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Superman Costume for Men
He is the Man of Steel
For this year's Halloween my other half opted for Superman costume for men. It was my idea, actually. I like men in tights. Who doesn't? If they have super powers, even better.
So what is necessary to transform slightly clumsy reporter into the major concern of every criminal mind in the world? At first sight the process is surprisingly easy. Just few clothes of the right colors and full reservoir of solar power in his muscles (a cop of strong tea in our case will do the trick) and he is ready to go.
But the devil is in the details...
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Who is the World's finest?
Who is the World's finest?
Superman's clothes are his signature. Red and blue certainly helped to make him American icon. But when I introduced blue tights to my boyfriend he ran away as I would have attacked him with a box full of Kryptonite.
We had to watch full first season of the series with George Reeves before he finally decided to give it a try.
Adventures of Superman: The Complete First Season
First comic with the 'man of steel' in leading role was published in 1938, just on the edge of World War 2.
His values inevitably became the values of USA and the free world. When Superman first appeared on television in 1952, situation in the world was different, but not too different. It seems time is always right for super criminals.
In this classic we can enjoy in George Reeves portrait of the title character. Reeves is still the favorite Superman of many. Big part of his popularity belongs to his alter ego Clark Kent, gentle guy with a big secret. And there is also Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane who was later replaced with Noel Neill.
With Superman and the Mole Men included this set is a must see for all the fans!
Back to the changing room
Oh, boy, those tights were really tight...
After a while he got used to the costume and somehow he melted with a character. I bet the big S transferred some kind of supernatural powers to him, so I have a ground to believe Superman costume for men can actually change an average Joe in a species of its own.
Men of Steel costume
I tried to make a photo of him, if nothing else, to mock him in front of his friends, but he is still reluctant to make few poses for me, so we'll have to be satisfied with this body double instead...
The result we got at our home was quite similar. Just add few pounds here and there and take some hair off (o.k., most of the hair, but aerodynamic hairstyle only improves his flying abilities) and you'll have a picture.
This costume looks great doesn't it?
In case of rainy weather (or hurt ego), there is always a chance to make a difference with a right wig...
Did you know?
The most famous Superman's quote is probably: "Truth, justica and the American way!" The catchphrase started only with truth and justice and was completed when United States entered the World War 2.
What about me?
The role of Lois Lane could suit me fine. I could easily identify with Lana Lang too. I am still undecided. Maybe I should find a Wonder Woman costume for this occasion? I even played with an idea to be Lex Luthor for this special evening!
The possibilities are endless. Knowing his taste I am pretty sure a Cat Woman would be a sure winner. This kind of pair can save the world anytime, anyplace.
Let's start the party!