Ah, Halloween. The holiday that cosplayers both adore and abhor – it’s amazing thanks to the fact that we get to dress up and it’s socially acceptable – but it’s also terrible for the slew of cringe worthy costumes with bad fabric and fake muscles; non canon costumes and horrible abominations of characters we know and love. Walk into any Halloween store and see the packaged “superhero” costumes, and you will either find yourself laughing uncontrollably or weeping for the future of Halloween forever. But don’t take my word for it – check out the top ten choices for the most “WTF” comic book Halloween costumes.
There’s something just so WRONG about fake muscles. I suppose this costume has some comic relief, but if someone was actually wearing it seriously… well…
Again with the fake muscles. Also, Peter Parker is scrawny! That’s part of his geeky appeal!
“Sexy” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes
I feel like this is teetering on a weird furry line, and this mask (and the bizarre gloves) would give almost anyone nightmares.
“Hey, I have a great idea! I’m going to dress up like a giant robot for Halloween! Let me just put on this creepy mask and weirdly padded bodysuit! ALL OF MY MACHINE DREAMS ARE SUDDENLY REALIZED! TAKE THAT, MOM! I’M SOMETHING!”
“Sexy” Corset Wonder Woman
Diana would NEVER WEAR A FAKE CORSET AND A TUTU. Not even if she suddenly pursued a career as a burlesque dancer.
Someone hold me, I’m going to cry for a week now.
Okay, why wouldn’t you just wear a Superman t-shirt under a nice suit? WHY THE FAKE MUSCLES, HALLOWEEN COSTUME MAKERS?! WHY?!
First of all, Sailor Moon is only 14 years old and even in the anime her skirt isn’t this short. Second of all, NOT CANON. *pushes glasses up nose*
Supergirl T-Shirt Costume
And here we have the female version of the big fake muscles. Tiny waist contouring and big fake drawn on boobies, YAY!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
You didn’t think it could get much worse than the “sexy” TMNT costume above, did you? Think again, as its male counterpart is just as terrible. At least if you get super wasted and fall over you won’t hurt yourself too badly? Only your pride.