Whether you attend your favorite comic book convention in California, New York or Texas, one thing remains consistent in your mind: comic con costume ideas. I hear ya, pal. Here is a comprehensive list, from the most obvious to the crazy-creative… with some helpful links to help you on your quest.
Comic Con Costume Ideas for Guys
Batman is popular. Perhaps too popular, even. Surprisingly though, not that many people cosplay as Batman during conventions. This provides a great advantage, because there is so much opportunity. Check out all of the real life Batman gear you can get. With authentic pouches, gloves and batarangs (just kidding, do not bring weapons to Comic Con) people will mistaken you for Batman himself!
Another great comic con costume idea? Take advantage of the most popular and well know franchise on the planet: Star Wars. There is no shortage of costumes, clothing designs or toy lightsabers on the market. People will recognize you immediately.
X-Men’s Gambit is another fun idea that is often overlooked. Girls often find this character sexy and attractive, which will no doubt give you the attention you deserve for your trouble. Finding a brown trenchcoat will no be a problem neither. Just make sure it is lightweight and breathes easily, for it will get mighty-hot quickly during your stay at comic con. I suggest consealing a hydration pack under the coat to keep you from passing out. Here’s a tip I have learned first hand: fill it with ice. Your body will thank you later.
Comic Con Costume Ideas for Females
If you are looking for a hot costume idea that will get your pictures passed around the web, Slave Leia is a great idea. Beside being an extremely popular and famously known character, you will gain an infinite amount of attention. And who does not love attention? No costume says “confidence” than posing as Slave Leia.
The Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)
Dressing in tight black leather with a cat theme may already be in your closet anyway. All you need is a mask and a white wig, and you are in business. Accessories are easily available.
- You could be Luke Skywalker in carbonite, with just head and hands! Fashion a card board box and spray paint it silver. Find matching face paint, gloves, stockings and sneakers, and voila!
- Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat. You do not even need a shirt!
- Be a character from a television show like Bob’s Burgers. Being your favorite character is mostly just a matter of finding the right color clothes or accesories, such an apron.
- The Ghostbusters
- Fantastic Four
- The Simpsons
- Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine
- Ash and Misty
- Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy
- Kick-Ass and Hit Girl
- The Kingpin
- The Penguin
- Doctor Octopus
I hope these ideas have helped you out. Hopefully you aren’t pressed for time. Sometimes, all you need is the missing link. I hope this article has helped you on your path to awesomeness.
Have any tips to share of other great comic con costume ideas? Share your thoughts.