Iron Man Halloween Costume
Iron Man is one superhero that people just can’t help but love. Dressing up as Iron Man in a party is definitely a great idea, because the character has reached an iconic status not just in the comic books but also in pop culture. In the past decade, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man has appeared in so many certified blockbuster hits, including 3 Iron Man movies, 2 Avengers movies, and even in Captain America: Civil War.
Stripped of all the technology that he himself created to aid him in his fighting, much of Iron Man’s charm can be attributed to Tony Stark, the man behind the armor. An American billionaire who’s often portrayed as a charismatic playboy and business magnate, Tony Stark’s charm is enough to make the ladies swoon.
However, it is his incredible talent and abilities as engineer that have allowed him to create countless technological devices and weapons to help combat terrorism and crime. The most famous of this is of course his powered suit (eventually, suits) of armor that he first created to save his life.
Most Popular Costume Variations
Iron Man’s suit of armor has had many incarnations, which gives you many Halloween costume options choose from:
- Mark 43
Based on Iron Man’s suit from Avengers: Age of Ultron, this 100% polyester jumpsuit also comes with a polyfoam armor in the chest and the shoulders as well as the mask. The jumpsuit is 62” in length but comes in 2 sizes: ST (48”-50” chest) and XL (50”-52” chest).
- Mark 6
You can’t get any more Iron Man authentic than this jumpsuit, which comes with enclosed hands and shoe covers as well as a two-piece helmet. You also get shoulder pieces and a chest piece to make you look really legit, but what’s even more amazing is the chest piece has a lighted arc reactor. This comes in XL, with a length of 64” and a chest of 46”.
- Civil War
You can also go for the suit of armor that Iron Man wore in Captain America: Civil War, where he goes against Captain America and all those on his side. This outfit includes a muscle chest jumpsuit, a mask, and boot tops.
Even the ladies can channel their inner Iron Man and don the iconic red and gold with suits of armor that are tailored specifically for women:
- Glossy Hot Metal Superhero
This two-piece ensemble is 85% nylon and 15% spandex, so it’s stretchable and glossy. The top part has a cutout at the center of the chest to maximize the costume’s feminine appeal, but it’s also padded for the muscle effect. The pants have an elastic waistband as well as leg padding. Sizes include Small (28” chest), Medium (30” chest), and Large (33” chest).
This XL bodysuit (39”-44” chest) is a costume possibility for plus size women. It’s made with stretchable material that hugs your figure in all the right places, and has none of the heavy armor that makes the costume even bulkier.
- Iron Man Apron
You can also choose not limit yourself to jumpsuits and full-bodied armors and be a little more creative, such as donning this Iron Man apron.
For the kids, Iron Man’s armor has different incarnations as well but the available sizes are Small (4-6), Medium (8-10) and Large (12-14):
- Civil War
The latest version of Iron Man’s suit is from Captain America: Civil War, and this costume comes with print graphic with all the armor details specific to the movie. The fiberfill padding will also give your kid Iron Man’s signature muscular look.
- Hulk Buster
Avengers: Age of Ultron featured a version of Iron Man’s armor that can only be described as the Hulk Buster, given that it’s what he used to go head-to-head with The Hulk.
- Classic Iron Man
The classic red and gold of Iron Man’s popular suit of armor is definitely something that all will recognize as soon as your child walks into the room.
Official Costume Accessories
Some Iron Man costumes come in a full set with all the essential accessories, but there are some that wouldn’t. It’s best to check if your outfit is complete so you can channel the character properly. Otherwise, you can make use of the following accessories:
You can of course go as fully-armored Iron Man, but the mask is one of the most iconic parts of Iron Man’s outfit. Even donning the mask alone can already make you recognizable. This is available for adults and even for kids.
Whether you’re an adult or a kid, complete your look with these polyester gloves. Where else would you shoot those repulse beams from?
Most costumes will come with a boot top so you’ll need your own boots to complete the look. Boots come in adult and kid sizes.
Why You Should Dress Up as Iron Man
Channeling your inner Iron Man is something you can do whether you’re a man, a woman, or a child. What makes Iron Man appeal to many is that he’s not an invincible superhero born with special powers per se. He’s just a regular guy who happens to have a lot of money and a lot of talent, and he put all of this to good use. His abilities are therefore remarkably of his own creation. Ironman is not invincible, he is flawed, and he is sometimes arrogant to a fault, but at the end of the day he is fiercely loyal to his loved ones and committed to do his duty to protect mankind.
Ironman is a billionaire named Tony Stark. His adviser and long time friend wanted him dead so he could run the weapons manufacturing business by himself. Stark was injured when the armored vehicle he was riding in was bombed by rebels (kidnappers) but a scientist saved his life. He eventually escaped by creating a suit with superpowers and from then on, he vowed to become everyone’s hero.