For all my talk about ghosts and monsters–and, you know, skeletons–Halloween pretty much boils down to two things for most people: Costumes and Candy!
Yes, in a tradition dating back to ancient times when people would disguise themselves as monsters in order to scare ghosts out of their fun-sized Snickers bars, Spooktoberfest’s heart lies in celebrating the many rewards that we can earn through earnest, good-natured deception. And while candy doesn’t really translate well to an online venue like the ISB, the pure visual fun of costumes is tailor-made for something like this.
With that in mind, it’s my pleasure to take a break from the frights and sights to celebrate this year’s greatest costumes from the world of comics!
Let’s see, who do we have this year…
Bruce Wayne as
Miura Hayasaka as
Cardbo the Robot
Brainiac 5 and Sun Boy as
Prince Projectur and Saturn Lad
The Hulk as
Mechano, the Robot Clown
Princess Peach as
Yukari Tanizaki and Minamo Kurosawa as
The Mindless Ones as
Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Bucky Lasek, and Steve Caballero
Kraven the Hunter as
All great costumes, everybody! But it gives me great pleasure to present this year’s award for Best Costume to…
Let’s have a big hand for Empowered, everybody!
Of course, they can’t all be winners, so this year’s Worst Costume award goes, once again, to…
Man, Supes. I know you’re busy, but how about a little effort next year?
The costumes from this year’s contest can be found in DC’s Greatest Imaginary Stories, Yotsuba&! v.5, Azumanga Daioh v.4, Nextwave: I Kick Your Face, Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt and of course, Empowered v.2 among other places.
Why not join in and post YOUR favorite?