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Best Bombshell Superman Costume Guide
The character of Superman needs no introduction – he’s filled our lives through comics, television, books, and movies since most of us were born. Arguably the world’s most well-known superhero, the Man of Steel has been a DC Comics favorite for decades. But every superhero needs a revamp every once in a while, so DC has given Superman the bombshell treatment along with many other characters.
The series of figurines was initially produced by DC Collectibles featuring mainly female superheroes in 1940’s pin-up style, but when they went a step further and branched into online comics, we started seeing some 1940’s style male heroes like Superman. If you want to get the look of a mustachioed version of Kal-El, you’ll need a Superman Shirt, Blue Work Pants, Red Engineer Boots, Red Headband and Wristbands, Welding Helmet, Welding Apron, Handlebar Mustache and Red Scarf.
Bombshell Superman Cosplay Costumes
If you have never dressed as Superman before, you really haven’t lived. At the very least, we’ve all been guilty of wearing our underpants on the outside in an attempt to emulate the Man of Steel. OK, maybe not all of you have done that – but many have. Surely though, after all these years, it’s time to ditch your plain old cape and Superman tights in favor of something a bit different. Well now that DC Collectibles have given us a glimpse of what a 1940’s gentleman would look like as Superman, you can change up that look!
The DC Bombshells universe has gained significant popularity since its origins in 2013, and we’ve got a whole bunch of cool Bombshell characters that you and your friends can get into. Check out Bombshell Catwoman, Bombshell Harley Quinn, Bombshell Black Canary, Bombshell Batman or Bombshell Wonder Woman just to name a few.
Bombshell Superman Costume Tips & FAQs
Step into the vintage-inspired, alternate universe of DC Comics’ Bombshells with a Bombshell Superman costume. Our comprehensive costume guide FAQ is designed to assist you in creating a look that captures the essence of this unique version of Superman, blending classic 1940s style with the iconic elements of the Superman legacy. Discover how to craft a costume that embodies the heroism and charm of Bombshell Superman.
Bombshell Superman's attire is a blend of classic Superman elements and 1940s military style. Key components include high-waisted blue trousers with red and yellow stripes down the side, a form-fitting blue shirt with the iconic Superman 'S' emblem, and a bomber jacket with the same emblem on the back. The look is completed with classic brown military-style boots and a pilot's cap or goggles.
Bombshell Superman typically sports a classic 1940s men's hairstyle, slicked back with a side part. If you have hair that can be styled in this manner, use pomade or hair gel to achieve the look. In terms of facial hair, Bombshell Superman is usually clean-shaven, reflecting the clean-cut aesthetic of the era.
The bomber jacket is a key part of Bombshell Superman's look. Choose a leather or faux leather bomber jacket in a dark brown or olive green color. The back of the jacket should have the Superman 'S' emblem, which can be added using fabric paint or a sewn patch.
Accessories that enhance the Bombshell Superman costume include a pilot's cap and goggles, which can be worn on top of the cap or around the neck. A classic dog tag necklace would also add to the military-inspired look. If you want to emphasize the superhero aspect, include a red cape, which was sometimes depicted in the Bombshells series.
To embody Bombshell Superman, adopt a confident and heroic posture, with shoulders back and chest out. Classic Superman poses, such as fists on hips or arms crossed, work well. You can also incorporate 1940s charm and charisma into your portrayal, with a friendly smile and a gallant demeanor.
About Bombshell Superman
When DC Collectibles started launching statues showing female superheroes in a 1940’s retro style, nobody expected how popular they would become. The concept is based on an alternate reality set in World War 2. Following the statue releases, we started seeing characters styled in this pin-up artwork appearing on variant comic covers for monthly DC comics.
Because the figurines were so popular, a digital comic was released in 2016 titled DC Comics Bombshells, followed by another series titled Bombshells: United which was released in digital format in 2018. The version of Superman we meet in this universe is not the star of the show – he is a clone of Supergirl who is created by Hugo Strange and ends up joining forces with the Bombshells. The Superman from DC Bombshells is probably most recognized by his mustache, a facial feature we don’t usually associate with the Man of Steel.