A regal hero stands before a horde of enemies. His long hair and cape flowing in the wind, and his skin-tight armor showing off every muscle on his broad chest. He starts running towards them as they prepare for impact. This is going to hurt.
However, as he tops a little hill in front of him, a small tree snags the back of his cape. Falling face first to the ground, our hero is now at the mercy of his enemies.
There are many different suits in the superhero world. Some are amazing, and others have been a walking disaster. In our above hero's choice of attire, I think we can all agree on one thing.
However, there can be more than just a cape wrong with an outfit. Everyone wants their hero to look cool and realistic, or their villain to seem menacing and evil. What if we didn't get that? Unfortunately, this has happened. Heroes and villains alike became victim to awful wardrobes. I asked around and found a few wardrobe mistakes worth mentioning.
Bullseye (Daredevil 2003)
Whoa. When my boyfriend told me to look up the 2003 Daredevil Bullseye, I did not expect this at all. What is that on his head??? He looks like he got hit with an eye off of a gas stove. Compared to the picture of Bullseye on Marvel's website, the man above was a shock. He looks nothing like the Bullseye seen commonly in Marvel comics.
I would love to see Bullseye in Marvel's Daredevil TV show, but I want him to look like the real Bullseye, not a stovetop.
Catwoman (Batman Returns 1992)
This outfit makes absolutely no sense to me. She is supposed to be Catwoman, but she looks like Frankenstein's cat. Why does she have all of that extra stitching around her head, shoulders, and arms? She made it herself, I understand that, but I feel like there was a better way she could have done this. Perhaps black thread instead of the white?
I am so glad that we got to see her redone. Anne Hathaway was amazing in Dark Knight Rises and the outfit was spot-on. No extra stitching needed on this master thief!
Batman and Robin (Batman and Robin 1997)
Yikes. Well that's exciting. These outfits are super tacky, and to be honest, a little awkward. Why all the silver? Isn't Batman supposed to be clad in all black? Or...at least a very dark grey? These outfits, along with their movie, probably shouldn't have existed.
Thankfully, we have Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. These men saved the face of Batman, and created an amazing vigilante. Ben Affleck has mighty big shoes to fill.
These are just a few of the many bad costumes out there, but there are those who make up for the bad ones. These help outweigh the awkward and tacky outfits. These are the epic heroes and villains that make us excited to see a movie! They are the ones we are proud to cosplay and let our kids be for Halloween.
Let's try to keep our heroes and villains great, shall we?