Halloween Costume Ideas
- Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns
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- Spiderman Costumes
Spiderman is always a big part of Halloween, and wearing a Spiderman costume itself, in the traditional color or his later on black costume, it is a lot of fun to play the part of the webslinger at a party during any time of the year. One thing I...
- Batman Costumes For Halloween, Cosplay and Parties
The caped crusader is among the most recognizable superheroes around he world, and the unique look of his costume, along with the demeanor he carries himself with, makes for a fantastic choice for a Halloween, cosplay or other party costume, as the..
- Captain America Costumes, Masks
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- Cool Loki Costumes
In mythology Loki is considered the god of mischief, and is the nemesis of Thor, his adopted brother. Odin, the father of Thor, adopted Loki, but Loki was always jealous of Thor, and continually looked at ways to undermine and attack him. It...
- X-men Costume Ideas and Inspiration
X-Men is a popular comic book series from Marvel Comics with a slew of well known superheroes and villains which generate great ideas for Halloween costumes and other costume party events. They are also a big part of cosplay and its adherents, who...
- Hulk Costumes and Makeup
The popular and successful superhero adventure film 'The Avengers' has highlighted a number of well-known superheroes from the Marvel universe - including the Hulk - while introducing a number of characters that aren't known as well outside of rabid.
- Unique Thor Costumes
While many fans of Thor think he was created by storytellers and artists at Marvel Comics, he is in fact a mythological god that has been around for approximately 1,000 years in Norse legends (probably longer, and much further back with the Germanic.
- Halloween Makeup Ideas
Among the most fun and fulfilling Halloween accessories is makeup, and there are so many looks and feels you can create that it's a real blast to get some inspiration to design your own unique Halloween look, as well as those of your loved ones or...
- Outdoor Halloween Decorations
No matter how great we do our indoor Halloween decorations, there's just something about trying to improve the outdoor Halloween decorations that really make Halloween stand out, as the time of the year adds to the ambiance, as do the colorful fall..
Iron Man is among the more unique characters in the Marvel universe, appearing for the first time in Tales of Suspense #39, which was in 1963.
What was unique to me was the eventual depiction of the very human and weak side of Tony Stark - who was Iron Man - in the comic book story.
It's not that there weren't other superheroes who struggled with various elements of life, but the depth of the struggle was what I remember as being a major change in direction for the industry.
I was very young when I read it, so it wasn't as interesting or significant at the time. It was probably an attempt to draw in some older readers to expand Marvel's customer base.
Iron Man has become wildly popular as a result of the films starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and the superhero. He has reprised that role in the popular 'The Avengers.'
Iron Man Costumes
Costumes depicting Iron Man are also very interesting, as they are among the most popular for those who love to tinker, taking on the persona of Tony Stark himself, who in fact loved to play with gadgets and invent things.
The complexity of the Iron Man costume makes it something only those that have the aptitude for facing and figuring out technical problems can tackle and solve.
Consequently, it's one of the few costumes I recommend that should be bought instead of made for the average person.
Now for those that love to fool around with practical challenges, making an Iron Man costume can be an awesome experience, and a satisfying one, if it is successfully accomplished.
Quality of Iron Man Costumes
Many attempts at making costumes at home are very forgivable when they fail, as they end up being, in most cases, a humorous and enjoyable costume to look at, knowing it was given a good try, and can end up looking so ghastly they're funny. That works as long as it isn't being taken too seriously by the creator of the costume.
The only time I'm a little more critical is when a homemade costume is done for a Con and/or cosplay event and it appears to have had very little thinking and effort put into it.
The point is this: Iron Man costumes are probably among the most demanding in regard to being customized by those making them at home than any other costume I've encountered.
It's the expectations surrounding the Iron Man persona and the resultant assumption someone with some technical skill is performing the job.
That puts some pressure on Iron Man costume creators, who vie with one another to bring the costume to even higher levels.
This is why I say it's far better to acquire an Iron Man costume, as it's just not possible to design a quality one in the manner that has now come to be expected.
That's not to say a cute Iron Man for a young child won't work, I'm thinking more in reference to adult Iron Man costumes here.
Iron Man Costume Videos and Tutorials
If you think I'm exaggerating about the level designing Iron Man costumes has come to, take a look at the video tutorials and stories below of what it takes to make just one part of a costume, as well as some of the cool results of those that have worked on the Iron Man theme.
Another designer takes you through much of what he as done, going from piece to piece of the Iron Man suit to give you an idea of how he designs them.
After viewing these three relatively short videos, you'll be convinced about the difficulty in building an awesome Iron Man suit to wear.
Backyard FX : Iron Man 2 Robot Repulsor Arm
More Halloween Costume Ideas
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween Costumes
Over the last couple of decades, one of the more popular group of fictional characters has been the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and after this many years, they're still a favorite to choose for a Halloween or cosplay costume. What's great about...
