You know what they say. You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you’ve always dreamt of being a superhero, here are the costumes you’ll want to be seen in during 2019!
Of course, by far the biggest superhero event this year is the arrival of Avengers: Endgame in May. Many of these costume ideas are worn by characters from that film, but we don’t stop there! We’ve got more Marvel favourites, plus the best of DC too.
Want to see who makes the list? We’re ready when you are, but before we start, we might as well take a look at the trailer for Endgame, right?
All done? Good. Now let’s help you find a fabulous fancy dress outfit for your favourite character!
1. Iron Man
It feels like a lifetime ago that Robert Downey Jr first put on the famous Iron Man suit and set the MCU on its way.
While Endgame is likely to be taken quite literally in his case, we’re sure that many people will pay tribute to Tony Stark at parties, Comic-Cons and more this year! If you’re one of them, try these outfits for size!
2. Captain America
It’s no secret that this will be Chris Evans’ final outing as Captain America. Similar to Iron Man, these costumes are a great way to pay tribute to the contribution Cap has made to the MCU since he burst onto our screens in 2011.
He’ll probably save the day in Endgame as well. He’s Captain America, after all.
3. Black Widow
Black Widow is another of the Avengers who’s been around almost from the start. She hasn’t been given her own movie yet, but maybe that’s a discussion for a different blog!
Instead, let’s focus on these excellent fancy dress outfits, which will quickly and easily transform you into one of the Avengers’ most dangerous members.
4. The Hulk
Dressing as The Hulk isn’t always easy. After all, he’s a) massive and b) bright green.
If your little one loves Bruce Banner, we’ve got this nice and easy Hulk outfit for kids, too.
Thor lost his brother and his best mate during Infinity War. If that wasn’t bad enough, Thanos went and used the Infinity Stones to cheat death just when the God of Thunder had the upper hand.
In other words, he’s not very happy. On the other hand, you’ll be delighted when you see these excellent Thor outfits, which will look mightily impressive at any fancy dress party!
6. Black Panther
Arguably the MCU’s biggest new hit of 2018, Black Panther is an important addition to The Avengers’ cause, and indeed to superhero movies in general.
As you’d expect, one of the outcomes of Black Panther’s popularity is that partygoers of all ages are loving these new fancy dress costumes!
As the credits for Infinity War rolled, many fans were asking the same question. Where’s Ant-Man?
While 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp answered most of those questions, the ending seemed to leave our miniature hero in a spot of bother. Then all of a sudden, up he pops in the Endgame trailer, knocking on the Avengers’ front door.
It looks like he could have a big part to play in stopping Thanos, so you might want to invest in this costume!
Let’s face it, it’s unlikely that Thanos will enjoy 2019 as much as he enjoyed 2018.
As well as getting involved in some serious space mischief in Infinity War, Tom Holland’s Spidey will also return in 2019 for the second of his own film trilogy.
Spider-Man: Far From Home reportedly begins just moments after the Endgame action concludes, with the teenage web-slinger set to take on Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio.
With two films on the go, you can be sure these Spider-Man costumes are going to be pretty popular this year!
10. Star Lord
As any Guardians fan will know all too well, the controversy around the firing of director James Gunn means a much-anticipated third film may never see the light of day.
While we wait for developments there, at least we get to see what happens to the gang in the battle against Thanos.
Peter Quill and co. may have mostly turned to dust at the end of Infinity War, but we’d all be surprised if that remained the case. If your little one loves Star Lord, chances are they’ll enjoy this impressive costume, too!
11. Rocket Raccoon
One Guardian who did escape a dusty fate in Infinity War was little wisecracking Rocket. As he’s so small, he’s a great fancy dress outfit for kids!
You. Are. Groot. Well, your little one will be when they put on this cool costume, featuring everyone’s favourite talking tree in grumpy teen mode.
Since his debut in 2016, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool has emerged as one of the most popular Marvel superheroes. Of course, he’s not currently part of the wider MCU, but the rumour mill has been spinning for a while and 2019 could be the year it’s finally confirmed.
In the meantime, we had Once Upon a Deadpool to enjoy in December, which is enough of a treat to keep us going for the time being.
When Netflix cancelled Iron Fist, no one was really surprised. Let’s face it, it was rubbish. When they did the same to Luke Cage, it was a little more shocking.
We never thought they’d come for Daredevil, but that’s exactly what they did in November 2018. Worse still, The Man Without Fear can’t appear in any non-Netflix media for at least two years, so we won’t be seeing him in 2019.
However, Netflix did mysteriously say that Daredevil, “will live on in future projects for Marvel”, and this outfit can help you throw your support behind that idea.
DC’s Justice League might be on ice for now, but one member who has managed to get their own film is Aquaman.
Jason Momoa’s underwater hero hit cinemas in December 2018, and we’re sure the buzz from his first solo big–screen outing will continue well into 2019.
16. The Joker
The Joker has been played many times on film, and our collection of fancy dress outfits spans them all. However, in October it’ll all be about the seventh actor to take on the role, as Joaquin Phoenix stars in the intriguing Joker.
As you can see from director Todd Phillips’ Instagram, this looks set to be a very different take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Luckily, we think we’ve got a Joker costume that matches Phoenix’s unique look.
17. Harley Quinn
It might well be a couple of years since Suicide Squad, but Harley Quinn remains the biggest character to come out of that film. So much so, Margot Robbie has even managed to convince the studio to make Harley the star of her very own feature, Birds of Prey.
It’s not set to hit cinemas until 2020, but you can bet that 2019 will see plenty of gossip, trailers and behind the scenes footage of this intriguing story.
18. The Flash
While The Flash was one of the high points of Justice League, it’s more likely that fans are on board with the character from the excellent TV series.
Series 5 concludes in 2019, while it’s entirely possible we could see the start of Series 6 too. Good thing we’ve got a decent range of Flash fancy dress to choose from, then!
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