Who said dressing up was just for kids? It’s fun to dress up and play the part of someone else for a while. It’s a chance for you to forget about your daily strife and take on a new role in life. People dress up for many reasons. They may be going to a fancy dress party or perhaps they’re dressing up for a holiday party such as Halloween. Others may be actors or actresses in some kind of production. Or it could be that they’re taking part in a hobby that’s picked up pace significantly over the past few years, called cosplay.
What is cosplay?
Cosplay is the name given to a hobby in which those taking part call themselves cosplayers. The name itself is a contraction of the two words “costume” and “play.” It involves people dressing up as certain characters, to interact with one another in a kind of subculture. The popular characters people to choose to dress up as include those from anime, comic books, video games, and cartoons. Cosplay originated in Japan and has been around since the 1980s. However, it was until the 1990s that it really became popular. Since then, thousands have taken to the world of cosplaying and consider it to be a big part of their lives.
Who is Spider-man?
Just in case there are any of you out there that don’t know who Spider-man is, let me give you a brief background about one of the favorite superhero costumes of the cosplay world. Spider-man is a fictional superhero that was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1962. The character behind Spider-man is a young man called Peter Parker.
In the comic, Peter is an orphan who is being raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents died in a car crash. The story is that he was just a normal boy until one day he was bitten by a radioactive spider. This gave Peter spider-related abilities and powers, hence the nickname Spider-man. The series is then about Peter/Spider-man battling with a number of different supervillains in order to protect the people.
What makes the Amazing Spider-man so popular among cosplayers?
While there are many different characters out there that cosplayers like to portray the Amazing Spider-man has always been a favorite among cosplayers. This is down to a number of reasons including:
- Humbleness: At the end of the day, Spider-man is just a normal (maybe slightly nerdy) guy who just happens to develop superpowers one day. He uses his powers for the greater good to help those he loves from nasty super villains such as Green Goblin, Jackal, and Venom.
- Neat abilities: His powers are the thing that makes Spider-man one of the best superheroes out there. Not only can he climb walls, but Spider-man also has enhanced senses, super strength, fast healing powers, and superhuman agility.
- Cool costume: And, of course, there’s the costume. I mean, who wouldn’t want to slap on a mask and some Lycra and parade around for the evening saving all those in need?
On that note, to give you a head start in getting your ultimate Spider-man cosplay costume in order, we’ve put together a few ideas for 2018 that are sure to get you noticed:
You will definitely look the part in no time at all with this ultimate Spider-man kit. Available in a range of different sizes, this kit comes complete with the jumpsuit, boots, mask, and gloves. It may be one of the higher priced costumes on the market, but it is new so is to be expected really. Overall, the quality is pretty good and is completely machine-washable.
If you have the money to spare and feel like splashing out, this costume may be just what you’re looking for. It’s an all-in-one spandex suit that literally covers the whole body. You can see through it, breather through it, and even drink through it. However, if you do want to show your face simply unzip the hood, and away you go. Available in four different sizes. Manufacturer recommends for ages 14 and up.
For a great Spider-man costume that shies away from the usual red and black costumes you see dotted around, why not check out the Wraith of East Black Venom version? It may be one of the higher priced costumes out there, but it’s worth every penny. You’ll stand out from the other Spideys with this ‘Marvel’ous creation. Available in a full range of sizes and suitable for both men and women, this really is a cool costume.
Not only do you get to look like Spider-man with this costume, but you get some free muscles too! This deluxe jumpsuit comes complete with a separate mask for easy removal and is available in a range of sizes. It’s averagely priced and well made. If you want to look like a buff Spider-man, now’s your chance!
For a top-quality Spider-man costume at an average price, check out this ReliCos Zentai Spider-man costume. It’s made of Lycra spandex meaning it feels really smooth to wear and hugs in all the right places. It comes in several different sizes and is pretty well made. Just be careful with the sizes as they tend to come up a little small in comparison to normal clothes—so order bigger to be safe.
Hopefully, by now, you will have found your ideal 2018 Spider-man cosplay costume. Or, at the very least, you will have got some ideas as to what you want. Spider-man is a great choice of costume for just about anyone. Because there are so many different variations and sizes available, you can be sure there’s something for you out there. So, what are you waiting for, Mr. Parker? Go get your special suit on!