5 Superhero Costume Mistakes You Should Avoid This Halloween
Looking for last minute costumes for Halloween? It may seem like a good idea to put on your exercise clothes and tie a tablecloth around your neck to be an impromptu Superman, but be careful which version your dressing as.
Here are some common superhero design mistakes and some simple solutions to avoid them:
Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman
In 2011's failed reboot of Lynda Carter's classic 1970's Wonder Woman TV show, former Friday Night Lights star, Adrianne Palicki played the Amazonian princess, Diana. Unfortunately, the star-spangled pants and fire engine red boustier does not make her seem like the feminist icon, Carter is known for pioneering.
Tim Burton's failed attempt at bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen with Nicolas Cage is getting some much needed attention with the release of the documentary, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, but don't let that fool you. This plastic looking super suit, with Cage's horrible long hair is just weird, especially when Superman's look is the epitome of iconic.
Some of you hipper comic book fans, might think Marvel's Squirrel Girl is indie and awesome, and we tend to agree, but don't fall into the retro trap. Those teeth and that weird eye makeup put Doreen Green so deep in the uncanny valley, Sir Edmund Hillary couldn't climb out.
Ryan North & Erica Henderson's re-imagining of the mutant girl who can communicate with nature's cutest foragers, solves every design issue. Squirrel Girl's new look is fresh and adorable. Plus, with powers like these, all the super-villains need to watch out.
Not only is this the worst movie in Batman's history, but the silver highlights in the Caped Crusader's iconic look would be more fitting for Xanadu, than the mean streets of Gotham City. Plus... bat-nipples.
With Batman turning 75 this year, it's the perfect time to represent any number of classic Batman looks. From Adam West's Campy Crusader to Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, each Batman has a place at the party.
Ryan Reynold as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The internet loves everything Deadpool, except for this monstrosity. Whoever thought The Merc with A Mouth should have no mouth, wasn't thinking very clearly. Ryan Reynold's wit and timing would've been perfect, too. It's a shame they wasted the opportunity.