Movie hero fancy dress ideas for 2013

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There have been plenty of heroes throughout the history of cinema. Some have powers which audiences can only dream of. Others are real-life heroes which have remarkable personality traits who everyone looks up to. In The Shawshank Redemption, the hero is Andy Dufresne who is an ex-banker that is wrongfully accused of killing his wife. Scores of people across the world like to dress as their cinematic heroes. Although The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, there have been many recent movies which are the inspiration for fancy dress movie costumes.


Although there have been many adaptations of the DC Comics superhero, a new version will be released in 2013. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Lawrence Fishburne and Kevin Costner, Man of Steel is different than Superman Returns which was released in 2006. For example, the costume which the Last Son of Krypton wears is unique. Instead of it being light blue, Henry Cavill’s Superman wears a dark blue suit. A Superman suit which is similar to what is in Man of Steel could be worn to a fancy dress party.


Having appeared in The Avengers and two standalone movies, one of which will be released in August 2013, Thor is a very popular character. Just like with Superman, Thor has a red cape but he has long hair and a hammer which only he can use. With designer stubble, Thor is an attractive character and men could dress as him.

Captain Kirk

JJ Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek franchise has been a success and a sequel was released in May 2013. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto, Captain James Tiberius Kirk is one of the most popular Star Trek characters. With his trademark yellow shirt and black trousers, Captain Kirk is an iconic character. Due to Chris Pine’s fantastic portrayal, Captain Kirk isn’t just associated with William Shatner. Fancy dress movie costumes such as this are very easy to recreate. However, it’s recommended that an entire outfit is bought from an online retailer that has many costumes.

Iron Man

The third instalment of Robert Downey Jnr’s depiction of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, appeared for a third time in 2013. His suit is available in several colours because it has various designs such as red and silver. Although a metallic suit can’t be bought, a replica plastic or fabric one could be purchased instead. If a couple are going to the same party as each other, a girlfriend or wife could dress as Tony Stark’s love interest – Pepper Potts.


A sequel to the 2010 film will be released in 2013. The costume which Hit-Girl wears is one which cannot be associated with any other superhero. Other characters in Kick-Ass are also equally popular, such as the title character. With an all-green suit, Kick-Ass is still a popular character not just with those who have watched the film but also read the comic books which it is based on.

As many other superhero films are due for release in 2014, such as Transformers 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there are bound to be further inspirations for fancy dress movie costumes.

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