Super Bad Superhero Halloween Costumes

I appreciate anyone who's willing to go out there and act out their fantasies, truly. I just don't necessarily want to be a part of that fantasy by having to see it in real life, you know? That's why bedroom windows have blinds on them, folks.

I'm in awe of people like Amber Love, who have the incredible ability to bring our favorite super-hero costumes to life. But we can't all be Amber Love, and ... well. These folks aren't. In honor of the recently passed Halloween holiday, I give you "Super Bad Superhero Halloween Costumes". Enjoy! And by all means, if you have links to other examples, please share in the comments.


It's not "She-Man", sir ...


Look, I don't have the physique to pull this off, either. But sometimes failing to try is the best option.


George Lucas is turning over in his grave. I know, he's not dead yet, but seeing this will kill him, and then he'll turn over in his grave.


But think how easy replacement parts would be to build!


I admit, it took me a little bit to figure out this was supposed to be Iceman. I thought maybe C3PO got captured by some albino taggers or something.


But it didn't take me as long to figure out Albino C3PO as it did this Silver Surfer attempt. My first thought was "Cylon in a blender", but no.


Did you ever wonder what would happen if Wolverine got bitten by a radioactive banana? This guy did.

24 Responses to Super Bad Superhero Halloween Costumes

  1. My God, MY EYES!!!, They Burn!! Buurrrrrrnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

  2. Bwahahahahahahaha! Oh dear Flying Spaghetti Monster, that was good! I’ll be laughing all day because of this, Jeff. The last Wolverine Pod-person picture was the best.

  3. Feels like a little piece of my soul just died and took a bit of sanity with it.

  4. Did the Spidey-Guy think because it was black spandex it would be slimming?

  5. 1. He-Man: Out of ALL the hopefuls auditioning for this role and they go with Joan Cusack?

    2. Spiderman?/Venom?: Looks like they’re introducing Venom to the Spider-Pig saga.

    3. Star Wars: Jeff, if George Lucas took a look at that photo, he’d just throw a few million at ILM to doctor it up, then stuff it in the already bloated Original Trilogy. 🙂

    4. Gundam: That’s…dear God, that’s just lazy. Next.

    5. Iceman: That image has inappropriately fondled my eyes. WTFCostumes indeed.

    6. Silver Surfer: I almost went with a “What broke-ass, ghetto Galactus spawned this thing?”, but upon noticing that the man in the costume is black…well, best not to go there. Still, alot more effort went into this than “Gundam”.

    7. Wolverine: Y’know, I really would love to know what this ginger has been telling people when they ask him, “What’s the deal with your Wolverine costume?”

  6. I must very laugh, because i was a little bit sad and it was good for me to see that.
    He-man is so… i know he is gay. Look here:

    But this is a extreme gay boy.
    And the wolverine men look looke this:
    http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071019155932/uncyclopedia/images/7/7b/Dancing_banana.gif

  7. Watson Bradshaw

    ouch, but these are still better than the suit from Green Lantern. ZING.

    couple of others I came across to gasp at:
    http://www.projectafterforums.com/uploads/post-1-1316070637.jpg

    http://letterstoadyingdream.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/bearded_cosplay02.jpg

  8. The silver surfer costume, I never would have guessed it’s goal, I was thinking more along the lines of Steel, or I guess Foil in this case, you know Foil, Steels nerdy cousin from up north? In all fairness, there’s a true fan, one that makes due with what’s close at hand.

  9. These costumes are definitely the most terrifying things I’ve seen this Halloween. Actually, any Halloween. Yikes.

  10. ams (9): Frightening, but at least they look like the Ambiguously Gau Duo.

  11. Spandex is a privilege, not a right.

  12. I just realized, “Iceman” looks like a crash test dummy.

  13. I’ve seen the Banana dude at a couple of conventions. At first you want to talk to him and find out what his deal is, but when you get close enough, you see the aura of true scary insanity hanging around him and you walk away quickly. Don’t make eye contact.

  14. Jeff do you feel the need to scar people for life every so often? This may be worse than the guy as Princess Leia…

  15. Those are awful, though I have to give point to the Wolverine costume. That was a very creative way to do the character.

  16. Banana-rine awesome lol

  17. I went to New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, and I saw some AMAZING costumes there, but I also saw some absolutely awful ones. For example, there was a big group of friends dressed up as characters from the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, and they looked just like the movies! Then, there was a group dressed up as Batman rogues, and they werent as good. I’m pretty sure one of them just drew on half of his face with lipstick and called himself Two Face. The con itself was a lot of fun, though, and I had a very good time dressing up as the rebooted Wonder Girl.

  18. oh, and Patriot_Missile(19), I read that, and I kind of feel bad about saying mean things about these costumes, but they decided to wear these things in public. Don’t get me wrong, I love that people have the confidence to dress up, but this is just like going to a water park: you will see people there who are wearing bathing suits that they really should not be wearing. I believe that that article took the costume-criticizing too far, whereas these costumes are actually awful. I mean, seriously! Since when is Wolverine a banana?

  19. Spidey after a seven year bender at an all you can eat buffet? Personally that’s the best one, they could always claim their the secerat love child of Spidey and Blob. Second best is the He-Man attempt. What were they going for though, the original Masters of the Universe series He-Man crossed the lame ’90s New Adventures of He-Man. You know, the original costume and the virtually non-existent muscles of the ’90s version. This guy’s got muscles, just not enough to pull the look off properly.

    The worst costume of the bunch…. Boxdam. I’m not into Gundam but come on. Do something so you look more like you’re trying for a Gundam rather than someone in a cardboard box.

    Nanarine’s gonna be a Marvel What If if it isn’t already. “What If your favorite Marvel heroes were fruit?”

  20. I’m sorry, but that He-man costume was pretty accurate.
    http://bit.ly/utnoog
    Of course, that cosplay just proves how ridiculous his outfit actually was. Yes. He had “lady hair”.
    I’m not even touching that Spider-Man costume… And the rest are just…Aluminium foil-Silver Surfer? WTactualF?

  21. Hey, He-Man made that pageboy cut look MANLY, baby!