There are so many things that go into making a good costume for a superhero or villain. There’s the practicality and how it can help them in battle. How it reflects their personality and what kind of message they want to send. Last, there’s style: does it look cool, sexy, intimidating?
Okay, I’m doing two favorite costumes here. In my defense, though, one of them isn’t even from any Marvel material but was too cool to ignore.
Miles Morales Spider-Man Costume, Into the Spider-Verse
It was this or the”White Spider” costume from Marvel’s Spider-Man, but in the end, I had to go with this. First seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this is my favorite costume. It makes some changes to Miles’ suit in the comics, but otherwise, it’s the same.
The reason I like this costume so much is that it has such a casual feel to it. In the film, Miles takes one of the deceased Peter Parker’s dresses, and spray paints black over it. The result is a crude, graffiti-esque spider-logo on the front. The contrast between the red and black is astounding and makes the whole thing look even more relaxed.
While it may not be a part of the costume itself, I also loved the fact that Miles wore his regular clothes over the suit. The grey and red hoodie give it a casual feel that complements the outfit itself, while the suit reinforces that look. And the fact that he’s wearing his shoes over the whole thing? Awesome. It’s the kind of home-made costume that a cool teenager would make, and it screams Miles and Marvel. That’s why it’s my favorite costume
Spider-Man Deku Costume
This is cheating, but I can’t help it. It combines my two favorite things: anime and superheroes.
If you’ve been paying attention to the world of anime, you have at least heard of My Hero Academia. Did you know that one of the significant influences for the main character Izuku Midoriya, AKA Deku, is Spider-Man? It’s true! Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of My Hero Academia, was a big fan of American superheroes growing up. In a panel at SDCC in 2018, Horikoshi revealed his favorite hero was none other than Spider-Man.
Ergo, it made sense to combine the two heroes costumes. Cleverly combining aspects of both, this suit is a tribute to two heroes. One of them’s already a legend, while the other has, in my opinion, the potential to become one of the greatest superheroes in fictional history. I said it: Deku could end up there with Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and the other greats!