Everyone is making a big deal about the costume (or lack thereof) of Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen movie, but it’s nowhere near the most interesting superhero garb. Throughout the years, actors in movies and TV have sacrificed their dignity in order to bring us these heroes, so we thought we’d offer our own salute.
We’re definitely holding out for these heroes!
As Johnny Storm in two Fantastic Four films, Chris Evans had us all … hot under the collar (sorry).
After seeing Brandon Routh in his Superman costume, we understand why he was chosen to be the new “man of steel” (again, sorry).
While not technically a superhero, we have to give Gil Gerard props for making his Buck Rogers silver lamé pants work.
John Wesley Shipp
As TV’s The Flash, John Wesley Shipp had us wishing we could use a pause button to better appreciate his costume.
As TV’s Nightman, Matt McColm made us forget how crappy the show was.
Chuck Wagner played TV’s Automan, who was an electrified hologram. As a boy who got a “special thrill” from putting my finger in a socket, you can imagine the fantasies I had about Automan.
As TV’s The Tick, we were puddy in Patrick Warburton’s hands.
When it comes to the Power Rangers, most people preferred the Red Ranger, but I always had my eye on the adorkable Billy.
Finally, we have to give Wesley Snipes props for his Blade costume. It takes guts to try and pull off the “shirtless with armor” look.
Have any fave superhero costumes that we missed?