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9 Best DC Comics Superhero Costumes

9 Best DC Comics Superhero Costumes

9 Best DC Comics Superhero Costumes

Over the many years that DC has been publishing comic books, the business has been home to a slew of classic superhero costumes, with characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman offering clothes that have gone on to inspire a slew of other styles in the industry.

Superman's outfit, in particular, has become a cornerstone of the superhero genre, inspiring nearly every other male hero to emerge from the pages of a comic book.

While the Trinity's appearances have become iconic in pop culture, the visual aspect of the subject implies that the components of a decent costume will undoubtedly vary from person to person. Whatever the case may be, there's no doubting that DC has some of the most magnificent superhero designs in the industry, and that all of its characters, famous and not, have benefited from some fantastic super-suits. Today we are going to take a look at 9 of the best DC Comics Superhero Costumes.

Batman Beyond

It's a difficult undertaking to do a new take on Batman, possibly DC's most recognizable figure. However, when Bruce Timm and Paul Dini devised a futuristic version of the character for a new cartoon in 1999, they nailed it. Terry McGinnis would go on to become Batman Beyond, donning Bruce Wayne's final outfit before he retired. The design was sleek and modern, while yet retaining the greatest features of the original Batsuit. Batman Beyond had a form-fitting suit with a huge red bat insignia, long pointed ears, and a large red bat symbol. Only his white eyes and mouth are visible since his complete face is hidden.

Changing Batman's cape into a retractable glider is one of the coolest features. Batman Beyond is just amazing, and it looks ahead of its time even 20 years after the armored Batsuit originally debuted.

Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate debuted in More Fun Comics #55 in 1940, making him one of DC Comics' earliest characters. Fate is the most powerful magic user in the DC Universe, with an appearance that matched his vast skills. He was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman. Doctor Fate's outfit was memorable from the start, and his Helmet of Fate is maybe the finest costume accessory/artifact a DC hero has ever worn.

Fate's gold helmet is distinctive and unmistakable, and when combined with his eye-catching color scheme, he's a hard-to-miss figure. All of his most potent equipment are part of his outfit, including the Amulet of Anubis, the Cloak of Destiny, and the Helmet of Fate. Hopefully, Pierce Brosnan's portrayal of the figure in Black Adam will maintain his original appearance - the brighter, the better.

Mister Miracle & Big Barda

A number of Jack Kirby characters, including as Metron, Orion, Etrigan the Demon, and others, deserved to be included on this list. Mister Miracle and Big Barda, though, are among his greatest inventions and designs at DC Comics.

Mister Miracle is the universe's best escape artist, capable of breaking out from any situation, such as when he escaped Apokolips after being sold in a peace treaty with Darkseid. His costume was red, green, and yellow, with some famous Kirby components thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile, Big Barda is decked up in a garb that accentuates her status as a great warrior, replete with a massive helmet.

Barda's design is one of the most distinctive costumes ever, with blue scaled features and gold and red armour components. Making Barda substantially taller than Mister Miracle was also a wonderful touch for one of DC's finest couples, even if it wasn't part of their outfits.


What is there to say, after all, that hasn't already been said? Superman's outfit is fantastic, as the Man of Steel is one of the world's most famous superheroes.

Superman's costume hasn't altered much since he first appeared in Action Comics #1 more than 80 years ago, thanks to Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. The invincible hero's blue suit, crimson flowing cape, boots, and trunks (which have come and gone in many renditions of the character) make him one of the most attractive superheroes. The clothing is mainly characterized by his distinctive insignia on his chest, which has always been what makes Superman's costume amazing, despite a few alterations throughout the years.

Regardless of how many times Superman's outfit is altered, whether it's by making him electric blue or completely blackening him, DC Comics always returns to his iconic design since it is what defines Kal-El. Nothing will ever be able to match the appearance, and any attempt to do so would be a complete waste of time. The suit of Superman is comic book perfection.


