Best Superhero Costumes in 2017

If you’re reading this, you’re probably ready to ditch the cheap, mass-produced costumes that clutter the racks of bargain Halloween stores and move on to more authentic, one-of-a-kind, unforgettable costume ensembles. Congratulations! No longer will you be the sad one at the party in the polyester Superman onesie. Instead, you can be wearing a quality superhero costume that blows people away and earns you some serious costume credibility. We’ve gone ahead and put together easy DIY costume guides for all of the best superheroes you can dress up as this year. From wigs and masks to awesome accessories, you’ll find everything you need in these guides to do your superhero costume justice.

The Flash - Barry Allen
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The Flash Costume

If you’re looking for one of the best superhero costumes of the year, look no further than The Flash from the CW show of the same name. The Flash can run at superhuman speeds thanks to an accident involving some lab chemicals and a lightning strike. He uses his powers to fight crime and discover who murdered his mother when he was a young boy. He slows down for nothing.

The Flash is great at fighting crime, and he knows how to look good doing it. You can get his electric look by following our easy DIY costume guide. Lucky for you, The Flash’s costume only consists of a couple pieces. The hard part will be deciding whether to dress up as The Flash from the CW show or the cartoon version of this super hero marvel.

The Flash Costume
The Flash Costume Guide
Black Canary Costume
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Black Canary Costume

Tired of looking for new and exciting superhero costumes for women? Do something new this year and dress up as Black Canary from the hit CW show Arrow. By day, Black Canary is a beloved attorney. By night, she’s a totally awesome vigilante fighter that takes down criminals on the streets of Starling City. And she has an on-again/off-again relationship with the Green Arrow, a billionaire former playboy turned superhero. So yea, she’s pretty cool.

We’ve put together a Black Canary costume guide for you so you’ll have everything you need to pull of her look. Just a heads up, it involves a lot of black leather and a blonde wig. And a really cool eye mask. This might be one of the coolest superhero costumes you’ll ever wear.

Black Canary Costume
Black Canary Costume Guide
Raven Costume
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Raven Costume

If you’re going for a truly unique superhero costume for your next party, go with Raven from Teen Titans. Brooding, mysterious, smart – Raven’s not your typical superhero. She uses her dark magical powers for good, but she tries hard to restrain herself from losing control. Raven is pretty much the only voice of reason in Titans Tower.

Follow our DIY Raven superhero costume guide, and you’ll look just like the half Azarathian, half demon girl from the show. We’ve compiled all the gear you need to make this costume work, from a purple hooded cloak and purple wig to a crystal bindi pack and long sleeve leotard. Dressed as Raven, you’re sure to make a powerful entrance wherever you go.

Raven Costume
Raven Costume Guide
Doctor Strange
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Doctor Strange Costume

Doctor Strange from the 2016 hit film might be one of the most relevant superheroes of the year, and now you can be one of the first to tackle him as your next superhero costume. Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon turned magical martial artist. After studying under the powerful “Ancient One,” Doctor Strange became a formidable sorcerer and took on the title of Sorcerer Supreme.

Doctor Strange defends the world from dark magic in style, and you can get his look by following the easy costume guide we put together. It won’t take much – just an official Doctor Strange outfit and some minor accessories. Oh, and there’s the wig. It will all be worth it when you impress everyone with your spellbinding costume.

Doctor Strange Costume
Doctor Strange Costume Guide
Starfire Costume
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Starfire Costume

Starfire from Teen Titans will make a great superhero costume at your next party. She’s powerful, outgoing, optimistic (sorry Raven), and she’s an alien princess from a far-off planet. Starfire uses her superhuman powers to fend off evil and protect her home city. When she’s not fighting bad guys and saving the world, she likes to kick back and hang out with her friends. Sounds like a pretty cool girl, right?

Starfire’s look has a lot to it, but don’t worry, we’ve put together an easy DIY costume guide with everything you’ll need to be successful. We’ve got the perfect accessories for you to use with your costume, like a black onyx pendant and an army’s knight gorget. We’ll even show you the perfect wig to use so that you’ll have Starfire’s signature hairstyle.

Starfire Costume
Starfire Costume Guide
Wolverine Costume
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Wolverine Costume

Wolverine is one of the toughest mutants from the X-Men universe and now he can be your next superhero costume. Wolverine was born with superhuman abilities and retractable claws, and after surviving an experiment that gave him even stronger powers, he was forced to harness his abilities or risk hurting others. Wolverine eventually found his way to the X-Men, learning to use his powers for the greater good.

