Superheroes are more popular than ever these days, and so are superhero costumes. In fact, some action film actors joke about how easy superheroes have it – all they have to do is put on a superhero outfit with built in muscles, like Captain America, and they’re good to go, where action heroes have to work out and train hard. We think action heroes are cool, but men in tights, like Superman, X-Men, Spiderman, are just tons of fun, and who doesn’t want to pretend they are their favorite hero, puffing out your chest as you fight for truth and justice?
DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse Comics have all fueled the popularity of superhero costumes, but did you know that Popeye is actually considered the first superhero? He ate spinach instead of putting on tights, but Popeye is considered the precursor for all the superheroes and superheroes costumes that have come since.
Superheroes costumes are enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to the success of movies like X-Men, Wolverine, Iron Man, Superman, Spiderman, the Green Lantern, the Incredible Hulk and Avengers. With more superhero movies headed to the theater each season, our kid an adult superhero costumes won’t go out of style any time soon.
But it doesn’t stop there. Because superheroes aren’t limited to those with big muscles and big guns. What about those with brains and gifts, like Harry Potter? Or just somone with a big heart fighting the good fight like GI JOE?
So, when you feel like it, get out there and dress like Batman, Batgirl, or even one of their nemesis! Hey, it’s your choice. Costumes make everyone feel like a different person and slip into a fantasy world. Who do you want to be today?