Batman, like Superman, still wears the same suit he wore when he first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Batman's initial design, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, incorporates several aspects that are still present in the hero's Batsuit today. The Dark Knight is one of the most intimidating-looking figures ever, with a long, dramatic cloak and cowl, a greyish suit with a black bat insignia, and black boots to match - which is quite an achievement, considering the concept of a bat man is intrinsically ludicrous. The addition of sharp fins on his gauntlets in the 1940s, as well as the removal of his trunks in the 1990s, have all contributed to the evolution of Batman's Batsuit. Regardless of the changes made to his suit, DC Comics has made a point of not messing with his appearance for too long. That is an excellent decision, as Batman's basic appearance cannot be improved upon. Batman's suit, cape, and cowl are what make him one of DC Comics' and pop culture's most prominent and popular characters.


Catwoman has had a surprisingly lackluster number of comic book costumes throughout the years for a character that has played such a significant role in Batman's comic book history. When she first appeared, she was merely clothed in regular clothes, as the appellation "The Cat" was more of a generic term for a thief than anything specific, and not a costume motif. When she returned as a villain, she wore a variety of uninspired costumes. She then ceased appearing in Batman comics for almost a decade owing to the Comics Code. Although the 1960s Batman TV series helped to establish that a black leather suit was her finest appearance, it did not stay long in the comics. For years, her most renowned costume was a tight purple ensemble designed by Jim Balent. Darwyn Cooke, on the other hand, created this fantastic combination of a utilitarian, black leather suit that she wore on the Batman TV series and in the film Batman Returns. It was also a nice touch to incorporate the goggle mask. During his "Hush" period on Batman, Jim Lee was leery of altering appearances, but the Cooke Catwoman design was so wonderful that he embraced it altogether.


Dick Grayson made his debut as Robin in Detective Comics #38, when most comic book costumes were still done in a basic way. Robin's flamboyant, circus-like attire was a fantastic suit for the time period. However, as time passed, it became increasingly difficult to maintain that outfit appearing contemporary when compared to more modern-looking costumes. The man was basically wearing only his green boots and no pants! It didn't seem to translate properly any more. Dick Grayson transitioned to his Nightwing persona, while his replacement, Jason Todd, remained in the previous one. After Todd was murdered off, DC decided to give the Robin suit a makeover for Tim Drake, Batman's third sidekick. The firm went to renowned designer Neal Adams, who skillfully worked out a greater payout in case the outfit he designed was also going to be utilized in the Batman films that were being released at the time. The new design preserved many of the basic components of the first Robin outfit, but added leggings and a black tint to Robin's generally brilliant yellow cape, making it one of the greatest modernization efforts on a costume ever.

Green lantern

Scientists and test pilots were two categories of characters that were considered as extremely cool when the Silver Age began, but who are no longer addressed in the same manner in popular literature. In the 1950s and 1960s, scientists were the protagonists of every other science fiction comic book published by DC and Marvel. At the time, Reed Richards being a cool scientist was quite typical. Similarly, owing to his talents as a test pilot, test pilot Chuck Yeager was one of the most respected heroes in the United States in the 1950s. When you consider how much basing Hal Jordan after individuals like Yeager shaped the character in the late 1950s, keep those things in mind. Similarly, in the late 1950s, Gil Kane's decision to opt for a sleek flying suit style for the Green Lantern Corps uniform was a great one. Kane's basic but stunning style has been popular among Green Lanterns for nearly five decades, and no one appears to be willing to abandon it anytime soon, at least as a base appearance (many lanterns diversify and personalize their looks now). Although scientists and test pilots are no longer hailed as heroes as they were in the 1950s, this outfit is ageless.


Superheroes had lost a lot of their public attraction by the end of the 1940s. National Comics (now DC Comics) fell from having hundreds to only a few superhero series. In the world of National, the majority of the members of the Justice Society of America vanished. Flash and Green Lantern went from being featured in many publications to not being featured at all! DC published a publication called Showcase in the mid-1950s that was intended to test out new characters. Normal heroes like a firefighter and a Navy "frogman" appeared in the first three issues. They didn't sell well, so DC decided to shake things up and try to bring superheroes back. Carmine Infantino was tasked with creating a new style for the Flash, and he created an incredible appearance that likely sold out before anybody ever opened the front cover! The sleek, lightning-themed red, yellow, and white suit would become so famous that it is still one of the few superhero costumes that has been adapted for television without major changes. It's simply that fantastic. There have been some changes throughout the years, such as changing the insignia on the chest or putting lenses to the mask's eyes, but the outfit is essentially the same now as it was in 1956. 

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