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Watching "The Incredibles" last night, I especially enjoyed the moments with "E", designer/tailor to the "super" community. A lightly-disguised homage to famed Hollywood designer Edith Head, she caused me to consider just who exactly are the best-outfitted members of the comics/film hero genre. It combines two hobbies of mine... comics and fashion.

My own Top 5 (in no particular order)...


Captain Marvel
(a truly original look with an off-center/two-level cape, a waist sash, and you gotta give props for the double-breasted tunic!)


The Shadow and his alter-ego Lamont Cranston
(This film is one of the most underappreciated of the genre, and just plain beautiful to watch. I give Baldwin's BB-outfitted Lamont Cranston equal billing to his darker counterpart)


Green Lantern
(Beyond the clean, spare look of the costume (no capes!), GL has the added flexibility for artists that comes from being a member of the Green Lantern Corps. This allows for each member to adjust and reimagine a GL look for themselves... thus keeping the character well updated over the years)


Spider-Man
(The full-face mask makes Spider-Man one of the few heroes with a truly plausible secret identity, and the films enhanced the already-cool costume with 3-D webbing and a textured undersurface. OK...I'm willing to suspend disbelief that a teenager sewed it together in their bedroom. :p)


Iron Man
(Another member of the well-dressed-playboy-cum-hero community, Tony Stark's "throw a little hot-rod red in" fashion sense definitely carries over to his superhero persona)

So... just for fun now... who do you feel are among the best-dressed of comics/film heroes? Please be just to include pics to illustrate your choices for the uninitiated, and know that (if you must) a villain is just as valid as a hero for this conversation. :aportnoy:
 

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Although not the best dressed, can I make a nomination for "most improved dressed" superhero? You have to admit that getting an image makeover by a PR expert did wonders for Will Smith's "Hancock". Now if he can just master the part about coming in for a landing without tearing up the roadway or clipping buildings when he flies through the city. But then again he is the first wino superhero. :icon_smile_big:

Before PR makeover:
https://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hancockphotopreviewrk7.jpg

After:
https://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hancockphohotp1.jpg

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As a supplementary candidate...


The Lone Ranger
(Clayton Moore's version of the character opted for a well-fitted coordinated outfit perfectly complemented with black and silver. The guy sure knew how to accessorize... even carrying over to his horse. Also props for using his colors... even though it was a B/W program! :icon_smile_big:)
 

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Do alter egos count, or is it just the costumed version that we are talking about? If alter egos are included, then Bruce Wayne without a doubt. If we're tallking about just the costume, it's a lot harder... perhaps the Shadow...
 
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