Who is your superhero? Superman? Batman? Captain America? iron Man? Ace and Gary? Or Someone else? Can you create your own super hero? In the ancient times, there were heroes with extraordinary or supernatural powers or abilities.
There are tales of Hercules, Perseus and Gilgamesh. Medieval folklore has Robin Hood, Beowulf and the knights of King Arthur's Round Table. These heroes always battled against the forces of evil. Like monsters or criminal humans, or corrupt forces of nature.
These superheros characters were originally created by comic book writers in 19th-century. These were sensational serial stories printed on cheap paper and sold very cheap and easily became popular the common person could not afford and wasn't much interested in the literary novels of the day. In the other hand, Penny dreadfuls and the "dime novels" that followed them had clear-cut good-vs.-evil themes. And they weren't short on action or melodrama, either! By the early 20th century, they had created more enduring characters such as Tarzan and Zorro in "pulp" fiction. The pulp fiction was inexpensive because it was printed on cheap paper. The superhero trend has continued since then. The first of the modern superheroes was Superman, who launched the Golden Age of Comics in 1938.
Superman soon had lots of company, and lots of competition! All superheroes have some type of extraordinary power or ability. Their "super power" can be something they're born with eg: Superman, Wonder Woman, Thor. Or, it can be the result of an accident or mutation as was the case of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Wolverine. Or, it can be simply a skill they have learned, honed and perfected beyond the average like Batman or Hawkeye. They all have one thing in common ie strong moral code and a motivation to rid the world of some menace.
Some superheroes have a secret identity, and wear a costume or uniform to help conceal that identity. The costume usually has a logo or symbol as part of its design. Sometimes the costume/uniform incorporates special equipment, tools or technology. Some examples are: Iron Man's armor suit, Captain America's vibranium shield or Spider-Man's web-shooters.
Now, who do you want to be? If you have a particular favorite character, chances are that we have a costume for him/her. We carry products made by all major costume manufacturers. We have officially licensed costumes for most of the major DC and Marvel Comics characters. We have also independent or spoof characters.
If you want to create your own superhero, we can help you do that, too. We have generic costumes and accessories which you can mix and match in any way you want. Sky is the limit for your imagination!
For couples, families or groups of friends, we have many options too! Browse through these pages and see what you can discover!