Once upon a time comic books, publishers, and movie studios only thought of superheroes as being broad-chested men with a chiseled jaw line. With all due respect to Miss Fury, the idea of a female superhero wasn’t really taken seriously until DC took a chance on Wonder Woman in the early 1940s.
Suddenly the world woke up to the fact that superheroes can indeed be women, they can indeed be sexy, and they sure do a much better job of turning heads than some guy wearing spandex and padding in all the wrong places.
Today superheroes have moved beyond the pages of comic books to movies, TV shows, and pop culture icon status. This leaves the ladies of today with a lot of hot female superheroes to consider for Halloween, cosplay events, and more.
If we’re going to start this list off right, then we need to start with the first major female superhero. Her 1940’s comic book iteration and the 1980s TV show deserve their own level of courage and respect, but the recent DC movies like Wonder Woman and the Justice League with Gal Gadot have given Princess Diana a whole new level of sex appeal for 21st Century cosplay.
Of course, Wonder Woman isn’t just standalone sexy. She is a force in her own right. She reminds women that you can indeed be powerful, intelligent, compassionate, and passionate. All without having to give up the sexy edge that makes you, you.
There are Wonder Woman costumes to fit just about any budget. Though the ones that use some sort of corset, or sculpted bodice tend to be the most popular. You can add on accessories like the lariat, shield, and sword to suit your costume style or the cosplay event.
The Black Widow
The new Marvel Cinematic Universe has made Natasha Romanova a household name. You see her showing off the perfect blend of power, cunning, and sex appeal in movies like Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The classic black widow costume typically consists of a black body suit that is designed to show off your curves in all the right ways. Some can even introduce a corset to accentuate your natural gifts. Recently, shows like Hawkeye on Disney+ have also introduced us to a white version of her costume which is beautifully accented and will definitely stand out in exotic lighting conditions.
The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch has sort of danced back and forth between the X-Men universe and most recently the MCU. Whether you’re a fan of Wanda Vision or the most recent Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Her powers are as astounding as her sex appeal and that’s probably part of what makes her one of the more popular female superhero costumes for women who want to look sexy at cons, watch parties, and Halloween events.
A lot of Scarlet Witch costumes are form-fitting, and she’s so popular that high-end costume makers are happy to offer them in a staggering array of sizes. The versions with a removable cloak come in handy if you’re going to wear it out on a cold Halloween night. Once indoors, you can shed the cloak to show a little more skin if you want to.
Amora The Enchantress
Amora the Enchantress is an Asgardian who made her name be known in her nearly deadly obsession with Thor. While a lot of her history is played out on the pages of comic books, she still remains one of those characters that a lot of comic book men yearn for. So, when you’re dressed as her on Halloween or at a popular con, you’re sure to turn more than a few heads.
Elektra is one of those female Marvel superheroes who hasn’t gotten a lot of screentime in the current iteration of the MCU. Though a lot of women remember Jennifer Garner’s performance of Elektra, who showed that a woman can be powerful and sexy at the same time. Whether she’s holding a pair of sai or not.
Elektra costumes can vary wildly in just how much skin they show. Some are skimpy, whereas others will actually keep you from getting hypothermia on Halloween night. This lets you choose the type of costume you want for your body type and the party you’ve got your eye on.
Black Cat was originally meant to mimic DC Comics’ Selina Kyle. Though over time Felicia Hardy gradually carved out her own niche to the point that even Spider-Man himself falls head over heels for Felicia Hardy with curious feelings he has yet to understand. It’s exactly the sort of thing that foils his burgeoning relationship with Mary Jane. You might notice the same effect when you step foot at a Halloween costume party in one of her skin-tight, curvaceous costumes.
Mary Jane Watson
Technically Mary Jane Watson isn’t a jumping-over buildings in a single bound or battling the bad guys sort of superhero. Yet she was the first and is perhaps still the sexiest ginger character in all of the comic book lore. She’s got girl-next-door sex appeal, and even if you don’t have natural ginger hair, you can easily find a high-quality wig that is. Then the rest of the costume is easy enough to pull off. A perfect pairing for showing up at a Halloween party or a con with someone who’s dressed up as Spiderman.
Supergirl or Powergirl
Of course, the DC franchise has its own fair share of sexy female superheroes to contend with. Not the least of which is Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El. Recently she’s best known for the CW TV series where we see her deal with the challenges of being a woman in the working world and a superhero who is driven to make a difference.
Supergirl and more mature Powergirl costumes are available in a staggering array of sizes and shapes. Some have a bodice with a corset integrated into them, while others are tastefully sculpted spandex. The cape comes part and parcel for completing the look.
Though the accessory that you really want to take the most time considering might just be the boots or leggings. Some Supergirl costumes come with red thigh-high boots and golden trim. Others let you pair your own shoes with leggings and just a seductive hint of a garter belt.
Aquaman’s wife is one of those superheroes who might have started out in comic book lore in the shadow or the wake of another superhero. Yet over the years, Mera has grown to become an increasingly popular female superhero in comics and on the big screen.
When Amber Heard took on the role in Aquaman she added an undeniable sex appeal that lingers despite any legal concerns to the contrary. Best of all, there are tons of high-quality Mera costumes out there. Some of the better ones are form-sculpting made from spandex blends and polyester to show off your natural cures, as well as the Atlantean might of Mera.
