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It’s been a busy year for Marvel, as more and more beloved heroes make their transition from the comics to the MCU, and even more Marvel mainstays get their own stand-alone films. From “She-Hulk” and “Black Widow” to “WandaVision” and “Loki,” the franchise has gifted us all with even more iterations of our favorite superheroes in the past two years — and a plethora of Halloween inspiration to pull from.
Here are the best Marvel characters to dress up as this year:
One of the best things to come out of Marvel this year is Tatania Maslany’s She-Hulk in the new Disney+ series. An attorney by day and She Hulk at night, this female Hulk is an empowering character and is everything we could want. The costume is just as good as it includes a full bodysuit that zips up the back and is designed to look like Jennifer Walters when she hulks out. It also includes a pair of fingerless gloves and white boot covers.
Transform into the modernized Hulk with this amazing costume. Even better, grab a friend or significant other and pair this costume with the She-Hulk above for the ultimate fun night out. This set includes a full-length padded jumpsuit with a Velcro closure and comes with a mask for the full hulk effect. Check out more couples costumes here.
You can even grab some green face paint so you can remove the mask while still keeping with the theme of the costume.
Shuri, Princess of Wakanda
This Princess of Wakanda costume will automatically transform you into Shuri, the younger sister of the Black Panther and technological genius who was responsible for the enhancements of the Black Panthers’ suit and advanced weaponry. The costume has all the signature elements and will have you turning heads with its very detailed, sleeveless, and form-fitting jumpsuit, a sarong, buckle, pair of arm bands and gauntlets.
With an upcoming 2022 holiday movie special, it seems fans never tire of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. That being said, this superhero is a great choice to represent if you are a fan of the franchise. This deluxe costume has all the bells and whistles covered to ensure a great night out. This jumpsuit set has soft padding in the chest and shoulder area for a muscular look, all over printed graphics that set him apart from the other superheroes, attached boot covers and a molded plastic mask that covers the entire face.
As one of the elite combatants in the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the last of her species, Gamora is not one to be reckoned with. That being said, why wouldn’t you want to dress as this badass character? And if you are a fan, you can rest easy because a brand-new season of “What If…?” is on its way. In the meantime, this costume should help whet your appetite as it comprises all the true-to-film details that will make you feel like the best warrior in the galaxy. The pants and shirt set both fit snugly and come with foam bracers and a functional belt.
Serving as both a hero and a villain is what makes Scarlet Witch so fascinating. This everyday costume from “Avengers: Endgame” features a sleeveless jumpsuit with front zipper, a long, faux leather coat with specific detailing to ensure it replicates the movie and a pair of fingerless gloves with a keyhole opening on the back.
Have your child become their favorite tree hero for Halloween with this officially licensed costume that keeps on giving. With his own collection of TV shorts on Disney+, we can get to know the mischievous toddler and how his early stages with Guardian of the Galaxy started. And, with his tremendous strength, every child will have a blast becoming this character for Halloween. Included in this set is a bark and vine-covered jumpsuit, matching jumpsuit, and mask.
From a mild-mannered gift shop owner to a cloaked avenger struggling with multiple personalities, the Moon Knight character and his costume is one of the coolest around. This authentic costume includes a full silver bodysuit, cape, and headgear.
This 16-year-old phenom is not only a superhero but a superhero fangirl herself. With a TV show currently streaming and an upcoming movie, this is the perfect costume to wear this year. This costume is very stretchy and flexible with a tunic emblazoned with her yellow lightning bolt emblem and printed powerbands, pants, and instead of a cape, she sports a flowing scarf and eye mask. Slip-on shoe covers with her emblem on the back are also included.
Ant-Man (74% Off)
The third installment of the popular “Ant-Man” franchise is scheduled to drop next year so now is a great time to get in the spirit with this amazingly authentic, officially licensed costume. The set includes a jumpsuit with foam padding in the chest, arms, and legs along with attached gauntlets, a molded belt, gloves, and a signature mask. The molded mask is what finishes the costume and has a metallic paint job, small antennae and eyeholes with mesh covers to allow for vision.
As one of the founding members of the Avengers, this former villain is now considered a superhero who specializes in in swords, tricks, and blades. Hawkeye has seemed to have morphed over the years with more weapons, attitude and most importantly, a new costume. This official costume is the latest version and comes with a black jumpsuit with details that recreate the look of Hawkeye’s armor from the movie. You can complete the look with the included boot covers, hood, and mask.
Hawkeye is an expert swordsman — top off the look with this plastic sword.
The Black Widow gets a makeover in the Marvel assassin’s first standalone film, in which Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff rocks an all-white suit to camouflage with her icy surroundings. With no traditional superpowers, you’ll need to pair this skin-tight getup with her electric Black Widow Bite bracelet, duel batons and pair of Glock 26s to prepare for combat.
