard and sideburns. This can take a month or more depending on how quickly your hair grows. Of course, you could choose the easy route and just go for some fake facial hair. At fancydressidealist.com we always prefer doing things the hard way though!
One of the cool things about the Wolverine casual look is the leather jacket he wears. You can buy the exact version he wears online. Don’t worry though the wolverine leather jacket can also be worn casually and I think it is a nice jacket to wear day to day. Of course the leather jacket on it’s own isn’t enough. You also need to throw in some wolverine claws and wolverine dog tags.
Batman Fancy Dress
Batman is an ever popular choice but there are also lots of different styles of Batman fancy dress you can go for. You can for a sixties Adam West era batman costume or something more modern, and butch, like a Christian Bale The Dark Knight costume.
A batman fancy dress outfit is typically made up of a cape with an attached headpiece including long pointy bat ears, a tight body suit with underwear style pants worn over the leggings of the bodysuit, long gloves and a yellow utility belt. The exact colour to pick for the batman costume will depend on exactly which style you are trying to imitate. Some batman costume will be a mixture of pale blue and navy blue while others, such as those modeled on The Dark Knight film franchise, will be completely in black. Make sure to pick the right colour to go along with the style of costume you are aiming for.