Top 10 Worst Comic Book Movie Costumes

A column article, Top Ten by: Justin Carmona

Remember a few weeks ago when I counted down my Top 10 Best Comic Book Movie Costumes? Well, like most things in life you gotta take the good with the bad. For every kick ass Iron Man costume you have to have a hideously awful Green Goblin outfit. Catch my drift? Brace yourself kiddos, as I give you the...


10. Magneto

Now I gotta admit, even though I would have loved for X-Men director Bryan Singer to have had Magneto’s costume more faithful to that of the comic book version, I don’t think it’s too shabby at all, but it’s that “dorky looking helmet” that really brings the whole thing crumbling down. Thankfully X-Men: First Class got it right.

9. The Punisher

Remember that 1989 God-awful Punisher direct-to-video movie starring Dolph Lundgren? I don’t either as it’s in my nature to push bad memories outta my mind. One thing I can’t forget though is the lack of Frank Castle wearing his trademark skull. I mean really, is it that hard to throw a little effort into the costume design if nothing else? Maybe the film was already over budget with all that black hair dye Lundgren had to soak his head in.

8. Batman

Batman costume check list for Joel Schumacher’s 1997 Batman and Robin feature film: Kick ass looking cape and cowl? Check. Iconic bat symbol on chest? Check. Trademark utility belt? Check. Sexy bat-nipples? Check- wait, WHAT?!

7. Judge Dredd

What’s worse than Batman with nipples molded onto his costume? Try bad-ass British comic book character Judge Dredd turned cinematic laughing stock with a mega-sized codpiece over his nards as sported by Sylvester Stallone.

6. Spider-Man

Okay, he may not be wearing a codpiece a la Stallone’s Judge Dredd, but why in the world would producers of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man flick want to draw attention to Peter Parker’s little spidey-bits? As Stan Lee would say, ‘nuff said!

5. Steel

This is one case were the movie costume was hideous, yet leaps and bounds better than the original comic book version. That’s not really saying much, is it?

4. Catwoman

When I heard that Halle Berry was gonna be playing the lead role in 2004’s Catwoman feature film, fanboy heart pounded with glee. That is until I saw the hideous outfit she was gonna be wearing in the movie. It’s like the film’s director and producers were trying just way too hard to make the outfit sexy. Catwoman’s current comic book outfit proves you can have a sexy Catwoman costume design without it screaming skank!

3. Green Goblin

The Green Goblin is one of the most visually terrifying villains in the Marvel Universe. In the 2002 Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man film he looks more like something we’d expect to see from a Happy Meal toy. Lame.

2. Juggernaut

Wow. This is just bad. Really bad. Why didn’t the film producers consider...? What about the costume designers trying to...? What if they had thought of doing...? F#$@ it! There is no fixing Juggernaut’s costume without getting rid of Vinnie Jones and going full-blown CGI on the bitch.

1. Batman

Wait. Don’t we already have Batman’s outfit on our list? Yeah, I thought so. This ridiculous looking costume must be from a different movie, right? It isn’t? Damn you Joel Schumacher! Damn you to Hell! Only you could have two different crappy-ass Batman costumes appear in the same horrid movie! Don’t you know Batman is a creature of the night? Why on earth would you even remotely think that an outfit like this would work for a vigilante who hides in shadows putting the fear into criminals? And this, ladies and gentlemen is why some folks still think Batman is a campy character. F@#$ing Schumacher. Thanks a lot, dude.

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