Marvel Comics Costume Ideas

To get the obvious line out of the way early, each of these costumes and characters is simply marvelous.

Anyway, The Avengers: Age of Ultron is still a couple of weeks away from its May 1 premiere date. We absolutely love everything about superheroes, and we can’t wait for it. With all the hype around Avengers, though, we’re actually going to take the opportunity to talk about a few of our other favorite Marvel superheroes today. (If you want to learn more about how you can get the most out of your Avengers costumes check out our blog post at that link, or click on this one to shop all of our new Avengers costumes.)

If your child is a super fan of superheroes, here are some ideas for Marvel costumes that should work wonders at birthday parties and Halloween alike.



Guardians of the Galaxy Costumes


When Marvel first announced that they were making a movie based on a semi-obscure comic book series from the 1960s that was rebooted into a slightly less obscure comic book series in 2008, a lot of people thought it was going to flop big-time. Then, Guardians of the Galaxy became the top-grossing superhero movie of 2014, beating out Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Big Hero 6, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (Time will tell if Ant-Man will be this year’s super sleeper hit, but the latest trailer involves an epic scene with a tiny Thomas the Train, which is awesome.)

The bottom line is that Guardians of the Galaxy absolutely exploded in popularity last year, and it’s going to keep on being a popular costume theme for kids as well as adults for years to come. The action was amazing, the jokes were funny and, most importantly, the characters were all instant favorites.

Star-Lord Costumes

Star-Lord was the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, and as a result, he was one of the most popular Halloween costumes for kids last year. His welcome isn’t worn out quite yet, either. That trench coat is still awesome, and he’s got one of the coolest superhero masks of all time. Our Star-Lord costume for kids includes the 3D molded mask with realistically printed and patterned outfit, so it looks perfect, as does the adult version.

Gamora Costumes

She’s the Most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy, and the strongest fighter and martial artist on the team (even Drax relies on his signature dagger). For girls that love to beat the boys, as well as the bad guys, she’s a perfect pick! Plus, she’s green, which is obviously just really cool. Since not everyone wants to paint themselves from head to toe for costuming purposes, though, this Gamora costume for girls has green sleeves to make up for it. A few dashes of face paint can get the look just as well. Tactical gear and belts, just like Gamora’s from the movie, are also included.

Drax the Destroyer Costumes

Okay, we did just say that Drax needs his knife to be effective in battle, but that doesn’t mean he’s weak at all. He is called “The Destroyer,” after all. They even cast former six-time WWE Heavyweight Champion Batista to play the part, so you know that’s some serious stuff. A lot of Drax’s lines in the movie were more for comedic purposes, but it’s his look that we’re interested in. He was actually green, like Gamora, in the comics, but was reimagined to be gray with red tattoos in the movie. Two things that didn’t change, on the other hand, were his muscles and his muscles’ muscles, and this muscle chest Drax costume is the perfect way to imitate them.

Groot Costumes

From the enraged Groot that can destroy dozens of enemy robots in a single blow, to the adorable dancing baby Groot that’s an annoyance to Drax, Groot might just be the most popular superhero with the least lines in movie history. It’s not what he says that matters (“I am Groot,” over and over … and over again), but how he says it. This Groot costume for kids includes a padded jumpsuit printed to look like Groot’s wooden body, as well as a Groot mask. Any big kids who really love comics might be interested in this more realistic Groot costume, though. It can’t grow and stretch like Groot can, but it’s seriously huge. You have to see it to believe it. Whichever one of these costumes gets the call from you or your child, just be sure to get into character by memorizing all of Groot’s dialogue.

Rocket Raccoon Costumes

As costume experts, Rocket combines two of the types of costumes that we like the best – cute and cuddly animal costumes, and awesome superhero costumes. He’s a fuzzy little critter that also has a bazooka. How cool is that? (We strongly recommend sticking to Nerf weaponry only when dressing up like Rocket.) This kids’ Rocket Raccoon costume consists of Rocket’s signature jumpsuit and also has plenty of plushy faux fur and a built-in tail. Furry gloves are for those who really want to make the transformation complete.

Click here to browse all Guardians of the Galaxy costumes.


Wolverine Costumes


Everyone knows the yellow-clad, metal-clawed, Adamantium-skeletoned superhero Wolverine as a member of the X-Men. He’s been a main character in all of the X-Men movies, and even got his own feature film a couple years back. At a few points in time, he’s even been the official leader of the X-Men, but he’s actually been a part of the Avengers in the comic book series, too. In fact, right now, he and Rogue are the only X-Men that are currently members of both teams (that’s starting to get off on a bit of a tangent, though). Wolverine costumes for kids pack just as much ferocity as the adult-sized costume, and even though plastic Wolverine claws might not be as cool as these real-life ones, they’re still more than enough to get the look. There’s also no danger of accidentally slicing everything ever into tiny pieces.

Click here to browse all Wolverine costumes.


Spider-Man Costumes


It seems like there’s a new Spider-Man movie almost every single year, doesn’t it? We’re not complaining, but that does illustrate why Spider-Man is almost always the most popular superhero costume for boys as well as girls. There are always tons of different styles to choose from, from new movies to the classic cartoons – there’s an “amazing” guide to every single costume Spider-Man has worn in the comic books over on BuyCostumes, if you’re interested in learning about the history of Peter Parker’s signature suit. While we do love the classic red and blue, like this muscle chest costume from the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, we are always partial to the Venom and Symbiote-infused black Spider-Man costume, too.

Click here to browse all Spider-Man costumes.



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Author: Walter Bloch

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