If you want something more original, though, you can always go for Yelena Belova, another badass spy trained in the Red Room who got her own time in the spotlight in the latest film.
Alexei Shostakov is one of the most recent Marvel heroes to make the move from the Marvel comics to the MCU. In “Black Widow,” David Harbour’s Red Guardian was an absolutely scene-stealer throughout all of the action-packed film. Just don’t forget, if you’re going to dress up as the RG, you need to perfect a few things, a very thick Russian accent, a bushy beard and Alexei’s collection of tattoos.
Beloved comic book character Kate Bishop made her on-screen debut in “Hawkeye” series on Disney+ last year, meaning this might be the first Halloween the bow-wielding superhero will get much love. This cosplay outfit includes the same signature purple zip-up, black leggings, quiver and waist bag worn by Bishop in the comics, and Hailee Steinfeld’s version in the series. Plus, you can pair it with a Clint Barton fit for a Hawkeye couple’s costume.
There are several versions of Loki but his main iteration makes the most sense as a costume this year, considering that it’s this variant that’s at the center of the latest spin-off series on Disney+. This comprehensive set comes with his distinct brown khakis and a grey windbreaker, embellished with the TVA’s orange logo. Loki for president button optional.
He Who Remains
He Who Remains played a vital role last year’s in “Loki,” in which his death unwittingly unleashes the Multiverse onto the MCU. Honor Jonathan Majors’ riveting take as Kang the Conquerer variant with this luxurious cosplay costume, packed with his purple satin cape and thin tunic designed with intersecting lines.
You can get meta with a Wanda Maximoff costume this year, referencing the Scarlet Witch’s very own special Halloween get-up in the “All New Halloween Spooktacular!” episode of “WandaVision.” The fun one-off costume is replicated above in tight pink leggings, red boots and her medieval-style headdress.
It only makes sense to pair Wanda’s Halloween fit with Vision’s costume, which features the same green body suit, yellow shorts and cape worn by the android superhero in the same episode. As long as you have someone to play Wanda’s part, you have the perfect couple’s costume.
Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis gets a major makeover in “WandaVision.” A doctor and astrophysicist, with a pHD to boot, Lewis makes a prime costume to pair with the more typical Wanda and Vision looks. Celebrate how far she’s come from when she was first introduced in “Thor” with this circus set, referencing her recast in the Hex as an escape artist (a clever nod to the dead-end that trapped her in “Thor”).
This soon to be trilogy had its sequel premiere earlier this year so it should come as no surprise that it has hit our list. This deluxe Dr. Strange costume showcases the doctor/magician in all its glory with its easy-to-wear one piece robe. This costume’s printed front graphics give it the signature belted wrap-style robe look and will ensure you can spend a full night out comfortably.
The sequel to “Aquaman” is in the works and is sure to spur up plenty of inspiration for next year’s Halloween; so why not don the OG version this year? The King of the Ocean’s epic costume includes a padded jumpsuit to enhance what may or may not be already there, boot tops and a belt. The Aquaman costume wouldn’t be complete without this beard and wig set.
Take part in hand-to-hand combat as Bucky Barnes, who comes back to life as the brainwashed assassin in the Disney+ series, fitted with a cybernetic arm and bladed dagger pendant to aid his marksman skills. But of course, Bucky’s tale is marked by a series of identity changes. You can always honor his path of self-redemption when he takes up the Cap mantle with this classic Captain America costume and shield (or simply go as Sam Wilson, who successfully takes over Captain America’s post by the series’ end).
Sam Wilson’s Captain America
Since taking over the mantle of Captain Marvel in “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” many Marvel fans suspect Sam Wilson will be the next leader of the Avengers. With a strong moral compass and inspirational demeanor to rival that of Captain Rogers, it would be no surprise if Wilson continued to gain a larger role within the MCU. Celebrate the former Falcon’s imminent superhero promotion with this updated Captain America costume featured in the Disney+ series. See here for the adult version.
Tom Hardy enjoyed a second outing as the parasitical antihero in “Let There Be Carnage” last year, making it an apt time to dress up as the Spider Man rival. The latest installment sees investigative journalist Eddie Brock struggle to adapt to daily life after becoming the host for the murderous symbiote. This costume comes complete with Brock’s flesh-eaten face so you can fully transform yourself into the creepy Marvel alien.
Show off your martial arts prowess in this detailed Shang Chi set, inspired by the leading superhero in the Marvel film. The structured top is made out of faux leather and satin for a polished look, with added black details to rival Simu Liu’s version of the iconic Kung Fu Master.
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“Eternals” didn’t come out until last November so it’ll likely be the first time anyone dresses up as Ikaris, the telekinetic superhero who made his on-screen debut last year. This homemade bodysuit features the same detailing that the all-powerful Eternal wears in the original comics.