Older people will remember when there was no television, no computers and no superheroes. All of these things have come to pass, with today being inundated with figures that are an example of fighting evil. Many of these characters first appeared in comic books and later came to life on the movie screen. Today, they are replicated in detailed superhero costumes.
One of the best known of these characters, Superman, first appeared on the scene in 1938. He immediately became famous and readers watched his every move in the comics. Later he became even more realistic by appearing in movies. Other well-known, super-powered figures are Green arrow, Batman and others who also appear in many different types of media.
The computer, television, iPod and iPhone, has brought these figures into everyone’s homes. Games, that can be played on these devices, are especially popular. This allows the user to feel they are actually taking part in the action. This is popular with young and old alike.
On special occasions, it has become popular to have adult costume parties. Each invited guest dresses in a costume to fit their favorite character. It is very easy to obtain costumes, which are authentic looking, down to the smallest detail.
The majority of these heroes have some kind of facial covering, which is included. Spider-man and Black Panther require a full-faced mask, while Green Lantern has a domino designed one. Superman is the exception and has none.
Many of the superheroes have an identifying symbol. This would the picture of a ‘bat’ on the Batman costume, a ‘spider’ on the Spider-man costume and the letter ‘S’ on Superman’s. These characters present a picture of athletic power and sexy appeal. As a result, a good deal of the costume produced is made of Spandex. Extra details, such as a cape, are included with the basic costume.
Characters such as Ghost Rider, and Zatanna have a different type of costume. This is considered a disguise to hide the role that they are playing. Zatanna, for example dresses as a stage magician, with magical powers. Ghost Rider rides a super-powered motorcycle and dresses all in leather. Some characters appear in civilian clothing, such as a trench coat.
Whatever type of costume is desired, one is available that will work out beautifully with the fantasy that is desired. Some like heroes of the 1990′s, who appeared in Image Comics, wearing costumes with a military design. These would include shoulder pads, metal-plated armor, heavy- duty belts and so forth.
Another popular use of these costumes is for Halloween. This is when younger children, especially, find it exciting to dress up in special garb and take the part of their hero for an evening. This provides an excellent role model, as the character assumed only works for good, and not evil. While many people attempt to replicate these costumes at home, they cannot obtain the ‘finished’ look of the professional designer and manufacturer. Surprisingly, it is possible to get a garment that will not only fit but also have all the significant symbols and other details of the real thing. This makes the person wearing it feel as if they really are that hero for the evening.