Today’s Superhero costumes come pretty close to channeling the costumes worn in comics and movies (for the most part - the women’s and girls costumes are a mixed bag of authentic, sexed up and pinkified.)
But it wasn’t always that way. Last century when kids wanted to dress as their favorite superheroes your choice was 1) home made 2) store bought by the Ben Cooper company.
Here’s an ad showing of one season’s set.
But what if instead of little kids the costumes were worn by the actual Superheroes. Artist Pops Gustav shows us in a series of pieces including these of Batman and Wonder Woman.
Here is a vintage Ben Cooper Batman Costume (which can be yours now on eBay)
Wait is that the Caped Crusader?
And here is a vintage Wonder Woman (also on eBay)
And here is Wonder Woman wearing it.
See Wonder Woman did wear pants before Jim Lee redesigned her costume.
There was a time when if you wanted to be your favorite DC female superhero for Halloween you had to wear an uncomfortable plastic mask. Through the years the manufacturer (mostly Ben Cooper) changed the mold for that plastic mask and gave the character a slightly different look. Let’s take a look.
And, of course, we’ll start with Batgirl.
The first make looks like she’s just seen something horrible or those burritos she’s so fond of are hitting her lower GI. The next one is a happy Babs, with the wide cut mouth we’d see in animation. That last one? Blowing a kiss? I got nothing.
In celebration of Halloween, here is a collection of pumpkins featuring Wonder Woman!
Pumpkins. With Batman inside:
I picked this up at Target in their Halloween section.
Batman and Halloween! It’s like ham and eggs. Or cats and pumpkins:
Bizarro Lois and Clark from DCU Halloween Special ‘09. I hate you so much, too Clois.
It’s time to make your Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween and given my devotion to DC Comics here is some inspiration to carve your pumpkins, “DC Style”.
The Dark Knight via Pumpkin Wayne.
Wonder Woman via TTA
You can download a template for a cool looking Wonder Woman pumpkin here.
Superman via Trioculus.
The Flash via Wyscan.
Green Lantern via Trioculus.
All the Lanterns via Jillian Sarro
The Joker via Who dey Chris
Catwoman via littlepetersush.
Harley Quinn via sick nukes.
Two-Face via bloopenny.