Last week I made a list of the top 10 Superhero costumes, so it's only right that I do the same for the villains. Once again this is both DC & Marvel and also my opinion. This list is not based on a villains popularity by any means, but goes on their costume and costume alone. Don't forget to comment your favorites!
The orange and blue is instantly recognizable for one of Spiderman's greatest foes. He has a very Halloween like quality about him which makes him quite distinctive.
9. Red Skull
A very intimidating and somewhat scary villain of Captain America. His nazi costume along with the more noticeable red skull makes him quite iconic in the Marvel universe.
A major villain to DC's Green Lantern who has a similar style of outfit with a different symbol and color. Important villains always need iconic outfits and Sinestro is a instantly recognizable character.
One of the most adored villains on-screen, Loki, the god of mischief has a couple of different suits, but his most remembered one is the one that he uses in The Avengers where he has the gold helmet, staff and green cape. A great costume.
6. Poison Ivy
A very seductive foe to Batman whose costume is made up of vines and leaves. The red hair is a necessity with this costume also. Her costume along with her scents make for the luring of Batman. This is a costume that rarely needs alteration to still look great.
If you're a Batman fan, then Michelle Pfeiffer is one of your favorite things about the Batman Returns movie. The costume is sleek, sexy and very iconic. Catwoman has had lots of different versions each great in their own way including Anne Hathaway's version is The Dark Knight Rises
4. The Riddler
Another Batman villain, who wears a well known suit that always features question marks hinting to his endless riddles. The top hat and suit make this a classy suit that isn't very fight-friendly but sure as hell looks cool when Batman is at a distance. The cane he uses is also pretty damn cool. This is of course forgetting the costume Jim Carey wore in Batman Forever.
3. Dark Phoenix
An extremely powerful character in the X-Men universe, Dark Phoenix has an amazingly beautiful costume that lights in a fiery blaze showcasing her impeccable power. Her red hair and glowing eyes make this villain to be a terrible beauty in that she causes so much destruction and death all while looking gorgeous.
2. Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn, a popular character in the DC universe who is right-hand gal to the Joker himself. She has had some different costumes from the Arkham Games to her very own comic. But none of these are quite as iconic as her simple, jester costume worn in Batman: The Animated Series. Such a plain costume but instantly recognizable. A true villain costume.
1. The Joker
The Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker. He is about as iconic as they get. His make-up is pure genius in every incarnation from the Dark Knight Trilogy, to the Arkham Games (above) and various comics, i.e: A Killing Joke. He is the definition of a fantastic villain outfit. The green hair is about as recognizable as it gets for villains and the purple suit completely compliments the green he wears. It was a hard choice for #1 but my choice is the Joker.
It was a hard list to make that coincidentally featured many of Batman's villains. Let me know your favorites!