Batwoman takes the idea of Batgirl in a new direction. Her tale is set in Gotham City and retraces Robin’s original journey from Wayne Manor to Arkham Asylum. She steps in for Batman after Bruce Wayne’s character dies. It’s an exciting and enticing refresh of Gotham’s vigilante scene by a woman who is a force on herself.
Batwoman and Batgirl costumes are a little bit interchangeable. That means you can find a lot of hot color schemes in textured or printed spandex. You can choose the classic blue and gold, or if you’re more daring the black and red ensemble threatens to light any costume party on fire with sex appeal.
The MCU introduced us to Carol Danvers and Brie Larson’s portrayal lit the world on fire. She had her own standalone movie and then sort of disappeared from screen time for a few movies. Then she showed up just in time to defeat Thanos in End Game. Since then, we’ve been left to wonder what this intergalactic sex icon has been up to. While the MCU remains silent, you can certainly add to the story with one of the many sexy Captain Marvel costumes out there.
A lot of Captain Marvel costumes offer nearly full body coverage, which comes in handy if you want to dress as her on Halloween night or the local weather at the con isn’t friendly. Single body suits do a good job of showing off your natural curves. Though a two-piece costume will certainly move with you better when you stride into a room to turn heads.
Cat Woman has ridden the line between superhero and supervillain for decades. One thing is for sure, she has a thing for Batman and he has a thing for her. If they could just get on the same page with this whole vigilante thing, she could earn even more screen time. Still, there’s nothing like a feminine feline strutting her stuff in an elegant black bodysuit and a tastefully simple eye mask.
Most Cat Woman costumes are full-length bodysuits that use a spandex base as the primary fabric. This gives them the ability to sculpt your curves. The biggest thing to truly help a Cat Woman costume stand out from the rest of the crowd is the accessories. You’d be amazed was a sexy eye mask and a glittering gold utility belt can do. Better yet the utility belt actually has some functional pouches to hold things like keys and debit cards! The iconic whip that replicates a cat’s seductively swishing tail is entirely up to you.
Lara Croft first caught the attention of gamers back in the 1990s with her skimpy outfits, impressive climbing ability, and a pair of big guns. In those days, there weren’t a lot of women who took notice. Then the Tomb Raider movies came out featuring Angelina Jolie and later Alicia Vikander and women everywhere understood what gamer guys had been on about. She’s uber-sexy, cunning as a cat, and a force to be reckoned with wherever her adventures take her.
The classic Lara Croft costume rides the line between a costume you can pull off on your own with some slightly altered thrift store clothes. Though it is much easier to find a costume online that’s perfectly your size, with all the right accessories in all the right places. Just make sure it comes with the iconic garter belt holsters.
The Invisible Woman
The invisible woman doesn’t get as much screen time as a lot of people hoped, largely because she spends half the time being invisible! Still, when Susan Storm does make an appearance it truly turns heads in every room. Especially, the Jessica Alba iteration of the Fantastic Four.
There are a lot of different versions of the Invisible Woman out there in the custom industry universe. Though most of them rely on a full-length body suit with a spandex polyester blend. This gives you comfort and form-fitting in one vibrant costume. Then it’s just a matter of paying attention to the graphics you want, with screen-printed graphics having more wherewithal than sublimation printed.
A fan favorite in the comics as well as the movies Rogue is a mutant with many associations. Though her close ties to Wolverine and Gambit keep her always in the action. Her ability to absorb the powers of other mutants also gives her a lot of impressive versatility, which is something that a modern-day multitasking woman will appreciate.
You might be surprised to hear that there are a lot of different Rogue costumes to consider. Especially after the X-Men timeline got retconned. If you like the original iteration of Rogue from the early X-men movies, some great dark and brooding teenager versions are resembling Anna Paquin’s portrayal. Though there are also a bunch of bright yellow and green jumpsuits that are really taking off and are sure to let you stand out on any ground. Especially if there’s some exotic house lighting.
The X-Men Universe is loaded with mutants of every kind, who are ready to chill your blood and warm your loins. Though few of the femme Fatales glisten with as much sex appeal as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club. She’s sexy in her own way and takes on a little bit of a school-boy fantasy when she temporarily takes on the role of the Headmistress of Xaiver’s academy.
Originally she was more of a female villain, but the evolution of the X-Men Universe has turned Mystique into a true female hero whose conscience drives her to change her alliances. It’s an understandable transformation, and there’s no denying that her body suit is as elegant as it is sexy. The perfect excuse to show off your natural curves. Though more than a fair amount of body paint might be required.
Storm is the original clear-cut, exotic female superhero from the X-Men comics and movies. Her role has evolved over the years like a maelstrom. Of course, her ability to toss lightning about with the greatest of ease is just one part of what makes her so elegantly sexy. Halle Berry took hold of the original role giving Storm a new level of sex appeal that can’t be denied. Though her future iterations when X-Men got retconned have kept her as sexy, and cool as ever.
When it comes to Storm costumes, there are a lot of different options out there from different eras of the X-Men Universe. So, choose wisely, to find the one that is the best fit for how you want the winds to howl on your evening.
Psylocke is one of the second-tier X-men who spends a lot of her history on the printed pages of the comics. Then when X-men got retconned, she jumped off the page with the kind of three-dimensional sexiness of Oliva Munn’s performance. Fans were quick to respond to Psyelock’s popularity as were a lot of high-end costume makers.
One of the great things about Psyelock costumes is that you can find them for just about any type of figure. The best ones tend to have adjustable hook & loop Velcro closures on the body panels. They let you adjust the Psyelock costume specifically to your figure and comfort.