While 2020 hasn’t given us so much in the superhero realm due to obvious reasons, in 2019, superheroes were more supercharged than ever, according to the box office. There was a love for superheroes from all Universes and Galaxies thanks to over a decade of fantastic movie series such as The Dark Knight, The Avengers and The Incredibles. Though the hype is paused for the time being, superhero movies and television series show no sign of slowing down when things get back to normal, especially with highly anticipated movies on the way, like Robert Pattinson’s Batman currently set to release in 2021.
If you’re trying to figure out a killer Halloween costume for 2020 to participate in a socially distanced Zoom Halloween costume contest, superhero outfits are bulletproof (yes, even if you’re a grown-up). Not only are high-quality superhero costumes easy to find online, but also they’re highly recognizable — making them stand out even through your Webcam.
Whether you’re a die-hard DC nerd, a Marvel geek, or a fan of the films, there’s a superhero costume for you. Below are some of our favorite adult superhero costumes that you can order right now. Just be sure to buy these quickly, as they sell out fast.
1. Black Panther
Black Panther added some much-needed diversity to the superhero world and simultaneously crushed box-office expectations in 2018. It’s still a highly relevant costume idea, and with Black Panther 2 coming out in a couple of years, you can hold onto the costume for a while. We like this one because it comes with muscle padding (most of us don’t look like Chadwick Boseman, unfortunately), boot-tops and a mask for under $40.
Also coming from 2018, we saw the return of the funniest superhero around: Deadpool. If you want to dress up like the sarcastic, twisted mutant, you’re in luck. This full Deadpool costume costs just $30 and comes very highly-rated by customers. It’s high-quality and fits very well (although you should have some safety pins on deck, just in case).
Superman might not necessarily be in the spotlight right now, but he’s too iconic to forget when picking a superhero costume. If you decide to go with the most classic superhero, we recommend the most classic of them all. It fits well, looks great and stands out in any crowd. And best of all? This costume is truly timeless.
Spider-Man has recently made a comeback from Marvel laughing stock to beloved young star of the Avengers thanks to a great revival by Tom Holland. This costume lets you feel like the string-slinging superhero thanks to a high-quality spandex material and vivid graphics. It boasts over 100 reviews and 4.6 stars on Amazon, so you can buy assured that it fits well and looks authentic.
Thanos became one of the baddest supervillains of all time after he did that thing in Avengers: Infinity War. As far as modern pop culture bad guys go, Thanos is certainly ranked higher than your regular Halloween ghost or vampire, making him a great costume choice. This one comes with everything you need, including a fully-loaded infinity gauntlet.
6. Captain America
Captain America has been a longtime fan-favorite ever since the original comics were released nearly 80 years ago as our first Avenger. Since then, he’s been featured in numerous films as the loud and proud protagonist we know and love. While this costume definitely looks great on the body, we know you can tell there’s just one thing missing: the shield. Sadly, that’s sold separately, but you can snag a pretty solid one at a super affordable price right here.
7. Iron Man
Although there’s technically no leader of the Avengers, we all know that Tony is basically the head-honcho. Iron Man is a no-brainer Halloween costume even in 2020, and you have a few variations that are all equally fun. Go with the full suit and helmet look, or just use the suit and get a Tony Stark goatee for a more comfortable, relaxed version.
For a slightly less typical superhero costume, try going to the party as Star-Lord. Most people will still recognize the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy played by Chris Pratt, but it’s not as obvious as Iron Man or Batman. This costume comes with a mask and jumpsuit, but you can also pick up Star-Lord’s pistol to really complete the look.
Though we saw the last installment of the Wolverine trilogy with Logan in 2017, this old school Wolverine look can’t go unrecognized. The classic electric yellow and royal blue mixture exudes serious comic book energy that we just can’t pass up. Because Wolverine is generally a lesser worn costume most of the time, you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd in this superhero choice.
10. Beast Boy
If you were a fan of Teen Titans growing up, you’ll absolutely know who Beast Boy is. Though the character hasn’t had really any break out at all aside from the cartoon, he’s still a stellar and fun to watch superhero who deserves recognition in a Halloween costume. You’re going to need to get yourself some green skin paint separately though, and we can’t promise any shapeshifting powers come with this costume. Unless you have a hidden power yourself, that is.
While we anticipate the next Flash installment to release at some point in 2022, get ahead of the game with this Flash costume to wear each Halloween or costume party until then. This jumpsuit is attractive for its added chest and abdominal muscles we definitely don’t have because of quarantine and tops itself off with a helmet and chin strap to fit the Flash vibe. All we recommend, don’t try running too fast in this, you won’t want to rip it.
The Dark Knight is another classic superhero Halloween getup, but this one isn’t the run-of-the-mill costume that kids are wearing. It’s a deluxe suit with a rubber utility belt and a hooded cape that turns you into Batman — no childhood trauma required. Best part? This costume comes in multiple sizes, unlike most one-size0=its-all options.
13. Mr. Incredible
After The Incredibles 2 in 2018, the two-film series is now a two-generation franchise. We like the idea of dressing up as Mr. Incredible because it’s not as common as other superheroes but it’s just as fun. For best results, grab a blond wig to mimic Mr. Incredible’s incredible ‘do.
This may be the most timely costume of all. The Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix just hit movie theaters last October so everyone will instantly recognize what character you’re going for. If you’re going to dress as the psychopathic clown, have the best costume on the block with this outfit from Grand Heritage. The costume comes with separate pieces of clothing, a wig and even a special makeup kit for nailing that spooky smile.