Check out our Wolverine superhero costume guide for some help putting together this awesome costume. We’ve put together everything you’ll need, from Wolverine’s iconic leather jacket to his long, sharp claws. You’ll even find some added accessories like a fake cigar and a Native American chief belt buckle – it’s the small details that will take your costume to the next level.

Wolverine Costume
Wolverine Costume Guide
Daredevil Costume
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Daredevil Costume

Daredevil from the popular Netflix original series has got to be one of the best superhero costumes you can choose from the Marvel universe. After an accident that left him blind, Daredevil discovered that his other four senses were heightened to superhuman levels. Using his new abilities, Daredevil cleans up the streets of Hell’s Kitchen – all while running a successful 9-5 law practice. That’s pretty impressive.

You’re almost guaranteed to be a fan favorite dressed as Daredevil. Need help getting your costume together? We’ve got you covered. Check out our DIY Daredevil costume guide – we’ll show you everything you need to get this costume right, from a black bandana to conceal your identity to a pair of wood dowel rods for crime fighting.

Daredevil Costume
Daredevil Costume Guide
Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman Costume

Looking for superhero costumes for women? You can stop looking because we’ve put together the perfect Wonder Woman costume guide. Wonder Woman is arguably the most famous female superhero of all time, so you’re guaranteed recognition at any costume party. Wonder Woman helped create the Justice League, and she brings a lot of awesome super powers and gadgets to the team, including a lasso of truth and a boomerang tiara (you can find both of them in our costume guide).

Wonder Woman’s look is simple but classic. There are a few must-haves you’ll need to get her look right, including a red leather corset and blue with white stars spandex. Use our superhero costume guide to find everything you need for a truly wonderful Wonder Woman costume.

Wonder Woman Costume
Wonder Woman Costume Guide
Hawkeye
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Hawkeye Costume

Dress up as Hawkeye from The Avengers for your next costume party. Hawkeye isn’t your typical superhero. He was never exposed to nuclear waste, or lab chemicals, or a radioactive spider bite. He doesn’t have superhuman strength or telekinetic powers. What Hawkeye does have is unbelievable archery skills. He’s such a good marksman that he’s able to keep up with the Avengers, which includes Ironman, Thor, and the Hulk. He doesn’t need crazy powers to be amazing.

We’ve put together the perfect Hawkeye costume guide you can use to find everything you need for your costume. Looking for a bow, some archery armguard, and some leather combat boots? We’ve got you covered. We’ll even show you where to find an official Hawkeye leather vest – you wouldn’t be Hawkeye without it.

Hawkeye Costume
Hawkeye Costume Guide
The Green Arrow
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Green Arrow Costume

If you’re looking for one of the best superhero costumes for men, look no further than Green Arrow. Green Arrow is a playboy, billionaire, and archer extraordinaire that fights crime – what more could you want in a superhero? On top of his archery skills, Green Arrow is a talented acrobat that can escape from any bad situation. And his costume is super cool.

Check out our DIY Green Arrow costume guide for help getting your costume put together. We’ll show you all the gadgets and accessories you need to pull off Green Arrow’s formidable look. No one will want to mess with you while you’re wearing an Arrow leather jacket and carrying around a bow and arrows.

Green Arrow Costume
Green Arrow Costume Guide
Star-Lord
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Star-Lord Costume

Dress up as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy and have one of the best superhero costumes of the year. A former thief, Star-Lord went on to become a renowned superhero and founder of the Guardians of the Galaxy. With the help of his team, Star-Lord saved the planet Xandar from Ronan the Accuser. And he wears a really awesome mask.

Don’t stress over getting your Star-Lord costume perfect, we’ve done all the work for you. Check out our Star-Lord costume guide to find everything you need to pull off this stellar look. With a red leather jacket, a Star-Lord mask, and some other great accessories, you’ll do this out of this world superhero costume justice.

Star-Lord Costume
Star-Lord Costume Guide
Beast Boy Costume
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Beast Boy Costume

If you’re the wild child of your friend group, you should definitely dress up as Beast Boy from Teen Titans. Beast Boy was injected with a serum at a young age that gave him shape-shifting powers, and it turned his skin, eyes, and hair green (it’s OK, he pulls it off). Beast Boy is kind of the class clown around Titan Tower – oftentimes much to the annoyance of the other Titans.

We’ve put together a wild costume guide that includes everything you need to dress up as Beast Boy. It includes an authentic Beast Boy shirt, green face paint, and some green hair spray. You’re also going to want to check out the green elf ears we’ve thrown in there – they’re a must if you want to be a convincing Beast Boy.

