13 Awesome Comic Book Costumes That’ll Inspire You

Heading to Comic Con? It’s not too late to put your costume together. Check out these amazing tributes to comic books heroes and villains for tips and inspiration. State Farm® is helping you get to a better state at this year’s Comic Con.

1. Mystique

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A pair of leggings and a long sleeve shirt of the same color make a great, fuss-free replacement for body paint.

2. Thor

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You can make Thor’s hammer easily with a broomstick, foam and some acrylic paint. Get the full tutorial here.

3. Cable from the X-Men

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If you and your character have short hair, spray-on hair color makes changing your color and style super easy.

4. Poison Ivy and The Joker

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Crafting your own Poison Ivy outfit is super easy: all you need is a green leotard, some artificial leaves and a hot glue gun. Find ideas for the rest of the costume here.

5. A Nurse from Silent Hill

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Etsy is great resource for inexpensive vintage nurse outfits to use as the base for this costume.

6. Doctor Strange

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Jennifer Van Damsel is a total master of cosplay, check out her Facebook page for more inspiration.

7. Ant Man and Yellow Jacket

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Cut the tops of boots and gloves to give your look an even more dynamic comic book look.

8. War Machine

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This costume isn’t for DIY amateurs. Check out the full amazing process on Gordon Tarpley’s photo set documenting the build from start to finish.

9. Loki

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Find out how to make your own horned paper mache helmet in a few easy steps here.

10. Tardis and Dalek

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The secret to the Dalek outfit lies in plastic Christmas ornaments. Check out one of many how-tos for this spiffy costume here.

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