Luke Cage is a Marvel superhero and innocent ex-convict played by Mike Colter in the popular Netflix series. He’s also bulletproof. Living on the streets of Harlem, he’s responsible for saving not just Harlem, but the world. Along the way, he saves himself from many threats, including mafias, gangsters, and bullies. Luke Cage doesn’t have a flashy superhero costume or futuristic gadgets. In fact, he dresses like an ordinary person blending into the crowd like most people of Harlem and New York do. Get the complete costume guide to cosplay the superhero also known as Power Man.
To dress like Cage, you’ll first need a Dark Skin Bald Cap and Goatee Beard. Next, wear a simple Gildan Black T-shirt with a Carhartt Heather Hooded Sweatshirt on top. Finally, cover it up with a Carhartt Black Sandstone Coat. Then, dress in a pair of Levi’s 505 Regular Fit Jeans and Timbaland Black Work Boots. Finally, strap on a Casio Sports Watch and get ready to kick some ass!
Dressing up like Luke Cage is easy. Half of the things, like the goatee or the black shirt, you might already have. But what’s more important, is being soulful and having a sense of duty. More than Luke Cage’s superhero powers, that’s what he’s all about.
And don’t forget, street-level superhumans like Luke Cage sometimes need help, even though they may not ask for it. So, gather your friends and create the ultimate Marvel cosplay. Ask your friends to become the defenders by dressing up as Daredevil, Iron Fist, or even Jessica Jones. More than that, you can also create a mash-up of Avengers and X-Men as well. Take things to the next level by bringing along DC Comics superheroes. We have many superhero (and villain) costume guides that are sure to give you and your friends cosplay inspiration. Browse the cosplay gallery and send us your pictures as well!
Luke Cage is an innocent ex-convict who was imprisoned for a crime he never committed. In prison, during a failed experiment, he gained superhuman powers that all of Harlem’s people, both good and bad, would kill for. Luke Cage became bulletproof and could even punch through walls.
While in Harlem, he tried to hide his identity while getting used to his superpowers. He couldn’t understand how he would fit into this world. But when things went from bad to worse, he decided to step up and attack the Kingpin ruling over Harlem—Cottonmouth.
On the Netflix TV series, Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter, is motivated by the sense of duty he feels that he owes the people of Harlem and that inspires him to do that right thing. In a world where a person doesn’t speak up or act due to fear, Luke Cage shows what would be possible when you take away that fear. This lack of fear is what makes him unique and an excellent superhero to cosplay!