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Published on August 27th, 2015 | by GreatGets

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Unique Superhero Costumes

by Lauren

At Great Gets, we love Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman as much as the next fan. But as great as the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight are, they are totally overdone when it comes to Halloween costumes. That is why we put together this list of unique superhero costumes! These outfits strike the perfect balance between being off the beaten track and being mainstream enough to be recognizable. Plus, we have included unique superhero costumes costume ideas from upcoming superhero TV shows and movies, so you will be ahead of the curve!

Unique Superhero Costumes

When it comes to female superheroes, we love strong, smart women! And Agent Peggy Carter is one heck of a feminist icon. Sure, she started out as Captain America’s love interest, but she is an independent gal. She is now starring in her own TV series on ABC, fighting against both super villains and misogyny. This strong, classy lady is a top secret agent, a skilled markswoman, and a force of nature, but you will never see her trademark red lipstick smudge. To dress up like Peggy Carter, you will need four things: a royal blue suit, a red hat, a killer pair of heels, and a take-no-prisoners attitude!

Peggy Carter, unique superhero costumes

Everything Agent Carter

Peggy Carter Costume, unique superhero costumesRoyal Blue Suit | White Button-Down | Red Panama Hat | T-Strap Heels | Rimmel London Lipstick

If you want to go for a sexier, sultrier, and less expensive look, you could also do a royal blue pencil skirt and a matching blazer!

 Blue blazer Sexy blue skirt

Blue blazer | Blue pencil skirt

The CW’s gritty, realistic take on the Green Arrow has become a cultural phenomenon. We love Oliver Queen — he’s like a crossover between Batman and Gossip Girl! “Arrow” is so popular that its creators even developed a spin-off, “The Flash.” The protagonists of these shows have different styles of crimefighting, and it shows in their costumes. The Green Arrow keeps to the shadows, and the Flash is, well, flashy. The Flash might be a great pick for a man who doesn’t want to make a big fuss out of his Halloween costume. Pick whichever fits your superhero alter ego best!

  Green Arrow Costume The Flash Costume

Green Arrow Costume | The Flash Costume

We are so excited for the premiere of another TV show starring a spunky heroine: Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist. Kara Zor-El takes after her cousin, Superman, fighting crime and saving the world in her costume of red, blue, and an “S” across her chest. Supergirl will premiere on CBS on October 26, just in time for Halloween!

 Melissa Benoist as Supergirl Supergirl Costume

Supergirl Adult Costume

Supergirl Child CostumeSupergirl toddler costume

Supergirl Child & Toddler Costumes

The X-Men exploded on the silver screen 15 years ago, and they have been going strong ever since. There have been seven movies so far, with X-Men: Apocalypse set to come out next year. We cannot wait to see which new mutants are set to debut! For now, satisfy that x-factor by dressing up as your favorite mutant. These would also make great group costumes.

Storm costume Dark Phoenix Costume

Storm Costume | Dark Phoenix Costume

Rogue Costume Mystique costume

Rogue Costume | Mystique Costume

 Wolverine costume Cyclops Costume

Wolverine Costume | Cyclops Costume

There was so much to love about the second Avengers movie. Robots! Amazing CGI! New superheroes! And, of course, updated stylish costumes. Dressing up as the Avengers is a classic way to do a group costume. And we are loving that there’s so many costumes out there for women!

Iron Man Mark 43 Costume Vision Costume

Iron Man Mark 43 Costume | Vision Costume

 The Hulk costume Captain America costume

The Hulk Costume | Captain America Costume

 Hawkeye Costume Ultron Costume

Hawkeye Costume | Ultron Costume

Black Widow Costume Sassy Captain America costume

Black Widow Adult Costume | Sassy Captain America Women’s Costume

Iron Woman Costume Scarlet Witch Costume

Iron Woman CostumeScarlet Witch Costume

Iron Man Hulk Buster Child Costume Captain America Kids Costume

Iron Man Hulkbuster Child Costume | Captain America Kids Costume

Thor Child Costume Black Widow Child Costume

 Thor Child Costume | Black Widow Child Costume

For everyone out there who enjoys the lighter side of superheroism, a Guardians of the Galaxy costume is a super fun choice. These outfits would work great as a group costume or as a family costume. Go out and conquer the galaxy as this quirky band of misfits.

 Star Lord Costume Gamora Costume

Star Lord Costume | Gamora Costume

Rocket Kids Costume Groot Costume Drax the Destroyer child Costume

Rocket Kids Costume | Groot Kids Costume | Drax the Destroyer Kids Costume

Last but not least, we love the idea of doing a Ghostbusters group costume this year! What a great way to get in the Halloween spirit and feel like a superhero at the same time. The upcoming Ghostbusters movie, led by four hilarious comediennes, promises to be a fun and spooky ride for fans old and new.

 Ghostbusters Adult Man Costume Ghostbusters adult woman costume

Ghostbusters Adult Costumes

Boys Ghostbusters Costume Girls Ghostbusters Costume

Kids Ghostbusters Costumes

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Summary: These unique superhero costumes strikes the perfect balance between being off the beaten track and being mainstream enough to be recognizable.

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