Comics

Hugo Strange

In the DC Universe, Professor Hugo Strange is one of the earliest supervillains to face off against Batman, preceding Catwoman and even the Joker. He applies his psychology background and medical expertise to hatch plots to take down the Dark Knight.

Kintaro Oe

Kintaro Oe is the protagonist of the anime/manga series Golden Boy. He is a college dropout who mastered the curriculum of Tokyo University Department of Law and looks for oddjobs in Japan to “study”. Along the way he encounters numerous women whom lust for him, but he chooses to pursue study rather than selfish physical pleadures. Since he goes through many costumes, we will focus on his episode 1 default appearance.

Asuka Langley Soryu

Asuka is one of the two female leads in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as the Rebuild of Evangelion movies (where her last name is changed to Shikinami). Asuka is the Second Child and pilot of Evangelion Unit-02, a teen of mixed heritage who was raised in Germany and is known for her callousness, narcissism and fiery temper. While Asuka may be rough around the edges, it’s actually a facade that she keeps up to hide her insecurities and low self-esteem, a result of an incredibly tragic childhood. As such, Asuka is well-known as one of the codifiers of the “tsundere” archetype, as shown by her interactions with main character Shinji throughout the series.

Bishop

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Lucas Bishop (Omar Sy) is a mutant who travels from a dystopian future to join the X-Men in an attempt to redirect history and save the world. His power includes the ability to absorb and redirect kinetic energy.

WWII Captain America

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) receives an experimental serum, with the aid of Peggy Carter, to transform his frail body into the peak of human ability in order to contribute to the US’s war effort. After a military mission, he’s made to don this colorful costume and tour the country to raise war bonds. Put into a deep sleep for 70 years, it’s not until he awakens to Nick Fury in present time that he puts away this vintage outfit for the Captain America costume we’re all familiar with.

The Human Spider

In Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) starts off with his newfound superpowers not by fighting crime and saving lives, but fighting in a wrestling cage match to win some money. With his homemade costume, he fights as The Human Spider, facing off against Bonesaw McGray (portrayed by Randy Savage). He looks just a bit amateur compared to when he wears the Spider-Man costume made for him by Tony Stark.

King Ezekiel

In The Walking Dead, King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), with his pet tiger Shiva by his side, leads a community called the Kingdom. A close friend of Paul Monroe, he hopes to team up with Rick Grimes to take down Negan.

The Spirit

The Spirit is a fictional masked crimefighter created by cartoonist Will Eisner. He’s a masked vigilante who fights crime with the blessing of the city’s police. I recommend finding a way to make your tie stick out to the side, probably by putting a wire into it.

Aaron Boone

Aaron Boone is the protagonist of Clive Barker’s cult classic fantasy/horror film Nightbreed, based on his novel Cabal. Suffering from nightmares of monsters, he discovers an underground city called Midian, and he is reborn a monster. Now he must protect this world and become its new leader, Cabal.

Preacher

In Preacher, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) is a small-town Texas preacher who is accidentally possessed by a supernatural creature called Genesis that is the product of an angel and demon coupling. With a strong sense of right and wrong, he’s on a mission to find God.