While not all of these movies are solid gold classics on the whole - though many of them actually are - each at least understood how important the visual essence of their most iconic characters were and delivered accordingly.
From panel-perfect translations from the comics to clever, slick re-designs for contemporary audiences, these 15 costumes elevated the movies they appeared in by empowering the actors involved and ensuring they looked every bit the statuesque hero or villain they were portraying.
Though the Oscars sadly never really recognises superhero costumes, the meticulous care and love that went into these suits is nothing if not awards-worthy.
Everyone's got their own personal favourites, of course, but factoring in accuracy to the source material, smart functionality and straight-up aesthetic appeal, these are the superhero movie costumes to beat...
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