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11th Feb '16 2:24:39 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Given the number of {{differently powered individual}}s running around the world of ''Literature/{{Curveball}}'', it should be no surprise that quite a few use spandex for their costumes. But [[BoringButPractical body armor]] is a much more common choice.
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* Given the number of {{differently powered individual}}s running around the world of In ''Literature/{{Curveball}}'', it should be no surprise that quite the eponymous hero did have a few use spandex for their costumes. But costume when he was with [[SuperTeam The Gladiators]], but since he "retired," he does most of his crimefighting in a {{badass longcoat}}. [[spoiler:Jenny[=/=][[MyHeroZero Zero]]]] hasn't had time to put together a costume yet, and so makes do with some borrowed [[BoringButPractical body armor]] is a much more common choice.armor]].
11th Feb '16 1:51:49 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Martini, a psychic superhero whose costume is a pristine tuxedo, complete with tails, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. ** Stone, from the same setting, is a FlyingBrick whose costume wouldn't look out of place in a biker bar.
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* Martini, ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'': ** Martini is a psychic superhero whose costume is a pristine tuxedo, complete with tails, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. tails. ** Stone, from the same setting, Stone is a FlyingBrick whose costume wouldn't look out of place in a biker bar.

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* Martini, Given the number of {{differently powered individual}}s running around the world of ''Literature/{{Curveball}}'', it should be no surprise that quite a psychic superhero whose costume few use spandex for their costumes. But [[BoringButPractical body armor]] is a pristine tuxedo, complete with tails, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. ** Stone, from the same setting, is a FlyingBrick whose costume wouldn't look out of place in a biker bar.much more common choice.
29th Jan '16 1:09:37 PM LentilSandEater
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** {{Lampshaded}} and semi-straight in ''Film/XMen1'', which has the characters wearing dark-color body armor-suits. Wolverine (newly recruited) comments on the outlandishness of the outfits, to which Cyclops jokingly asks, "Would you prefer yellow spandex?" In reference to the early uniforms of the X-Men comic book (and main color of most of Wolverine's comic book outfits.)
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** {{Lampshaded}} and semi-straight in ''Film/XMen1'', which ''Film/XMen1'' *** Downplayed since the film has the characters wearing dark-color body armor-suits. armor-suits. *** Wolverine (newly recruited) comments on the outlandishness of the outfits, to which Cyclops jokingly asks, "Would you prefer yellow spandex?" In reference to the early uniforms of the X-Men comic book (and main color of most of Wolverine's comic book outfits.)
29th Jan '16 1:06:23 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', where you play as a crimefighter enhanced with nanomachines, which are magic powers and stat boosts. ** Tights don't go well with [[BadassLongcoat longcoats]] that play the same role in spy genre as tights play in the superhero genre.
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', where you play as a crimefighter enhanced with nanomachines, nanomachines which are magic give powers and stat boosts. ** Tights don't go well boosts. It wouldn't really fit in with [[BadassLongcoat longcoats]] that play the same role in spy genre as tights play in the superhero genre.genre, so you wear a longcoat and sunglasses (even at night!).
29th Jan '16 9:50:05 AM comicwriter
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* Marketing - Some creators may wish to avoid their characters being seen as superheroes in order to prevent incorrect expectations of the work.
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* Marketing - Some creators may wish to avoid their characters being seen as superheroes in order to prevent incorrect expectations of the work. The marketers may also want to play up the popularity of their lead actor or actress, [[MarqueeAlterEgo meaning that a face-covering mask is a big no-no]].
17th Jan '16 3:53:39 AM Doug86
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** WonderGirl follows Superboy's lead in the second season, wearing nothing more than a WonderWoman t-shirt and a pair of athletic pants.
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** WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl follows Superboy's lead in the second season, wearing nothing more than a WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman t-shirt and a pair of athletic pants.
1st Jan '16 7:16:09 PM nombretomado
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* Budget - Mostly affects TV shows rather than films. Most live-action shows have to work within very tight budgets, so it can be difficult to create a faithful translation of a comic outfit without it looking cheesey or low rent. The ''Film/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' pilot and the later seasons of ''{{Smallville}}'' are rather infamous for having comic-accurate but ''extremely'' cheesey looking costumes, for instance.
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* Budget - Mostly affects TV shows rather than films. Most live-action shows have to work within very tight budgets, so it can be difficult to create a faithful translation of a comic outfit without it looking cheesey or low rent. The ''Film/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' pilot and the later seasons of ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' are rather infamous for having comic-accurate but ''extremely'' cheesey looking costumes, for instance.
11th Dec '15 4:44:08 PM TheRichmaster
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-->'''Superboy''': No capes, no tights; no offence.
1st Dec '15 8:20:16 AM babyhenchy1
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* There are no costumes or tights of any sort in ''Series/JessicaJones'', which is set in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. However, this is justified since the three main superpowered characters featured in the show (Comicbook/JessicaJones, Comicbook/LukeCage, and the Purple Man) generally don't wear tights in the comics anymore either. There is one episode where Trish tries to get Jessica to wear a costume during a {{Flashback}}, but Jessica just mocks how silly and impractical it is.
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* There are no costumes or tights of any sort in ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', which is set in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. However, this is justified since the three main superpowered characters featured in the show (Comicbook/JessicaJones, Comicbook/LukeCage, and the Purple Man) generally don't wear tights in the comics anymore either. There is one episode where Trish tries to get Jessica to wear a costume during a {{Flashback}}, but Jessica just mocks how silly and impractical it is.
27th Nov '15 5:56:02 PM nombretomado
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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' ''does'' employ costumes, but large stretches of the film have Cap, Comicbook/BlackWidow, and ComicBook/TheFalcon operating in nothing but civvies. ScarlettJohansson has said this was a deliberate decision on the part of the directors, who wanted the movie to seem more "grounded" and serious than the average superhero film.
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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' ''does'' employ costumes, but large stretches of the film have Cap, Comicbook/BlackWidow, and ComicBook/TheFalcon operating in nothing but civvies. ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson has said this was a deliberate decision on the part of the directors, who wanted the movie to seem more "grounded" and serious than the average superhero film.
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