Edited 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Should comic characters have alternate costumes? (35 votes)

Yes 91%
No 9%

People love alt costumes for fighting games, but why not have alt costumes in comics? As long as it fits with the tone of the story, why not? I don't see women superheroes realistically just wearing the same outfit the whole time, so would you like to see alt costumes for comics? Which Superheroes do you most want to see with alt costumes?

#1 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6304 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is women wearing the same costume all the time less realistic than men doing it?

#2 Posted by ccraft (5283 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by RustyRoy (12776 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Iron-Man use alternate suits. And many female heroes are starting to wear full body costumes.

#4 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21893 posts) - - Show Bio

yes in the case of like the batbot or supermans lead anti kryptonite suit

#5 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: How would it not? lol

ok, that's not a valid response lol. You just singled out women's clothing choices in comics.

I think that alternate costumes would be cool, but it would be hard to explain. I mean, comics don't need to be realistic, but realistically if you change your costume often than people might forget who you are--or worse, mistake you for a bad guy (AhHH!)

#6 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3571 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Superheroes and superheroines should alternate costumes to fit the needs of the mission and environment. It's always cool when you see a superhero get suited up in a variant of their regular costume.

#7 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Superheroes and superheroines should alternate costumes to fit the needs of the mission and environment. It's always cool when you see a superhero get suited up in a variant of their regular costume.

This

#8 Posted by Kairan1979 (16759 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, there should be alternate costumes for alternate environment.

#9 Posted by ccraft (5283 posts) - - Show Bio

@gotwillpower: I just didn't want to get into "I'm sexist" argument, so I thought that comment would be funnier.

Anyways, it wouldn't have to be a drastic change, like WW wearing pants sometimes(I like her OG costume) and Nightwing changed his costume 2x now. Just a costume change for their mission or environment, or something dramatic or tragic happened to the character so they make more changes to their costume. I wouldn't mind if Batman when for a darker tone in his costume.

#10 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4337 posts) - - Show Bio

well, think of it this way.....a superperson's costume is essentially their normal clothing right? So do you wear the same thing every day? no. there is variety. just sayin.

#11 Posted by ccraft (5283 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5913 posts) - - Show Bio

depends, iron man changing is outfit is practical for different environments. The ff cant really change their super clothes alot due to their powers getting in the way.

theres also the sense of continuity with the same costume all the time. if a character changes every comic it can be bit ridiculous

#13 Edited by Akindoodle (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Superheroes and superheroines should alternate costumes to fit the needs of the mission and environment. It's always cool when you see a superhero get suited up in a variant of their regular costume.

Yep

#14 Posted by jwalser3 (5044 posts) - - Show Bio

How is this even a question?

#15 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

sometimes innovation is good

#16 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: I can see how that would be cool. I definitely want more Bat-suits (I think there's some coming in the next Batman issue), and Amazing Spider-man has already experimented with different costumes (Tron, FF, Bullet-proof-one-I-can't-remember-the-name-of). Too bad Superman, or Daredevil, or Flash don't do the same regularly.

#17 Posted by Charetter115 (475 posts) - - Show Bio

Not too often. They should have their normal costumes, then maybe once every story arc or two they can throw in an alternate costume.

#18 Posted by Sufferthorn (1738 posts) - - Show Bio

Superheroes will grab a new costume once in awhile. But the original costume should stay the main one.