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Mark Grayson

Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, is the protagonist of the eponymous comic book series and animated show. He is the son of Nolan Grayson, aka Omni-Man, and Debbie Grayson. Due his father’s lineage, Mark is half-Viltrumite, and thus possesses similar powers. This includes super speed, super strength, and the ability to fly. As he steps into his new identity as Invincible, Mark must balance his normal teenage life with protecting the Earth. Walking Dead star Steven Yeun voices Mark in the show, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Kid Cosmic

What do you do when you’re nine years old and trying to make sense of the world after you lose your parents? You turn to stories. And what do you do when the chance to be like the heroes in your stories literally lands in your small town? You take up the challenge with your friends joining you along the way.

In Kid Cosmic, the Kid has an active imagination and a great sense of justice. He also, as it turns out, knows how to turn everyday clothes into a uniform fit for heroes. A shoulder length blonde wig give you the lanky locks Kid sports while yellow-tinted sunglasses and headphones with an antenna make up most of his accessories. A black cape and white baseball shirt with yellow sleeves pairs with black athletic shorts striped with white and blue sneakers to round out his uniform while a yellow leather holster and, of course, the green power stone are the final keys to the perfect Kid Cosmic cosplay.

Invincible

Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, is the protagonist of the eponymous comic book series and animated show. He is the son of Nolan Grayson, aka Omni-Man, and Debbie Grayson. Due his father’s lineage, Mark is half-Viltrumite, and thus possesses similar powers. This includes super speed, super strength, and the ability to fly. As he steps into his new identity as Invincible, Mark must balance his normal teenage life with protecting the Earth. Walking Dead star Steven Yeun voices Mark in the show, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Nana Shimura from My Hero Academia

Nana Shimura (voiced by Mie Sonozaki and Stephanie Young) is one of the wielders of the powerful quirk One for All in the manga and anime series My Hero Academia.  Nana was the seventh user of the power, before her protégé Toshinori Yagi also known as All Might.  Nana, fearing for her family’s safety because All for One was after her, left her son and husband behind, which has far-reaching implications for Izuku Midoriya in his eventual fight against the League of Villains.  Nana’s superhero costume consists of a black bodysuit, white cape, yellow gloves, and red wrap around her waist.  She wears her dark hair in a messy half-up hairstyle.

ladybug from miraculous ladybug

Ladybug from Miraculous Ladybug

Ladybug is the superhero alter ego of Marinette Dupain-Cheng (voiced by Cristina Vee in the English dub) in the French animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.  As Ladybug, Marinette takes her role very seriously and crime fighting persona allows her to project more confidence than when she is herself.  Ladybug’s attire consists of a bodysuit and mask, with red ribbons tied around Marinette’s pigtails, ladybug patterned earrings, and the Ladybug Yo-Yo, which she uses as her primary weapon.

The Comedian from Watchmen

The Comedian from Watchmen

Eddie Blake is not what you would call a nice man. He’s done his fair share of hero work as The Comedian and the press loves his patriotic public persona. But behind closed doors he’s not what most people would call a hero. Jeffrey Dean Morgan manages to bring a certain charm to the character in Zack Snyder’s 2009 adaptation. But it’s up to the audience how long that charm holds out.

Blake is a military man and a good portion of his costume is inspired by the military. Black combat boots, black tactical pants, and his thigh holster with a (costume) pistol all stem from his interest in the military. His chest piece is pretty easy to recreate with a paintball vest and leather belts can be repurposed as the straps over his shoulders. His belt buckle can also be recreated using black foam painted with the same silver spray paint you’ll need to modify pre-made shoulder protectors so they have the red, blue, and silver colors Blake wears.

Add a mustache, mask, and smiley button as your finishing touches and you’re good to go. Just don’t forget the cosmetics glue to keep your mask in place!

Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman from Marvel

Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

Jessica Drew may seem like just another member of the Spider family. But she is the original Spider-Woman, the mother of Gerry Drew (the future Spider-Boy, Spider-Man, and ‘The Spider’). But she wasn’t always a hero. Far from it, Drew began her career with Hydra. She was their assassin until she saw the error of her ways and eventually defected to join SWORD, SHIELD, and the Avengers.

Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman has had several looks over the years. Arguably one of her most iconic is this one: a red and yellow bodysuit, yellow boots, yellow gloves, and her dark hair worn long and loose. It might not be the most tactical look she’s had but it’s certainly one of the most glamorous!

al pratt the atom from dc comics

Albert Pratt / The Atom

Albert Pratt known by superhero alias The Atom was a small but mighty Golden Age hero who premiered in DC Comics in the 1940s.  Al was a scientist and athlete proficient in hand-to-hand combat.  His character later went on to acquire atomic strength (which coincided with a modernized costume that covered more skin than the original bare-legged version).  While he has undergone several iterations, most of his costumes include bright yellow, blue, and red, making him a colorful choice for those interested in a bold look.

crimson bolt from super

Crimson Bolt from Super

In the movie Super, Rainn Wilson plays the role of Frank Darbo, a kind but awkward man who creates the vigilante alter-ego Crimson Bolt in the aftermath of his wife’s death.  The Crimson Bolt dons a homemade red suit with a hand-printed sigil.  If you are feeling particularly crafty, you could make your Crimson Bolt shirt by hand as well with a red long sleeve tee and some yellow fabric paint.  Otherwise, grab your ready-made shirt and layer as much padding as you can over your uniform, using red spray paint liberally when necessary to achieve the fully-crimson appearance of Frank’s superhero personality.

Zenith from 2000 AD

Zenith from 2000 AD

Robert McDowell is a sarcastic superhero that goes by the name Zenith. He appeared regularly in the sci-fi comic 2000 AD. He first appeared in 1987 and began to fade from the scene in 1992. But he still has plenty of fans and his creator – Grant Morrison – has become a popular writer for both DC and Marvel!

Given his active years, Zenith’s look is very distinctly late-80s and early-90s. He wears yellow pants and black mid-calf boots. The exact style varies from year to year but the colors remain the same. He also wears a black t-shirt with a yellow lightning bolt Z painted on it. His jacket – the final piece of his costume – varies from issue to issue. Sometimes it is a blue jacket with padded shoulders and black stripes. Other times it’s a blue and white Letterman’s jacket. And occasionally he wears a black bike cop jacket from the ’50s with studs in the shoulders. With all this change, though, two things stay the same: His styled black hair and the black mask around his eyes.