Perhaps the most common type of outfit in superhero stories. Heroes and villains wearing full body suits of spandex, nylon, or some other fabric (even Phlebotinum
). This was because early superhero outfits were based on the outfits worn by people in the circus, including the bright colors that made them visually distinctive, and it stuck as a tradition, even as the days of the circus waned. Being easier to draw likely didn't hurt either.
Its prevalence is why Not Wearing Tights
is named so, no matter what outfit the heroes would be wearing otherwise.
It's so common that even with the Nineties Anti-Hero
, tights would still be common, especially since they can allow for a Form-Fitting Wardrobe
Also, adaptations will have to worry about Spandex, Latex, or Leather
, as the materials for the tights are often vague.
Often paired with Superheroes Wear Capes
, Cool Mask
, Underwear of Power
Compare Spy Catsuit
, Leotard of Power
, Mini Dress Of Power
, Coat, Hat, Mask
, Painted-On Pants
, Sensual Spandex
This is so common it would be easier to list superheroes that don't wear tights, but even those would be covered by other tropes. So instead examples should be on work pages.