Beast Boy Costume
Beast Boy Costume Guide
Deadpool
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Deadpool Costume

Deadpool knows how to fight bad guys and crack a joke at the same time, making him one of the best superhero costumes for the true superhero/comedy fan. Deadpool used to be a super attractive mercenary until he was disfigured by evil experimenters. Vowing to get revenge on his captors, he turned to vigilantism and adopted a full body suit that covered his disfigurement.

Dressing up as Deadpool is all about accessorizing, and we’ve put together an easy DIY costume guide with everything you need to pull off his look. You can find where to get a full Deadpool body suit, along with some great superhero gear like a back carrying scabbard with dual swords and elite tactical leg holsters.

Deadpool Costume
Deadpool Costume Guide
Scarlet Witch
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Scarlet Witch Costume

Dress up as Scarlet Witch from the mega hit film The Avengers: Age of Ultron and you’ll have a unique superhero costume that everyone falls in love with. Born in war-torn Sokovia, Scarlet Witch and her twin brother voluntarily underwent an experiment that gave them super powers. With the power to control people’s thoughts, manipulate energy, and use telekinesis, Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful members of the Avengers.

Check out our superhero costume guide for help putting together the perfect Scarlet Witch costume. We’ll help you find a killer Scarlet Witch leather jacket and leather arm warmers so you look just like her. We’ve even found the perfect pendant necklace that will tie your whole costume together.

Scarlet Witch Costume
Scarlet Witch Costume Guide
Thor
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Thor Costume

You can dress up as an alien, a superhero, and a prince all at once this year by dressing up as Thor from The Avengers. Thor is a prince from the peaceful planet Asgard. After he was banished to Earth by his father, Thor eventually joined the Avengers and helped save the planet from his evil brother, Loki

Thor definitely has one of the coolest superhero costumes out there. Our DIY Thor costume guide has everything you need to embody the Asgardian prince, from a Thor mask to an official Thor hammer. We’ve even shown you where to find a blonde wig – Thor just wouldn’t be the same without his long blonde hair.

Thor Costume
Thor Costume Guide
Static Shock
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Static Shock Costume

If you’re looking for a throwback superhero costume, dress up as Static Shock from the beloved animated TV series. After being exposed to toxic gas during a gang fight, Static Shock developed electromagnetic superpowers. When he’s not in school or hanging out with his friends, Static Shock uses his powers to keep the streets of Dakota City safe.

Our Static Shock costume guide features all of the best black, purple, and gold accessories you need to put together your outfit. With a black and purple hoodie jacket, purple and gold sneakers, and an official Static Shock t-shirt, everyone will instantly recognize you as the electric marvel from the DC series. We’ve even found some awesome purple sunglasses to complete your look.

Static Shock Costume
Static Shock Costume Guide
Black Widow - Natasha Romanoff
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Black Widow Costume

Slip into the black leather one-piece worn by Black Widow from The Avengers and you’ll have one of the best superhero costumes at your next costume party. Formerly a KGB agent, Black Widow joined the global spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D., where she quickly earned her place as one of the organizations top agents. Black Widow eventually teamed up with The Avengers to help them defend Earth from Loki.

Black Widow’s costume is simple, and our costume guide has everything you need to get started on your look. Along with the black leather suit that she wears, we’ve found some killer accessories to finish off your Black Widow outfit, including some boots, gloves, and an airsoft pistol. We’ve even got your hair covered.

Black Widow Costume
Black Widow Costume Guide
Batman Costume
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Batman Costume

Someone’s thrown up the Bat-Signal and now it’s your turn to dress up as Batman from the iconic DC comic series. Witness to his parent’s murder when he was a child, Batman grew up to be a successful millionaire – with a catch. By day he is wealthy businessman Bruce Wayne, but by night, he’s caped vigilante Batman. Batman keeps the streets of Gotham safe with nothing more than his amazing fighting skills and sheer determination (and his arsenal of expensive gadgets).

If you want to do Batman justice with your costume, you’re going to need to get it right. We’ve put together a foolproof DIY Batman costume guide to help you master the Dark Knight’s look. Check out our guide to find some awesome accessories for your costume, including official Batman gloves, some Batarangs, and a killer Batman mask.

Batman Costume
Batman Costume Guide

There you have it – everything you need to leave behind the days of lame, boring costumes and enter a new era of superhero costume awesomeness. These DIY superhero costume guides will make dressing up for your next party or convention way easier – and a lot more fun. Whether you’re looking to take your Batman costume to a whole new level, impress your peers with a stunning portrayal of Scarlet Witch, or you’re just looking to find that perfect superhero costume that tops them all, these costume guides should have everything you need to be triumphant.

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