Worst Comic Book Halloween Costumes 2011
Every year, costume companies try to cash in on the latest movies and pop culture references. Some do a great job of making costumes that are affordable and also look good, but for the most part, laziness and greed come together to create some of the most cringe-worthy costumes ever. As I search the internet for my own Halloween costume, I’ve come across some comic book inspired costumes that nobody should ever be caught wearing.
Easy Red Skull Costume
Yep, this costume is called the “easy” Red Skull costume, because it’s nothing but a printed shirt and a half-mask. It’s the world’s laziest way to jump onto the Captain America bandwagon, for both the company and the costume buyer. Because nothing screams “Red Skull” like black jeans and Chucks.
List price: $34.99
Hal Jordan Deluxe Muscle Child Costume
I can’t tell if the costume is creepy, or if it’s the kid wearing it. Either way, a little boy in a jumpsuit with fake pecs and abs drawn on it is disturbing. Plus, that mask is ridiculously big and horrible. Also, according to the description, it doesn’t come with the ring. Come on, costume makers!
List price: $38.99
Optimus Female Classic Adult Costume
If you squint really hard, you may be able to guess that this is supposed to be Optimus Prime. It’s one thing to make a “sexy” version of a popular costume, but it’s another thing to make a totally unsexy version of a costume that hardly hints at the character. Also, what the heck is eating her head?
List price: $41.99
Anime Wonder Woman Adult Costume
They took the Ame-Comi Wonder Woman statue and made a costume out of it. While it’s a good costume as far as quality (or so it appears), it just seems kind of ridiculous to make a real-life version. Even better, there are Catwoman and Supergirl Ame-Comi costumes on the market as well.
List price: $62.99
Captain America Mask and T-Shirt Set
This one is even worse than the Red Skull printed shirt. Between the badly drawn-on pecs, belt, and rips, this shirt is a mess. You’ll also have some trouble pulling this off if your skin tone doesn’t match the shirt, and it doesn’t come with the shield, either. This one won’t even look convincing after a few rounds of beer pong with your bros.
List price: $29.99