- Egyptian, Pharaoh Halloween Costume
Dressing up like a Pharaoh of old can be a lot of fun, and because of the somewhat exotic nature of that period of time, or at least those who imagine that time to be, there are a lot of cool Pharaoh costumes and accessories to choose from. One...
Steampunk Iron Man
Now we'll get into some awesome still shots of Iron Man costumes, starting off with this Steampunk costume, which was awarded the top costume at the Marvel Costume Contest at New York Comic Con 2010.
For the uninitiated, Steampunk refers to a time when everything was run by steam, and is celebrated will the creation of all sorts of gadgets and interesting costumes, as well as cool art.
Specifically and easily recognizable Steampunk accessories in this costume include those round contraptions around the shoulders and wrists. The rivets on the costume also point to that theme.
The costume is fantastic, and obviously deserves to be awarded for that quality. Very unique.
Colonial and Revolutionary War Costumes
- Colonial and Revolutionary War Costumes
The extraordinary emergence of the Tea Party in America has brought back the popularity of colonial and Revolutionary war era costumes, and both men and women embrace the highly symbolic clothing of that period of history. People can no longer...
Silver Iron Man Costume
Here is another unique and extraordinary homemade Iron Man costume. The decision to go with an all silver and gray look was an interesting one, as the gold and red color combination of a traditional Iron Man costume is very compelling.
Nonetheless, this is an amazing costume, including some terrific detail.
One thing for sure, you know when this guy shows up in this costume, there will be no duplicates.
More Halloween Costume Ideas
- Star Wars Costumes
As long as Star Wars remains in our memories and part of our culture, there will never be a lack of costumes to choose from to have a lot of fun on Halloween or other cosplay events. Star Wars, because of the rich number of characters you can...
- Gangster Costumes
Gangster Halloween costumes are really cool, and the look from the times of the 1920s through the 1940s continues to attract men and women to dress in those styles at Halloween and when they're participating in their cosplay events. As you'll see...
Good Homemade Iron Man Costume
To show the quality of the work being done with these homemade costumes, this particular Iron Man costume is the weakest of those shown in the gallery, in my opinion, and it still really rocks.
One thing that is a little different is the various parts of the costume that appear to shine more than others. That may be nothing more than the angle of the light shining on him, as it's in areas that sink in that it seems to shine the most.
Still, I can't account for the parts that are shiny on the arms of the costume, although they appear to be corrugated in design, possibly adding more reflectiveness to the costume.
Either way, it's a very good Iron Man costume.
Harry Potter Halloween Costumes
- Harry Potter Halloween Costumes
There's no doubt that Halloween and wizards go together, so it's a natural fit to blend Harry Potter with the scary season to come up with some fun Halloween costumes. But Harry Potter is of course more than just Harry Potter, and the fun is the...
Jointed Iron Man Costume
After viewing this Iron Man costume, I've changed my mind slightly about the above costume as to being the weaker of the bunch. I think this one qualifies for that distinction more than the above one, only because you can see the jointed areas a little too easily near the shoulders and top of the legs.
Now I really like the jointed design of the costume, as it's very different from others. It just looks a little hokey to see that much space between the parts.
Still, as with all of these costumes, it's only a matter of degree, as they're all really fantastic.
Jetsons Halloween and Cosplay Costumes
- The Jetsons Halloween and Cosplay Costumes
The Jetsons is a cartoon from Hanna-Barbera based upon a family named the Jetsons living in the year 2062, reflecting a space age culture with a humorous twist. Based upon the unique attire worn by the family and residents of "Orbit City,&am
Iron Man and Son Costumes
What could be cooler than costuming as Iron Man together with a son?
Having said that, the big Iron Man costume is really great. Every part of it has been meticulously designed and made, with terrific realism and detail.
But in the end, it's the wonderful holding of hands between a father and son, as portrayed here, that makes this so enjoyable.
It's also a good example of a simple Iron Man costume for a little boy.
Cool Yosemite Sam Costumes
- Cool Yosemite Sam Costumes
Yosemite Sam is one of the more flamboyant cartoon characters out there, and while hating all rabbits, as a particular distaste for Bugs Bunny, where he has had all sorts of interesting and humorous encounters. His character is hilarious in his...
Magnificent Iron Man Costume
Here we have a closer look at the unbelievable Iron Man costume. According to one account, it cost between $2 to $3 thousand to make, and was sold on eBay for an whopping $6,000. It reportedly took several months to complete.
I haven't seen it yet, but if anyone could improve upon this Iron Man costume, it would be close to being a work of art.
Iron Man Costumes
As you can see, I wasn't exaggerating when I said Iron Man costume designs bring the entire genre up a notch, as the mechanics of the costume make it perfect for those that love to work with their hands, and enjoy figuring out challenging problems.
And after viewing the Iron Man video tutorials and and costumes, you can see why most people need to think in terms of acquiring an Iron Man costume rather than attempting to make one.
But whether you make or buy one, Iron Man is definitely among the top character themes to build or wear a costume around.