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Boy's Superhero Costume Ideas
There is a range of choices this Halloween when it comes time to transform into that perfect superhero. To narrow down the selection I've included my best superhero costume ideas below:
They don't call him the Man of Steel for nothing. There is a reason the legend of Superman has persisted for over a half-century. People find the concept of the indestructible man from planet Krypton to be captivating.
One costume gaining popularity is that of the journalist Clark Kent as Superman. To start, you will need dress socks, black dress pants, and a tight black belt. Wear a black, grey, or blue dress coat, but be sure to keep it unbuttoned about halfway down. Underneath, wear a t-shirt with the patented large "S" for Superman.
Next, wear a pair of standard square eyeglasses, perhaps placing tape around the bridge of the glasses for added effect. Finally, you will want to style your hair in a similar fashion shown here, which can be easily done with a little gel and a comb. Feel free to adorn yourself with a fancy watch or other accessories.
Next, we'll be focusing on the "actual" Superman. That is, Clark Kent when he rips his suit off and reveals the colorful outfit of the Man of Steel. Most of this costume will have to be bought, but we can still accessorize.
Start with the large red boots, the blue spandex, and tight red jock strap. Adorn yourself with a yellow belt, blue "muscle suit" top, large "S" in the chest area, and red cape. Again, we'll want to keep the hair the same. However, a simpler Superman version, would include a navy-blue shirt and jeans. Complete the outfit with a red cape and mask and you're done.
There have been many incarnations of Batman throughout the decades, some of them extremely memorable and some of them kind of lame, but regardless of what era or incarnation you want to portray, the basis of the costume has always remained the same - a long, dark/black cloak and mask that covers most of the face and has pointy ears that resemble a bat.
The costume also sports a cool symbol of a bat on the chest. The design of this symbol has changed over the years too. In the first comic books it was a black bat on a gray costume and later the symbol was placed on a yellow elliptical surface. You can use whatever symbol you want because both of them are used by modern authors.
Batman doesn't have superpowers although he is a superhero. He relies on the gadgets that he personally invents. Make sure to add some gadgets like the claw or boomerang on your costume to make it look more authentic. If you are able to produce that sharp voice that Batman usually uses that would be perfect.
Do you love the famous Marvel web-slinger? Do you secretly pretend your fighting Dr. Octopus and Venom every night? If so, why not dress him up as Spider-Man for Halloween this year? Here are some ideas:
The first thing Spider-Man will need is his fancy spider suit. This is easy enough to come by as a pre-made outfit, and there's little reason to make one yourself, unless you happen to like sewing stretchy fabric.
The most authentic-looking approach would probably be to find a nice zentai-style bodysuit that has all the classic Spider-Man markings on it.
You can also buy costumes that aren't whole body suits, and it can make getting in and out of the outfit easier. These basically consist of a shirt, some pants, some gloves, and a simple Spider-Man mask.
Spider-Man didn't really wear shoes, but the bottom of your kid's spider suit is sure to get worn out if he doesn't wear some. Try a pair of shoes that won't draw attention to themselves or make the outfit look less authentic. A pair of simple red canvas shoes could work great.
Spider-Man shoots webbing out of his wrists, and adding this element can be messy, so consider it optional. Unless your kid has been bitten by a radioactive spider, you're going to need to get some extra gear to achieve this. They actually sell Spider-Man web shooters that expel what is basically silly string and you can find them online.
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